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January 1, 1965

The Evening Sun, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, Md., cleaning establishment owner, Rufus Owens, was sleeping on a cot in his place of business. He was awakened by the sound of a window being forced. Grabbing his shotgun...
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January 1, 1965

Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lindsay returned to their home in Spokane, Wash., to find that the glass in their back door had been broken. Mr. Lindsay rushed into the house and saw a man...
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January 1, 1965

Record, Statesville, NC

Statesville, N.C., service station owner, Larry O. Shives, was accosted by a man at closing time who ordered Shives to turn over all his money or he would be shot by a man across...
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December 1, 1964

Chicago American, Chicago, IL

An armed bandit entered Darry Duckett's Chicago, Ill., package store and told Duckett to "give me every nickel you've got." Duckett reached under the cash register and came up firing....
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December 1, 1964

Times News, Erie, PA

In the early morning hours in Stewartstown, Pa., Harry H. Grimm heard the lock being forced on his apartment door. Grabbing a 12-ga. shotgun, Grimm shouted, "If you come in, I'll...
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December 1, 1964

Register, New Haven, CT

Hearing noises in the early morning hours behind a restaurant next door, a Hamden, Conn., citizen, Salvatore Amendola, got his 12-ga. shotgun and went to investigate while his wife...
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December 1, 1964

The Bee, Sacramento, CA

Frank McMinn heard noises in the kitchen of his Sacramento, Calif., home, left his bed, and picked up a shotgun. Going to the kitchen, McMinn surprised two men who quickly started...
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December 1, 1964

Daily News, Chicago, IL

When Chicago, Ill., housewife, Mrs. Tommie S. Owen, heard someone tell her husband, who had just answered the door, "This is a stickup," she got a cal. .25 automatic pistol and went...
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November 1, 1964

Observer, Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Ollie K. Havner was awakened at 4 A.M. in her Charlotte, N.C., home by a flower pot falling into the sink. Mrs. Havner got a cal. .22 pistol from her dresser drawer just as...
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November 1, 1964

The Light, San Antonio, TX

When an invalid named Sullivan was robbed of $15 at the point of an ice pick in his San Antonio, Tex., apartment, he was told by his assailant not to call the police or he would come...
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November 1, 1964

Long Island Press, NY

When Queens, N.Y., grocer Frank Felicetti was awakened in his store by the sound of breaking glass, he went to investigate. Finding himself confronted by armed thugs who had previusly...
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November 1, 1964

Tribune, Chicago, IL

When farmer George Greenwell of Alto Pass, Ill., saw an unidentified trespasser walking across his cornfield, he got his shotgun and held the man at gun point until police arrived....
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October 1, 1964

Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR

Alone in his Little Rock, Ark., beverage store, Floyd Strickland was approached by two thugs, one of whom was carrying a single-shot rifle with a sawed-off barrel. Without saying...
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October 1, 1964

Mercury, San Jose, CA

Gunsmith Joe Doutre was working at a bench in his San Jose, Calif., shop when a man walked in and held a knife to Doutre's ribs and struck him twice over the head with a ball-peen...
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October 1, 1964

Star, Minneapolis, MN

Clerk Gerald Pampuch was waiting on a customer in Kenneth D. Dugdale's Minneapolis, Minn., grocery store when a bandit entered the store and demanded money. Dugdale, who was in a...
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October 1, 1964

Sentinel, Brevard, FL

Clyde W. Goodner, returning with his wife to their Merit Island, Fla., home in the early evening hours, observed a man attempting to get into Goodner's pick-up truck. Goodner, who...
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September 1, 1964

Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY

Two armed thugs walked into Charles DiMaggio's New York delicatessen and demanded money. As one bandit emptied the cash register, the other herded the grocer into a back room. DiMaggio ...
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September 1, 1964

Post, Washington, DC

Accosted by an armed thug in his Washington, D.C., grocery store, Allen M. Firtag grabbed a cal. .25 automatic and started shooting. Five shots later the would-be robber lay on the...
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September 1, 1964

News, Fort Lauderdale, FL

When Florida State Sen. Hayward Davis walked into his Lake Placid home and saw his wife and two small children sitting on the couch, he knew something was wrong. Just then he saw...
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August 1, 1964

Examiner, Independence, KS

In Independence, Kans., Harley R. Pierce was in the rear of his store when he heard a man demand money from his wife. Pierce grabbed a cal. .32 pistol and went into the store to...
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August 1, 1964

Sun Times, Chicago, IL

Hearing noises after she had retired, Mrs. Joan Thompson, a Chicago, Ill., expectant mother, called police on a bedroom phone. As a man entered her room holding a pistol, Mrs. Thompson...
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August 1, 1964

Times Herald, Dallas, TX

Twice in one week bandits tried to burglarize R.C. McCoy's Dallas, Tex. apartment building. The first time the bandits fled. Two nights later McCoy surprised two robbers trying...
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August 1, 1964

Tribune, Oakland, CA

At San Ramon Village, Calif., tavern owner Lawrence A. Wilson returned to his restaurant to check the night's receipts. He and the bartender were ordered by the one remaining patron,...
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July 1, 1964

Times, Mishawaka, IN

Royal Garrard, who lives above his Needham, Ind., store, was awakened by the sound of breaking glass. Grabbing a shotgun, Garrard surprised five men who were taking cigarettes and...
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July 1, 1964

Times, Huntsville, AL

In Harvest, Ala., grocery store owner O.G. Rector was awakened in the early morning by his homemade burglar alarm. Arming himself with a shotgun he went to investigate. He stopped...
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July 1, 1964

Tribune, Chicago, IL

Two armed bandits forced Chicago, Ill., grocery store owner, Mrs. Lillian Null, to hand over the money from her cash drawer. As the thugs were herding Mrs. Null and her clerk, James...
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July 1, 1964

Globe Times, Amarillo, TX

Amarillo, Tex., gunsmith Murry S. Garnett, at work in his employer's shop, was startled by the sound of breaking glass in the front of the store. Slipping three cartridges into a...
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June 1, 1964

Chronicle, Houston, TX

When E.W. Corrick was accosted by an armed robber in his Galveston, Tex., grocery store, he turned over the day's receipts to the bandit, at the same time grabbing his own gun. As...
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June 1, 1964

Times, Los Angeles, CA

In his Long Beach, Calif., motel, Vinor Gilbertson and his wife were herded into their living quarters by a rifle-wielding bandit. After binding both of them with towels, the intruder ...
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June 1, 1964

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

An armed bandit entered Thomas Corcoran's Compton, Calif., pawn shop and ordered two customers to put their hands up. Corcoran seized a cal. .38 pistol and opened fire. The bandit...
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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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