Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
ASSAULT AND ROBBERY
JEWELLER'S ASSISTANT ATTACKED
The Jewellery shop of Mr. John Milne in Brunswick Street, Valley, which was burgled last Saturday afternoon, was the scene of an assault and robbery on Thursday.
According to the story supplied by the police a man came into the shop and asked to see a gold watch. The assistant, who was looking after the
shop by himself, found a watch for him, and allowed him to examine it. The man turned It over and over, and at last expressed himself satisfied with It. He then asked, for a gold chain, and while the assistant had his back turned the man dealt him a heavy blow on the head. He then struck him on the body and rendered him unconscious. Then hastily gathering up the chain, he decamped with it and the gold watch.
Some few minutes later a woman entered the shop and found the assistant still lying senseless on the floor. She hastily summoned the police.
The ambulance brigade arrived later and attended to the unfortunate man.
Source: The Telegraph - 17th April 1926