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  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • Terrorists rob all banks of Novoazovsk

    09/02/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 60 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 13:58 02.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 2 /Ukrinform/. Pro-Russian terrorists seized Novoazovsk, robbed the bank branches and disrupted all social payments. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko told a briefing. "In Novoazovsk, terrorists robbed the local bank branch. Due to this, social payments are suspended in the city, there is a shortage of food, the remains are sold at inflated prices," he said.
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years (Chicago)

    04/17/2014 5:50:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2014 8:10 PM EDT | Michael Tarm
    An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home—prison. Telling Walter Unbehaun he frightened a teller by showing her a revolver tucked in his waistband during the 2013 heist, a federal judge imposed a 3½-year prison sentence, citing a rap sheet that includes crimes from home invasion to kidnapping. “This is not the first time you’ve inspired fear,” Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said, scolding the high-school dropout and part-time bathtub repairman. As...
  • Robbery of BB&T Bank Branch in Lauderhill (Freeper Just Misses Selfie Shot of Century)

    11/20/2013 6:14:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    FBI ^ | November 20, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    The FBI is releasing photographs from a robbery that took place today, November 19, 2013, at approximately 2:15 p.m. at the BB&T Bank branch at 5600 N. University Drive in Lauderhill, Florida.The robber entered the bank and demanded money from an employee. Money was taken, but the amount will not be released at this time. Customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.Anyone who has information as to the identity of this robber is urged to call the FBI at (305) 944-9101 or Crimestoppers.
  • ABC Blames Increase In Violent Crime On 'Lack of Federal Funding'

    11/09/2013 6:51:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the MSM, any excuse is good to push for ever-bigger government . . . Take today's Good Morning America. ABC used a run-of-the-mill bank robbery story to blame a national increase in violent crime on "a lack of federal funding." View the video here.
  • Latvia to extradite computer hacker suspect to US

    08/06/2013 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2013 8:39 AM EDT
    Latvia’s government has approved the extradition of a man accused by the United States of helping create a virus that affected over a million computers worldwide and allowed hackers to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts. Deniss Calovskis was accused by U.S. authorities in January of participating in a conspiracy to infect computers with a virtually undetectable virus that intercepted and sent out sensitive data such as bank account numbers and passwords to unauthorized users. …
  • Farmers Branch immigrant-rights activist accused of being ‘Mesh Mask Bandit’

    06/22/2013 3:54:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | June 21, 2013 | DIANNE SOLÍS and TANYA EISERER
    An immigrant rights activist from Farmers Branch is suspected of being a prolific bank robber known as the Mesh Mask Bandit, the FBI says. Luis de la Garza, 59, appeared in federal court Friday in connection with the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in April. Authorities believe he has robbed at least 18 other banks in nine area cities. De la Garza, who is in federal custody, could not be reached for comment, but his wife, Blanca Estrada, confirmed he had been charged. She said the allegations were a “shock and a surprise.” “I have no idea where...
  • Infamous ‘Mesh Mask’ Bandit – Connected to 19 Bank Robberies – Is Top Immigrant Rights Activist

    06/22/2013 1:02:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Luis Delagarza, 59, of Farmers Branch, Texas was one of the top immigrants rights activists in northern Texas. This week he was arrested in connection with 19 bank robberies in the Dallas area. NBCDFW reported: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com. KHOU reported: FBI investigators believe they’ve arrested a man responsible for at least 19 bank robberies in 2013. Luis Delagarza, 59, of Farmers Branch is believed to be the “Mesh Mask Bandit” and was arrested for armed robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Dallas in April. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, an FBI...
  • Academia hearts the Weather Underground

    04/03/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, I reminded you about the bloody history of convicted Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, whom left-wing bleeding heart director Robert Redford pays homage to in his new fictional movie “The Company You Keep.” Boudin’s son, Chesa, was raised by America-bashing and flag-trashing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. As I told you, he won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, graduated from Yale, and is now a Yale Law School fellow. Mama Boudin was paroled in 2003, and now the NYPost reports that she is teaching at Columbia (h/t JWF):
  • Pair disarms police officer during Cocke County bank robbery (TN)

