If you needed proof that things you see in the movies don't always work in real life, then today's news about a pair of New York diamond dealers being found guilty of staging a robbery at their own store should make the case quite nicely.

Diamond vendors Atul Shah and Mahaveer Kankariya apparently watched Guy Ritchie's film 'Snatch' one time too many. The greedy jewelers, looking to make some extra cash in a down economy, decided that the film's opening scene, one featuring a cast of robbers dressed as Hasidic Jews robbing a jewelry store, would make a pretty great real-life robbery. It might have, if the bumbling duo had actually managed to destroy the security cameras in the shop. Instead, cops were able to salvage the footage, which showed the men exchanging boxes of real diamonds for empty ones three hours prior to the heist. We're wondering if prosecutors could also have charged them with plagiarism...

Hit the jump for more details on the heist gone wrong.
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