#6 – The Great Train Robbery
(1963): One of the most infamous Robberies of all time took place on a running Glasgow travelling Post Office train in 1963. On 8th Aug, a High Value Package carriage carrying a huge amount of £2.3 million (about £30 million today), which had left for London was robbed in a planned cowboy style move.
The train was detracted with the help of a false signal, hijacked and shelved midway by the remaining members. The money looted was divided among the gang and triumphant, they left the scene after warning the hijacked staff to contact the police only after 30 minutes. Thus giving the Police an easy clue as to how close the suspects had hidden. The Buckinghamshire Police and the flying squad of Scotland Yard under the orders of overall command was Detective Chief Superintendent Jack Slipper. Meanwhile, the gang that had been spending off the money at a cottage near the trains looting place started to panic and flee. This alerted one of the nosy neighbours.
The police soon rounded up on the house and gathered enough prints to arrest the adventurous gang one by one, who were sentenced to 307 years imprisonment as a whole.