Man returns to bank he robbed 60 years ago for champagne lunch

60年前的盗窃犯故地重游,忆旧事唏嘘不已
时间:2018-09-18 单词数:2920

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导读:这是一个盗窃犯的故事。

60年前的盗窃犯故地重游__双语新闻

In October 1958, a young Canadian bank teller walked away with C$260,958 from his employer’s safe.

1958年的十月,当时这里还是一家银行,一个年轻的银行柜员从金库里偷了260958加元。

Boyne Lester Johnston, 27, was on the run for 17 days before he was caught and sentenced to four years in prison.

27岁的布瓦纳·莱斯特·约翰斯顿在出逃17天后被抓住被判了4年有期徒刑。

Sixty years later, he walked back into the bank in Ottawa, Canada, which has since been converted into a fancy restaurant.

60年后,他又回到了加拿大渥太华的这家银行,现在已改造成了一家豪华餐厅。

The reformed thief recalled the 1958 heist over a champagne lunch with staff.

这位改过自新的小偷在与餐厅员工共进香槟午餐时忆起了1958年的旧事。

He walked away with about $2.2m in current Canadian dollars ($1.7m), triggering a North America-wide manhunt.

当时他偷走了大约220万加元(170万美元),一时间全北美洲地区都在追捕他。

A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.

警方悬赏了10000美元以得到逮捕他的线索。

Mr Johnston was caught by police in Denver, Colorado, as he sipped champagne at a nightclub bar, living up to the description on the wanted poster released at the time by Ottawa police.

约翰斯顿正在科罗拉多州丹佛市的一家夜总会酒吧里呷着香槟酒时被警方抓获,当时他的行为符合渥太华警方公布的通缉令上的描述。

It read: "Neat dresser, nightclub habitue, a champagne drinker, enjoys female companionship."

通缉令是这样写的:“衣着整齐,喜欢逛夜总会,喜欢喝香槟,喜欢有美女陪着”。

Alex McMahon, wine director at Ottawa’s Riviera restaurant, told the BBC that staff at the eatery knew about the old heist.

渥太华里维埃拉餐厅的酒水总监亚历克斯·麦克马洪告诉BBC,餐厅的员工知道这起盗窃案。

So when an online reservation came in noting the guest would be "bringing my friend back to the bank that he robbed", he said they all had a hunch who it might be.

因此,当网上的预订留言备注说“我会带我的朋友返回这家他曾盗窃过的银行”时,他们都预感到了这可能是谁。

Mr Johnston and his friend enjoyed a meal last week over champagne cocktails.

上周,约翰斯顿和他的朋友在这个香槟鸡尾酒会上吃了一顿饭。

He told Mr McMahon that his time in jail had taught him to value his freedom.

他告诉麦克马洪,监狱的生活让他深深地明白了自由的价值。

At Mr McMahon’s request, Mr Johnston signed the wall of the wine cellar, which is located where the emptied bank vault once was. The one-time thief added his four-digit prisoner number next to his name.

在麦克马洪的要求下,约翰斯顿在曾经的银行金库、如今的酒窖墙上签上了自己的名字,并附上了他4位数的囚犯号码。

Riviera is printing and framing a copy of the wanted poster to hang on the restaurant wall.

里维埃拉餐厅还打印并装裱了一份当年对他的通缉令,挂在了墙上。

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