Crime stoppers James Burford, Anthony Pineau, and Raymond Watson, 1981

ID: SIA2009-3235 and 81-12236-1A

Creator: Ploskonka, Jeffrey

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: November 1981

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: November 1981

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Summary

Crime stoppers [left to right] James Burford, Anthony Pineau, and Raymond Watson. On September 19, 1981, an ex-clerk with Smithsonian Museum shops, armed with a .25 caliber automatic pistol attempted to steal more than $2,500 from the National Museum of Natural History's shop. The thief walked in on shop employees Anthony Pineau, Mary Heiss and Thrynn Kirby and took money out of the register drawers. After he left, Pineau pushed a security button and called the security office. Lt. Raymond Watson with the assistance of Capt. James Burford apprehended the thief at the Constitution Avenue doorway.

Subject

  • Burford, James H Capt
  • Pineau, Anthony A
  • Watson, Raymond Lt
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Guard Force
  • Office of Protective Services

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image appeared in the November 1981 issue of the Smithsonian Torch

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: November 1981

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November 1981

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Topic

  • Museum stores
  • Law
  • Robbery
  • Crime
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Law enforcement
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group

ID Number

SIA2009-3235 and 81-12236-1A

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x10h; Type of Image: Group, Portrait; Medium: Photographic Print

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