Monday, March 26, 2012

Willie Sutton Documentary Screening on March 30

For those of you who enjoyed reading our post last month about Willie Sutton, the notorious Brooklyn-born bank robber who famously answered the question of why he robbed banks with the retort, "Because that's where the money is," you should know about a documentary screening next week.

"In the Footsteps of Willie Sutton," a 2011 documentary feature by Rich Gold, will be shown on Friday, March 30, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan (899 Tenth Ave., Room L2.84) at 11 a.m.

The screening is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to

The screening will include a Q & A with Gold, and Donald Shea, the police officer who arrested Sutton in Brooklyn in 1952 (and who was recently featured in the New York Post for this accomplishment) may also be in attendance.

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