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Police Cordon in North-West.

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Saturday 13 June 1936, The Sydney Morning Herald

MOTORIST HELD-UP.

Police throughout the north-west of the State are searching for two armed men who are believed to have been responsible for a series of robberies and attempted robberies in the area within recent weeks.

A cordon has now been drawn round the Inverell district, owing to a report received from William Asimus, a resident of Bukkulla, who told the police that he had been stopped near his home on Wednesday night, and had been robbed of £7/15/.

Asimus said that he was driving his car when a man who had been standing on the side of the road held up his hand. Thinking that the man wanted a lift, he stopped the car, and the man promptly jumped on the running board, presented a revolver, and said, “Put them up.” He put up his hands, and the man then made him hand over his money. He noticed a second man on the side of the road.

Police believe the thieves may be the same men who recently held up people in Taree and Grafton.

Written by macalba

May 6, 2010 at 6:03 am

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