The thieves attempted to smash open a trunk in the supply room of the office where it was stated there was a considerable sum of money, but they evidently could not break the lock.
After leaving the high school they secure a large plank and placed it in a position so that they could open one of the windows at the Lincoln School. After gaining entrance here they rifled the desks of the teachers in one or two of the rooms and were evidently scared away before they could visit all the rooms. Up until a late hour last night, the police had no clue as to who the burglars might be. The only evidence the police had to work on was a screwdriver and a jimmy which the thieves left behind when they ransacked the school. The desks of Mr. Cook were badly damaged while the locks on the doors were smashed. Mr. Foley, janitor, discovered the theft yesterday morning.
It will be recalled that when William K. Holmes was principal of the high school he advised the purchase of a small safe and the break of yesterday caused a large number to recall the advice given by Mr. Holmes.