The Great Bookie Robbery (1986)

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Mini-series. Story of the armed robbery of 50 bookmakers in Melbourne in 1976, organised by a group of thieves, one of them on a 7 day leave from Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight. The robbery netted $1.7 million and no one has yet been charged with the crime.

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