Diamond Annie and the Forty Elephants – The All-Female Gang That Terrorized London

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In the late 19th century, nefarious groups ruled the streets of London, but one stood out: the Forty Elephants, London’s all-female organization. Contemporaries of the real Peaky Blinders, these women were the best shoplifters in London, able to hide multiple fur coats in their skirts and bloomers; and their queen, Diamond Annie, ran the outfit with ruthless precision in the 1910s and ’20s. Dressed in expensive furs and arriving by limousine, Diamond Annie walked into high-end department stores and swiped fortunes’ worth of merchandise in under an hour.

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