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  • Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, San Diego

    08/06/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies
    cbs8. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, CBS8 San Diego, August 2, 2013 A woman tried to rob a bank in National City, and officials sought the public's help locating her. The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. "At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller," Foxworth said. "Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note." The teller read some of...
  • Bank robbery suspect boasts on YouTube before arrest

    12/03/2012 7:28:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    YORK – It appears that before her arrest, Hannah Sabata, 19, of Stromsburg, Neb., made a YouTube video in which she brags about stealing a car and robbing a bank. Sabata was taken into custody Wednesday on charges that she robbed the Waco bank Tuesday after stealing a car in York.
  • Police: School bus dispatcher was bank robbery getaway driver

    02/22/2012 1:45:58 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    WFTV ^ | February 21, 2012
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Police said a woman who usually directs Orange County school bus drivers was behind the wheel during a bank robbery. Sharon Reynolds-Bell is a longtime employee of the Orange County School District, and Titusville police said she drove a car for her husband as he robbed a TD Bank earlier this month. Reynolds-Bell has worked for Orange County public schools for nearly 24 years. Now, the alleged bank robber is suspended with pay, which means she gets $17.20 per hour. Police said Reynolds-Bell, a longtime school bus dispatcher, was also a getaway driver for her husband. "I'm...
  • Authorities find alleged bank robber's 'practice notes'

    02/12/2012 9:57:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    MyWestTexas ^ | 12 Feb 2012 | James Cannon
    Local law enforcement agents arrested a suspect early Friday morning at an Odessa hotel, several hours after a Midland bank was robbed. Mark David Willmann, 42,was charged with bank robbery, a federal offense. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Counts granted a temporary motion by the U.S. Attorney’s Office to hold Willmann without the possibility of bond. -snip- Law enforcement agencies received tips identifying Willmann from a photo of the bank surveillance video released to local media outlets shortly after the robbery .... Two people positively identified Willmann about an hour after the photo and story were posted on the Reporter-Telegram’s social...
  • Toothless Waynesburg bank robber says she needed money for dentures

    02/01/2012 1:22:59 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 1, 2012
    WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Police said a woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a Waynesburg bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and said she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures. Evelyn Marie Fuller, 49, of Carmichaels, was arrested Tuesday by police in Waynesburg, where she's charged with robbing the First National Bank on Jan. 20. Police said the woman claimed to have a gun when she handed a teller a note demanding money, but never actually flashed the weapon. Fuller told a district judge she has mental health problems and...
  • City Must Pay Injured Bank Robber

    10/19/2011 6:16:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 19, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh City Council has approved paying $6,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by a man serving 10 to 20 years in prison for a bank robbery and 20-mile rush-hour police chase. Tuesday's vote settles the lawsuit filed in August by 39-year-old John McAleavey Jr., of Ridgemont, who claimed police were too rough and wrongfully used stun guns during his arrest in September 2008. McAleavey sued, claiming officers broke his nose, injured his head and left him with nerve damage by shocking him for 20 seconds. He claims the injuries hindered his "future horizons" because he can't...
  • Dramatic Footage: Capital One Bank Robbed, Hostage Escapes, Robbery Suspect Shot (Takoma Park, MD)

    01/28/2011 7:30:50 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 31 replies
    MYFOXDC ^ | 28 JAN 11 | MyFoxDC
    Alleged Bank Robber Takes Hostage - Shot By Police After Slipping And Falling On Ice Updated: Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 10:18 AM EST Published : Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 9:53 AM EST by MYFOXDC TAKOMA PARK, Md. - Dramatic video shows an alleged bank robber being taken down by police after slipping and falling on ice. WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO The incident happened at the Capital One Bank in Takoma Park, Md. around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Police had the bank surrounded when the alleged robber came out of the front door with what looked like a gun to the...
  • Police: Woman picked up kids from school after robbing Grants Pass bank

    09/24/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    KDRV ^ | September 20, 2010
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Two people are under arrest in connection with a bank robbery in Grants Pass Monday afternoon. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says 37-year-old Erica Fay Anderson robbed the Umpqua Bank on Midland Avenue at about 2:15 p.m. Monday, and then went to pick up her two daughters from Highland Elementary School. Authorities say she presented tellers with a demand note, and then fled with the cash. However, they say an alert citizen turned in a description and plates of a suspicious vehicle that investigators connected to Anderson. She was arrested at her home.
  • Parolee Arrested In 4 Bank Holdups

