(1978)

The Lufthansa Heist Happened Here

Queens: JFK Airport/
Cargo Building 261, John F. Kennedy International Airport

Lucchese crime family associate Jimmy "The Gent" Burke planned and executed a robbery at JFK's Cargo Building 261. The target was U.S. currency flown in from currency exchanges in West Germany. The December 11, 1978 heist brought in $5 million in cash and $875,000 in jewelry.

Posted February 16, 2014 by gstavrou

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