Saturday, July 30, 2016

Safeblowers Break Into Farmers Ginning and Produce Company, Elizabeth City, 1920

“Burglars Attempt to Crack Safe Here,” from the July 23, 1920 issue of the Elizabeth City Independent.

Safeblowers who are believed to be members of a gang who have recently entered a number of country stores and post offices in Northeastern North Carolina and Tidewater Virginia, entered the office of the Farmers Ginning and Produce Co. at the end of Main street last Sunday night, drilled one hole thru the door of the safe, and started two others, when, evidently frightened away, they left the job unfinished. The local police found no clue as to their identity when they visited the scene of the attempted robbery the next morning.

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