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BANDIT FLEBS A3iD LOSES tflS IN THE DEAL WHEN CASH-^ lER SEIZES GUN. Special to The Globe; Oronogo, Mo., Sept.' 26.—A bandit who undertook to rob the Farmers and Miners pank here early this afternoon was outwitted and beaten at -his Own' game by R. A. Norton, cashier. Instead of making a raid oh the bank's funds, the bandit became, frightened and fled, leaving $5- of his own money In the bank. The bandit and an accomplice, who- waltief In a- motor car In front of the bank, escaped i although they wcre^ hotly; purijued ;bjt a .ppsfee i^^^^^ and officers ^rid three p^rloiada of Joplln police, Wfiq;^^^^^ mediately- gf the lattbrnpted Mdltlup. -r !ic4;Towiiri »;.ffpi>iin .'^i^ ^ The trail leUsoiith toward' Jop­ lln, . w^st--from .the .concrete • Toad through Thorns and, south airid west toward Bell Center, 'Thfe' trail wa,s lost In the wooded hiris in that vicinity and It is believed the bandits esckp^ into Kansas.-' ;"• ' ' - Norton wo^ alone in. the bank when the bandit, unmasked, ejitere.d about 1:30 b'^clock. He walked up to the ca;shler's window, threw down n $5 bill and asked for spnie change. As Norton reached for the chaiigei the liandit whipped out a revolver ai,nd demanded that he "put 'em up," Instead of complying with thg^de- mand, Norton drop'lied behind the counter and reached, for his o>yn'rer volver, Wlthoutleavlng his place of hiding, Norton shouted to_ the bandit that he had better "stick 'em up" that he was coming after him,. "It's alV off," the bandit replied, and he headed for the dpori Nor-i ton remained concealed for a few moments and looked up In time to see'the two men In the car drive away. He rushed to the door, fired into the air, sounding the alarm. Pursuit w^as bfegun immediately but the btirtdlts escaped. P

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 27 Sep 1922, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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