2. Biggs served only 15 months of a 30-year sentence before escaping. He then avoided British jail for almost 40 years, living in Australia and Brazil.
Biggs famously was involved in the “Great Train Robbery” in which a train from Glasgow to London was robbed in 1963. The gang escaped with £2.6 million, which is the the equivalent of £40 million today. The driver of the train, Jack Mills, was hit by Biggs’ gang with an iron bar and never worked again.