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1914 yeggmen robbed store in Mayfield

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Historian Christopher K. Philippo of Glenmont had to consult the Oxford English Dictionary to explain a newspaper account of a burglary in Mayfield in 1914. The article from the Amsterdam Recorder reported, “A couple of professional yeggmen visited Mayfield late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, blew open the safe in the store of Thomas Embling and secured over $540 in cash. They also took a large amount of cigars, tobacco and cigarettes as well ...

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