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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Bandits sought in precision job TORONTO (CP) Police p.-csscd a province-wide search loday for five men who partici- pated commando type pre- cision and speed in Toronto's largest cash robbery in his- Two armed men stood guard, two grabbed the money and the fifth wailed outside in a car. The whole operation took sec- onds. The to be from the money, destined for four major pay- rolls, shortly before 2 p.m. fiora the Union Station branch at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce on downtown Front Street. One bandit who spoke during the vobbcry told people In Trench accent to stand still. A senior police official com- mented that "with all those guns, they didn't have to be told much more." Tlie getaway car, stolen ear- lier in the day in Toronto, was found in mid-altcrnoon by po- lice abandoned on John Street, about three streets away. Police speculated the bandits had escaped in another car on the nearby Gardiner Ex- pressway which could hurtle them out of the city at 55 miles an hour. It was Metropolitan Toronto GOth bank robbery of the year. ll'ELL PREPARED Police described it as a Mon- treal-type operation, with group of men striking a carc- target with a high degree of precision. Police said the four, wearing wigs and Halloween masks cov- ered with silk stockings, also wore long trench coats and gloves. The bandits were so quick lhat customers in Hie bank in the station basement concourse were unaware anything was happening until one robber, armed with a maclune-gun, stepped forward ond ordered everyone to freeze. Two other men confronted Ihe bank staff with pins while the fourth announced it was a holdup and ordered tlie half dozen customers to lie on the door. Two men jumped over the counter and started removing bundles of money Irom llic vault. They worked rapidly stuffing larger denonu'nalior bills into a black satchel, and left within seconds. One man who appeared to be the leader, kept his eye on his watch suddenly announced: "OK, that's it-let's VAULT JUST OPENED The vault had just been opened when the bandits walked indication, police said, of careful planning. Be- cause of their haste, the rob- bers left on Ihe [loor in front of the vault, more money inside and other large sums in the tellers' cages. -Thundny, Oclobir 19, 1972 TH( lETHBRIDOl HERAID 27 PARTING SAIUTE Premier Aziz Sidky of Egypt walks honor guard as he receives rakMe prior to departing by plane from Moscow. Walking with him is Sov- iet Premier Alexci Kosygin. Sidky left the Soviet Union after only seven hours of dis- cussion Kremlin leaders. Police project to be extended Onl. (CP) A project to involve police offi- cers witli the "grass roots of society" being implemented now in North Vancouver will be extended across the country, Solicitor-General Jean-Piere Cover said Wednesday. The project, which requires HCMP officers to develop closer human relationships within specific areas of the -iHinily, has proven suc- ,'ul, Mr. Goyer said In a speech to the opening session o[ a three day Police-Community Relations Institute in this com. munily just southeast of Lon- don. Mr. Goyer was unable to at- tend the opening session and liis speech was read to the 120 delegates by Charles Turner, who is seeking re-election as a Liberal in London East in the Oct. 30 federal election. In the speech, Mr. Goyer said the crime rale in the North Vancouver area has decreased considerably, but no figures were given. EMPHASIZED NEED Mr. Goycr's speech empha- sized Ihe need for community support for police if policemen are to successfully maintain peace. "I am not suggesting that the police become a welfare agency. However, I do believe Ihe role of the police to be the prevention oC crime as well as law enforcement." Mr. Goyer said lhat some segments of society consider the role of the police to be 'crook catching" while other consider it to be keeping civic peace or "conflict manage- ment." Until the conflicting attitudes ire resolved, there will con- inue to be tension and prob- .cms in relations with the com- munity and in administering justice, the solicitor general said. The conference, sponsored by .he Canadian Council of Chris- .ians and Jews, is attended by RCMP, Ontario Provincial Po- lice and municipal police offi- cers and citizens from about 15 Ontario centres. Games bid projects outlined _MEDICINK HAT icinc Hat's bid for Uic 1975 Can adn Games may include