Lufthansa Heist: $5.88 Million

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In December 1978, a group of thieves stole $5.88 million in cash and jewelry from a cargo hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The photo shows investigators.

The stolen cash and jewelry from the robbery were never recovered. The robbery is the subject of Hollywood films "Goodfellas" and "The Big Heist."

Members of New York's Bonnano and Lucchese crime families are long believed to have been behind the robbery. Vincent "Vinnie" Asaro and his son pleaded not guilty to charges related to the heist following their 2014 arrest.

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