Robert "Bobby" Cummines OBE, FRSA (born 23 November 1951) was chief executive of UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders, until March 2012. He was formerly one of the United Kingdom's most notorious bank robbers. Currently he is the CEO of Vision Housing Consultacy Service.
He began a criminal career at the age of 16, as Britain's youngest armed robber. He expanded into leading a group of contract killers and racketeers, employing extreme violence in 1970s North London. He turned his life around in prison, after a conversation with Charlie Richardson of the South London "Torture Gang", who urged him to get into education and earn money without hurting anyone.[dubious ]
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