    09/20/2010 8:38:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 9/20/10 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A convicted bank robber just released from prison was arrested Monday in connection with four more holdups...
  • Radical jailed for Brink's heist role dies in NY

    08/06/2010 12:26:31 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    A violent leftist jailed 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the early 1980s has died in Brooklyn. Marilyn Buck was 62 and had been paroled from a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas on July 15. She died Tuesday. In 1981, Buck was part of group of militants who ambushed a Brink's armored car at a mall north of New York City. A guard and two police officers were killed during the heist.
  • FBI Says Bank-Robbing Woman Is a Man

    07/22/2010 10:19:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thu, Jul 22, 2010 | Eric S. Page
    Investigators say a bank-robbing suspect gave himself away in part when he spoke. The FBI released a series of photos and some videotape on Thursday of a bank robbery that took place last Friday at the Inland Federal Credit Union in the 550 block of Broadway in El Cajon. According to investigators, the suspect walked toward the bank at about 9:30 a.m. and confronted a bank employee, with the robber telling the worker he had a weapon. The robber then forced his way into the vault area of the bank with the worker in tow. A bank employee who gave...
  • CRIME/TERRORISM NEXUS: THE COMPLAINT AGAINST MUSTAFA AHMAD NAUSHAD, ET AL.

    07/13/2010 4:13:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    SNIPPET: "2. According to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of California, Naushad, together with co-defendants Tamim Abdul-Samad AKA Brandon Harris, and Darryl Eugene Peterson AKA Najm, robbed a CitiBank branch in La Mesa, California, on 19 April, 2010."
  • Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing...

    07/12/2010 1:24:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 9, 2010 | n/a
    July 9, 2010 NOTE The following text is a quote: Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing to Follow Prison Term Dwayne, K. Lewis, 28, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in federal prison on armed bank robbery charges. Lewis pleaded guilty February 1, 2010 to armed bank robberies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York in which nearly $269,000 was taken. Lewis, a Jamaican national, faces a deportation hearing after completing his prison sentence. United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced the sentence, which was imposed by U.S. District Court Chief...
  • Judge: Brian Kendrick sentenced to 53 years in prison (perp shot pregnant bank teller)

    02/12/2010 11:14:42 AM PST · by DemforBush · 17 replies · 539+ views
    WISH TV 8 ^ | 2/12/10 | Hyacinth Williams
    A man convicted in the Huntington Bank robbery and shooting learned his fate in court on Friday. A judge sentenced Brian Kendrick to 53 years in prison. He received 30 years for attempted murder, 14 years for robbery, 8 years for feticide, and 1 year for a handgun violation...
  • Customer tackles bank robber. Dramatic surveillance video shows a customer stopping a bank robbery

    09/22/2009 9:52:55 PM PDT · by rawhide · 18 replies · 987+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 9-21-09
    Customer tackles bank robber (raw video) Dramatic surveillance video from suburban Milwaukee shows a customer stopping a bank robbery by tackling the suspect and then holding him until police arrived. (AP/Sept. 21)http://www.ajc.com/video?bcpid=1659825399&bclid=1716449804&bctid=41523554001
  • Serial Bank Robber Wanted in 4 States Strikes Again In Indiana

    09/02/2009 4:35:15 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 13 replies · 473+ views
    News 7 ^ | 2 Sep 09 | Noelle Kachinsky
    The man wanted for about a dozen bank robberies, including two in Henderson County, North Carolina has struck again in Indiana on Friday. The robberies have taken place in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Kentucky.
  • Bank teller foils holdup, nabs suspect — loses job

    08/02/2009 6:59:16 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies · 2,606+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | August 1, 2009 | Jennifer Sullivan
    Jim Nicholson knew he should have just handed over the cash. But when the thin man in a beanie cap, dark clothing and sunglasses pushed a black backpack across the bank counter and demanded money, Nicholson says his instincts took over. After more than two years working as a teller at the Key Bank branch in Lower Queen Anne, Nicholson clearly understood the bank's strict policy of quickly complying with robbers' demands and avoiding confrontation. Instead, Nicholson threw the bag to the floor, lunged toward the robber and demanded to see a weapon. Surprised, the would-be bank robber backed up...
  • Symbionese Liberation Army -'70s radical Sara Jane Olson released from prison

