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Lottery thief nabbed

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A 41-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts man is facing armed robbery charges after he was nabbed walking away from a Bridge Street convenience store he had just robbed at knifepoint, police said.

Michael J. Silva, no known address, was arrested about 4 p.m. on Albion Street, where officer Stephen Morrill chased him after spotting him on West Fifth Street, police said.

Morrill was on his way to a reported armed robbery at Store 24, 494 Bridge St., when he spotted Silva carrying something blue and saw several people pointing at him.

The blue item turned out to be a lottery machine from the store, police said.

Silva held the store up by walking in, going behind the counter, and lifting a pair of large knives above his head while saying something incoherent, police said.

The clerk ran from the store and called police.

Lowell Sun

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2 comments. Last comment 13 years ago by dvdiva.
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CrazyinGa1209's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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December 4, 2004
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Posted: January 25, 2005, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

 Have mercy on this crazy person. There are better things to do.

    dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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    September 17, 2003
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    Posted: January 25, 2005, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

    Crazy people with knives don't belong on the street.