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April 1, 1962

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

Willie L. Culpepper was seated at a desk in his Los Angeles, Calif., service station when a man walked in, brandished a gun, and announced a stickup. Culpepper reached into the desk...
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April 1, 1962

The News, Detroit, MI

Two masked men, one armed, pushed their way through the customers to pursue Jack Kapell to a storeroom in his Detroit, Mich., bar. Kapell took a gun he kept in the storeroom and...
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April 1, 1962

The Star, Anniston, AL

After loitering in A.A. Dear's Anniston, Ala., market for several minutes, a man pulled a pistol and demanded that Dear give him the money in the cash register. Dear then was forced...
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April 1, 1962

Examiner, Los Angeles, CA

A Marine deserter came into the liquor store operated by Miss Isabel Amato in Los Angeles, Calif. He brandished a cal. .45 automatic and demanded the cash. But when he looked away...
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April 1, 1962

The Californian, Bakersfield, CA

Eugene Jewell was worried about being held up some night as he left his Bakersfield, Calif., grocery with the receipts, so he carried a cal. .22 pistol in his right hand. When two...
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April 1, 1962

The Morning News, Dallas, TX

Two bandits, one armed with a pistol, attempted to grab 74-year-old Clark Pevehouse in his Dallas, Tex., grocery. Pevehouse knocked his attacker's gun away and grabbed his own cal....
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March 1, 1962

Free Press, Detroit, MI

A bandit with a revolver and a note demanding money entered Joseph Nahas' Detroit, Mich., grocery store. Nahas ducked behind a counter, grabbed a revolver, and fired three shots,...
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March 1, 1962

The Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH

Jack Dickison and his son Paul have captured seven men in recent burglary attempts in their Cincinnati, Ohio, service station. Hearing the alarm in their home, they armed themselves...
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March 1, 1962

Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR

Brandishing a cal. .22 pistol, a thief entered James E. Ralph's Little Rock, Ark., package store and said "Give me your money and put your hands up," to the clerk on duty. As the...
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March 1, 1962

Herald & Express, Los Angeles, CA

A customer entered the Gardena, Calif., liquor store where retired policeman Lee Burris is a clerk, drew a revolver, and demanded money or Burris' life. Burris, his spectacles knocked...
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March 1, 1962

The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT

Having been robbed at gunpoint and ordered to the rear of his South Salt Lake, Utah, store by a thief wanted elsewhere for seriously wounding a clerk in another holdup, Carl A. Templin ...
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March 1, 1962

Associated Press, IN

When a customer in his Indianapolis, Ind., package store drew a 9" hunting knife and held it to his throat while demanding money, manager John Sorrentino handed it over. But Sorrentino...
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March 1, 1962

Chicago American, IL

After handing over the cash from one cash register to the robber who confronted him in his Chicago, Ill., drugstore, Mitchell Novick reached behind a second cash register for a gun...
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March 1, 1962

The Chronicle, Houston, TX

Clarence Williams was awakened and armed with a pistol by his mother, who had seen a prowler wearing heavy canvas gloves and a cap pulled low over his face forcing a window of their...
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March 1, 1962

The Journal, Atlanta, GA

While one man held a shotgun pointed at him through the screen door of his Hamilton, Ga., cafe, another herded J.H. Roberts around the counter toward the cash. As Roberts passed...
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March 1, 1962

Associated Press, FL

Tampa, Fla., night service station operator Alfonso Pierce was approached by a man with a gun and told to "reach." Pierce took a cal. .38 revolver from his pocket and fired three...
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March 1, 1962

Associated Press, KS

From his living quarters in the rear of his Big Springs, Kans., store, W.C. Long was able to hear sounds of breaking glass. He armed himself with a 12-ga. shotgun and went to the...
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January 1, 1962

News, Detroit, MI

As William Harlin was leaving his Oak Park, Mich., sporting goods store, a 16-year-old escaped delinquent with a 16-ga. shotgun stepped from behind some trash cans and tried to force...
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January 1, 1962

Mirror, New York, NY

Before dawn, a holdup man in a stolen car pulled into the Linden, N.J., gas station where Robert Haut is employed, came up to Haut and announced a stickup, stabbed Haut in the cheek,...
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January 1, 1962

Evening Journal, Wilmington, DE

In the hospital awaiting removal of a bullet, a youth with an extensive police record admitted having twice previously held up the Wilmington, Del., combination grocery store-service...
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January 1, 1962

