This Week in Odessa History
Burglars blow open safe in 1916
Last updated 11/11/2016 at 12:37pm
100 years ago
November 10, 1916
Michaelsen & Koth safe blowed open Saturday morning.
Considerable excitement prevailed in our town Saturday morning when the report was passed around that the Michaelsen & Koth store had been burglarized that morning and over $400 in cash obtained as the result of the yeggmen’s efforts.
The robbery took place about 3 a.m. and the entrance to the store gained through a plate glass in the side street door which was cut and pushed inside. After gaining admittance the robbers prepared for their exit by opening the back door to the...