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January 25, 1917

Mail Carrier Beaten by Thieves When Hook Snatches Letter Bag

New York — Alfred Lorenzo, a Yonkers mail carrier, notified the police that a pouch filled with registered matter had been saved from two thieves by the projecting hook on the mail car of an express train used to take mail bags on the fly, which grabbed it from his hands as the train flew past at forty-five miles an hour.

Lorenzo was at the depot putting the pouch in position on a small crane for the train to take it. Two thieves beat the mail carrier on the head. He held the pouch tightly far above his head. Presently the truth came along, saved the situation and the robbers fled.

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