202, Baronne Street, New Orleans
Robber Who Assaulted New Orleans Jeweler, In Attempt to Steal Diamonds Caught by the Police
New Orleans, La., Nov. 8.—An attempt to rob a jewelery store, of which Sol Rosenweisen is the proprietor, was made the latter part of last week. Mr. Rosenweisen's establishment is at 202 Baronne St. At 4:30 o'clock on that day, a man named Albert Baron, otherwise known as Long, 20 years old, assaulted Rosenweisen, and then proceeded to take charge of the establishment.
On entering the store, Baron remarked to the proprietor that he had about $300 to spend. The proprietor thereupon unwrapped five diamonds which Baron asked to see, and while doing so, Baron drew a black jack, and swung it at Rosenweisen's head. The latter ducked and warded off the blow with his left hand, at the same time snatching the diamonds, valued at $1,400, from Baron, who had started to escape with the property. The robber, being frightened, ran up Baronne St., but was caught by the officers before he could make his escape.
When captured, Baron admitted being wanted in New York for the theft of $1,000 from the New York Interborough Rapid Transit Co., where he had been employed at one time as a collector. The New York authorities were notified.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1923