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Pants thieves

It wasn’t long ago that I ran an item about a “pants burglar” who attacked a number of houses in the Tower Hill area of Ennis back in the 1940s. The robber, or robbers, would break in at night and take money out of men’s trousers’ pockets. Was that “a thing” in the old days, or was it just specific to the Ennis thief ? I wonder, because I ran across another news story from 1891 about a thief who did the same thing in Ennis. He struck three houses in the dead of night. One of the robberies is described here: “ One (thief) entered the residence of Robert Anderson, who keeps a fruit stand on the corner of Main street and Ennis avenue, through a window without awakening Mr. Anderson, and, after securing his pants and going through the pockets left Mr. Anderson $14.65 the poorer.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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Posted by on Mar 5 2018. Filed under About Ennis, History of Ennis. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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