    12/26/2012 6:45:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 16 replies
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | December 26, 2012 | Hayes HIckman
    Two suspects, one armed with an "assault-type rifle," robbed a Cocke County bank and disarmed a responding police officer at gunpoint before making their escape this afternoon, authorities said. The robbery was reported about 3 p.m. at the Tennessee State Bank, 107 Epley Road, in Newport, according to Marshall Stone, supervisory agent with the FBI's Knoxville division. A nearby Newport Police Department officer was the first to respond to the holdup alarm, entering the bank while both suspects, dressed in black, still were inside, said Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults.
  • Chicago area bank robberies pass 2011 level — and it’s only August

    08/09/2012 4:26:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Kara Spak
    There’s no Wheaton Bandit, Bomb Lady Bandit or Swine Flu Bandit to blame for the rise in local bank robberies. Rather, a group of average-looking mopes — likely desperate for cash to fuel drug or gambling addictions — is driving up the number of local bank heists. The Chicago FBI office has recorded 117 bank robberies so far this year, two more than in all of 2011. Ross Rice, FBI spokesman, said 2011 was simply “a really slow year.” “People didn’t rob banks,” he said. “It’s really that simple. Less people robbed banks and we don’t know why.” Since Monday,...
  • Motorists detained as police search for robbery suspect(All Adults Handcuffed In Every Car)

    06/03/2012 3:23:17 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 262 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | June 2, 2012
    AURORA, Colo. – Police have a “person of interest” in custody in connection with the robbery of the Wells Fargo back at 15301 E. Hampden Avenue Saturday afternoon. Immediately following the robbery, police closed the intersection of Iliff and Buckley after reports the suspect might have taken hostages. According to our crew on the scene, police stopped and searched nearly two dozen cars. The adult occupants of the vehicles were handcuffed during the investigation.
  • Male Suspect Wearing Muslim Garb Robs Philadelphia Bank

    04/16/2012 7:35:43 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | April 16, 2012 | CBS Philly
    Male Suspect Wearing Muslim Garb Robs Philadelphia Bank PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for a male suspect who robbed a bank while fully clothed in Muslim garb. The robbery happened at about 11 a.m. on April 13th at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located in the 700 block of Adams Avenue. According to investigators, the suspect, wearing Muslim garb, entered the bank and presented a threatening demand note to a teller. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran out of the bank and fled north on Tabor Road. The suspect is described as a black...
  • Two charged in deadly Afghan bank attack executed

    06/20/2011 2:33:33 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2011 8:54 a.m. EDT | Reshad Fazel
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Two men charged with murder for a February bank attack that killed 38 people were executed Monday morning in Kabul, a spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency said. Lutfullah Mashal, spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, identified one of the men as Zar Ajam of Pakistan. He identified the other man as "Matiullah, whose real name was Mahmood," a resident of eastern Afghanistan. A third person involved in the attack has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, Mashal said.
  • Two Tarrant County men die in shootout at Oklahoma roadblock

    06/18/2011 10:14:59 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 17 June 2011 | Mitch Mitchell
    Two men from Tarrant County who were suspects in an Oklahoma bank robbery were killed Thursday in a shootout at a roadblock on a southeast Oklahoma highway, authorities reported Friday. A woman from Euless was with the men as they tried to run through the roadblock about five miles west of Antlers, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The roadblock was set up after the First Bank and Trust in Wright City was robbed about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Jeremy Dysart, 35, of North Richland Hills was pronounced dead at the scene, the agency said. Justin Whisenhunt, 31, of...
  • Soldier Foils Bank Robbery (great video)

    06/01/2011 7:20:38 PM PDT · by khnyny · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 1 ,2011
    This is great - and one of the reasons I am proud to be an American. What a great soldier.
  • 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...
  • Robbers with guns in baby carriage kill dog-walker (Russia, $800k Heist)

