Max Schumann is a thief who was active in the mid to late 20th century. He was remarked as brilliant by Isabel Lahiri. During a job, he raised a building by elevating the pylons it used as supports in order to allow for some kind of theft or con, in reference to which the term "Schumann Special" was coined to observe the process. After succeeding in Venice during 1964, he repeated the process again in Istanbul during 1973, as a crew of six accomplices.
Danny's crew was given the idea by Rusty to use the Schumann Special during the van der Woude Job. With at least seven members, they succeeded in detaching the building's thirty pylon supports, inserting jacks, and raising the house to the necessary height.