plans to improve the Cypress ski run and build a spccd-skal- inft oval, an arena in Flcdcliff anollicr at (he Stampede Planes resume search ANCHOHAGE, Alaska (AP) Feeling for some electronic pulse of life, an armada o! planes prepared to resume the search loday (or a piano miss- Ing tor three days with Hole Boggs, Democratic leader of the United States House of Rep- resentatives, and threa other persons aboard. Second recount in Sask. vole PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. (CP) A judicial recount of ballots in Iho Sept. 27 Ath- abasca provincial where 27 votes separated the leaders was ordered yester- day for Nov. 1. Don McMillan, acting chief electoral officer, said a hearing will be held under district court Judge J. H. Mahcr o( Humboldl, Sask. The recount will lie the sec- ond in the same riding since the June, 1971, provincial gen- eral election. It was requested by Robert Dalby, Nesv Democratic Party candidate who received votes in the byelecllon. TTio winner, Liberal Allan Guy, re- ceived There were CO re- jected ballots. MINISTER REPLACED VIENNA, Austria (Reuter) Romanian Foreign XDnister Cpmeliu Manescu, a symbol of hi; country's independent Cor- eign policy, is to be replaced by his deputy. News of the 55-year- old politician's surprise "re- lease" from the post he held for 11 years was reported from Bucharest Wednesday by the official Agerpres news agency. His successor mil be First Dep- uty George Macovescu, a diplo- mat-author. An air force spokesman said an electronic-equipped search craft had flown the suspected (light path of the plane "back and forth between Anchorage and Juncau" in an effort to pick up possible distress sig- nals. Meanwhile, three coast guard cutters plied rough seas In the Gulf of Alaska during the night. Dad weather continued to jumble the search schedule, but a coast guard spokesman In Juneau said II was "silly to give up hope when there arc so many areas left uncovered." The missing twin-engined Cessna-310 left Anchorage Mon- day on Uic last leg of a whirl- wind campaign tour by Boggg on behalf of Alaska's lone mem- ber of the House, Representa- tive Nick Begich, It has not been heard from since. Aboard It were Boggs, 58; Degich, 40; his aide, ItusseU Drown, 37, and the pilot, Don E. Jonz, 33, o[ Fairbanks. grounds, gnmre committee council. Capital costs for I he Labor bill said interim measure VICTORIA (CP) Labor Minister Bill King denied Wednesday that a hill to amend the British Columbia Mediation Commission Act gives him new powers, and said the bill is only an interim measure. Tiie legislation prepares for elimination o[ Ihe three-man mediation commission ond Mr. King said the it would give him had been vested in the commission anrl previously in the office of the minister of la- bor. "It's not power for one man, it's the minister and his desig- nated he said. "They're given under the legis- lation the same, power the me- diation commission lias under section 44 of the existing act. I've indicated that this whole I structure would come under re- view in Ihe ensuinc; months." The minister said he intends to hold public hearings througlv- oul U.C. to hear rcpresenlations on Inhnr law in the province. "We want input from people who have to live under the la- bor laws, and this bill is only an interim step." The Mould be split three ways he- lu'een the provincial, federal and mttnicipal governments. Medicine Hal and Rcdclift arc bning a-skeil to make, adrlitional expenditures to lower the total oullav. TJie estimated cost Jo Medi- cine Hal is The committee is considering asking the provincial govern- ment (o pay two-thirds of the cost of Ihe Cypress ski bill im- provement, but the (bird por- tion of the capital expenditure might have to be raised by the Canada names society, formed to st.-igc the games if Medicine Hal wins (he bid, Mr. MacDon- nld. said. The games committee will be tWcimininR its final budget Friday and will seek (inal ap- ___ powers in qucsUon in- rhitln powers to conduct in- quiries into a broad range of factors affecting industrial games prowil (mm the councils Medicine lint ami Hcdcliff. peace, and authority to enter work or business premises dur- ing working hours without a search warrant or other form of authority. Plants 'enorniou.'i' CALGARY (CP) The bill to the public would "enor- mous" if a program was car- ried out to eliminate air pollu- tion from gas processing planls, says Calgary scientist Jim Ilync. 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