Teller Pistol Whipped ByRobber

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SAUGUS, Mass. - (01/02/06) A teller at Saugus FCU was pistolwhipped and hit in the face by a robber after she hesitated to givehim money he was demanding. The teller was hospitalized afterwardand received two stitches, as was another teller who suffered shockand an asthma attack after witnessing the robbery. According topolice, the robber entered the branch waving the gun and demandingmoney, which he eventually placed into a Christmas shopping bag.CEO John Smolinsky told local media it was the first robbery in the21 years he has been with SFCU.

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