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New clue in kidnap robbery
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated March 28, 1950 partially reads, "Valley and FBI detectives have uncovered new evidence against two war veteran suspects in the $2000 robbery of a woman bank messenger, it was reported today. In Valley jail on suspicion of robbery are Stanley Hill, 24, a paraplegic of Birmingham Hospital, and John F. Kerns, 21, of 3915 W. Second St., Los Angeles. Det. Sgt. H. C. Clarke said large deposits of money were made at the Birmingham Hospital bank branch under the names of Hill and Kerns shortly before their arrest at the hospital yesterday. Clarke, Sgt. H. C. Weaver and an FBI agent have put a 'hold' on the money for investigation, the detective said." Photograph caption reads, "Harrowing tale - Helen Couchey, 28, tells Manager Jack Warnick of Encino filling station how she was held up and kidnaped by gunman as she was about to enter bank in Tarzana."; See image #00135319 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Robbery investigation--California--San Fernando Valley
Robbery--California--San Fernando Valley
Victims of crimes--California--San Fernando Valley
Kidnapping victims--California--San Fernando Valley
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Veterans--United States
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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