Business & Finance: Banks & Robbers

At No. 30 Broad Street. Manhattan, 100 yards from the New York Stock Exchange and the little grey banking house of J. P. Morgan & Co., is Continental Bank & Trust Co. of New York. One busy day last week a bold thief strolled into Continental Bank and purloined $500,000 in Government bonds from behind a teller's window. Police and bank officials advanced the startling theory that the thief had fished the bonds out through the grating while the teller was not looking, using a stick with chewing gum on the end.

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