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  • Barista tackles armed robbery suspect outside Lower Garden District coffee shop

    06/27/2018 12:24:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 6/27/18 | Hanna Krueger
    As a kid, Paul Thomas was a huge fan of professional wrestling. But he said he never imagined he would have to put that passion into practice at his coffee shop job. However, on Tuesday (June 26), Thomas channeled his inner WWE to take down an armed robbery suspect outside of Mojo Coffee House at the intersection of Race and Magazine Streets in the Lower Garden District. "It was a wacky Tuesday to say the least," Thomas said. Around 11:40 a.m., a 32-year-old man arrived at the coffee shop to buy two iPhones listed on Letgo by 25-year-old Rodolfo Bartholomew,...
  • Asian business owners terrorized during Raleigh home invasion robbery

    05/08/2018 7:22:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 11 replies
    ABC 11, RALEIGH, NC - WTVD ^ | Tuesday, May 08, 2018 06:58PM | Ed Crump
    RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- A Raleigh family was terrorized by three masked and gloved gunmen who forced their way into an East Raleigh home, tied the family up, and robbed them. The victims are owners of three Chinese restaurants in Wake County. The home invasion robbery is the latest in a rash of robberies targeting Asian business owners in the Triangle. Jun Wang, 22, arrived at his home in Edgewater at Rogers Farm just before 11 p.m. Monday night to the surprise of his lifetime. He told ABC11, "My key was still in the door as I opened and they...
  • Advantages of Criminals Using Imitation Guns

    04/25/2018 1:36:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In Iowa, criminals who use imitation guns are not treated as harshly under the law as are criminals who use real guns. It seems an obvious policy decision. When criminals use imitation guns, the vast majority of the risk is on the criminal. They are more likely to be shot. They are not able to shoot back. They are relying on the power of bluff and image to coerce people who they are attempting to victimize. It seems like a win-win for law and order.In a recent AP article, a county attorney and a police chief want to change...
  • Waffle House armed robbery suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds: NOPD

    04/20/2018 4:07:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 4/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police have arrested one suspect in connection with the armed robbery at the Waffle House on Elysian Fields Avenue on Thursday night (April 19). Ernest Thomas was arrested on one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery, but remains in the hospital as he recovers from gunshot wounds, NOPD said. Around 10:19 p.m. Thursday, Thomas and another man with semiautomatic handguns entered the Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, police said. The other man jumped the counter and demanded money from the cashier, while also taking $8 from a costumer,...
  • Video showing campus police officer seizing cash from man's wallet causes outrage

    09/12/2017 11:45:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies via WPXI ^ | September 12, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. - A University of California, Berkeley, police officer taking the cash out of a hot dog vendor's wallet has caused outrage in the community. An alum took cellphone video of the campus police officer citing a street food vendor for not having a proper license. The video, taken after Saturday's Cal football game, also shows the officer going through the street vendor's wallet and taking out his cash. KTVU reports that Cal alum, Martin Flores, asked, "Are you going to take his hard-earned money?" The officer responds, “Yup.” Flores then says, "People can drink on campus on football...
  • Getaway Driver in Home Invasion Speaks About Homeowner Who Killed Her Friends With AR-15 [VIDEO]

    03/31/2017 12:47:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies ^ | March 31, 2017
    The Oklahoma woman accused of acting as a would-be getaway driver for a botched burglary in Broken Arrow, Monday, is speaking out about the crime. Her three accomplices were shot and killed by the homeowner’s son. She wants the man who killed her friends to know she doesn’t blame him for doing what he did.
  • Boy, 13, arrested in armed robbery of Marigny woman: NOPD

