Burglars Rob Stores During Church Fire
Arson investigators are checking the ruins of Grace Episcopal Church, Baldwinsville, N. Y., following a fire on November 20 which gutted the interior of the 125-year-old landmark. Apparently set afire to cover a series of burglaries, 10 Onondaga Comity fire companies fought the blaze late into the night.
After the fire was brought under control, it was discovered the church safe had been pried open and vestments and chalices strewn about. At the same time thieves broke into three automobile sales-rooms, an automobile accessory store, a furniture store and a grocery under cover of the excitement caused by the spectacular fire.