Major crime wave! Stole bubble gum!
in 4, as a a 6 Four Theft Suspects Arrested CARROLLTON — Two 'men and two women from St. Louis are being held by Greene County authorities after they allegedly stole money froni at least two small grocery stores In Greene and Jersey Counties Friday. Charged with theft in Greene County are Barry Powell, 18 and his wife, Mary, 18, of 5890 Delmar, Delmar, St. Louis, and Clarance Mitchell, 19, and his sister, Charry, Charry, 25 of 5091 Gates, St. Louis. Greene County Sheriff Donald Vinyard reported that three of the group entered Dyer's Grocery Grocery in Hilview at about 1:50 p.m. Friday. One went to the back of the store, one to the side, and one to the cash register. register. When one of the women purchased purchased a can of potted meat, the store owner, Adrian Dyer, opened the cash register. Then she asked him to give her some candy. While he was turned around, Dyer said the woman apparently apparently slipped between $40 and $50 from the cash register. Dyer didn't miss the money until the trio was gone. Earlier, the group had stopped at Johnnie's Grocery at 707 W. Pearl, Jerseyville.. The owner, Johnnie Wesley, told investigating officer Dale Ogden that they spread out through his store. While he waited on one of them, the other three took an undetermined amount of change from a sack in the store. He also reported a box of cough drops and cough syrup missing. According to J. W. Fink, owner owner of Fink's Grocery at 601 W. Mulberry, a group answering the same description entered his store about the same time and spent about 15 minutes milling milling around. He said that he let them take their time and stayed by the cash register where he had a gun. One of the women finally purchased purchased four pieces of bubble gum and they left the store. IN my 13 3 — IN> passed 3 — IN I For Your But 1 B — g _ AF 8 9 Fink did not report anything missing. The four were arrested in Pittsfield and are being held in the Greene County jail on charges charges of theft. 10 10 'Singing' Tonight \ "singing" is scheduled tonight tonight at 7 o'clock in the First General Baptist Church, 1302 Miland, Wood River. The event n Prayer 11