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OUTRAGE IN BERLIN.

ATTEMPTED DAYLIGHT MURDER. An.impudent attempt at murder and robbery was made one 'afternoon that is to say, In nearly broad daylight, In the Pots-lian-erstrasse, one of the busiest streets In Berlin. Three well-dressed men entered a jeweller's shop kept by a woman named Rlchter, and after they had enticed her from behind the counter, ope of them seized her by the throat and attempted to throttle, her, qt the same time, drawing from his pocket a noose, with which more efreptuoiiy to fulfil his purpose. Luckily for her, Frau Rlchter had the presence of mind to defend herself. She made a hard struggle fpr It, and simultaneously shrieked "Murder!" for nil she was woith. This alarmed the trio, and they made off. Frau Rlchter again ~~showed that she 1§ a woman of mettle, for she. staggered to her feet and grasped the coat tails of one of the bandits just ns he was disappearing through the door. The thoroughfare wna crowded, but passers-by regarded this struggle with nervous curiosity till a policeman came up and arrested the man, whom the crowd, when he was no longer able to defend himself, assailed with sticks and umbrellas. One artisan, indeed, struck him on the head with n saw, inflicting a wound which, no doubt, he richly deserved. Meanwhile, a painter's assistant, who had seen the naen emerge from the shop, hunted down the tjecond ot the band, and handed him over to the police. The? third was ar-' rested nt hbj home, as was also a minor accomplice. Who was waiting In an adjacent entry with bag's in which to stow the booty as soon as the. -yomatj had been done to death.

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OUTRAGE IN BERLIN. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 68, 20 March 1909

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