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1st ever Armored Truck robbery...

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March 12, 1927

THE WORLD, New York City, March 12, 1927

* 1st Armored Truck Robbery in U.S.
* Flatheads gang

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BANDITS BOMB PAY CARS, FLEE WITH $104, 250" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, small stain in the masthead, a few binding slits along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The Flatheads, also known as Flatheads Family or The Flathead Gang, is a criminal organization currently operating in four cities: New York City, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit presumably as part of the Genovese crime family. The Flatheads finance their criminal organization by producing various pornographies, committing extortion, being involved with loansharking, and racketeering. The New York syndicate of the family is presumed to have the most influence followed by the Pittsburgh syndicate. Each syndicate is known to have the typical organized crime leadership structure: the boss, followed by an underboss.

The Flatheads name first showed up on public record in 1927 when then Flatheads leader Paul Jaworski committed the nations first armored car robbery. The gang received the most public exposure when they were involved in the payroll robbery involving the Detroit News offices.

Category: The 20th Century