    03/17/2009 1:10:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 918+ views
    cnn. ^ | 3 hours, 4 minutes ago | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Jon Opsahl said he doesn't think domestic terrorist-turned-housewife Sara Jane Olson served nearly enough time for his mother's murder, but he's relieved the saga ended with Olson's Tuesday release from prison. Sara Jane Olson was released from a California prison Tuesday after serving seven years. Sara Jane Olson was released from a California prison Olson, a member of the self-styled revolutionary Symbionese Liberation Army -- perhaps best known for kidnapping Patricia Hearst -- was released from a California prison after serving seven years, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. She was released to her husband just after midnight...
  • Stupid Criminal of the Day: Pay Stub Bank Robber

    12/30/2008 12:10:41 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 2 replies · 589+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec. 29, 2008 | NBC Chicago
    A bank robber solved his own crime for authorities last week, leaving a pay stub with his name and address at the scene, according to the Chicago office of the FBI. Thomas Infante, 40, was arrested after the Fifth Third Bank at 4017 West Lawrence was robbed on Friday. Infante walked into the bank and handed a teller a threatening note demanding cash, according to an FBI news release. What the FBI said they noticed but Infante failed to consider was that the note was written on the back of his own pay stub. When he fled the bank, Infante...
  • Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble (convicted bank robber on probation)

    11/29/2007 7:08:30 AM PST · by nuconvert · 48 replies · 90+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | Nov 28, 2007
    Lottery winner wasn't supposed to gamble By MARK PRATT, Associated Press Writer Nov 28, 2007 BOSTON - The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He's a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to gamble. Timothy Elliott faces a Dec. 7 court hearing over whether he violated his probation when he bought the $10 ticket for the $800 Million Spectacular game at a supermarket in Hyannis. Elliott was placed on five years' probation after pleading guilty in October 2006 to unarmed robbery for a January 2006 heist at a bank on Cape...
  • Suspected 'Armada Bandit' shoots himself after pursuit

    11/03/2007 8:38:26 AM PDT · by reformed_dem · 4 replies · 153+ views
    O.C. Register ^ | 11/03/2007 | ERIC CARPENTER, ANGELA POTTER and ERIC NEFF
    DANA POINT - A suspected bank robber led police on a freeway car chase Friday afternoon from Anaheim 35 miles south to the Dana Point Harbor before shooting himself in the head while horrified witnesses watched from a distance.The suspect, believed to be the man police had dubbed the “Armada Bandit,” was wanted in connection with at least a dozen bank robberies in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties, sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said.The FBI’s Los Angeles office listed him among the area’s top eight “most wanted” bandits. He earned the “Armada Bandit” nickname because he was known to...
  • Convicted Bank Robber "Political Prisoner"!? The Insanity of the Left

    10/11/2007 8:43:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 364+ views
    various Internet sources | 10/11/2007 | myself
    I'm currently watching an episode of a series called "The Enforcers" about a bank robber named Byron Shane Chubbuck, who robbed banks in New Mexico in the late 1990s. He is depicted as taking a woman hostage during a standoff with police, and trying to kill the same police dog twice during altercations with police. I did a Google search on the guy, and several websites call him a "political prisoner"!! American Indian Prisoners describes him as "a wolf clan Cherokee/Choctaw raised in New Mexico, his Indian name is Oso Blanco and he became known by the authorities as “Robin...
  • (On This Day In History) July 22, 1934: John Dillinger Gunned Down By FBI

    07/22/2007 10:51:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 956+ views
    FBI History ^ | July 22, 2007 | FBI
    On This Day In History July 22, 1934 John Dillinger Gunned Down By FBI During the 1930s Depression, many Americans, nearly helpless against forces they didn't understand, made heroes of outlaws who took what they wanted at gunpoint. Of all the lurid desperadoes, one man, John Herbert Dillinger, came to evoke this Gangster Era, and stirred mass emotion to a degree rarely seen in this country. Dillinger, whose name once dominated the headlines, was a notorious and vicious thief. From September, 1933, until July, 1934, he and his violent gang terrorized the Midwest, killing 10 men, wounding 7 others, robbing...
  • Ex-Marine tackles suspected bank robber

