By Jerry Clark, Ed Palattella
On August 28, 2003, within the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania, a pizza supply guy named Brian Wells used to be accosted by means of numerous males who locked a time bomb round his neck. They then ordered him to rob a financial institution. After offering the money, he may obtain clues to aid him disarm the bomb. It was once the most inventive financial institution theft schemes in heritage, often called Collarbomb by means of the FBI.
It didn't cross based on plan.
Wells, picked up via police almost immediately after the theft, by no means chanced on the clues he wanted. Investigating the crime after his grisly demise, the FBI quickly came across that Wells used to be no longer, actually, an blameless sufferer. He used to be only the 1st co-conspirator to fall in a strange path of dying following the crime.
Jerry Clark, the lead FBI detailed Agent who cracked what grew to become often called the Pizza Bomber case, and investigative reporter Ed Palattella, who it from the start, inform the total tale, from the interior, for the 1st time.
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Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery (Berkley True Crime) by Jerry Clark, Ed Palattella