He is the Jackal or the thieving criminal, incapable of a master stroke.

Crookwell Gazette, 23 February 1927

Petty criminals made up the largest group of felons and committed a diverse array of crimes, ranging from stealing to using offensive language. Few people crossed the path of a crime boss but many would have met a petty criminal. They were the reason people bought home insurance, avoided dark alleys and balked at offers that seemed too good to be true. Small-time crooks were constantly on the lookout for new opportunities and targets, and their activities kept police busy.

 
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  • Dual mugshot in black and white; man seated and then man standing, with hat on.

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