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James Hope who was known as the greatest bank burglar in the United States in the early days was arrested
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Cook (Jesse Brown) Scrapbooks Documenting San Francisco History and Law Enforcement, ca. 1895-1936
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James Hope who was known as the greatest bank burglar in the United States in the early days was arrested in this city on July 1st 1881 by Chief Crowley, Captain Lees, and Detectives Ben Bohen, W.S. Jones, Ross Whitaker, John Coffey and Edward Byram. The building that he was captured in was on the S.E. cor of Commercial and Montgomery Streets known as the Peder Sather and Company's Bank. He had cut through the floor and the brickwork of the vault for the purpose of robbing it of its contents. For this offense he was sentenced to San Quentin for seven and one half years and served time up to November 16th 1886 when he was discharged. Previous to this robbery he was implicated in the big robbery of the Manhattan Bank in New York but managed to escape detection. His son was apprehended for the Manhattan robbery and served time New York.
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BANC PIC 1996.003:Volume 21:150b--fALB
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