Part 1- Saffell Cafe Robbery 1932
in as TWO ARRESTED IN ROBBERIES Pair Held at Joplin as Sus pects in Commerce and Picher Holdups Two of. the four men who pose as state officers and robbed ; Commerce cafe of two slot ma chines last Wednesday have beei arrested in Joplin and identifie by Eiley Saffell, cafe proprietor as the gunmen. They wore star and guns, Saffell reported, anc told him they were "state officers. Warrants for the pair were sworn out in County Judge J. H Venable's court today and seht t Joplin, where the' two suspect have refused to waive extradition to Oklahoma. County Attornej Perry Porter said the machinerj of extradition would be started dm mediately and. that the men would probably be sent here within a week for prosecution. Also in Payroll Raid One of the holdup suspects, Dick Brown, 38 years old, has been ten tatively identified by Fred Vickery as one of the robbers who took i $386 payroll from a car near Pich er Saturday. Vickery and Pete Lee were in the payroll car, which was carrying two weeks' wages for 15 men from a Baxter Springs bank to the New Chicago No. ' mine. The identification in that :ase, however, is not regarded as :omplete. The other man identified positively positively by Saffell in Joplin Monday afternoon was Luther Province, 3J years old. Joe Anderson, detective hired last Saturday by Saffell in the slot machine theft case, learned the dentity of Province and Brown Monday and went to Joplin to enlist enlist the aid of police there.