October 20, 2008
CENTRAL NYACK – The 27th Brinks' Memorial will be held today at 4
p.m. to mark the date when the Weatherman Underground and the Black
Liberation Army teamed up to commit an armed robbery of a Brinks'
armored car in the upper parking lot of the Nanuet Mall.
In the process, Brinks' guard Peter Paige was moved down by automatic
weapon fire and his partner was wounded.
The suspects then left the scene with a considerable amount of money
and fled in an unknown direction in several vehicles.
A description was broadcast on police radio and a concerned citizen
reported the suspects were changing vehicles behind what is now
Office Depot on Route 59 in Nanuet and one of the vehicles as a U-Haul truck.
A roadblock was set up by Nyack Police at the entrance to the thruway
at Mountainview Avenue.
While the police were questioning the driver of a U-Haul truck they
had stopped, several suspects leaped from the back of the truck and
fatally wounded Nyack Police Sgt. Edward O'Grady and Police Officer
Suspects, who were later captured, were tried in nearby Orange County
Court under extremely tight security.