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July 18, 2022

Jack Goes Bad - Part 1 - Revenge by Robbery

Jack Kelley's criminal career begins to fall apart and he's forced to make a decision that will change his life, and those of his companions, forever. But Jack wasn't a victim. If he was being forced into retirement, he'd go ...

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June 13, 2022

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

The 1960s were wild times in Boston. With a gang war playing out in the background, there must have been a bit of a wild west feel in the air between the amazing bank and armored car heists pulled off by Jack Kelley and his c...

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December 20, 2021

The Great Plymouth Mail Robbery

Last week we told you how the Plymouth Mail Robbery job dropped into Jack Kelley's lap in a Watertown diner, and introduced you to the Dream Team Jack assembled to take down the largest cash score in history. This week Jack d...

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December 13, 2021

Plymouth, More Than Just a Rock - The Planning of the Plymouth Mail Robbery

Still considered unsolved, the Plymouth Mail Robbery was the largest cash heist of all time when it was carried out in 1962. Jack "Red" Kelley was producer, architect, director, and the lead in its performance. We take you be...

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December 06, 2021

Lessons Learned and Not - Heists of the 1930s

A constant “student” of crime, Jack Kelley analyzed other crimes not to replicate them, but rather not to repeat their mistakes. We are taking one last journey to the 1930s to examine some of the lessons Jack took away from h...

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October 04, 2021

The Bobbsey Twins - Santo Diaferio & Carmello Merlino - The Early Days

In Episode 5 we will be discussing Sonny Diaferio and Mello Merlino, childhood friends and lifelong partners in crime. Nina and Lara will be telling the story of their early days. If you'd like to email Lara you can reach her...

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September 20, 2021

The Great Brink's Heist - Our Take On It

The Great Brink's Heist of 1950 was almost the perfect crime. $2.775 million was stolen in Boston on a mid-January evening. We follow the twists and turns of the FBI investigation that led to the capture and eventual convicti...

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