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BR Western - FRIDAY EVENING, AUG. 7. Daring Burglary in a...
FRIDAY EVENING, AUG. 7. Daring Burglary in a Dry Goods Store - Over $1,000 worth of Goods Stolen Arrest of the Bu rglars, and Recovery of the Stolen Property. About two o'c?ot,k yesterday morning a must daring burglnry was committed at Hie dry goods store of B. E.SYcclcrr on the corner of Myriio and ClaBsen avenues,' avenues,' by" two expert New York barglr. - s, who succeeded in carrying off a quantity of s'lks, laces and dry goods of different description, amountiog ia va'ue to over $11)00. The thieves, two in number, bad a waon with tbejnand forced open the door of the store by means of a "jimmy." "jimmy." and aller obtaining an entrance commenced to load the - wagon. One of them remained on the wagon and rccledtbe goods, while tbe other carried them out, and both acted as cooly as if they were engaged in the most legitimate business. A woman wno lived on the opposite opposite 6ide or the street hearing the unusual noise opened her window and looked oat, bat did not suspect any thing wvong until she saw the thieves looking at her and wlrspering among tbeinse'ves. She withdrew from the window when tbe burglars soppocing that she had gone to give an alarm hastily jumped in the wagon and drove off. When tbe proprietor of tbe store came down in tbe morning he discovered tbe robbery, and on examining his stock fouDd tbat over iuuu worm oi goous nau oeen teken. lie cavo information at the 4ith precinct station ootise and Sergeant Ccsier, with Officers Swo'.tzer and Everett, of lbr.t precinct, were detai'cd to look after the matter. Having obtained from the woman wno saw tbe thieves a deseripl'on of the waon which tbe thievci had with them, the officers wot over to New York yes tenia - and spent all tbe afternoon and evening examining examining the loculitics where tbe thieves would bo most likely to be fosnd. About four o'clock this morning, wbi'e journeying through Sheriff street the officers saw a wagon which answered the description given to them of tbat uccd by tbe thieves and driven by two men, and tney determined to follow it. Tbe men lrove to place near the Grand street feery, where they took on two empty barrels aid then went across the ferry to Erookivn. Tue officers went over to tbe Brook Ivn Eide and watched for tbe return of tlie wagon, and liiey felt confident that they bvd got on the track of tbe men they were looking Tor and were afraid that if they any further they might be noticed. After watching for a abort time, they tad the satiBfV.ction of seeing the men return with the wr - gon and cme on the boat to crops to Hew Tork. The officers got on the boat and as soon as 6lio got out in the riv - IheD.offlcer seized the men, and on examing the wagon, found all the stolen goods, with tie exception of come pieces of silk, packed up in the barrels. Tbe tWeves, who gave f'eir name - , os Joseph fiuartsoy and IVip. English, were brought before Justice Morehouse this moruing and itmnndcd for examination. They rre believed tobeoldand wc'l - practised hands at tl - c business and t' - e wao.i was evidently censtmeted wilh a view of 'lie business at wh:ch it was to he used lieir - gvcry li - dit, with high wheels, r - nd the norcs is ex - trcn'cly fust. One of the olioe s d - ove in the wagon to the More Ibis morning and bed scarcely started when the horse went off at a C10 gait, to tbe great alarm of the officer, who found his hands full in ho'ding him. The men are both yours and evidently smart" in their peculiar peculiar lire of business.

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle07 Aug 1863, FriPage 3

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)07 Aug 1863, FriPage 3
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