1880: Bank Robbery

The Middletown (Conn.) Savings Bank was robbed last week of $15,000 ($8,500 in bank notes and $6,500 in bonds.) Four men entered the bank. One engaged the attention of the Teller, another the Secretary: a third stood apparently waiting and watching. The fourth man, however, slipped behind the counter, reached into the open safe, took the money and got away with it unnoticed.

From The Belvidere Standard (Belvidere, Illinois), Tuesday, August 3, 1880.

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