Part 2-Saffell Cafe Robbery 1932
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. Arrested Within Hour Ed Portley, Joplin detective chief, had the pair in custody in an lour, Anderson said, and Saffell mmediately identified them without without hesitancy. The slot machines :ontained between $50 and $60 when taken, Saffell estimated. Police Chief Harley Jennings ;ook Vickery to Joplin shortly af- :er Saffell had identified Province md Brown. Mr. Vickery, it was •eported, was not entirely sure that Brown was driver of the pay- •oll bandit car, but declared Brown's car tallied with the bandit machine. Proprietors of the Peoples Oil company filling station, victims of a holdup last summer which resulted resulted in the fatal shpoting of James steele, Quapaw officer, were also aken to Joplin to view Brown and Province. They said there was no resemblance to Steele's slayers. "Joplin officers were a big help md acted promptly as soon as I earned Province and Brown were probably the men we wanted," Anderson said today. "I went there about 3- o'clock Monday afternoon and both men were in jail at 4 a. m." Two Others Sought The search will continue for the ther two men involved in the slot machine theft. Two came in the afe and carried out the machines while two remained in the car. Saffell did not report the theft o county officers.