Man reports he was robbed at knifepoint after using ATM in downtown Northampton

By MICHAEL MAJCHROWICZ

@mjmajchrowicz

Published: 11-30-2016 11:42 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Police are searching for a man they say robbed another man at knifepoint downtown Tuesday evening.

A 33-year-old man told authorities a Hispanic male, who appeared to be in his late 20s, approached the victim around 10:30 p.m. while at the Bank of America ATM on Main Street and struck up a conversation, police said.

After the two men spoke briefly, the 33-year-old man left on his bike, heading South on Main Street. A shortwhile later, the man cut off the victim by pulling his car in front of him and exiting the vehicle, said Northampton Detective Sgt. Victor Caputo. That’s when the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded cash.

The man who reported the incident to police described the car as white with a damaged passenger-side headlight.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed sum of cash, returned to his vehicle and took off down Main Street, Caputo said. Police did not immediately disclose the kind of knife that was purportedly used in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect should contact the Northampton Police Department at 413-587-1105.

Michael Majchrowicz can be reached at mmajchrowicz@gazettenet.com.

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