The Ruthless Northlake Bank Robbers: A 1967 Shooting Spree that Stunned the Region

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Automatic gunfire hammered police arriving at Northlake Bank in response to a silent alarm on the morning of October 27, 1967. The shootout killed two officers and injured two others. One of the robbers lay wounded as the other two fled in a getaway car. The ensuing manhunt tore across state lines and thrust the quiet Illinois community into a national debate over rehabilitated prisoners—two of the men were fresh out of jail for bank robbery. Local author Edgar Gamboa Návar traces this violent midwestern crime saga from the initial grocery store holdup in Ohio before the bank job to the capture of the murderous gang in Indiana, as well as the conviction and imprisonment.
ISBN: 9781467119382
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: True Crime
Images: 19
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A resident of Northlake, Illinois, since 1985, Edgar Gamboa Návar is the author of Northlake with Arcadia Publishing.
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