Patrick J. and James Sweeney

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Patrick J. and James Sweeney - - - Thief Gets Watch, ' d Stamps and Money Home...
- - Thief Gets Watch, ' d Stamps and Money Home of James Sweeney, on South Eighteenth Street, Robbed Last Night ' Between 11 o'clock last night and 6 o'clock this morning the home of James Sweeney, collector of statistics in the Bureau of Internal Affairs, 1 South Eighteenth street, was entered and a gold, watch, a lot of postage stamps and about $4 in money was stolen. Just how entrance was effected is not ' known, but It is believed that the thief or thieves got in by raising or prying open the window on the lower floor. This window was wide open this morning when the family got up. Patrick J. Sweeney, son of James Sweeney, and secretary to Superin tendent W. B. McCaleb, was the chief sufferer. The prowler got into his room, poked about in his clothes, ex tracted his watch and chain, looked through his card case and bill folder, passed up some checks, etc., and ex tracted $4. The desk of the elder Sweeney was also pried open and the stamps were taken. A box of valuable old coins that Mr. Sweeney had col lected was not disturbed. Police headquarters was notified and Detective Joseph Ibach got busy on the job.

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph11 Mar 1911, SatPage 7

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)11 Mar 1911, SatPage 7
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