Blane Nordahl

A Finicky Thief of the Finest Silver Is Arrested Again
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A Finicky Thief of the Finest Silver Is Arrested Again

26 August 2013, Atlanta, by Kim Severson, The New York Times Even before someone carefully removed a windowpane from a secluded Buckhead home here one rainy June night and slipped away with a 1734 silver mug that had belonged to...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Mason suggested a replay of the flip-the-girlfriend trick. The police caught up with Lisa, the blond woman in the photograph that Mason had shown Luanne back in 1996. Lisa had recently...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Nordahl later said that he was tired of living on the run. – My whole plan was to go on with a real life now, – he said. – I have no visions of being some criminal...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 He wasn’t interested in discussing the details of his burglaries. – I don’t want to give something, inadvertently or otherwise, and somehow it comes back to bite me in my...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Eisler, whose clients are typically biker-gang members, armed robbers, and sexual predators, saw an opportunity to craft a deal that would make everyone happy. – Blane harms nobody,...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 A few months later, on August 24th, Nordahl did one more silver burglary in Greenwich-just for spite, he later admitted to Abruzzini. Luanne, meanwhile, had started to talk. Mason used a...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 Converting silver into money was the most inefficient part of Nordahl’s scheme. According to Mason, Nordahl once revealed that his fence paid him between ten and twenty per cent of...
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By Stephen J. Dubner, The New Yorker, 2004 An arrest warrant for Nordahl was issued. Thanks to Mason’s earlier legwork, he knew that Nordahl was staying at a motel in Camden. – We went down there that night, found out...