Photo at upper left: ” Frank Hoffman (Left) assistant cashier at Alpine State Bank, tells Rockford Morning Star City Editor William Snyder and State Editor Roger Hedges of Wednesday robbery. The newsmen, first to arrive on scene, found customers and employes still locked in vault.”
Photo center left: ” Quinten Lind, a customer at Alpine State Bank when it was robbed of more than $36,000 Wednesday, shows how he picked lock of vault door. Two Santa Claus bandits locked Lind and 12 other employes and customers in the vault after the robbery. (Morning Star photo)”
Photo center right: “Mrs. Gini Moore, a teller, explains how she tripped alarm when she noticed one ‘Santa Claus’ with a gun in his hand. Alarm rings at different location in Highcrest Shopping Centre.”
Photo at far right: “Robert S. Wright, vice president and cashier, tells newsman how bandit prodded him with pistol and forced him to scoop cash into a cloth bag. ‘They were very nonchalant,’ he said.”
North End Square Neighborhood Association (NESNA) boundaries are the north side of Auburn St. on the south, the east side of Ridge Ave on the West, the south side of Fulton Ave./Welsh School on the North, and west side of N Main St. on the East.
Source of statistics: NIBRS data obtained from CORBIAnalysis cube, care of Rockford Illinois Police. Charts donated to the library by Peter Herdklotz (NESNA resident).
Blue line (above) is 2015 statistics, orange line is 2016 statistics.