Three of the five gunmen who held up C. H. Wiggin 2G.B. and A. F. Head 1G.B. on Oxford Street last Saturday night have been caught and are now being held until they are positively identified by the students as their assailants. They are believed by the police to be part of a gang of bandits that are responsible for many recent daring robberies in this vicinity. Three others are now in custody and are being held for the murder of a policeman Sunday in Hyde Park, and also for holding up the Mt. Auburn Garage. They were traced because the revolver, which had belonged to the policeman, was found in their possession. For a while they were thought to be connected with the Oxford Street robbery but with the capture of the three admitted highwaymen the charge was withdrawn.
One of the four boys who stole a car on Memorial Drive last Saturday night claimed to be a University student and it seemed as if one University student had helped to hold up two others; but it was not so for he is not a University student and he did not participate in this hold up as the police formerly believed. He did use the name of a University man however, when charged with the crime.
Yesterday, also, W. F. Jullian was sent to the Industrial Reformatory for a year for stealing last Saturday night the car of a student living in Hollis Hall.
The police believe that with the round-up of these gangs of crooks which have been working in and around Cambridge for the past few months, the wave of crime which has resulted in the theft of large numbers of automobiles and several large robberies is at an end.