The Great Train Robbery: History-Making Heist

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Do you love a mystery? When it comes to major crimes such as murders, robberies, and hijackings, there's nothing the police love more than solving the case. The True Crime series examines some of the most notorious crimes ever committed. While some have been solved, others continue to baffle police. Maybe you can help crack the case.

"Shout and we'll kill you!" Threats and violence were part of the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Its loot was, at that time, the largest amount of cash ever stolen in Britain. The ...

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Overview

Do you love a mystery? When it comes to major crimes such as murders, robberies, and hijackings, there's nothing the police love more than solving the case. The True Crime series examines some of the most notorious crimes ever committed. While some have been solved, others continue to baffle police. Maybe you can help crack the case.

"Shout and we'll kill you!" Threats and violence were part of the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Its loot was, at that time, the largest amount of cash ever stolen in Britain. The "Crime of the Century" seemed to be perfectly planned and executed, but police aimed to show that they'd find those involved and bring them to justice. Would they succeed or would the daring criminals involved in the crime escape with the cash?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756543600
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: True Crime Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Surprise Attack 8

London's Criminal Element 16

Planning the Crime 22

The Heist 32

The Plan Breaks Down 40

Capture and Trial 52

Life on the Run 64

The Robbers' Fates 78

Timeline 88

Glossary 92

Additional Resources 93

Select Bibliography 94

Index 96

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