Denver Mint Robbery - Denver, CO
Posted by: Outspoken1
N 39° 44.374 W 104° 59.578
13S E 500602 N 4398852
Quick Description: Unsolved robbery and murder at the Denver Mint in 1922
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 11:44:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM8Y1K
"The Denver Mint Robbery occurred on the afternoon of December 18, 1922 when five men hijacked a Federal Reserve Bank delivery truck outside the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado. At the time of the robbery, around 10:30 am, the truck was being loaded with $200,000 (in $5 bills) on West Colfax Avenue. A black Buick touring car then pulled up and two men jumped out firing sawed-off shotguns, while a third grabbed the money bags. Guards inside the mint, numbering some 50 men, quickly responded by returning fire. One of the robbers was said to have "taken a [shotgun] round in the jaw". The gang however, remaining at the scene for only a minute and a half, had already made their getaway. (Excerpted from (visit link
"'While federal and county officers watched all roads throughout Colorado and neighboring states and officers of the law were sharpening their wits in effort to checkmate the fugitives, the four bandits who robbed a United States mint at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning and killed Charles T. Linton, a guard, were still at liberty late last night, and the searchers frankly admitted that they were without clews [sic].'
Four masked "desperadoes" in a black touring car, with curtains drawn, pulled in front of the West Colfax Avenue entrance to the mint alongside a Federal Reserve bank truck.
'I heard a shot, then several. Then the general alarm going in the mint,' superintendent Robert Grant told reporters after. 'Every man picked up a rifle and rushed to the door.'
But Linton was shot, dying, and the robbers had grabbed 50 packages of $5 bills that the guards had been transferring into the truck.
'I understand that the bandit car drove up just as our men had re-entered the mint,' " Grant said. " 'It was nicely timed and the bandits evidently had followed the bank truck from Arapahoe Street.' (Excerpted from (visit link
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