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Willie Sutton was casing a bank when he noticed that the manager looked a lot like Sutton himself, so he walked into the vault, loaded up with banknotes, and calmly walked out. D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000 in payment, and parachuted from the aircraft. He was never captured.



Other criminals in this book were no less brazen:

- Arthur Barry, the greatest jewel thief in American criminal history

- Vincente Perugia, who boldly stole one of the world’s greatest art treasures

- Amil Dinsio, one of the most accomplished bank vault robbers in the U.S.

- Victor Desmarais and Leo Martial, a hapless duo who bungled their getaway

- James Landis, who stole two bricks of freshly printed banknotes from his employer—the U.S. Treasury

- Adam Worth, the Napoleon of Crime

- the Great Train Robbers, who planned one of the largest heists of all time

- the five heisters of the Great Purolator Caper, whose ineptitude ensured capture



Be prepared for some high-stakes action in THIEVES! While many ended their careers broke and disillusioned, these impresarios of crime make for great reading.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2005
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Annick Press
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
767.1
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-6

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