William Russell Evans
sjMillion-DoIlar sjMillion-DoIlar sjMillion-DoIlar Thief Run to Ground by Plucky Girl Teller St. Louis (IP) The FBI said last night that William R. Evans, ar rested here after a plucky woman bank teller chased him through the streets, has stolen more than one million dollars in his criminal career. Gerald B. Norris, agent in charge of the FBI office here, said Evans, 61, of Hilton, Mass., began his crim inal career in 1907. Norris said Evans stole $150,000 from a New York bank in 1915 and $500,000 in U. S. treasury notes in New York in 1936. Woman Pursued Him Evans was turned over to the FBI after he was arrested here Monday. Miss Audrey Lorenzen, 27. pursued him out of the United , Bank and Trust Co., after she saw him take money from her teller cage. She took $440 . from him and continued the chase until a policeman grabbed fiim. Bank officials said $1,224 was still unaccounted for and police said Evans Evans might have passed all but the $440 to an accomplice. Evans denied he was even in the bank. Evans gave his address as Atlanta, Ga., when arrested but Norris said Milton was his home and that he has had more than 20 aliases in specializing in "sneak-thief "sneak-thief "sneak-thief bank larceny." larceny." Often Behind Bars An FBI spokesman said that they did not have a complete "account of Evans' criminal record but that they did know he had been jailed in federal penitentiaries at Lewisburg. Pa., and Leavenworth, Kan., as well as at Sing Sing in New York. They said Evans is suffering from a heart condition and, on a doctor's advice, they postponed intensive questioning until today. In 1934 Evans was captured here by a brokerage house cashier, Ralph Nolan, after he tried to steal negotiable negotiable bonds.