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Mrs. L. Soubbotina, a teacher of English, residing at 120-C Bluff, while passing North & Rae’s Store yesterday at noon was attacked by a Japanese labourer K. Suzuki, who endeavored to snatch her purse and make away with it. Due to Mrs. Soubbotina’s quick presence of mind however, the attempted robbery was a failure.

In the dash for the purse, Suzuki did not correctly gauge the strength of the leather handle of the purse, nor the hardness of the ground to which he was to be quickly precipitated.

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