Bonnie and Clyde – Top 10 Crime Duos – Pinterest History

Bonnie and Clyde – Top 10 Crime Duos – Pinterest History

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Bonnie and Clyde – Top 10 Crime Duos – Pinterest History

Bankrobbers Bonnie and Clyde met their end 75 years ago May 23, ambushed by police officers outside Gibsland, Louisiana and shot to death. TIME takes a look at more of history’s most notorious crime duos.

Bonnie and Clyde – Top 10 Crime Duos – Pinterest History

Bonnie and Clyde, the good-looking outlaws very much in love, were ambushed by police officers outside Gibsland, Louisiana 75 years ago, on May 23, 1934. Trapped in their car, they went down in a hail of bullets and their 21-month-long crime spree of robbing gas stations, restaurants and local banks came to an end.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow kept their heists small but brutal — they had a tendency to kill anyone who got in their way. In January 1934 they orchestrated a prison escape in Texas that resulted in the deaths of two guards. Three months later, they murdered two police officers and a constable and kidnapped a police chief. The Texas Highway Patrol announced an official manhunt, and it was only a matter of time before the bandits were caught.

The couple never married, and Parker had no previous record before she met Barrow, an ex-con. Historians believe that she chose the life of crime because she was in love, and the handful of photographs of the two of them — she in his arms, he holding her up — seem to indicate that this was true. Their story seemed like something out of a movie and later, it was.

Source: content.time.com

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