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Canadian Bank of Commerce in Brantford, Ontario

Picture, 1932, English

Canadian Bank of Commerce in Brantford, Ontario

Picture, 1932, English

Caption:

Gunman Loots Brantford Bank Armed robbery of the east end branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce at Brantford yesterday, netted a lone masked hold-up man $643 which he scooped from the teller's cash drawer while the teller, Walter Hughes of Orangeville, was lying on the floor, as ordered by the robber. The thief made a get-away in a car. The branch bank is seen in (1) and (2) is Walter Hughes. He first thought the hold-up man was joking and said: "Don't kid me," when the man pointed a revolver. Then came the command to lie down on the floor. Police were given a description of the robber's car by Eric Kerby, age 10 (3) who saw it parked outside a nearby store.

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Medium

Black and white photograph

Extent

18.9 cm x 8 cm

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G1 - Canada - Ontario - Brantford - Historic (old pix 1920-30)

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-1-GO-461c-brantford001