GRPD Archives: Robbers Lock Worker in Bathroom
In a separate incident from a century ago, police fire at a fleeing vehicle on S. Maple.
On Dec. 18, 1929 at about 6:15 p.m., resident John Everett told police that three men held up and robbed the De Hass gas station on S. Maple Ave. The hold up was unorthodox but effective.
According to the blotter entry, the shopkeeper, Everett Meister, said the robbers locked him in the bathroom. The phone line was "put out of working order" by one of the mysterious robbers. The police officer found no trace of the car or robbers. It's unclear how much money was taken in the heist.
Whistle while you work
According to the blotter entry from March 6, 1922, Officer Samuel Park and Officer John Margroff were attempting to stop a car on S. Maple Ave. Police blew their whistles. But the driver didn't stop, so "they fired several shots without effect and the said car fled out of sight."