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No Fixed Address

The hunt for Brenden James Abbott
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No Fixed Address by Derek Pedley
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there is no single criminal that concerns police , and should concern the community , as much as Brenden Abbott. Detective Sergeant trevor Jenkins, SA Police. It began as a single file at the Perth Armed Robbery Squad and grew to involve every operational police officer in Australia. For five-and-a-half years, Brenden James Abbott was a grinning shadow in an Akubra who couldn't be caught. When on the run, Abbott traversed the nation with a regularity and breadth previously unheard of in the world of crime. And it was travel , as well as his much vaunted intelligence : that was the key to his success as a fugitive. there were suburban residences and an assortment of storage sheds and hideaways scattered across the country, but these served only as a base for operations - there was no fixed address. With each bank robbery and escape, Abbott became progressively more sophisticated in his approach, transforming the hit-and-miss occupation of violent crime into a precise art that netted millions of dollars. the media, detecting a whiff of anti-hero from the start, followed Abbott's career with glee, coining a new titles for every occasion: the Drop-In Bandit, the Postcard Bandit, the Speedway Captain and, in the end, simply Australia's Most Wanted. there is no single criminal that concerns police nd should concern the community s much as Brenden Abbott. Detective Sergeant trevor Jenkins, SA Police. It began as a single file at the Perth Armed Robbery Squad and grew to involve every operational police officer in Australia. For five-and-a-half years, Brenden James Abbott was a grinning shadow in an Akubra who couldn't be caught. When on the run, Abbott traversed the nation with a regularity and breadth previously unheard of in the world of crime. And it was travel s well as his much vaunted intelligence hat was the key to his success as a fugitive. there were suburban residences and an assortment of storage sheds and hideaways scattered across the country, but these served only as a base for operations - there was no fixed address. With each bank robbery and escape, Abbott became progressively more sophisticated in his approach, transforming the hit-and-miss occupation of violent crime into a precise art that netted millions of dollars. the media, detecting a whiff of anti-hero from the start, followed Abbott's career with glee, coining a new titles for every occasion: the Drop-In Bandit, the Postcard Bandit, the Speedway Captain and, in the end, simply Australia's Most Wanted.

Author Biography

Derek Pedley joined The West Australian in Perth as a cadet journalist in 1990 and is now a news sub editor at The Advertiser in Adelaide. He has reported on Brenden Abbott's crimes since 1994 and travelled to eight cities in the course of researching this book.
Release date Australia
January 6th, 1999
Author
Pages
256
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions
129x201x17
ISBN-13
9780732266646
Product ID
1630291

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