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March 1, 2022

S17 Ep25: TCT: The Beatle Bandit w/Nate Hendley

S17 Ep25: TCT: The Beatle Bandit w/Nate Hendley

True Crime Tuesday Presents: The Beatle Bandit with Author, Nate Hendley !

On July 24, 1964, twenty-four-year-old Matthew Kerry Smith disguised himself with a mask and a Beatle wig, hoisted a semi-automatic rifle, then held up a bank in North York, Ontario. The intelligent but troubled son of a businessman and mentally ill mother, Smith was a navy veteran with a young Indigenous wife and a hazy plan for violent revolution.

Outside the bank, Smith was confronted by Jack Blanc, a former member of the Canadian and Israeli armies, who brandished a revolver. During a wild shootout, Blanc was killed, and Smith escaped ― only to become the object of the largest manhunt in the history of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force.

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