Only a few hour before bombs fell on Iraq Saddam Hussein ordered his son to take $1 billion from the Iraqi Central Bank.

In all about $900 million in US currency and €100 million was take.

Somehow we don’t quite classify that as a true bank robbery so we present you with another.

Q: What do you get when you spend three month tunneling?
A: 164.8 million Reals, the equivalent if $71.6 million USD.

A gang of 10 to 20 thieves tunneled from a house, under the streets and into the Central Bank in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil.

Sometime between August 06 and August 08 2005 they made it into the bank and got away with the loot and into the history books for the world’s most expensive bank robbery.



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