CRIME: $500,000 to $10,000

Gulping mail clerks at Southampton, England, last month reported a "$500,000 mail robbery" from sacks ferried abroad in the Leviathan. The ship was detained at Southampton during a long investigation. Not until last week did she get back to Manhattan. By that time the Leviathan robbery had shriveled to some $10,000 worth of valuables actually removed from some 1,300 registered letters. The thieving had apparently been done after the Leviathan docked at Southampton. Suspicion attached to a British member of the crew.


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