Agence France-PresseFebruary 28, 2013 10:46
The mastermind of Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, died on Thursday aged 81, his son said.
Reynolds was the brains of a gang that held up a mail train in southern England and made off with almost £2.6 million -- worth around £40 million today (47 million euros, $63 million).
"I can confirm that he has passed away and he died in his sleep," said his son Nick.
"He hadn't been well for a few days and I was looking after him."