Tag Archives: crime

  • ‘How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures’

    ‘How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures’

    It’s a good time for infotational books with a criminal bent.  A Burglar’s Guide to the City came out late last year, and now we have How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures, a book that provides tongue-in-cheek info on how to pull off your own heist based on seven real-life heists. […]

  • ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ by Geoff Manaugh

    ‘A Burglar’s Guide to the City’ by Geoff Manaugh

    Architecture is usually thought of as a way of building structures, but there’s another approach to architectural thought that has a very different goal in mind: Breaking into structures in order to steal something from inside. It’s this approach that was taken by Geoff Manaugh of the architecture site BLDGBLOG for his new book A […]

  • El Chapo’s Prison Break Estimated to Cost $50 Million

    El Chapo’s Prison Break Estimated to Cost $50 Million

    On the latest episode of the series I just made up, Prison Breaks of the Rich and Famous, we have notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo, whose recent escape from lockup in Mexico is making headlines all over the world. Some of those headlines are coming from a pretty incredible figure courtesy of one Jhon […]

  • Art Thief Demonstrates How Not To Steal Art (Video)

    Art Thief Demonstrates How Not To Steal Art (Video)

    Of all the crimes in the world, art thievery is probably the coolest. It happens in classy, elegant settings, and the people an art thief is stealing from won’t go hungry after the crime is finished. But that doesn’t mean all art thieves are cool, like the guy who strolled into a UK art gallery, […]

  • 11 Of The World’s Most Daring And Expensive Art Heists

    11 Of The World’s Most Daring And Expensive Art Heists

    You have to wonder why people bother stealing famous works of art. For one thing, it seems like well over 70% of the high profile art thieves get caught. Then of course there’s the fact that no one in their right mind is going to pay you a great sum of money for a famous […]