Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were driving their stolen Ford V8 when they were engulfed in a hail of more than 100 bullets.

By the time the authorities re-established control on the morning of 4 May, two prison officers and three perpetrators lay dead.

Despite a reward of $10 million, and extensive investigations by the FBI, none of the works have ever been recovered and nobody has ever been arrested for the robbery.

‘Murf the Surf’ and two accomplices committed the biggest jewel heist in New York’s history when they stole priceless gems from the American Museum of Natural History.