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Herman K. 'Baron' Lamm

Herman K. "Baron" Lamm
1890? - September 16, 1930

A former German army officer, Lamm came to the United States where he put his military training to use as a bank robber. Before a robbery, he thoroughly "cased" a bank and meticulously planned an escape route. Lamm successfully robbed banks across the United States until he was killed in a shoot-out near Sidell, Illinois. His method was later used by the Dillinger gang.

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