life before 1932
Both Bonnie and Clyde had criminal records before they met each other. At age 22 Bonnie served time for a bank robbery. While Clyde at age 17 served time for stealing turkeys in Texas. While Clyde was in prison he was abused, and this abuse led to him becoming a notorious outlaw. After creating the Barrow Gang, Bonnie and Clyde began their life together as criminals with a huge fan base. Bonnie and Clyde were able to touch the place in the public's imagination that loved criminals. When the duo would rob a bank the people inside would treat them as stars and stand by while the gang gathered up the money. When it was necessary to take hostages so they could get away the due treated them as family, and sometimes gave them money before parting after making their escape.
The Barrow gang
After Clyde was abused in jail and met Bonnie he created the Barrow Gang to help the duo with their crimes. The gang was made up of Clydes brother and sister-in-law as well as other criminals that the duo knew through the criminal world. The gang was involved in Bonnie and Clyde's crimes on and off until the string of bank robberies from 1932-1934.
crimes together 1932-1934
Although the duo committed crimes before 1932 the string of bank robberies that occurred between 1932-1934 were famous. The public adored Bonnie and Clyde, and this impacted the fact that the duo were able to continue getting away with the crimes. The duo overall effected the society of this time through the public promoting their efforts, promoting organized crime of the time. May 23rd, 1934 came as a devastation to the public because Bonnie and Clyde, idols by then, were killed by police on this day.