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Holyoke Police Search for Armed Robber who Held Up PeoplesBank

Dashawn WilliamsHOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Police in Holyoke are searching for a bank robber who held up the PeoplesBank on Hampden and Pleasant Street at gunpoint this morning.

According to Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert the suspect, Dashawn Williams, age 28 of Holyoke/Springfield, held up the bank just before 9:30 a.m. today.

He is described as a tall male, 5’7 to 5’10. He allegedly walked into the PeoplesBank and holding a black handgun passed a note to the teller demanding cash.

Witnesses report he was wearing a dark blue puffy winter coat, and he had on a blue and gray baseball cap.

Lt. Albert says the man was able to make off with an undisclosed amount of cash and may have been assisted by a female who was operating a yellow Camaro with a partial plate of “4050..”

The suspect (s) should be considered armed and dangerous and police are asking the public to not approach them.  If you do see them or can help the Holyoke Police Department in solving this case, please contact them at 413-322-6900 or you reach out to your local police department.

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  • TheScottishWeasel

    This douchebag hangs out on the Chicopee/Springfield line by that TV station and plaza.

  • work4aliving

    Another outstanding, contributing member of society. He must have stopped by the bank while traveling between jobs. I hope street justice prevails and this scumbag vanishes off the face of the earth…otherwise, we’re going to be stuck paying for his healthcare, education, housing, and three squares a day. If he really wants to play with guns, ol give him a rifle and send him oversees to fight for a cause other than his own pathetic existence. Either way, happy New Year you POS

    • TheScottishWeasel

      “Really? “Overseas you say?” What cause are we fighting for over there? Oil? That’s the only reason this government is at all interested in any other countries well being. There is no “cause” worth fighting for anywhere in the world right now. You have a serious case of brain washing going on dude.

    • TheScottishWeasel

      And “paying for his housing”???? WTF kind of dope are you smoking? Oh wait, a fireman, your an alcoholic not a druggie. Putting someone in jail is not the same as paying for public housing. You don’t seem to know the difference. The “three squares a day” is pretty pathetic too. A dry boloney sandwich on stale white bread and kool aid, is not a square meal. You are either drunk, or very stupid.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    “Asking the public not to approach him”? Just what did they think we would do? Run after him and tackle him on the street? Ask him for his autograph? Be a hero? Be serious.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    Riochard Peach: that is not funny. It’s 2am into the new year, and so far I haven’t heard of him committing anymore crimes this year. Let the poor lad turn over a new leaf.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    @Brian: How many kids DO you have Brian?

  • TheScottishWeasel

    …”and nobody will ever know it’s me…” as he is wiping drool from his chin.
    To the other poster, he may know people who could help him, but you can’t fix the special kind of stupid it takes to rob a bank while making chimpanzee faces for the camera. That kind of stupid is just very rare even these days.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    This guy is so dumb that when the cops catch him, he will put the gun to his head and say “nobody move or the idiot gets it”.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    “Freeze, or I shoot stupid.”

  • Missle1234

    The Scottish weasel is a moron that lives in his mothers basement. Who has that much time writing so many dumbass comments?

  • that jerk 25

    No u guys have it all wrong maybe the monkey was trying to cash a check and the bank tellers got confused of his gangster image you can clearly see in the last picture that he was trying to spit a freestyle rap to the bank teller