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Quincy cashier thwarts attempted robbery;
police aid two overdosing incidents

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  February 4, 2011 11:22 AM

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Cashier thwarts attempted robbery
A cashier pulled the plug on an attempted robbery Thursday in an incident police believe may have been related to a robbery earlier that night in Boston.

Quincy police were dispatched to a Dunkin' Donuts on 95 Franklin Street at 9:54 p.m. Thursday with the report of an attempted robbery.

When police arrived, the victim, a female cashier, told the police that the suspects walked up to the counter and said, “Open the door and hand me the money.”

According to police, the cashier thought it was a joke and started to laugh. The suspect then showed her a knife in his hand.

When the victim said she didn’t have the key to the drawer, the suspect said, "Just ring something in or I’ll shoot you,” police said.

The suspect allegedly asked for big bills as the cashier opened the register. She pretended to be counting the money when he demanded that he wanted smaller bills as well.

Instead of handing the money to the men, the victim grabbed the cash and ran into the back room. In a panic, the suspects ran out of the building and fled towards Independence Avenue, police said.

The victim described the men as both being in their 20s, white, with blond hair, and wearing dark clothing. One had blue eyes with a thin build, the other was shorter with darker eyes.

Two people matching the suspect’s description were also cited in a robbery in Boston on Gallivan Boulevard that same evening.

Police are awaiting video surveillance footage of the men, and are continuing to look for the suspects.

Police revive two men overdosing on heroin
Police revived two men in unrelated overdosing incidents on Wednesday after police found each unconscious from possible drug overdose.

According to police, 23-year old, known to have a heroin problem, had no pulse and wasn’t breathing when police arrived at 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday after his mother found him unconscious.

Police started respiratory procedures and administered a Narcan. According to Captain John Dougan with the Quincy Police, Narcan is a receptor inhibitor, administered nasally, that immediately knocks the drug inhibitors off the receptors in the brain, knocking someone off their high.

The boy was revived immediately and taken to Quincy Medical Center, where he is expected to survive.

Later on in the day, police received a call from witnesses that said a man was in a snow bank.

Police found Jason Estano, 32, from Braintree, laying in a snow bank unconscious and not breathing. They started respiratory procedures and administered Narcan. The victim immediately gained consciousness.

Police say Estano told them he had been using heroin.

After Estano was treated and released from Quincy Medical Center, he was arrest on four outstanding warrants for violation of parole.

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