    07/13/2007 1:24:07 PM PDT · by BKerr · 7 replies · 552+ views
    CBS 2 News (KGAN) ^ | July 13, 2007 | CBS 2 News (Iowa)
    Ex-Marine tackles suspected bank robber July 13, 2007 09:15 EDT DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- A man picked the wrong bank to try to rob. The suspect was tackled by a former Marine who'd gone to the bank because he was irritated about the disappearance of 100 dollars from his bank account. Police say Timothy Armstead was waiting at a Washington Mutual Bank branch in Decatur, Georgia, to talk about the missing money when a man came in with a fire extinguisher, told bank employees he had a bomb, and gave them five minutes to give him cash. Police say Armstead...
  • Bank robber turned in by sons gets 40 years in prison

    12/29/2005 2:24:11 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 618+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 29, 2005
    Bank robber turned in by sons gets 40 years in prison December 29, 2005 - A central Illinois bank robber turned in by his own sons was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in federal prison for a string of small-town heists. U.S. District Judge Jeanne Scott gave the minimum sentence allowed by law to William Alfred "Al" Ginglen of Lewistown, who at 64 likely will spend the rest of his life behind bars. The judge also ordered Ginglen to pay $56,382 in restitution to repay the money authorities say he stole to support a girlfriend, a crack cocaine habit and...
  • FBI agent arrests suspected 'cell phone bandit'

    11/15/2005 1:11:37 PM PST · by radar101 · 33 replies · 1,012+ views
    San Diego Union Online ^ | Nov. 15, 2005 | Derrill Holly
    CENTREVILLE, Va. – FBI agents arrested a woman Tuesday who was suspected of robbing four banks in suburban Virginia while appearing to be talking on a cell phone. Candice R. Martinez, 19, was arrested just before 4 a.m. at a home in nearby Centreville, Va. after an FBI agent spotted a car nearby with license plates they had been searching for. The FBI had issued a bulletin a few hours earlier saying Martinez and her boyfriend could be heading to Texas, New Mexico or New York, said Debbie Weierman, a spokeswoman from the FBI's Washington Field Office. "It was a...
  • CA: Alleged 'FedEx bandit' pleads innocent (stayed after student visa expired)

    09/28/2005 6:34:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 361+ views
    SAN DIEGO – A man suspected of being the "FedEx Bandit," so dubbed because he allegedly used an envelope from the delivery company to stash money during numerous holdups, pleaded innocent Wednesday to 32 counts of bank robbery. Farzad Farhbaksh, a 40-year-old Iranian national who also has used the names Farzad Naroii and Ernest Lozano, was ordered held on $5 million bail. Deputy District Attorney George Bennett asked for bail to be set at $1 million, but Judge David Szumowski said that amount was too low and announced the higher figure. In addition to the 32 holdups in San Diego...
  • Man Arrested in Practical Joke Gone Awry

    08/29/2005 4:08:37 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 89 replies · 1,820+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 8/29/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Savannag, GA - A Savannah man was arrested after he told a 13-year-old girl to hand a note to a bank teller threatening a holdup, police said. Michael Lyons, 45, told police that he and a group of girls celebrating his daughter's birthday were trying to play a practical joke. The note said "Give me all of your money, this is a stick up," according to a police report. While Lyons was getting money out of an ATM on Friday, the girl went into the bank and handed the note to a teller. The teller sounded the bank's alarm and...
  • Man sentenced after trying to rob bank with a vacuum attachment

    05/17/2005 3:29:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies · 523+ views
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Michael Shewman won't be cleaning up with his vacuum cleaner. He's been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pretending that a vacuum cleaner attachment was a gun. Authorities say Shewman admits to robbing a Village Pantry and Mutual Federal Savings Bank in Muncie, Indiana, last July. He's pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery, the weapon being the vacuum cleaner nozzle.
  • Judge allows robber to deduct gun

    01/26/2005 12:26:58 PM PST · by Libertas aut Mortis · 16 replies · 1,143+ views
    National Post (subscription required) ^ | 2005.01.26 | David Rennie
    PUBLICATION: National Post DATE: 2005.01.26 BYLINE: David Rennie SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph DATELINE: BRUSSELS ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------- Judge allows robber to deduct gun ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------- BRUSSELS - A Dutch court has allowed a bank robber to claim the $3,200 cost of the pistol used in the hold-up as a legitimate business expense. The 46-year-old bank robber was permitted to set the cost of the gun against his gross proceeds of $10,575, gained during his raid on a bank in the southern town of Chaam. The judge at Breda criminal court duly reduced his fine by the same amount, in addition to...
  • Delegate's son arrested for bank robbery

