Robberies in Fire Stations

Issue 27 and Volume 78.

Robberies in Fire Stations The occurrence in a New York City fire house in which the pay of the men, amounting to $1,300, left in an unlocked drawer by a member in his hurry to answer an alarm, was stolen, contains a lesson to all fire departments. The fire station, at the time of responding to an alarm, makes a particularly fertile field for the sneak thief. The men are all away and as a rule the station is unguarded. Often, as in the present case, in the haste of getting away, the men will leave money or other valuables exposed and unguarded, and it is an easy matter for the thief to help himself and make a successful getaway. It is significant that in the present case the alarm was a false one, pulled by a confederate of the thief, who timed it so that the men were called…

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