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STEAL CANDY FOR LIQUOR.

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STEAL CANDY FOR LIQUOR.

The New York Times
December 23, 1922


Bandits Hold Up Truck Carrying $10,000 Load for New York.

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22.—Two bandits bound and gagged the driver of a motor truck containing Christmas candy valued at $10,000, which was being taken to New York early today, turned the machine toward Philadelphia, threw the helpless man on a vacant lot and escaped.  The hold-up took place on the Lincoln Highway, between Ryberry and Langhorne, Pa.  About half an hour later the driver, Edward Lynch, freed himself and staggered into a police station.  An alarm and a description of the truck were sent to all police districts.  One of the highwaymen was a negro.

Lynch told the police that, according to the way the men talked, they were looking for a truckload of liquor.  "'This truck is loaded with candy,' I told them," said Lynch.  "'You can tell me that,' said one of the bandits, 'I know you are hauling a load of liquor.'"



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