Boston Strangler, Whitey Bulger, Brinks Robbery

Marcus learns how to pull off a robbery like Great Brinks Robbery, goes undercover to see how mob boss, Whitey Bulger, eluded the FBI, and takes a psychopath test to get inside the head of the Boston Strangler.

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Marcus Sakey in Boston
Marcus Sakey in Boston

Marcus Sakey in Boston

They say Boston is full of sinners and in this Hidden City episode Marcus travels to Beantown to investigate the stories of the Great Brinks Robbery, mob boss Whitey Bulger and the Boston Strangler. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey on a Boston Bar Crawl

Marcus Sakey on a Boston Bar Crawl

Marcus goes on a Boston bar crawl with former cop and robber Ricky Marinick to find out how he learned to steal. When being a cop could not supply the thrill, Ricky became a rough-and-tumble bank robber. 960 1280

  

Marcus walks in the city of Boston

Marcus walks in the city of Boston

To get a better understanding of what drives thieves, Marcus heads to the local FBI offices to meet with the division head, special agent Andy Jarvis. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey interviews Wells Sampson from American Alarm

Marcus Sakey interviews Wells Sampson from American Alarm

He then breaches security at American Alarms' command center with Wells Sampson to experience the latest technologies that modern robbers are up against, such as biometric fingerprint readers and live police feeds. 960 1280

  

Marcus meets with Boston Globe reporter, Kevin Cullen

Marcus meets with Boston Globe reporter, Kevin Cullen

Marcus meets with Boston Globe reporter Kevin Cullen at Castle Island, where Whitey met his henchmen, to learn more about the mob boss's effect on the city. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey on the Howie Carr show

Marcus Sakey on the Howie Carr show

Marcus stops by WKRO radio show hosted by Howie Carr. They chat about how Whitey threatened Carr's life. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey getting in disguise

Marcus Sakey getting in disguise

Marcus is made over by a make-up artist to experience what it is like for a criminal like Whitey Bulger to live in plain sight. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey in disguise at Fanueil Hall

Marcus Sakey in disguise at Fanueil Hall

He heads to Quincy Market to see if 3 college students searching for him in Faneuil Hall can pick him out despite the disguise. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey and David Boeri

Marcus Sakey and David Boeri

WBUR radio host David Boeri chats with Marcus about Whitey and the upcoming trial. He will be tried for 29 counts of murder. They discuss his mind games, penchant for killing and owning a piece of everything that came through Boston. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey and forensic psychologiest Dr. David Bernstein

Marcus Sakey and forensic psychologiest Dr. David Bernstein

Marcus talks with forensic psychologist Dr. David Bernstein to try to get inside the head of the Boston Strangler. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey in Boston overlooking the river

Marcus Sakey in Boston overlooking the river

While Albert DeSalvo confessed to the Boston Strangler murders, many doubt he is the true killer. The question of his true guilt still lingers today. 960 1280

  

Marcus Sakey writing in Boston

Marcus Sakey writing in Boston

Marcus's investigations in Boston provide him with enough stories to fill several books. 960 1280

  

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