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 The year 1911 marked the earliest ever use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a crime, according to author Richard Parry in his book //The Bonnot Gang//​. ​  Brian Burrough, the author of //Public Enemies: America'​s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI//, gives the year 1915, for the first automobile used in an American bank robbery .  There are many more examples, dating from 1909 forward, with similar claims. ​ However, it’s possible that the first documented use of what we call a “getaway car” in a bank robbery may have occurred in our own [[Florence]]. ​ The year 1911 marked the earliest ever use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a crime, according to author Richard Parry in his book //The Bonnot Gang//​. ​  Brian Burrough, the author of //Public Enemies: America'​s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI//, gives the year 1915, for the first automobile used in an American bank robbery .  There are many more examples, dating from 1909 forward, with similar claims. ​ However, it’s possible that the first documented use of what we call a “getaway car” in a bank robbery may have occurred in our own [[Florence]]. ​
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 The [[Florence Deposit Bank]] opened for business in 1904, and was a successful endeavor by all accounts. The news of our growing community and its rapidly filling bank vault must have reached the ears of criminals in the area. On November 8, 1907, the “getaway car” may have made its debut in Florence, a dubious distinction. The [[Florence Deposit Bank]] opened for business in 1904, and was a successful endeavor by all accounts. The news of our growing community and its rapidly filling bank vault must have reached the ears of criminals in the area. On November 8, 1907, the “getaway car” may have made its debut in Florence, a dubious distinction.
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