Contact Us

Old Money Gives Away Massachusetts Robbery Suspect

MaryMomentum/flickr

Police say a man who stole antique money during a home invasion in Hyannis made a critical mistake when he tried to spend the cash just hours later.

Barnstable police arrested Marcel Young at a Hyannis bar at about 1 a.m. Thursday after staff called police to say a man had tried to pay for a drink with a bill they thought was counterfeit.

It wasn’t fake, it was just currency that dated to 1934.

It just so happened that bills from that era were among $3,000 stolen during an armed home invasion at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Young matched the description of one of two men who allegedly robbed the home. He was charged with home invasion and armed robbery.

Police are looking for the second suspect. (AP)

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!