bank robber

Herman Karl Lamm (April 19, 1890 – December 16, 1930[1][2][3]), known as Baron Lamm, was a German bank robber. He is widely considered one of the most brilliant and efficient bank robbers to have ever lived, and has been described as “the father of modern bank robbery”. Lamm’s techniques were studied and imitated by other bank robbers across the country, including the infamous John Dillinger.

A former Prussian Army soldier who immigrated to the United States, Lamm believed a heist required all the planning of a military operation. He pioneered the concepts of meticulously “casing” a bank and developing escape routes before conducting the robbery. Using a meticulous planning system called “The Lamm Technique”, he conducted dozens of successful bank robberies from the end of World War I until 1930, when Lamm committed suicide when surrounded by a law-enforcement party in Sidell, Illinois, after a botched heist –Wikipedia

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of a heist.

Journaling Prompt: If you were going to carry out a heist, what would you plan to steal and why?

Art Prompt: Heist

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic story of a heist.

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