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Pages past, Nov. 24: Wait. How much did we steal?


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 5:32pm

On this date …

1956: A pair of Clovis teens had confessed to robbing the juke box at Juarez Café.

One boy told Chief of Police Nelson Worley that he and his partner had split $13 they received from the theft.

The second suspect initially denied his involvement until Worley said he knew they'd split $13. “(The suspect) became vexed and said that it was only $6.60 - that each had gotten $3.30 out of the burglary,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.

Both boys were turned over to county authorities for prosecution.

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