This Day In History: 1926-03-28
A bus driver from Paterson reported to police that he had been held up at gunpoint and robbed just outside of Mahwah. Fred Peterson said that a man had hailed the bus on Franklin Turnpike near the Mahwah border. When the man boarded he pointed a revolver at Peterson. He ordered the driver to turn out all of the lights in the bus turn over his valuables, get out and walk down the road and not return for five minutes. Peterson persuaded the robber to leave him his watch because of its sentimental value, but he took $16 in fares, a diamond ring worth $25 and $26 in cash belonging to Peterson. When the driver got back to his bus he saw the robber drive away in a car heading in the direction of Paterson. He provided the police with a description but was unable to see the license plate.