The Botched £57m Heist of the Century

The story of a record heist with shambolic results

Fitzwilliam Museum: where the £57 million heist finished.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: where the £57m heist ended.

Fourteen men, including four people associated with the Rathkeale Rovers gang, were convicted of plotting to steal rhino horn and Chinese treasures at Birmingham Crown Court. A number of raids across Europe and South Africa saw the group plunder archaeological treasures. They mainly targeted natural history museums and auction houses. Continue reading “The Botched £57m Heist of the Century”