What do an Irish priest, an IRA man turned comic book dealer, and a retired New York cop have in common? In 1993, they were implicated in one of the biggest heists in American history, the theft of $7.4m in cash from a Brinks vault in New York.
This GoLoud Original podcast chronicles the remarkable story of the 1993 Rochester Brinks heist, bringing us inside the FBI hunt for those responsible, and on an epic journey from the IRA Blanket Protests of Long Kesh prison to the underground casinos of Manhattan, the world of comic books, and into the lives of the fascinating cast of characters who make up this incredible tale.
Many years after the heist, the man behind it makes his confession. Is it the whole truth? Father Pat and Sam emerge on the far side of the Brinks story, but questions and unknowns remain.
23 March 2022 Finished
The four accused men prepare to face trial together, but cracks begin to appear in the relationship between Father Pat and Sam Millar. The prosecution sets up their case, but do they have enough hard evidence to convince the jury? The trial becomes a major news story, with media watching every move and Father Pat happy to declare his innocence publicly. As the start date nears there is cause for concern on all sides, as Sam and Pat fight for their freedom and the FBI fight to prove they have unraveled the Brinks mystery.
16 March 2022 Finished
5: The Countexplicit
The apartment becomes the focus, for Sam and Pat, and for the FBI. As the investigators try to get closer to the suspects, and the millions, they hear something that makes them think the time to make their move could be running out.
9 March 2022 Finished
4: Moving Millionsexplicit
As the FBI watch Sam Millar they start looking closely at the priest he has been meeting with, Father Patrick Moloney. And he is no ordinary priest. For Moloney, the story of the Brinks is just the latest in a lifetime of remarkable events. The investigation into the heist intensifies, but months after the robbery the FBI are still no closer to the cash. A change in routine could offer them the breakthrough they've been waiting for.
2 March 2022 Finished
3: Spiderman and the priestexplicit
The FBI’s search for Sam Millar leads them to New York City. Surveillance agents begin scouring the streets of Queens to find the fugitive Irishman, and as they close in on Sam what they find takes them by surprise, as comic books take centre stage in the Brinks investigation, and an Irish priest appears on the scene.
23 February 2022 Finished