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Old 11-18-2018, 10:40 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The American Druggist & Pharmaceutical Record 1919

RECENT HOLDUPS AND ROBBERIES



The store of William J Poppitz, at 3103 California avenue, St. Louis, was held up by a criminal who had escaped from a deputy sheriff at St. Elmo, Ill., while enroute to the Southern Illinois Penitentiary at Chester. The man entered the store and ordered Poppitz to hold up his hands. Instead, Poppitz called for help, whereupon the intruder became frightened and ran out of the store directly into the arms of a patrolman.


R.S. Stevens, of 900 Southwest boulevard, Kansas City, Mo., had about $500 worth of merchandise stolen from his premises by burglars who gained entrance to his store in the early morning hours.



N.J. Robinson's Maryland pharmacy, 3546 Indiana avenue, Kansas city, Mo., was robbed of pay boxes on telephones and $20 worth of cigarettes.


Three men held up Lee Brightwell, Kansas City, Mo., proprietor of a drug store at Fifteenth street and Colorado avenue, the night of February 25, taking $35.


J.P. Huhn Drug Company, 541 North Grand avenue, St. Louis, Mo., had a second visit from burglars on the night of February 2, when about $180 was taken by the thieves, who gained entrance through the transom on the Washington avenue side.


An empty and unlocked safe was blown up early one morning in the drug store of E.W. Adams, 6641 East Fifteenth street, Kansas City, Mo. Three men were seen leaving the store. Prints of high heeled shoes led the police to believe that some of the would be robbers were women, or men masquerading in women's clothes. Shelves and goods were destroyed but nothing was taken.


A negro entered the drug store of Louis Abrahmson, 1600 Biddle street, St. Louis, Mo., and compelled Mrs. Abrahmson, the wife of the druggist, to lie on the floor behind the counter while he ransacked the store and obtained quite a sum from the cash register.


A daylight robbery occurred at 1690 South Grand avenue, St. Louis, Mo., the store of Charles W Juengel being entered between the hours of 1 and 2 pm when Mr. Juengel was out to lunch. The corner where the drug store is located is a very busy one and a patrolman was standing only a few feet from the store, the burglar, nevertheless, forced his way into the rear door and escaped with $35 taken from the cash register.
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:22 AM
 
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The Advertiser Courier (Hermann Mo) May 2, 1883

A gang of cracksmen began their regular spring work in Sedalia the other night by committing three burglaries. In order to furnish themselves with effective door-breakers, they first went to the tool house of the Missouri Pacific Round-house and secured about $50 worth of tools. Among the articles taken were some steel crow bars, the favorite tool of the burglar.
The grocery store of Ibig & Callis was entered through a back window, the till robbed of a small amount, and some groceries taken. The Wholesale Liquor House of James Glass was robbed of a small sum. It was thought that the thieves gained entrance to the last mentioned place through the back door, which was open in the morning.





Soap Thief Crashes After Police Chase In St. Ann

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Old 11-19-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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Kansas City Journal July 13, 1897

SILAS FARGO BROUGHT BACK

Liberty, Mo., July 12---Sheriff Hymer has returned from Fond du Lac, Wis., bringing with him Silas Fargo.
Charged with having applied the torch to John J. Gaw's carriage repository in this city last October. Fargo was lodged in jail to await the action of the Clay county grand jury. He will be arraigned tomorrow before Justice Lawson.



Daily Times (Columbus, Indiana) November 20, 1897

SOME MORE MISSOURI OUTLAWRY

Kansas City, Mo., Nov 19---A special to the Star from Liberty, mo., says at midnight Wednesday, a large party of men broke into the house of Silas D Fargo in Happy Hollow, near here, shot him in the left lung when he showed resistance, and then, according to Fargo, fell upon him and beat him. Fargo's wound is dangerous, but he may recover. Fargo, last June, confessed to burning the carriage factory of John D Gaw.
He made the confession after escaping to Fond du Lac, Wis., and later denied it was true, saying it was made to get free transportation home. He was indicted by the grand jury, but acquitted at his trial last week. Indignation was expressed at his being set free and Wednesday night's attack is said to have been the work of townspeople.


Silas Fargo In Liberty

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Old 11-19-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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Earl Forrest (1949-2016)
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Kansas City Journal July 11, 1897

WERE STEALING TOOLS

Officer Nolan arrested two boys named Arthur Turner and John McConnell at an early hour this morning while they were in a small wagon repair shop at Thirteenth and Walnut streets. They had packed up some tools and were about to leave the shop when the vigilant officer appeared.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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Kansas City Journal July 25, 1897

BURGLARS AT LIBERTY

Liberty, Mo., July. 24--Burglars entered the residence of John S Major, president of the First National Bank, last night, and secured about $19 in money. Mr. Major and family were sleeping upstairs. Entrance to the house was gained through the front door, which was not locked. Before leaving, the thieves went into the dining room and ate some fruit, throwing peeling and seeds upon the floor and table.




Kansas City Journal July 26, 1897

SHOT AT THIEF

A clerk,who sleeps in Jacob Hansen's grocery store at Fifteenth street and Myrtle avenue, was awakened at 1:30 yesterday morning by the sound of breaking glass. Getting up he found a front window broken out and a man in the front of the store. The clerk procured a revolver and shot several times at the intruder. The thief left his hat in his hurry to get away, and it was turned over to the police yesterday. The thief secured nothing of value.




