By Harvey Alexander Smith, Jr., Palm Harbor, Florida
Dear Mayor Olvera,
I read with great interest your excellent article on the 1972 Dana Point bank robbery in the Sept. 4 issue of the Dana Point Times. (Click here to read the article.)
My father and mother (now deceased) Harvey and Virginia Smith, living at that time in Dana Point along with my sister and her husband, Robert and Sally Thatcher, also of Dana Point, were victims of that robbery with official documents and some valuable family heirlooms and jewelry taken from their safety deposit boxes.
My sister had spoken to the Laguna Niguel police, not the FBI, and was bluntly told that their chances of recovering any of the jewelry were nil.
The details of the mystery robbery in your story were quite interesting and illuminating.
Thank you again for your effort in researching and revealing the facts and speculation.