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Robber writes book on Transy Library Heist

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Nearly 6 years after the crime was committed, one of four convicted robbers publishes a book on the Transylvania Library robbery.

The book is called "Mr. Pink." The title was inspired by the movie "Reservoir Dogs," in which the lead characters take nicknames and commit a robbery.

The movie is a work of fiction, but the author of "Mr. Pink" claims his story to be true.

Chas Allen wrote the book. 27 NEWSFIRST spoke with his brother Monday.

Blake Allen says he took his brother's handwritten notes from prison and had them published.

The book, according to Allen, explains what happens leading up to the crime, during the crime and after the crime.

Allen and his three roommates were college students around the age of 20 when the crime was committed. The four people used a stun gun on the school's librarian, and stole books and art work worth millions of dollars.

The four were sentenced to 87 months in prison. Allen is scheduled to be released in roughly two and a half years.

Allen says the money generated from book sales will help pay off debt, and says it's a way for his brother to set the record straight and start over.

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