Bonnie And Clyde Guns Sold
Two riffles that once belonged to famous criminals Bonnie and Clyde were auctioned off for the amount of $210,000 over the weekend at the Mayo Auction house in Kansas City.
The weapons, a .45-caliber Tommy gun was sold for $130,000 while the 1897 12-gauge shotgun went for $80,000 to an unnamed bidder residing on the east coast.
The guns were seized from the bandits whose real names are Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow in Missouri in 1933 in a raid just moments after they killed two police officers who were hot on their tail and managed to escape.
The weapons belonged to the Lairmore family who is related to a police officer who played a part in putting an end to the pair’s impressive crime spree.
Bonnie and Clyde who spread fear in middle America during the Great Depression by robbing stores, murdering people and establishing well organized crime with the the Barrow Gang were ambushed and killed on May 23, 1934 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.