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April 22, 2015

Bourbon Workers Charged in Thefts

A crew of thirsty thieves stole more than $100,000 in bourbon whiskey from two Kentucky distilleries, prosecutors said. Nine people — including three distillery workers — were indicted Tuesday for their parts in an eight-year heist. Over the years, the stealing ring lifted tens of thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey — in barrels and in bottles — from Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey, including cases of the exclusive Pappy Van Winkle, and sold it on the black market. Read more...

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April 20, 2015

Gator Player Arrested for Robbery

A University of Florida redshirt freshman football player faces charges after a robbery at a Gainesville apartment. Gainesville Police say Jerald Christopher "J.C." Jackson of Immokalee entered an acquaintance's apartment Saturday with two men. Police say Jackson left but the others stayed. One allegedly pulled out a gun, and police say they took two video game consoles and $382 from the apartment's three residents. Read more...

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April 16, 2015

Woman Busted in High-End Thefts

A woman stole more than $100,000 worth of women's clothing and merchandise, which she was selling out of her nearly $1 million home in a Kansas City suburb, authorities allege. Kelli Jo Bauer, 45, was arrested earlier this month after officers intrigued by a Facebook post advertising the private sale of more than 1,000 pieces of "high-end" women's clothing went undercover to her $900,000 home in an upscale Overland Park development. Read more...

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April 15, 2015

Teen Killed After Home Invasion

A violent rape and home invasion involving three thugs ended in a 17-year-old being shot to death after taking his victim hostage to a neighbor's home for more money, authorities in Alabama said. The frightening attack around 3 a.m. in Gadsden, approximately 60 miles north of Birmingham, saw three males kick in a sleeping 38-year-old woman's front door before ransacking the place. Read more...

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April 14, 2015

DMX Says He's 'Special to God'

Bad boy rapper DMX claims a fan's robbery accusations are proof he's doing God's work. "The harder the devil works to destroy me — it means I'm special to God," the entertainer said. A 21-year-old man told Newark cops the "Get at Me Dog" rapper snatched $3,200 from him at an Exxon gas station while a bodyguard flashed a gun, authorities said. Read more...

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Thieves Steal Empty ATM

The thieves used a chain attached to a Jeep Cherokee to yank open a gas station convenience store's doors at 2 a.m. in Warren, Mich., and then haul off the ATM inside, Warren City Police said. But cops were quick to point out the pilfered ATM was likely empty. Surveillance video caught the entire incident. Watch video...

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April 13, 2015

'American Guns' Reality Star Arrested

Richard Wyatt, a gun store owner and former star of the reality TV show "American Guns," has turned himself in on an arrest warrant for theft. Wyatt, whose Wheat Ridge, Colorado gun store Gunsmoke Guns served as a setting for "American Guns," turned himself in, one day after an arrest warrant was issued for theft from an at risk adult. In 2013, a person had consigned "a rare and antique gun collection" with Wyatt, the police reported, and "repeated efforts by the victim at recovering several of the weapons had failed." Read more...

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April 08, 2015

Boy Shot by Home Invaders

A sleeping 8-year-old boy who police say was shot in the head when a stranger opened fire in his house was listed in critical but stable condition as police asked for the public's help in finding the gunman. Detectives also were seeking a motive for the late Sunday night attack that sprayed bullets through a wall into the bedroom of Los Angeles' Del Rey neighborhood near Venice Beach. Read more...

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March 25, 2015

Theives Swiped 45 Guns From Home

Texas thieves made off with 45 guns including assault rifles when they broke into a collector's home, officials said. Joe Lohmeier was on a trip to Mexico when the robbers raided his Travis County house. The bandits swiped the weapons, 1,000 rounds of ammunition, jewelry and a coin collection — a haul totaling $200,000 — before he returned home. "There were leaves everywhere. Leaves and dirt, and you could tell people had been tracking through," he said. Read more...

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March 24, 2015

Mugger Bites Woman's Hand

The hunt is on for a toothy New Jersey crook who bit a woman's hand during a bizarre robbery. The foul-mouthed mugger attacked the woman from behind, wrapping her in a bear hug as she took money out of an ATM at a Chase bank in Paterson. The victim struggled toward the door, but the thief yanked her hand to his mouth and bit down before he let her go. Read more...

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March 23, 2015

Robbers Strip Victim Naked

They took his clothes, and then they took his cars. Armed suspects confronted a Florida man in his garage, forced him to strip naked and locked him in his laundry room, authorities said. The three gunmen, wielding semi-automatic pistols, ordered the man to hand over his money and the keys to a white Kia Rio and a Kia Sorrento. Read more...

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March 09, 2015

Woman Steals Her Own Dogs

An Oregon woman was jailed for breaking into an animal shelter and stealing her own dogs, authorities said. Jennifer Dompier, 41, of Merlin, cut the locks at Josephine County Animal Shelter and snatched the two pit bull mixes during a late night canine heist, authorities said. The county had impounded the two pooches in December after Dompier was accused of neglecting her pets. Read more...

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First Date Steals Woman's Car

Police have captured the man who stole his date's car before he even had the chance to steal her heart. Gerald Tietz, who allegedly drove off with a red 2007 Toyota Solara with the license plate "Jsrygrl" that belonged to a woman he met for Feb. 26 date in Atco, N.J., was arrested after residents found the vehicle in nearby Cherry Hill, Waterford police said. Read more...

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March 05, 2015

'Cute Mug Shot Girl' Arrested Again

The mug shot camera loves her. A North Carolina beauty whose booking photo went viral is back in trouble following a shoplifting arrest, records revealed. Alysa Bathrick, 18, became Internet famous late last year when she posted her own mug shot from a drug bust. "Surrendered myself at 7 a.m., got released at 11:30 a.m.," she wrote in December 2014. "F--k what you heard. And my mugshot's cute." The bad girl's outlaw attitude and model looks earned her an instant following as "Cute Mug Shot Girl" from lovestruck web lurkers offering to bail her out. Read more...

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March 03, 2015

Robbers Steal $4.8 Million in Gold

Armed men stole $4.8 million in gold bars from an armored truck that broke down on the side of a North Carolina highway, authorities said. The daring robbers reportedly overwhelmed three security guards on Sunday evening, binding their hands behind their backs before they marched them into the woods and made off with two barrels of gleaming bullion. The guards from Miami-based transport company TransValue Inc. were hauling the valuable cargo from Florida to Massachusetts when the truck started acting up, authorities said. Read more...

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'Black Hat Bandits' Strike Again

According to the FBI, the "Black Hat Bandits" robbed another Virginia bank. The robbery took place at the Wells Fargo branch located at W. Broad Street in Falls Church. This marks the eighth robbery committed by the Black Hat Bandits since January. Officials say that two suspects dressed in all black -- and brandishing small firearms -- entered the bank with ski masks covering their faces while a third suspect waited in a vehicle. Read more...

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February 27, 2015

Bookkeeper Embezzled More Than $150,000

A woman has been charged for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her employer. Kristie Marx, 44, was charged with computer crime, two counts of theft and two counts of forgery. Marx is accused of stealing more than $150,000 from Blue Moon Works, a computer graphics company she worked for. Through several schemes, she allegedly charged personal items to a company credit card, gave herself an unauthorized pay raise, manipulated state and federal withholding taxes, wrote herself checks from the company account and added herself and her dependents to the company health insurance plan. Read more...

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February 18, 2015

Shoplifter Arrested 109th Time

Nathaniel Ferguson, 49, had been arrested a whopping 108 times when he snatched a bunch of teeth-whiteners and bolted through the open doors of a drug store in suburban Cleveland, police said. "I don't have anything on me," the prolific shoplifter reportedly yelled at a CVS security guard who knows him well. Ferguson had a getaway car waiting and roared down the road where he was stopped by a couple of old acquaintances from the South Euclid Police Department, authorities said. They asked for his ID as a matter of procedure. He allegedly gave them the name of his brother. Read more...

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February 16, 2015

Hackers Hit Global Banks

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report. The hackers have been active since at least the end of 2013 and infiltrated more than 100 banks in 30 countries, according to Russian security company Kaspersky Lab. Read more...

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Man Killed in WalMart Shootout

Authorities say a man has been killed and a police officer injured after an exchange of gunfire inside a Wal-Mart store in northeastern Mississippi. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the incident began as a traffic pursuit. He says officers from the Iuka Police Department were following a man who bailed out of his car and ran inside the Wal-Mart. Strain says the officers followed and the man opened fire. Officers returned fire, killing him. Read more...

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Shoplifter Shoots at Police

A North Side man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police say he fired a gun at police Saturday evening while two officers were arresting him for shoplifting. Thomas Thompson, 33, was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail in a bond court hearing. Thompson was charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, disarming a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance and retail theft, police said. Read more...

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Houston Bank Robber Nabbed

A Houston man has been accused of holding up five banks in robberies committed last year by a person wearing a Texas Longhorns cap. The FBI announced the arrest of 31-year-old Willy Cuevas. An FBI statement says Cuevas is suspected of being the so-called "Longhorn Bandit" and targeting Chase bank branches. Investigators say Cuevas, who was arrested at his home, faces five counts of felony bank robbery. Read more...

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February 10, 2015

Carjacker Shot After High-Speed Chase

An armed carjacker was gunned down by police and arrested after a wild chase through Los Angeles - after trying to steal a third car on live television. The suspect was first spotted speeding through the city in a stolen ride shortly before a television news crew started to record the action. But the bandit smashed the car a short time later and boosted a second vehicle to speed away from a line of police cars. Read more...

