FILE NO. 113
by EMILE GABORIAU
In the Paris evening papers of Tuesday, February 28, 1866, under the
head of /Local Items/, the following announcement appeared:
"A daring robbery, committed against one of our most eminent
bankers, M. Andre Fauvel, caused great excitement this morning
throughout the neighborhood of Rue de Provence.
"The thieves, who were as skilful as they were bold, succeeded in
making an entrance to the bank, in forcing the lock of a safe that
has heretofore been considered impregnable, and in possessing
themselves of the enormous sum of three hundred and fifty thousand
francs in bank-notes.