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February 15, 2023

From the Ipswich Tribune June 27, 1929 edition


James Bartholomew was held up Sunday night about 9:30 p.m. by a motorist who had bought gas at the Ipswich Service station.  $21 was the amount taken.

A stranger drove his car up to the gas pump at the Ipswich Service Station and bought nine gallons of gas. The man gave Mr. Bartholomew a Canadian $10 bill in payment. Mr. Bartholomew went inside the station to make change and the man followed him. The change was handed to the man, who then pulled a gun and ordered Mr. Bartholomew to hold up his away with his l...

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