Anita King McKenna robbery

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HAUL BY TDLDBY OLDTIME STAR (Dissociated Press Leased Wire) B EVERLY HILLS. Feb. 17.—Two gunmen robbed Anita King Me- Kenna, silent screen star and currently currently owner of a well-known racing stable, of furs, jewelry and perfumes last night. She estimated her loss at "close to $100,000." Mrs. McKenna, wife of Thomas Morrison McKenna, member of a Pittsburgh steel family, walked In on the gunmen. They hda entered the mansion a few minutes earlier, ordered ordered her 111 sister, Mrs. Deall Smith, to cover her face and remain In bed, and systematically begun to search the house. Mrs. McKenna told Police Detectives Detectives A. J. Gebhart and D. P. Henderson Henderson she believed the men were "race touts," but did not explain. She said they were about 30 years old, masked, wore kid gloves and spoke with an accent. One was polite; one tough. She said they apparently know values, values, carefully selecting the best of her perfumes and discarding the remainder. remainder. When she found them they were hammering at one of two safes they looted. At gunpoint, she opened It. The gunmen fled in Mrs. McK.cn- na's limousine,

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 17 Feb 1942, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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