The 7 Biggest Diamond Heists in Recent Memory

Multi-million dollar diamond heists aren't reserved to Hollywood.

Eight masked gunmen made a hole in a security fence at Brussels' international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched $50 million worth of diamonds from a Swiss-bound plane on Feb. 18, 2013.

Estimated haul: $28 million

Police officers and rescue workers gather in front of a jewelry shop at Tokyo's Ginza district on March 5, 2004, after two men robbed 3.5 billion yen worth of necklaces, rings and other accesories at the shop.

Pink Panthers' Comtesse de Vedome heist: Before the "Pink Panthers" cleaned out Graff's Diamonds of London, the crew reportedly lifted the Comtesse de Vendome necklace from a Tokyo jewelry store. The gold necklace, which was encrusted with 116 diamonds, was estimated to be worth somewhere between $24 and $31 million.

Estimated haul: $24 million

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