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February 06, 2015

Would-Be Robber With Toy Gun Killed

A man who police said tried robbing a Pennsylvania man with a toy gun was shot and killed when the would-be victim pulled a real gun on him. The masked suspect confronted a 67-year old man while he was walking in Cobbs Creek Park in Upper Darby. He was carrying a pellet gun, which he pointed in the man's face. Read more...

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Walmart Fires Shoplifting-Nabbing Manager

A vigilante Walmart manager, who stopped a shoplifter and took a punch to the face for his trouble, has been terminated. Don Watson said he was fired 27 days after he chased a shoplifter out of his store in Prattville on Jan. 4. He chased the suspect through the parking lot and across the street, where security from an apartment complex helped apprehend him until police arrived. Roderick Gray, 46, of Tallassee, was charged with third-degree robbery for allegedly stealing $1,118.73 worth of merchandise. Read more...

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February 04, 2015

Girl, 11, Scares Off Burglar

Authorities say an 11-year-old girl pointed a shotgun to scare off a man invading her home in the rural Michigan Thumb area. Lapeer County sheriff's Detective Sgt. Jason Parks calls her a "very brave girl" who "held her composure" and helped investigators catch the 53-year-old intruder. She was alone in the North Branch Township home Friday afternoon when the break-in occurred and hid inside a bathroom closet. Read more...

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January 27, 2015

Robber Targets Prescription Fillers

A robber in the Denver area is said to be using small talk to target people who are getting their prescriptions filled. Aurora police say that the suspect, which has been spotted on five different surveillance tapes, can be seen lurking in the pharmacy waiting area. He appears to be listening to a customer collect their prescription drugs or striking up conversations with customers who appear to have visible injuries. He then often follows them into the parking lot, where he steals their prescriptions. Read more...

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January 20, 2015

Details Revealed in Teens' Spree

The manhunt for 18-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, dubbed the "teenage Bonnie and Clyde" by some, stretched across several states in the Southeast, but it ended with their capture in Florida as new details emerge about their relationship. Hayes posted on his Facebook that the two were engaged. Hayes' mother said he bought her an engagement ring and that Phillips even claimed she was pregnant. Read more...

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January 16, 2015

Man Arrested in Church Burglaries

A Georgia man is being held in the Screven County Jail after a months-long investigation into church burglaries in several counties. Morris Cyral Gunter, 51, might face further charges as the investigation continues, said Screven County sheriff's Sgt. Brett Dickerson. Gunter's arrest came after a member of one of the churches targeted in burglaries in Screven, Jenkins, Bulloch and possibly Effingham counties was driving past Treasures from the Attic, an antique and thrift shop in Springfield owned by Gunter, and spotted chairs that were stolen from a church, Dickerson said. Read more...

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January 09, 2015

Robert Swift Arrested For Armed Robbery

Ex-Supersonic Robert Swift—who was charged two months ago with a gun crime—was arrested Tuesday about an hour away from Seattle for armed robbery. According to sources, the 7-foot-1 former NBA basketball player and 28-year-old Carlos Abraham Anderson of Everett put masks over their faces and attempted to rob a home in broad daylight. Witnesses notified the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Read more...

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January 07, 2015

Woman Swipes Gold Chain Off Corpse

A Texas woman stole a 14-karat gold necklace from a corpse during the dead's man open wake, police said. Theresa Green Mireles allegedly walked into the service for Kenneth Grimes at the Charlie Marshal Funeral Home in Port Aransas in December. The 56-year-old from Corpus Christi is said to have walked up to the casket so she could pay her respects. But she then began fondling the lifeless body - and soon after allegedly walked away with his chain. Mireles was busted, however, after the entire incident was reportedly caught on surveillance cameras. Read more...

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January 03, 2015

'Sopranos' Strip Club Robbbed Again

The New Jersey strip club that was the real-life stand-in for the Bada Bing on HBO's "Sopranos" has been hit by criminals again. A few days before Christmas, Satin Dolls in Lodi was robbed by two armed men who stole $30,000. Now, police say someone broke into the club early Friday morning. Police said that the break-in occurred between 2 and 5 a.m. The would-be thieves smashed through the club's glass front door and pried open the office door to get to a safe but did not take anything. Read more...

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$20K Stolen From Church Office

A Westchester County church is regrouping to gather donations after someone stole $20,000 in contributions from the office during Christmas Day Mass. The thief apparently pried open a back door during the 11 a.m. Mass at the Church of the Magdalene in Tarrytown. Then the thief got into a desk drawer holding donations collected during two Masses on Christmas Eve. The Rev. Joseph Dietz said the stolen money represents about a fifth of the annual operating budget for the 400-family parish. Read more...

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December 26, 2014

Pastor Cleared in Fatal Shooting

A pastor was justified in fatally shooting a 14-year-old intruder who hid in a bedroom closet and attacked him, an Oklahoma County district attorney said. Tom Vineyard, 48, of Oklahoma City, won't face charges in the shooting of Keontre Reese over the weekend. Prosecutor David Prater said the use of deadly force by Vineyard, pastor of the Windsor Hills Baptist Church, was "completely legitimate." Read more...

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Couple Steals Christmas Decor

A married couple in Colorado Springs stands accused of stealing Christmas displays from dozens of families. Police say 18-year-old Jeremy Lewallen and his 42-year-old wife Carrie Carley stole displays to decorate their own yard. Police were tipped by a neighbor who had his decorations stolen then spotted a very familiar looking Christmas display in the suspects' front yard. Read more...

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December 23, 2014

'Sopranos' Strip Club Robbed

Authorities say that a northern New Jerseys strip club, made famous by standing in as the Bada Bing on "The Sopranos," was robbed of $30,000 over the weekend. Lodi police say that two men with shotguns robbed the Satin Dolls early Sunday morning, fleeing afterwards. The club was made famous by James Gandolfini's portrayal of the mob boss, manager Lance Lyons told reporters back in 2013. Read more...

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December 16, 2014

Family Holds Thieves at Gunpoint

A return to the scene of the crime ended with a much different result for a group of Alabama thieves who were held at gunpoint by their victims until police arrived. An Alabama family, whose home was robbed of their Christmas presents and two televisions believe they caught the crooks when they were driving by their house in Warrior Ala. a few days after the robbery. Read more...

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December 09, 2014

Casino Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot

A casino robbery suspect was fatally shot by an officer Sunday inside a Las Vegas resort after police said he failed to comply with their commands. Police Capt. Matt McCarthy said the man sought in a string of local casino robberies had been under surveillance by undercover officers for a few days when he was shot at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Read more...

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December 04, 2014

Serial Florida Carjacker Arrested

Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected in three armed carjackings around South Florida in which one person was shot to death. The FBI reports that 35-year-old Gregory B. Moore was arrested at a West Palm Beach commuter train station. Two other people have been detained, but no further information was immediately released on them. Read more...

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November 14, 2014

Armored Truck Drivers Steal $1 Million

It was a scheme that relied on authorities not noticing a little more than $1 million missing from a Loomis armored truck. The plan was allegedly concocted by Cesar Yanez and Aldo Esquivel Vega, who drove the armored vehicle daily, ferrying millions of dollars in cash from a Bank of America distribution center in downtown Los Angeles. During one of those trips in June, prosecutors say, the drivers parked at Los Anayas restaurant on West Adams Boulevard, stashed bags containing roughly $1 million in cash in a trash can and carried on with their route. Read more...

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November 12, 2014

Teens Charged in Girl Scout Cookie Theft

Two Maryland teens have been arrested after police say they tried to steal Girl Scout cookies from two girls. Anne Arundel County Police said that the 12- and 13-year-old girls were selling a wagon of cookies Saturday in Severn. When they stepped away briefly, police say two young men grabbed the wagon, taking off toward a waiting car. Police say the 13-year-old girl chased the teenagers and grabbed the wagon. The pair jumped into a car and fled. Read more...

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October 31, 2014

Police Seek 'Very Pregnant' Robber

Police are searching for a robbery suspect described as pregnant and wearing a large, red cape. Atlanta police say the woman is a suspect in at least four armed robberies in the city recent weeks. The clerk at a Walgreens store told police the woman said she had a gun and took about $200 from the register before escaping in a gold Nissan Maxima on Oct. 6. The clerk described her as being "very pregnant" and wearing a cape. Read more...

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14-Year-Old Arrested for Robbery

For the second time in four months, a 14-year-old North Fort Myers girl has been involved in an armed robbery, investigators said. Lee County Sheriff deputies arrested Haley Nicole Zaccagnino, 14, of Orange Grove Boulevard in North Fort Myers. Deputies said she robbed the 7-Eleven on Pondella Road at gunpoint. They said she also tried to throw them off her trail by peeling off the clothing she robbed the store in; however, the trail of discarded clothing helped lead officers to her. Read more...


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October 21, 2014

Female Burgler Rescued From Chimney

One California woman attempted to pull a Santa Claus and slide down the chimney of a home, but unlike the jolly man in red, she did not come bearing any Christmas gifts. Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, was reportedly trapped in a chimney for several hours overnight. Neighbors had heard the woman screaming and called officials. Robert Fisher, one of the neighbors who called authorities, took photos of the woman while she was being rescued. Read more...

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September 24, 2014

Mall Shooting Suspects Believed Killed

Police say two men suspected in a mall shooting were found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle that matched the description of their car. Kissimmee police said that officers responded to shots being fired at the Osceola Square Mall's Ross Dress For Less store. As officers arrived to the scene, they spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspects' vehicle. When they circled around to attempt to find the vehicle they found it crashed near a Publix. Read more...

