Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - I'm not wearing pants right now. There's a fact for ya. So if you've ever watched a Hollywood movie that involved a heist, you'll notice that they almost always portray the thieves as criminal masterminds. Movies like Oceans 11 and The Thomas Crown Affair among others, are excellent movies, but once they end so does our suspension of disbelief because let's face it, there couldn't possibly be that smart of criminals out there that they could pull off these incredible heists. Or could there? Well as it turns out there have been some criminals that have pulled off some incredible heists over the years, proving that once in a while crime does pay. So this week I gathered some of the smartest criminals of all time that have pulled off some pretty amazing thefts. And of course I wanted to share them all with you. So here they are, the 10 Most Brilliant Criminals In History. Number one is The Vacuum Gang. In France there's a gang of thieves that have been steeling money from supermarkets since 2006. Their brilliance is that unlike other thieves that might use safe cracking or explosives this gang has been emptying safes using nothing more than a drill and a modified vacuum. They discovered a weakness in the type of safe used by French supermarket chain Monoprix. By drilling into the delivery tubes near the safes, they simply hook up their device to it and suck out the envelopes of cash. They have successfully stolen at least $800,000 from 15 different stores since they started. What's most surprising is that Monoprix has no plans to change their cash delivery system, despite the fact that it's cost them nearly $1 million over the last several years. See sometimes the simplest things are the most successful, maybe that's why so many of you subscribe to me. (laughs) Number two, Are the Credit Lyonnais Burglars. On March 30th 2010 a group of thieves stole millions of Euros of cash and valuables from the Credit Lyonnais bank in Paris. They first waited until the bank was closed for renovations. They then tunneled into the bank, subdued a guard, broke into the vault, and emptied 125 safety deposit boxes. Finally they set the building on fire destroying any evidence and allowing them to get away scot-free. What's incredible about this story is not that they got away with it but that the whole operation took nine full hours and they still got away with it. Really though, one guard to watch and entire bank for nine full hours and nobody checked on him? Either this was an inside job or the robbers had horseshoes up their asses. Or they just realized that they were hitting up a really stupid bank. Yeah I'm gonna go with the latter. Number three, are The Pink Panthers. The Pink Panthers were a Serbian gang of jewel thieves known to be responsible for the robberies of 120 jewelry stores in over 20 different countries. They were known for their daring escapes and creative break-ins, including one famous heist where they all dressed up as women, broke into a jewelry store and stole $108 million worth of jewelry. Their crowing achievement however was the theft of a diamond worth £500 million in London. The thieves hid the diamond in a jar of face cream similar to the movie Return of the Pink Panther which is how the group earned their name. That is crazy stuff. Number four, is the Friday Night Robbers. Carl Gugasian was a successful American thief that had the smarts to make his criminal career last 30 years. He began robbing shops when he was 15 and dedicated himself to a lifetime of crime even going as far as to get a master's degree in Systems Analysis. He was extremely meticulous in his planning using two separate getaway vehicles and even had very specific criteria to narrow down which banks were the most vulnerable, ensuring his success. Three decades and $2 million later, the only reason that he got caught was pure and simple bad luck. One day two teenage boys just happen to discover his cache of weapons and masks while playing in the park, that happened to have his fingerprints on it. As of right now he's still serving his 17 year sentence and I hope to hell he's had better luck in prison otherwise I'm sure he ended up as Big Bubba's personal pincushion. Yikes. Number 5 is Derek "Bertie" Smalls. Bertie Smalls was a British robber who led a gang of thieves in the 1960s and 70s. He led several successful bank robberies including one where he got away with £230,000 which was a record theft at the time. Unfortunately for him his streak ended when a member of his gang gave him up to the police. However Bertie always had incredible survival instincts and was very smart when it came to avoiding jail. So this time was no exception. Faced with 25 years in prison, he offered to give up the name of every single person he had ever been connected with and for testifying against all of his former friends was offered immunity and successfully avoided jail