Crime: The Radical Bank Job

At first the holdup in a suburban Boston bank seemed commonplace enough. Early one morning last week, a woman and two men robbed the Brighton branch office of the State Street Bank and Trust Co. of $26,000, spraying the outside of the bank with gunfire as they fled. During the escape, an accomplice who was waiting across the street gunned down Boston Patrolman Walter A. Schroeder, who died 24 hours later. However violent, the incident would probably have attracted little attention outside of Boston if the police had not produced some startling evidence.

From photographs taken by a camera in...