The man behind a deadly armored car heist in Rockland is now free. Print
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Thursday, 11 February 2016 22:07

Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in the 1981 heist of a Brinks armored truck.


Shakur was expected to die behind bars but is now free after serving half of his sentence in California.

Nyack police officers Edward O'Grady and Waverly "Chipper" Brown, along with Brinks Security Guard Peter Paige, were gunned down during the heist.


The Brinks Robbery Memorial at the Exit 11 Thruway entrance stands as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice given by the men.


Shakur's release comes 10 years after the release of Kathy Boudin, who served 23 years of a life sentence for her role in the murders and is now a professor at Columbia University.