The Last Good Heist: The Inside Story of The Biggest Single Payday in the Criminal History of the Northeast


The Last Good Heist: The Inside Story of The Biggest Single Payday in the Criminal History of the Northeast Author Wayne Worcester
ISBN-10 1493009591
ISBN-13 9781493009596
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Globe Pequot Press
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On Aug 14 1975 eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime La Cosa Nostra and its associates in Providence R I The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash gold silver stamps coins jewels and high end jewelry The true value of the loot has always been kept secret partly because it was ill gotten to begin with and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight It s one thing for authorities to admit they didn t find a trace of goods worth from 3 million to 4 million and entirely another when what was at stake was more accurately valued at about 30 million the equivalent of 120 million today It was the biggest single payday in the criminal history of the Northeast Nobody came close not the infamous James Whitey Bulger not John The Dapper Don Gotti not even the Brinks or Wells Fargo robbers The heist was bold enough and big enough to rock the underworld to its core and it left La Cosa Nostra in the region awash in turmoil that still reverberates more than forty years later Last Good Heist is the inside story of the robbery and its aftermath

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