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22nd Jul '17 1:54:57 AM foxley
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* The second robbery in ''Film/BabyDriver'' involves heisting an armoured car that is delivering cash to a bank. It does not go as smoothly as the first robbery.



* "Payroll jobs" the American equivalent are mention Donald Westlake's crime novels in his Literature/{{Parker}} and Dortmunder books (two different series), but later books mention how corporate practices change making these jobs rarer and rarer.

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* "Payroll jobs" the American equivalent are mention Donald Westlake's crime novels in his Literature/{{Parker}} and Dortmunder Literature/{{Dortmunder}} books (two different series), but later books mention how corporate practices change making these jobs rarer and rarer.
22nd Jun '17 10:23:53 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", the robbery of an armoured car is actually the cover for a political assassination.

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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", the robbery of an armoured car is actually the cover for a political assassination. Turns out a controversial American politician was being smuggled out of the country disguised as a security guard, but those after him got wind of it.
21st Jun '17 10:18:56 PM JackG
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* A mainstay of ''Series/TheProfessionals'' episodes.

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* A mainstay ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Heroes", the robbery of ''Series/TheProfessionals'' episodes.an armoured car is actually the cover for a political assassination.
27th May '17 3:27:05 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': In "Pieces of Eight", a gang of robbers dressed as pirates snatch an armoured van delivering cash to the bank.
23rd Jan '17 10:04:28 PM zark117
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Wotcha, [[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish me old china]]. How's your Ruby? Bit 'ot innit? Well, each to 'is own self. Me, I luv 'em.

Lemme tell ya 'baht a little caper that the criminal fraternity used to play in back in the day. You know, when [[TheSixties people smoked that 'ganja]] or [[TheSeventies 'ad girls' 'air]].

The blag. Now, [[HaveAGayOldTime this ain't what it means today]]. This weren't no [[TheCon getting access with a high-class set of bluffs]]. And it ain't some [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} fancy name for your blog]]. A blag was an armed robbery done ''right'', done old-school. Sometimes we done over the bank itself but more likely was tooling up a few villains to do over the security van moving the pay packets between em. One variant was them little sub-Post Offices that usually 'ad one pensioner serving and no thick glass, no thing. Piece of piss, that.

See, before you had your fancy-schmancy credit cards and online banking, you had all your money in readies. Proper cash.

So to get this money from the banks out to the works, they drove it about in security vans. Amateur transit-jobs squired about by flabby ex-Old Bill done for being on the take along with herberts thinking they was Bruce Lee. They'd 'ave a shatter-proof windscreen and a lockbox but none of your exploding coloured-dyes and time locks.

If you knew where the van was going to be and when (there were ways of getting that- like discovering someone at the company liked his [[PornStash girlie mags]] [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse and making the consequences clear if he didn't help you]]), you could turn it over. This is what was called a "cash-in-transit robbery".

What you did then was get your [[SawedOffShotgun sawn-off]] and some pickaxe 'andles, then attack it, RobinHood/Lawrence of Arabia style, [[InTheHood making sure your faces were covered]]. You [[TapOnTheHead coshed the guards]] ([[EvenEvilHasStandards you didn't shoot anyone, no siree. Not back then]]) and slung yer hook with the take before [[UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers the Sweeney showed up]]. They were armed and [[OldFashionedCopper not very nice]].

Of course, then you had to make sure no-one turned you in before you ended up in the Costa del Sol, sipping champers with your lovely lady. 'specially, you had to watch out for the [[LondonGangster big crooks]].

Kind of dead now, [[ForensicDrama cos of all the DNA and what not]]. Those were the days.

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6th Oct '16 10:11:49 AM ElodieHiras
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* Can randomly happen in ''VideoGame/{{XCOM2}}'' since you are commanding LaResistance fighting against the [[VichyEarth ADVENT Coalition]]. Sometimes you attack a convoy or train for supplies, sometimes you attack an armored truck carrying a captive Resistance VIP (An Engineer or a Scientist).
6th May '16 4:57:46 AM foxley
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* ''Film/DiamondsOnWheels''

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* ''Film/DiamondsOnWheels''''Film/DiamondsOnWheels'' opens with the gang pulling an armed blag on a armoured van transporting diamonds. The professionalism of this job stands in stark contrast to their transformation into StupidCrooks later in the film.
4th Apr '16 8:13:41 AM HighCrate
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* The half of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]'' veteran ''Film/TheRebelSet'' that wasn't beatnik-sploitation revolved around [[HeyItsThatGuy the Chief from]] ''Film/GetSmart'' planning an armored car robbery in Chicago -- with the twist that the robbers would do the job while travelling from New York to LA by train, during a layover; they'd be gone on the train, with the cash, before the police would know what happened.

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* The half of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]'' veteran ''Film/TheRebelSet'' that wasn't beatnik-sploitation revolved around [[HeyItsThatGuy the Chief from]] from ''Film/GetSmart'' planning an armored car robbery in Chicago -- with the twist that the robbers would do the job while travelling from New York to LA by train, during a layover; they'd be gone on the train, with the cash, before the police would know what happened.
16th Mar '16 3:44:47 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'' (and [[TheItalianJob2003 the 2003 remake]])

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* ''Film/TheItalianJob1969'' (and [[TheItalianJob2003 [[Film/TheItalianJob2003 the 2003 remake]])



* ''Film/{{Circus of Fear}}'' (the 1966 film starring Creator/ChristopherLee, not [[CircusOfFear the trope of the same name]]) opens with an armed blag on the Tower Bridge.

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* ''Film/{{Circus of Fear}}'' ''Film/CircusOfFear'' (the 1966 film starring Creator/ChristopherLee, not [[CircusOfFear the trope of the same name]]) opens with an armed blag on the Tower Bridge.
30th Dec '15 10:11:09 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Westside}}'': In "Dire Combustion", Ted and his gang heist an armoured car. Things start going badly wrong when they attempt to bust it open.
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