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Parking Meter Cop Steals $89,000

It took more than five years, but a parking enforcement officer in New York managed to skim more than $89,000 in quarters. Jeffrey Daday, 36, of North Salem, pleaded guilty to stealing 356,000 quarters while working as a meter cop in Mount Kisco. He admitted to felony counts of second-degree grand larceny and first-degree offering of a false instrument. Read more...

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September 15, 2014

Mom Uses 3-Year-Old for Shoplifting

A sticky-fingered teacher made her daughter into a pint-sized partner in crime. Pasco County officials arrested Amanda Jo Hammon Thursday after she allegedly stole $1,700 worth of goods by stuffing the contraband in her 3-year-old daughter's pink backpack and then making the tot walk out of the store. The string of thefts earlier this month all happened at the same Walmart. Read more...

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September 04, 2014

Eye Shadow Enthusiast Busted

She loves makeup — beyond a shadow of a doubt. An Arkansas woman was busted stuffing $144 in eye shadow inside her bag. Thirty-one-year-old Brandy Allen was arrested inside an Ulta Beauty Store on Sept. 1 and faces charges of shoplifting and disorderly conduct. Allen reportedly walked into the Fayetteville store with another woman who acted as bait. The accomplice asked employees questions about products in an attempt to distract them away from Allen. Read more...

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September 03, 2014

'No Boundaries Bandit' Arrested

A bank robber known as the "No Boundaries Bandit" has been captured in Illinois following a chase with authorities. Rodrigo Medellin, 31, was arrested in Cook County on Sunday after getting into a vehicle and foot chase with officers that ended in the town of Cicero, Ill., officials said. Medellin is charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and other felonies, including aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated fleeing and eluding police. Read more...

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September 02, 2014

Police Shoot Portland Carjacker

Police in Portland, Oregon, say an officer shot a man who was a pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 offramp. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the man ran from the freeway after he was struck by a bullet, and he collapsed on a nearby street. Police negotiators got the man to surrender, and he was taken to a hospital with an injury that's not considered life-threatening. Read more...

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August 15, 2014

8 Arrested in Daring Casino Heist

Eight people were arrested in the July 21 gunpoint robbery of Caesars Atlantic City that touched off a three-state manhunt, New Jersey State Police said. The search ended with a Delaware state trooper being shot; the bulletproof vest he was wearing saved his life. Authorities said Izyiah Plummer, 19, of Atlantic City, pointed a gun at casino employees as he and Aaron Evans, 24, of Pleasantville, grabbed two plastic boxes of cash with more than $180,000 inside. The robbery took place during a routine money exchange at the casino. Read more...

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August 14, 2014

Plane Stowaway Gets Jail Time

A woman who authorities say flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket has been sentenced to jail after admitting she violated her probation by returning to the LA airport. Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says 62-year-old Marilyn Jean Hartman was sentenced to 177 days in jail for returning to LAX after a judge ordered her to stay away from the facility. Authorities say Hartman wandered through terminals there without a ticket. Read more...

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August 12, 2014

Police Killed Bank Robbery Hostage

The hostage who died during a bank robbery and chase in Stockton, Calif., last month was killed by police, not the suspects, authorities said. The results of a preliminary ballistics report show Stockton police fired the bullet or bullets that killed 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, Police Chief Eric Jones said. Holt-Singh was found dead at the end of the July 16 bank robbery and chase, which included a running gun battle between the three suspects and officers before a final shootout. Read more...

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Cal-Poly Players Rob Fraternity

Police are investigating a possible motive in an attempted armed robbery allegedly planned and carried out by five Cal Poly football players at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house near campus. This is the second time in less than a year that the Cal Poly football team has been linked to a gun-related crime. Read more...

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August 06, 2014

News Anchor Charged With Shoplifting

A California news anchor who works for a FOX affiliate is facing grand theft, burglary and conspiracy charges. Sabrina Rodriguez was arrested and is on voluntary leave from her job with FOX 40 in Sacramento. Prosecutors said Rodriguez drove her fiancé, Nicholas Gray, to San Francisco to help sell stolen goods in January 2013. In the months that followed, the couple allegedly texted one another messages implying theft. Read more...

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August 01, 2014

Cops Charged in Corruption Probe

Six Philadelphia police officers were taken into custody by FBI agents Wednesday as part of a federal corruption probe. The station says sources confirmed that a federal grand jury has been investigating allegations that city narcotics officers stole drugs and money and even committed robberies of drug dealers, in some cases allegedly using guns to do it. Read more...

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July 28, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Deadly Burglary

Another suspect has been arrested for a robbery at a California home where an 80-year-old resident said he shot and killed a burglar who claimed she was pregnant as she tried to flee. Long Beach police said Ruby Adams, 49, was booked for burglary. She is the mother of 26-year-old Gus Adams, who was arrested earlier. The other suspect in the robbery, Andrea Miller, 28, was killed at the scene. Read more...

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July 25, 2014

Man Shoots Pregnant Intruder

Police said a California man fatally shot a woman who he claimed was ransacking his home. Authorities are investigating whether 80-year-old Tom Greer, of Long Beach, Calif., shot the unidentified woman in self-defense. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the home. Greer told police he walked in on a man and a woman going through his things. He said the couple tackled him but that he was able to get his gun and turn it on the woman. Read more...

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July 18, 2014

Man Arrested in Back-to-Back Home Invasions

A 25-year-old man was arrested after he tried to burglarize two Holbrook homes only minutes apart but was thwarted by different teenage boys inside each residence, Suffolk police said. Joseph Schreck, of Holbrook, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary in the home invasions, police said. Schreck was also charged with one count of second-degree attempted burglary after investigators learned he tried to break into a house near the scene of the second burglary. Read more...

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July 10, 2014

Quarters Thief Gets Probation

The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term. A judge instead sentenced Thomas Rica to five years of probation. Rica had worked in Ridgewood for 10 years before his arrest in January 2013. He pleaded guilty in March to four counts of theft as part of a plea deal that called for probation and restitution. Read more...

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June 12, 2014

Burgler Shot Dead, Accomplice Charged

A man accused of burglary is also charged with second-degree murder after his alleged partner in the attempted break-in was shot dead by the home's owner. Officers responded to a home in St. Louis's Bevo Mill neighborhood, where a 17-year-old girl reported being confronted by two men with guns while outside getting something from her car. She said the men demanded she return to her residence with them and began to walk her back inside. The girl's father saw the suspects with his daughter and went to get his firearm, firing several rounds and striking both men as they entered his home. Read more...

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June 11, 2014

Utah's 'Mountain Man' Gets 10 Years

Troy James Knapp lived for years in the wilderness of Utah, avoiding people and eating small game he shot with weapons stolen during cabin break-ins. Sometimes, he'd raid the pantry and rumple the bed sheets before setting out alone again on snowshoes with a rifle slung over his shoulder. For most of the next decade, the man who roamed freely through the woods will live behind bars in a federal penitentiary. Read more...

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May 23, 2014

'No Weapons' Restaurant Robbed

A Durham, North Carolina restaurant with a sign on its front door reading, "No Weapons, No Concealed Firearms," was robbed at gunpoint on May 19. published a photograph of the sign on May 21, making "The Pit" restaurant a self-declared gun free zone -- the same kind of zone Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America pressure other restaurants into becoming. Read more...

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May 19, 2014

Suspect Arrested in Subway Robberies

Police arrested a man who is accused of robbing several Subway restaurants including locations in Pembroke Pines and Miramar. Daitrium Turnbull, 24, was charged with seven counts of robbery, including armed robbery and strong arm robbery. He was also charged with resisting arrest. He was being held in the Miami-Dade County jail Sunday afternoon on a bond of $47,500. Read more...

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Four Charges in Gunpoint Robbery

Four people are facing charges after police said two of them robbed a woman at gunpoint on her driveway in north suburban Niles, while the other two sat in the getaway vehicle. About 2:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman coming home from work had just pulled in to her garage in Niles when she walked out and was approached by two, semi-masked people holding guns, according to a statement from Niles police. Read more...

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May 06, 2014

Elderly Woman, 93, Thwarts Robbery

Police in Delaware are searching for scam artists who allegedly tried to distract a 93-year-old woman in order to steal from her. A robber posing as a utility worker reportedly showed up at the woman's back door, displayed credentials, and said he needed to check the water, according to the station. Read more...

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April 02, 2014

Teen Spends Cash After Bank Error

Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest and accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account. The Madison County Sheriff's Department says 18-year-old Steven Fields of Hull in northeastern Georgia turned himself in. He faces a charge of theft by taking. The department says a teller at a bank in Hull inadvertently deposited a check for approximately $31,000 into the wrong account. Read more...

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March 31, 2014

2 Arrested in Home Invasion

A man is recovering after being attacked during a home invasion in Spring Hill. "I got like scratches and bumps on my head from where I was kicked, but I came out of it pretty good for a 20-minute scuffle," said Bill Kablach. Kablach had to defend himself against a man and a woman wearing masks, who broke into his home on Zang Way. Read more...

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March 25, 2014

3 Teens Charged in Home Invasions

Three Oakland County teenagers are facing home invasion charges after allegedly breaking into homes in Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township. Police accuse 17-year old Michael Pickens, 17-year old Khalil Gracey and 18-year old Carrington Simons of breaking into at least two homes and stealing cash, designer athletic shoes and headphones. Read more...

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March 20, 2014

Longtime Pastor Bilked Parishioners

A Connecticut pastor allegedly stole more than $173,000 from an elderly parishioner and investigators are now probing similar thefts involving other church members. Robert Genevicz, 67, was charged with felony larceny after turning himself in to police. The pastor of 16 years at Stratford Baptist Church was released after posting $50,000 bail. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:54 AM

Official Admits Stealing $460,000 in Quarters

The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town has admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters. Thomas Rica pleaded guilty to four counts of theft. In return, prosecutors will recommend that he receive five years' probation and pay about $200,000 in restitution to Ridgewood. Read more...

