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For fans of a good heist, CNBC will have you covered.
The network renowned for its business and financial coverage will be debuting "Super Heists," a new show with a a true-crime twist Monday, Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The six-part series, produced by Jupiter Entertainment, will crack open the files of some of history’s most outrageous thefts, as told by the masterminds who committed the crimes and the investigators who sought to catch them, offering viewers distinctive, yet parallel, versions of the truth.
Greed and ambition take center stage in this new series, including an episode that uncovers the Banco Central burglary at Fortaleza, Brazil.
In 2005, a gang of robbers tunneled their way into the bank and got away with 3.5 tons of uninsured cash, according to Forbes.
Chief Investigator Fabio Pinheiro Lopes said, “This would have been the biggest bank robbery in the world,” in a 2017 interview with The Guardian. “They are an extremely dangerous and organized gang with a long history, including some crimes like homicide.”
Another episode of “Super Heists” will look at 1997's Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina, an inside job that marked one of the largest bank heists in American history. The cast of characters in the Loomis Fargo heist always drew on a more comedic tone, with a North Carolina defense attorney referring to the heist as “White trash crime,” according to The Washington Post. A U.S. Marshal also referred to the criminals as “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
Additional episodes will look at how someone managed to steal Picasso masterpieces in broad daylight and how a team of thieves plotted in 1972 to steal $30 million from a California bank rumored to be housing a slush fund for then-President Richard Nixon.
‘Super Heists’ will uncover how investigators followed the money to catch their targets and the fatal flaws that spelled doom for the criminals.
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