1899 Dec 19 Castle, J E home robbery

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1899 Dec 19 Castle, J E home robbery - a A HOLD PIECE OF WORK IN SOUTH WAYNE i.i' TWO...
a A HOLD PIECE OF WORK IN SOUTH WAYNE i.i' TWO MEN ENTBU i E. CASTLE'S MOM 10, AND ONE HOLDS MRS. CASTLE WHfLBijTHB OTIIEIt RANSACKS 5 THK HOUSE PLUNDEH WAS SMALL. v. 1 A robbery, which while unimportant In Its tesults,wa; one, ofthemnst daring In execution ever known In the city, look place Jaat evening," at the home of J B. Castle, ai 133 Shawnee avenue. South Wayne. Mr Cast) Is a turnerat the Fort Wayne Organ, factory, and has been married but little over a year Last evening, shortly before 8 o'clock he left home on an errand leaving Mrs Castle alone In the bonne She was reading In the sitting room, with her back toward the door She heard some one enter, but t,hlnklng It was her husband returned, she continued read Ing when suddenly a strong pair of hands grasped her by the throat and choked her At the tame Instant another another man started on a tour or the room, opening the dtawera of the bureau, and sewing machine He took a watch and a pocketbtmk and then he and the man who was holding Mrs Castle hurriedly left the house. The only plunder secured was thewatch a small one. and 25 penis which Was all the purse contained. While In the handa of the robber, Vn Castle was too frightened to make an outcry, even had she the puwer, but as soon as she was released she began to scream Neighbor ran In, and at the same Instant the husband came home Mra Castle hurriedly explained the circumstances, circumstances, and a search for the daring daring robbers waa begun while a messenger messenger was dispatched to the residence of Superintendent Qorsllne only two or three blocks distant. The men, how - evei, had had) .time to escape, and In this they were aided by the darkness the locality being not well lighted Mra Castle, who woa almost prostrated, prostrated, could give1 but a partial de scrlptlon of the robbers save that each wore a handkerchief ovtr hla face, and that both were poorly dressed She was - certain they ,were tramps. Supt Qorsllne Immediately notified bead quarters, and gave orders that the officers officers should arrest every tramp and suspicious characters found

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 19 Dec 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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