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Tuesday September 12, 2000

Daily Planet Staff 


The University and State Employees Credit Union at 1995 University Avenue was robbed at around 4:40 p.m. Sept. 6. An unarmed man wearing yellow dishwashing gloves vaulted over the bank counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from an open cash drawer. 

Lopes said the man walked in and shoved his way through a line before jumping over the counter and grabbing the money from a teller’s drawer that was open as she made a transaction  

“It probably scared her because the guy was pretty big,” he said. 

The suspect is described as a black male, 45-50-years old, 5 feet 11 inches, 210-220 pounds with a muscular build. Lopes said the man was clean shaven wearing plastic wrap-around glasses and a black T-shirt, black pants and the yellow rubber gloves. 

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Detectives are investigating an armed robbery on the 2400 block of Dwight Way where two masked men barged into an apartment and held the female inhabitant face down with a sawed-off shotgun to her head while they ransacked the house. 

Lopes said two late teen-to early 20’s-aged men knocked on the woman’s door around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 6. Lopes said the woman opened it, thinking it was her male roommates, and when she did the men forced their way in and held her at gunpoint. 

Lopes said one of the men, described as a young white or Hispanic male, 5 feet 8 inches, heavy set with black, closely shaven hair, wearing a black ski mask, held the woman down with the double-barreled sawed-off shotgun to her neck while the other rummaged through the apartment yelling “where’s the money?” 

The second suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches with dirty blond hair cut in a fade, wearing a handkerchief over his mouth and brandishing a handgun. 

Lopes said the two didn’t take anything and he thought the robbers had the wrong place. 

Lopes said that detectives are investigating several robberies in that area.