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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.

RIFLE GANG' SEIZED IN POLICE AMBUSH

Suspects in 400 Hold-Ups Are Captured After They Shoot Way Out of Earlier Trap.

New York Times Coverage

GIRL PHONES POLICE AS GANG ROBS BANK

Crouches Unnoticed in Booth and Calls Headquarters as Bandits Work.

7 HELD AS FENCES OF RIFLE GANG LOOT

Merchants Are Questioned in Effort to Trace Booty of 400 Robberies.

RIFLE GANG' INDICTED ON THREE CHARGES

Five Prisoners, Accused of Assault, Burglary and Grand Larceny, to Plead Today.

TO GET 'RIFLE GANG' DATA.

Queens Grand Jury to Meet Today to Study the Evidence.

7 SEIZED AS GUNMEN IN A GANG ARSENAL

Rifles, Grenades, TNT and Tear Gas Found in Raid on Mountain View Hide-Out.

REPORTERS DATA HELD PRIVILEGED BY COURT

Queens Judge Rules He Need Not Testify on Methods of Police in Robbery Case.

RIFLE GANG' CHIEF BRAGS OF CRIMES

Taunting of Police on ‘How Slick We Fooled You’ May Solve 400 Thefts.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Coverage

3 RIFLE TERRORISTS CONFESS AND GANG CLEANUP IS SPEEDED

Police find Arsenal in Auto When Captives Crack after All-Day Grilling–Hideouts of Others Are Disclosed.

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.