In a recent report by ASecureLife, which outlines the biggest scandals in every US state, Hawai'i's love affair with canned smoking compounds has been labeled a series of spam thefts.
In 2017, spam cases disappeared from the shelves in several stores in Hawai'i. While some of the culprits had come to fruition, others made a clean break. The thefts prompted many businesses to lock up can meat – which is about $ 2.50 a can – with products like electronics.
Although the popularity of spam in Hawai'i is no secret to residents, the motivation for these unusual thefts does not seem to be due to hunger or canned meat hysteria. In fact, retailers believe that the thefts were part of a spam black market that is likely to be run by drug addicts looking to make a quick buck.
Regardless of their motivation, the mysterious meat thieves have fallen into disrepute among the most outrageous raids in the US – a fitting tribute to Hawaii's love affair with canned spam.
The most famous heists by state after ASecureLife.com
Alabama: Montgomery Civic Center robbery
In 1982 robbed two men A coin exhibition at the Montgomery Civic Center in Alabama, with $ 3.5 million in precious metals and rare coins.
Alaska: Seward bank robbery
Three men – later referred to by witnesses as "hippie types" –robbed Seward, Alaska's only bank from anywhere between $ 100,000 and $ 170,000 in 1971.
Arizona: First robbery of the National Bank of Arizona
People do strange things – like As Halloween masks and wear stockings over the faces – for a bit of money. In this case, about 3.3 million dollars, At least four gunmen robbed the First National Bank of Arizona in 1981.
Arkansas: Little Rock Gems Raid
In 2015, seven Oklahomans came to Little Rock to steal literally small stones. The thieves took part $ 300,000 in jewelry In a few minutes.
California: United California bank robbery
To redefine "family time," a man joined forces with his nephew, brother-in-law, brother, and two alarm experts Steal $ 30 million (about $ 183 million today) from the United California Bank in 1972.
Colorado: Butch Cassidy's first bank robbery
The infamous Butch Cassidy committed his very first bank robbery 1889 in the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride, $ 20,000 (now just over half a million dollars). He was later played in a celebrated movie by the man who also appears Your favorite salad dressing bottle,
Connecticut: Águila Blanca ("White Eagle") Raid
A guerrilla group called Los Macheteros – probably inspired by Robin Hood –Stolen $ 7 million from Wells Fargo in West Hartford, Connecticut, in 1983. The group later claimed that they had given the money to the Puerto Rican communities for education, housing, food, and more.
Delaware: Stuart Kingston jewelry robbery
In what the media wonderfully call the "crushing," five men stole Gold, diamonds and other gems from the Stuart Kingston Galleries in 2011 worth $ 4.4 million.
Washington, DC: The Handybandit
Imagine, you would get such an unimaginative nickname as the "mobile bandits". A college student does not have to: In 2006, Candice Rose Martinez made four bank robberies – for a total of $ 48,620 – while quietly talking to her friend Slash Getaway driver over the phone.
Florida: Loomis Fargo robbery
In 1997, Philip Noel Johnson, who worked as an armored car driver with Loomis Fargo, took it on himself rob his own workplace of 18.8 million dollars.
Georgia: Ramen Noodle Raid
In what was certainly one of the most delicious heists In fact, in 2018, thieves stole some $ 100,000 of ramen – or about 300,000 packages – from a tractor-trailer.
Hawai'i: A series of spam raids
In probably less good news (whichever you ask), Spam was stolen In various quantities in several shops in Hawai'i in 2017. The shops had to place the puzzle meat behind plastic wrappers, making shopping as difficult as refilling shavers and cough suppressants that barely work.
Idaho: Bank of Montpelier robbery
After Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch and his crew drank a few drinks at the local salon the bank of Montpelier robbed from somewhere between $ 7,000 and $ 16,000 – plus $ 30,000 in gold coins – between 1896. You know, just your usual sweet, criminal trip with a few friends.
Illinois: Magic Vault raid at First National Bank
In 1977 1 million dollars disappeared from Chicago First National Bank without a trace. It also turned out to be a perfect crime: The money was never found and no guilty party was charged.
