The “Great Train Robber” Ronnie Biggs Has Died At Age 84

1. Notorious British criminal Ronnie Biggs has died.

It’s reported he died from “ill health” and spent his last few years in a care. He was released from jail in 2009 because of his poor health.

2. Biggs served only 15 months of a 30-year sentence before escaping. He then avoided British jail for almost 40 years, living in Australia and Brazil.

Biggs famously was involved in the “Great Train Robbery” in which a train from Glasgow to London was robbed in 1963. The gang escaped with £2.6 million, which is the the equivalent of £40 million today. The driver of the train, Jack Mills, was hit by Biggs’ gang with an iron bar and never worked again.

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