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March 18, 2014

4 UGA Football Players Arrested

Four Georgia football players, including promising safety Tray Matthews, have been charged with multiple counts of theft by deception and have bonded out of the Clarke County Jail on Monday night after being booked. Also charged are defensive linemen Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach and wide receiver Uriah LeMay. Police said the victim was the University Athletic Department. Read more...

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March 17, 2014

Miss Congeniality Charged With Shoplifting

Miss Congeniality picked up a misdemeanor. Chloe Curry, 18, was arrested for shoplifting three days before she won a $600 scholarship at a Washington beauty pageant. Curry of Adna, Wash., and a teen buddy tried to rip off more than $100 worth of lip balm, nail polish, fake eyelashes, fake nails and other cosmetics from a Chehalis Wal-Mart, police said. Read more...

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February 28, 2014

6 SFPD Officers Charged With Theft

Federal prosecutors say grand juries have returned indictments against five San Francisco police officers, two of whom were charged with stealing money and drugs seized as part of investigations. A former officer has also been charged. Sgt. Ian Furminger, 47, Officer Edmond Robles, 46, and former Officer Reynaldo Vargas, 45, are all charged with distributing controlled substances along with stealing money, drugs, computers, electronic devices and gift cards from suspects. Read more...

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February 17, 2014

Two Men Charged in Home Invasion

Two men were charged in the home invasion and shooting of a resident in Taylor. Jeremy Jay Jones, 33, was charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, home invasion, and eight other charges. William Wayne Chaffin, 26, was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, and two other charges. Both men are also from Taylor. Read more...

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February 14, 2014

Prolific Seattle Bank Robber Nabbed

A man suspected of robbing 30 banks in the Seattle area over the past year without ever brandishing a weapon was arrested as he was making a getaway from his latest holdup, authorities said. The 44-year-old suspect, a resident of Everett, Washington, was taken into custody as he was leaving a Key Bank branch in north Seattle. Read more...

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February 11, 2014

Woman, 79, Arrested for Kidnapping

A 79-year-old woman was arrested after police said she drove the getaway car during a burglary in southwest Oklahoma City. Officers arrested Bobbie House, 79, over the weekend on a warrant for kidnapping, burglary and robbery. Read more...

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February 03, 2014

Man Steals Snow Bound Cars

A 34-year-old man is accused of using a tow truck to take cars that were abandoned in Atlanta during the winter storm and traffic jam. Police said Louis Mitchell Jr. was arrested and charged with auto theft, forgery and other offenses. a police officer saw an unmarked tow truck pulling a car. The truck fled when the officer tried stopping it. The driver and passenger fled the truck during a chase, sending it crashing. Read more...

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January 21, 2014

Two Arrested in Target Hack

Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards. The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen Vaquera Garcia may indicate that stolen information from as many as 110 million Target customers is making its way through U.S. stores through small groups of shoppers with fraudulent cards. Read more...

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January 20, 2014

Mall Robbers Use Guns, Sledgehammers

Police say five men with guns and sledgehammers entered a crowded Tennessee mall to rob a jewelry store. Customers took cover amid the sound of breaking glass as the men targeted Reed's Jewelers. A police news release says no injuries were reported. Read more...

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January 17, 2014

Two Charged in Safeway Armed Robbery

Federal prosecutors have charged two men who they say robbed a Safeway grocery store in Old Town Alexandria at gunpoint late last year and shot at a customer as they fled to a waiting getaway vehicle. Calvin Leon Lewis, 29, of D.C., and Ray Allen Dicks Jr., 23, of Maryland, were charged with conspiracy, interference with commerce by robbery and other related counts in an indictment that was unsealed Thursday in federal district court in Alexandria. Read more...

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January 15, 2014

No Charges in Home Invasion Shooting

Columbia police say no charges will be filed after a man was shot and killed during a home invasion. Police say a man broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment shortly before midnight and was shot by the woman's new boyfriend. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 26-year-old Roderick Eugene Harris Jr. died at a Columbia hospital after being shot in the chest. Read more...

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December 26, 2013

Three Charged in Home Invasion

Three Northwest Side Chicago men have been charged in connection with a home invasion and shooting Tuesday morning, police said. Jose Barriga, 18, Sergio Mayim, 22, and Matthew Andras, 25, are all charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and home invasion, police said. The three men forced their way into the victim's home to commit a robbery, police said; during the robbery, one fired a handgun at the victim, a 46-year-old man who was transported in serious condition to Adventist Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Read more...

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FBI Nabs Serial Bank Robbery

A suspected serial bank robber wanted in incidents in three East Coast states has been arrested in Medford, New York, the FBI said. Agents and New York police arrested Luis Alomar, 37, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the agency said in a statement. It didn't provide details of where he was arrested in the Long Island community or how he was located. Read more...

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December 23, 2013

Teens Sought Who Shot Teacher

Police are searching for four teenage boys they say shot and injured a teacher who fought back during an attempted robbery at a central California high school. Steven Guerrero was shot twice in a classroom at Edison High in Fresno. He teaches athletic training part time. Deputy Police Chief Pat Farmer says the armed teens entered an unlocked classroom and demanded a laptop computer. Read more...

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December 20, 2013

Bank Robber Arrested After Standoff

Police spent much of Thursday afternoon trying to get a suspected bank robber out of his home in Quincy. The man supposedly robbed a Bank in Wellesley before barricading himself inside the home for nine hours. Once police removed the man from the home, he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. Read more...

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December 19, 2013

'Great Train Robber' Dead at 84

Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly British fashion, to a tabloid newspaper decades later, has died. He was 84. He had been ill off and on for the last several years. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 08:25 AM

Man Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

Police in Cleveland say a victim of a home invasion fatally shot one of the would-be robbers and wounded the other. Twenty-four-year-old Everton Mosby told officers that two men approached him outside his house on the city's east side and ordered him back inside where they pistol-whipped him. Mosby -- who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon -- said he was able to get hold of his gun and shot the two men. Read more...

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December 11, 2013

Home Invaders Steal Boy's Christmas

Police in Georgia say they are looking for two men who held up a couple at gunpoint and robbed them of about $800 worth of Christmas presents and other items. Investigators say a 9-year-old boy was playing video games at a home in Forest Park when the men came through its front door. One of the gunmen held the boy's grandparents inside their bedroom while the other man went through the house and grabbed items, authorities said. Read more...

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December 02, 2013

Woman, 76, Killed in Shootout

A 76-year-old South Carolina woman who managed an illegal gambling hall died in a shootout with armed robbers, authorities said. Three thieves ambushed Dorothy "Dot" Hendrix as she pulled up to her house, Anderson County Sheriff's Lt. Sheila Cole told the Daily News. "It looks like they were waiting for her," Cole said. Read more...

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November 27, 2013

Clerk Arrested After Shooting Shoplifter

Arlington police said a store clerk has been arrested after a suspected shoplifter was shot and killed. When officers arrived at Smokin' Dragon Gifts they found two men holding two other men at gunpoint. Witnesses told investigators that a customer in the store had attempted to steal an item and the clerk, identified as 28-year-old Brian Lambert of River Oaks, opened fire as the man attempted to flee. Read more...

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November 26, 2013

Youth Soccer Team Robbed at Gunpoint

A 16-year-old boy was arrested this weekend after he allegedly walked up to a youth soccer team in Stockton, pulled out a sawed-off shotgun, and robbed the players of their cell phone and gym bags. He and his alleged 19-year-old accomplice, Khayree Lewis, were arrested about a mile down the road from where the incident occurred. When they were stopped by police, the 16-year-old boy still had the shotgun, police said. Read more...

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November 19, 2013

Teenage Boy Charged With Home Invasion

A 17-year-old boy could be sentenced to up to 56 years in prison if convicted of a July 10 home invasion. Devin Cramer was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification (two counts), felonious assault with a firearm specification (two counts) and aggravated burglary with a firearm specification (two counts). Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 03:26 AM

Officer Charged With Armed Robbery

Prosecutors say two Detroit-area police sergeants robbed a man believed to have stolen a cellphone belonging to the daughter of one of the officers. The Wayne County prosecutor's office announced charges against Detroit Sgt. David Pomeroy and St. Clair Shores Sgt. Michael Notoriano. Prosecutors say Notoriano's daughter was robbed of her iPhone at a Detroit gas station July 20. Read more...

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November 05, 2013

Walgreens Employee Robs, Vandalizes

Covington police have arrested a woman who confessed to stealing two cash drawers from Walgreens and throwing a brick through the window of her former employer. Robin Camille, 26, faces charges of felony theft over $500, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage to property and theft under $300. Read more...

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November 01, 2013

'Notorious' Jewel Thief Arrested Again

Doris Payne looked comfortable - regal, really - in her pale blue jumpsuit in an Indio courtroom. But then the octogenarian with a jewelry theft rap sheet so savory it became a documentary has done this all before. At her arraignment for a recent alleged heist in Palm Desert, she wore her white hair combed neatly back and a metal chain around her small waist. Read more...

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October 31, 2013

Mortuary Worker Charged With Swiping Gold

A California mortuary worker is accused of stealing gold dental crowns from many corpses under his care and then hawking the valuable caps for cold hard cash, prosecutors said. Peter Jacob Lara was an apprentice embalmer at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funeral Home in Lancaster during the twisted theft spree that spanned more than a year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said. Read more...

