• Short Summary

    FOUR BANDITS DISGUISED AS PRIESTS RAIDED A POST OFFICE AT A CHURCH MISSION NEAR NEW YORK CITY ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    FOUR BANDITS DISGUISED AS PRIESTS RAIDED A POST OFFICE AT A CHURCH MISSION NEAR NEW YORK CITY ON MONDAY. BUT THE POLICE HAD A TIP-OFF AND DRESSED UP AS PRIESTS, TOO.

    THE RESULT: A 50,000-DOLLAR GRAB, SHOTS FIRED, THREE BANDITS WOUNDED AND ARRESTED . THE FOURTH RAIDER, ALSO WOUNDED, ESCAPED.

    THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE MARYKNOLL MISSION, 75 MILES (120 KMS) NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY, A ROMAN CATHOLIC BODY WHICH SENDS PRIESTS AND NUNS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    IT WAS LAST DECEMBER WHEN POLICE LEARNED THAT A GANG PLANNED A ROBBERY. THROUGH WIRE TRAPS AND TRAILING, THEY DISCOVERED THAT THEIR TARGET WAS TO BE THE MISSION.

    POLICE LAID A TRAP. THE BANDITS HELP UP THE CASHIER AND AS THEY PREPARED TO ESCAPE A POLICE LOUD SPEAKER ORDERED THEM TO SURRENDER. SHOOTING BROKE OUT - 60 BULLETS WERE FIRED ALL TOLD - AS STATE TROOPERS WENT INTO ACTION.

    THREE OF THE RAIDERS MANAGED TO REACH THEIR CAR, DESPITE THEIR WOUNDS, AND MADE OFF. BUT THE BULLET - RIDDLED CAR WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND THE MEN WERE ARRESTED. THE FOURTH ESCAPED ON FOOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DC4156BVIYAABYFYEBAXNZ94
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DC4156BVIYAABYFYEBAXNZ94
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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