Friday, April 6, 2012

Ham, eggs lost in Kroger theft

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Wednesday, April 7, 1934.

Ham and eggs featured a burglary in the Kroger Store, E. Cross St., early this morning when an intruder took the meat and broke a large number of eggs. Flour and suger may also have been taken, according to John J. Knapp, manager. The safe was not touched.

Entrance was gained by forcing the back door with a heavy instrument which may have been a sledge hammer. Chief of Police Ralph L. Southard and Sergt. Cyril Ray investigated. The door was demolished and an inside door was also forced open.

The eggs were broken by bottles being knocked over on the crates when the inside door was opened.

The burglars were apparently frightened away by the approach of William Ropak, Detroit driver of a Kroger truck. The men, the driver believed, left in a large sedan. State police are assisting in the search for the car.

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