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Pump room help up by 4 gunmen
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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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 October 17, 1953 partially reads, "Four men, armed with sawed-off shotguns and revolvers, were sought today after they held up 30 patrons in a fashionable Ventura boulevard night club, slugged one man, and escaped with several thousand dollars in cash and other valuables. Minutes later the four abandoned their first getaway car and, invading the home of a Beverly Glen couple, bound them up and took their automobile. Det. Frank Lynch, of Valley Division police, said the bandits entered the Pump Room, 13003 Ventura Blvd., just before midnight last night. He said they took $1700 from the safe, $400 from the cash register and an estimated $2500 in cash and valuables from customers. Jack C. Lentz, of 7255 Darby Pl., Reseda, gave a graphic description of the hold-up."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Criminal investigation--California--San Fernando Valley
Robbery investigation--California--San Fernando Valley
Victims of crimes--California--San Fernando Valley
Robbery--California--San Fernando Valley
Crime--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
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