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Garrettsville, Ohio train robbery...



Item # 623075

November 8, 1935

NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 1935 

* Garrettsville, Ohio train robbery
* Gangster Alvin Karpis -  Ma Barker gang


The front page has a two column headlline: "Machine-Gun Gang Robs Mail Of $46,450 on Erie Train in Ohio" with subhead: "Six Bandits Terrorize Spectators at Garrettsville Station & Open Fire of Car, Forcing Clerks to Yield Pouches & Wounding One--Flee in New Auto Parked Near by" Karpis was member of the Ma Barker Gang, and was Public Enemy No. 1 at the time.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: In November, 1935, Alvin Karpis robbed a train in Garrettsville. Karpis was a member of Ma Barker's gang, and was assisted in the robbery by gang member Harry Campbell and at least one other accomplice. Karpis and his gang stole $30,000, and obtained a private airplane to escape to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Karpis was eventually convicted of his crimes, and was imprisoned at Alcatraz longer than any other inmate.

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