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Robbery at a Bank.

Melbourne, June 24. Another most daring and impudent robbery was committed at the Commercial Bank on Saturday morning. Just before noon a Chinese merchant named Tye Slung, who carries on business at 242 Little Lonsdale Street, went to the head office of the Commercial Bank, m Collins street, to cash a cheque for £243, which he required for business purposes. The money was handed over to him m gold, as requested, and he placed it m a small canvas bag which he had with him. He was tying the mouth of the bag, when a young man touched him on the shoulder, and asked him if he had dropped a piece of paper on the floor. Tye Shing turned round to look at the paper, and as he did so released hie hold on the bag for half a minute. The piece of paper m question proved to be worthless, and when Tye Shing turned to take up his bag of gold, to his amazement he found that it had disappered. The alarm was immediately raised, but as it was a very busy time at the Bank, and all the customers were m a hurry, the thief succeeded m making speedy departure, without any suspicion attaching to him. The matter was at once reported to the detective police, who do not expect, however, to succeed m discovering the culprit.—"Press" correspondent.

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Robbery at a Bank., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2456, 2 July 1890

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Robbery at a Bank. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2456, 2 July 1890

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