Sunday, March 06, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Bold Bandits Rob Bank At Kokomo Today

Source: Pharos Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, March 27, 1925, page 1.


Police Here On Lookout For the Bandits Who Looted Southside Bank This Afternoon

Police here received notification this afternoon at two o'clock that five armed bandits entered the Southside Bank at Kokomo and escaped with an unestimated amount of loot following one of the boldest day-light holdups in the history of the state.

According to information available here, the bandits made their getaway in a high powered Blue Moon touring car, bearing the license number of 474-923.

The local police have dispatched patrolmen to the outskirts of the city and were on the lookout for the thieves this afternoon.  Kokomo officials could not ascertain the direction the bandits took, it is said.

The robbery occurred this afternoon at 1:30.

Cousin Harry PIERPONT (1902-1934) robbed the Southside Bank in Kokomo.  This is one of the newspaper articles I've located in retracing his criminal history.

Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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