[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0046]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "a locksmith, had keys made and turned the cylinders to their proper places. Pino provided the garb worn by the robbers- Halloween masks, jackets, visored caps- and even the rope and adhesive tape to bind the Brink's arms during the robbery. McGinnis stayed at his place of business to establish an alibi.?no stayed in the small light ?ck in which the gang rode to Brink's because of a "certain physical condition." One Tabbed as Signalman ? Costa played the role of signalman by using a flash light from … continued below

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Winford, Wesley August 31, 1956.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 11 times. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "a locksmith, had keys made and turned the cylinders to their proper places. Pino provided the garb worn by the robbers- Halloween masks, jackets, visored caps- and even the rope and adhesive tape to bind the Brink's arms during the robbery. McGinnis stayed at his place of business to establish an alibi.?no stayed in the small light ?ck in which the gang rode to Brink's because of a "certain physical condition." One Tabbed as Signalman ? Costa played the role of signalman by using a flash light from a nearby rooftop looking down on the Brink's office window. Others Byrne said took part in the robbery were: Stanley Gusciora, 36 and Joseph Banfield, 45 both now dead-and Joseph J. ?pecs) O'Keefe, 47, who has pleaded guilty. O'keefe is due as star prosecution witness later the trial. Byrne told the jury that after the robbery the gang drove directly to Maffie's house. The district attorney's story continued: "Costa first went away but came back and got $20,000 for himself and $20,000 for his brother-in-law, Pino. Richardson took $20,000 immediately and disappeared to establish an alibi. . .Baker said 'let's not keep it all in one place.' He took $380,000." Cash Believed Destroyed The gang, Byrne said, decided not keep any new money. There was $100,000 of it. McGinnis was given the job of destroying it, the prosecutor said. O'Keefe and Gusciora took $100,000, Byrne said. Both were arrested later in Pennsylvania on another charge. "When O'Keefe was picked up," Byrne went on, he got word out to McGinnis as to where the money was concealed and McGinnis got the money for."

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PublishDate: 9-1-1956

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • August 31, 1956

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Winford, Wesley. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0046], photograph, August 31, 1956; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc189003/: accessed October 25, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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