Friday, February 3, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 3

February 3, 1906 – Streak thieves entered A. Meyers’ saloon in Bagley this evening by a rear window, broke open his three slot machines, cash register and cash drawer, and relieved him of about $120 in cash, besides taking enough liquor and cigars to last them several days, if not months. The slot machines and cash register were so badly wrecked that they will have to be returned to the factories for an overhauling before they will be fit for duty. Suspicion points to several well-known characters about town that are being closely watched. No arrests have been made so far.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Robbers Make A Good Haul. Saloon at Bagley Broken Into and $120 Taken—Number of Men Suspected.”; Feb. 05, 1906; p. 4.


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