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Barrel Murder

The body of a comely woman, was found crammed into a barrel on the rocky shore line of Queens, about 500 feet east of Hell Gate Bridge.


Acting Detective Henry Flattery, head of the Jamaica squad, recently shared in a citation for “excellent police duty” in connection with the arrest of the Rifle Gang of bandits who received long terms at Sing Sing.

The St. Albans Bank Heist

Handkerchiefs were knotted over their faces. One carried a Thompson sub-machine gun, another an automatic shotgun. The third gripped a revolver in each hand. Thus they pushed through the inner door. 

3 Boys Steal Police Pistol and Kill a Man

Two brothers, 11 and 13, along with their 13 year-old friend, stole a loaded police revolver. They used the gun in a failed holdup, and later that night, a murder of a vagrant.

Tong War Arsenal Seized

A stockpile of guns and ammunition, possibly for future Tong wars, was seized from a chop suey restaurant in Queens.

Former ADA Robbed in Office

Five armed men held up Charles Froessel, former First Assistant District Attorney of Queens County, in his law office on the seventh floor of a building at 161-19 Jamaica Avenue,

Boy Shot Seeking to See Movie Free

Three boys drew the fire of three patrolmen as they tried to slip into Loew;s Valencia Theater in Jamaica, Queens. One boy was shot through the right side of the chest.

Rifle Gang Robbers

The Rifle Gang Brazen Thieves Terrorize Brooklyn and Queens 1934 - 1936- Case Description Currently Under Investigation Charges of Police Brutality  Cabbies Brave Shootout Drivers Scare Off Gang Rifle Gang Robs Cigar Store Not Far From Police Post Rifle Bandit Wounded...

Teen Kills 12-Year Old Boy

Twelve year old Willie Bender had been tied with a rope and stabbed in the heart by his 15-year old “friend.”

Game Warden Shot Point Blank

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The Dumbbell Murder

This crime of passion and stupidity paved the way for a generation of detective novels, film noir and insurance claims. As the biggest case in Henry Flattery’s 12 years on the force, the “dumbell murder ” had dividends that paid in spades.


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