Aug 18, 2022
For Russell Manser, robbing a bank felt like parachuting out of a plane. The adrenaline, the rush, the risk. Leaping over the teller counters to empty the drawers where the big bank notes were kept. And yet, in spite of the balaclava and the weapon, he was regarded by his peers as "a gentleman" bank robber. Polite. Professional. For Manser, bank robbers held a special allure. Men coming home from prison were often greeted like football heroes. Russell spent 23 years in prison. He was told that he was a 1 in a million chance of being rehabilitated. He proved everyone wrong.