Indiana: The burglary and murder of heiress Marjorie Jackson
1977 two men stolen over $ 3 million in cash from Marjorie Jackson and shot her when she confronted her. Jackson, an heir to the grocery store, had spent an estimated $ 15 million in her entire home after her husband's death.
Iowa: First National Bank robbery
John Dillinger – famous for his gangster during the Great Depression, less famous for being played by Johnny Depp– around 52,000 USD (today about 990,000 USD) from the first National Bank in 1934.
Kansas: Vinca Jewelry raid
In 2010, burglars Vinca Jewelry stole valuables worth one million dollars and were never caught. Even a retired FBI agent admitted it was basically the perfect crime.
Kentucky: Transy Book Heist
In 2004, four college kids stole rare books worth up to $ 5 million from the Special Collections Library of Transylvania University in Lexington. The thieves were celebrated with prison time – and finally a movie version their heroic deeds.
Louisiana: Helicopter bank robbery at Merchants and Farmers Bank
In 1984, five men stole a helicopter, became greedy, and then used the helicopter Steal $ 163,000 (over $ 400,000 today) from a small bank in Louisiana.
Maine: Mars Hill bank robbery
Bernard Patterson threw a red wig on his head and a toy gun on his hip to rob the Northern National Bank at Mars Hill $ 177,000 (over a million dollars today). Apparently, the cashier recognized Patterson in the 1971 robbery, but he still managed to escape.
Maryland: Instagram theft ring
Three women from Baltimore started a robbery ring in which they had stolen Clothes worth $ 100,000 Sold by stores like Victoria's Secret and Dick's Sporting and sold on Instagram 2017 for a profit.
Massachusetts: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft
Two men disguised as police 13 objects stolen –These included paintings by Degas, Rembrandt and Vermeer – from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, which cost $ 500 million in 1990. The case remains unresolved, although there is a new podcast renewed public interest,
Michigan: point-break robbery
In 1991, four men robbed the only bank in Saugatuck, Michigan. Wear masks the former President of the United States. They accounted for more than $ 350,000 (today $ 658,000).
Minnesota: Dorothy's slippers
We are no longer in Kansas. We're actually in Minnesota, where Dorothy's famous red slippers – estimated at between $ 2 and $ 3 million – were.was stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005.
Mississippi: Machine Gun Kelly's Tupelo bank robbery
The original prohibition period George "Machine Gun" Kelly robbed the citizen bank in Tupelo from $ 38,000 (today $ 654,000) in 1932.
Missouri: St. Louis bank robbery
1930 thieves stolen over $ 1 million ($ 14.6 million today) in cash and jewelry at the Grand National Bank as she prepared to relocate to a new building. Grand National never recovered and finally closed its doors in 1933.
Montana: Billings gun raid
Two men stole a few weaponsMore specifically, 113 pistols, 20 rifles and three shotguns from a freight loading facility in Billings in 2010.
Nebraska: The AK-47 bandit
Richard Gathercole stole more than $ 90,000 from a bank in Nebraska City in 2014 with the inconspicuous look of a balaclava paired with an AK-47 – hence the nickname.
Nevada: The Bellagio Bandit
In 2010, Tony Carleo stole nearly $ 1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He used these chips to play at the Bellagio, losing much of his stolen money at the Bellagio and being caught … at the Bellagio.
New Hampshire: A missing holiday home
A couple from New Hampshire traveled to their vacation home for a well-deserved R & R, only to find that their 10 x 20 foot home is missing,
New Jersey: Scotch Heist
In 2017, four men joined forces for a massive adventure: they stole high-end liquor from a liquor store in New Jersey. The thieves took part four bottles of scotch Total value of $ 52,000.
New Mexico: The worst diamond attack of all time
In 2014, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science was robbed in Albuquerque an uncut diamond it had more scientific value than monetary value – it was only worth an estimated $ 8,500. Understandably, the stone was recovered and brought back to the museum the next day.
