Clark County Clipper, March 29, 1928


Two unmasked men stepped into the Wilmore State Bank this morning between 10 and 11 o'clock and herded the cashier, R. O. Nevens and his assistant, Warren Day, with four of their customers into the vault and then robbed the bank of all the cash they could find, the amount taken being between $1,700.00 and $2,000.00.

The robbers were traveling in a Buick coupe which they left running on the street east of the bank, while they robbed the bank.  They left Wilmore going east on No. 12 through Belvidere, where they took a shot at Buford Davis, who with others tried to stop them there.  They went north to the Cannon Ball and west through Haviland and were last seen as they went west through Mullinville.

When the cashier was a little too slow in "puttin' em up" one of the bandits pulled his gun which snapped  - the gun either being empty or the shell failed to explode.  A safety devise soon allowed the six men to come out of the vault and the alarm was spread before the bandits had gone far on their way, but they had too much of a start for their pursuers to overtake them.

The bank's loss was covered by insurance.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 30, 2005.

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