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How This Bank Robber Helped Create The FBI

File - Not clear which police department took this undated photo of John Dillinger, but it was submitted to the FBI for use i
File - Not clear which police department took this undated photo of John Dillinger, but it was submitted to the FBI for use in producing fugitive flyers in 1933 or 1934. Dillinger's Ohio escapades aren't part of the new movie "Public Enemies," which tells of his life on the run after an escape from an Indiana prison and of his death in Chicago. But his rise from small-town bank robber to America's most wanted man can be traced to a string of holdups during the summer of 1933 and the daring escape that left the Ohio lawman dead.(AP Photo/FBI, File)

Gangster John Dillinger’s lifelong career of crime—he robbed at least 12 banks and four police departments and was accused of shooting and killing an East Chicago police officer while escaping one bank robbery—ended, with his life, eighty years ago today outside the Beacon Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

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