this day in crime history: january 17, 1950

On this date in 1950, the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, MA was robbed of over $2.5 million in cash, checks and money orders. It took years for cops to solve the crime, but all eleven of the robbers were eventually arrested and convicted. The robbery inspired a 1978 movie starring Peter Falk.

FBI History: The Brinks Robbery

Wikipedia: Great Brinks Robbery

The Brinks Job (1978)

Friday Movie Quote – July 8, 2011

4 thoughts on “this day in crime history: january 17, 1950

  1. JOhn D.:
    I remember the movie (good flick), but I didn’t think it happened THAT long agao (before I was even born)…

    Wonder if any got to spend the moolah?
    Good post.

    Stay safe.

    Like

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