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A FRENCH "RAFFLES."

A max named Emile Orietz, who is suspected of playing the part of a French "Raffles," eluded the police at Fontainebleau as he was on the point of being arrested. The suspect, accompanied by a young woman, arrived at Fontainebleau about three months ago, and rented a villa on the borders of the forest. The man spent money lavishly. At, a fancy dress ball last week he treated all the guests to champagne, and for a drive of a few hundred yards he paid the cabman 20f. Orietz was in the habit of disappearing from his accustomed haunts periodically, and his wild extravagance caused police attention to be directed to him. The police made inquiries, and found that about five years ago Orietz was a workman who had nothing beyond what he earned. He is now believed "to/be implicated in a series of robberies which were carried out in the neighbourhood of Paris. 'The gendarmes entered by a front door recently, in search of Orietz, but the latter, who had seen them coming, made his escape by a.back window. He disappeared in the direction of the forest. The gendarmes followed, but did not succeed in overtaking their man. .

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A FRENCH "RAFFLES." New Zealand Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 13757, 23 May 1908, Supplement

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