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Every criminal wants to avoid being caught. Nevertheless, the history of forensic science knows several cases of crimes that can be called ideal.
Robbery of a jewelry store in Des Westens (Germany). This crime can hardly be called ideal in terms of both organization and conduct. However, the bandits were incredibly lucky. It all happened on February 25, 2009. Three robbers used a rope ladder to enter a jewelry store located in the second largest shopping center in Europe, Des Westens. At first everything went like clockwork. The thieves managed to escape from the crime scene along with jewelry worth 5 million euros. Only one intruder left his glove in the store. With her help, the experts were able to determine the robber's DNA. It would seem that this is the end of the story. It remains only to detain a very specific person and his partners. However, life presented the police with an unpleasant surprise - the evidence belonged to one of the two twin brothers. German justice was not surprisingly honest and decent. As a result, the detained brothers Hassan and Abbas were released, despite the fact that one of them had definitely participated in the high-profile robbery. After all, although the police identified the criminal's DNA, it turned out to be impossible to determine who it belongs to. The brothers turned out to be identical twins, whose DNA is almost identical. But the laws of the country state that each violator must be convicted individually for his offense. Who was the third criminal remains a mystery.
The only unsolved crime in US aviation history. Aviation crimes are solved quite simply. After all, sooner or later terrorists have to land a plane, where the police are waiting for them on the ground. The passenger list is known, so the identity of the culprit is determined quickly. The hijacking of the plane and the demand for ransom do not ultimately go unpunished. However, the authorities have not been able to solve one crime in the history of US aviation. It happened on November 24, 1971. At the airport in Portland, Oregon, a certain Dan Cooper boarded a flight to Seattle. He was wearing a long cloak, and his face was hidden under dark glasses. In the hands of the passenger was a briefcase. Mr. Cooper took a seat in the back of the cabin. So he lit a cigarette, ordered whiskey and called the stewardess to him. Cooper gave her a note stating that he had a bomb in his briefcase. The offender demanded that he be paid 200 thousand dollars and provided with 4 working parachutes. Only in this way did he guarantee the safety of the lives of all aircraft passengers. At the Seattle airport, the authorities provided the terrorist with what he wanted. After receiving the ransom, Cooper released the passengers and ordered the pilot to fly to Mexico. But when the plane crossed the mountainous area northwest of Portland, the criminal put on a parachute and jumped overboard. Nobody knew what happened to the robber. In 1980, in the places where Cooper was supposed to land, a bundle of banknotes in the amount of 6 thousand dollars was found with serial numbers from his batch. This may indicate that the robber died in the fall, and that he skillfully covered his tracks.
Boston robbery. This robbery happened on holidays and also remained unsolved. On March 18, 1990, on St. Patrick's Day, police arrived at the door of the art museum. They told the watchman that they had received a message that robbers were inside the building. The trusting watchman opened the doors and immediately found himself in handcuffs. The "policemen" were disguised criminals who decided to rob the museum in this form. The guard was ordered to call his partner, who was also shackled. Within a few minutes the robbers left the museum, and they took 13 of the most expensive paintings with them. Among them were the masterpieces of Rembrandt, Degas and Vermeer. More than 12 years have passed since then, and none of the criminals has been detained. And on the "black" market, works of art have not surfaced anywhere.
Robbery in Japanese. On December 10, 1968, in Tokyo, a bank cash-in-transit vehicle was carrying 300 million yen. This corresponded approximately to 817 thousand dollars. Suddenly a police motorcycle began to chase the car. The officer of the law said that a bomb was installed on the car. I must say that the bank had already received such threats before, so the information did not seem strange. The car stopped, the passengers left the salon. The policeman bent down to check the bottom for explosives. Suddenly there was a bright flash of fire. The collectors rushed headlong into cover to hide from the explosion. Meanwhile, the "policeman" calmly sat behind the wheel of a car full of money and calmly left the scene. Of course, it later turned out that the servant of the law was a fake. Who turned out to be that resourceful criminal remains a mystery. In 1975, the deadline for this case expired, and in 1988 all civil obligations on it were canceled. The plan turned out to be so simple and perfect that it suits the role of a Hollywood detective script.