    03/04/2017 3:48:12 PM PST · by BBell · 5 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/2/17 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    A 13-year-old boy is in custody after New Orleans police say he robbed a 75-year-old woman at gunpoint Wednesday (March 1) in the Marigny neighborhood. Officers were called shortly before 4:30 p.m. to the 800 block of Marigny Street, where the victim said she was walking to her home when approached by a juvenile demanding her wallet, police said in a preliminary report. The woman refused, police said, and the boy pulled out a gun. She gave him her property and he fled, but was later arrested, police said. Earlier Wednesday, police said a 76-year-old man was shot in the...
  • Elderly SC man shot to death while delivering newspapers in Uptown Charlotte

    02/15/2017 8:46:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    The State ^ | 2/15/2017 | Mark Price and Adam Bell
    CHARLOTTE, NC — A newspaper carrier was found dead in the road and a second person was reportedly found wounded early Wednesday in a typically peaceful part of uptown near popular Romare Bearden Park. Police are focusing their investigation on the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The man found dead was identified as Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65. He lived in Lancaster County, S.C., south of Charlotte. Scott worked delivering newspapers in uptown for more than 40 years. He was under contract with a company that is also under contract to deliver The Charlotte Observer in...
  • Concealed Carrier Kills Armed Robber In New Orleans

    02/11/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 2/11/2017 | Bob Owens
    A man attempting to rob a T-Mobile store in New Orleans last night didn’t count on an armed customer drawing his concealed weapon and putting him down hard. A customer foiled an apparent armed robbery at the T-Mobile store on St. Andrew Street, police said, shooting and killing the armed robber. Right around the time police were investigating the shooting of six people in Central City, officers in the same NOPD district were called to a T-Mobile store in the 500 block of St. Andrew Street. Chief Michael Harrison said a suspect was attempting to rob the store, when a...
  • Texas Store Employee uses AK-47 to stop 4 armed robbers

    10/06/2016 2:07:46 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Bob Price
    An employee of a jewelry store in Conroe, Texas, pulled an AK-47 from behind the counter to stop four would-be armed robbers. One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect. Jeffery Turner, Jr., owner of Jeff’s Jewelry Store in Conroe, told police that four men entered his store and demanded jewelry, purses and other items. At least one of the robbers displayed a firearm, according to Montgomery County Police Reporter’s Scott Engle. One of Turner’s employees responded by pulling an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle from behind the counter. The gunman fired at the store...
  • Police: Colorado Springs 5-year-old offered killer his only dollar in bid to save mom

    08/02/2016 6:09:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    gazette ^ | July 31, 2016 | Kaitlin Durbin
    A 5-year-old boy trying to save his mother during a robbery offered the only thing he had: $1. Three armed, masked men burst into the living room of their Colorado Springs home demanding money from his mother, Courtney Beaudette, according to court records. When she said she didn't have any, the men told her to strip. She took off her shirt but refused to go further, the documents said. Amid the chaos, Beaudette's son ran to his room to retrieve the only money he had, a single dollar bill, the report said. Then the gun went off. ... Michael Ryan...
  • Racist Kentucky Judge Needs New Career ASAP

    05/08/2015 5:53:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 8th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Racist Kentucky Judge Olu Stevens should be removed from office for his mistreatment of the parents of a small child who may have at least a borderline case of PTSD. On March 21, 2013, two armed black men [Gregory Wallace and Marquis MacAfee] broke into Jordan and Tommy Gray’s home near Buechel, Ken., while their 3-year old daughter was watching SpongeBob Squarepants and robbed the couple at gunpoint. “Two years later when Gregory Wallace was about to be sentenced, Jordan wrote in a victim impact statement that her daughter was still ‘in constant fear of black men.’”
  • NOPD arrests 10 armed robbery suspects over weekend

    01/19/2015 2:12:06 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/19/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    The New Orleans Police Department on Monday (Jan. 19) touted the arrests of 10 armed robbery suspects in two days, describing it as a demonstration of the NOPD's commitment to tracking down those "responsible for committing violent crime, taking them off the streets and bringing them to justice." "The arrests made this weekend show how hard our officers are working every day to keep our neighborhoods safe," NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement.The tally began Friday when three high school classmates were arrested, accused of robbing a man in the Central Business District on Jan. 9 and fleeing...
  • TX: Most Armed Robbers are Reluctant to Shoot

