1931 April 2 Harrisburg Telegraph p1

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1931 April 2 Harrisburg Telegraph p1 - FIVE BANDITS STAGE JONESTOWN ROBBERY; MISS...
FIVE BANDITS STAGE JONESTOWN ROBBERY; MISS $4000 IN CASH Jonestown, April 2. Five bandits swooped down on the secluded little little village of Jonestown at noon today, today, held up the three employes of the bank there and escaped with approximately $6000; They left $4000 lying in the vault and in the cashier's cage, overlooked in the excitement excitement and rapidity of their search. The scheme worked - without a hitch. Three of the bandits, armed with two revolvers and a sawed - off shotgun, leaped from the auto and dashed into the bank as the big gray - green sedan screamed to a halt in front of the building. Follow Returning Employe Henry B. Lesher, assistant treasurer, treasurer, was returning from lunch. The three followed him into the bank and shouted: "Don't move," to the three employes, Clayton R. Boltz, treasurer; Harvey J. Halde - man, trust officer, and Lesher. Two of the bandits covered the bank employes with their guns while the third entered and looted the vault of available currency. The three backed rapidly to the door, jumped into the waiting auto and escaped along the new concrete road toward Allentown. Abandon Auto At the Berks county Una, aevtfj miles east of Jonestown, they aban doned their auto. It is supposed that they transferred to another maehla there and continued east. Allet town, Easton, Bethlehem and Neif York City are directly in their pattfc Boltz said that he and hit felloit employes were si surprised thai they stood roo' to tha floor, watching the sr iry, active little little leader of i .andits tm he wormed his way vviftly about the bank seizing what funds he found visible. - . Only one citizen of Jonestown - exclusive of the bank employes, saw the robbery, Boltz said. He was 1 man in a barber shop nearby. Boltz said that the loss may ex ceed $6000, but that figure approximates approximates funds deposited in the vault. All of the men,' Boltz said, were small, dark complexioned and clean shaven. None was advanced in age. They were not foreigners, he said. Jonestown is a perfect locale for a bank robbery. A town of only (Continued on Page 17)

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 02 Apr 1931, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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