William R Evans
FRENCH NAB 2 FOR $1,500,000 f HEFT IN U. S. $440,000 Recovered In 2nd Treasury Note Robbery New York (UP) Two men art under -arrest -arrest In Paris In connection connection with the theft of $1,500,000 in United State Treasury note in January, 1935, police announced last night. Information reaching headquarter here was that the men had been captured with $440,-000 $440,-000 $440,-000 worth of the bonds which were taken away from a Bank of Manhattan Manhattan messenger French police cabled they expected expected ' to make two more arrests shortly and that one of the persons persons would be a woman. Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine Immediately reported to Governor Lehman, asking him to request the U. S. State Department to Intervene. The State Department Department will be asked, It was said, to request French police to detain the """men until Dotective Henry Oswald can get to France. Details were vague in the cable sent by French police, but detec-' detec-' detec-' tives here pieced together a story of robbery and Intrigue stretching to Monte Carlo. The names of both men were omitted, nor did the French police hint at the iden- iden- tity of the two other persons who are to be arrestd. Many Mystery Tips Oswald has been receiving mys terious tips for months about the Treasury notes. Some time ago his telephone rang and a voice saia: "Would you like to recover some stolen bonds?" Then the caller hung up. The next day the caller rang again and said: "If you want those bonds, you will find them in Paris." Oswald immediately got In touch with French authorities and the investigation that followed resulted In the arrests. The cable said the two men in custody had eight of the original 52 Treasury notes. The treasury notes were taken away from George Blossfleld, Bank of Manhattan messenger, on Jan. 28. 1935. when he was delivering them to the Wall Street office of C. J. Devine. While New York City police were making this progress, Department Department of Justice agents arraigned eight men before U. S. Commissioner Commissioner W. Cotter on charges of robbing robbing the United States Trust Company Company of $590,000 worth of Treasury note two years ago. They were elng held in ball totalling $365,000 arid hearing was set for April 30. Other Arrests Near Federal authorities hinted other aMests wer Imminent. Most of the loot, which was Treasury notes of $100,000 and $10,000 denomination, denomination, was recovered, but something over $200,000 is still missing. The eight held, anil their bonds: Charles Hartman, said to be the gang leader, $50,000; Ft. J. de Gras-si, Gras-si, Gras-si, $50,000; Earl Frederick Palmer, $50,000; Theodore D. Crowley, $50,. 000; William R. Evans, $50,000; Gabriel Gabriel Morosl, $50,000; George de Grassl, $40,000, and Paul Alexander, $25,000. Ths Treasury notes were delivered delivered to the Trust company by messenger. A teller laid the package package inside his grill and turned away for a moment, during which they disappeared. Police could find no clues. Federal agents were called when it became evident the loot had been transported across state lines, In violation of the Federal stolen property act.