Heists

crime

The Definitive Breakdown of Robbers Being Chased Away by Sword-Wielding Owners

Welcome to the perfect 45-second action movie.
Mack Lamoureux
11.23.18
Heists

Suspected Icelandic Mastermind of $2M Bitcoin Heist Escaped Prison and Fled the Country

A series of thefts dubbed the "big Bitcoin heist" took a surprising turn when Sindri Thor Stefansson fled the country on a plane reportedly carrying the prime minister.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.19.18
Heists

Watch Us Steal Cool Spaceships in 'Heat Signature'

The new stealth action game by Tom Francis and Suspicious Developments is out today, and we're playing it!
Austin Walker
9.21.17
crime

The Four Most Infamous Heists of All Time

On the surveillance tapes, it looks like they’re having fun. Two attractive young women smiling and laughing behind oversized sunglasses, they could easily be buying cigarettes or gum.
James Borrowdale
8.9.17
dogs named pickles

​Nazis, Thieves, and a Dog Named Pickles: The Unsolved Mystery of the First World Cup Trophy

In 1930, FIFA President Jules Rimet commissioned a trophy for the first World Cup. Since then it has been stolen, hidden, hunted, and lost. If it even still exists.
Keph Senett
8.19.16
YouTube

Robbery Stunt Lands YouTube Pranksters in Jail

When the path to internet fame goes awry.
Emiko Jozuka
5.17.16
VICE vs Video games

Grace Under Pressure: On the Thrilling Heist Mechanics of ‘The Swindle’

Size Five's summertime heist-sim has me recalling Robert De Niro's criminal code in "Heat"—be capable of dropping everything, or die.
Carolyn Petit
10.5.15
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Grace Under Pressure: On the Thrilling Heist Mechanics of ‘The Swindle’

Size Five's summertime heist-sim has me recalling Robert De Niro's criminal code in Heat—drop everything, or die.
Carolyn Petit
10.4.15
Art

How to Celebrate Being Robbed 25 Years Ago

The biggest unsolved art heist in history is being commemorated by a website.
Ben Richmond
3.17.15
tech

The 'Hacking' Involved in Stealing Celebrity Nude Photos Isn't Even Impressive

I talked to former hacker and leading internet security blogger Nik Cubrilovic about the process of stealing celebrity nudes, and to hear him tell it, the hacking skills required are pretty remedial.
Mike Pearl
9.23.14
News

How Greek Cops Go After the Slickest Gang of Jewel Thieves in the World

We spoke to the deputy who led investigations that led to the capture of some of the notorious Pink Panthers.
Lefteris Bidelas and Maria Psara
5.13.14
Motherboard Blog

Some Guy Stole a Record Amount of Jewels from the 'To Catch A Thief' Hotel

Was it life imitating art? "It could not have been more daring," say police.
Ben Richmond
7.29.13