Final Confession The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta Phil Cresta was no run of the mill thief Mastermind of the legendary Brink s ard truck robbery and a string of countless other high stakes heists he stole than ten million dollars in escapades that o

  • Title: Final Confession: The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta
  • Author: Brian P. Wallace Bill Crowley
  • ISBN: 9781555534493
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Phil Cresta was no run of the mill thief Mastermind of the legendary Brink s ard truck robbery and a string of countless other high stakes heists, he stole than ten million dollars in escapades that often were breathtakingly daring and at times marvelously inventive The robberies baffled both police and fellow outlaws for decades, and most of the crimes remain uPhil Cresta was no run of the mill thief Mastermind of the legendary Brink s ard truck robbery and a string of countless other high stakes heists, he stole than ten million dollars in escapades that often were breathtakingly daring and at times marvelously inventive The robberies baffled both police and fellow outlaws for decades, and most of the crimes remain unsolved today Now the open case files of these memorable thefts can be closed as Cresta himself provides the true story on how they were planned and carried out Born in Boston s North End in 1928, Cresta was raised in an abusive household He was sent to Concord Reformatory as a teenager, where he learned the craft of picking locks, a skill later honed during stays at the Charlestown and Walpole prisons in Massachusetts Following the Brinks robbery in 1968, he was put on the FBI s Ten Most Wanted List, but eluded the law for five years, living in Chicago under an assumed name After serving time at Walpole for the Brinks job, Cresta died penniless in Chicago in 1995 Yet shortly before his death, he revealed the full extent of his astonishing capers to coauthor Bill Crowley, a retired Boston police detective Drawing from their extensive conversations, this riveting page turner chronicles how Cresta, along with partners Angelo and Tony, pulled off robberies of jewelers, rare coin dealers, furriers, and ard trucks, detailing the meticulous planning that marked his criminal career Cresta s final accounting is brimming with vivid tales of betrayal, murder, and intrigue as well as a colorful cast of characters, including mob bosses, wise guys, informants, paid ears, corrupt judges, a Hollywood starlet, and even the Mayor of Chicago Filled with drama, tension, and humor, this absorbing saga takes the reader inside the dangerous yet exhilarating world of a life dedicated to crime.

    CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA The Sacrament of Penance The Sacrament of Penance Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download Includes the Catholic Look at this before you share that silly UFO Death Bed Featured Look at this before you share that silly UFO Death Bed Confession video

    • [PDF] ✓ Free Download ☆ Final Confession: The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta : by Brian P. Wallace Bill Crowley ✓
      155 Brian P. Wallace Bill Crowley
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Free Download ☆ Final Confession: The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta : by Brian P. Wallace Bill Crowley ✓
      Posted by:Brian P. Wallace Bill Crowley
      Published :2018-07-16T01:47:16+00:00

    One thought on “Final Confession: The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta”

    1. If I were a career criminal and I knew I was going to die in jail, I'd write a book too. My favorite story: this guy used a hacksaw to steal a parking meter, and then had a criminal buddy make a master key for all the parking meters in Boston. He then stole a parking attendant uniform and proceeded to empty all the parking meters in Boston for about three years. Wow.

    2. When I got this book , I had no idea who Phil Cresta was. After reading it ,I feel like I met the guy . Maybe even tagged along during his misadventures. The author really brings Phil Cresta to you and introduces you personally . I am very impressed with Mr Wallace's style !

    3. Great read!Fascinating account of an unknown (at least to me) thief. One of the best true crime books I have read.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *