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MORNING, MARCH I DAYLIGHT ROB! ; : ! , I J 'i - Thieves Secure $34 Cash and Valuable Gold Watch From Ontario House (Special Staff Correspondence) ONTARIO, March, 18. Members of the Ontario police force were busy tonight in an effort to pick up the trail of a bold daylight burglar, who during the temporary absence of members of the household, ransacked the house of I W. Whitaker, Civil war veteran and pioneer Ontarian, at 125 West D Street and made away with $34 in cash and a valuable gold watch belonging to Mrs Whitaker. The burglar or burglars entered by the front door, which was unfastened, but made their way about the house at will with the use of pass keys, not only opening many doors in this way, but several trunks as well. In discussing the case this evening, Mrs. Whitaker expressed the belief that the thieves must have carried a large variety of keys with them, since each of three or four trunks ransacked had a different kind of lock. Of the cash taken, $31 belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker and the other $3 to Mrs. Mary Powell King, a roomer In the house. The burglary was committed within a space of two hours, Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker having gone out shortly aft er lunch, but Mrs. King remaining in the house until 2 o'clock and returning at four to find the house ransacked. On departing, Mrs. King left the front door open, but she returned to find It locked.' Investigation showed the back of the house, which had been left locked, to be open. A room occupied by L. W. Williams, another roomer, had also been thoroughly ransacked, but so far as can be ascertained nothing was taken, the thieves apparently looking only for cash or jewelry as silverware and valuable articles of clothing were passed up. , Mrs. Whitaker especially prized the watch, which was a wedding gift from Mr. Whitaker more than 25 years ago. The watch is of somewhat peculair design, bearing a wreath of flowers in colored gold on the back and the initials, S. L. W. Mrs. Whitaker stated tonight that she greatly hoped for the recovery of the watch not only for its actual value, but because she prizes it for association's sake. Investigation by the police failed to discover any footprints sufficiently distinct to be of value in running down the burglar. sh m t a mm w r ft I. t. i f

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 19 Mar 1921, Sat,
  3. Page 11

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