1919 Bank Robbery BANK OF GRANBY MO

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MAN ARRESTED IN GRANBY BANK ROBBERY Tells K. C. Officers That the Loot is Concealed in Mine. A. M. Gunnell of • Neosho, Mo., 32 years old, arrested Thursday at 1423 Charlotte Street with a 16-year-old girl, who was released later, was taken to Granby, Mo., by Granby officials late today as a "material witness" to clear up the robbery of the Bank of Granby, January 26. Questioned by the police after his arrest with* the young woman, Gunnell gave a detailed account of his past life. Among other things he told of borrowjng_a-. canh— register from a~ Granby merchant and that when he returned it the merchant took him into the basement and showed him $16,000 in Liberty bonds. "This is the fruit of one bank robbery," Gunnell says the merchant told him, and then offered a half and half division if Gunnell would dispose of the bonds for cash. Gunnell says he refused the offer. ' Gunnell later said, the bonds were hidden in a coal mine near Granby. Robert E. Phelan, chief of detectives, communicated with .Granby officials, who came for Gunnell late today, to see if-he could clear up what has, been a mystery. Gunnell has a wife and two children at Neosho.—Kansas City Star. \ This story is published in the Kansas City Star of Tuesday evening. Gunnell once lived in Neosho and was engaged in the junk business over near the Frisco depot. He seems to have left here about a year ago. We could not find out whether his family still live here or not. The Bank of Granby was robbed of $10,000 in Liberty bonds some two months ago and the supposition is thatthe bonds he describes may be the same ones but there is a difference in the amount. Ths is the first clue obtained to the Granby bank robbery.

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  1. The Neosho Times,
  2. 03 Apr 1919, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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