The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Police Friday, September 14, 1945 - Page 2

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Friday, September 14, 1945 - Page 2 - E. of at POLICEMAN LOSES From Page One f...
E. of at POLICEMAN LOSES From Page One f discharged from the Army last week, was in the Bessemer Hotel, 245 Main street, when his automo bile was stolen from its parking place nearby. Vanatta discovered the theft shortly before 2 a. m., and started walking to police headquarters to report it when he saw Policeman Woolfolk on duty at Frederick and Conestoga streets. Woolfolk said the stolen car had passed him in Front street a short while prevl ously. Taking his personal car, the po liceman, accompanied by Vanatta, was searching for the stolen car when Vanatta saw it at Main and Trewick streets, where the three men were examining the motor, While Woolfolk was stopping his car, one of the trio beside the stolen vehicle fled. Vanatta alighted before Woolfolk brought his car to a halt. As he ap proached the two men beside his car Vanatta shouted, "That's my car. Ignoring Vanatta, one of the thieves walked up to Woolfolk as he was opening the door of his car, pointed a gun at him and said, "Stick them up. Give me your gun." Woolfolk said he told the Gun man his revolver was beneath his raincoat, and the gunman said to his companion, "Hey Bubbles, you take his gun. Cocking the trigger of the po liceman's gun, the bandit, now covering Woolfolk and Vanatta with two guns, ordered them to stand on a nearby porch and turn over .their money. They obtained $2 from Vanatta and 36 cents from the policeman, according to Chief Sostar. Once, when he apparently be lieved Woolfolk was not complying with his orders promptly enough, the gunman shouted, "You better move faster or I'll blow out your brains." The gunman ordered his companion companion to take the wheel of the policeman's car. They sped away in Trewick street to Front street, but Woolfolk said he was unable to learn which direction they turned into Front street. Vanatta told police the water hose on his car had broken, which apparently had caused the thieves to stop and abandon his car for the policeman's. or he of of

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