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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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May 1, 1962

Sunday Tribune, Chicago, IL

A gunman died in a Chicago hospital after being shot 3 times by his intended victim, tavern owner Samuel Evans. The dead man had attempted to hold up the tavern, using a patron as...
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May 1, 1962

Times, Seattle, WA

A youthful gunman forced Stan Baker, proprietor of Stan's Gun Shop, Seattle, Wash., to turn over $21, some ammunition, and a pair of pistols; but as the thief turned to leave, Baker...
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May 1, 1962

Journal, Milwaukee, WI

Refusing to be intimidated by 2 bandits, one of them armed, who demanded money in his Milwaukee tavern, Vincent Catteruccia pulled a .38 from under the bar and ordered the pair not...
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May 1, 1962

Daily News, New York, NY

After being awakened by the sound of shattering glass at 5 A.M., William Parrish, a New York City barber with quarters to the rear of his shop, picked up his .22 rifle and went into...
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May 1, 1962

Enterprise, Beaumont, TX

Complying with the demand of an armed bandit, Joe Decuir, manager of a beverage store in Beaumont, Tex., emptied the contents of his cash register into a paper sack. But when the...
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May 1, 1962

Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA

Holding his hand in his jacket pocket to indicate he could be armed, a man demanded money from Daniel Pitcher in the latter's Philadelphia pharmacy. Pitcher quickly produced a .32...
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May 1, 1962

Courier-Post, Camden, NJ

Seemingly complying with the demand of 2 holdup men to empty his cash register, Saul Lippman, operator of a notions store in Camden, N.J., came up with a .22 pistol instead. He fired...
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May 1, 1962

Daily Tribune, Chicago, IL

George Nepil was in the upstairs office of his supermarket in Berwyn, Ill., a Chicago suburb, when an employee told him 2 men were attempting to hold up the store. Nepil ran down...
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May 1, 1962

News, Greenville, SC

Don Capparelli, owner of a radio and televison service shop in Greenville, S.C., surprised 2 yeggs trying to break into the shop's back door and at the point of a .22 rifle, marched...
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May 1, 1962

Associated Press, SC

Three hours before he died, a recently paroled safe robber admitted 2 thefts previous to the one in which he had been shot. With a cotton sack over his head and a 12-ga. shotgun...
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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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