Mercantile Trust Company Robbery


Photograph with a close-up view of an unmarked police car with three bullet holes in the windshield. The scene was part of investigation that took place after an attempted robbery at the Mercantile Trust Company (14th & Grand) on February 8, 1932. KCPD detective Oliver Carpenter was shot and killed while interrupting the robbery; Detective Edward Young was also injured in the exchange.

Object Type: 
February 8th 1932
Modern Location: 
1401 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Historical Street Name: 
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives, P29, Box 19, Folder 22, #3
Digital Object Identifier: 
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.