Elderly couple robbed at knifepoint in supermarket parking lot

pittsfield police

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts man charged with jumping into the back of an elderly couple’s car in a supermarket parking lot, holding a knife to the woman’s throat, and demanding money, credit cards and jewelry, has been held on $75,000 bail.

Shane Hamilton of Dalton pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including armed robbery while masked and armed breaking and entering into a vehicle.

Prosecutors say he jumped in the couple’s car just after noon on Wednesday outside the Pittsfield Price Chopper store, and threatened to kill the woman. Both victims are 74.

He sped off in another vehicle when the man started honking his car horn. Hamilton was tracked to his mother’s home.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Hamilton’s lawyer said there are discrepancies between the description of the robber and his client.

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