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Thieves rob a New Haven Railway train express car as it rolls through the night to Boston

Locomotive at Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad Bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence, Kansas, 1867
01/06/1866
On the New Haven Railroad, the safes of the Adams Company express car, en route from New York to Boston, were rifled as the train made its progress through the night.  Thieves had probably boarded the car in New York and were thought to have left the train at Cos Cob Bridge near Greenwich, Connecticut. The robbery was not discovered till Boston and the loss was estimated at a massive $500,000 in cash and bonds. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"Heavy Robbery," New York Times, January 8, 1866, p. 5.
"The Railroad Robbery," New York Times, January 9, 1866, p. 1. 

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