• Short Summary

    A MAN WANTED BY THE POLICE IN CANADA FOR BANK ROBBERY WAS ARRESTED IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, ON THURSDAY AFTER A LOCAL CITIZEN RECOGNISED HIM WHEN HIS PICTURE WAS SHOWN ON PART OF THE INAUGURAL BROADCAST USING THE EARLYBIRD SATELLITE.

  • Description

    A MAN WANTED BY THE POLICE IN CANADA FOR BANK ROBBERY WAS ARRESTED IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, ON THURSDAY AFTER A LOCAL CITIZEN RECOGNISED HIM WHEN HIS PICTURE WAS SHOWN ON PART OF THE INAUGURAL BROADCAST USING THE EARLYBIRD SATELLITE.

    ON INAUGURAL PROGRAMME USING THE EARLYBIRD SATELLITE ON SUNDAY (MAY 20) THERE WAS A SEQUENCE SHOWING AN EXCHANGE OF PICTURES OF WANTED MEN BETWEEN BRITISH, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN POLICE AUTHORITIES. ONE MAN WHO SAW THE PROGRAMME AT FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, WAS HIRED THE NEXT DAY TO DO SOME WORK ON A YACHT BERTHED AT A LOCAL DOCK. HE RECOGNISED THE OWNER AS GEORGE LEMAY, ONE OF THE WANTED MEN HE HAD SEEN ON THE BROADCAST.

    THE MAN INFORMED THE POLICE, WHO WENT TO THE YACHT ON THURSDAY. THEY ARRESTED LEMAY, WHO HAD BEEN SOUGHT BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE FOR THE 1961 ROBBERY OF A MONTREAL BANK. ON THE PROGRAMME LEMAY WAS DESCRIBED AS A "BIG SPENDER WHO MAY BE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES."
    LEMAY WAS TAKEN TO THE FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE STATION AND HELD FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE BEING RELEASED. AT PRESENT HE FACES DEPORTATION CHARGES. AT THE POLICE STATION HE SHOWED HIMSELF TO BE EXTREMELY SHY OF THE CAMERA, AND KEPT HIS BACK TURNED TOWARDS THE CAMERAMAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23J6NQBKUBE3R6F0CIDLMS2M5
    Media URN:
    VLVA23J6NQBKUBE3R6F0CIDLMS2M5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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