Castle & Cooke Foods, ‘Teen magazine, February 1983.
On July 22, 1934, the crime spree of notorious bank robber John Dillinger came to an end when he was shot by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as he was leaving a theater in Chicago.
Dillinger was one of the first to be labelled “Public Enemy Number 1,” having robbed at least 12 different banks in about one year at a time when the entire country was suffering from the Great Depression. With his brash crimes and colorful personality, he managed to captured the American consciousness - and J. Edgar Hoover’s attention.
Despite his extensive, violent criminal record, Dillinger’s crucial mistake was stealing a car and driving it across state lines, making the crime a federal matter and allowing the FBI to take over the investigation. Thanks to the help of an informant, the FBI tracked Dillinger to a theater in Chicago where they planned to detain him as he left. When Dillinger walked out to find the waiting agents, he drew a gun and was shot and killed.
Images: “Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Wanted Poster of John Dillinger, 06/25/1934" (front and back)
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