Kansas City Journal July 29, 1897

HORSE THIEF LODGED IN JAIL

Liberty, Mo., July 28----Thomas Freeman was arrested at Kearney today and lodged in jail here for stealing a horse, saddle and bridle from John Dagley, of near Excelsior Springs. Before being incarcerated, Freeman was arraigned before Squire P. T. Soper, and plead guilty to the charge. He will remain in jail here to await the action of the grand jury.
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Omaha Daily Bee May 3, 1914

MURDER IN "HOP ALLEY" IS START OF INTER-CITY TONG WAR

St. Louis, May. 2---"Hop Alley" the local Chinese quarter, extending over an area of 5 blocks in the downtown business section, was excited today as a result of the murder of Haw Lin Shuck, a Chinese immigration officer of the United States, last night and the subsequent prediction by Lee Bing, "mayor of the alley," that the shots which killed Shuck would inaugurate a tong war in St. Louis, Chicago and New York.
More than two score denizens of the alley, including the "mayor" and Helen Davis, known as "queen of the alley" were taken by the police to be held pending investigation of the mystery murder.
The police are seeking an undersized Chinaman, said by leaders to have been sent here from Chicago or New York to put Shuck out of the way. A bunch of roses handed to him in the house from which he had just departed, is believed by the police to have identified the immigration agent to his slayer. Shuck was killed as he stepped from the alley with the flowers under his arm. He was shot four times and stabbed.
The motive for the murder, as advanced by Bing, was the desire of New York and Chicago tong men to establish in St. Louis a branch of their society, which was strongly opposed by Bing and Shuck.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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People Stealing Shoes From Kansas City Bowling Alleys 2001

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Omaha Daily Bee May 5, 1914

WYOMING SHEEP MAN ROBBED IN KANSAS CITY

Kansas City, Mo., May 4---Jewelry valued at $1,000 and $61,000 in non-negotiable checks, drafts and notes were stolen by three highwaymen early today from a man who, in his report to the police, gave the name of W.A. Warren. Mr. Warren said his home was in Wyoming and that he had extensive sheep interests in that state.





Frank "three minute" Wagner was a notorious safe-cracker around the state of Oregon in the early 1900s. He earned his nickname because he could open any safe in under 3 minutes. One time when he was being sentenced the judge asked him what he would like to do when he gets out and Wagner replied, " I heard Missouri is a good state, I would like to open a restaurant there and maybe get into the bootlegging business."
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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Barber Shops






Joplin Barber Shop Burglary 2013

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Robbery At Kansas City Barber Shop 2016

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Burglars Cut Through Wall Of Springfield Barber Shop 2013

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Old 11-21-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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Kansas City Journal August 2, 1897

MADE A BOTCH OF IT

Joplin, Mo., Aug. 1--Ed Brewer, a Main street grocer, was shot and probably fatally wounded at midnight by Jim McAfee, an all around tough, who attempted to rob him. The police had been notified by Sam Shoemaker that the attempt at robbery would be made. Shoemaker had agreed to McAfee's proposition to join him in holding up Brewer, who is late in leaving his store Saturday nights, and Brewer was notified of the intended robbery, so he armed himself for the occasion, and Joe Shilver, his father-in-law, accompanied him, with a handful of red pepper to throw into the robber's eyes.
Two policemen were stationed conveniently near, and when Brewer and Shilver approached a dark alley, where McAfee and his supposed pal, Shoemaker, were concealed, they were ordered to throw up their hands. As they did so, Shilver threw the pepper, but the wind blew it into his own eyes, and he ran. Brewer fired at McAfee, who returned fire, shooting Brewer in the left side, between the seventh and eighth ribs, and then ran.
Several police officers opened fire on McAfee as he ran, but he escaped. He was subsequently arrested and placed in jail.
Brewer is still alive, but his condition is very critical. This afternoon, while taking McAfee to Carthage for safe keeping, City Marshal Morgan discovered two bullet wounds, one in the right shoulder and one in the right thigh. McAfee then admitted that he was shot twice in last night's fight, and gave the officers names of 3 other crooks who have been committing various robberies with him. For 12 hours McAfee suffered in a hot jail with his wounds without letting anyone know he was hurt.



James McAfee (1866-1899)
His story

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Old 11-21-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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Kansas City Journal May 23, 1897

RICH ST. LOUIS SMUGGLERS

New York, May 22---Richard M Scruggs, a St. Louis millionaire, and E.G. Langhorne, also a wealthy man of that city, were arrested by custom house inspectors as they left the steamer St. Paul on its arrival from Southampton today. Warning had evidently been telegraphed when they left Southampton. The charge is smuggling.
When the Inspectors searched Langhorne they found a belt containing diamonds, jewelry and watches. Similar articles were found in Scruggs' pockets. Valuable lace was also captured. The captured stuff is worth $3,000. Scruggs declared for himself and Langhorne to the amount of $25 dutiable property.
" I guess it's all right," remarked Scruggs, smilingly, as he handed his declaration to the Inspector.
" No, it is not all right," said the officer. " Why, what's the trouble ?" asked Scruggs, still smiling.
" We will have to search you and your companion." was the Inspector's reply. " Search me?" exclaimed Scruggs. " What do you mean ? Do you dare insult me ? I am a respected citizen of this country and you insult me at your peril. You are impertinent."
" I can't help that," replied the Inspector. " I will have to search you."
Scruggs threatened and then pleaded, but the search was made.
The two men waived examination before Commissioner Shields and were held in $2,500 bail each. It was learned that Scruggs and Langhorne went to England to sell the patent of a calculating machine and got $200,000 for it. Scruggs' explanation is that he bought the jewelry for the teachers of the St. Louis Sunday School Union, of which he is president, and that he was told in England that it was not dutiable. He is at the head of a St. Louis dry goods company and Langhorne is his secretary.




Ghas Hylebert, alias Cincinnati Red, one of the most celebrated hotel thieves in the country, was arrested in St. Louis on February 22, 1891, during General Sherman's funeral.
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