Tips help Northampton police nab armed robbery suspect (MA)

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    Tips help Northampton police nab armed robbery suspect (MA)

    As reported in my local paper the Daily Hampshire Gazette...

    Tips help Northampton police nab armed robbery suspect
    By THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE
    Staff Writer

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    NORTHAMPTON - Police arrested the suspect in a Saturday armed robbery after tips from the community helped identify him....

    ...Police allege Zulch threatened a 19-year-old Northampton woman with a 3- to 4-inch serrated knife and demanded she withdraw money from the automated teller machine in the entryway of Thornes Marketplace about 2 p.m. Saturday. The woman gave him about $10, police said...

    "Putting the picture out in the media was a big reason why this case was solved, or a suspect was developed," he said.

    - JAMES F. LOWE

    Source - http://www.gazettenet.com/print/292996
    Initial news report - http://www.gazettenet.com/print/292849

    - Janq

    Note:
    Anyone who is even remotely familiar with Northampton knows that there is just one ATM at Thornes Market and it is located right inside the main entrance doors facing _Main Street (!)_.
    That street, sidewalk and door area is normally PACKED with people including very many tourists daily, especially at that hour on a weekend.

    Yet again anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

    I used to live in NoHo directly across the street from this site.
    On weekend my family very often walk along the sidewalk in front of Thornes and we enter & exit Thornes by that same door at that ATM which gets a tremendous amount of normal foot traffic.
    The floor space within the area where this occurred is roughly the size of an average homes guest bathroom in length & width.
    Very little space to fight with as related to a gun and there is typically no background within the space to fire without hitting an innocent.
    OC would work but plan on getting that all over yourself as well in such a tight space. Compliance in the immediate is an option, aside from choosing to go hands on toward a disarm....Which is rough work.
    Best bet would be making this into a slash & stab fight...H2H combat....As running away is a non item too because both sets of doors there are very heavy for most average people.
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