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September 1, 1962

Repository, Canton, OH

A Canton, Ohio, man was sent to the hospital in serious condition with shotgun wounds in the face after he tried to force his way into the home of Carl L. Myers of the same city....
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September 1, 1962

Daily News, New York, NY

Hearing a scream for help from a woman who had just left his stationery store in New York City, Albert E. Canton grabbed his .38 revolver and ran to the woman. She told him her purse...
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September 1, 1962

Free Press, Detroit, MI

While closing his candy store in Detroit, John Jakubiak was attacked by 2 men. He broke away and got an axe handle with which to defend himself, but his assailants took that away...
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August 1, 1962

Free Press, Detroit, MI

After spending the night on a cot in his Detroit grocery, Simpkin Green awoke to find a man coming out of a cooler. He reached under his pillow for a .32 pistol and ordered the intruder ...
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August 1, 1962

The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ

An armed, masked bandit entered a store in Avra Valley, Ariz., about 30 mile east of Tucson, and told the wife of the owner, Henry Clay East, to open the cash register. Unseen by...
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August 1, 1962

Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

An ex-convict and his accomplice were in jail in Tucson, Ariz., after they attempted an armed robbery at a liquor store run by Joseph Kadjan. The store owner and his assistant, John ...
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August 1, 1962

Oregonian, Portland, OR

After being knocked down and robbed by two men, Mrs. Frances Busenbark, proprietor of the A&A Grocery in Portland, Oreg., grabbed a .38 pistol and chased the men down the street....
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August 1, 1962

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

A burglar alarm wired to the cash register in the Watch Hospital, a store in Inglewood, Calif., awakened the owner, Ray Bader, who lives on the property. Spotting a man hunched over...
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August 1, 1962

Eagle, Wichita, KS

David C. Warden, operator of a nightclub in Wichita, Kans., had moved into the club because of a rash of burglaries and was waiting with a 12-ga. shotgun when two men tried to break...
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August 1, 1962

Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

After leaving a nightclub in New Orleans, Roger Perino and a friend were getting into Perino's car when a man approached and shoved a screwdriver into Perino's ribs. Perino reached...
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August 1, 1962

American, Odessa, TX

Two burglars used a key to enter a cafe in Midland, Tex., but once inside they aroused the cafe manager, Willie Haynes, who was sleeping in the kitchen. When the intruders began to...
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August 1, 1962

Times, El Paso, TX

Herman Casavantes, manager of an apartment house in El Paso, Tex., awoke one night to find that a stranger had forced his way in. Casavantes told the man to leave, but the intruder...
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August 1, 1962

Daily News, Chicago, IL

One man was in police custody with bullet wounds in the right arm and another was in critical condition in a Chicago hospital after an attempted robbery at a tavern operated by Frank ...
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August 1, 1962

Daily News, Chicago, IL

From his home across the street from a market in Chicago, Concepcion Martinez, operator of the market, saw a man smash a window in the front door and enter the building. He found...
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August 1, 1962

Tribune, Terre Haute, IN

A single blast from a shotgun fired by Richard Beedle halted an attempted robbery at a gas station north of Williamsport, Ind., and wounded all three of the burglars. Beedle, who...
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July 1, 1962

Evening News, Newark, NJ

A man acting as advance guard for a team of burglars had broken into a radio and televison store in Newark, N.J., and was about to douse the store's lights when he was spotted by...
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July 1, 1962

Dispatch, St. Paul, MN

After being aroused by a homemade burglar alarm in his grocery store next door, Clifford Carlson of Minneapolis, Minn., armed himself and surprised two men in the act of looting the ...
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July 1, 1962

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

A man entered a liquor store in Los Angeles, ran behind the counter waving a 20" butcher knife and demanded that the clerk, Nathan Dorman, give him money. Dorman reached under the...
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July 1, 1962

Post, Washington, DC

When Henry Lee of Washington, D.C., heard noises at his front door in the middle of the night, he got his gun and went to investigate. He got to the door just as an intruder crashed ...
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July 1, 1962

Inquirer, Cincinnati, OH

Tudoe Stoini had closed his restaurant in Blue Ash, Ohio, and, with his wife, was walking to their auto when a man suddenly appeared and grabbed a plastic bucket carried by Mrs. Stoini....
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July 1, 1962

