The "Sharks," was a gang with a membership of three girls and two boys, and its leader, an 18-year-old thug named Robert Russell.
The Miami News reported that all three of the boys were armed when they entered Ed's tiny market at about 7:15 p.m. on the evening of July 13, announcing, "We're taking over."
But while the "Sharks" had the muscle and the firepower, they apparently hadn't given much thought to what they were going to do after they took over the place.
Instead of demanding money, the News reported that the gang's "stolen 'loot' consisted of numerous bags of peanuts and potato chips."
|Miami News, July 14, 1964.|
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