Welcome to Heist Podcast. The Podcast all about heists. We discuss Heists in the news and deep dive into famous heists and the colorful characters that play a part in them. From the criminals to the investigators.


  • Biggest Tunnel Heist in Swedish History [#141]

    Biggest Tunnel Heist in Swedish History [#141]

    27/10/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    In 1992 a crew drilled into the vault of the Gota Bank in Stockholm. Inside they broke into over 600 safety deposit boxes and set off pretty much every alarm the bank had but somehow they still got away with $6.7 million. So many great takeaways from this story. It's a story we've been dying to tell but couldn't seem to find and English articles about it. And that's when our amazing listener Pontus stood up and volunteered to research this bad boy for us. Heist Nation delivers again. HEEEIIISST!



    20/10/2020 Duração: 46min

    We thought we'd switch it up and cover a pirate heist this week. Turns out Pirates aren't exactly as funny as they seem in cartoons, because the one we're covering in this episode is a down right monster. -- WARNING: If you have kiddos around maybe check out another episode. YAAAARR HEIST!

  • Gone in 60 Seconds...To China [#139]

    Gone in 60 Seconds...To China [#139]

    13/10/2020 Duração: 42min

    Today we cover one of the biggest car theft rings in US history. Ring leader Minjiang Yang ran a crew that stole $40 million in luxury cars in NYC and then had them shipped to China for a serious profit (double the ticket price.) Yang ruled his crew with an iron fist, and he was crazy careful with every step of the process...until he wasn't.     HEEISST! 

  • Heisting a nation [#138]

    Heisting a nation [#138]

    06/10/2020 Duração: 31min

    Today we tell the story of Jordan Goudreau, a real wild boy who decided to single handedly take over Venezuela to get at those sweet, sweet oil reserves. And guess what, turns out heisting an entire nation ain't that easy. HEEEIST!

  • Stealing $10 Million from the bank, without a single threat [#137]

    Stealing $10 Million from the bank, without a single threat [#137]

    29/09/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    Back in the late 1800s four men conned the Bank of England, "The safest bank in the world" at the time, out of ten million dollars. All it took was the charm of a handsome rascal, a skilled forger and mastermind in bank fraud. And they would have got away with it too, if it wasn't for a single piece of blotting paper. HEEEIST!

  • Thomas Crown Affair II - The Golden years [#136]

    Thomas Crown Affair II - The Golden years [#136]

    22/09/2020 Duração: 41min

    Arther Welleslley was a british retiree living on a very meager pension. What really got him steamed up was that he had to pay for a TV license. So what did he do? He stole a famous british painting and held it for ransom. 

  • 80s Hollywood Tunnel Heist [#135]

    80's Hollywood Tunnel Heist [#135]

    15/09/2020 Duração: 58min

    In 1986 a mysterious heist crew tunneled into the First Interstate Bank in Hollywood, California. They got away with millions of dollars and sped down the Los Angeles underground flood tunnels on ATVs. This is a heist we've been trying to cover for a year now, it's possibly one of the coolest heist stories we've ever come across. A full Hollywood level heist, and not just because it happened in Hollywood, the story is full on nuts and is chalk full of sweet heist lessons about alarm systems and vault technology. CHECK IT OUT!

  • Selling the Eiffel Tower [#134]

    Selling the Eiffel Tower [#134]

    08/09/2020 Duração: 38min

    In 1925 Victor Lustig sold the Eiffel tower to an up-and-coming scrap metal dealer. One thing though, the Eiffel tower wasn't for sale and the whole thing was a big ol' scam. This also wasn't Lustig's only scheme either, he also sold a machine that printed $1000 bills. Check it out. Also in Heist News -- keep an eye out for hot tubs on the black market.  HEEEIST! 

  • Jockey Smith [#133]

    Jockey Smith [#133]

    01/09/2020 Duração: 51min

    Today we tell the tale of Edward James "Jockey" Smith a ruthless and totally insane criminal from Australia. While Jockey wasn't exactly Danny Ocean, he made up for it by being a full rage machine criminal maniac, who would shoot at anyone that got in his way. Why was he so mad? Well it might have something to do with being a short guy. But through a mentor in jail Jockey learned how to focus that rage to eventually become Australia's Public Enemy Number One. 

  • Tree forts, Hippies and Meth [#132]

    Tree forts, Hippies and Meth [#132]

    25/08/2020 Duração: 43min

    Scott Scurlock aka the Hollywood Bandit, was passionate about a lot of things. Primarily, robbing banks, cranking meth, building cool tree forts and most importantly blasting through copious amounts of cash. Hear all about Scurlock and his hippy crew "The Tribe's" many exploits including pulling off some serious stick'em ups that got them that sweet coveted vault money. 

