Crime is never a laughing matter but the sheer audacity and extraordinary ingenuity of a gang of pensioner-aged British crooks has certainly made many people smile. In 2015 the daring villains used their substantial experience to plan and pull off the biggest burglary in English history. The Hatton Garden vault in the heart of London held hundreds of safe deposit boxes, full of jewellery, cash and other treasure. It was said to be impenetrable until the bad grandpas proved that boast a lie. They got away with over $25 million worth of loot. But the old-timers made one mistake, and it cost them dearly.
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