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Remembering the 1930s Fostoria bank robbery

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Here’s a piece of history you may or may not know about!

In 1933, notorious bank robber John Dillinger and his gang hit a Fostoria bank in 1933 and evaded capture, according to the Tiffin Police Department. Dillinger robbed two-dozen banks and four police stations and twice escaped jail before being killed in a shootout outside a Chicago theater in 1934.

Dillinger was an American gangster in the Depression-era United States. He operated with a group of men known as the Dillinger Gang or Terror Gang, which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations, among other activities. Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana, police officer who shot Dillinger in his bullet-proof vest during a shootout, prompting him to return fire; despite his infamy, it was Dillinger’s only homicide charge. (Source: WikiPedia)


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