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Police Seek Knife Wielding Robber

A man robbed an employee at a downtown business at knifepoint over the weekend.

A man held up an employee of a downtown drycleaners over the weekend, and police continue hunting for a suspect.

The robbery occurred at Golden Star Cleaners at 81 Maple Street at 1:16 p.m. on Saturday, when a man wielding a shiny knife walked into the business and threatened the employee.

“I don’t want to hurt you, just give me the money,” the robber allegedly told the employee.

The man made off with less than $200. He was seen fleeing up Lummis Avenue, which is next to the drycleaner.

The robber was wearing a dark winter hat, long dark jacket, sunglasses, a scarf, dark running pants and dark sneakers, said Danvers police Sgt. Robert Bettencourt, a police spokesman.

It was not clear how older the man was and it was believed that he was white. He was also tall, possibly 6 feet or taller.

Police canvassed the area and did not locate the robber. But they did speak to several people who saw the man, who they said seemed a bit overdressed for the weather. Although it got down below freezing on Saturday morning, the man’s dress still caught their eye on Saturday afternoon when the temperatures were warmer.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Danvers police at 978-774-1212.

Suzy October 16, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Hi, I enjoy reading DanversPatch from time to time, and I understand there are deals and deadlines. However, I don't have much patience for simple, grammatical errors, from a writer. If I may suggest, after writing a rough draft, it may be advantageous to spell check your work! For instance, two of the simple words "shinny knife", which we all know meant shiny. Actually sharp would have been a more suitable word.. Also, the other word was "I don't want to HUT you." Almost sounds like Jaba the Hut is going to come out and trample whomever is not turning the money over!
David Ouellette October 16, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Typos: P3 hut > hurt
Sean October 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I agree with Suzy...... I will add that it would be hard to take her advice when she used far too many commas that were used improperly. (Example- "However, I don't have much patience for simple, grammatical errors, from a writer." NEITHER comma is needed.) Also, Jabba the Hutt has 2 Ts, not 1. It would have worked if you referenced SPACEBALLS and said "Pizza the Hut." Lastly, "sharp knife would not be more suitable. The person who saw the knife can describe it as shiny, but, can't say it is sharp unless they see it actually cut something. The blade may have been dull. :)
Steve Douglass October 16, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Pretty funny! It was actually Pizza the Hutt in Spaceballs along with Dark Helmet & Princess Vespa; lol! Spell Check wouldn't have picked up shinny or hut. I am pretty sure it should also be "whoever" vs. "whomever". I think they should start a new Patch blog of the funniest movies and lines. Enough already of the Brown vs. Granny stuff. May the Schwartz be with you!
Paws for Praise October 17, 2012 at 02:58 AM
When criticizing someone's work, it's often much more effective and helpful to do it via email, so as not to embarrass the writer;-)
Rick Bettencourt October 17, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Perhaps the author was more concerned with expediting the publication of the story to assist the authorities in tracking this individual; and NOT so concerned with it's gramatical content. Oh, and as far as Shiny / Sharp, let's assume that MOST knives are sharp, OK? But, not all knives are shiny. Had this knive been colored flat black or a brushed gun metal, and the attendent made no mention of it's color or reflectiveness, it could be easier for the assailant to dispute the accusation when stopped by the authorities. Since the attendent was careful to make that distinction of a "shiny knife" a police officer would have probable cause if they stopped a suspect matching the description and possessing a "shiny knife". Like my father always said, if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all!!!!
Suzy April 08, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Hello to my critics out here. Ok. I'm eating humble pie here, and I deeply apologize to the author, the members on the message board, and for anyone else that I may have hurt. To Sean, you're absolutely correct with saying I use too many commas! lol My son is taking composition this semester and grammar last semester. I've heard it over and over that I over-use commas! lol...
Suzy April 08, 2013 at 12:30 AM
One more thing: omg this was SO long ago, but nevertheless I wanted to ask, just in case: It's been about 6 months since this story came out. Does anyone know if the robber was caught??

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