Naked City
Naked City
May 26, 2020
Capturing Australia's No.1 fugitive
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For more than a decade Russell Cox was Australia’s most wanted criminal. In 1977 he became the only man ever to escape from Sydney’s maximum security Katingal Prison. In 1988 Fox was arrested in a wild shootout at Doncaster Shoppingtown about to commit an armed robbery. Ken Ashworth was one of the arresting officers and he shot at a grazed Cox. Ken was a career detective who hunted armed robbers, he gives unique insight into Cox and links his to a series of crimes, including the Great Bookie Robbery. 

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True Blue Crime
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The Russell Street Bombing
Inside the watch house across the street, which housed the cells of the nearby courthouse, constables Dave Yeoman and Angela Taylor had just fed the prisoners. It was their own lunch time now, and they could smell the fresh sandwiches emanating from the canteen across the road. ‘Whose turn is it to get the munchies?’ asked Angela. The 21 year old rising star was dux of her class at the academy; she had a bright smile, and this was her last shift before going on holidays. ‘I’ll toss you for it,’ Dave said with a smile, before he guessed correctly on the heads or tails and ordered a ham, cheese and tomato sandwich from Angela... Join Shaun and Chloe as they discuss Melbourne's devastating Russell Street bombing in 1986. Join our Patreon community for access to exclusive extra content: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/truebluecrime Link to one-off Supporter donations at the bottom of show notes Website - www.truebluecrimepodcast.com - includes our merch store Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/380493356066315/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/truebluecrime/ Email - truebluecrime@gmail.com This episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below: * The Russell Street Bombing by Vikki Petraitis * Forensic Investigators S2E6 * Crimes That Shook Australia S2E5 * 60 Minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cggxOy-hQ * https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/rape-charge-for-russell-street-pair-peter-reed-and-craig-minogue/news-story/5950c4bfdf91dd563307cd935c059d44 * https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/russell-street-bomber-stan-taylor-dies-in-custody-20161019-gs655k.html * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Street_Police_Headquarters * https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-day-terror-came-to-melbourne-the-russell-street-bombing-30-years-on-and-the-murder-of-angela-taylor-20160223-gn15xs.html * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Street_bombing * https://www.theage.com.au/national/remembering-the-day-russell-street-shook-20060325-ge209w.html * https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-24/scars-still-felt-20-years-after-russell-street-bombing/7264058 * Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/true-blue-crime.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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