Montreal Star, Canada

Alarmed by the sound of a car stopping suddenly outside his Arundel, Quebec, branch bank, manager Charles Curtis Farran looked from his office window to see armed, hooded men piling...
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January 1, 1962

Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, GA

A man entered Walter A. Watkins' Columbus, Ga., package store, ordered a bottle of whisky, and then pulled a cal. .38 pistol and announced a holdup. Watkins took his own pistol from...
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December 1, 1961

UPI, TN

Having wrecked a stolen car down the road, two young gunmen attempted to gain entrance to the Memphis, Tenn., home of Holmes Winford on the pretext of summoning a wrecker. Failing...
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December 1, 1961

Mirror, Los Angeles, CA

A policeman once gave Mrs. Hatsuyo Yasui what turned out to be very good advice indeed. He mentioned that if ever she should have to defend herself from a gunman, to shoot often...
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December 1, 1961

News, Detroit, MI

A conspiracy by four Detroit hoodlums to rob Joseph Triglia, proprietor of a check-cashing firm, backfired when Triglia shot one and neighbor Charles Hughes captured another. Approaching...
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December 1, 1961

Press, Dearborn, MI

Two men awoke John Zimmerman as they pried loose the door plate on the main entrance to his Dearborn, Mich., sports shop. Zimmerman seized a 12-ga. shotgun and called for them to...
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November 1, 1961

World-Telegram, New York, NY

Two youths knocked on the door of 73-year-old George Z. Michaels' New York City basement workshop and, as he opened the door, demanded money saying they had a gun. Michaels fired...
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November 1, 1961

Tribune, Albuquerque, NM

Armed with a cal. .22 revolver, a thief three months out of prison after serving a 10-year term for armed robbery, entered John Waldrick's Albuquerque, N. Mex., store, forced Waldrick...
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November 1, 1961

Evening News, Buffalo, NY

A paratroop combat veteran of WW II, James Pandolfi was awakened by the sound of breaking glass as a thief hurled a piece of flagstone through the front door of his Buffalo, N.Y.,...
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November 1, 1961

The Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Noticing one man in the phone booth and another loitering inside the door of his Philadelphia, Pa., drugstore, Timothy Resnick became suspicious and picked up a cal. .38 pistol and...
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November 1, 1961

Blade, Toledo, OH

After once having merchandise stolen from the Toledo, Ohio, carryout of which he is co-owner, Charles Jackson was armed and waiting inside after closing up when two burglars entered....
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September 1, 1961

The Observer, Fayetteville, NC

A young gunman entered a Richlands, N.C., bank and forced the teller at pistol point to fill a paper sack with money. When the bandit had left, Warren Taylor, the teller, ran to...
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September 1, 1961

Sun, Las Vegas, NV

Two 16-year-old boys, in a stolen pickup truck and armed with a shotgun, came to James F. Dittmore's general store and gas station and forced the Verona, Calif., proprietor to lie...
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September 1, 1961

News, Macon, GA

A man stepped from behind a soft drink machine and stated, "I'm going to blow your head off," as Lee Phillips left his Bibb, Ga., service station with the receipts in a bag. Phillips...
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September 1, 1961

Daily News, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Winnifred Carter, who learned to shoot on her father's Georgia farm and who still practices occasionally on the range, heard her husband's call for help from the front of their...
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September 1, 1961

Associated Press, MO

Two hoodlums rushed into Floyd E. Mock's hardware store in Kansas City, Mo., struck a customer with a gun, and began beating Mock. Mock's clerk rushed hammer in hand to his aid,...
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August 1, 1961

Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, & Okmulgee Times, Okmulgee, OK

Oklahomans recently figured in the armed citizens' fight against criminals. Walter Becker of Longdale awoke to hear a burglar in his adjoining general store and service station. ...
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August 1, 1961

Daily Journal, Elizabeth, NJ

In Maplewood, N.J., gas station operator John Gardner, Sr., was knifed on the arm by one of two bandits who then ordered him to clean out the till. Gardner whipped out a pistol and...
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August 1, 1961

Times Herald, Dallas, TX

A hand reached out and cut a piece from the screen door, reached in and opened the door. The noise awoke Dallas, Tex., resident Charles Louis Forgey, who loaded his cal. .38 revolver...
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August 1, 1961

Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Tx

In Fort Worth a bandit strode into a liquor store, pulled open his coat to reveal a pistol under his belt, and told Proprietor E.R. Alexander to give him all the money. "I was ready...
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