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October 18, 2013

Woman Charged in Theft of $2.87

A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food. The woman pleaded not guilty. A police report alleges she stole the change Oct. 7 from the Logan County Courthouse fountain in Bellefontaine , and an officer asked her what she was doing and found change in her pocket. Read more...

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October 09, 2013

Six Charged in Craigslist Armed Robberies

Three brothers allegedly orchestrated seven armed robberies in St. Paul this summer that duped buyers responding to fake Craigslist ads advertising cellphones. No one was hurt in the robberies that took place between June 5 and July 1, but 11 victims were robbed at gunpoint of cash, cellphones and keys. Read more...

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October 07, 2013

Workers Steal Widow's $100,000

Authorities say the sudden appearance of old $100 bills in Gaffney led to the arrest of two air conditioning workers. Police say 87-year-old Lois Brown told the workers that her husband hid $100,000 in the basement just before he died in 2003. Brown told the workers that if they discovered the cash, she would give them a big reward. Investigators say 50-year-old Joey Reed and 47-year-old Elie Spencer found the money during the September 2010 work, but didn't tell Brown. Read more...

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October 03, 2013

Minister Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

A woman from Oklahoma, who recently moved to Idaho to start a pilot Bible college, was arrested Wednesday on charges of embezzlement out of Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Melody Miles was arrested at Valley Church in Caldwell following a healing meeting where she was a guest speaker. Miles had warrants out for her arrest and she and her husband Ken were in the middle of a felony embezzlement case. Read more...

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September 30, 2013

3 Women Charged With Bank Robbery

Baltimore County police say three women have been charged with robbing a bank in Essex. Police say the robbery occurred at the Baltimore County Savings Bank on Eastern Boulevard. Police say two of the women handed the teller a note implying that they had a bomb. The teller turned over money and the women drove off in a car that officers stopped a short distance away. They were identified as Ashley Fitz, 22, Czekiah Fludd, 24, and Alexis Chandler, 19. Read more...

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September 27, 2013

12-Year-Old Arrested in Shooting

Wilmington police say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old boy. According to police, the 17-year-old victim was walking when he was approached by the 12-year-old. Police say the 12-year-old allegedly demanded the victim's cell phone and began to struggle with the victim. The child then allegedly shot the victim in the leg with a handgun, took the cell phone, and fled, according to police. Read more...

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September 20, 2013

Couple Charged in St. Louis Shootings

A St. Louis couple have been charged in connection with a string of violent robberies in which two people were shot. Prosecutors have charged Khaek Sisavath, 32, with assault, robbery and armed criminal action. Sisavath was being held in lieu of a $200,000 cash bail. His girlfriend Lyling Ou, 29, has been charged with attempted stealing over $500. She was jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bail. Read more...

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September 16, 2013

I-55 Bandit Surrenders to Police

The suspected "I-55 Bandit," accused of robbing a dozen banks across five states, is behind bars, reports CBS Baltimore. The suspect, Andrew Maberry, 19, of O'Fallon, Ill., reportedly turned himself in in St. Louis following an FBI media blitz to identify him. Read more...

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September 04, 2013

Store Employee Steals $245K in Watches

Authorities say they've charged an employee of a Hudson Valley watch outlet store with stealing more than 800 watches worth nearly $250,000. Police in the Orange County town of Woodbury tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that 23-year-old Daryn Bleach of Goshen was arrested after the manager of the Time Factory Outlet at the Woodbury Common shopping center reported that 850 watches had been stolen. Read more...

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August 28, 2013

Elkins Earlier Shot Pastor, Too

A pastor testified Tuesday that a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in coastal Georgia shot him in the arm 10 days before the child's death. Wilfredo Calix Flores, pastor of a Hispanic church in Brunswick, said De'Marquise (deh-mahr-KEES') Elkins demanded money from him on March 11 and shot him when he said he didn't have any. Elkins also is charged with murder in the March 21 killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick. Read more...

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August 26, 2013

Keith Bulluck Charged With Robbery

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck was arrested on a felony robbery charge after a cab driver accused him of taking money during an argument in Nashville, Tenn. The cab driver, who called 911 at 3:50 a.m. ET, was waiting outside a bar for a paid fare when Bulluck, 36, approached him, according to a statement released by the Nashville Police Department. The driver said there was an altercation and Bulluck took a $100 bill and fled, according to police. Read more...

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August 06, 2013

Suspected 'Pillowcase Burglar' Arrested

Atlanta police last week recovered over $100,000 in silver and jewelry believed taken in a rash of recent thefts by "pillowcase burglars" in Buckhead and other metro communities. Detectives arrested Farhana Sultan after receiving information from other jurisdictions, and during a search of Sultan's downtown apartment found a cache of items believed stolen in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Cobb County and Alabama, Atlanta Police Lieutenant R. Woody said. Read more...

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July 24, 2013

Man Gets 25 Years for Stolen Ticket

A New York man convicted of possessing another man's winning $5 million lottery ticket has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. The Onondaga County prosecutor's office says Andy Ashkar, of Camillus, was sentenced to 8 1/3 to 25 years for having the ticket that was stolen at his parents' convenience store in Syracuse in October 2006. Read more...

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July 08, 2013

Paula Dean Blackmail Suspect Arrested

He was looking to make some dough off Paula Deen, but he bit off more than he could chew. The FBI busted Thomas Paculis in upstate New York on Friday on charges he tried to extort Deen, the scandal-scarred former Food Network superstar — for $250,000. Paculis, 62, cooked his own goose when he emailed Deen’s lawyer and demanded cash in exchange for keeping quiet about “true and damning” statements involving the television icon “using the N-word in her business practices,” according to court papers. Read more...

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July 02, 2013

Man Pleads Guilty to $40M Heist

A Miami man accused in the theft of about $90 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors and an attorney for Amed Villa say he pleaded guilty to federal theft and conspiracy charges. Thieves broke into the Enfield warehouse of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. in 2010 by scaling an exterior wall and cutting a hole in the roof. They used ropes to lower themselves to the floor and disabled alarms before using a forklift to load pallets of drugs into a getaway vehicle. Read more...

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June 27, 2013

$1.2M in $100 Bills Stolen From Airline

The FBI is investigating the theft of $1.2 million from Swiss International Airlines Flight 17, which arrived at New York's JFK International Airport from Zurich, Switzerland, a spokesman said. The money was in $100 bills, J. Peter Donald said, adding it's still unclear when it was stolen. Flight 17 was a passenger flight with air cargo, including a shipment of currency, according to another FBI spokesman, Jim Margolin. After the plane landed, the shipment of cash was discovered to be $1.2 million short. Margolin said investigators have not determined whether the money was taken before the flight left Zurich. Read more...

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June 19, 2013

Man Beaten, Robbed by Date

A north Florida man says he needs surgery on his right eye after he was beaten and robbed during his first date with a woman he met at a convenience store. He's hoping the next time he sees her will be in court. A Flagler County Sheriff's report says 34-year-old Shaun Williams met the woman he knew as "Tree" two weeks ago. The woman allegedly picked up Williams with two other men in her vehicle in Daytona Beach to go on a date. Read more...

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June 12, 2013

Grandma, 72, Shoots at Home Intruder

A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at -- and narrowly missed -- a man trying to break into her home said she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair. Jan Cooper, of Anaheim, fired one shot from her .357-magnum Smith & Wesson revolver around 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a man attempted to break into her home. Read more...

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June 03, 2013

Hospital Patient Crashes Stolen Ambulance

Authorities say a patient at a metro Atlanta hospital stole an ambulance with two paramedics in the back and sped away before crashing into a building. Both paramedics escaped without serious injury when the stolen ambulance crashed into a chiropractor's office several miles from Emory University Hospital. The paramedics were outside the hospital doing paperwork in back of the ambulance when a patient dressed in a gown and rubber gloves jumped in the driver's seat and drove away. Read more...

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May 09, 2013

'Barefoot Bandit' Pleads Guilty Again

"Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore has pleaded guilty in Mount Vernon to a burglary charge for breaking into the Anacortes Airport where he stole a plane and flew it to Orcas Island. As part of a plea deal with Skagit County Prosecutor Rich Weyrich, the 22-year-old was sentenced Wednesday to three months he's already spent in jail. Read more...

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April 16, 2013

Maine 'Hermit' Gets Bail Offer

The man who spent nearly three decades in the woods of Maine before his high-profile arrest earlier this month has attracted a marriage proposal and a stranger's offer to bail him out, prompting authorities to dramatically increase his bail amid fears he could be targeted for exploitation. Christopher Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit to locals, spent 27 years in the woods with virtually no contact with other people. But in the short time since his arrest he's had a lot of people trying to get close to him, officials said. Read more...

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April 11, 2013

Hermit Living in Wild for 27 Years Arrested

A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the central Maine woods and may be responsible for widespread thefts of food and other staples has been captured, authorities said. Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested last week when he tripped a surveillance sensor set up by a game warden while stealing food from a youth camp in Rome, State Police said in a court affidavit. Authorities found the campsite where they believed Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit in local lore, has lived for 27 years. Read more...

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April 09, 2013

Man Stole $75,000 Worth of Soup

A 51-year-old Orlando man was arrested on charges that he stole a tractor trailer containing $75,000 worth of soup, authorities said. Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, faces charges of grand theft of cargo worth $50,000 or more and grand theft of a motor vehicle following his arrest on the Florida's Turnpike, according to authorities. Read more...

