It was the security van theft that left police chasing a missing million pounds - and Eddie Maher a fugitive for almost 20 years.
Today justice finally caught up with "Fast Eddie" - as he began a five year jail term for taking the Securicor van from outside the Lloyds Bank in Felixstowe in 1993.
Maher, from South Woodham Ferrers in Essex, fled to America, changed his name and made a new life for himself and his family. But last February he was deported back to the UK.
Malcolm Robertson reports from Southwark Crown Court where Maher finally admitted stealing the money...
The daughter-in-law of the Suffolk fugitive Eddie Maher has appeared on ITV's Daybreak explaining why she shopped him to the US authorities.
Eddie Maher pleads guilty to a £1.2 million security van theft 20 years ago.
ITV News Anglia correspondent Malcolm Robertson reports on how Eddie Maher was brought to justice after 20 years on the run.