The kidnapping of the largest diamond. People try to protect jewelry by installing a variety of technical means. But even closed vaults with a perfect lock, which involves 100 million combinations, thermal sensors and radars may not stop criminals. So, on February 15, 2003, the bandits entered a protected place and robbed 123 deposit boxes out of the 160 available. The rest were not touched only because the robbers simply could not take more precious stones. Some diamonds were even left thrown on the floor, which was discovered in the morning by bank employees. The police suggested that at least 4 people were involved in the theft. Over time, part of the gang, including its leader, were found and put behind bars. It turned out that this robbery was planned for a long time, for several years. And a team of thieves through negligence gave themselves away - one of them left his traces in the vault. It turned out that it was a trader from the same center. Another robber, along with a bag near the place of theft, threw out his half-eaten sandwich. This allowed the police to identify the robber's DNA. Only now, despite the capture of the thieves, the diamonds were never found.
Robbery of the First National Bank in Chicago. Among the ideal crimes there are those that seem to have been invented by some magician. Even David Copperfield would have envied the bandits' fantasy. Friday, October 7, 1977 was the day a clerk at the First National Bank in Chicago deposited $ 4 million in a locked vault. The next working day happened on Tuesday. The bankers were amazed when a million dollars were missing in the vault. Somehow mysteriously, 36 kilograms of money disappeared from there, the bills of 50 and 100 dollars seemed to vanish into thin air. The police were never able to identify the robber. After 4 years, part of the stolen money in the amount of $ 2300 was found when drug dealers were caught, while the rest of the bills remained in circulation.
Cool ladies. Plunder seems to some to be so romantic that even women are engaged in it. On December 4, 2008, three women entered one of the famous jewelry salons in Paris. Inside, the visitor took out pistols and a grenade and began to rob. In just 15 minutes, the tough ladies managed to take away $ 108 million worth of diamonds, emeralds and rubies. As it turned out, cunning criminals disguised themselves as women, whose identity was never established. The investigation only came to the version that this case was carried out by the well-known Serbian criminal group "Pink Panther".
Artifact in exchange for plastic. Some people are looking for treasure in the depths of the sea and they even succeed. Diver Teddy Tucker near the coast of San Pedro was able to fulfill his dream - to find a precious artifact. A man lifted a 22-carat gold cross inlaid with green emeralds from the seabed. That find was truly priceless, it was on board a ship that wrecked in local waters back in 1594. A lucky treasure hunter decided to sell the artifact to the government of Bermuda. The amount of the deal remained unknown. However, that golden cross never appeared in the exposition of the art museum. When the artifact was transported, someone managed to replace it with a cheap plastic fake. The thief turned out to be so clever that no one could understand who it was. The authorities don't even know when the substitution occurred. One can only assume that emeralds were removed from the cross and sent to the "black market". The artifact itself was simply melted into a gold bar.
Robbery in Baghdad. In Baghdad, Saddam Hussein has long been considered the main robber, who allegedly squeezed billions of dollars from Iraq. His fate turned out to be unenviable. But there are other lucky robbers in the city who got away with their crime. On July 11, 2007, unknown persons stole $ 300 million from the vault of one of the country's private banks. Investigators blame the guards for everything. After all, when the bank employees showed up at work in the morning, it turned out that there was neither money nor people guarding them. I must say that from the moment the American troops entered Iraq, several banks have already been robbed. Only this crime turned out to be the largest and loudest.
Resourceful robbers. This crime proved that neither powerful locks nor thick walls of the safe will stop smart robbers if they really want to commit a robbery. A gang of unknown thieves robbed the supermarkets of the French network Monoprix 59 times! During this time, the criminals managed to take out about 800 thousand dollars. It is interesting, but during all this time, none of the team of criminals was identified or detained. When the designers planned the storage for the money, they provided for powerful walls and other protective measures. But no one thought about the safety of delivering banknotes to the safe. The money entered the vault through the duct. The robbers made a hole in the pneumatic channel and connected a powerful vacuum cleaner to it. As a result, the money simply did not reach its destination, settling in the pocket of cunning robbers.