Murf The Surf on His Famous Star of India Heist

On October 29, 1964, burglars entered New York’s American Museum of Natural History and stole the Star of India along with a number of other precious gems. These gems were part of the J.P. Morgan jewel collection, and the heist was called the “Jewel Heist of the Century.” In this video, one of the burglars, Jack Roland Murphy, better known as “Murph the Surf” recalls the robbery: “Several things happened while we were up there because we’re trying to stay balanced, and I go down to this one corner just checking it out and there was an enormous covey of pigeons in the corner and they didn’t move until I got right up and they exploded.”

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Submitted by: Ilana Faber
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