Clutha Leader, Rōrahi III, Putanga 120, 27 Whiringa-ā-nuku 1876, Page 6
The attempted burglaries which have been prevalent in Dnnedin for some time past, culminated on Monday night in the perpetration of a mosr. impudent robbery at a comparatively early hour in the evening, and in a thickly populated part of tbe city. At about 9,15 that evening", Mrs Cameron, in Clarendon street, at the rear of Knox Church, when in the back portion of the house, hearing the front door open, thought that it Avas her husband, who had returned home. She then proceeded to the front door of the house for the purpose of verifying her conjecture. Immediately on entering the room door, she encountered a man, who took the lamp out of her hand, and, at the same time holding up something in his hand, said, " money or your life." She rushed aAvay and took refuge in her bedroom and locked the door, and at once raised the window for the purpose of giving the alarm. It was then eAudent that the man who had already effected an entrance to the house Avas not alone, for, on her raising rhe windoAv, she Avas immediately ordered by some one outside " To put the AvindoAV down." Both men spoke in a gruff tone of voice, evidently fbr the purpose of concealing their identity. As soon as the men left she ran to the adjoining house and gave the alarm ; but so expeditious had the robbers been in their movements, that not a trace of them was to be seen anywhere in the neighbourhood. On the room first entered being examined it was discovered that a box in it had been broken open and a sum of £18, the moneys of tho Pioneer Lodge, of which Mrs Cameron was Treasurer, Avas found to have been stolen. Information Avas given to the police Avifch all possible despatch, and it is to be hoped the career of this nefarious gang Avill be speedily brought to an end. — Daily Times.