HISTORIC BRINK’S ROBBERY ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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On January 17, 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million ($29 million today) 
from the Brink’s Armored Car depot in Boston,
Massachusetts. It was the
perfect crime—almost—as the culprits weren’t caught until January 1956,
just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.

The robbery’s mastermind was Anthony “Fats” Pino, a career criminal who recruited a group of 10 other men to stake out the depot for 18 months to
figure out when it held the most money. Pino’s men then managed to steal
plans for the depot’s alarm system, returning them before anyone noticed
they were gone.

Mugshot of Anthony Pino, one of criminals who engineered the great Brinks robbery on January 17, 1950 in Boston.
Anthony “Fats” Pino.

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The Brink’s building on Prince Street after the heist.


A detective examines the Brinks vault after the theft.

Burlap money bags recovered in a Boston junk yard from the great Brinks robbery on January 17, 1950.
Burlap money bags recovered in a Boston junk yard from the
Brink’s robbery.

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