174 – The Stopwatch Gang

Between 1974 and 1980, a group of three mask-wearing Canadian outlaws named Stephen Reid, Patrick (Paddy) Mitchell, and Lionel Wright, in well-planned, precisely timed and carefully executed heists, robbed at least 140 banks and armoured cars in Canada and the United States making off with a total of more than $15 million in cash, gold and other valuables.

Sources:
[The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang | The Atavist Magazine]
[Stephen Reid fonds – Search Research Collections]
[Inside Time by Jason Young – NFB]
[Paddy Mitchell’s Blog – A blog behind bars]
[Read This Bank Robber’s Life Online by Patrick Mitchell | Books – Scribd.com]
[The Stopwatch Gang: notorious bank robber, celebrated author dies – RCI | English]
[Lionel Wright | Today in Ottawa’s History]
[Stephen Reid – ABC BookWorld]
[Obituary: Stephen Reid – Ottawa Citizen]
[Stephen Reid’s 10 toughest prisons in North America]