Bruce Reynolds

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Bruce Reynolds
Bruce-Reynolds 1999 (cropped).jpg
Reynolds in 1999
Bruce Richard Reynolds

(1931-09-07)7 September 1931
Died28 February 2013(2013-02-28) (aged 81)
Croydon, London, England
Cause of deathUnknown
OccupationRobber, drug dealer
Known forGreat Train Robbery of 1963
Spouse(s)Frances Reynolds (?-her death)
ChildrenNick Reynolds

Bruce Richard Reynolds (7 September 1931 – 28 February 2013)[1] was a British criminal. He led the Great Train Robbery of 1963.[2] At the time it was Britain's largest robbery.[3] He stole an amount equal to £41 million today (2013).[4] Reynolds spent five years on the run from police. He was imprisoned for 25 years in 1969. He was released in 1978. He wrote three books and performed with the band Alabama 3, for whom his son, Nick, plays.[5]

Reynolds was born in Strand, London. He also had convictions for assault and supplying drugs.

He died in Croydon, London, at the age of 81.[1][3][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds dies aged 81". BBC News. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. "Bruce Reynolds". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 1 March 2013. p. 33. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Obituary: Bruce Reynolds". The Guardian. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. Jake Arnott (12 July 2013). "Great Train Robbery: How Bruce Reynolds became a writer". BBC News. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  5. Reynolds, Bruce (29 January 2008). "Comment: Anyone can steal - but few get away" – via
  6. "The "Train Robber House"".