    12/31/2014 10:04:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video This video of an attempted armed robbery in Houston, Texas, illustrates the fact that most armed robbers are reluctant to shoot, and reluctant to kill their victims.   I am not saying that they have high moral standards.  I am saying that robbers respond to incentives; they know that a killing of an innocent brings down unwanted attention; and a shooting brings quicker response and often, greater investigation.  In this case the robber grabs the store owner through a small opening in a bullet proof enclosure and points a gun at him while demanding money.   The wife...
  • Spfld MA PD: 5 adults and 2 juve, armed with knives and boxcutters, allegedly stole from 6 victims

    09/25/2014 10:01:20 AM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    Police arrested seven suspects Wednesday night after they allegedly went on a rolling spree, while armed with knives and boxcutters, and stole cell phones and other items from six different victims in three separate robberies. The robberies began at 5:35 p.m. when suspects, driving around in a green Chevrolet Suburban, robbed an 18-year-old man who was walking near Greenleaf Park at 1187 Parker St., Sgt. John Delaney said. The victim told police that seven suspects, wielding knives, took his iPad and cell phone. The second armed robbery occurred about 30 minutes later in the area of 62 Malden St. Delaney...
  • Police refuse to treat armed robber as suspect in case it breaches his human rights (UK)

    03/03/2014 8:04:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:44AM GMT 03 Mar 2014 | (Agencies)
    Police asking for the public to identify an armed robber whose face was completely concealed aren’t treating him as a suspect in case it breaches his human rights. The man pulled down a black woolen beanie hat over his face so it was completely hidden before raiding a Labdrokes betting shop in West Moors, Dorset. Although nothing whatsoever can be seen of his face, optimistic police are asking people to help identify the seemingly unrecognizable man in CCTV images. …
  • Boy (10-12 Years Old) Robs Ice Cream Truck at Gunpoint in San Diego

    02/22/2014 2:54:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 20, 2014 | Kristy Wolski
    <p>SAN DIEGO – An ice cream truck driver was robbed by a boy with a handgun in the Skyline area Thursday evening, police said.</p> <p>The robbery happened near the intersection of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, according to San Diego Police Officer James Johnson.</p>
  • DA meets with mother of [thug] Ja'Quares Walker; activist says questions remain [of course]

    05/10/2012 7:02:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies [AL] ^ | May 08, 2012 | Jeremy Gray
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Shortly after holding a press conference this afternoon to say that authorities are not giving her the information she deserves about the shooting death of her 13-year-old son, Latonya Walker met with Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls. Falls said Walker had not contacted him before she and community activist Frank Matthews held today's press conference. Falls said he met with her and Matthews today for 45 minutes. Normally, Falls said, the DA's office will not contact family members after a decision made not to file charges in a case. They never meet with family's of defendants...
  • Police search for suspects after late-night armed robbery near Radford University (Hoodie Alert)

    03/26/2012 9:07:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies · 75+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 26, 2012 | Lerone Graham
    Police are seeking four men, three wearing black pants and black hoodies and another wearing a red shirt. Shortly before 1 a.m., Radford University sent a voicemail alert regarding a Tyler Avenue armed robbery that occurred last night. According to the alert, the robbery took place at 11:43 p.m. in the 500 block of Tyler Avenue. Police are seeking four men, three wearing black pants and black hoodies and another wearing a red shirt. The men were last seen running west away from campus, according to the alert. The Radford Police Department said Monday that the men allegedly knocked on...
  • Justice Breyer robbed by machete-wielding intruder at West Indies vacation home

    02/13/2012 1:53:47 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 13, 2012 | unattributed
    A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies. *** Arberg said the intruder took about $1,000 in cash and no one was hurt.