F.L. Leippe- Robbery- November 5, 1909 Los Angeles Herald.
ASSAULTS AND ROBS HIS VICTIM OF $84 DRIVER OF REPAIR WAGON LOSES MONTH'S SALARY Man Struck from Behind with Blackjack Blackjack Unable to Furnish Police with Information Regarding Regarding Assailant P. L. Lclppe, driver of a repair wagon for the Sunset Telephone company, company, was struck on the head and robbed of $84—his month's salary—ln the rear of his home at 713 Towne avenue avenue shortly after i; o'clock. He lay unconscious until 8 o'clock and then dragged himself Into hia house and notified the police. Lelppo stores his wagon and feeds his horses in a barn in the rear of his' home. He received his month's salary yesterday and arrived at his homo about 6 o'clock. After eating his suppor suppor he went out to feed the horse and when about half way betwn n tin house and the barn he was struck on the bead with a black-jack or a similar weapon and rendered unconscious. About 8 o'clock he regained consciousness consciousness and staggered into the house and related what had happened. He then notified the police and Detective Detective Ben McCann was detailed to make investigations. Because of the darkness and owing to the fact the assailant struck Leippe from behind the victim was unable to get a vlow of the robber and consequently consequently rould jflvo the detective no information as to the identity of tho assailant. The detectives say It Is probable the robber was familiar with the habits of Lclppe and followed him to his home, and watching his opportunity assaulted assaulted and robbed him. Lelppe Buffered a severe contusion on his head, but his Injury is not considered considered serious.