12. THE SCHIPHOL AIRPORT HEIST
This is not as disturbing as some of the other crimes but it is officially “wacky”; that it was pulled off in broad daylight should be applauded (even though we don’t condone crime in any shape or form).
Two men dressed as Dutch airline KLM employees drove calmly to the dropping off strip outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. They got out of the car and walked up to a truck a few yards away that just so happened to be carrying uncut diamonds estimated at $118 million. Although holding a gun to the driver and passenger of the van, not a shot was fired and the heist was carried out with the calm precision of a birdie putt at the 18th hole.
Although a recent development (2017) has seen seven Dutch nationals arrested on suspicion of carrying out the heist, $40 million is still missing and no one has yet been charged.