Double Trouble


Double Trouble: One of the great double acts in Australian criminal history led police on a merry chase for more than two years. 

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Double Trouble


The ‘After Dark Bandits’

One of the great double acts in Australian criminal history led police on a merry chase for more than two years. All the time police thought they were chasing one man. 

Country TABs and banks were hit near closing time with the ‘After Dark Bandit’ then disappearing into the bush,no clues, no leads, no hope.

It wasnt until one of the brothers decided to rob the same bank for the 3rd time in nine months thet they met their match,  a couple of old school country coppers (one who almost died). It was only then that police discovered that the ‘After Dark Bandit’ was both public enemy no.1 and no.2!

Double Trouble chronicles the journey of Peter and Doug Morgan and their notorious dad who taught them how to build houses and steal. Multiple twists and turns along the way, including the startling revelation that the only time the identical twins ever got along was when they were doing holdups.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Geoff Wilkinson retired from daily journalism after 43 years in the media, working in newspapers, television and as founding Media Director of Victoria Police. While working for the police between 1981-89 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship, and in 1987 established Australias first Crime Stoppers program. He was a board member of Crime Stoppers Victoria for 18 years, is a life member of Crime Stoppers Victoria and was also a foundation member of the Blue Ribbon Day Council. In 2008, he was awarded an Order Of Australia medal for community service. Shortly after his retirement from full-time journalism in 2012 he was appointed to the board of Victorias Sentencing Advisory Council, a position he held for the next six years. In September 2014, he was appointed a community member of the Adult Parole Board, and was reappointed for another three-year term in 2018. He is the co-author of Mugshots 1.

(BLURB: Courtesy of Wilkinson Publishing)


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