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Mastermind of 1963 “Great Train Robbery” dies in London

Thursday, February 28th 2013 - 18:48 UTC
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The mastermind behind Britain's “Great Train Robbery”, a 1963 heist that turned its perpetrators into celebrities, has died aged 81, local media reported on Thursday. Bruce Reynolds died in his sleep at his home in London after a period of ill health, reports from news media which included the BBC said, citing comments from Reynolds's son, Nick. Read full article

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  • Trunce

    Good! Lets hope Biggs takes the hint, and follows ASAP.

    Feb 28th, 2013 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I still don't understand why Biggs was not topped during his time in Brasil.

    Feb 28th, 2013 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    everything in that picture has now changed,

    time roll on.

    Feb 28th, 2013 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/02/28/mastermind-of-1963-great-train-robbery-dies-in-london#comment221940: If you remember he was kidnapped from Brazil by some British terrorists.

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Then released by British law, if you remember properly. Expect an Argentine to take the side of a murderer and a thief.

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 06:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Correction - “. Expect a Malvinista to take the side of another murderer and thief.”

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    4... Or arrested in other words for bludgeoning a man giving him permanent brain damage, nasty bit of work. We should of thought about putting him on a Argentine Flight with nuns!!!

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @1 Trunce,
    l thought Biggs was already dead?

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @8 No, he's still alive. Just. Can't speak though. Perhaps argieland will die when he does. Wouldn't that be fun?

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    The robbery was inspired by the very popular 1960 movie “League of Gentlemen” which also involved a big shipment of old banknotes.

    Mar 01st, 2013 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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