CRIME: Robber's Den

Cabmen who motored Carl Rettich around Providence, R. I. thought he was a rich doctor or lawyer. He was a personable man—tall, robust, black-haired, elegantly dressed. Only his eyes, cold and unsmiling as a cat's, were discomforting. But most of downtown Providence thought him a "swell fellow." He had a fine seashore house on nearby Warwick Neck, a spacious Dutch Colonial mansion with weather-stained shingles and white columns only a field away from the estate of Rhode Island's rich U. S. Senator Peter Goelet Gerry. Also nearby was the swank yacht-going Warwick...

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