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January 07, 1930


* George Baby Face Nelson
* Very first armed robbery (Chicago)
* American bank robber - gangster
* Criminal partner of John Dillinger

The front page has a terrific banner headline: "GOLD COAST HOME HELD UP" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. A few related photos are on the back page. History shows this was in fact Baby Face Nelson's very first armed robbery. And this robbery took place in Chicago making this an extremely rare item. Probably only reported in a Chicago publication as he was not known at the time. Our earliest listing involving Nelson was in August of 1933. Is this the holy grail of reporting on this infamous gangster ?

Complete with 40 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

wikipedia notes: Nelson and the gang were involved in organized crime, especially armed robbery. On January 6, 1930, the associates forced entry into the home of magazine executive Charles M. Richter. After trussing him up with adhesive tape and cutting the phone lines, they ransacked the house and made off with approximately $205,000 worth of jewelry (equivalent to approximately $3.3 million in 2021 dollars).

Category: The 20th Century