The Credit Lyonnais bank robbers were famous for robbing a Credit Lyonnais branch in Avenue de l’Opera in Paris, France.
Why is this robbery unusually famous?
It’s because the burglars were able to get to the bank vault by tunneling into the bank in central Paris. The burglars were exceptionally lucky that night since there was only one security guard on duty.
They tied the guard and in about 9 hours, made off with all the money and valuables contained in more than 200 private safe boxes! Whether it was an inside job or not, the Credit Lyonnais burglars were able to pull out one of the most successful, and lucky, bank robberies in the city.