  • The Great GOLD train Robbery [#131]

    The Great GOLD train Robbery [#131]

    18/08/2020 Duração: 50min

    This isn't the Great Train Robbery, the is the Great Gold Train robbery that took place almost 100 years before. Picture a full on bank heist, but on a moving train! In 1850, four men pulled off the biggest train robbery in history when they stole millions of dollars of gold from the South East Railway train on its way from London to Dover. Also Heist news and all the rest. HEEEIIISST

  • Toys R Us Hideout [#130]

    Toys 'R' Us Hideout [#130]

    11/08/2020 Duração: 44min

    Jeffrey Manchester pulled off over 60 McDonald's Heists. But that's just the beginning of the story. This dude not only broke out of a max security prison he also built a secret fort inside Toys 'R' Us and lived out all our childhood dreams, playing with rc cars at night and living off candy and baby food for months. HEIIIIST!

  • The Biggest Heist in Denmark [#129]

    The Biggest Heist in Denmark [#129]

    04/08/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    Burning garbage truck diversions, smashing concrete walls with front loaders, and a crazy mastermind that put together one of the biggest heist crews we've ever covered. This is the story of Denmark's biggest heist and it's totally insane. It's one of those rare occasions we can truly claim, it reads just like a Hollywood screenplay. Heist!

  • Super Bowl Ring Heist [#128]

    Super Bowl Ring Heist [#128]

    28/07/2020 Duração: 39min

    In 2008, career criminal Sean Murphy was pissed after his New England Patriots lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. So what did he do to get revenge? Well he stole 14 of their Super Bowl rings. He might have gotten away with it too, if he didn't give one of those rings to his 19 year old girlfriend. HEIST!

  • $40 Million Coupon Counterfeit Ring [#127]

    $40 Million Coupon Counterfeit Ring [#127]

    21/07/2020 Duração: 45min

    Robin Ramirez, wasn't your average coupon-cutting suburban housewife.  Through her website Robin sold exact copies of high value coupons and with the profits amassed a collection of sports cars, speed boats, guns and RVs, and stored them all inside of a massive airplane hanger (just like GTA5.) Found out how she did it on this very funny episode. HEEEIST!

  • The American Government Can Heist Too (#126)

    The American Government Can Heist Too (#126)

    14/07/2020 Duração: 45min

    During the 1970s Douglas Groat worked at the super secret heist department of the CIA called "The Shop." That's right, the CIA has a special elite team of heisters whose primary goal is to break into foreign embassies to steal secret documents and code books. Douglas Groat was one of their best, until he decided to stand up against the way the division operated. It didn't turn out so well so him. HEEEIST!

  • A Heisty Nation - North Korea - Part II [#124]

    A Heisty Nation - North Korea - Part II [#124]

    07/07/2020 Duração: 51min

    We jump right back in to our special on the criminal enterprises of North Korea. Last episode it was about super bills, this episode is all about hacking. HACK THE PLANET. So log in to AOL and crank up your 28.8k modems because it's a real wild ride. Also it's kind of scary because North Korea is really getting good at the 1's and 0's. And spoiler alert, the recent pandemic has opened up a really big security hole and some people are worried that Kimmy boy is going to slip into our DM's in a major way. HEEEISSST!

  • A Heisty Nation - North Korea - Part I [#124]

    A Heisty Nation - North Korea - Part I [#124]

    30/06/2020 Duração: 42min

    Room #39, North Korea, what is it? On this episode we deep dive into the criminal enterprises of the North Korean government. And the deeper we got, the craziest things got.  As far as international organized crime goes, North Korea makes the Pink Panthers look like a crew of teenage shoplifters. Check out Part One of this crazy tale now. HEEEIIISST!

  • The Postcard Bandit - Part 2 [#123]

    The Postcard Bandit - Part 2 [#123]

    23/06/2020 Duração: 57min

    Today we picking up where we left off. Part two of the wild tale of Australia's infamous bank robber The Postcard Bandit. This time we pick up after The Postcard Bandit's jail-break from Fremantle prison and follow him on one of the most prolific robbery sprees we may ever covered, as well as a second jail-break that makes the first look like sneaking out of your parents house to go to a party. HEEEIISSST!

  • The Postcard Bandit - Part I [#122]

    The Postcard Bandit - Part I [#122]

    16/06/2020 Duração: 40min

    Today we tell the story of Australia's infamous bank robber The Postcard Bandit. This is a story we've wanted to tell for a long time. Brenden James Abbott stole millions, as well as pulled off a serious jail break out. Why was he called The Postcard Bandit? Well, you'll have to listen to find out.  HEEEEISSST!

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