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Achieve Financial's New Britain, Conn., branch is pictured above.

On the morning of Feb. 23, 2015, local and state police officers, FBI agents, a bomb squad, firefighters and paramedics surrounded the New Britain, Conn. branch of the $122 million Achieve Financial Credit Union, where CFO Matthew Yussman was shivering in a car with a bomb strapped to his chest.

Hours before this real-life drama unfolded, two men wearing army style jackets, black cargo style pants with ski masks and goggles covering their faces, invaded Yussman’s Bristol home and forced him to drive to the branch to clean out its cash-filled vault. The men also tied up Yussman’s mother and planted a bomb under her bed.

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