Alex Albanis. Well known 20 th century criminal in Richmond. 1888 – 1927. Squizzy Taylor. During the 1900’s -30’s period, what were the major criminal events that took place by Squizzy Taylor . 1. Explain how crime has had a major impact in Richmond.
Well known 20th century criminal in Richmond.
1888 – 1927
Murder if William Haines (1916) –William Haines was employed at Glove Motor and Taxi Company. In march 1916, a anonymous man had telephoned the taxi company to order a taxi to take him to Eltham. Haines was shipped to drive the customer and was later found dead in the car in Heidelberg. Police believed that Taylor and John Williamson may of intended to rob a bank manager who was taking bank money. Police found that a grave had been dug up close to Clayton where the bank managers body was buried. The murder charge of William Haines failed and Taylor was then sentenced to imprisonment for 12 months.
These crimes concluded in having a harsh impact on Richmond’s society. Squizzy Taylor’s gang was the biggest threat towards Richmond as the gang was known as a violent crew as they were in a feud with rival criminals which lasted several months.