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In Years Past

May 16, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the clothing store of Lawson Brothers at 117 Main St., Jamestown, was burglarized early in the morning and about $60 worth of clothing was stolen. The stolen articles included a complete suit, the vest and trousers of another suit, a raincoat and numerous men's furnishings. The burglar gained an entrance to the store by means of a fire escape in the rear of the building. By climbing up this ladder he was able to break and open a window in the Lawson store. After entering the store he evidently took off his own clothing and proceeded to put on as much new clothing as he could carry. The cash drawer had been opened but as there was only a very little cash in it the man did not get much.



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