This episode presents a docudrama based on the armed robbery of the Brink's Company in Boston on Jan. 17, 1950. This was the largest cash robbery in history, totaling $2,775,395. This program recounts the aftermath of the robbery. Although the leven robbers had taken a pledge to kill any member who broke the rules of secrecy, the brutality, antagonisms and betrayal within the group turned one of its number to the law. The greatest police search for a criminal did not catch the robbers until 1956 and only $60,000 was recovered. Doonan was cheated out of his share and he revealed everything to the FBI.
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