The "Great Train Robber" Ronnie Biggs Has Died At Age 84

The man who was part of a gang that robbed a Glasgow to London train in 1963 has died at age 84.

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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.