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Bonnie And Clyde Guns Sell For $210K At Auction

Bonnie And Clyde

01/22/12 09:25 PM ET   AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have snatched $210,000 at an auction in Kansas City, Mo.

The Joplin Globe () reported an online bidder from the East Coast on Saturday bought the weapons believed to have been seized from the outlaw couple's Joplin hideout in 1933. http://bit.ly/A9BRHg

Sold were a .45-caliber, fully automatic Thompson submachine gun – better known as a Tommy gun – and a 1897 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun. Mayo Auction, of Kansas City, was not given permission to release the name of the buyer.

Two law enforcement officers died during a shootout at the Joplin apartment where the couple and members of their gang were holed up, but all the members of the Clyde Barrow gang escaped.

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