About Norfolk | Langton Bank Robbery and Murder | Back
by John Cardiff

On 21 Jul 1950, two local men were brutally shot to death while pursuing the fellow who had just robbed the bank in Langton. Together the robbery and killings were the worst day of crime Norfolk had seen since Confederation.

What happened next was dutifully reported in the Simcoe Reformer over the next six months. Alas, surviving copies of those newspaper pages were so poorly printed, saved and microfilmed that today they are very difficult to transcribe.

The following links are to our transcriptions of some surviving readable articles found on microfilm: 

Langton bank robber shot two, still at large
Second Langton bank robbery in five years
Suspect's sister remembers brother as a nice kid
Langton bank robber hanged in Simcoe for killing
Copyright 2013 John Cardiff