A team of bank robbers managed to steal a total of $30 million in cash. However, the fingerprints they left on their dirty dishes led to their seizure.
Back in March 1972 Amil Dinsio, a professional burglar, led a team of bank robbers, who stole $30 million in cash from a bank in California, US. They could have gotten away with it, if they hadn’t forgotten the dirty dishes in their dishwasher, which contained their fingerprints.
Dinsio and six other men performed the heist on the United California Bank located in Laguna Niguel, California, US, in late March 1972. The crew consisted of Dinsio’s brother, his nephews, brother-in-law and a couple of tag-alongs, which he didn’t want to include in the team, but had no choice. Dinsio operated as the heist’s mastermind, while the rest of the crew had various roles – muscles, explosives experts, get-away driver, and so on. They managed to blow their way in the bank by placing explosives on the concrete roof of the building. Once they had access to the vault, they stole cash and some valuables estimated at nearly $30 million.
The bank robbers could have gotten away with their loot if it wasn’t for several dirty dishes, which led to their catching. As it turned out, the FBI was able to find a small townhouse, which the crew had used as their headquarters. They had wiped away every single fingerprint and had managed to cover their tracks perfectly. Unfortunately for them, they had forgotten to turn on the dishwasher, which contained dirty dishes in it. The dishes were stacked with the crew’s fingerprints. The police managed to catch every single person from the crew. Furthermore, they even managed to recover most of the stolen cash and valuables!
And it was all thanks to some dirty dishes!