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♦ Some time ago Mrs Dudley Baxter, of Oakhill, Hampstead, was assaulted and robbed in her own house by a burglar who presented at her a loaded revolver. The police made every effort to discover the offender, but failed to get any trace of him, although Mrs Baxter, a few weeks afterwards, met him on the heath, when he spoke to her and expressed his sorrow for his unproivoked attack on her. The sequel of the story is very strange. A few days ago Mrs Baxter received a letter professing to be Written by the burglar, signed “ W,” stating that he was leading an honest life “ out of the old' country, a long way off,” and expressing his contrition for his past conduct. The letter contained L 5 in English sovereigns, which the writer enclosed in repayment for the money which he had stolen and for the value of the purse which he had torn. The letter is in the hands of the police.

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A CONSCIENTIOUS THIEF., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 19 November 1881

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A CONSCIENTIOUS THIEF. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 19 November 1881

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