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Man Behind Deadly Rockland Brinks Robbery Denied Parole

The Brinks armored car robbery which left one guard and two police officers dead happened nearly 35 years ago in Rockland County. The mastermind behind the gang that committed the robbery has just been denied parole.
The Brinks armored car robbery which left one guard and two police officers dead happened nearly 35 years ago in Rockland County. The mastermind behind the gang that committed the robbery has just been denied parole. Photo Credit: Flickr

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- The mastermind of a militant group involved in the murders of a Brinks guard and two police officers in a 1981 robbery in Rockland County has been denied parole, according to a report by lohud,com.

Mutulu Shakur, who changed his name from Jeral Wayne Williams, is behind bars in California, having served about half of the 60-year sentence he got for his role in the Rockland County slayings, the lohud,com report said.

Shakur's gang, known as “The Family,” committed a number of armed robberies in New York and Connecticut, according to multiple media reports.

The gang stole $1.8 million from a Brinks armored car in the 1981 heist and killed guard Peter Paige at the Nanuet Mall. Guard Joe Trombino was wounded but survived his injuries.

Nyack police officers Edward O’Grady and Waverly Brown were gunned down later at a roadblock in Nyack.

A Justice Department spokesman said Shakur would be eligible to apply for parole again by 2018, according to the lohud.com report.

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