Clipped From Iola Daily Register And Evening News
WEIR ROBBERS FLEE Gang Apinrently Elnd^ Cavalry- and Peace Officers. )jaen Coffeyvllle, Kas., AuK. 3. (AP)— The robbeb who stole the safe from the Weir City State .-bank after locklitg 16| citizens in tlje town Jail, todaj?;: appeared to have made good their lesca^ despite the efforts of peace officers, posses and National guardsmen. ; Th^ officers gave up their search last ^Ight after falling.to find the two men who earlier Ih the day had abandoned a truck ^carrying the stolen safe near Coffey^lle. Armed with machhie guns and rifles, the pursuers ^hrew a net around the Etch^ prandvlew stock farm, where thej two men w6re sighted, but no traces of the fugitives were foim(|; The troop of national guard caval^Tmeb from CoSsyvIlIe was relievjBd f^om duty. ^ Thfe abandoned truck-, containing the bank's safe and $3,000, was returned to Weh- City la*t night trader ft hea}vy escort. TKe truck was stolen frdm the Shell- Petroleum company it* Tulsa, Olfla. Officers reported that a motor; car abandoned by|the fleehig A>bbers had been stolen June 14 af Drumright, Okla-. License tags on'both vehicles f>lso Were reported stolen in Okla^om^.