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Friday, September 8, 2006

Armed robberies raise concerns in Needham

NEEDHAM

A recent rash of armed robberies in Needham has prompted police to warn residents not to walk alone at night and to be aware of their surroundings.

A woman was robbed on Wednesday on Pine Grove Street by three males, one of whom appeared to have a gun.

There were two similar robberies at the end of July, the Globe reports today. On July 25, a female was robbed on Highland Avenue by a man with a handgun. Two days later, a male reported that he was robbed by two men at gunpoint. It is not clear whether the robberies were related.

"I tell people, if you've got to walk outside at night, don't go alone -- and stay in a well-lit area," said Needham Police sergeant Chris Baker.

-- Erica Tochin

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