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MAKE A MATCH





 
Can You Recognize a Fugitive
from a Wanted Poster?
 
             
A mug shot that does not match the Wanted poster sketch of McGarvie A mug shot that does not match the Wanted poster sketch of McGarvie A mug shot that does not match the Wanted poster sketch of McGarvie A mug shot that matches the Wanted poster sketch of Maximilian McGarvie A mug shot that does not match the Wanted poster sketch of McGarvie




Images: Five mug shots; can you match the sketch of McGarvie to his mug shot?

On August 9, 2004, Maximilian McGarvie was arrested by police while robbing a New York City bank. At the police station, detectives noticed McGarvie  resembled the sketch of a man wanted for the armed robbery of the Times Square post office the week before. At first McGarvie denied any involvement in the robbery but subsequently confessed to postal inspectors, admitting that the sketch was “a good resemblance of me.”  McGarvie pled guilty to the postal robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

McGarvie is pictured in one of the mug shots above. First see if you can match the sketch of McGarvie on his Wanted poster to his mug shot, then roll your mouse over the mug shot to see if you matched the correct one.


Would you have matched
this sketch to McGarvie?


Thumbprint from Charles P. Clouse's Reward poster
McGarvie's Wanted poster

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Image: McGarvie's Wanted poster
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