    01/21/2005 4:42:54 AM PST · by csvset · 31 replies · 1,357+ views
    AP ^ | 20 January 2005
    Delegate's son arrested for bank robbery RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Richmond Del. Dwight Clinton Jones' son was arrested Thursday and charged with bank robbery.Members of a fugitive task force arrested Dwight Brenton Jones, 32, and charged him with the Jan. 11 robbery of a Wachovia Bank branch in Chesterfield County. Officials said Jones also will be charged on Friday with two other Wachovia robberies.Jones was being held without bond Thursday night in the Chesterfield County Jail pending a March 10 hearing."This is a difficult time for me and my family," the elder Jones said in a statement. "I want to...
  • Man says stress of child support led to bank robbery

    05/19/2004 3:25:26 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 44 replies · 347+ views
    KRNV Nevada ^ | May 18, 2004 | 4 Staff
    Man says stress of child support led to bank robbery The lawyer for a Carson City man charged with bank robbery says financial pressures of paying child support led to his actions. Forty-five year old Paul Pasillas pleaded guilty Monday in Carson City District Court to robbing the First National Bank of Nevada with a pellet gun on March 10th. He faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced next month by District Judge Michael Griffin. State Public Defender Steve McGuire says Pasillas was in financial straits after falling behind in child support payments and trying to provide...
  • Weird Florida: A Courthouse Moon, a Robber to Dye for

    01/06/2004 11:34:48 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 164+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 01-06-04 | staff
    <p>Chalk it up as another strange year in Florida.</p> <p>There was the defendant who mooned a jury and the bank robber who used an Easter egg defense when he was caught red-handed. There were nude park rangers and a sex-crazed emu -- thankfully not in the same place at the same time.</p>
  • Alleged bank robber caught after seating cops at restaurant

    12/17/2003 6:22:24 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 3 replies · 236+ views
    Maine News ^ | 12/17/03 | AP
    CONWAY, N.H. — Conway police arrived at a restaurant next to their annual Christmas party about a half-hour early, but it wasn´t out of anticipation for the festivities. They had to arrest an alleged bank robber first. Police had been tipped that Michael Mahone, of Conway, Ark., a suspect in a robbery in Maine last month, was working at a local restaurant. After police confirmed that a car Mahone was believed to have stolen was at the restaurant Friday evening, a detective and uniformed officer entered and asked for a table. Mahone, 26, was the perfect host, except that after...
  • Delivery Man in Bank Robbery Had Record

    09/21/2003 12:02:05 AM PDT · by MattAMiller · 18 replies · 294+ views
    Centre Daily/AP ^ | Sep. 20, 2003
    A pizza delivery man who robbed a bank and was killed by a bomb locked to his neck was once arrested after allegedly threatening neighbors and a judge, according to a police report. Brian Wells apparently called a judge in 1991, saying he wanted his neighbors evicted from their home in Erie or he would "put a bullet in their heads," the Erie Times-News reported Saturday, citing a police report. Wells, 46, died Aug. 28 after robbing a bank near Erie. Before he died, Wells told police he had been forced to rob the bank by someone who locked the...
  • N Korea rocked by (first ever) bank heist

    09/20/2003 5:52:46 AM PDT · by mhking · 16 replies · 182+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9.19.03
    A small-time bank robbery does not make headline news in many parts of the world. But when three armed robbers held up a bank in secretive North Korea last month, the incident was said to be unprecedented in the country's history. The full force of North Korean officialdom appears to have united in search of the culprits. Immediately after the incident, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il himself issued an order to "unconditionally arrest the criminals", according to a senior North Korean official currently in China. The authorities are said to have distributed wanted posters throughout the country. The Ministry of...
  • 2 Men Sought in Bomb Death After Robbery (Erie, PA)

    09/08/2003 9:04:33 PM PDT · by stlnative · 29 replies · 752+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/8/03 (10:00pm Central Time) | By JAMES DAO
    2 Men Sought in Bomb Death After Robbery By JAMES DAO ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 — The F.B.I. today released drawings of two men wanted for questioning in a bank robbery in Erie, Pa., last month that resulted in the death of a pizza deliveryman. The victim, Brian D. Wells, was killed when a bomb locked around his neck exploded shortly after he robbed a PNC Bank on Aug. 28. Before he died, Mr. Wells told the police that he had been forced by unknown assailants to wear the weapon and rob the bank. Investigators said today in a news conference...
  • FBI: Pizza man probably not alone

