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 - 17-Year-Old Resists Arrest, Is Wounded CHICAGO...
17-Year-Old Resists Arrest, Is Wounded CHICAGO /P—A 17-year-old boy who detectives said cocked a rifle and snarled from his darkened room, "You're gonna have to take me," was shot and wounded in a North Side rooming house today. Police said the arrest of the youth, Dennis Karl, completed the roundup of a "kissing bandit gang" that specialized in looting taverns and kissing women victims. The gang was • accused of robbing four taverns on the Northwest Side at half hour intervals Oct. 11. The robberies netted more than $600. Karl was shot twice in the hip by Detective Patrick O'Connor as the youth resisted arrest in his room at 1018 Byron St. early today, police said. He is in good condition at the Bridewell Hospital. Police said Karl was implicated by John Langfield, 18, 4107 Broadway, who was arrested Wednesday night along with William Martsolf, 20, 866 Irving Park Rd., and a juvenile. Langfield's arrest was the result of a tip from Washington, Pa., police who detained John L. Heer, 20, of 4139 Kildare Ave., Chicago, Oct. 13 on a charge of carrying a concealed gun. Heer was traced, police. said, through an automobile license number supplied by the victim of a $1,500 payroll holdup Oct. 9. The license number belonged to a car stolen from Heer's employer, police said, and they learned Heer had not reported for work that day. O'Connor said a search of Heer's room turned up a Washington, Pa., address and led to his detention there. Police saivi owners of two taverns robbed Oct. 11 have identified Langfield. He and Martsolf are being held at the detective bureau, and the juvenile was taken to the juvenile home.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 30 Oct 1953, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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