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Tribune, Oakland, CA

Saturday, December 1, 1962

Plagued with burglaries of his Oakland, Calif., market, one-armed Will Joseph had been sleeping in a loft at the rear of the store. He was awakened by the sound of 2 prowlers who had broken into the store through a rear window. Joseph fired one shot from a 12-ga. shotgun, hitting one burglar. The other fled, but was later arrested by police.

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