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Crime Wave Hits Busy Palestine, Gives U.S. Reporter Nostalgia

December 31, 1934
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Palestine, now in the throes of a boom, is also contending with a miniature crime wave. During the past month the Tel Aviv police have been informed of no less than three automobile thefts. And in Haifa local police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of £1,000.

Your correspondent, possessed of American roots, was reminded of his police reporting days by the latest turn of Palestinian events. To him as to several of his fellow ###tes, it was a true in######wth of Palestine.

The Haifa crime was especially intriguing; there was something particularly American about it. While £3,000 was being transferred from the Mount Carmel branch of the Anglo-Palestine Ltd. to the Haifa City branch, £1,000 mysteriously disappeared. Between departure and arrival one parcel containing the £1,000 vanished from the taxicab that served as the means of transportation.

All that remained to complete the feeling of nostalgia was for the Haifa dispatch to conclude “Local police, investigating ###

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