Needle Robber Bagged

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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - (11/21/05) -- A drug-addled suspect was arrestedlast week and charged with robbing a Digital FCU member at thecredit union ATM by threatening her with a hypodermic needle heclaimed was infected with the AIDs virus. Police said MathewBraley, 21, robbed the credit union member of an estimated $160 tohelp him support a heroin habit. Braley was captured after he fledthe credit union parking lot, unsuccessfully tried to carjack apassing motorist, then hailed a cab. Braley first triedunsuccessfully to cash a stolen check at the credit union, thenwalked outside and accosted the member, who had just made a depositat the ATM, according to police. The member was forced atneedle-point to her car and forced to give him the cash, but notbefore she was able to kick him several times.

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