1968: Stolen Stocks Found in Middletown Pond

Middletown, Conn. (AP)–Three boys found a tin box in a pond Sunday and police say it contained jewelry and stock certificates worth about $50,000.

West Hartford police said today that stocks and jewelry were taken in a Nov. 5 break at the home of John Lupo, 8 Woodmont Road, West Hartford. Middletown police said some of the stock certificates found in the box bore Lupo’s name.

The three boys, Wayne Hammen, 10, Bruce Swanson, 12, and Bruce’s brother Clinton, 11, had spotted what appeared to be a box beneath the water in Pameacha Pond about three weeks ago. The water level apparently had dropped because a corner of the two-foot square box was exposed Sunday when the boys retrieved it.

From the Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut), Monday, December 9, 1968.

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