    12/29/2010 5:13:03 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies · 4+ views
    AP via Google ^ | December 28,2010
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say that robbers carrying assault rifles in a baby carriage fatally shot two guards and a man walking his dog and got away with more than $800,000 worth of cash in St.Petersburg.
  • Defendant Sentenced to 1,097 Months for Committing Four Armed Robberies in Richmond

    12/10/2010 8:06:09 AM PST · by Larry381 · 7 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | December 3, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia
    RICHMOND, VA—Eric Thompson, a/k/a Derick Cannon, 41, of Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced to 1,097 months’ imprisonment today in U.S. District Court for committing four armed robberies of commercial businesses located in the Richmond, Virginia area. He was also ordered to pay $1,359.37 in restitution. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the defendant was sentenced by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady. According to the evidence presented at trial, Thompson committed four armed robberies of Family Dollar Store locations in Richmond, Virginia: * 3/9/2010 - Thompson robbed the Family Dollar store...
  • California Man Had Bomb Factory In His Home, Say Prosecutors

    11/23/2010 8:37:20 PM PST · by Carling · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/23/10 | ALLISON ASH, RICHARD ESPOSITO, MARK SCHONE and KGTV STAFF
    A California man accused of robbing banks and assembling what may be the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. was ordered held on $5 million bail Monday.
  • Suspected bank robber shot in Everett(MA)(pic of perp plugged provided)

    08/31/2010 1:37:21 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/31/10 | Laura Crimaldi and Mark Garfinkel
    A bank robbery suspect was shot today in Everett after he lunged at an officer with a knife while fleeing the crime scene, a city official said.
  • Nothing Suspicious About This Guy!

    08/13/2010 3:58:53 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 25 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | August 13, 2010 | FBI Houston
    The FBI Houston Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking to identify the man who robbed the Prosperity Bank at 8820 Westheimer in Houston yesterday afternoon. Tellers and customers alike must have known something was up when this master of disguise walked into the bank wearing a towel over his head, a baseball cap on top of the towel, and big dark sunglasses. At approximately 1:20 p.m., he approached the teller counter and produced a note demanding money. The teller complied with his demand and handed over the cash. Witnesses reported that the robber fled the bank on foot, and was...
  • Police Say Man Wearing Burqa Robs Md. Bank

    08/11/2010 1:00:06 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    AP ^ | August 11, 2010 | Associated Press
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots. Authorities said the man showed a gun and demanded money. He took an undetermined amount of money and fled.
  • 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."
  • Security Video Shows Man Subduing California Bank Robber Despite Being Shot in the Leg – Video

    06/22/2010 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 22, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a California man wrestling an armed robber to the ground in a bank there. Richard Camp was in the bank when the robber came in. He was initially thrown to the ground by the thief, who was armed with two guns and a knife. Camp later tackled the man and wrestled him to the ground where he held him under control, with the help of another man, until the bank security guard could be summoned from outside the bank where he was talking with someone. Camp was shot in the leg as he wrestled with the...
  • Search Underway For 2 Bank Robbery Suspects (Major LA Freeway Shutdown)

    05/13/2010 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 9 replies · 670+ views
    CBS2 - Los Angeles ^ | May 13, 2010 | CBS News LA
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (CBS) A vehicle allegedly used by suspects in a Laguna Hills bank robbery Thursday was the subject of a freeway pursuit to Long Beach, where an officer-involved shooting occurred, authorities said. The chase began about 10:30 a.m. on the northbound 405 in Orange County, and went to the juncture of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, where the shooting happened, said California Highway Patrol Officer Gabe Montoya. It was not immediately clear if any suspects were injured, Montoya said. No officers were hurt, he said. After the shooting, the vehicle apparently continued northbound, possibly exiting around Woodruff...
  • Scarecrow Bandit Leader Sentenced to 355 Years in Federal Prison

