Inside The Vault - Amil Dinsio
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Amil Dinsio has been described by federal agents and historians alike as the nation’s most successful bank burglar. Born in Goshen, Ohio, in 1936, Dinsio began robbing banks while still in high school. He and his brother, James, robbed or burglarized hundreds of banks during their illustrious careers. Throughout Dinsio’s life, he always has maintained the unconditional love and of his large family; but, most especially, that of his wife, Linda, and his daughters, Melissa and Amie-Jo.
In a book titled “Robbing Banks”, by L.R. Kirchner, Amil is described as a “Skillful thief with a steadily successful modus operandi” and has him linked to at least a dozen bank burglaries during the 1960’s and ‘70’s, with a total take estimated at over $30 million. He has named Amil as the nation’s most successful bank burglar. Most recently, an episode of Masterminds on Court TV featured a story about Amil and the 1972 burglary of the United California Bank states that Amil and his crew are “The best bank burglary crew that the FBI has ever seen.” It goes on to say the Laguna Niguel burglary was “The big time” and that Amil had “Planned it for months, executed it to perfection and stole millions from the ultra-secure vault. It was the most amazing bank burglary in history.”
It is important to understand that Amil is a bank burglar, not a bank robber. Often these terms are used interchangeably, but they are very different. A bank burglar is one who enters a bank at night, generally when nobody is present to be harmed. A bank burglary requires great skill, in that a means of entry to a locked facility must be gained, requiring the bypass of high-tech alarm systems and the entry into vaults and safety deposit boxes must be done with specialized tools and most often explosives.