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Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood Echoes

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Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood Echoes

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Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood Echoes

Belfast Bank Heist Has Hollywood Echoes

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On Monday, bank robbers in Northern Ireland took two bankers and their families hostage. They forced bank officials to get them through security. Thieves escaped with $39 million dollars, pulling off one of the biggest cash thefts in Irish history. To some, the episode recalled the Billy Bob Thornton movie Bandits, of 2001.

Guest:

Tom Brady, security editor, The Irish Independent