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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 November

Two Men Attempt Robbery of Mountain Trust Bank in Roanoke, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
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Footage shows the Mountain Trust Bank in Roanoke, Va., after an attempted robbery. Two city employees, who assisted police in chasing down the would-be robbers, converse outside the bank. Assistant bank manager Heath J. Childress confers with Detective Captain Kermit Allman of the Roanoke City Police and two unidentified men inside a car. WSLS-TV reporter Joe Moffatt discusses the incident with a police officer.
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