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Church bandit escapes after robbing priests
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated March 5, 1962 partially reads, "San Fernando police today sought a young gunman who threatened two Catholic priests with death and then robbed them of $2,550. Officers said a woman who preceded the robber to St. Ferdinand's Church, 1109 Coronel St., Sunday supposedly to discuss a marital problem, apparently was his accomplice. The Rev. Jarlath Walsh, O.M.I., said the woman, about 21 years old, telephoned for an appointment and came in about 6:30 p.m. A few minutes later the man appeared, brandishing a revolver... The Rev. William O'Brien, O.M.I., inadvertently walked in on the holdup and both priests were herded into the rectory basement." Fathers O'Brien, left, and Walsh view empty money bag.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
St. Ferdinand Catholic Church (San Fernando, Calif.).--Clergy
Burglary investigation--California--San Fernando
Burglary--California--San Fernando
Clergy--California--San Fernando
Men--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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