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27th May
written by Richard

Employing tactics of Chicago’s gangland, and armed with a machine gun and large caliber automatics, two desperate bandits yesterday noon sent a stream of bullets into the Agua Caliente money car as it crossed the National City dike, killed the two occupants of the machine and escaped with $85,000 in cash and checks. . .

Read about the Heist on the Dike.

HA-283 Agua Caliente Winchester and Leslie Ford

Police examine the bullet riddled “money car.”

1 Comment

  1. 02/12/2010

    The late Dr. Paul Vanderwood–professor emeritus at San Diego State University–wrote a superb history of the Agua Caliente resort. Satan’s Playground: Mobsters And Movie Stars At America’s Greatest Gaming Resort (Duke University, 2010) includes a very full account of the money car robbery. –Richard.

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