Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery (Paperback)

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The bizarre, true story of a robbery gone wrong and the explosive murder that shocked the nation—as seen on Netflix’s docuseries Evil Genius.

For the first time, two of the people who followed the story from the beginning—Jerry Clark, the lead FBI Special Agent who cracked what became known as the Pizza Bomber case, and investigative reporter Ed Palattella—tell the complete story of what happened on August 28, 2003.

In the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania, a pizza delivery man named Brian Wells was accosted by several men who locked a time bomb around his neck. They then ordered him to rob a bank. After delivering the money, he would receive clues to help him disarm the bomb. It was one of the most ingenious bank robbery schemes in history, known as Collarbomb by the FBI. It did not go according to plan.

Wells, picked up by police shortly after the robbery, never found the clues he needed. Investigating the crime after his grisly death, the FBI soon discovered that Wells was not, in fact, an innocent victim. He was merely the first co-conspirator to fall in a bizarre trail of death following the crime...


About the Author

As a reporter for the Erie Times-News, Ed Palattella covered the pizza bomber case from the beginning. He lives in Erie, PA.

Jerry Clark was the lead investigator on the case and a long time FBI agent. He lives in Erie, PA.  

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425250556
ISBN-10: 0425250555
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: November 6th, 2012
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Berkley True Crime