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January 1, 1963

Statesman, Austin TX

Thomas W. Kincheon and his wife awoke to see a burglar standing in the doorway going through Kincheon's trousers. The thief had entered their Austin, Tex., home through a bedroom...
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January 1, 1963

Press, Houston, TX

Fearing that a squirrel which had just bitten her 3-year-old daughter might be rabid, Mrs. Joe Miller of Houston, Tex., first cleared the area of youngsters and neighbors and then...
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January 1, 1963

Democrat & Chronical, Rochester, NY

Suspecting the return of a burglar who had stolen $36 from their apartment in Rochester, N.Y., two college students--William R. Lamoureaux and Michael M. Lombardo--waited with loaded...
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January 1, 1963

Associated Press, SC

Sounds made by two men trying to break into a cash register in a service station in Orangeburg, S.C., awakened the proprietor, Daniel Avinger. With pistol drawn, Avinger shouted at...
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January 1, 1963

Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Hearing screams coming from a neighboring apartment, Mrs. Leila Koks, manager of a residence for women in Chicago, grabbed a pistol and headed for the source of trouble. She saw...
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January 1, 1963

Journal, Atlanta, GA

After being driven to his destination in a taxicab operated by James Carter of Atlanta, Ga., a passenger hit Carter in the head with a bottle and demanded the driver's money. Carter...
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December 1, 1962

Union Star, Schenectady, NY

Following a number of burglaries and car thefts from his Schenectady, N.Y., service station, Joseph Albanese began spending nights in the office. Hearing a window break in the rear,...
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December 1, 1962

Tribune, Oakland, CA

Plagued with burglaries of his Oakland, Calif., market, one-armed Will Joseph had been sleeping in a loft at the rear of the store. He was awakened by the sound of 2 prowlers who...
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December 1, 1962

Evening News, Newark, NJ

Asleep in the rear of his Newark, N.J., luncheonette, Jacob Fenney was awakened by the sounds made forcing a lock. Fenney armed himself, and confronted the burglar in the kitchen....
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December 1, 1962

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

Two men entered the Cleveland, Ohio, dry cleaning shop where John Bercseny is a clerk, one with a pair of trousers on his arm. One stayed at the front of the store while the man...
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December 1, 1962

Citizen Patriot, Jackson, MI

When Warren P. Blanchard of Jackson, Mich., noticed a strange pickup truck in his drive late one night, he armed himself with a shotgun and went into his backyard where he found a...
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December 1, 1962

News, Free Press, Detroit, MI

After his home in Royal Oak, Mich., had been invaded by 3 men posing as police officers, J.J. Levy, owner of a chain of gasoline stations in the Detroit area, was bound and taken...
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December 1, 1962

The Register, Mobile, AL

Two men with stockings over their faces and one carrying a sawed-off shotgun entered a Prichard, Ala., tavern, walked to the dance floor, and ordered customers to line up against...
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December 1, 1962

Times, El Paso, TX

Mrs. W.K. Goodwin was watching television in her El Paso, Tex., home, when a man tore the screen off the front door, poked in a gun, and said, "Open up. This is a holdup." Mrs. Goodwin...
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December 1, 1962

UPI, MT

Noticing the operator of a grocery store adjacent to his Helena, Mont., cycle shop struggling with 2 armed assailants, Paul Drennon ran to his car for a pistol, and he and 2 friends...
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December 1, 1962

The Evening Sun, Baltimore, MD

Hearing a shot fired in the air to attract his attention, a Baltimore, Md., police officer stopped to find Salvatore Spinali holding a thief at gunpoint. The thief had entered the...
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November 1, 1962

Sunday News, Newark, NJ

James Childs pretended to be getting money, as he had been ordered to do, while a robber was looting his appliance store in Neward, N.J. Instead, he got a shotgun from under a counter....
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November 1, 1962

Associated Press, CA

While moving into a new home in North Hollywood, Calif., Robert Fuller, an actor in a television western series, heard noises at a window. He grabbed a pistol, dashed out the front...
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November 1, 1962

Dispatch, Columbus, OH

From the kitchen in her home next to the frozen custard stand she operates in Columbus, Ohio, Miss Bess Barton saw two persons breaking into the stand. She telephoned police, got...
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November 1, 1962

Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ

Responding to a woman's scream for help in a neighboring apartment, E.F. Schaaf of Willcox, Ariz., seized his .22 pistol and hurried to the scene. There he found his neighbor's apartment ...
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November 1, 1962

Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

After beating and robbing 66-year-old Fred Yeager in Los Angeles, a pair of hoodlums forced the elderly man to take them to his place of business to get more money. When they arrived,...
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November 1, 1962

Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

Armed with a pistol, two youths held up a liquor store operated by Otto J. Englert in Los Angeles. As the pair emptied the cash register, Englert grabbed a pistol and shot one of...
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November 1, 1962

Post, Denver, CO

Two men walked into a Denver, Colo., liquor store, pulled a gun and ordered proprietor Frank Levine into a back room. They forced him to lie on his stomach, taped his hands behind...
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November 1, 1962

Associated Press, CA

Al Mauk, night manager of a liquor store in Los Angeles, discovered a man looting a cash register at 3 A.M. one morning. Instead of putting his hands in the air, as Mauk ordered,...
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November 1, 1962

Morning News, Wilmington, DE

After being ordered by an armed bandit to surrender the contents of the cash register in his liquor store south of Wilmington, Del., proprietor Renato Giovannozzi opened the register ...
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November 1, 1962

Evening Post, Charleston, SC

An armed man demanded money from Carlyle J. Stroup, the manager of a Charleston, S.C., drugstore, but Marion Jervey, who had been visiting with Stroup, grabbed the barrel of the holdup...
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November 1, 1962

UPI, TX

The manager of a waffle shop in Dallas, Jesse Ford, Jr., saw a man enter the store, pull a knife, and attack a woman customer. Ford grabbed a .38 pistol and, as the assailant ran...
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November 1, 1962

Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

After working the gas pumps at a service station in Chicago, the attendant, Jerry Harmen, entered the station office to find a man at the cash register. The intruder held his hand...
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November 1, 1962

Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA

Determined to stop a rash of burglaries in his bar in Torrance, Calif. [three in one week], Richard Munz was waiting inside with a shotgun and a .22 auto pistol when a man forced...
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October 1, 1962

Daily Press, Long Island, NY

From the backyard at his home in Elmont, N.Y., Sidney Perlstein heard the sound of breaking glass at the home of a neighbor. He then saw a man crawl into a basement window. Remembering...
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October 1, 1962

News, Detroit, MI

Faced with a mob of about twenty youths advancing on him armed with bottles, belts, and chains, Robert Rose, a service station attendant in Detroit, fired two warning shots into the ...
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October 1, 1962

Journal, Winston-Salem, NC

While spending the night in the tavern where he is employed near North Wilkesboro, N.C., Bristol McDaniel was awakened by the sound of a door being forced. He hid, waited until two...
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October 1, 1962

News, Detroit, MI

After noticing a youth close the door on a display case in his jewelry store in Detroit and start for the door, Fred Weinstein grabbed a revolver from behind a counter and ordered...
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October 1, 1962

The Roberts News, CA

The owner of a laundromat in Venice, Calif., Mrs. Mabel Sims, was awakened one morning by the clatter of change in the store. Through a window, she saw two men scooping change from...
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October 1, 1962

Journal, Flint, MI

Memories of two recent robberies plus the appearance of a suspicious-looking stranger in his store prompted Harry Smith of Flint, Mich., to duck through a rear door and take out a...
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October 1, 1962

Californian, Bakersfield, CA

Awakened by noises in his home in Rosamond, Calif., Kenneth B. Walker got up, walked into his living room, and discovered his televison set was missing. Seeing the back door open,...
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October 1, 1962

Daily News, Dayton, OH

Hearing the sound of breaking glass in his grocery store in Germantown, Ohio, James Estep grabbed his shotgun and rushed into the store from his adjoining bedroom. There he saw a...
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October 1, 1962

Associated Press, GA

When a man approached Mrs. R.B. Rhodes in her grocery store in Savannah Ga., and demanded money, the 58-year-old woman grabbed a pistol and sent the man fleeing from the store. With...
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