Former diamond thief and detective rate 7 gem heists in movies and TV


Former burglar Octave “Oky” Durham and art detective Arthur Brand look at seven jewel-theft scenes from popular TV shows and movies and rate them based on realism.

They look at “Ocean’s Eight” (2018), “King of Thieves” (2018), “Lupin” S1E1 (2021), “Man on a Ledge” (2012), “The Return of the Pink Panther” (1975), “Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003), and “The Hatton Garden Job” (2017).

Are safes as difficult to crack as in the movies? Are jewel heists meticulously planned, or normally smash and grab? Are larger gems more valuable than smaller ones? How can you tell if a movie diamond looks fake? And do thieves use any unusual gadgets to steal gems?

Octave Durham is no longer involved in criminal activity. Since he has reformed and spent time in prison, he works with detective Arthur Brand to solve international art and jewelry heists.

Find out more about Oky Durham: https://www.instagram.com/thedutchlupin/

And Arthur Brand: https://www.instagram.com/arthurbrandartdetective/?hl=en