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)

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

  1. John D.:
    That was a good Falk movie.
    Amazing that the gang planed this for over TWO years…they had the heist down to a science.
    And, as could be expected, their problems came from within.

    But they all STILL got caught in the end.

    A very good story.

    Roll safe out there.

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