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June 6, 1909


Even When Locked in Jail the Habit
Overtakes Her.

Stealing hacks isn't the only accomplishment that Rose smith possesses. She was arrested yesterday afternoon in Rosedale for climbing on Thomas Murphy's hack and driving away without the owner. But her performance was placed in the background when she attempted to carry away all the electric light fixtures in the women's holdover at headquarters by concealing them in her stockings.

The woman was suspected when Charles Gatto and Robert Wiseman, the two jailers, entered the holdover yesterday morning. Neither could explain the disappearance of the electric globes. It remained for Lieutenant Harry Stege, the Bertillon expert, to solve the disappearance. When "mugging" the woman he imagined he heard a rattle of glass, and to his astonishment, Rose extracted the missing globes from her stocking.

"I just wanted to steal something," she said, with a grin.

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May 21, 1909


Bold Holdup Pulled Off in Front
of Police Headquarters by
Two Highwaymen.

Two highwaymen with a sense of humor searched a man in front of police headquarters last night, took all his belongings and then told him to run. The victim, who thought the two strangers were plain clothes officers, got away and didn't even report the matter to the police. Had not several witnesses told Lieutenant M. E. Ryan, the commanding officer at headquarters, no one would have been the wiser.

J. J. Blake, proprietor of the market restaurant, as well as several of his customers, saw the incident. James Baker, proprietor of an ice cream stand, followed the men as they dragged the victim toward the station.

"See what he's got on him," said the larger of the two, as he searched the victims pocket.

"Guess we had better take him in," suggested the other.

In front of the door the two men stopped.

"Might as well let him go," said the large one. The man needed no bidding and ran around the corner. The two crooks leisurely walked up Fifth street.

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