Street Battle KCMO 9/6/1919

hold up suspects in bank robbery

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Street Battle KCMO 9/6/1919 - POLICE AND BANDITS IN STREET BATTLE Kansas...
POLICE AND BANDITS IN STREET BATTLE Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 6. Two patrolmen were shot, one probably, fatally, and two alleged bandits were! wounded, one whom may die, in a gun battle early Friday morning in the vicinity of Thirteenth and Oak streets after the police had started to the late Harry Truesdell's gambling gambling resort at Twelfth street and Gr and avenue, where it is said the bandits had held up the g ame after firing many shots. R. p. Gardner whogave his address as the Coates House, and who was in the gambling resort at the time of the holdup, was shot thru the shoulder and abdomen. abdomen. He is in a critical condition. It is believed by the police that the captured bandits are those who on Thursday held up the Baileyville,' Kas.. bank, escaping with |6,000 in Liberty Bonds. A total of $44,000 in Liberty bonds has .been recovered. The police police believe that this is-the loot obtained obtained by bandits in the holdup of the Newton, Kas., bank August 22,' when $75,000 was taken, and the 1 robbery of the bank at Harrison, Kas., August 11, when $50,000 was stolen. About $6,000 in bonds was taken from the Baileyville bank. At 2 o'clock Friday morning the police were notified that there had been a shooting at 1209 Grand Ave.. the place formerly owned and operated operated by Harry Truesdale. Officers Charley Bland. J. H. Ford and Geo. Burns were sent out. When they arrived arrived at Thirteenth and Oak streets a motor car with a lone passenger was seen standing at the curb. When the police halted to make investigations the driver leaped from the seat and ran into the house at 314 East Thirteenth street. Ford, Burns and Bland started in pursuit. By the time the police had broken in the front door the bandits were making making their escape from, the rear of the housp. They opened fire. Ford and Burns were wounded by the first volley, volley, niand opened fire and it is thot! he wounded Adams at that time.. Although shot thru the shoulder. Policeman Burns carried his wounded wounded partner, Ford, to the police car and drove him to the general hospital. hospital. Sergt. Harry Boyle and Patrol-, j man Richard Allen, hearing the rat-12 tie of gun fire, left their posts and " came to the aid of Bland. With Bland they took up the chase and captured Cassidy at Thirteenth and Grand. Adams, when captured by the police, police, had returned to the Thirteenth street house, and, though wounded, had undressed and gone to bed. The police found his still warm revolver laying on the trunk beside the bed. Investigation showed the bandits were prepared to stand off the police police for hours. Five sacks of ammunition ammunition were found in the car. Three high powered rifles, a shotgun and an automatic pistol made up the bandits' bandits' arsenal. Correspondence addressed addressed to the Baileyville bank convinced convinced the police that the bandits are the ones who held up the Kansas bank yesterday. That the men were starting upon a big expedition of crime is indicated indicated by the fact that a quantity of nitroglycerin was found in one of the suit cases of the bandit car. First aid bandages were also found. The gambling rooms at 1209 Grand avenue formerly operated by Truesdell Truesdell were wrecked in the battle between between the bandits and gamblers when the attempt was made by three men to hold up the place. The police police were answering the call when they ran into bandits. Gardner told the police Friday morning in the general hospital that he and four'men were playing cards when the door was opened and three men entered. The men at the table were ordered to throw up their hands. Immediately Immediately afterward the shooting commenced. commenced. There is no clear story of the action which followed. Adams confessed to the police that he was a friend of Cassidy's and that he is from St. Joseph, Mo. Adams says that he is a plumber by trade and recently came from San Francisco. Francisco. Neither Cassidy nor Adams would make a statment concerning the bank robberies or of holdups of which the police believe they have knowledge. When searched, a money belt containing containing $800 was found on Cassidy. Three pocketbooks containing the names of tw.o men, who the police know were in the gambling game, and a bill of sale from a hardware store in Springfield,. Mo., made out to J. W. Richie, for a rifle, an automatic automatic pis/ol and ammunition were found in Cassidy's pocket. This clue, the police believe, will connect Cassidy Cassidy with both the holdup of the game at 1209 Grand avenue and his connections with the bank robberies. robberies. o Let us rent your city property thru our up-to-date rental agency. Watkins-Wood ruff Realty Co. Phone 105. Office over Constitution. 12-tf We than while pay bur a class into •away they cover •&• 9nd

Clipped from The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune06 Sep 1919, SatPage 7

The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri)06 Sep 1919, SatPage 7
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