    05/06/2010 8:30:58 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 421+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 5, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
    DALLAS—The last sentencing in the “Scarecrow Bandit” case was held today when U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle sentenced one of the group’s leaders, Tony R. Hewitt, 43, a.k.a. “Priceless T,” to serve 355 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. The Scarecrow Bandits committed a series of violent “takeover” style bank robberies in the Dallas area between January and June 2008. The group’s other leader, Corey Deyon Duffey, a.k.a. “Kenyo,” a.k.a. “Calvin Brown,” 29, was sentenced in January 2010 to 354 years in prison. Charles Runnels, a.k.a. “Junior,” 43, was...
  • Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest and Conviction of the "Reckless Robber

    05/05/2010 8:22:22 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 5, 2010 | FBI Dallas
    Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent In Charge, Dallas, FBI, announced that a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person known as the “Reckless Robber,” who is responsible for the May 5, 2010, robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 13297 Josey Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas. Wells Fargo Bank announced they were increasing the reward for the Reckless Robber to $ 20,000 for information leading to his the arrest and conviction. The Reckless Robber began his streak of bank robberies on October 8, 2008 at a Compass Bank in Houston, Texas....
  • Credit Union Customer [with CCW] Takes Down Attempted Robber

    04/30/2010 5:32:54 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 32 replies · 857+ views
    WESH Orlando ^ | April 29, 2010 | Staff
    PALM BAY, Fla. -- A local bank customer was hailed as a hero Thursday night for taking down a man who said he was down on his luck and he decided to commit a robbery. Floyd Francis gave up instantly, police said, and he was taken to the Brevard County Jail. "I drew my gun on him and put him down," Ruben Torres said. In a hand-written confession, Francis said he tried to rob the Space Coast Credit Union in Palm Bay because he needed money. He wrote, "I make music for a living, but tings not working out right...
  • Two Killed During Robbery Pursuit (ABQ women in car at traffic light)

    04/06/2010 5:01:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies · 661+ views
    KOB-TV4, Albuquerque ^ | April 6, 2010 | Reed Upton
    Two women are dead following a fatal crash when Albuquerque police pursued a suspected bank robber late Tuesday morning. According to police, officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle leaving the bank at Louisiana and Candelaria and followed it without initially initiating pursuit. They later did pursue the car along Interstate 40 to the city’s West Side where the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Jeremiah Jackson of Albuquerque, eventually ran head-on into an oncoming car while he was driving the wrong way on Ouray near Coors. Two women in the car, Kimberly Aragon-Nunez, 34, and Janice Flores, 28, both from Albuquerque, died from...
  • Burglars tunnel into French bank vault

    03/31/2010 4:08:47 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 431+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 31, 2010
    Burglars tunnelled into a Parisian bank vault and raided around 100 safety deposit boxes rented by private customers before making good their escape, investigators have said. Police said identifying and putting a value on what was missing would be a long and difficult task, and that the gang appeared to have been equipped with sophisticated tools for what was otherwise a very traditional robbery. They bust into the Credit Lyonnais (LCL) branch on Avenue de l'Opera, between the Louvre and the old Opera house in the heart of tourist Paris, late Saturday night local time by passing through ventilation pipes...
  • Minneapolis cop charged with bank robbery

    01/07/2010 7:57:50 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/07/10 | Katie Humphrey/Dan Chanen - Staff Reporters
    Minneapolis police officer Timothy Edward Carson's shift on Wednesday started at 9 a.m. But he wasn't there. By the time he told a supervisor he was running late at 9:30, the FBI says, Carson had robbed an Apple Valley bank and was well on his way to getting caught. Carson, 28, was arrested early Thursday and appeared in federal court Thursday afternoon, charged with bank robbery. More criminal charges are expected to follow; police sources familiar with the investigation say he could be connected to at least a dozen robberies in the metro area over the past two weeks. "The...
  • Bank robbery suspect on TV reality show

    01/01/2010 3:22:05 AM PST · by myknowledge · 9 replies · 938+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 1, 2010
    Police say a man who appeared in a Discovery Channel reality show about crab fishing off Alaska is wanted for three bank robberies and has been arrested. Police in Illinois say they arrested 23-year-old Joshua Tel Warner early on Thursday on the Oregon bank robbery warrant after a vehicle he was riding in was pulled over for a routine traffic stop. He was being held on $US30,000 ($A33,598) bail in the Tazewell County Jail. Police in Oregon say he is the same Josh Warner who appeared as a greenhorn deckhand on the king crab fishing boat Wizard in the show...
  • FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance to Identify the “Geezer Bandit” Serial Bank Robber