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April 03, 2013

Suspect Surrenders in $1M Gold Heist

A San Francisco Bay area man has turned himself in to authorities after being identified as a suspect in the theft of more than $1 million of gold and other items from a far Northern California county courthouse. David Dean Johnson, 49, of El Cerrito surrendered to a sheriff's detective. He is being held at Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka with bail set at $1 million. Johnson and 51-year-old Scott Wayne Bailey of El Sobrante were recently named as suspects in the 2012 heist at the Siskiyou County Superior Courthouse in Yreka. About $1.3 million in gold, jewelry and artifacts were taken from a display case in the courthouse lobby. Read more...

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April 01, 2013

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

A Philadelphia man shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home while he and his two young children were sleeping, police say. Lee Heng, 63, told officers he felt he had no choice but to fire at two men who he says broke into his home through a second story bathroom window. One suspect died but the second escaped. Surveillance footage shows the second suspect, who police say is a man in his 30s with a medium build, fleeing the scene. Read more...

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March 19, 2013

Letter Returns Stolen Money From 1980s

A burglar expressing guilt about stealing $800 from a western Michigan store three decades ago has repaid the money, plus some interest. The anonymous thief sent a note and $1,200 in $100 bills to the Barry County sheriff's department in Hastings. The writer admitted breaking into the Middle Mart on Michigan north of Middleville about 30 years ago. In a letter packed with emotion and spelling errors, the writer asks for "help in locating a man" to whom the writer owes the money. Read more...

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March 18, 2013

Man Charged in Multiple Home Invasions

An Ann Arbor man is accused of committing multiple home invasions after being released on bond in another case last year, court records show. Javare Holmes, 19, was arraigned last week on five charges of first-degree home invasion and a charge each of second-degree home invasion, larceny in a building and receiving and concealing stolen property worth $1,000 to $20,000, court records show. Read more...

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March 11, 2013

Man Scraps 8 Stolen School Buses

The owner of a Southwest Side scrap yard where eight stolen yellow schools buses were found has been arrested and charged in a separate case, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office. The business remains the focus of an ongoing probe, a source said. After a search of the business, Chicago Police found Sergio Quintero, 44, owner of Gonzalez Auto Parts and Dismantling in the 3400 block of South Lawndale, hiding in the ceiling of the scrap yard's business office. Read more...

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March 08, 2013

Man Charged With Stealing Girl Scout Cookies

A Woodruff man has been charged with taking about $19,000 in Girl Scout cookies from a Spartanburg warehouse. Christopher Maurice Morton, 37, is charged with breach of trust more than $10,000. The owner of Carey Moving and Storage reported more than 450 cases of Girl Scout cookies were taken from its facilities Feb. 26. Brian Carey said cookies began arriving at the warehouse Feb. 15, and employees doing an inventory last week realized that cases of Thin Mints and Shortbreads were missing. Read more...

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February 28, 2013

Alabama Dismisses 4 Arrested Freshmen

The University of Alabama has dismissed four freshmen charged with either second-degree robbery or credit card fraud. Defensive back Eddie Williams, 20, and linebackers Tyler Hayes and D.J. Pettway, both 18, were shown the door after being charged with second-degree robbery for their involvement in the separate robberies of two students on the Tuscaloosa campus on Feb. 11. They were subsequently barred from campus while awaiting a ruling from the Student Judicial Board. Redshirt freshman H-back Brent Calloway was also dismissed after being charged with use of a stolen credit card taken from one of the students. Read more...

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February 21, 2013

'Barefoot Bandit' Faces New Charges

The prison inmate known as the "Barefoot Bandit" thought he had agreed to a plea deal that covered all of the crimes he committed during his two-year spree in the state of Washington. However, Colton Harris-Moore learned this week that he is facing additional charges in Skagit County for stealing a plane he flew to the Bahamas. Harris-Moore is currently serving a 6-1/2-year sentence after pleading guilty to more than 40 felonies. Read more...

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February 20, 2013

Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

A homeowner fatally shot an intruder as he climbed through a window and into his home Monday afternoon, Dallas police say. Police said the homeowner heard a noise inside his residence and shot a man, later identified as 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins, aka BJ, as he climbed through the window. "The homeowner heard a noise. He came around the corner, saw the individual trying to climb into the window and according to the law, the castle doctrine, he used deadly force," said Sgt. Calvin Johnson, with the Dallas Police Department. Read more...

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February 18, 2013

Thieves Snatch $2M in Jewels

Three slick thieves smashed and grabbed $2 million in bling from a Four Seasons display case just feet from the Midtown hotel's front desk yesterday — and made a clean getaway. The crooks snatched three watches, a necklace, earrings, rings, cuff links and pendants from the Jacob & Co. case at around 2 a.m. and fled in a waiting car on East 57th Street, sources said. "It was quick. They hit us, smash and grab, gone," a security worker said. "We certainly didn't expect to get hit there." Read more...

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February 16, 2013

Homeowner Kills 15-Year-Old Burglar

A 15-year-old burglary suspect in St. Louis is dead after being shot by the homeowner. Demetrius Murphy was killed around 1:30 a.m. in the back yard of a home near Gravois Park. Police say Murphy and a 17-year-old were trying to burglarize the home. The 33-year-old male homeowner went outside to investigate and reportedly shot Murphy as Murphy approached him. Read more...

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February 13, 2013

Four Alabama Players Arrested for Robbery

Four University of Alabama football players were arrested and charged with second-degree robbery following a pair of incidents. Linebacker Tyler Hayes and defensive lineman D.J. Pettway were charged with second-degree robbery while defensive back Eddie Williams and running back Brent Calloway were charged with second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Williams and Hayes admitted to attacking a student, punching him in the head and face and kicking him in the back and rib area while he was unconscious. They stole the victim's backpack, which had an Apple laptop in it. Read more...

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January 30, 2013

3 Arrested in Home Invasion of Elderly Couple

Police announced that they arrested three men in connection with a robbery spree that included the tying up of an Almaden Valley couple in a home invasion. Miguel Marez, 19, James Palmerson, 18, and 18-year-old Ezra Santana, all San Jose residents, were arrested over the past week after being linked to four robberies between Jan. 19 and Jan. 21, culminating with the home-invasion robbery of a couple in their 70s that grabbed headlines and added more fuel to residents' ire over spiking crime rates in the city. Read more...

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January 29, 2013

Two Arrested in $65K Chicken Wing Heist

It was going to be one heck of a Superbowl party. A pair of workers at a frozen food distribution center outside of Atlanta, Ga., made off with $65,000 worth of frozen chicken wings earlier this month, according to cops in Gwinnet County. Dewayne Patterson and Renaldo Jackson, who both worked at the Nordic Distribution Center, allegedly backed a rental truck up to the back of the loading area at the center and loaded 10 pallets of Tyson frozen chicken wings onto the truck. The pair then made off with the poultry, but were seen by management. Read more...

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January 21, 2013

Men Arrested in 32 Business Burglaries

Three Davenport residents were arrested in connection with 32 commercial burglaries in Davenport, Eldridge and rural Scott County, according to Davenport police. Brandon Alexander Barnett, 19; Shane Dean Smeltzer, 18; and Joshua Lane Hayes, 19, all of Davenport, face multiple felony charges. Read more...

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January 18, 2013

Cops Search for Carjacker Who Tossed Girl

Texas authorities are searching for a suspect after a brazen carjacking in a crowded Walmart parking lot. Police say a mother and daughter were loading their shopping bags into their truck when two suspects drove up, pinning the family in. One of the men reportedly was armed with a gun and demanded the keys, while the other suspect remained in the car. Read more...

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Weapons Stolen From Gun Owner Named on Website

Two handguns and two pistol permits were reportedly stolen from the New York home of a man whose name and address appear on the website of a local newspaper as a gun owner. It's not yet known if the theft at the New City, N.Y., home is connected to the Journal News' controversial decision to publish a map listing the names and addresses of those who legally possess gun permits. Read more...

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January 02, 2013

Canine Sniffs Out Pizza Robber Suspects

A police canine with a strong sense of smell is getting credit for nabbing four suspects in a pizza-delivery robbery in Cahokia last week. Police charged four adults and a juvenile with aggravated robbery. Bond was set at $50,000. Cahokia Police Chief James Jones says a pizza delivery man met two female suspects Dec. 27 at a Cahokia home. They were discussing the transaction when two men approached from the side of the house. The men allegedly told the delivery man they had a gun but did not display it. The suspects took the pizza and an undisclosed amount of cash. Read more...

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December 27, 2012

Man Accused of Hijacking UPS Truck

An East St. Louis man is jailed on $1 million bond after being accused of hijacking a UPS truck and later shooting a 15-year-old girl. St. Clair County prosecutors charged 20-year-old Anthony Moore with attempted murder, aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping. Illinois State Police allege that a masked man with a gun forced a UPS driver making deliveries to drive to two locations where some of the parcels were unloaded. The UPS driver later fled. Read more...

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December 24, 2012

Suspected Car Thief Killed in Shootout

A suspected car thief was killed after exchanging gunfire with deputies in unincorporated Whittier, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Whittier police officers were attempting to stop a stolen car near Norwalk and Washington boulevards in west Whittier when suspects fired on police and then fled, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies joined in the search for the suspects. The search ended in a stand-off with the two suspects barricaded in a garage. Read more...

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December 10, 2012

Boys, 7 and 11, Attempt Armed Robbery

Two boys, ages 7 and 11, are accused of trying to rob a woman with a loaded gun, police said. The 11-year-old boy had a .22 caliber loaded handgun when officers found him Saturday at the parking lot of a church, police said. Detectives were investigating how the boys obtained a gun. "Officers told the 11-year-old to keep his hands out of his pockets but he ignored the officers and tried putting his hand back in his pocket," Portland police said in a statement. "Officers grabbed his arms and recovered a cocked and loaded .22 caliber handgun in his pocket." Read more...

