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« (;{' t T F -UROMR. UOKL.A-VD. ft-t-h 1.1 ErtiPfic Variev, n grocer at D mioion road, had a seosatiooal en

counter with two burglars at mid < night. Varley, who bad been sleep ing on the shop premises since & previous attempt at burglary, armed with a revolver, beard tbe till opened in en adjoining shop Shortly after be heard a key inserted in tbe lock of bis front door, which ba>l been also fas- I tened with a bolt. Varley slipped out ' of bed and released tbe bolt. Two ' men pmered. Varley stepped back . into a corner behind tbe door, and, in > dotig °n, knocktd down pome tins of i jam. ImrriPtiifliely be covered the i burs iii s with his evo'ver, ordering them to pun up their bands. He states that one of tbe burglars drew a revolver, wberpupon he (Varley) fired, shooting fbe man through the arm. both burglars bolted, Varley following them across a vacant section. Hβ captured the wounded man. whom he then escorted to tbe police where be placed him under arrest. Tbe second burglar escaped The name of tbe prisoner ia Eric Street, aged 18. He is a well built I man, 6ft high.

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AN AUCKLAND SENSATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3405, 12 March 1915

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AN AUCKLAND SENSATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3405, 12 March 1915

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