Thief Robs Bakery With AIDS-Filled Syringe
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The Daily Mail via YellowBrix
July 28, 2011
Police are searching for a man they say robbed a cupcake store armed with a syringe which he said was filled with ‘AIDS-infected blood’.
The robbery happened at Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver after a man who had been pan-handling outside moments before entered and told the clerk he would ‘stick’ a customer with the needle if she didn’t open the cash register.
The thief got away with $300.
According to clerk Kendra Jackson, the suspect pulled out the syringe and threatened to stick a patron if another clerk didn’t comply with his demands.
She said: ‘He had a syringe that he said was filled with blood that had been infected with AIDS and he said he was going to stick her if he didn’t open up the cash registers.’
The shop owner Carrie Bach described the robbery as ‘creepy’ .
She said: ‘I think that really intimidated my staff. To think that they have to put their lives on the line to work in a cup cake shop is crazy in itself.’
Ms Jackson shared her description of the man with police. They scoured the neighbourhood but failed to find the needle-wielding bandit.
Ms Bach claims pan-handling and drug dealing are a growing problem in her neighbourhood and it’s not being addressed.
She said: ‘I would say the cops have been supportive but they have also been clear that when it comes to crime there are priorities and pan-handling and drug dealing is not a priority.’
Denver Police say some of the pan-handling is legal and they’re investigating this robbery.
Sonny Jackson, spokesperson for the Denver Police Department, said: ‘There is not a lot a lot they goes on that we can’t get our arms around. Just because you don’t have an address doesn’t mean you can go out and do a crime and get away with it.’