Biggest thefts in history

City Bonds Robbery – $400 million

In May 1990, a 58 year old messenger named John Goddard was mugged while carrying a briefcase containing around 292 million pounds in bearer bonds. Whoever holds those bonds are considered the owner, so they basically treasury bills that are as good as cash. All but two of the bonds were later recovered and the FBI was able to infiltrate the gang behind the mugging.