    11/20/2009 3:49:06 PM PST · by Larry381 · 15 replies · 875+ views
    FBI San Diego ^ | November 17, 2009 | FBI San Diego
    The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an unknown male bank robber who has been named the “Geezer Bandit.” The “Geezer Bandit” is believed responsible for robbing five banks in San Diego County. Three different rewards, totaling $16,000 are being offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.” The most recent robbery in this series is believed to have occurred yesterday, Monday, November 16, 2009, with the robbery of the Bank of America, located at 7680 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California. On Monday, November 16, 2009, at approximately 5:57...
  • Five Arrested in Attempted Bank Robbery (NV)

    11/18/2009 4:42:57 PM PST · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 623+ views
    FBI Las Vegas ^ | November 16, 2009 | FBI Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS—The FBI and the Henderson Police Department have arrested five persons following an attempted robbery of a Henderson bank. Last Friday, November 13, 2009, five persons entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 1411 West Sunset Road and presented a false federal search warrant to the bank manager demanding all the money in the bank’s vault. When the bank manager refused to comply with the false search warrant, he was handcuffed and threatened. The five persons were placed under arrest by Officers of the Henderson Police Department as they left the bank, and were later taken into custody by the...
  • “Wig Bandit” Bank Robbers Sentenced to 18 and 20 Years in Federal Prison (AZ)

    10/30/2009 6:08:30 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | October 29, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Arizona
    PHOENIX—Two of the so-called “Wig Bandits,” bank robbers who donned wigs during the commission of armed bank robberies, have been sentenced to federal prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell. Andrei Ulisses Chavez, 25, and Francisco Javier Serrano, 23, both Mexican citizens living in Phoenix, each pleaded guilty in June 2009, to one count of Armed Bank Robbery and one count of Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. Serrano was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison. Chavez was sentenced in September 2009 to 18 years in federal prison. Four co-defendants are pending sentencing after...
  • Elderly Bank Bandit: I Robbed to Pay Off My Mortgage

    09/19/2009 6:48:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 13 replies · 618+ views
    NBC ^ | September 19, 2009
    ... Wilson, 69, is accused of walking into the Bank of America branch in the 4100 block of El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights and handing a bank manager a demand note, saying he had a bomb. Prosecutors said he made off with $107,000 before he was caught lying on a front porch near the bank.
  • Cops: Elderly Man with Oxygen Tank Robs Bank

    09/13/2009 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 827+ views
    KTLA News 5:55 PM PDT, September 12, 2009 LA JOLLA -- A well-dressed elderly man carrying an inhaler or oxygen tank robbed a bank in La Jolla Satruday, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials. The man presented a note to a teller at the San Diego National Bank and made off with an unknown amount of cash. It's unclear whether the suspect had a weapon. The robber is described as a 6 foot, 4 inch tall man in his 70s with white hair, a gray mustache and glasses. Bank Tellers say the white-haired man was wearing glasses and had...
  • Bank robber: I did it to get away from my wife

    09/02/2009 5:41:22 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 11 replies · 889+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 2, 2009 | Associated Press
    LANCASTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man said he robbed a bank in 2007 to go to jail and get away from his overbearing wife. At a sentencing hearing Monday, 39-year-old Anthony Miller said he robbed a bank in Ephrata because he wanted to leave his then-wife but she had threatened to commit suicide if he did. Defense attorney Robert Beyer said Miller approached tellers with a BB gun, asked for money and told them to call the police. He said Miller even asked for updates on their efforts to reach authorities. Miller pleaded guilty in June. Lancaster County Judge Louis...
  • ‘Goofy Hat Bandit’ Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

