Blaggers Inc: Britain's Biggest Armed Robberies

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Apr 19, 2012 - True Crime - 240 pages
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From piracy on the high seas to the recent Securitas depot robbery in Kent, Britain has a long and inglorious tradition of armed robbery as a way of life. In this uniquely compelling history, reformed career criminal Terry Smith brings the benefit of hard-won wisdom to his analysis of all the major cases. Casting a sharp eye over both the dangerously devil-may-care ‘blagger’ and the more organised professional ‘villain’, he brings an insider’s point of view to the most high-profile armed robberies of the past 50 years. Each chapter has a full and comprehensive account of the robbery in the words of those who participated in it (including some exclusive interview material), the media, police and court records – starting from the initial spark through to the planning, organisation and execution of the crime, and how it came to be solved by law enforcement.
 

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THE BANK OF AMERICA ROBBERY
THE SECURITY EXPRESS DEPOT ROBBERY
THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE SAFE DEPOSIT CENTRE ROBBERY
THE MILLENNIUM DOME ROBBERY
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Terry Smith is the author of Blaggers Inc. His personal experiences of crime and punishment form the basis of his memoir, The Art of Armed Robbery. He is also the author of Nil Desperandum, a biography of professional thief Patsy Feeley. In recent years Terry has appeared on Channel 4 reality show The Heist and worked as technical adviser on Spike Lee s robbery movie Inside Man.

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