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newspaper bandits - . TWO BANDITS CAPTURED BY RADIOPATROL Youths...
. TWO BANDITS CAPTURED BY RADIOPATROL Youths Who Held Up 50 Chain ' Stores Nabbed . Throash Anonymous Telephone Tip Peterson, N. J., Feb. p.-W p.-W p.-W Acting on an anonymous telephone tip, police today captured two men who, Chief John A. Murphy said, made an oral confession that they are the "newspaper bandits" who held up about B0 chain grocery stores in three Northern New Jersey counties. The men were identified by Chief Murphy as John Kern, 20, and his brother Henry, 27, both of 810 Jef ferson street Elizabeth. As Radio Patrol Officers Samuel Gattl and John Koehler aonroached the men in their automobile, one of tne Drainers nrea a snot through the winasnieia or nis car at the officers. uatu ana Koenier left their car, whipped out their revolvers and re. turned the fire. The brothers, said Murphy, abandoned their car, but John Kern was brought down with four bullets in his abdomen and nenry was overcome in band to hand combat For several months notice In northern New Jersey have been led a merry cnase oy two men dubbed the "newspaper bandits," so-called so-called so-called because while holding up a number ox stores tney shielded their faces witn newspapers. . In of

Clipped from Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News05 Feb 1938, SatPage 17

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)05 Feb 1938, SatPage 17
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