News Worksheet 8B: Writing a Lead for a Crime Story — TEACHER'S EDITION

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The actual New York Times lead that matches this set of facts read as follows:


Two men armed with a pistol robbed a jewelry store in the heart of Manhattan's diamond district on Saturday, stealing gems and money after binding three employees and a customer, the authorities said.”


— Al Baker and Colin Moynihan, “Robbers Make Off With Gems and Cash in Diamond District,” The New York Times, March 14, 2010