Northampton PD: Bank robber may have used pride parade as cover

Detective says Jennifer Brumer may have used parade as excuse to wear "masked costume" in public

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP-AP) — Police say the suspect in weekend bank robbery in Northampton may have used the city’s gay pride parade as cover for the heist.

Northampton Police Detective Al Borowski told 22News that Jennifer Brumer, 37, allegedly walked into the TD Bank on Main Street and handed the teller a note, making off with just under $1,000 in cash.

Officers say Brumer was wearing clothes that matched a description of the suspect. Most of the money was recovered.

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The annual Northampton Pride Parade was winding down at the time of the robbery and Borowski says Brumer may have used the parade as an excuse to wear a “masked costume” in public.

Brumer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a single count of unarmed robbery while masked. It could not be determined if she has a lawyer.


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