Grand Theatre Burglary 1946
FAIL JQ Qpj?ty SAFE AT THEATRE Combination Knocked Off But Strong Box Resists Efforts Of Cracksmen Yeggs failed to "crack" a safe at the Grand Theatre at Edwardsville in a burglary during the night. Police Chief Thomas Kierle of Edwardsville Edwardsville reported today. Nothing was missing, the poliqp officer said, though the office of, the theatre was thoroughly ransacked and papers scattered all over the place. The theatre is owned by James Dukas of Edwardsville. The burglars, who entered the theatre through a rear fire exit door, knocked off the combination of the safe with a hammer or heavy instrument. instrument. Chief Kierle stated, but were unable to force the door. They also pried open the door to the sheaves of paper and left them on tne floor. Discovery that the theatre had been entered was made this morning morning at 7:15 by Robert Carrigg, 5 Curtis lane, Kingston, the custodian of the amusement place. Time, ' of the entry was fixed by police as between midnight and 7 this morning. morning. tate Police Joined Edwardsville Solice in making an investigation fels Munson. of Troon B. was as signed to the case and is assisting Chief Kierle and Patrolman Wil liam Hancock of the Edwardsville department.