Ed O'Shaughnessy Store Robbed 1903

Ed O'Shaughnessy Store Robbed 1903 - tor dry goods. Many suits or under - wear are...
tor dry goods. Many suits or under - wear are missing, also a couple of dol - BURGLARS WERE SUCCESSFUL Made Big Haul at Brown town Store. ED. OSHAUGHNESSY'S LOSS During the Early Hours of This Morn ing Unknown Persons Carried Off Merchandise Valued at Several Hundred Dollars No Clue. A gang of burglars operated in prowmown ana Yatesvnte early this morning, in tno tormer place they were very successful, but at Yatesville they had their trouble for nothing. The urowniown victim or tne tnieves was c - uwara u ssnaugnnessy, tne well known merchant, who keeps a general store on the main street of the village, and who mourns the loss of merchan - dise valued at several hundred dollars Mr. O Shaughnessy was in his store as late as 12 o'clock last night, and at that time everything was seemingly in sate condition. When he opened the store at 7 o clock this morning, how - ever, he found that a large quantity or stock had been removed. Some gro eries were missing, but the thieves seemed to have had a greater liking lars worth of postage stamps and about 400 pennies. The burglars sn cured entrance by prying open a win - dow. They must have worked very quickly and quietly, since M. O'Shaugh nessy s residence is on the same lot of ground as the store and the family heard nothing unusual during the nigl.t. Even the dog, which usually keeps a sharp ear out for intruders, was silent throughout the night. Mr. O'Shaughnessy was unable to give an exact statement of his losses, but said they would foot up at least several hundred dollars. No clue to the thieves has been discovered.

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 20 Jan 1903, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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