December 30, 1923

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News from December 30, 1923

News from December 30, 1923 (Brooklyn Standard Union, via™)

A Heist Occurs at Queens Borough Hall

Newspapers on December 30 reported that the day before, the Queens Borough Hall in Long Island City had become an unsuspecting target of a robbery.

On this day, two armed men boldly entered Queens Borough Hall. They forced an employee, Albert Vought, to open a safe. Then they swiftly fled the scene with their loot.

As soon as the theft was reported, police sprang into action. Their investigation took them across the city, with officers speculating that insiders had facilitated the heist. The perpetrators had apparently known about both the safe’s location and the optimal time to strike when there were fewer employees present. The total amount stolen was $1,500 and was a blow to the city’s finances.

This incident posed serious questions about the security measures in place at that time.

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