SI Guards Apprehend NPS Store Robber

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Summary

Two National Museum of History and Technology security guards apprehend a man who is later charged with armed robbery of the National Park Service's Monument Concession Store located on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The two officers sighted the man when he ran into the Museum from the Constitution Avenue entrance, and subdued him until he could be handcuffed and turned over to the Park Police.

Subject

  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States. National Park Service
  • Office of Protective Services

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," August 1980, p. 2.

Contact information

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

Date

June 20, 1980

Topic

  • Arrest
  • Police
  • Security
  • Watchmen

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