November 27, 2021

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He stole $ 215,000 and went missing for 52 years

The U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday that it has identified one of the most wanted fugitives in the United States for engaging in a robbery 52 years ago.

On Friday, July 11, 1969, Theodore John Conrad worked as a cashier at the Society National Bank branch in Cleveland, Ohio.

However, at the end of the day, he took US $ 215,000 (equivalent to $ 1.7 million in 2021) in a paper bag and then disappeared.

Until the following Monday, the 20-year-old was not at work, so bank employees checked the contents of the vault and realized the money was missing.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Ted Conrad has become a maniac in the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” in which a millionaire businessman jokes about robbing banks for fun.

The cashier boasted to his friends that it was easy to steal money from the bank and that he planned to do so.

The Theodore John Conrad case has confused more than one investigator over the past 50 years.

The story has already been featured on American shows such as “America’s Most Wanted” and “Unsolved Mysteries”.

The case remained unresolved until last week when an American marshal from Cleveland flew to Boston, Massachusetts.

The man named Thomas Randall in Mass., Lynnfield, was actually Theodore J. The American marshals confirmed that Conrad.

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The cashier has lived in the suburbs of Boston since 1970. Paradoxically, the young man moved closer to where the original version of “The Thomas Crown Affair” was filmed.

Thomas Randall, real name Theodore John Conrad, died in May 2021 of lung cancer.