How 3 Beach Bums Pulled Off an Epic Jewel Heist

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Published on 21 Sep 2019, 11:50
The American Museum of Natural History on New York's Upper West Side is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting 5 million visitors a year to see its collections. In 1964, a bunch of beach bums from Miami set their sights on a dazzling exhibit, a valuable collection of jewels in the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems. They pulled off a daring heist, taking the most valuable pieces on display, and became overnight celebrities once they were caught.'s Sal Bono has more.