Arrested While Attempting to Pick Racing Fans Pocket, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Arrested While Attempting To Pick Racing Fans Pocket BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 25. — Louis Solovay, alias Louis King, 47 years old, of San Francisco, Calif., alleged to be a notorious confidence operator and thief, was arrested yesterday by special agents of Pinkertons New York -Racing Service at Belmont Park, while attempting to pick the pocket of a racing patron. According to Jerry OGrady, in charge of all Pinkerton operations on the New York race tracks, Solovays criminal record dates back to 1925 and reflects arrests in San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, and Las Vegas, on charges including robbery, larceny, burglary, counterfeiting and confidence games. OGrady state Solovay was under observation by special agents John Logan and Pete Stickle of the Pinkertons, after they observed him acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the cashiers windows. He was nabbed with his hand in the pocket of the intended victim. Solovay at first protested his innocence and claimed he had no criminal record, but later admitted to 24 previous arrests. Arraigned today on the charge of jostling before Judge George McCarrow in First District Court, Mineole, he was held in 00 bail for appearance May 27.

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