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

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


Historic Images of the SmithsonianThis image appeared in the November 1981 issue of the Smithsonian TorchCrime 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.Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: November 1981Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Number Of Images: 1 Color: Black And White; Size: 8w X10h; Type Of Image: Group, Portrait; Medium: Photographic Print
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