BRINK'S! It took six years and eleven men to steal $2,700,000!

Author: Behn (Noel)
Year: 1977
Publisher: Allen
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg.
ISBN: 0491023618
Price: 7.00
Hardback. 1st UK edn. On January 17, 1950, 7 men wearing full-face rubber Halloween masks entered the Boston offices of Brink's Incorporated. Acting with split-second precision, they held up and bound and gagged 5 employees, then proceeded to ransack the company vault. Outside the North Terminal Garage building 3 accomplices waited, among them the mastermind of the heist - the plump, small-time hood who for 6yrs. had meticulously researched every aspect of the Brink's operation. In less than 20 minutes the gunmen emerged with the sisal sacks stuffed with $2,775,395.12 in American cash and securities, and hoisted them into the back of a waiting truck and drove off into Lafayette Street. For Anthony Pino, after a lifetime of shop-lifting, safe-cracking, and robbery, it was the biggest score of all. The author reconstructs a crime so daring, so carefully planned and executed, that the police and FBI spent 6yrs. and $29million solving it, and then only at the instigation of an informer. Based on nearly 1000 hours of taped conversation with the surviving members of the gang, this book constitutes one of the longest confessions of complicity ever offered. Because the defendants stood mute at their 1956 trial, it is the only complete account of the fantastic theft. Illus. 384pp. 8vo. h/back. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. in sl. frayed Vg. dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.


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