Sunday, March 13, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Men Held In Detroit For Kokomo Theft





Source: Pharos Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, April 2, 1925, page 10.


MEN HELD IN DETROIT FOR KOKOMO THEFT


Two Alleged Bandits and Sweetheart of Another Seized at Apartment


PART OF LOOT RECOVERED


Revolvers and Guns Found in Search of Apartment - $ 850 Found


Detroit, Mich., April 2 - Two alleged bank bandits and the sweetheart of one were held by police today after being trapped in an appartment.


The two men are alleged to have held up the Kokomo, Ind., State bank last week and escaped with $9,400.  Part of the loot was found in the apartment.


Those held are Frank Mason, alias Harry; Thaddeus R. Skeer, and Louise Brummer.  Louise is said to be the sweetheart of Skeer.  She came here from Fort Wayne, Ind., Saturday.


Revolvers and guns were found under pillows, in the closets and drawers of the bureaus.   Mason was found to have $850 in new $100 and $50 bills and the Brummer girls had a number of valuable diamond rings and other jewelry.


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Another article about the 1925 Kokomo bank robbery that sent distant cousin, Harry PIERPONT (1902-1934) to Michigan City State Prison.  Harry was using the name "Frank Mason" as an alias.
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