The Flathead gang
The Flathead Gang, also known as The Flatheads, was a group of bank robbers. The gang was operating in the Detroit Michigan area. When the police became a major problem for the gang they decided to move their robberies and other crimes to the State of Pennsylvania. The leader of the gang, Paul Jaworski, was executed in Pennsylvania in 1929 for murder.
The Flatheads name first showed up on public record in 1927 when then Flatheads leader Paul Jaworski committed the nations first armored car robbery. The gang received the most public exposure when they were involved in the payroll robbery involving the Detroit News offices.
- Detroit's Infamous Purple gang Paul R. Kavieff (pg. 62)
- See Reference: http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=123&category=events
1. Paul Kavieff, The Violent Years: Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs (Gangsters and Rum Runners) Barricade Books (2001). ISBN 1-56980-210-6
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