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The unusual suspect : the remarkable true story of a modern-day Robin Hood

Machell, Ben2021
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Stephen Jackley was a young, British geography student with Asperger's Syndrome. When the global financial crisis hit in 2007, he became obsessed with the idea of Robin Hood. With no prior experience, he resolved to become a bank robber. He would steal from the rich and give to the poor. Against all likelihood, his plan actually worked. Jackley used disguise, elaborate escape routes and replica pistols to successfully hold up a string of banks, making away with thousands of pounds. He committed ten robberies in south-west England over a six-month period. Bank notes marked with 'RH' - 'Robin Hood' - began finding their way into the hands of the homeless. The police, despite their concerted efforts, had no idea what was going on or who was responsible. That is until Jackley's ambition got the better of him. This is his story.
Author:
Machell, Ben, author
Imprint:
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2021.
Collation:
314 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781786897961 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
364.155209B JAC364.1552364.155
Language:
English
BRN:
4791223
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