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August 21, 1994 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The circles beneath the eyes of Police Chief Jerzy Stanczyk are dark and heavy, the battle wounds of a hellish few weeks. Stanczyk is struggling for control of Warsaw, his underworld adversaries taunting him like a caged animal. For more than a month, a gang of thugs, many with lengthy criminal records and alleged ties to organized crime, have terrorized restaurant and store owners in Old Town, the capital's historic center and the cobblestoned home to its most popular eateries and galleries.
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August 21, 1994 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The circles beneath the eyes of Police Chief Jerzy Stanczyk are dark and heavy, the battle wounds of a hellish few weeks. Stanczyk is struggling for control of Warsaw, his underworld adversaries taunting him like a caged animal. For more than a month, a gang of thugs, many with lengthy criminal records and alleged ties to organized crime, have terrorized restaurant and store owners in Old Town, the capital's historic center and the cobblestoned home to its most popular eateries and galleries.
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