1879 in organized crime

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July 22 - John Lynch, a member of the Pitt Street Gang, is arrested by police for stealing four ducks from Hester Street merchant Samuel Flock and tried at Essex Market Police Court. However, released due to lack of evidence, he was arrested the following afternoon by an officer of the Tenth Precinct after stealing four pails from the Eldridge Street store of an Abraham Bernstein. Pleading guilty, he was held at a $500 bail for trial.[6]

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  6. ^ "New-York". New York Times. 24 July 1879
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