In an age when cyber criminals can seemingly snatch your social security number out of thin air (ahem, "The Cloud"), physical capers (which would today involve circumnavigating security details, surveillance, and high-tech vaults) appear foolishly archaic - like something out of a James Bond movie back when they starred Sean Connery. And yet, crown jewels, historical diamonds, and celebrity engagement rings are still coveted scores, inspiring real-life whodunits across the world (not to mention the Met Gala-starring plot of last year's Ocean's 8).

Click through for a few totally wild, headlining-making heists in recent history.

[Photo via Ocean's 8/Warner Bros, Entertainment]