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Raymond Payne is held in suspicion of assault and attempted robbery, Los Angeles, 1938
Date Created and/or Issued
December 27, 1938
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Payne holds his hands open-palmed in front of him.
Photograph appears with the article, "Screams Balk Park Robbery," Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec 1938: A2.
At Pershing Square police apprehended 28-year-old Raymond Payne, who has been booked on suspicion of trying to steal a purse from Louise Carlson and then strangle her with his bare hands when she screamed.
Handwritten on negative: Raymond Payne 12/27/38
Text from negative sleeve: 15252 - Raymond Payne Purse Snatcher TIMES PHOTO BY ANDREW H. ARNOTT 12-27-38 [stamped:] Dec (?) 1938
Text from newspaper caption: PURSE-SNATCHING SUSPECT Raymond Payne, accused by woman pedestrian of robbing her and then trying to choke off her screams.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Crimes--California--Los Angeles
Payne, Raymond, b. 1910 or 11
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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