    09/08/2003 7:21:08 PM PDT · by restornu · 23 replies · 381+ views
    The FBI released sketches of two people seen near places Brian Wells was supposed to go after robbing the bank. (CNN) --The FBI said Monday the pizza deliveryman who robbed an Erie, Pennsylvania, bank with a bomb locked around his neck probably was not acting alone -- but it was unclear whether he was involved in the plot or was its victim. Brian Douglas Wells, 46, died August 28 when the bomb exploded shortly after police stopped him following the bank robbery. Investigators have found no evidence to support the scenario that Wells acted alone in carrying out the robbery,...
  • FBI searching for 2 men for questioning in pizza bomb case.

    09/08/2003 2:02:18 PM PDT · by FootBall · 61 replies · 348+ views
    Erie Times-News ^ | 9/8/03 | Ed Palatella
    The FBI is trying to find two men to question in connection with the bombing death of pizza deliveryman Brian Wells on Aug. 28. Officials released composite sketches of the pair -- one a muscular black man and the other a white man with straight hair -- at a 30-minute news conference today. The FBI has not called the men suspects, but said agents want to question them because they were seen running in the area around Peach Street and Interchange Road at the time of Wells' death. The FBI today also said that Wells carried a multipage note that...
  • FBI to discuss pizza man case

    09/08/2003 8:30:14 AM PDT · by evets · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Frustrated so far in their investigation of a stranger-than-fiction bank robbery, investigators on Monday were scheduled to hold a news conference at which they were expected to release details of a robbery note carried by a pizza deliveryman who was locked to a time bomb. Scheduled for 15:00 ET 09/08/03.
  • BOMB-DEATH SHOCK

    09/07/2003 2:39:03 AM PDT · by stlnative · 91 replies · 485+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2003 | By PHILIP RECCHIA
    <p>Cops are baffled by the case of pizza deliveryman Brian Wells.</p> <p>September 7, 2003 -- ERIE, Pa. - Four hidden keys may have saved Brian Wells from being blown up by the pipe bomb that was shackled to his neck. Wells was the 46-year-old pizza delivery man who was killed by the bomb 40 minutes after robbing a PNC Bank in Erie on Aug. 28.</p>
  • FBI targets suspect(Home searched in connection with robbery, collar bomb)

    09/06/2003 6:52:28 PM PDT · by FootBall · 3 replies · 263+ views
    By Ed Palattella ed.palattella@timesnews.com and Kevin Flowers kevin.flowers@timesnews.com The FBI on Friday zeroed in on a 46-year-old Erie man who described himself as "a person of interest" in the bombing death of pizza deliveryman Brian Wells. The man said he had nothing to do with the Wells case, and said he had never spoken to Wells. The man's live-in girlfriend said she is Wells' cousin. "I will be 47 in December, and I have never known this man in my existence," the man told the Erie Times-News in an interview at his apartment at East Fourth and Ash streets. The...
  • Man Tells FBI He Didn't Know Bank Robber (Pizza deliverer)

    09/06/2003 5:47:51 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 2 replies · 203+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 06, 2003 at 13:38:24 PDT | TODD SPANGLER
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A man who says his girlfriend is a cousin of the pizza deliveryman killed after a bank robbery by the explosion of a bomb locked to his neck says investigators seized his tools and computer, but he denied Saturday that he ever met the dead man. "There is no relationship. I don't know Brian Wells," Jimmy Johnson, 46, of Erie, told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wells, 46, was arrested and handcuffed Aug. 28 following a PNC Bank robbery near Erie, but was killed when the bomb attached to a collar locked around his neck exploded...
  • Erie Bank Robber said he would return for rest of 250K(collar bomb would go off in 22 minutes)

    09/05/2003 9:06:33 AM PDT · by FootBall · 74 replies · 1,141+ views
    Wells demanded $250,000 Carrying canelike gun, robber waited his turn in line at PNC Bank Brian Wells, an unassuming, 46-year-old deliveryman who authorities say robbed a bank before a bomb clasped to his chest by a locking metal collar exploded, killing him last Thursday afternoon. (Associated Press) By Ed Palattella ed.palattella@timesnews.com and KARA RHODES kara.rhodes@timesnews.com Brian Wells wanted $250,000 from the bank. He was willing to wait. He was also prepared to come back. Wells, with a live bomb locked around his neck and a canelike gun in his hands, walked into the PNC Bank branch on upper Peach Street...
  • Wells demanded $250,000

