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Kaga simpson
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31 of 33  Thu 14th Jun 2018 11:17am  
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Then I can only start at the beginning for me. During the fifties, I regularly caught a Red House coach to race meetings, The coaches were owned by Tommy Venn, he also owned racehorses and the talk on the coach for a few days was that someone was gambling heavily on the horses he owned. Tommy was furious because the Race Stewards were getting interested and his trainer was threatening to take the horses out of training to keep his licence. Then that robbery happened, and the coach talk was about he had robbed the bank, paid off some of the debt, walked in to the police to take him off the streets and being carved up, it was easy to believe the story in those days for these things really did happen. I believe it still, only if I hear what happened to the guy and a different story will it alter for me. The name of the bank and the location may be wrong but it was not important to the story.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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32 of 33  Thu 14th Jun 2018 11:52am  
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There are several newspaper articles about Leonard Arthur Warren who walked into the police station and was found guilty of the robbery. His defence was he was blackmailed but he was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years. It says he was a garage proprietor in Walsgrave Road but lived on a smallholding in Princethorpe. In 1961 he was charged with several charges to do with stolen cars and harbouring car thieves. On one occasion he did not appear in court and was later arrested in Ireland. He was given a 12 year sentence. While he was in prison he was also called on a bankruptcy charge.
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Kaga simpson
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33 of 33  Fri 15th Jun 2018 9:05am  
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Annewiggy. That description and character fits my story to a T. But for someone to rob a bank, take the money and hide it, then drive into town to the police station in half an hour, as the police thought, for they went to search his house I believe - the mind boggles.
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