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Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

Sunday, March 1, 1964

An armed bandit took $405 at gun point from Cleveland, Ohio, tavern owner, Edward W. Kawitt. As the thug fled, Kawitt grabbed a cal. .38 pistol and fired a shot at him. Minutes later the robber was found dead behind the store, the loot clutched in one hand and the gun in the other.

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