There is something inherently fascinating about famous bandits in history. Maybe it's the larger-than-life personalities of the people who commit these types of famous robberies, or the sophisticated methods they employ to achieve their nefarious goals. Or it could just be that people are fascinated with an underdog story: there is something romantic in the drama of a small group or individual going up against a much larger entity, which often has the benefits of numbers and superior technology.
Whatever the reason, an act of robbery (especially when violence is kept to a minimum) has the potential to catapult an individual into the ranks of super-stardom, turning them into a real-life Robin Hood or Danny Ocean. Here is a collection of criminals who raised the bar on crime.