peterman

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peterman

(ˈpiːtəmən)
n, pl -men
slang a burglar skilled in safe-breaking
[C19: from peter3]
Translations

peterman

n pl <-men> (sl)Schränker m (sl), → Panzerknacker m (inf)
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IT was around 18 months ago that I first told you about petermen (or safe-blowers) operating in the North East in the 1950s.
Two safes were blown at a city furnishing store, yielding pounds 500 to the petermen, and a further two safes at a multiple store yielded more than pounds 2,000.
But not everything had fallen into place for the petermen, however.
Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective Tony Petermen at 682-5187.