How High-Stakes Heists Are Pulled Off With Low-Tech Schemes

Created by Ben Stinson 05 Sep 2014 @ 10:00
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While online data breaches and other high-tech crimes generate big headlines, old-fashioned smash and grab theft still plays a major part in even the highest profile cases.

Sandia National Laboratories recently released a hefty report (attached) that examined 23 of the world's most infamous thefts and came away with some surprising conclusions. The executive summary and conclusion sections paint the picture well, as does the following overview by Bloomberg:

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The "Pink Panthers" are examples of well organized and meticulously planned "smash and grab" robberies.