Colored Red

Historical Murders: The Great Mint Robbery of 1922

April 16, 2020 Laura Porritt Season 3 Episode 8
Colored Red
Historical Murders: The Great Mint Robbery of 1922
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Colored Red
Historical Murders: The Great Mint Robbery of 1922
Apr 16, 2020 Season 3 Episode 8
Laura Porritt

On a cold December morning in Denver, CO, 1922, a Buick touring car pulled up behind an armored car in front of the Denver Mint. Four gunmen emerged from the Buick and demanded the money that was being loaded into the armored car. One of the Mint guards, a veteran of the police force, was killed during the ensuing shootout. The case wouldn't be "solved" until nearly 15 years later and the details of it sound closer to a gangster movie than a real life crime.

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On a cold December morning in Denver, CO, 1922, a Buick touring car pulled up behind an armored car in front of the Denver Mint. Four gunmen emerged from the Buick and demanded the money that was being loaded into the armored car. One of the Mint guards, a veteran of the police force, was killed during the ensuing shootout. The case wouldn't be "solved" until nearly 15 years later and the details of it sound closer to a gangster movie than a real life crime.