Crime: Something Unique

The latest in criminal technique comes from Naples, where the robbery of an eye hospital was neatly carried out with the aid of asphyxiating gas.

The entire staff was gathered into one room to witness a demonstration when one of the servants threw some fume-producing powder on the open fireplace and rushed out, locking the door after him. When the fumes had reduced the eye specialists to a state approximating to death, the robber appropriated all valuables.

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