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SPOTLIGHT CRIMES

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. 

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,

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.”

The Dumbbell Murder

Neglected housewife meets a married man with whom she begins a torrid affair. Her inconvenient husband? Well, he’s still good for something, but only if he’s dead.

THE BEAT

21 Wife Deserters Seized in Florida

Every February, Detectives from the Queens District Attorney’s Abandonment Squad, takes a trip to sunny Florida to end the “vacations” of men who have abandoned their wives and children in the borough of Queens.

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Alarm Out for Saboteurs

Three men in a late model sedan are believed to be responsible for cutting six cables on telephone poles in Queens. Several of the sabotaged cables are in the vicinity of war plants.

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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.

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Duelist

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.

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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. 

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3 Boys Steal Police Pistol and Kill a Man

June, 1935   - Case Description On a Saturday afternoon in June, three young boys took their shoe shine business to the local police station. It was a cop's duty to have shiny shoes, and the hungry boys were looking to make money. What they found instead was an...

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Tong War Arsenal Seized

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

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