1880 Ridley’s Robbery by Louise Smith Posted on August 14, 2014 In Aida Austin’s 1881 Diary, she mentioned Ridley’s when she was living with her cousins in New York City. This is the first of two 1880 articles on Ridley’s that I found. New York Times article on a robbery of Riddley’s vault. This entry was posted in Aida Austin Diary, New York City, Old Newspapers. Bookmark the permalink.