Wanted by Dane Batty
Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI's Most Elusive Criminals

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What do you think of when you hear about someone on the FBI's Most Wanted List? Hardened criminals, without morals or any sense of right and wrong, ready to solve a dispute with a gun, right? But what if things weren't that cut and dried? What if the nice guy you hired to hook up your cable was Number Seven on the FBI's list? Les Rogge looks and acts just like your next-door neighbor. Yet in twenty years he may have robbed more banks than Jesse James and Bonnie and Clyde put together--without firing a shot. Caught and put in jail twice, he escaped--and went sailing around the Caribbean with his wife and dog! In Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI's Most Elusive Criminals, Les details his adventures from Alaska to Antigua, the Chesapeake to Cancn, in everything from a converted shrimp boat at an abandoned marina to an R.V. at a Mayan ruin--and hundreds of vehicles and venues in between. But it all came to a halt when a fourteen-year-old in Guatemala forced him to turn himself in. Few felons have been as forthcoming about their successes, failures, robbery techniques, passion for sailing vessels... and love for his wife.
 

About Dane Batty

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Dane Batty is a designer, technical writer and biographer. He is a husband and father of two and holds an MBA from George Fox University. He lives near Portland, Oregon with his family and enjoys motocross racing on the weekends.
 
Published June 30, 2010 by Nish Publishing Company. 219 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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Batty's account of his uncle, Leslie Ibsen Rogge, is cobbled together from interviews and letters written by Rogge.

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This chronicle of one of the country's most elusive criminals is very entertaining, but lacks reflection and analysis.

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I felt uneasy, much like reading about stock brokers making a killing in the stock market, pulling tons of money from thin air or robbing (legally) pension funds – you admire the chutzpah, but despise the method.

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Author Dane Batty wrote the book when he heard the stories his uncle, Leslie Ibsen Rogge, told or ones being told about him.

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A week from today a breath of fresh air is hitting the true crime book shelves in the form of debut author Dane Batty’s Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge.

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