By Electric Telegraph,
From Our Special, Correspondent
A SjVIART ARREST
Ohristohurch, Feb. 22
A smart arrest was effected at Lyt telton yesterday morning by Sergeant Glarkson and Actingdeteotive Oarney. Advice had been received that on Saturday a room had been entered in tbe Masonic Hotel at Wellington, and certain jewellery stolen, a description of the man supposed to have taken tbe articles being also received. Watching the gangway yesterday rnqming upon arrival of the Maori, the two officials saw a man who tallied with the description given walking ashore with other passengers from the steerage quarters. They accosted him asking if he knew anything of the j robbery at Wellington. The man affected innocence, but failed to satisfy tbe police, who took him across tbe railway yards to the waiting room, watching him carefully tbe while in case he should attempt to rid himself of any articles on the way. While Acting Detective Oarney was carrying out a search, Bergeant Clarkson noticed tbe man drop a ring out of his pocket down the leg of his trousers. When asked how the ring came into his possession be replied that it belonged to his wife. The police, however, dii not believe him, and announced their intention of de tainins him, pending enquiries. Realising that it was useless to try and "fool" the police further, he dropped his affection of innocence, and confessed; that while under the influence of liquor at Wellington he wandered into an hotel, the name of wbich he could not remember, and 1 took tbe ring and also a brooch The latter, he said, he gave to. a woman leaving Wellington on Saturday evening. Subsequent enquiries showed that the man is a resident of Christchurch, having recently gone to the northern city on a holiday.
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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3408, 23 February 1915
TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3408, 23 February 1915
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