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May 31, 1973 - Image 14

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gage Fourteen


MIAMI (UPI) - He's'
flesh, and for openers R
tells about the case of the
expert with a guided mis
"When I drove up to the
and saw that missile in t
it was going to be a w
drews said.
"AND WHEN I started;
the diamond brooch andI
lost and she starts throw
ches at me, I figured th
be one for my scrapbook
It was, even though i
only a week to recover 1
$25,000 brooch and save1
surance company a fat c
Andrews is an insura
35-year-old super-sleutth
dozen years has recovere
lion worth of stolen jewel
objects of art.
"IT'S AN exciting and
Andrews said, "but it's
glamorous or dangerous"
the television series "Ba
"I've never been shot
a guy tried to do a num
with a lead pipe. I was luc

insurance adjuster's i
BROWN The items Andrews has recovered in- UNLIKE TV's "Banacek," Andrews
'Banacek" in the clude a $1 million collection of antique says he's not rich. The largest fee he has
ichard Andrews silver and bronze art objects taken in collected was $12,500 for recovering the
old lady karate California from aluminum magnate Leo $600,000 jade collection stolen from the
sile in her front Harvey, the $100,000 Brasher dubloon Norton Art Gallery in November of 1965.
stolen from a library at Yale University, But Andrews said he will "make a bun-
woman's house $600,000 worth of Chinese jade heisted dIe" on the $1 million worth of Russian
he yard, I knew from the Norton Art Gallery in West antique silver and bronze art objects he
eird case," An- Palm Beach, and nearly $2 million worth recovered last May from the 1970 heist
of antique silverware stolen from Miami's from millionaire Harvey.
asking her about Viscaya Museum. Andrews said the recovery of the $25,-

Thursday, May 31, 19
vild life
members of a religious sect and had fr
quent house guests.
"The neighbor gave me a list of hous
guests during the time of the robbery an
I traced several of them to a houseboa
in North Miami," Andrews said.
"I WENT to the houseboat, got invite
in, and there on the wall was the painting
stolen from Mrs. Smith. I managed t
photograph the painting and left."
Ms. Smith identified the painting
hers. Andrews got a search warrant an
along with Smith, two FBI agents and
policemen, returned to the houseboat. An-
drews questioned the couple and they sai
the painting belonged to a go-go dance
who was staying with them.
"They told us the dancer was asleep i
the bedroom, so we asked them to awak
en her," Andrews said. "A few minute
later, this dancer came out wearing on
of Mrs. Smith's nightgowns. Mrs. Smitl
went wild and started throwing karat
chops and kicks at the woman.
"IT TOOK four of us to pull that of
woman off the dancer," Andrews laughed
"When we got them separated, we searc
ed the place and found the diamon
brooch in the dresser."

painting she had
ving karate pun-
is was going to
t took Andrews
the painting and
the woman's i-
nce adjustor, a
who in the last
d nearly $6 mil-
ry, paintings and
interesting life,"
not nearly as
as portrayed on
at, but one time
ber on my head
ky and ducked."

"When I drove up to the woman's house and saw
that missile in the yard, I knew it was going to be a
weird c a s e. And when I started a s k i n g about the
diamond brooch .. .she started throwing karate punches
at me."

HOW DOES a super-sleuth operate?
"While the police detectives are work-
ing dozens of cases at a time and don't
have money for informants, I can devote
all my time and a lot more informant
money to one case.
"And," the mustachioed, mod-dressing
adjustor added, "I have the advantage of
being able to put up substantial reward
money to effect a recovery."

000 diamond brooch from the 70-year-old
woman was one of his most bizarre cases.
"THE WOMAN'S late husband was
president of a company that built missiles,
and during the Cuban missile crisis in
1962, she made him install this missile in
their front yard to scare off Cuban planes
that might try to bomb her house."
Andrews said he noticed an opening in
the fence between Mrs. Smith's house and
the adjoining estate whose residents were

Man said
to hit
wife with
buzz saw
- A Bakersfield man has been
arrested after allegedly threat-
ening to saw off his ex-wife's
head with a power saw.
The saw malfunctioned, -,wit-
nesses told police Tuesday, so
he beaned her on the head with
Carl Myers, 51, was charged
with assault with a deadly weap-
on after his arest at the Red
Rooster tavern owned by h i s
ex-wife, Gloria Wais, 38. He
was freed on $2,000 bond.
Authorities said Myers left
the bar after an argument, re-
turned with an electric saw, plug-
ged it in and tried to start it,
threatening to saw off his wife's
head. When it failed to work,
witnesses said, he struck t h e
woman with the saw and then
tried to get it started again.
PALERMO, Sicily fUPI) - For
two years, 4-year-old Graziella
Bonanno suffered from a runny
nose her parents blamed on a
cold or an allergy. When they
finally toak the child to a clinic,
doctors said Graziella had a
screw in her nose, apparently
breathed in at her father's repair
- a
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