This Day in History: 1933-02-09
The Great Eastern Store in West Mahwah was robbed by three men. Edward Bailly, the manager of the store accompanied Chief Smith to the New York State Police Barracks at Monroe to see if three men held there were the perpetrators, but identification could not be made. The three robbers parked their car in front of the store. One remained in the car while the other two entered and pretended to buy cigarettes. Manager Bailly was confronted by a gun, and told to raise his hands while the other rifled the cash register for $40.00. They sped off in a Buick which was later found to have been stolen.