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December 03, 2012

Inmate Released, Robs Bank Within Hour

Authorities are accusing a man of robbing an Oregon bank less than an hour after he was released from jail due to budget cuts. Eugene police arrested 33-year-old Christopher Franklin Weaver shortly after a Thursday robbery at a Pacific Continental Bank branch. He was returned to jail. Weaver was among about 30 inmates released from the Lane County Jail at 11 a.m. The bank was robbed at 11:55 a.m. Read more...

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November 16, 2012

5 Arrested in Cross-Country Retail Theft Spree

Five people suspected in a cross-country theft and identity fraud spree were arrested in Utah after police say they stole credit cards from shoppers and merchandise from several big businesses. With Black Friday just a week away, officers are using the incidents as a reminder to shoppers to keep their guards up. The group rented a car in Miami on Nov. 3 and committed retail theft in Texas and Colorado before coming to Utah, said Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Gary Young. Read more...

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November 09, 2012

Woman Faces Church Embezzlement Charges

A woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from a church pre-school was arrested Thursday and is facing felony theft charges. Melissa Miles, 39, was arrested on her way to a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant off of Wolfensburger Road in Castle Rock around 11:30 a.m. A citizen reported her whereabouts to police. She'd avoided arrest for a week, since her warrant was issued Nov. 1. Read more...

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November 06, 2012

5 Teens Charged in Halloween Muggings

Five teens boys, including a 13-year-old, have each been charged with five counts of first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with a series of armed muggings in Tacoma on Halloween night. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says three of the teens have been charged as adults: Zyion Houston-Sconiers, 17; Treson Roberts, 16; and Amancio Tolbert, 16. The other two, the 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, are being prosecuted as juveniles, he said. Read more...

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November 02, 2012

3 Day Crime Spree Ends in Police Shootout

A young San Diego woman was behind bars for allegedly taking part in a spree of armed holdups along with an ex-firefighter who was shot dead two days later in a Halloween-night gunbattle with police in Barrio Logan. Cindy Altamirano Garcia, who turned 18 three weeks ago, was arrested at the scene of the shootout that killed her alleged accomplice, 40-year-old Philip Martin Hernandez, according to San Diego police. Read more...

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October 31, 2012

Man Accused of Owing $600,000 Child Support

A man accused of failing for 21 years to pay court-ordered child support has been arrested in El Dorado County. Martin Seebach, 58, was arrested and is charged in a criminal complaint with two felony charges of grand theft against his now adult children. He also is charged with four misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order, for failing to pay the court-ordered monthly amounts toward his child support arrears, according to an El Dorado County District Attorney's Office news release. Read more...

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October 24, 2012

Cinema Bandit Slithered Under Seats

A Philadelphia man who may have stolen as much as $70,000 per week by slithering on floors to lift credit cards from unsuspecting moviegoers has been convicted of fraud and identity theft crimes. Anthony Johnson, 49, and several accomplices used the stolen cards for thousands of dollars in cash advances from Connecticut's casinos and retail purchases worth tens of thousands more throughout the state and elsewhere, FBI officials announced. Read more...

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October 12, 2012

Siblings Charged With Armed Robbery

At least three people are facing life sentences in Jackson, and two of them aren't even old enough to drink alcohol legally. 17-year-old Breanna Crawford and 20-year-old Kesean Wilson are half brother and sister, and now they're both charged with armed robbery at Jackson City County Credit Union after being arraigned in 12th District Court. They're two of the suspects in the string of recent bank robberies in Jackson, and at least one man is still on the loose. Read more...

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October 03, 2012

'Flip Flop Bandit' Sentenced to Prison

A judge has ordered a 43-year-old woman to spend four years and three months in federal prison for a southern Illinois bank robbery that earned her the moniker of the "Flip Flop Bandit" for the bright green footwear she wore during the holdup. Carla Walker of Lebanon was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. She pleaded guilty in May to one count of bank robbery. Walker admitted she robbed the First Federal Savings Bank of Lebanon on March 26 after pointing a pellet gun at the bank tellers and insisting other guns were trained on the bank. Read more...

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October 02, 2012

Thieves Sought in $2 Million Jewelry Heist

California investigators searched Monday for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery. But they didn't get away with the biggest prize of all -- the nearly 14-pound Fricot Nugget, a giant crystalline gold mass unearthed in the Gold Rush era. During their attempt to grab the rock, the robbers triggered an alarm that alerted authorities who swarmed the museum but were unable to nab the thieves. Read more...

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September 24, 2012

Youth League Thief Flees to Mideast

A former official of a Massachusetts youth football league who is accused of stealing $80,000 from the program has reportedly fled to the Middle East country of United Arab Emirates, which does not have an extradition agreement with the United States. James Potenza, the former treasurer of the Pentucket Youth Football League, failed to show up for a conference last week ahead of his trial, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 10. Read more...

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September 15, 2012

'Bucket List Bandit' Nabbed in Traffic Stop

A suspect in a series of bank robberies that earned the perpetrator the nickname "Bucket List Bandit" is under arrest after a routine traffic stop by Roland, Okla., police, the FBI announced. Michael Eugene Brewster, 54, of Pensacola, Fla., was arrested, police said. Brewster is wanted in at least 10 bank robberies from Flagstaff, Ariz., to Erie, Pa., where a teller picked out his photo from a lineup after a Monday heist, the FBI said. The suspect earned the nickname "Bucket List Bandit" after he allegedly passed a Roy, Utah, bankteller a note on July 6 saying he had only four months to live, the FBI said. Read more...

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September 08, 2012

Mom, 52, Chases Intruder Out of House

A Connecticut woman confronted an intruder, chased him out her her home and held him down until police arrived. Pauline Bragg, 52, was in her Willimantic home on Sunday night when she noticed a man inside. "I looked and there's this guy, this big shadow standing there with a flashlight," Bragg said. The suspect, identified by police as Ramon Rivera, ran out of the house with Bragg right behind him. Read more...

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September 06, 2012

Kidnappers Attach Device to Woman in Robbery Attempt

Two men wearing ski masks kidnapped a bank employee in Huntington Park, held her overnight, attached a supposed bomb to her and then had her rob an East Los Angeles bank, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department. The female victim, who was being questioned by detectives, is an employee of the bank, authorities confirmed. She was abducted from her home in Huntington Park on Tuesday, LASD Capt. Mike Parker said. Read more...

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July 19, 2012

Customer Shoots Suspects During Internet Cafe Robbery

Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet cafe when a 71-year-old patron began shooting his own gun, wounding the suspects. Surveillance video shows two masked men entering the Palms Internet Cafe around 10 p.m. Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports one pointed a gun at customers while the other swung a baseball bat. Read more...

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July 11, 2012

Woman Swallows Diamond Ring, Pawns it Later

A Utah woman is accused of theft after police say she swallowed a $4,000 diamond ring at a department store before pawning it off after it passed through her system. Police say 38-year-old Angela Winters Hardman of Sandy stopped at a Macy's outside Salt Lake City in May and asked to try on the jewelry. An employee says Hardman then made a switch and handed back a similar, though obviously bogus, ring -- but denied stealing the real thing. Read more...

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June 25, 2012

14-Year-Old Boy Shoots Armed Intruder

A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said. The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell, Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said. Read more...

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June 05, 2012

Laptop Snaps Thief's Photo, Leading to His Arrest

Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested. Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a security website, leading to his arrest. The computer's owner, Logan Chadde, installed Orbicule security software before a weekend break-in at his home in Ann Arbor. The program captured the thief using Facebook and talking with another person about how he was going to sell the stolen laptop. Read more...

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May 22, 2012

Man Who Dressed as Dead Mom Sentenced

A man who dressed up as his mother in a bizarre real estate fraud that involved doctoring her death certificate and cashing her Social Security checks for six years after she died was sentenced to more than 13 years behind bars. Thomas Parkin was convicted May 3 on charges including grand larceny and mortgage fraud. He was sentenced Monday to 13 2/3 to 41 years in prison. Prosecutors said the scheme lasted six years and involved Parkin wearing a blond wig, dress and oversized sunglasses. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Theft of Hank Jr. Guitar

Authorities say an Alabama man has been charged in the theft of a $15,000 guitar that belonged to Hank Williams Jr. Adam Dale Broach, of Notasulga, was arrested by the Pike County's Sheriff's Office. Broach is charged with first-degree theft of property. An arrest report says the custom-made 1968 Les Paul guitar disappeared from Williams' cabin in the area in July 2010 and then was recovered later that month when it was given to Wayne Mills of the Wayne Mills Band as a gift during a concert in Sheffield. Read more...

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May 21, 2012

3 Charged In Marvin Winans Carjacking

A Michigan prosecutor has charged three young men in the assault and carjacking of popular Detroit pastor and gospel singing icon Marvin Winans. The office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says 20-year-old Detroit residents Phillip Givens and Christopher Moorehead and 18-year-old Brian K. Young of Macomb County's Clinton Township are charged with carjacking, unarmed robbery and conspiracy. The charges carry up to life in prison. Read more...

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May 10, 2012

Man Shoots Intruder With Gun Carried in Korean War

Police say an 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man wounded a home invasion suspect with the gun he carried in the Korean War. Elizabeth Township police say 25-year-old Raymond Hiles was captured not long after trying to break into Fred Ricciutti's home. Ricciutti said he heard Hiles break a window and then confronted him, firing a single shot that grazed Hiles' neck. Read more...

