Item #23552 Bank..."Sneak" ...Thieves. Paper Read by William A. Pinkerton, Annual Convention, International Association Chiefs of Police, Hot Springs, Ark., April 11, 1906. William Pinkerton.
Bank..."Sneak" ...Thieves. Paper Read by William A. Pinkerton, Annual Convention, International Association Chiefs of Police, Hot Springs, Ark., April 11, 1906
Bank..."Sneak" ...Thieves. Paper Read by William A. Pinkerton, Annual Convention, International Association Chiefs of Police, Hot Springs, Ark., April 11, 1906
Bank..."Sneak" ...Thieves. Paper Read by William A. Pinkerton, Annual Convention, International Association Chiefs of Police, Hot Springs, Ark., April 11, 1906
Bank..."Sneak" ...Thieves. Paper Read by William A. Pinkerton, Annual Convention, International Association Chiefs of Police, Hot Springs, Ark., April 11, 1906

Bank..."Sneak" ...Thieves. Paper Read by William A. Pinkerton, Annual Convention, International Association Chiefs of Police, Hot Springs, Ark., April 11, 1906

Hot Springs, AR: 1906.

First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 6" x 5", 50, [2] pp, with 27 half-tone photographic portraits, in original stapled wrappers. Minor creasing at base of spine; clean and sound. William Pinkerton (1846-1923) was the son of Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency. After Allan Pinkerton died in 1884, William and his brother Robert took charge of the agency, developing innovative crime-solving techniques, building an extensive collection of mug shots, and newspaper articles about wanted outlaws, and creating criminal histories on known offenders. In this address, William discusses so-called "bank sneak thieves" -- smooth-talking, well-dressed professional con men who executed carefully planned thefts of cash or securities from while bank employees were distracted by confederates. The portraits show many of the most notorious of this type of criminal.

Item #23552

Price: $200.00

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