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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 11, 1913, Image 13

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THE WORLD'S GREATEST LIVING CRIMINAL
WAS A REAL GENTLEMAN BURGLAR
.They cut a hole through the ceiling only to discover 14 inches of rubble
stone set in cement.
By Frank Parker Stockbridge.
"Who is the greatest living crim
inal?" I fired the question at the greatest
living detective. .
"Max Shinburn," came the hair
trigger answer.
"He has stolen more, invented
more ways of stealing and made
more trouble for the police of two
continents than anyone else in the
last 60 years. Shinburn and his part
ner, George White, were the master
criminals of 40 years ago. No one
since their day has brought as much
intellect and ability to bear on crime
making as they did."
"And their greatest crime was "
I began.
"The theft of $2550,000 from the
Ocean National Bank of New York
the biggest haul ever made by bank
burglars. How they did it was a mys
tery for years, but White confessed
a few years ago here is his written
confession."
This, then, is the story of the
greatest bank robbery in history
right from George White's confes
sion: John Taylor, a clerk in the Ocean
Bank, met Shinburn and White
through acquaintances made in a
gambling house. They helped him to

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