I was looking for articles on crimes in Lebanon when I fell on this 1976 fiction novel by a certain Damien Lewis.
Its summary goes as follows:
1976, war-torn Beirut city. Under the cover of a massive firefight, an unknown band of armed men blast their way into the Imperial Bank of Beirut. Over the next 48 hours they load up three trucks with gold bullion, and the raiders and the loot disappear forever.
Someone should make a movie out of it.
Perhaps not fiction but based on true events…more shocking that the SAS might be involved…http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-459185/Soldiers-Fortune.html
not Imperial Bank but BBME (British Bank of the Middle East)
Yes, true story! This book is available online. Check it here : http://goo.gl/3LWZH
Cobra ma ghero?
Is this the same story as this:
“Arafat’s Bank Robbery”
Blamed on Arafat, Hassan Salameh, Corsican mafia, SAS, etc…I think many people were involved to pull such a daring heist…Cobra ma ghero was still on a bicycle then and frankly lacked(s) the intelect and leadership to pull something like this
they already are making it into a movie http://www.filmofilia.com/safady-entertainment-acquires-film-rights-to-cobra-405-43954/