On July 26, 2008, the FBI will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a crime-fighting and national security agency. To help commemorate their centennial, they’re launching an “FBI 100” history series that they’ll run over the course of the coming year to highlight some of their memorable and major cases. Their first story centers on two of the most hunted bank robbers in Bureau history…
The days of the big-name bank robbers—John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, and the like—were long gone when a pair of enterprising, dangerous, and slightly offbeat crooks arrived on the scene in the early 1960s. But within a few years, they’d be as wanted as any of the gun-slinging bank robbers of the gangster era.
Their names were Albert Nussbaum (pictured standing) and Bobby Wilcoxson, and before they were locked away for good, they’d robbed eight banks, accumulated a massive arsenal of weapons, murdered a bank guard, and set off several bombs in the nation’s capital.
Read more of this story: An Odd Couple of Crime
Entire series: FBI 100