Great Train Robbers dumped ‘foreign’ Scottish money

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THE Great Train Robbers ditched a huge haul of cash from their infamous raid because they were Scottish banknotes, it has been claimed.

Gang members were said to be too wary of the “foreign” money snatched in the 1963 robbery, in which they stole £2.6 million (the equivalent of over £40m today) so they left it in their countryside hideout.

But this proved to be one of the key pieces of evidence that led to most of the 15-man gang’s eventual capture.

Author Nick Russell-Pavier, who carried out a series of interviews with mastermind Bruce Reynolds before he died, revealed the gang left behind a large sum in Scottish and Irish banknotes because they were wary of the currency....

Read entire article at The Scotsman (UK)

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