The Gang They Couldn't Catch by Debra Weyermann
The Story of America's Greatest Modern-Day Bank Robbers-And How They Got Away With It

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The story of a man who masterminded $30 million in burglaries over two decades reveals how David Grandstaff and his gang were able to pull off the famous Valley National Bank job in Arizona, netting $3 million, among other crimes. 30,000 first printing.
 

About Debra Weyermann

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Debra Weyermann is an award-winning journalist who has written for numerous publications, including the Arizona Daily Star, the Denver Post, Harper's, and the Santa Barbara News-Press.
 
Published October 1, 1993 by Poseidon Pr. 366 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Perpetrated by ``the Boys,'' a loose-knit trio from the poor section of Des Moines, the robbery was ``the largest...of a standing bank in US history.'' David Grandstaff, 38, was considered by the FBI (who suspected him at once) the ``most dangerous'' of the robbers because he was ``the most contr...

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Grandstaff, whom she interviewed, emerges as an exceptionally intelligent man from an impoverished Des Moines, Iowa, background, who--like his fellow gang members, called ``The Boys''--never had the opportunity to develop his abilities.

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