"Boring Burglar Dies After Holdup Fails"
BURGLAR D AFTER HOLDUP FAILS ed Resisting Grocer. Sonny near ' weekend, W. E. Sorrell Mortally Wound - bureau ally make also At touched 45 ture during derided with COMPANION GETS AWAY - Beneath a loading platform William William E. Sorrell, age - twenty - six, crawled to die. And there, his body pierced by three bullets from a German automatic pistol, pistol, a career of crime ended in a pool of blood. sorrell was shot and fatally wounded when he and a companion sought to hold up Carl Rugensteln, age forty - four, 1828 Woodlawn avenue, operator of a - grocery at 2101 Pleasant street. Friday night. Known as tbe 'boring burglar be cause of his activities with a brace and bit In a series of burglaries in 1929, Sorrell had been released from the Indiana Reformatory In April, 1930, following his conviction for the crimes, and received his parole pa pers a few hours before he was slain. Sorrell - and his companion, whose name is unknown, walked Into Rugen stein's store as he was preparing to close. They ordered a package of cigarettes, but their appearance had already aroused the suspicion of the grocer and his hand gripped a small revolver in his pocket. Uses Two Firearms. The other bandit suddenly drew a revolver and commanded: "We don't want cigarettes. We want your money." "No you dont," replied Rugensteln, and ' he drew the revolver from his I - - - In In - lh In - pocket Both bandits turned and ran - from the . store - Rugensteln then . fa. tT p,1 Ja of Ion the arm of his friend. the Rugensteln gave up the chase and r ' ; ) !; . - .' ... a public construction lost approval the ways, and loans fected ties held new they whose (Rep have a but the not session Issue anti by WILLIAM ERNEST SORRELL. - i1" " .iJTl ,7.. P iC iult - He fired seven times at them an as they fled down the sidewalk, and - Sorrell staggered and was supported returned to his store, and It was not for some time that police found Sor reQ's body under a platform of a coal yard at Lexington avenue and Har lan street. Sorrell, who lived with his wife and two brothers - in - law at 2230 North - j Rural street, had left home Friday night after, telling his wife that he I . mHi, call Inmnniu m hmlnM, i .. 1 V. . . . Vf . WV, I 1 Mi.l.k V. . W . l, ....... . n . . the his release from the reformatory. He bad told his wife previously The that he was "going straight, she to aid. a man who Is thought to have been SorreUs companion In the attempted - robbery appeared at his home about be I P - tn. and notified Sorrell a brother - in - law. Byron Smith, that Sorrell had been wounded. Mrs. Sorrell was not at home at the time, meet Stranger Disappears. smith and the stranger called a a taxi cab and went to the place where dU - sorSl waa later found Smith said STookednde? the 'nlatforni. St saw v nothing Leo - Maybe he got up and went away." the stranger said. He then walked down the railroad tracks and disap - Its Peirtfrw . . . . Smith caUed 17 w1 ILt Wf to: ,vP1i55mea CneT BjLIui5 12. fm t hW L. When Mrs. SoTTtnnVirneaiojxT Miss home she was notified of the ylng. "9 X u w" . in. straight," she said. "He had been - i . .,...4 - iami uauimu uci wtu - U.IW u11" 04 reuu4U v ne uaic. - . Sorrell was born at Brazil, where his parents. Mr. and Mrs. George SorreU and a brother. Norman SorreU live. The three and the widow sur k TtTe' the Burial Will Be at BrasO. T.ntiru.tun n c - m .. tv. And, I nnz burglar" was made by Bert Perrott of the police Bcruilou depart - slg - mcpnL Sorrell was captured by Lieutenant In Frank Reilly and squad early In 1929 the rear of a Standard grocery ?H m the 1500 block in North Illinois the 6trwt A brmce an4 blt wcre beside a door from which the panel had i practically been bored away. sor - rell was hiding behind a nearby bar - uw rei at badly X