Masterminds

Masterminds

About the show

Real stories about the brilliant but deceptive masterminds behind amazing deceptions and seemingly impossible capers. Shot in some of the most exotic locations around the world, Masterminds focuses on the deceivers and their ambitious plots.

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Upcoming episodes

Jan 25th
900p

Dinner Set Gang, The

Peter Salerno stole millions out of the bedrooms of the rich and famous often while they were at home. Salerno fashioned his own tools to break into windows and doors. He also carefully planned his escapes using blueprints of the mansions to plot his routes. His largest heist was the night he relieved an heir of the DuPont fortune of over a million dollars in gems and cash and he did it while the family was downstairs eating dinner! Salerno evaded capture for nearly twenty-five years before slipping up late in his career at a burglary in Connecticut.
Jan 25th
930p

The Riviera Job

In 1976, the societe generale was the bank of choice for high society on the french riviera. It contained more gold, money and gems than the top ten banks in paris. Buried deep underground and with four foot thick walls of reinforced concrete, even the most daring of criminals knew it was impregnable. That was until albert spaggiari came to town and pulled off europe's greatest bank heist.
Jan 25th
1000p

The Hotel Pierre Heist

New year's eve, 1972. Bobby comfort and four accomplices loot new york’s lavish pierre hotel. They get away with $10 million in gems and cash in 2 ½ hours – the largest hotel heist ever.
Jan 25th
1030p

The Perfect Score

William smarto was not only a great hairdresser, he was one of america’s most ingenious burglars. After months of planning, smarto slid into a crawl space behind a series of safety deposit boxes at a first national bank in illinois. He hid there until the bank closed, and then in the middle of the night, took the bank for well over a million dollars in cash and jewelry.
Feb 1st
900p

A Day At the Races

Three fraternity brothers scam the horse racing world using computer trickery. After forging hundreds of winning tickets at smaller races, the group goes for a bigger payday: The Breeders Cup. They place $1,152 in bets and win over three million dollars.
Feb 1st
930p

Stopwatch Heist, The

Paddy Mitchell and his crew were dubbed the ‘Stopwatch Gang’ because they never took over 90 seconds to do a job. Mitchell was a fixture on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, masterminding over 140 heists during the course of a decade. This episode focuses on Mitchell’s greatest heist at a Bank of America branch in San Diego.
Feb 1st
1000p

King Of Car Thieves, The

During the 1990s, Bill Dhaliwhal and his elite car theft ring made millions stealing high-end cars and selling them to unsuspecting buyers across North America. Using computers and lasers he overcomes the auto industry’s complex security systems and manages to get away with it for years.
Feb 1st
1030p

Safe Landing

Flying in a private plane, a sophisticated gang knocks off jewelry stores beating electronic security systems and armor plated safes. The specialized team includes a former Palm Beach County detective, an expert pilot, a private investigator, a master safecracker, and a professional jeweler. In one year, they steal over $1 million dollars in cash and jewels. Over 10 years, it’s estimated their take is over $6 million.
Feb 8th
900p

A Man called Hollywood

On Thanksgiving evening, 1996, in Seattle, a gang of robbers made off with $1.08 million. The man behind the heist was known as "Hollywood." He had eluded police for four years while robbing 18 banks. He left very few clues and Seattle in the 90's was an ideal place to rob banks as bank branches multiplied to service the high-tech gold rush, and its new millionaires. But this would be his last stickup.
Feb 8th
930p

Knightsbridge Heist, The

This is the story of Britain’s largest heist in history $90 million in jewels, cash and drugs in 1987. Italian playboy Valerio Viccei had a penchant for fast cars, rich women and cocaine. He spent weeks observing a building across from Harrod’s department store that housed 121 safety deposit boxes filled with $90 million. This is the story of how he carefully planned this heist and robbed the building of the contents of the safety deposit boxes. And how his love of a Ferrari got him caught.