Newspapers: To Catch a Thief

While police detectives braced his legs, Milwaukee Sentinel Photographer James G. Conklin, 40, leaned perilously out over the narrow building ledge and aimed his camera at the ground, seven stories below. Magnified by the camera's 300-mm. telescopic lens, the subject loomed sharp and clear. Conklin set his motorized shutter, and his camera caught twelve pictures of a thief in the act (see cuts).

The Sentinel's pictures, spread all over Page One one morning last week, were all the evidence Milwaukee police needed to arrest John Allen Thomas, 44, a Brink's guard assigned to collect nickels from parking meters under a...

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