|Title||Officials examining weapons used during the robbery of White Center State Liquor Store, White Center, 1959 |
|Caption||Two robbers forced their way into the liquor store after closing time on Saturday night, April 4, 1959. Three store employees were forced to lie on the floor behind the counter while the chief clerk of the store, Gino Giuntoli, stalled for time while opening the safe at gunpoint. King County deputies Jack Triplett and Jim Foley and reserve deputies M. A. Christopherson and William Hayden arrived on the scene while the robbery was in progress. Christopherson and Triplett entered the rear of the store and fired at the robbers in front of the store counter. One of Triplett's bullets fatally wounded Michael L. Mooney, 48. After a shootout on the sidewalk with the other two officers, the second robber fled the scene with $2, 000 of the $6, 000 taken from the safe. Mooney's body was covering a cardboard box containing $4, 000 of the loot. The three store clerks were Mrs. Helen Anderson, Robert Brown, and Bill Jury. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: WASHINGTON STATE, Liquor store, White Center, bandit slain during robbery attempt.|
Caption information source: P-I research file.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 5, 1959.
|Subjects||Liquor stores--Washington (State); Merchandise displays--Washington (State); Law enforcement officers--Washington (State); Arms & armament--Washington (State); Counters--Washington (State); Robberies--Washington (State) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)|
White Center (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.15593.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |