The Great New Zealand Robbery: How gangsters pulled off our most audacious robbery

The Great New Zealand Robbery: How gangsters pulled off our most audacious robbery

by Scott Bainbridge

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Overview

It should be remembered as New Zealand's answer to Britain's Great Train Robbery: in the dead of the night, robbers broke into the Waterfront Industry Commission's offices and made off with an audacious loot equivalent to almost $1 million today.

This 1956 heist, which eventually came to be known as the Waterfront Payroll Robbery, was executed with military precision and the robbers left nothing but a smoking office and an empty safe behind them.

The crime was eventually pinned on small-time crook Trevor Nash. When four years later, Nash made a brazen prison-escape attempt, he rose to notoriety as a kind of anti-establishment hero.

But to this day uncertainty remains about whether Nash alone was responsible for the waterfront heist. Could he really-cunning as he was-have pulled it off all by himself?

And what happened to the money?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760638900
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 07/26/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Scott Bainbridge is one of New Zealand's best-known true crime writers. He is the author of four books, including The Bassett Rd Machine-Gun Murders and Shot in the Dark.

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