The burglars broke a pane of glass and turning an ordinary window fastening, raised the sash and stepped in. On gaining entrance they removed the locks from the doors and brought in several watermelons. These were eaten and the seeds and the rinds thrown about the waiting room. After completing their repast a baggage truck was secured. Placing the safe upon this the burglars started east, going nearly a mile, then turned north, going towards the swamps. Reaching the swamps they dumped the safe in to a ditch and made an attempt to open it. From the appearance of the door the men used an ordinary axe. The handle and combination lock were broken off and the door battered from the effects of the blows. The men gave up the job, and after covering the safe with brush left it without getting its contents.
Early Sunday morning a party passing the station noticed the broken window and the open door and notified the agent, Otis G. Pike. Prints of bare feet were discovered around the building, also the trail of the truck. Deputy Sheriff Robert Nugent started in Pursuit. He found the safe shortly before noon.