    09/05/2003 9:47:21 AM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 1,072+ views
    Go Erie ^ | Sep 5, 2003 | Ed Palattella/KARA RHODES
    <p>Brian Wells wanted $250,000 from the bank.</p> <p>He was willing to wait.</p> <p>He was also prepared to come back.</p> <p>Wells, with a live bomb locked around his neck and a canelike gun in his hands, walked into the PNC Bank branch on upper Peach Street shortly before 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 28.</p>
  • Note told how to disarm bomb (Erie Bank Robbery)

    09/05/2003 6:23:23 AM PDT · by ContemptofCourt · 19 replies · 420+ views
    Pittsburgh Tirbune-Review ^ | Friday, September 5, 2003 | Chris Osher and Karen Roebuck
    Note told how to disarm bomb By Chris Osher and Karen Roebuck TRIBUNE-REVIEW Friday, September 5, 2003 The bank robber killed by a bomb locked to his body had a note directing him to three locations where he would find instructions on how to disarm the sophisticated explosive, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Police stopped Brian Wells, 46, a pizza delivery man, about two minutes after he robbed a bank Aug. 28 outside of Erie. The bomb exploded as the handcuffed Wells sat on the ground, surrounded by police as they waited for the bomb squad to arrive. Wells...
  • FBI Raids Erie Home After Man's Bombing Death

    09/05/2003 4:07:16 PM PDT · by Dane · 186 replies · 436+ views
    WPXI(Channel 11 Pittsburgh) ^ | 9/05/02 | Gina Redmond
    FBI Raids Erie Home After Man's Bombing Death Man Robs Bank, Dies With Bomb Strapped To Body Gina Redmond POSTED: 5:35 p.m. EDT September 5, 2003 UPDATED: 5:42 p.m. EDT September 5, 2003 PITTSBURGH -- Late Friday afternoon, the FBI raided another house in downtown Erie in search of answers in a pizza delivery man's death. And there's another bizarre twist to the death of Brian Wells, who was killed by a bomb that blew up after he robbed an Erie bank last week. Police said Wells was carrying a second customized weapon during the bank robbery. The transcript from...
  • 911 Tapes of Erie Collar Bomb robbery

    09/05/2003 12:57:50 PM PDT · by FootBall · 13 replies · 699+ views
    ‘This Is an Emergency’ 911 Tapes Reveal Final Hour of Bomb-Wearing Pizza Man Bank Robber ‘This Is an Emergency’ 911 Tapes Reveal Final Hour of Bomb-Wearing Pizza Man Bank Robber Click Below for 911 information.... http://abcnews.go.com/sections/GMA/US/pizza_deaths030905.html Sept. 5— Tapes of 911 calls obtained exclusively by ABCNEWS detail the final hour of the life of a quiet pizza delivery man who was killed when a bomb locked around his neck exploded following a bank robbery.
  • Who was Brian Wells?

    09/04/2003 9:15:14 AM PDT · by restornu · 2 replies · 1,080+ views
    GoErie ^ | Sep 4, 2003 | By Tim Hahn
    Brian Wells Lisa Sadowski is struggling to understand how a man so fun-loving, yet timid, could have wound up robbing a bank with a bomb strapped to his body. Sadowski and her husband, Jim, got to know Brian Wells when the three worked together at Mama Mia's Pizza-Ria in Millcreek Township several years ago. "Someone said he was kidlike. I tend to agree with that," Sadowski said of Wells, who was killed last week when the bomb he was wearing exploded about 40 minutes after he robbed the PNC Bank branch in Summit Towne Centre. While investigators pursued theories...
  • Man with bomb also had odd weapon (cane like - pictures to be released)

    09/04/2003 2:51:27 AM PDT · by stlnative · 72 replies · 636+ views
    Posted on Thu, Sep. 04, 2003 Man with bomb also had odd weapon ERIE, Pa. - The mystery of the pizza deliveryman turned bank robber who was killed by a bomb around his neck deepened Wednesday as investigators said the man had a gunlike weapon in his possession before he died. Authorities described the weapon as "unusual" and "unique," saying it appeared to have been homemade or custom-made in a machine shop. One official said it was shaped like a walking cane. Investigators also said that the locking metal collar used to attach the bomb to the neck of the...