RIFLE GANG’ SEIZED IN POLICE AMBUSH
The New York Times, June 14, 1936
July 23, 1935
Suspects in 400 Hold-Ups Are Captured After They Shoot Way Out of Earlier Trap.
An anxious mother’s fear that her child at play was imperiled by a man practicing rifle fire from a window resulted early yesterday in a spectacular gun battle in the streets of Jamaica, Queens, in the arrest of five suspects and, the police announced, in the disruption of the notorious and elusive “rifle gang,” to which about 400 store hold-ups in eight months were attributed.
New York Times Coverage
7 HELD AS FENCES OF RIFLE GANG LOOT
Merchants Are Questioned in Effort to Trace Booty of 400 Robberies.
Five Prisoners, Accused of Assault, Burglary and Grand Larceny, to Plead Today.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Coverage
REPORTER WINS PRIVILEGE TEST
Court Backs Eagle Man Refusing To Testify At Rifle Gang Trial
RIFLE GANG TRIAL NEAR COMPLETION
State Rests Case; Judge Upholds Reporter in Refusal to Give News Source.
BY THE WAY
Detective Captain Henry Flattery recently shared in a citation for “excellent police duty,” in connection with the arrest of the Rifle Gang of bandits who received long terms in Sing Sing.