A former bank robber opens up about his life of crime in new memoir

Decades ago, Ricky Atkinson earned a name for himself as one of Canada’s most prolific and infamous bank robbers. For years, he was the leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang; a group with an unparalleled track record of crime in Canada’s history. 
Now, however, Ricky mentors youth and teaches boxing and pottery in his old stomping grounds, where his criminal notoriety once reigned. 
Ricky writes about all of his past exploits in his new memoir, The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson. In it, he details all of the elaborate jobs he pulled off. 
In the video clip above, Ricky shares stories from his past and what made him finally decide to leave a life of crime.


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