This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Thursday, July 8, 1909.
Many complaints are being made at police headquarters about what appears to be a systematic raiding of local chicken coops by a hen roost robbing gang.
Whether the culprits are white or colored the victims are unable to say, but one fact they are sure of and that is they rob the roosts, with consummate skill. No clue is ever found to whom they might be.
The farm of C. W. Mansfield was visited Tuesday night and a number of his choicest white and brown leghorns were taken.
Mr. Mansfield is in the dark as to the identity of the thieves but he asserts that a return visit from them will find a warmer welcome.