On This Date In Twin Cities History - August 30, 1933

On this date in 1933, members of the The Barker-Karpis gang  including Fred “Doc” Barker and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis robbed two messengers in front of the U.S. Post Office on Concord Street in South St. Paul.  During the holdup, shots rang out killing police offer Leo Pavlak and wounding fellow officer John Yeamen.  The gangsters escaped in a large black sedan with $30,000 in cash.