2018-2-23 · ZCBÜ. -. 23. February 2018. The Swiss Gang, lead by the Elly Widler, aka "The Swiss" (his father was from Switzerland), was a gang made up of European thieves. In 1940, they stole copper ingots from an American warehouse, (total value of the ingots would be USD 8 million today), it was the largest single heist in Shanghai''s history.