New York: Lufthansa raid
In 1978 Several men have stolen $ 5 million in cash and $ 875,000 in jewels ($ 21.6 million today) from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. The raid later inspired several films, including Goodfellas.
North Carolina: Loomis Fargo raid
In 1997, a Loomis Fargo Vault supervisor and his accomplices steel 17.3 million in cash (nearly $ 25.9 million today) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
North Dakota: Walmart steal ring with six states valued at $ 400,000
An electronic theft ring for the electronics raked in nearly $ 400,000 Merchandise value for Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota in 2017 and 2018. To be fair, however, the thieves managed to steal about 48 cell phones without anyone knowing it.
Ohio: United California Bank robbery
In 1972, a couple of Ohioan burglars heard that President Nixon had a slush fund in a Californian bank. Of course, the group took it upon themselves to fly to California, looking through the ceiling of the United California Bank, and steal $ 8 million, It turned out that the money was not even Nixon's.
Oklahoma: Hoover gang robbery against Tulsa Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union
In 2011, several members of the Hoover Crip group committed a series of violent robberies, including a strike at the Tulsa Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union They stole about $ 170,000,
Oregon: D.B. cooper
D.B. Cooper abducted a plane from Portland to Seattle and extorted $ 200,000 (now $ 1.2 million). and then with the parachute away with his ransom from 1971. Did he survive? Nobody knows!
Pennsylvania: Collar bomb robbery
In 2003, Brian Wells, a pizza delivery driver, entered a bank and sent a note to the cashier asking him to hand over $ 250,000. Wells then raised his shirt to put a collar bomb around his neck and chest –and it gets stranger,
Rhode Island: Bonded Vault Co. Raid
In 1975 eight men stole $ 3 million ($ 14.5 million today) from the Bonded Vault Company of Providence, a vault that doubled as a secret bank for a local criminal family.
South Carolina: Darlington County raid on armored cars
In 2007, five men stole $ 9.8 million from an armored car service. They immediately spent their income on the finer things in life: tattoos, strip club visits, and Mother's Day gifts.
South Dakota: Dillinger Gang bank robbery
Dillinger strikes again. Add to that the fantastically named Baby Face Nelson, the gangster got away with $ 46,000After holding the Security National Bank in Downtown Sioux Falls in 1934.
Tennessee: Wells Fargo Thanksgiving
In the biggest robbery of Memphis history two men stole $ 6.5 million from a Wells Fargo on Thanksgiving Day 1983. In festive and misguided touch, the men wore Mardi Gras masks during the robbery.
Texas: Theresa Roemer's cabinet
Theresa Roemer, a woman who is famous because she has a three-story wardrobe, had a wardrobe $ 1 million collapsedin jewelry, watches and handbags in 2014.
Utah: copper raid
Thieves stole over six miles of copper wire averaged Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City in 2013. The copper had a value between $ 5,200 and $ 9,000.
Vermont: Raid on Berkshire armored cars
A lonely shooter robbed an armored car $ 1.9 million in 2002 in Rutland, Vermont. To this day, this is the biggest robbery in Vermont's history.
Virginia: Falls Church Jewelry Raid
A group of thieves over $ 200,000 packed In cash and jewelry from a shop in Falls Church, Virginia, 2017.
Washington: Trench coat robber
Straight from a crazy raid movie two men in trench coats Stolen 355 pounds of cash from Seafirst Bank in 1997. Your total damage? Cool 4.46 million dollars.
West Virginia: train raid at the central station
In 1915, three men held up a trainThis robbed him of more than $ 100,000 ($ 2.4 million today) of unsigned banknotes.
Wisconsin: A series of cheese raids
This one wins for the tastiest robbery of all time. Cheese thieves with very fine palates stole Cheese worth $ 160,000 between two different raids in 2016.
Wyoming: Wilcox robberies
In 1899, two masked men forced the crew of a Union Pacific train to separate the locomotive from the wagons and later the safes blew open in the train. They today cost an estimated $ 50,000 or about $ 7 million.