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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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October 1, 1962

Times, San Mateo, FL

The husband of Mrs. Margaret Byars of San Mateo, Fla., was away at work when Mrs. Byars became aware that there was a prowler in her backyard. The stranger first yelled for her to...
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October 1, 1962

Leader, Lexington, KY

When Mrs. Arletta Norton, wife of the operator of the Valley Drive-In in Mt. Vernon, Ky., returned to the restaurant one night after closing, she found two youths inside frying hamburgers...
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October 1, 1962

Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

A Tucson, Ariz., department store owner, Nick Parise, was sleeping in his store until he was awakened by the sound of a prowler. He picked up a gun, investigated, and found a man...
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September 1, 1962

UPI, CA

When he arrived at the Napa, Calif., tavern where he is employed, bartender Wally Frost noticed that the janitor was not at work as usual. Before entering, he took a .38 pistol from...
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September 1, 1962

Daily World, Tulsa, OK

One of 2 masked gunmen was shot and both were in custody in Tulsa, Okla., after they tried to force their way into the home of Clarence F. Kamp and rob him. One of the bandits ran...
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September 1, 1962

Herald-Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

An El Monte, Calif., osteopath, Dr. Ralph G. Gaytan, heard noises in his office, armed himself with a .38 revolver, and surprised a burglar ransacking medical cabinets--apparently ...
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September 1, 1962

Oregonian, Portland, OR

While his father struggled with 2 thugs who were trying to hold up the family's food store in Wilsonville, Oreg., 18-year-old Terry W. Lowrie waited for an opening and, when he got...
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September 1, 1962

Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ

Duane K. Becksted was sleeping in a room over his service station in Tucson, Ariz. He heard a car drive up and saw 2 youths get out and break into a vending machine. Becksted called...
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September 1, 1962

Morning News, Dallas, TX

Alerted by his wife when she heard noises outside their bedroom, John Daniel of Dallas, Tex., picked up a pistol and slipped out to the front yard. There he spied a youth rolling...
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September 1, 1962

Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX

After filling an order in a liquor store in Ft. Worth, Tex., night attendant W.C. Wilshire turned to find himself facing a gun. He ducked behind a counter, grabbed a .45 pistol,...
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September 1, 1962

Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

When Fred Wayne, a clerk in a St. Louis confectionery store, was approached by a stranger who threatened him with a razor and demanded cash, he walked to the cash register, took out...
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September 1, 1962

Times, Shreveport, LA

While trying to evade the charge of a knife-wielding attacker, Dr. J.C.W. Rhodes, a Shreveport, La., veterinarian, called to an assistant to get a gun. The assistant got a .38 and...
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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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