BANK ROBBERY STILL MYSTERY AFTER YEAR First anniversary of the sensational one-man robbery of the Bank of Ellaville will be reached Monday with no immediate prospect of solution. Federal investigators reportedly have been working on the case since several hours after the hold-up, but have failed to clear the mystery. Often during the year rumors have gone around that the bandit has been captured and induced to confess, and other similar talk, but queries to bank officials have proven them false. Ellaville got its thrill of a lifetime that lovely October morning when the word was passed that a sockless, blue-eyed daredevil had stolen an announced sum of $5,000 while townspeople were going about their way in much the same gait as on many other Monday mornings in many other months for a long, long time. There were those, however, who were chilled rather than thrilled by the stick-up, for Cashier Harry F. Dixon and Assistant Cashier Mrs. Harold Ware found out, as Harry expressed, " .............. it feels to loo! k down the barrel .............."
The Ellaville Sun Friday October 7, 1938 Vol. 2, No. 15