There’s no denying Massachusetts is a special place with no shortage of a special breed of criminal. I would say early 1960s rather than late. The Plymouth mail robbery which took place in 1962 was at the time the largest cash heist in history, $1.5 million. How much of the decline in large scale heists is to do the fact that the men who made up the crews that took down scores of that magnitude are all either deceased, incarcerated or too old? Many of those men were committing those crimes while they were informants, so yes, I agree that housekeeping on the part of law enforcement had an impact.

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