Fun Fact January 17, 2022.

Today in history!  According to History dot com, it was on January 17, 1950 that 11 men robbed the Brinks armored car depot in Boston.  The mastermind was a career criminal named Anthony “Fats” Pino who, along with 10 ne’er do wells, staked out the depot for 18 months.  They stole the plans for the alarm system and return them before anyone noticed.  Wearing a uniform similar to the Brinks employees and rubber Halloween masks, the thieves entered the depot with copied keys, surprising and tying up several employees inside the company‚Äôs counting room. They filled 14 canvas bags with cash, coins, checks and money orders.  The men were out and in their getaway car in about 30 minutes. Their haul weighed more than half a ton and was more than $2.7 million, about $29 million today.  It was the largest robbery in U.S. history at the time.  It was almost the perfect crime, almost.  The culprits were caught in January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.  Listen to the podcast here;

Culpeper man arrested for Stephens City robbery

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A 27 year old Culpeper man has been arrested for attempted robbery of the Fairfax Pike Handy Mart in Stephens City.

Richard George Wheatly is being held without bond and charged with Assault, Robbery and Vandalism.

Wheatly is accused of attempting to rob the Handy Mart by knife point and getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

After pulling the knife and demanding cash the clerk scuffled with him knocking over several items.

The suspect fled the store dropping his mask and cell phone a patron did try to stop him in the parking lot and was able to damage the suspect’s car.

After responding to the scene the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) issued a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) for the vehicle.

Culpepper County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Deputies were able to apprehend Wheatly without incident as he returned to Culpepper County.

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