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AN EPIDEMIC OF OUTLAWRY

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AN EPIDEMIC OF OUTLAWRY CARS STOLEN, BOOKING OFFICE RIFLED, BIG THEFT OF SILKS. BIZARRE "WILD WEST" HOLD=UPS. A most remnrkaUe ev-ide-ue of outlawry has occurred in London during the past week-end. Masks, motor-cars, and arms have been employed by these modern ban- dits in their raids, all of which have been characterised by llie upmost audacity, and crimes hftve been swiftly, silently, and suc- cessfully committed bv mcJhr-ds that con- form most exactly wioh the highest tradi- tions upheld by "Wild West" desperadoes. Motor-cacs have been stolen, railway station booking officer have been rifled, lld huge quantities of textiles hare been appropriated by a ga--W, which seemingly intends to stop at the proverbial nothing. WELL-ORGANISED GANG. It is said thot the daring gang of armed men are- undoubtedly dangerous experts. It is estimated that up to the present they have secured booty, mostly cloth, to the total value of over = £ 4.).00>. It is provable that cine step towards checking them will be the provision cf a number of armed motor-cyclist patrols. Other measures will be of a different character, as it is believed that the gangs at work possess not only a fleet cf 4aok cars, bat also an extensive spy system. OFF WITH THE CAR. One oi the latest exploits was the theft of a motor from the Kenley Aerodrome, where Corponl Grigty. of the R.A.F., saw a man quietiv get into a six-seater Crossley car belonging to the R.A.F. Grigsbv rushed to the nearest car, but Was delayed in starting the engine. How- ever, by "luck he followed the road taken by the other car. Grigsby drove into Purley, picked up a policeman, and when' on the main rottd into Croydon saw the stolen car fchead of him. He spuHed, and overtaking the Crossley in the narrow High-street at Croydon, got in front, and pulled up so sharply that the driver of the stolen car was compelled to stop at Friends-road corner. Seeing the trap, these two meu bolted down a side street, climbed over a i.rick wall into a private garden and escaped. The driver of the car, who stumbled in getting Cut of the Crossley, also ni aet,- a dash to escape. lIe ran down Fell-road, passed the police station, and doubled back into the High-street. By this time a hue and cry had l>ceti raised, and the man was -finally stopped by Police-constable Ablott in Surrey-street. At the poiice-ftatirn the arrested man, jSrbo woto the 1914 ribbon, gave an address wn Bermondsey Army discharge papers yere fc-nnd on him. lie is believed to have virved in the R.A .S.C. Four men were charged at Bromley. ikent, with being: concerned in stealing and receiving a Studebaker car. valued at £ 400; belonging to the headquarters staff R.A.S.C. TWO ARMED ATROCITIES. In the tirst instance two armed men raided ti«a District Railway booking office at Boston Manor Station, between Acton and Hounslow, and left with the day's takings. The men, carefully watching their oppor- tunity in the dark, knocked at the booking office, and when the boy in charge, Ernest Brown (15), appeared, covered him with their revolvers and aoked where the mousy was kept. Having taken the whole of the takings, about t'lG, they deca-inped. THREATS TO SHOOT. The second robbery was tllat at Pearson's, Ltd., Seven Sisters-road, Tottenham, when a number of men, stated to have been armed, got a,w-,iv with about £ 200 worth oi silk and other material used for pyjama- making. Early one morning five men drove up in -» motor-e-ar u¡J.d forced an entry into the front of the shop, breaking a plate-glasa window in doing fi0, The man are stated to liave posted sen- tries at the cuid of the street. Presently a girl came along the street and stopped opposite the shop. A man crossed to her and used threatening ¡<lIl-' guas'e. She was too frightened to do any- thing. She believed she saw a revolver in the hands of one of the men. A Mr. Roberts, who Uvea a few doors away, also eaw the gang from his window. They threatened him and told him to keep inside. lie then wont to the back of the building, where he found two men on guard and saw three others further down. Ha stated that they threatened to slKC.t him if he did not go back. HOW TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM. Important progress has been made by the police in the direction of discovering the system underlying some of the crimes com- the new motor bandits. Ti? mitted SbLy etch understands the T*l'c "Dailv :? -Lt(-,h undürsball-; 'he al1thoritíe  consider the only way to deal successfully with those up-to-date gangs is to provide the police with light, cars. A number will probably be in readiness at certain points in the metropolis, so that motor bandits can be purged without loss of time. Police officers picked out for duty with these care would i), armed with revolvers iox use in emergency. A point which, is holding tho attention of the authorities ie the possession of revol- vers by eo manv men of the criminal type. During the war large numbers of revol- vers were brought int-o this country by sol- diers from the Western front as sou- venirs," end changed Lands at fluctuating rates.

PREMIER GOES -TO FRANCE. I

LADY CYCLIST KILLED.I

REDHILL STATION RAIDED.I

I BDYIN A BATH.I i

A BURGLARS MISTAKE.

HER ENEMY—DEATH. I

BOY'S ORGY AT SEASIDE. j

MINER'S WIFE'S WASTE. I

"A DANGEROUS SCOUNDREL."I

IAUDACIOUS BURGLARS.I

HEAVY BLOWS AT - BOLSHEVISTS.

I-'BUS OVERTURNS.

BOY SCOUT MURDER.

. LEAVES NO HEIR.

I THE MILITARY WAY.

I HELPING THE DISABLED.'

CHASING BANDITS.I

IINTO THE DEPTHS. I

GOLIATH AEROBUS FOUND.

NURSE CAVELL'S DENOUNCER.

TRAMWAY SEASON TICKETS.

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THE TR\M TUSSLE.

TACKLING THE HOUSING PROBLEM

LEATHER FASHIONS.

PRAYING AGAINST BOXING.

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EX=KAISERS WINDFALLI

SOLDIERS MAD LEAP. I

BLINDED BY GOLF BALL.

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ROASTED TO DEATH.I

GLOBE-TROTTING GIRLS.I

THROWN OVER ESPLANADE. I

I HOW HE " SAVED " S20.

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! BIRDMEN HONOURED. I I

I-I V.C. WHO" MADE GOOD."

—————————J FURS IN THE STREET.…

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IBOY'S HEAD CUT OFF.

IA WIFE'S DEVOTION.

THOUSANDS OF CAKES.I

KING AND CENTENARIAN.

CHESS CHAMPIONS.I

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GERMAN BULLY TO j BE TRIED.I

!TO TUNNEL THE SOLENT. I

PEARLS IN THE THAMES..I

SOCIETY WEDDING CANCELLED.…

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/CONQUEST OF THE AIR. - ,,

BOY IN CHAINS.

ITHE OLD HOME AGAIN.

WHAT MOST GIRLS REMEMBER.

BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL INJURED.