Episode 4 - The 1984 Sydney Heist and Hostage Crisis

Oct 14, 2018, 04:36 AM

A moment in Australian criminal history described as "Australia's most dramatic hostage chase". It made police, the hostages and even the perpetrator feel as though they were reenacting scenes from a film. And it occurred at the climax of a heist spree committed by one of Australia's most prolific bank robbers. This is the story of the 1984 Sydney Heist and Hostage Crisis.

Episode narrated, researched, written and produced by Julian Virgona.

Additional Audio:

Where Are They Now 2006

Dog Day Afternoon (1976) Trailer


Herald Sun - Copshooting Bandit… 1984 Dog Day Afternoon

Daily Telegraph - Australia's Most Notorious Robberies

Gangland Robbers by James Morton and Susanna Lobez (2016)

Ozzies Abroad - True Crime Stories Australia: Bank Robbers

Wikipedia - 1981 Sydney Bank Robbery

Music provided by Extreme Music

  • Dead Zone

  • Hostage Situation (No Drums, No Melody)

  • Escape Route

  • Dead Zone