Monday, September 1, 2008

Burglars Raid Four Houses.

New York, 1895

Burglars paid a visit to the village of Jamaica Tuesday night. They effected an entrance to the residence of George Crawford, corner of Ray and Grove streets, where they were disturbed in their operations and made their escape, securing only a silk waist.

At the residence of Henry S. Midgley, on Shelton avenue, Mrs. Midgley saw the two burglars in her room and gave an alarm. They fled before they secured any booty.

They also broke into the residence of Mr. Schielin, corner of Flushing and Shelton avenues, where they stole $13.

An attempt was made to break into the residence of Walter Dunham, on Herriman avenue.

At each place entrance was gained through one of the lower windows, the burglars boreing a hole through the window sash, then with a wire forcing back the lock.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 8.

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