Pennsylvania police department to toss records, keep Tommy gun

SHARON, Ohio, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania police chief said housekeeping efforts to clear storage space will not affect a Thompson submachine gun reputedly bought to fight John Dillinger.

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Capone: 'I value my life too much' to rat

Capone: 'I value my life too much' to rat

AMHERST, N.H., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Prohibition-era American gangster Al Capone once said in a signed deposition he valued his life too much to tell police if he knew who tried to kill his mentor.

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Dillinger 'death mask' sells for $3,000

Dillinger 'death mask' sells for $3,000

CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Chicago businessman was the $3,000 high bidder for a mold of John Dillinger's face made after the notorious gangster's death.

Dillinger 'death mask' up for auction

CHICAGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago auctioneer said items at an upcoming sale include a cast of outlaw John Dillinger's face made after his death.

Dillinger, Capone memorabilia in auction

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- A Chicago auctioneer said it is selling off John Dillinger and Al Capone memorabilia that once belonged to a famous local collector.
Dilliger gun brings twice expected price

Dilliger gun brings twice expected price

DALLAS, July 26 (UPI) -- A pistol once owned by John Dillinger was sold at public auction in Dallas for more than double the pre-auction estimate, the auction gallery director said.
Dillinger's family backing youth fund

Dillinger's family backing youth fund

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- The great-nephew of the late U.S. bank robber John Dillinger says he donated $7,007.71 to help found the John Dillinger Troubled Youth Fund.
Dillinger's pistol is to be auctioned

Dillinger's pistol is to be auctioned

DALLAS, July 5 (UPI) -- Notorious U.S. bank robber and killer John Dillinger's Derringer will be auctioned in Dallas, auction gallery officials said.

Depp avoids watching own performances

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Johnny Depp says he finds watching himself in movies such as his newest film, "Public Enemies," difficult.

Dillinger-damaged theater to be auctioned

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 3 (UPI) -- A South Bend, Ind., theater that retains bullet holes from a 1934 bank robbery by John Dillinger is due to be auctioned online, the auctioneers said.

Johnny Depp no stranger to Tommy Guns

CHICAGO, June 27 (UPI) -- Johhny Depp says his latest role as bank robber John Dillinger wasn't totally unfamiliar since he had first used a Tommy Gun when he was a kid in Kentucky.
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John Dillinger
Gangster John Dillinger is seen here in this undated file photo.

John Herbert Dillinger Jr. (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American gangster and bank-robber in the Depression-era United States. He was charged with the murder of an East Chicago police officer, but never convicted. During his bank heists, a dozen victims—prison officers, police, federal agents, gangsters and civilians—were killed. His gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail twice.

In 1933-34, among criminals like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger was the most notorious of all. Media reports were spiced with exaggerated accounts of his bravado and daring. The public demanded federal action and J. Edgar Hoover developed a more sophisticated Federal Bureau of Investigation as a weapon against organized crime.

After evading police in four states for almost a year, Dillinger was wounded and returned to his father's home to heal. He returned to Chicago in July 1934 and met his end at the hands of police and federal agents who were informed of his whereabouts by Ana Cumpanas. On July 22, the police and Division of Investigation closed in on the Biograph Theater. Federal agents, led by Melvin Purvis, moved to arrest him as he left the theater. He pulled a weapon and attempted to flee but was shot three times and killed.

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