High-profile jewelry heists aren't just the stuff of movies. There are plenty of thieves daring enough to pull it off in the real world. Like Ocean's 11, there are teams who work for months, or even years before pulling off a big score. While others use guns and force to swipe precious gems, plenty of outside-the-box thinking thieves conceive slick ways to smoothly pull off what seems like "the perfect crime."
The French resort city of Cannes, known for its film festivals and A-list guests, has been a favorite target for thieves. This year alone it’s been hit almost three times, with thieves getting away with millions of precious gems. We decided to look at what other robberies are worthy of a Hollywood script. Ranked in order of how big the score was, here are The Biggest Jewelry Heists in History.
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