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Front page May 5, 1915: Auto bandit's trial hinges on a brown button

Among the local news on the day's front page:

"Claims button left by bandit is Ricignito's"

"A brown button may be the means of convicting Tony Ricignito, an alleged auto bandit, who is being tried before a jury and Justice Bissell in Criminal term of Supreme court on charges of robbery, first degree, and assault, second degree. It was introduced as evidence by Assistant District Attorney Bart Shanahan today.

"Ricignito is a tailor by trade. He claims that he had four brown buttons sewed on his coat exactly identical with the button which was found in the auto, which, it is alleged, Ricignito and the two other alleged bandits, Joseph Di Pasquale and Herert Levitz, used in committing several hold-ups."

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May 5 1915

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