When police searched Inez Burns’ house on Guerrero Street in San Francisco, they found the safe holding more than $300,000.
Later one officer testified that Inez told him to take as much as he wanted “to forget the whole thing,” but he refused–or so he said at the trial, according to newspaper accounts.
That same evening, police pounded on the door of a home near San Francisco’s fashionable Forest Hills’ district.
While police interrogated the man at the door, his wife, wearing only a nightgown with a fur coat hastily pulled over her shoulders, jumped over the backyard fence and vanished.
A warrant was issued for her arrest and reporters believed the woman to be a socialite patient of Mrs. Burns, too mortified to talk to authorities.
…To Be Continued…