4/1/54 George Coy robbed gun on Leona& Debbie

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4/1/54 George Coy robbed  gun on Leona& Debbie - a off Revolver Pointed at Baby As Man, Woman...
a off Revolver Pointed at Baby As Man, Woman Rob Bandits Obtain More Than $150 in Cash and Checks Grocery at 2602 Range Line Operated by George Coy-Infant in Arms of Airs. Leona Hesseltine as Gun Trained on Them--Woman Rifles Register. An armed bandit and his red- haired woman companion took cash and checks totalling in excess of $150 in a hold-up at a grocery store operated by George Coy a* 2602 North Range Line at 8:30 o'clock last night. held a nickel-plated a 20-month-old baby The man revolver on leld by Coy's sister-in-law while :he woman rifled the cash register nd took Coy's billfold and a cash )OX. Entered Shortly Before 8:30. Coy said the cash register con- ained about $150 in cash and checks and that he did not know ww much 'money was in his bill- old, according to Detectives iarry Gibson and Adam Shaffer, i-ho investigated the robbery. The detectives quoted Coy a= aying that the pair entered the tore shortly before 8:30 o'clock nd, sauntered around for a time Before the man produced a revol- er, saying "this is a stick-up." When Coy told the bandit "Oh, ou don't mean thai," the armed nan stepped back and trained the evolver on Mrs. Leona Hessel- ine, Coy's sister-in-law, and her 0-month-old baby daughter. At. that point, the woman rusquely said "We mean business --if you don't believe it, just try omething," according to statements statements given by the robbery vic- ms to detectives. She then ordered Coy lo toss his billfold on the floor, from where she picked it up, then told him lie down on the floor, the detectives detectives were told. While the man held the revolver on the woman and infant, th woman rifled the cash registe and took the money box. It was known if the box contained casl Drove Away in Car. Coy said the pair drove away be a cream Ford sedan what appeared to colored 1949 model heading south. A youth who was outside th store told Coy the license plate on the car appeared to be Mis s-ouri plates, although -he was un able to get the numbers as th bandits sped away. Coy and the others described man as from 35 to 40 years t'bout five foot, six inches i height, weighing about 145 pound and dark-haired with a dark tache. The woman was described a about the same age and heighi weighing about 120 pounds, an wearing a green corduroy dress hair was described as shoul der-length and Coy said it ap peared to have been dyed red. A car, fitting the description o :he one used by the bandits, reported stolen late last night. owned, Mrs. Willie Wallace, 30 Range stolen Line, said from Sixth the car wa and Virginia avenue between 7 and 10 o'clock.

Clipped from Joplin Globe01 Apr 1954, ThuPage 1

Joplin Globe (Joplin, Missouri)01 Apr 1954, ThuPage 1
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