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    A burly, unemployed factory worker captured a bank robber yesterday in Grand Rapids Michigan. The?

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    Travelling shot. Bank robber wrestles with police & being captured PAN to woman & back of bank robber being put into police car

    SCU Andrakowicz being interviewed (SOF)

    TRANSCRIPT: ANDRAKOWICZ (SEQ. 2): "I was sitting home having breakfast and let the kids go out the back door. My wife locked it of course. Just a regular storm door. And he came through and pushed a shotgun through the window, broke it open, kicked the door open. At the time I didn't know what he'd done. Of course at this time of the morning with a shot gun staring you in the face you can imagine what's going to be happening on you. So I wanted to get him out of the house with my wife and child. Came outside to the car. Got in the car. Then of course the police were lining up here on the street. And the only thing I could think of was I was going to look dead."

    REPORTER: "You jumped him then, right?"

    ANDRAKOWICZ. "I had to, my car, He's gun pointed right at my head. He's got it right up against my temple, hey baby."

    REPORTER: "I heard the shot gun go off. Did he fire at you?"

    ANDRAKOWICZ: "He fired in the car. I took it away from him."

    Bank robber wrestling with police and captured; interview with Andrakowicz.

    Initials SGM/2237 SGM/2246

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    Background: A burly, unemployed factory worker captured a bank robber yesterday in Grand Rapids Michigan. The factory worker said afterwards he only wanted to get the man away from his children who were being held hostage. The drama began when the robber held up a bank in the city. He escaped with about 6,000 dollars (about 2,500 sterling) with police in pursuit. The robber ran into a house....owned by unemployed factory worker Charles Andrakowicz. He forced him at gun point into a car. Then Mr Andrakowicz made his move. He ducked until the shotgun being trained on him and forced the robber onto the roadway. Police ran forward and took charge. Mr Andrakowicz told what happened...

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