February 21, 1924

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News from February 21, 1924

News from February 21, 1924 (The Buffalo Enquirer, via Newspapers.com™)

Burglar Binds Boy, Searches Home for Money

In the quiet community of Westons Mills near Olean, a noteworthy incident took place during the winter months that caught the attention of local authorities. Fifteen-year-old Ernest Amick was settled on a divan in his home’s living room when a burglar entered with the intent to find money.

Ernest assured the intruder that there was no money in the house. The burglar then forced Ernest into the kitchen, bound him, and placed him back on the divan while he searched the home. However, the burglar ultimately did not take anything, informing Ernest that he believed there was no money and therefore, “took nothing else.”

After the intruder left, the young Amick managed to reach a telephone, knock the receiver off the hook, and call for help from neighbors. Residents could determine the presence of the stranger from footprints in the snow outside the house, showing that he had peered into several windows before entering. At the time, Ernest was alone in the house.

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