The Hatton Garden Heist captured the public's imagination more than any other crime since The Great Train Robbery. It was supposed to make a fortune for a team of old-time professional criminals. Their last hurrah. A final lucrative job that would send the old codgers off on happy retirements to the badlands of Spain and beyond. It seemed to be the stuff of legends.
In what has been described as a true-life blend of Grumpy Old Men and Ocean's Eleven, Sexy Beasts is an insider account of the 2015 Hatton Garden Heist, in which a group of retirement-age career criminals - the so-called "Diamond Geezers" - robbed a London jewelry vault in what would be the biggest burglary in UK history.