By Tim O'Neil --- On April 24, 1953, three masked men rushed into the lobby of Southwest Bank, Kingshighway and Southwest Avenue. Swinging a sawed-off shotgun, ringleader Fred Bowerman jumped onto a counter and shouted, "This is a holdup! Everybody stand still!" Police quickly rushed to the scene, and despite 40 gunshots and tear-gas shells, no one other than the robbers was hurt. In 1959, a movie called "the Great St. Louis Bank Robbery" hit the theaters. In the cast was young Steve McQueen.