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Call it the high-noon heist on Court Street.

The bank job began when the thief entered the branch, near First Place, shortly before noon on May 17, police said. Posing as a customer, he wandered up to a teller and asked to cash a check.

When she asked if he had an account, he answered truthfully. But he did have a gun, which promptly compelled the teller to fill a bag with $100s, $50s and $20s — $1,800 in all, cops said.

The teller followed the thief’s demand to not trip the alarm, but at least $200 of the cash was marked, allowing police to track the robber’s spending. The man — described as a white Hispanic man in a red shirt, black hat and blue jeans — bolted from the store with the cash, but investigators are following his movements.

Gameboy heist

Police arrested a teenage girl who they said was part of a gang of youngsters who stole a Gameboy and roughed up two younger boys on May 22.

The two victims, ages 10 and 14, where walking near the corner of Second and Henry streets around 3:30 pm when the gang of older teens rushed them. Someone showed off the handle of a knife and another attacker snatched the portable game console.

But when police arrived, they could only catch up with one 16-year-old suspect. Officer Alexander Bakalis arrested the girl on robbery charges.

Masked attack

A trio of masked men wielding a hammer jumped and brutally beat man coming home early on May 24, police said.

The three thugs pulled out the tool around 2:30 pm, as the 20-year-old victim neared the corner of Henry and Lorraine streets. One thug hit the victim in the head several times and snatched the man’s keys.

The victim said he has seen one of the men — a white Hispanic man, dressed in a red hat, red shirt and braids — around the neighborhood. The other two covered their faces entirely.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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