Streetcar holdup

Jan. 12, 1908
Los Angeles

Streetcars robberies, although not everyday occurrences, were a regular risk 100 years ago on our sainted mass-transit system. In this instance, a passenger grabbed the bandit as he was holding two guns to the conductor’s head and the fare collector killed him. I love reading these old papers; most people have no idea just how wild Los Angeles was.




About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in Homicide, Robberies, Transportation and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply. Note: Your IP is logged with your comment so a fake name and email address are useless.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s