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Willie Sutton

Bank Robber Willie Sutton

Full Name: William Francis Sutton Jr.
Profession: Bank Robber

United States of America

Biography: During his 40 year criminal career, he stole an estimated $2 million.

Sutton spent more than half of his life in prison but was able to escape three separate times.

Born: June 30, 1901
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: November 2, 1980 (aged 79)

Married Life

  • 1929-10-21 Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

Historical Events

  • 1947-02-09 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia
  • 1950-03-09 Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC

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