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Baby Face Nelson's first robbery... Grand Haven, Michigan bank robbery...



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August 19, 1933

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, August 19, 1933

* Grand Haven, Michigan bank robbery
* George 'Baby Face Nelson' before his fame
* Outlaws - gangsters


This 16 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "BANDITS WRECK AUTO IN FLIGHT", "Thugs Who Held Up Grand Haven Bank Head for Toledo; Take Boys' Car".

This tells of the Grand Haven MI bank robbery which was lead by the famed baby Face Nelson. His name is not mentioned but history shows it was him. In fact, this was his first ever bank robbery

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Lester Joseph Gillis (December 6, 1908[1]—November 27, 1934), known under the pseudonym George Nelson, was a bank robber in the 1930s better known as Baby Face Nelson due to his youthful appearance and small stature.

Nelson robbed his first bank in Grand Haven, Michigan on August 18, 1933. The robbery was a near-disaster even though most of those involved made a clean getaway.

Category: The 20th Century

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