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June 1, 1964

The Times, Hartford, CT

A man brandishing a gun entered Leonard Mann's New London, Conn., store at closing time and demanded money. Mann recognized the gun as a toy and pulled his own gun from beneath...
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June 1, 1964

The Clinton Daily Packet and Times, CN

Sporting goods store assistant George Elliott was awakened at 3:00 A.M. above his employer's Orillia, Ont., store by the barking of his dog. Obtaining a high power rifle, he crept...
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May 1, 1964

Daily Courier, Bristol, PA

An armed bandit thrust a pistol through the cashier's window of Maurice Loeb's Philadelphia, Pa., check-cashing establishment and demanded money. Loeb drew his own pistol and seriously...
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May 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

John H. Shivel, Huntington Park, Calif., store operator, had a revolver thrust into his side by a man who ordered him to empty his cash drawer. Instead, Shivel ducked through a back...
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May 1, 1964

Post & Times-Star, Cincinnati, OH

Newport, Ky., drugstore owner Parnell Bowling and his wife were in the rear of their store. An armed bandit walked in and demanded money. Mrs. Bowling walked calmly toward the cash ...
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May 1, 1964

Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO

Grocer Hyman Feigenbaum was ordered at gun point, in his St. Louis, Mo., store, to give up the contents of his cash drawer. A customer shouted something and Feigenbaum ducked behind...
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May 1, 1964

News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA

Victim of two successive nights of robbery in his Fresno, Calif., towel supply store, William M. Masten armed himself with a shotgun and waited. When three intruders ripped a screen...
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May 1, 1964

Evening Star, Washington, DC

The Bobb brothers, Jack and Harold, were on duty in their Washington, D.C., store. Two men, one armed, walked in and demanded their money. The brothers handed over $1263. As the...
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April 1, 1964

Post-Tribune, Gary, IN

Mrs. Anna Roscoe was tending her Gary, Ind., store as three armed women entered and announced a stickup. Mrs. Roscoe said in a loud voice, "So you have revolvers." Her husband,...
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April 1, 1964

News Press, Chattanooga, TN

East Ridge, Tenn., shop-owner, T.C. Faires, had taken to sleeping in his shop because of attempted burglaries. Hearing a noise at 3:30 A.M., Faires armed himself with a shotgun and...
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April 1, 1964

Free Press, Detroit, MI

As motel clerk Benjamin Renchenski was accosted by an armed bandit in Detroit, Mich., he purposely jammed the cash register and explained the trouble to the robber in a loud voice...
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April 1, 1964

Daily Sun, San Bernardino, CA

One-armed store owner, Winston W. Hilton, was approached by a man in his San Bernardino, Calif., store, who demanded his money at gun point. Grabbing a cal. .45 automatic from under...
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April 1, 1964

Post, Palm Beach, FL

Isaac Knisley, Lantana, Fla., service-center owner, surprised a man coming out of his closed gas station carrying the cash register. Calling to the thief to halt, Knisley held a...
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March 1, 1964

Post-Tribune, Gary, IN

Furniture store owner Edward Poquette's wife was aroused by the sound of breaking glass behind their Gary, Ind., radio and TV shop. Poquette obtained an automatic pistol and went...
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March 1, 1964

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

An armed bandit took $405 at gun point from Cleveland, Ohio, tavern owner, Edward W. Kawitt. As the thug fled, Kawitt grabbed a cal. .38 pistol and fired a shot at him. Minutes...
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March 1, 1964

Register Guard, Eugene, OR

Allison R. Ward was finishing chores at his Chesire, Oreg., farm, when he was accosted by two thugs armed with knives. They ordered him into the house, demanded the keys to his truck,...
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March 1, 1964

Mercury News, San Jose, CA

San Jose, Calif., grocery store owner Stephen Menzemer and his wife were approached in their store by a lone bandit wielding a butcher knife. He threatened to kill them unless they...
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March 1, 1964

The Commercial Appeal, MS

Grocer Robert Brakefield surprised three intruders breaking into his Columbia, Miss., store. Brakefield fired two shots, wounding one of the would-be robbers, and held the trio until...
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February 1, 1964

Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

Bridgeton, N.J., storekeeper James R. Corona was closing his delicatessen for the night. Two youngsters entered his store. One announced a holdup and scooped money from the cash...
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February 1, 1964

