Man returns to bank he robbed 60 years ago for champagne lunch60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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In October 1958, a young Canadian bank teller walked away with C$260,958 from his employer’s safe.
Boyne Lester Johnston, 27, was on the run for 17 days before he was caught and sentenced to four years in prison.
Sixty years later, he walked back into the bank in Ottawa, Canada, which has since been converted into a fancy restaurant.
The reformed thief recalled the 1958 heist over a champagne lunch with staff.
He walked away with about $2.2m in current Canadian dollars ($1.7m), triggering a North America-wide manhunt.
A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.
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.
It read: "Neat dresser, nightclub habitue, a champagne drinker, enjoys female companionship."
Alex McMahon, wine director at Ottawa’s Riviera restaurant, told the BBC that staff at the eatery knew about the old heist.
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.
Mr Johnston and his friend enjoyed a meal last week over champagne cocktails.
He told Mr McMahon that his time in jail had taught him to value his freedom.
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.
Riviera is printing and framing a copy of the wanted poster to hang on the restaurant wall.
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