WASHINGTON COUNTY ROBBERIES

[POTOSI] MISSOURI BANK IS LOOTED OF $25,000
Sheboygan Press – Sheboygan, Wisconsin
15 October 1919  (By United Press)

St. Louis – The Potosi National Bank of Potosi, 67 miles south of St. Louis, was looted early today.  Two bandits with acetylene torches burned their way into the vault & escaped, early reports said, with $25,000.

 

[POTOSI] STORE LOSES BAG WITH $27,000

Chillicothe Constitution Tribune – 21 Dec. 1981

Potosi, Mo. (AP) – A bank bag containing more than $27,000 in cash, checks & food stamps was stolen from a Potosi grocery store Sunday, authorities said. 

The bag was stolen between 2:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. from a safe that had been left open at Karsch’s Supermarket, Potosi patrolman Albert Gullett said.  The store was open for business at the time.

Authorities received reports of several transients in the area at the time the bag was stolen, Gullett said.

Potosi, population 3,200, is about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis in Washington County.

 

Evening State Journal - MERE MENTION - 2 October 1919

Sheriff L. W. Casey of Washington county, Missouri, called on Governor McKelvie Thursday & obtained extradition warrants which authorize him to take Clark & Raymond Nicholson back to Peoria, Mo., on the charge of robbing a store the latter part of June.  Goods valued at $100 were taken from the store.  Claude Hays, another man charged with the same offense, is in custody.  The Nicholson brothers were arrested at Havelock.