COE HILL — You could see this one coming: someone pinched the new ‘Bank Robbers Lane’ road sign posted to mark a bit of Wollaston Township history.
The sign on the renamed Jackie’s Lane when missing shortly after it was posted in July by township council. Jackie’s Lane was the end of a Hollywood style police chase of robbers who hit a bank in Havelock on Aug. 31, 1961.
A gang took $230,000, exchanged gunfire with pursuing provincial police and were eventually captured with the help of a posse of Coe Hill area residents.
The loot was never found.
The township could use a little bit of the cash to replace the sign which is likely hanging over somebody’s rec room bar or hunt camp doorway.
Deputy Reeve Brent Goodwin didn’t immediately know the cost of the sign, but did say the township originally ordered two copies from the Hastings County sign shop, just in case…
The replacement will be installed shortly, he said.
Since theft is theft, call provincial police if you have any information about the missing sign.
Or call CrimeStoppers Quinte on 613-969-8477 or 1-800-222-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip. Callers might be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 if information leads to an arrest.