IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- NOVEMBER 8, 1968- BRUCE REYNOLDS THE LAST OF THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERS CAUGHT AFTER 5 YEARS ON THE RUN

Bruce Reynolds, the “old crook” who masterminded the Great Train Robbery, has died at the age of 81.

It was fifty years ago today- November 8, 1968- Bruce Reynolds the mastermind and the last of the 15 involved in the Great Train Robbery of August 1963 was finally caught after 5 years on the run. Reynolds was traced by Scotland Yard to a seaside resort near Torquay.  Reynolds had been living the dream in Mexico and France with his family but had recently returned to the United Kingdom. After being caught Reynolds said “I’m glad it’s over. It’s no life for anyone, always drifting about.” Reynolds served seven years of his twenty-five year sentence before being paroled. He died in 2013 at the age of eighty-one.

 

 

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