Business & Finance: Banks & Robbers

¶ Four men entered Pana, Ill. early one morning last week, ate a good breakfast and then drove on to First National Bank. There they forced the janitor who was washing windows to let them in by a rear door. While one robber directed operations with a submachine gun, another made the assistant cashier open the vault. Having packed $27,600 into two suitcases, the robbers fled. Suspected was Desperado John Dillinger.

¶ At the point of a submachine gun three robbers held up Bank of Montgomery, Grant County, La., departed with an undetermined amount...

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