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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ____ WcJncufdj, April 26, 1772 Tilt llillORIDGC HCRAID 19 If your local crook has a give him whatever he wants! lly JIM M HpVald Slaff Wiilrr a guy is lioUUnj; you up wilh a sawcil olf aholyun, him wliai lie wants. Dnu'l advises Oetcc- livc Iti.speclor Glen Michel- bon of Ihc city police force. The siiwcil tiCf is E.t i-f Inspector Glen Michelson looks over weapon trophies. Ihc njosl dangerous weapon used by robbers, tic wid. The handgun, however, is (lie weapon most often usrvj Ijy robbers. i A vobbevy wilh nr implied force" carries a i ally of up lo life iti nriMm plus whipping, one of few sections in the Criminal Code of Canada which makes IJMI- vision for whipping. The pen- ally was imposed because of the severity atid dangers as- sociated wilh robbery. Possession of an offenMvo or an imitation of a weapon dangcvmis publit- peace could land a person in jail for up to five years, lie said. Some of the piohibiU'J weapons which could earn a person five years in Ihc jug include: sawed off shot'iun or rifle, a handgun, swiich- blade knife, hovnomiule blackjack, a pellet pun or any noti working model of any ol these. The penally would depend on Ihc circum- stances under which the pos- sessor is caufihl. Inspector Michelson said one thing merchants and other business people II.IYL: to do, is get rut of the alti- tude "iL coukln'l happen Itj me." With the growing flnif! problem and Ihe high cost of supporting Ihe habil (Slau lo SliOO a a holdup could happen to anyone, any lime or nighl, he saici. Outlying banks and stores wilh few employees are pie- f erred targets by robbers and are Ihe most vulnerable. Whal can robbery victims do before, during and after a holdup lo preserve life and and limb and to assist in ap- prehension of the crook or crooks? Hail money can be uf ton- .Mderable benefit in identify- ing and convieting R rohber, Insp. Michelson said. Ihul money is simply a mimhcr of hills which have had their serial numbers re- corded by HIR business estab- lishment. When handing over money lo a robber the bail money is slipped in wilh the rest. Kvcry bank, tiiotel, hotel, service station and other business should have bail, money available, Insp. Mich- elson said. Other precautions would be I'j have people responsible [ijf holdup procedure and posting of bulletins in lunch- iKims outlining procedure. a holdup is under way. take delaying action, Insp. Michelson advised. Try fainting, asking questions. Ihe alarm as soon as possible. Obey the robber. Don't do any more than asked or told lo do. Construction c'onlraci. awarded Concentrate on dt.-.s lions, del as much dcla possible on the individual's heighl, weight. Lolitr of hah. manner of speech. djMm- guishmg marks, clothes, guise.s and whether gloves WCLC wenn. If Ik-iv mote than one. cum cut rule on the one nearest yon. Memorize where Ihc-y and lliey toiuh. Smunlh surfaces such as mid counlerlops are ideal fnr fin ijc-.rprinls. If gloves wu- mil worn, il will prjlkr inni- by knowing exactly v.luii louehal. Do not hamtk' holdup nuU1- also may pmvr be gooil for linue'.'prinls. Slip in UIL- biiil rmim-_.. If no at. hi til v.eaiJi'iis ,n c shown, one can he porl docs nut iK-Uing Llic city lie sanf Hie residents clohe.sl In ihc aiTri hnic MIR i to sa> U'hellier or uot lliev run near their properly and called foi" a pub- lic hearing on the rn.iltcr Aid. Kergu.son supgpsl- cd ion of Ihe area for M H .s mighl keep sonic of Uirin off Ilio cily ACME TELEVISION LTD. PRESENTS THE Big-Screen Total Automatic n I ft I .hiWna: r l ncp1, Color Consoles r !o TO iv.orc fjrc-on or pL. aocs! Yf.'.i fl c'jIv.rtVS qiM d p c r f c- C 1 1 y v. r f o1 o r r 'i I I i I I B I 1 I I I 1 I I 'i 1 s I College Mall cinci 535 13 St. North ;