TheFugitive behind one the largest bank robberies ever. Cleveland, OhioHistory has been defined as Thomas RandeleThe United States Marshals ServiceAnnouncement Friday. Randele, who went by a fictitious name Theodore John Conrad, died from lung cancer in MayAccording to officials
“The fugitive investigation into Theodore ‘Ted’ ConradMany investigators have been puzzled by this phenomenon for the past 50 years,” U.S. Marshals ServiceStatement.
On Friday July11, 1969 OhioBank robber went to work in the Society National BankAs a regular bank teller. ThatDay, the 20 year old stole $215,000 which is approximately $1.7 million today. TheThe following was discovered by the bank: MondayMorning when Conradunable to get to work.
AccordingTo the Marshals Service, ConradAccording to some reports, they watched the film.The Thomas Crown Affair”From SteveMcQueen’s 1968 bank robbery is the basis of his famed heist. ConradHe allegedly told his friends about his plans for robbery of the bank and boasted about how easy it would have been.
Conrad’sCase was featured on “America’s Most Wanted”, “Unsolved Mysteries.” InvestigatorsSearched for leads all over the country. TheCase remained frozen for 52 years until this week.
InvestigatorsThey were able match documents from ConradIn the 1960s with documents RandeleIn 2014, he filed bankruptcy. The Marshals ServiceThis week identified ConradAnd RandeleThe same person.
RandeleHad moved to Lynnfield, Massachusetts, BostonIn suburb, 1970, near the filming location of McQueen’s McQueen movie. HeAn unassuming life was lived. Marshals Service said. HeHe was 71 years old when he died. May. NoOther details about his life were also included in the Marshals Service announcement.
John K. ElliottThe case was investigated by the team, who discovered documents from Conrad’sThe college days that led into Randele’s identification.
Elliot’s son, U.S. MarshalFor Northern Ohio Peter J. ElliottHe said that his father “never stopped looking for” ConradHe always desired closure, even up to his death in 2020.
“I hope my father is able to rest a little easier today knowing the results of his investigation.” United States Marshals Service”This decades-long mystery was finally solved.” PeterStatement.EverythingReal life is not always as it seems in movies.
Source: CBS News