Friday, January 4, 2013

Newton’s Store Robbed in Night

This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press on Thursday, January 4, 1913. Police were notified this morning that the Newton store on the corner of Monroe and Huron streets was robbed last night of a quantity of cigars and cigarettes. When Harry Newton, proprietor, went to his store this morning, he discovered that the glass in the upper window pane had been broken and the window unlocked and then raised. Looking over his stock he found nothing missing except the tobaccos. Both Deputy Sheriff Dick Elliott and officer Morey were summoned and mde an investigation. There was no clue to the robber other than the tracks in the snow which went south on Huron street toward the cider mill. Newton has no idea of what time during the night the store was entered, and has not yet estimated the value of the goods stolen. He had not left any money in the store police were told. Officers are now working on the case in an endeavor to ascertain who committed the robbery.

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