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Bruce Reynolds – The Great Train Robber’s life in photos

by | 28th, February 2013

RIP Bruce Reynolds. It’s not often a thief’s death is announced on the national news. But then history has been kind to the gang whose great caper was masterminded by Reynolds, a known armed burglar. Reynolds was arrested after nearly five years on the run and on January 15, 1969, sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment. On August 8, 1963, Reynolds and the gang stole £2,500,000 from the overnight mail express from Euston to Glasgow. They forced the driver to stop at Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, where they unloaded the booty. When arrested in Torquay, Reynolds, 38, told Detective Chief-Superintendent Tommy Butler: “Anyone who thinks crime pays must be mad. It has been driving me silly.” Reynolds was released from prison on 6 June 1978 after serving 10 years. Not all the money was found.

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Britain's best-known fugitive Ronnie Biggs blows out candles on his birthday cake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, August 8, 1999. Some 140 friends and family members joined Biggs, who took part in the "Great Train Robbery" in 1963 at his 70th birthday party. Bruce Reynolds who also took part in the notorious mail train robbery, was also present.(AP Photo/Douglas Engle).

Ronnie Biggs is over here.



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