News: Curtiss – Bank Robbery (1953)


Surnames: Peterson, Hawks, Lindau, Erickson

----Source: Olson Family Scrapbook

Tuesday, November 17, 1953...$18,514.75 was stolen from the Curtiss State Bank...the money was located by David Peterson, on a farm north of Owen...within 24 hours...a book of matches found with the money proved to be the hottest clue...the assumption of Mrs. Dorothy Hawks and Mr. Lindau that the two gunmen made a casual departure from the bank was established by Alfred Erickson...the cashier had been at Owen, at the bank's office...returning to Curtiss...stopping briefly at the post he approached the bank he noticed the two men walking away from the bank and entering a car a little to the north, unaware of what had happened, he wondered, what would anyone be doing wearing gloves?...especially on a balmy, pleasant day of 63 degrees?



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