Crime: To Catch a Cop

For five years, the New Orleans Police Department had been deviled by an exceptionally skillful gang of thieves. Their scores totaled a spectacular $500,000 in cash and $1,400,000 in jewels. Their methods were dazzling. In 1966, for example, two members of the gang, masquerading as the crew of an armored car, wheeled up to Schwegmann Bros. Grant supermarket, picked up $186,000 in cash, gave the manager a receipt and disappeared. Eight days later, burglars chopped through the roof of the Coleman E. Adler & Sons jewelry firm and dropped into the store to spend hours burning open the main...

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