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Investigation of Kent State Bank robbery
Investigation of Kent State Bank robbery
TitleInvestigation of Kent State Bank robbery
Date of Original1958-02-18
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionTwo bank tellers, Alice Ficenec and John Wicklein, speaking with investigators after a robbery.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Law
Subject (LCTGM)Banks
Bankers
Investigation
Law enforcement officers
Interiors
Robberies
Personal NameReiff, Alice M., 1939-
Wicklein, John, 1886-1978
Organization NameKent State Bank (Kent, Minn.)
LocationKent (Minn.)
Wilkin County (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
Decade1950-1959
Item Number2098.s587
Negative Number2098.s587
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Assistant Cashier John Wicklein was bound behind the bank counter, watched the robbers scoop bills and silver from cash drawers." - caption with cropped image published in The Fargo Forum, February 19, 1958, p. 3.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Kent State Bank in Kent, Minnesota was held up on the afternoon of February 18, 1958. Two masked men, both with pistols, entered the bank and tied up three bank employees and two customers. They made off with nearly $3, 000 in cash and silver from the bank drawers as well as from three of the victims. The three employees involved were Alice Ficenec, John Wicklein, and Oscar Olson; the two customers were, Percy Strand and Ira Bellmore. The two robbers fled in an automobile and were picked up for speeding near Cayuga, N.D. They were arrested and brought to the jail in Forman, N.D. The robbers were identified as Ronald Olson, 23, of Wahpeton, N.D. and Rudolph Ehrens, 24, of Dwight, N.D.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/12634
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s587)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Languageeng;
Digital IDco000182
Original SourceNegative
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