Ohio Heists: Historic Bank Holdups, Train Robberies, Jewel Stings and More

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Ohio history overflows with tales of enterprising thieves. Vault teller Ted Conrad walked out of Society National Bank carrying a paper sack containing a fifth of Canadian Club, a carton of Marlboros and $215,000 cash. He was never seen again. Known as one of the most successful jewel thieves in the world, Bill Mason stole comedian Phyllis Diller’s precious gems not once, but twice. He also stole $100,000 from the Cleveland mob. Mild-mannered Kenyon College library employee David Breithaupt walked off with $50,000 worth of rare books and documents from the college. John Dillinger hit banks all over Ohio, and Alvin Karpis robbed a train in Garrettsville and a mail truck in Warren. Jane Ann Turzillo writes of these and other notable heists and perpetrators.
ISBN: 9781467145565
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: True Crime
Images: 66
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
True-crime author Jane Ann Turzillo has been nominated twice for the Agatha for her books Wicked Women of Ohio (2018) and Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio (2016). She is also a National Federation of Press Women award winner for Ohio Train Disasters and others—all from The History Press. She is a graduate of The University of Akron with degrees in criminal justice technology and mass-media communication. A former journalist, she is a member of National Federation of Press Women, Society of Professional Journalists, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Visit her website at www.janeannturzillo.com and read her blog at http://darkheartedwomen.wordpress.com.
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