time. Pretty sweet deal considering he led a lifetime of crime except for the rumor there's a £1 million bounty on his head from some very powerful underground mob bosses. So, he's free but you know now he's got a significantly shorter lifespan. Number six is The 300 Million Yen Robber. On December 10th of 1968 a bank car transporting ¥300 million, worth about $817,000 US was pulled over by a policeman on a motorcycle. The policeman warned there was a bomb under the truck so all four armed guards exited the vehicle while the policeman inspected it. The only problem is the policeman wasn't a policeman he was actually an unknown bank robber who simply drove away with the cash never to be seen again. Now this might sound silly but in the guards' defense that specific bank had been getting a lot of bomb threats as of late, so it wasn't unreasonable to hear that there was a bomb under the truck. Still that being said Japan you might wanna step up your security game, know what I'm sayin'? Damn. Number seven are the Boston Art Robbers. On the night of March 18th 1990 two men gained access to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. They stole and estimated $500 million worth of art including priceless masterworks by Rembrandt and Monet among others. Dressed as police officers they were able to convince security that they were responding to a call, after which they raided the museum stealing 13 pieces of historical one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. Despite this being the largest private property theft in history, the truly amazing thing is that the statute of limitations has run out. So even if these men came forward they could not be charged with a crime. Man, these guys need to come forward, I mean they can't be charged with a crime so at a minimum they'll probably be given a movie deal and become celebrities. I mean we have made people like Honey Boo Boo famous so these guys definitely have a shot. Number eight is The School of Turin. The School of Turin was the name given to a group of thieves led by criminal mastermind Leonardo Notarbartolo in Belgium. They were the ones responsible for the infamous Antwerp diamond heist which was dubbed the heist of the century. Every step of the heist was carefully planned and executed, everything from Leonardo staying in the bank vault the night before to learning and by passing the most intricate workings of the bank vault. They were even smart enough to have the foresight to not only grab the diamonds but the paperwork needed to sell them as legitimate. Interestingly they all got away with it except Leonardo who was convicted purely on DNA evidence found on a half eaten sandwich found by the crime scene. Damn well just goes to show you never commit a robbery on an empty stomach. You're more likely to slip up. (touching piano riff) Number nine are the Baker Street Burglars. In 1971 a team of thieves tunneled into the Lloyds Baker Street bank vault in London stealing £3 million worth of cash and valuables from safety deposit boxes. During the heist a radio operator overheard their transmissions and contacted police, who franticly searched over 700 banks in the area. Amazingly police arrived at that very bank but upon seeing no damage to the vault door left and continued searching other banks. But despite several of the men getting caught years later the true mastermind of the plot was said to be a London car dealer who was never caught. Interestingly this story was the basis for the movie The Bank Job starring Jason Statham who just happens to be one of my favorite actors because he's got the whole bald with a beard thing going on. It's my favorite look. And number 10, D. B. Cooper. One of the most infamous and mysterious criminals in history is D. B. Cooper. On November 24th of 1971 a man named Dan Cooper who's real name has never been discovered, hijacked a Boeing 727 claiming that he had a bomb in his suitcase. Upon landing in Seattle he demanded $200,000 and four parachutes. Shortly after the plane taking off for Mexico he jumped out of the aircraft, over the mountains northwest of Portland. Even after years of searches and ongoing FBI investigations neither he nor the money were ever found. It's amazing to think that there was once a time when criminals in America could actually get away with hijacking an airplane. Today he probably would've been wrapped up in an American flag while everybody aboard that flight beat the piss out of him and yelled 'Merica. And that's all for this time guys. If you enjoyed this video you should definitely check out my buddy Russell's channel ownage Pranks. We thought that it would be funny for him to do the exact opposite of my video prank call a guy as a dumb criminal and it turned out amazing. Russell's a really talented voice actor and you have to see what he does with this guy over the phone. So if you want to check that out I'll put a link on the screen and in the description.