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  • Experts: Brazen bandit seeks infamy, careless of victim’s psychological scars

    Boston Herald - 05/18/2016

    The life-and-death struggle that a Lakeville bank employee found herself thrust into on Monday could leave her with long-lasting psychological scars, say local experts who think the brazen bandit — who didn’t try to conceal his identity — was hoping to become infamous.

    “I would think that she would have a lot of trouble going back to work,” Northeastern University criminology and sociology professor Jack Levin told the Herald. “It’s post-traumatic stress as the result of feeling like you’ve lost control of your everyday existence and you’re at the mercy of a stranger who seems to not care about human life — and that has got to be one of the most traumatic experiences of all.”

    Although the woman managed to survive the terrifying ordeal without injury, Levin said the horrifying experience will probably become a distressing memory that will haunt her for years to come.

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