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Jamaica Plain Bank Teller Tells Robber "No"

A woman who had robbed a Citizens Bank in Dorchester earlier Friday was rebuffed by a teller when she tried to knock over Mt. Washington Bank in JP.

A woman with a penchant for costume changes tried — and failed — to add a JP bank to her list of robberies on Friday.

According to WCVB, a woman who had robbed a Citizens Bank in Dorchester earlier in the day came in to on Centre and demanded money. The teller told her "no" and she left without incident.

For a photo of the suspect sporting a black fedora in her robbery of a Sovereign Bank on Gallivan Boulevard, visit WCVB's Web site. If you have information on her, authorities ask you to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation Bank Robbery Task Force at 617-742-5533.

William Dawes May 05, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Another incident where a citizen did the exact opposite of the Boston Police recommend - and another positive outcome. Why do the Boston Police recommend that people "co-operate, do not resist, do not challenge" when confronted by a criminal? Why is Immediate Victim Submission their policy for the citizenry? Why can't they allow people the dignity, the empowerment, and the "choice" to refuse if they want to take the risk to themselves? Isn't this the Pro-Choice position in this matter? When citizens are told to immediately submit and offer no resistance to crime, crime flourishes. When citizens resist and/or band together as they did here and in the swarming of the cell-phone thief in the Forest Hills Station, the community is strengthened and the rule of law is preserved. I for one and tired of the government telling us "Just let us handle everything. Don't be self-reliant. Just submit." Submission is a learned response, which The State encourages, because it allows government to grow and consolidate more power. As we are approaching living in a police state and living under more totalitarian laws constantly, submission is not a healthy practice for the people.
Peter C. May 05, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Oh please, get a life. You are always free to choose what to do and what not to do. If you are eighty five years old and being mugged, it stands to reason you might not want to get killed. If you are a healthy thirty-something, then you have more options. You are letting people tell you what to do and then blaming them for your own lack of initiative. And from there, we are hearing about your living in a police state? Really.
William Brokhof May 06, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Peter C, why such a mean rebuff of Dawes? He just expressed an opinion (rather eloquently). "Get a life" is not necessary. I agree with Dawes. I took his comments as more of a pep talk really. Go easy on your neighbors. They're on your side.
Karen May 06, 2012 at 06:26 PM
PeterC. I'm with you. It's advice. Just be yourself and make your own decisions. Go to eastern euope and China and see totalitarian states. Stop judging and take care of yourself.

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