Hello Readers! Welcome back to Humor Nation. Mostly we hear about big thefts and all in movies more than we see them in news, that’s just because every good thief makes sure not to get caught or leave any signs behind. Such masters of theft work very smoothly and you won’t recognize them, so here we are with a list of the famous thieves in the world that no one knew about, so let’s start.
So here is a list of top 5 greatest and the most famous thieves in the world that many are not aware of!
1. Vincenzo Peruggia
Though his burglary life was short-lived his one burglary was more than enough because this guy stole the Mona Lisa’s painting. Yes, you heard it right, he stole the priceless painting of Mona Lisa which is a very big deal and kept that painting in his apartment for about 2 years. In the year 1911, he worked as a museum worker and then he hid somewhere and then slipped the painting and ran away with it, but eventually, he got caught one day when he tried to sell that painting in Italy to a gallery owner.
2. Derek “Bertie” Smalls
From 1960 to 1970s, that period was also referred to as the age of British armed robberies and Derek Smalls was on the top of this game. He started committing a crime since he was 15 years old and he robbed a British bank and took over 230,000 Euros, which was a very big deal and also a record of that time. Derek then flew away to Paris and then to Costa Del Sol but soon he surrendered himself to the British force but was granted life because he helped the police to locate other gangs of robbers.