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

Sep 17th
600p

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.
Sep 17th
630p

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.
Sep 17th
700p

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.
Sep 17th
730p

Bad Medicine

Gerald Barnes' mission in life was to become a doctor. He was incredibly dedicated to his work, proud of the diplomas that adorned his office walls and he reveled in the trust of his numerous patients. When he wasn't working at his esteemed Los Angeles clinic, he was volunteering on medical missions to Mexico. Dr. Barnes could be described as noble, selfless and highly skilled...except for one hitch. He never went to medical school.
Sep 24th
600p

Double Crossed

She said she was the half sister of swimsuit model Kathy Ireland and the niece of billionaire Donald Trump. The five-foot-nine blond supermodel captivated the town of Colorado Springs and convinced a mayor to throw a parade in her honor. She was glamorous, she was sophisticated and, as they all would eventually learn, she was an African-American man. Among other things, he is accused of passing $185,000 in bad checks, some of which were created on a home computer, and pocketing $30,000. If convicted on all counts, the 37-year-old could spend the next 31 years in prison.
Sep 24th
630p

The James Bond Game

Using a customized bmw with hidden compartments and an oil sprayer that sends pursuers spinning out of control, the james bond gang knock off mansions in the new york city area. The brazen gang - all classmates from the same new jersey high school - disable sophisticated alarm systems and getaway with millions in jewels in a matter of minutes. A two-year man hunt is launched to try and track down the gang that gets away in style.
Sep 24th
700p

Friday Night Robber

Just as tellers were getting ready for the weekend, he struck. In less than two minutes the friday night robber would enter a bank, leap over the counter, gather up cash, and then disappear. Police in pennsylvania, maryland, and delaware couldn’t identify him or figure out a way to stop him.
Sep 24th
730p

The Jewelry Show Job

A gang of thieves top off a spree of robberies with a hit at clever and bold location - the columbus, ohio hotel that was hosting a national jeweler’s convention. The gang broke into the hotel’s safety deposit boxes and got away with $1.5 million in jewels.
Oct 1st
600p

Dublin Job, The

The Russborough House, a sprawling mansion on the outskirts of Dublin, houses one of the world's largest and finest private art collections. Early one Spring morning, police are called to the house. Someone has stolen more than half of the collection. Police find little evidence of a break-in other than a mysterious row of stakes with white plastic bags wrapped around the top of them. It would take investigators years to figure out that the man behind the daring heist is Martin Cahill, a notorious Dublin thief who they never suspected would hit a target like Russborough.
Oct 1st
630p

Kansas City Diamond Heist, The

It was the biggest jewel robbery in Kansas City's history. A gang wearing Halloween masks and overalls burst into the city's fanciest jewelry store and stole $2.5 million in jewels, including one diamond worth $92,000 alone. At the time, nobody would have guessed it was the brainchild of a charismatic local man who was on his way to becoming a Kansas City legend.