Five big policemen go through window

Here’s a short article from the May 19 1938 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a man who was arrested for bookmaking:

Because the article listed the arrestee’s address, I looked him up in the Toronto city directories. The 1938 directory lists Albert Atkinson as a machinist at Canadian Acme Screw and Gear and living at 333 Westmoreland Avenue. The arrest doesn’t seem to have affected his life noticeably, as the 1940 directory has the same listing for him.

Subsequent directories list him as a machinist without listing his employer, with no listed occupation, and then as a carpenter. He remained at 333 Westmoreland, and the last year in which he appears in the Toronto city directory is 1956.

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