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May 07, 2012

14-Year-Old Suspected in Nearly 100 Burglaries

Police expect the burglary rate to go down in north Nashville because of the arrest of just one person – a 14-year-old boy. Officers said the teenager has been responsible for as many as 100 break-ins across north Nashville over the last two years. "We work too hard for what we have, and then for someone to take it or destroy it from you, I mean, that's not right," said neighbor Geri Kennedy. Read more...

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May 04, 2012

'Barefoot Bandit' Out of Solitary Confinement

The youthful thief known as the "Barefoot Bandit," who led police on a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes, has been moved out of solitary confinement and into the general inmate population at another prison in Washington state, corrections officials confirmed. Colton Harris-Moore, 21, had spent three weeks in "intensive management," most of which was at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary alongside inmates facing the death penalty. It was for his own protection as a high-profile convict, said Washington Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis. Read more...

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April 18, 2012

Tom Petty's Stolen Guitars Recovered

Police in Southern California have recovered five guitars stolen from rocker Tom Petty and arrested a security guard from the star's rehearsal studio in connection with the theft, police said. The prized instruments were reported stolen last Thursday from a soundstage at Culver Studios in Culver City where Petty and his band, The Heartbreakers, were rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Security guard Daryl Washington was detained after police received a tip that one of the guitars had been sold to a pawn shop in Hollywood for $250, according to officers cited by AFP. Read more...

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April 16, 2012

Robbers Assault Pregnant Store Clerk

A pregnant South Florida convenience store clerk became an assault and robbery victim after armed gunmen stormed into the business demanding money. Store clerk Murshiva Khondaker had an uneasy feeling at her Quike Foodmart along Northeast Second Avenue in Miami on Sunday, after two men walked into the store. One of the men threw Khondaker, who is 4-months pregnant, to the ground and beat her as her 6-year-old daughter watched and tried to stop the attack. When asked what she said to the men, Khondaker's daughter said, "The black man to stop hitting my mom." Read more...

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April 09, 2012

Grease-Covered Burglar Arrested in Underwear

A greasy burglar was caught with his pants down when police found him stuck in a restaurant kitchen stove vent. Robert Kuhn, 26, allegedly attempted to shimmy down a kitchen stove vent of Lido's Restaurant in Springfield, where he was a former dishwasher. The owner lives above the restaurant and called police when he saw the vent roof moved around 10 p.m. Officers first rescued Kuhn, dressed in only boxers, an undershirt and covered in grease. Half his body was in the shaft and half was out. Police then arrested him. Read more...

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April 04, 2012

Enhanced Video of Zimmerman Show Injuries

Enhanced video of George Zimmerman being led into a Florida police station appears to show possible injuries to the back of his head, lending credence to his claim he was in a struggle with Trayvon Martin when he shot the teen. ABC News initially released video of Zimmerman that did not clearly show marks on his scalp, but had the video enhanced digitally and released a new clip on Monday. That clip appears to show a gash. Zimmerman's father claims his son was being beaten by the 17-year-old teen when he shot Martin in self-defense. Read more...

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March 29, 2012

75-Year-Old Kills Break-In Suspect

Police say a 75-year-old Detroit man fatally shot an armed 18-year-old man who was trying to break into his home on the city's west side with two other people. Detroit police said in a statement that the older man was inside his home when he heard the three people trying to break in through a side door. Police say the homeowner fired a shot, fatally wounding the young man, and the two others fled. They were described by police only as unknown males. Read more...

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March 22, 2012

7 Arrested in Multi-State Jewelry-Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors say seven people have been charged in connection with operating a jewelry-theft ring based in Virginia. Prosecutors say the suspects based in Richmond stole more than $4.6 million in jewelry from traveling sales representatives in Virginia and at least six other states, including New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and California. Read more...

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March 17, 2012

19 Arrested in 9 States in ID Theft Ring

Nineteen people were arrested in Nevada and eight other states in a Las Vegas-based identity theft and trafficking ring that a federal prosecutor characterized as a sophisticated racketeering organization involving 50 people nationwide. The scheme revolved around the buying and selling of pilfered debit and credit card information on an Internet site called "," U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Friday in Las Vegas. Read more...

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March 13, 2012

Police Take on Rising Wave of Detergent Theft

Law enforcement officials across the US have been left baffled by a crime wave targeting an unlikely item -- Tide laundry detergent. Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it and retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid. One Tide thief in West St. Paul, Minn., stole $25,000 of the product over 15 months before he was arrested last year. Read more...

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March 12, 2012

Teens Charged With Robbing Girl Scouts

Two teens are under arrest for allegedly stealing money from a group of Girl Scouts outside a Texas Wal-Mart last weekend. Last weekend, the Girl Scouts selling cookies in front of Wal-Mart told an unbelievable story: suspects driving up in a car and robbing them of their cookie money. "A guy jumped out and just started asking us what kind of cookies do we have, like he wanted to buy some," Girl Scout Aravia Cotton said. "Then out of nowhere he just took the whole box of money that we had." Read more...

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March 10, 2012

About $275K Recovered From Armored Car Heist

Authorities have recovered about $275,000 left behind by an armored car guard accused of killing his partner in Pittsburgh and absconding with $2.3 million 10 days ago. Police found about $250,000 stashed under a car at the Dravosburg home Kenneth Konias shared with his parents. That was a day after $24,000 was found at the grave of a family member. Read more...

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March 03, 2012

'Sweetheart Swindler' Sentenced to 10 Years

A Florida man convicted of conning two women of out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Paul Francois, 57, appeared in court on Thursday and made a tearful apology to one of his victims before the judge gave him his sentence. "I'm sorry, Rose Marie, I'll give you your money back. I want you to have a life and be better," he wept. "I promise I'll pay you back." Read more...

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March 02, 2012

Armored Car Guard Takes $2 Million

A Pennsylvania armored car company has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a 22-year-old guard who shot his partner and stole an estimated $2 million. Garda has posted the reward for the capture of Kenneth J. Konias Jr., of Dravosburg. Police said Konias shot his armored car partner, Michael Haines, 31, in the back of the head to carry out is robbery plan. Read more...

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Hostage-Taker Shot, Officers Injured

Police shot through a Buena Park bank's glass doors Thursday afternoon, ending an hours-long hostage standoff. The suspect, described as a man in his 40s, appeared at the door around 3 p.m., apparently coming outside to retrieve something he had demanded, said police, who would not describe the demand. The suspect was seen holding a gun to the bank manager, police said. That's when SWAT officers stormed the building, shooting out the door and receiving fire from the suspect. Read more...

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March 01, 2012

'Creepy' Embalmer Sold Gold Teeth From Corpses

A Colorado embalmer saw a golden opportunity in dead people's teeth, police say. Adrian David Kline, 43, of Brighton, is accused of stealing gold teeth from bodies and cremated remains he handled at funeral homes and selling them to local pawn shops, the Longmont Times-Call reported. A Boulder County Grand jury indicted Kline on eight counts of providing false information to a pawnbroker and two counts of providing false information to a secondhand dealer. Read more...

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February 21, 2012

Former Glock CEO to Stand Trial

Allegations of racketeering, gun theft and embezzlement from one of the nation's largest firearms distributors will all be aired in court, when the former general counsel for Glock Inc. stands trial in Cobb County, Georgia. Paul Jannuzzo, 55, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the theft and racketeering charges for which he was indicted in 2009. Read more...

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February 13, 2012

Fugitive Wanted in 1993 British Heist Arrested

Missouri authorities have arrested a man wanted in the United Kingdom over a 1993 heist from an armored vehicle that netted the equivalent of $1.6 million, and were holding him on a weapons charge. Edward John Maher, wanted for stealing "a large amount of cash" while working as a security guard, admitted to the FBI that he came to the United States in 1998 to work, the FBI said in an affidavit. British authorities were seeking approval to have Maher extradited, according to a posting on Friday on the website of the Suffolk Constabulary. Read more...

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February 11, 2012

Thieves Pull Off Stunning Gem Heist

A Chicago jewelry store owner says a heist that resulted in her store being robbed of $500,000 in precious gems was "definitely straight out of Ocean's Eleven." Thieves broke into Steve Quick Jewelers in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago by cutting through a common wall in the sushi restaurant next door straight into the back corner of the jeweler's office, right behind the safe -- the only part of the store not covered by an elaborate security system of cameras and motion detectors. Read more...

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January 28, 2012

'Barefoot Bandit' Gets 7 Federal Years

The criminal known as the 'Barefoot Bandit' has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in federal prison for a two-year crime spree that included stealing planes, boats and guns. Colton Harris-Moore will serve the federal sentence concurrently with the seven-year sentence he received in Washington state court. Read more...

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January 25, 2012

'Barefoot Bandit' Emails Ridicule Law Enforcement

New federal court documents say the "Barefoot Bandit" ridiculed police and prosecutors in emails he sent from prison, undercutting his claims that he's sorry for his two-year crime spree. In emails that 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore wrote recently, he referred to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown as the "king swine," called prosecutors who handled his case fools, and referred to news reporters as vermin. He bragged about his two-year crime spree, saying that his flying accomplishments were "amazing" and unmatched by anyone except the Wright brothers. Read more...

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January 23, 2012

Man Charged in Botched Waffle House Robbery

Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with robbery in a botched holdup at a Waffle House that left another suspect dead. Spartanburg County Sheriff's Lt. Tony Ivey says 29-year-old Kenneth Jowan Craig was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Investigators say Craig and 19-year-old Dante Lamont Williams tried to rob the restaurant. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun and told the men to wait for sheriff's deputies to arrive. Ivey says Williams pointed his gun at the customer, who shot and killed him. Read more...

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