Book details bank robberiesOn Sept. 14, 2009, a serial bank bandit scored one of his biggest hauls ever in Williston, N.D., leading police on a five-hour manhunt and shooting at a state trooper along the way.
On Sept. 14, 2009, a serial bank bandit scored one of his biggest hauls ever in Williston, N.D., leading police on a five-hour manhunt and shooting at a state trooper along the way.
A book to be released in March 2011 follows the trail of James Edward Krimm, who is believed to be the man who also held up banks in Devils Lake, Mandan, Jamestown, Wahpeton, Lisbon and Park River, N.D.; Watertown and Redfield, S.D.; Jackson, Dilworth and Duluth, Minn.; and LeMars, Iowa, over a period of several years.
“The Brothers Krimm,” by Cecile Wehrman, with H. Rob Krimm and Charlene Krimm, will be on sale in towns where Krimm is believed to have committed his crimes. It will also be available on Amazon.com.
With the cooperation of the Krimm family, Wehrman describes Krimm’s path from his youth in Taylor, Mich., to prison, to the remote corner of Divide County, N.D., where he ended his life.
The robber speaks for himself in letters and photos he wrote from the road in the last year of his life, as well as in a couple hundred accounts he sent from a Michigan prison 20 years ago. “The Brothers Krimm” contains never before reported facts about Krimm’s crimes, interviews with his victims and firsthand accounts from the lawmen who helped bring Krimm’s spree to an end. The book also outlines why there are likely more crimes yet to be attributed to Krimm.
To date, Krimm bank robberies are believed to total 34 — in five states and three Canadian provinces — and the list continues to grow.