Blaney Man Reports He Was Held Up Here

Hold-up men seem to getting more “nervy” in Columbia. The latest report is that a man was held up Saturday night, not at the point of a gun, but at the point of a razor.

W. B. Lynn of Blaney told police Sunday that he was held up the night before at Pulaski street and Railroad alley, by a men who threatened him with a razor. Eight dollars in paper money and some change was stolen, he said.

Although the highwayman escaped unscatched and left no traces of his whereabouts officers are under the impression that a negro did the job.

Policemen Spires and Norton investigated the hold-up.

September 2, 1929  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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