This article was discovered during the research Ms. Mary Piles has done uncovering the history of her long term employer, Citizen’s National Bank of Maplewood, now CNB St. Louis Bank. This article appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mary provided me with a followup to this article which unfortunately I am unable to lay a hand on at the moment. From memory the robbers were later captured during an attempted robbery of a bank in another state. Mary, if you would like to add more to this, please do.
Thanks again to Mary for the large amount of interesting stuff that she has laid upon us. Much more to come.
Doug Houser October 12, 2020