Minor Brothers Store Robbed at Graham, 1921

From the March 31, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Graham Store Robbed.
Watchman Bound and Gagged — Loss Reported at $1,500 or $2,000.

Early Monday morning the general store of Minor Bros. & Tull at Graham was entered by robbers, and according to reports, about $1,500 or $2,00 worth of merchandise taken. Entrance was gained by way of the basement.

John Geyer, who sleeps at the store was awakened by the burglars, and reached for his gun, but it was gone. He then started down the stairs to the main floor, intending to get outside and give the alarm. On the stairs he met one of the robbers, who with the aid of two others, tied and gagged him. Mr. Geyer saw only three men, and owing to the fact that they used flashlights, he was unable to see them distinctly enough to identify them. about 30 minutes after they were gone, Mr. Geyer succeeded in freeing himself and giving the alarm. He judged that the car in which the burglars had departed had gone south, and the police at St. Joseph were notified at once.

Shortly after noon Monday a car containing some boxes that were thought to have been taken from the Graham store, was found about two miles south of St. Joseph. Mr. Tull went to St. Joseph Monday, and Mr. Geyer was called there Tuesday. No clues have been found at the last reports.

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