News: Neillsville - Robbery at Big Store (1914)

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----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/5/1914

Robbery at Big Store (3 NOV 1914)
Tuesday night the Big Store was the scene of a bold robbery when someone threw a big stone through one of the large front plate glass windows and stole the box of money which was on display there. The robbery was an exceptionally bold one and was evidently perpetuated by someone who had experience in the work for the stone was thrown with sufficient force to break a clean hole through the window and thus enable the thief to reach in and pick out the money box. The box itself contained a sum of money upon which customers were guessing the amount, being called a pyramid cash box. It contained glass sides and to the casual observer was packed with paper money. Just how much was in the box is not known, but it is safe to say there was a considerable sum and the thief made a very profitable haul. The robbery was not discovered until Wednesday morning when the store was opened.



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