The Last Train Holdup in Oklahoma

spencer-blogThe so-called Al Spencer Gang pulled off the last train holdup in OK.  It was early in the morning of August 21, 1923 when the Katy Limited pulled into Okesa.  The gang boarded.
It wasn’t a well-executed robbery; at least one of the bad guys appeared to be drunk.  Some believe Spencer didn’t mastermind or lead the stick-up, although he was there.  Still, the gang got away with more than $50,000. But the outlaws were quickly identified.

Which was a bad thing for Spencer.  He was tracked down and killed less than a month later.

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