The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, Okla., drug clerk Richard Pendergraft was approached in his drug store by a mask-wearing bandit who demanded money and narcotics. The bandit took $132 and a quantity...
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February 1, 1964

Globe, Boston, MA

As Fred Boulter approached a Malden, Mass., A&P store, he noticed a police cruiser pulled up and two policemen entering the store. Boulter drew abreast of the store window and saw...
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February 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, Calif., market owner Joseph L. Harada was in the rear of his store when he heard his wife scream. Looking into the store, Harada observed one of three men holding a...
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January 1, 1964

Star, Muncie, IN

Roy Marvin, Jr., became suspicious when two men parked their motorcycle in front of his Muncie, Ind., residence and proceeded to a nearby gas station on foot. When Marvin observed...
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January 1, 1964

American, Chicago, IL

Gary, Ind., service-station attendant Claude Thomas and his wife were alone in the station in the early morning hours when a man entered carrying an empty gasoline can and asked for...
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January 1, 1964

Herald Stateman, Yonkers, NY

In Yonkers, N.Y., Leopold R. Hass saw a man shatter the front door glass of a service station with a shovel. Hass, owner of a nearby diner, obtained a pistol from his place of business...
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January 1, 1964

News, Twentynine Palms, CA

In Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dr. William Ince was awakened by his wife to find a prowler in the house. The doctor secured a flashlight and a .44-40 pistol from his bedside table...
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December 1, 1963

Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

William McKinney looked over his St. Louis, Mo., backyard fence and saw a youth lying in the bushes with a rifle by his side. He remembered a broadcast that had described an armed,...
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December 1, 1963

The Chronicle, Houston, TX

Richard E. Harper, armed with a shotgun, stationed himself in his father's Houston, Tex., cafe which had been burglarized several times in the past. Hearing a noise at the kitchen...
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December 1, 1963

Reporter, Portland, OR

When Portland, Oreg., gas station manager Ralph Eadus was confronted by a man who presumably had a gun in his pocket, and was ordered to empty his cash register, he whipped out a...
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December 1, 1963

Daily Capitol, Topeka, KS

Aroused by sounds coming from a homemade intercom system connecting his home and his Bonner Springs, Kans., service station, John Feilback grabbed his gun and rushed to the station....
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December 1, 1963

Daily News, Hayer, KS

A.R. Lesback, an Otis, Kans., service-station operator, was notified by a passerby that two men were standing behind his shop. Lesback grabbed his gun and arrived at the station...
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November 1, 1963

Times, Los Angeles, CA

When Ferrill LaRue, husband of the operator of a Los Angeles, Calif., rest home, heard the screams of one of the aged lady guests, he got his .30-30 rifle and rushed downstairs in...
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November 1, 1963

Wichita Falls Times, OK

Bill Cason, a Kiowa, Okla., store owner, who had been robbed of more than $4000 in four different burglaries, rushed to his store when three bandits tripped the burglar alarm. One...
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November 1, 1963

Sentinel, Orlando, FL

After Plymouth, Fla., homeowner, Ray Horne, had been robbed twice he started sleeping with a 12-ga. shotgun beside his bed. Awakened by noises in the early morning, he observed an...
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November 1, 1963

Oregon Journal, OR

Edward Visnaw, Portland, Oreg., bakery owner, was tallying the day's receipts when he heard a knock on the door. He was confronted by a man who flashed what seemed to be a badge....
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October 1, 1963

Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA

When a hatchet-wielding bandit walked into a Colonial Heights, Va., motel and announced a stickup, manager Phil Picardat told the robber that he was holding a gun under the counter...
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October 1, 1963

Bee, Sacramento, CA

Edward Novak was awakened at 3 A.M. in his Sacramento, Calif., home by the sound of breaking glass. Grabbing his .45 pistol he ran outside in time to see three men carrying arm-loads...
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October 1, 1963

The Union, San Diego, CA

Escondido, Calif., store owner Russell Combs, previously robbed and beaten, was alert for robbers. Two men entered the store and a third man waited outside. When Combs' clerk turned...
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October 1, 1963

Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Four men walked into Herbert Cohen's West Philadelphia, Pa., grocery store and announced a holdup. In the rear of the store Cohen pulled a cal. .32 pistol and fired two shots at...
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