Dispatch, Columbus, OH

The owner of a market in Columbus, Ohio, Theodore Patsioures, pretended to follow the orders of two bandits who had entered the store and demanded money, but instead he triggered...
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July 1, 1962

Press, Cleveland, OH

At the point of a gun, David C. Warren, proprietor of a beverage store in Cleveland, Ohio, turned over $104 to three young bandits. As he did, however, a customer entered the store...
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July 1, 1962

Daily News, Amarillo, TX

One man was hospitalized with gunshot wounds and three more were jailed after an abortive attempt to burglarize a feed store owned by I.V. Lynch in Hale Center, Tex. Lynch, whose...
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July 1, 1962

Avalanche, Lubbock, TX

Alerted by a telephone call from a friend who said his grocery store was being burglarized, A.M. [Bill] Shook of Hale Center, Tex., armed himself and hurried to the scene. There...
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July 1, 1962

Morning News, Savannah, GA

A youth with a stocking over his face and brandishing a .22 rifle entered a service station in Fitzgerald, Ga., and told owner W.A. Tucker to empty his cash register. As the youth...
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July 1, 1962

News, Monahans, TX

While making a routine check of his sporting goods store in Monahans, Tex., Lyle Saunders heard noises in a back room. He drew his gun, discovered a burglar at work, and held the...
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July 1, 1962

Topeka State Journal, KS

Anxious to put a stop to a wave of Thursday night robberies [four in five weeks] at their tavern in Topeka, Kans., Darrell G. Johnson and Lanny Ellis armed themselves with shotguns...
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June 1, 1962

Times-Union, Albany, NY

Hearing noises at the side door of their service station near Albany, N.Y., Bryan and Harrison Bresett realized that two men were attempting to break in. One of the brothers grabbed...
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June 1, 1962

Reporter Dispatch, Yonkers, NY

Three youths, two of them armed, had just gotten $100 from the cash register in a liquor store in Yonkers, N.Y., and were attempting a getaway when one of the trio was hit in the...
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June 1, 1962

Daily Citizen, Tucson, AZ

When confronted by an armed man in his liquor store in Tucson, Ariz., Cressworth C. Lander drew a .32 revolver and forced the gunman and an accomplice to surrender. Lander held the...
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June 1, 1962

Herald-Traveler, Boston, MA

Faced with a pair of burly strangers who demanded to see her husband's prized gun collection, Mrs. Audrey Quirk, a 100-lb. housewife of Peabody, Mass., demurred. When the pair tried...
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June 1, 1962

Associated Press, MD

When police answered a call recently in Accokeek, Md., they found two robbers lying face down next to their wrecked getaway car and a band of armed citizens standing guard. The two...
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June 1, 1962

Sunday World, Tulsa, OK

With one hand thrust forward in his pocket and a handkerchief over his face, a man walked into a grocery store in Tulsa, Okla., operated by Charles L. Diven and told the grocer: ...
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June 1, 1962

Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

Intending to loot a safe in the basement of an exhibition hall in San Francisco, an armed burglar awakened two San Franciscans who had stayed in the hall through the night to guard...
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June 1, 1962

Morning News, Wilmington, DE

Two men, accused of being members of a nationwide gang which has been looting public telephone coin boxes, were captured by a tavern owner near Bear, Del. John A. Sarapulski noticed...
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June 1, 1962

Tribune, Chicago, IL

Douglas Zeman, a college sophomore, was in his family's living quarters to the rear of their grocery store in Chicago, Ill.,, when he overheard men's voices in the store tell his...
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June 1, 1962

Journal, Milwaukee, WI

Investigating noises in the basement of his home in Milwaukee, Wis., Robert G. Schumaker encountered a prowler with a deer rifle and shotgun taken from Schumaker's locker. Neither...
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May 1, 1962

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Three men entered an Oakland, Calif., liquor store and demanded money. When one leveled a gun at him, Clayton Burroughs reached for a revolver he kept behind a counter and exchanged...
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May 1, 1962

Times, Roanoke, VA

Hospitalized and in serious condition with 2 gunshot wounds was a man who attempted to rob a grocery store owned by William C. Burchett near Wytheville, Va. After stealing a car,...
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