Posted at: 03/16/2013 8:36 AM
By: Cadence Acquaviva
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Police say a fast-acting barista helped nab a robber in downtown Rutland.
Authorities say a man walked behind the counter at the Coffee Exchange on Friday, snatched a bag full of cash that was intended for the bank and an employee's purse, and left the store.
Employee Kate Barcellos followed him down the sidewalk, through a building and onto a bus terminal, while shouting for help and for the man to stop.
Three bystanders then tackled the man, until police could take him into custody.
The cash and purse were recovered.
The Rutland Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Wt0s96) that police say a 22-year-old Nicholas Young of Rutland has been charged with felony grand larceny and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault for allegedly biting two of the bystanders who tackled him.
Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/
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