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1935 Garrettsville, Ohio train robbery...

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November 08, 1935

THE DETROIT NEWS, November 8, 1935 

* Garrettsville, Portage co., Ohio train robbery
* Gangsters Alvin Karpis -  Ma Barker gang

The top of page 17 has a one column heading: "'West West' gang Hunted" with subhead: "Mail Train Is Robbed of More Than $40,000" Karpis was member of the Ma Barker Gang, and was Public Enemy No. 1 at the time.
Complete with 60 pages, rag edition in very 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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