The great grain robbery was the July 1972 purchase of 10 million tons of United States grain (mainly wheat and corn ) by the Soviet Union at subsidized prices, which resulted in higher grain prices in the United States. Grain prices soon reached 125-year highs in Chicago. In a 10-month span, soybeans went from $3.31 to $12.90 a bushel. Food prices around the world rose 50% in 1973. The U.S. government spent $300 million and by unwittingly subsidizing the Russian purchases (in 1971 and 1972 wheat crops in the Soviet Union suffered massive shortfalls; the U.S. Government, which had no idea of the scope of the problem, blithely negotiated a three-year deal that allowed the Kremlin to buy U.S. grain on credit; the Soviets spent their entire credit limit and more right away, and global grain prices skyrocketed: Just weeks after this grain deal was announced, the Earth-observing satellite Landsat 1 achieved orbit; if the satellite had launched a few months earlier, the so-called great grain robbery might never have happened), this event helped lead to the U.S. government seeking more information about global agricultural output via infrared satellite intelligence.
Robbery is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Teena Marie, released in 1983. It is her first album for Epic Records, following her acrimonious departure from Motown the previous year. The album was written and produced by Marie herself and features contributions from Patrice Rushen, Paulinho da Costa, and Steve Ferrone among others. However, the album did not repeat the success of her last Motown release It Must Be Magic (1981) stalling at number 13 on the Black Albums chart and only reaching number 119 on the Billboard Albums chart.
The Securitas depot robbery was the largest cash robbery in British history. It took place on the evening of 21 February 2006 from 18:30 GMT until the early hours of 22 February 2006. Several men abducted and threatened the family of the manager, tied up fourteen staff members and stole £53,116,760 in bank notes from a Securitas Cash Management Ltd depot in Vale Road, Tonbridge, Kent.
The Eastcastle Street robbery was, at the time, Britain's largest postwar robbery. It occurred on Wednesday 21 May 1952 in Eastcastle Street when seven masked men held up a post office van just off Oxford Street, central London. The robbers escaped with £287,000 (estimated to be worth, in 2018, approximately £8,110,000).
The Brink's-Mat robbery occurred at the Heathrow International Trading Estate on 26 November 1983, with a record £26 million (today approximately £86 million) worth of gold bullion, diamonds, and cash stolen from a warehouse. The bullion was the property of Johnson Matthey Bankers Ltd, which collapsed the following year after making large loans to frauds and insolvent firms. Two men were convicted, and the majority of the gold has never been recovered. Insurers Lloyd's of London paid out for the losses. Several deaths have been linked to the case, and there are links to the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary in April 2015.
Track Robbery (foaled 1976 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. Out of the mare Left at Home, she was sired by Wood Memorial Stakes winner No Robbery, a son of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Swaps.