    08/14/2009 3:56:47 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 291+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 11, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of California
    A man with a lengthy criminal record that includes two prior convictions for bank robberies has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for committing a series of bank robberies that earned him the moniker the “Goofy Hat Bandit.” William Vance Turner, 58, who was residing in Ladera Heights when he was arrested by the FBI in 2007, was sentenced late Monday by United States District Judge Margaret M. Morrow. Last November, on the morning he was set to go on trial, Turner pleaded guilty to committing six bank robberies in 2006 and 2007. The robberies took place in...
  • Bank Robber Who Dressed in Drag Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison

    08/14/2009 3:45:14 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 370+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 12, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    CAMDEN, NJA—Jersey City man was sentenced to 144 months in prison today for robbing or attempting to rob nine banks in New Jersey and Connecticut over a five-month period in 2008 and getting away with more than $39,000, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced. U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle also ordered Huy Trong Luong, 41, to pay restitution of $39,067 and to serve three years of supervised release upon the completion of his prison term. On Mar. 31, 2009, Luong specifically pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery associated with the April 20, 2008, robbery of...
  • Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job (PATHETIC)

    08/02/2009 3:55:14 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies · 1,475+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/2/2009 | Staff
    SEATTLE – A Seattle bank teller has lost his job because he ran down a would-be bank robber and held him until police arrived. Jim Nicholson, 30, who had worked for more than two years at a Key Bank branch near the Seattle Center, says he understands the bank's strict policy that employees comply with robbery demands and avoid confrontations. But he told The Seattle Times that instinct took over when a thin man in a beanie cap, dark clothing and sunglasses pushed a black backpack across the bank counter on Tuesday and demanded money. Nicholson threw the bag to...
  • 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...
  • Seattle bank teller chases robber, loses job

    08/02/2009 10:36:30 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 30 replies · 1,029+ views
    AP ^ | 8-2-09
    SEATTLE – A Seattle bank teller has lost his job because he ran down a would-be bank robber and held him until police arrived. Jim Nicholson, 30, who had worked for more than two years at a Key Bank branch near the Seattle Center, says he understands the bank's strict policy that employees comply with robbery demands and avoid confrontations. But he told The Seattle Times that instinct took over when a thin man in a beanie cap, dark clothing and sunglasses pushed a black backpack across the bank counter on Tuesday and demanded money. Nicholson threw the bag to...
  • Seattle Bank Teller Fired for Chasing, Apprehending Robber

    08/01/2009 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Robwin · 72 replies · 2,319+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 08/01/2009 | Associated Press
    SEATTLE — A Seattle bank teller has lost his job because he ran down a would-be bank robber and held him until police arrived. Jim Nicholson, who worked at a Key Bank branch, says he understands the bank's policy that employees comply with robbery demands and avoid dangerous confrontations. But he tells The Seattle Times that his instincts took over when the man demanded money during the Tuesday incident. Nicholson says he tried to grab the man, then chased him several blocks before knocking him down with help from a passer-by. The man turned out to be unarmed. The 30-year-old...
  • 8 Killed in $7M Baghdad Bank Robbery

    07/28/2009 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 5 replies · 211+ views
    BAGHDAD — Gunmen killed eight security guards and made off with nearly $7 million Tuesday during an early morning robbery at a bank in central Baghdad that police say is the work of insurgents attempting to finance their operations. It is the second deadly robbery in a week in Baghdad's commercial Karradah district. Although violence has dropped dramatically over the past two years, the number of robberies in Iraq appears to be on the rise. A special committee made up of Iraqi army, police and bank officials was formed to investigate the robbery, which netted 8 billion Iraqi Dinars ($6.9...
  • Armed Bank Robbery in Darien, Georgia

    07/21/2009 5:36:40 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 1,158+ views
    FBI Atlanta ^ | July 21, 2009 | FBI Atlanta
    Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Gregory Jones, FBI Atlanta, in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, and the Darien, Georgia Police Department, provides the following information regarding yesterday’s armed bank robbery at the Heritage Bank, 1142 Highway 17 North, Darien, Georgia. On Monday, July 20, 2009, at approximately 12:24 p.m., three black males entered the Heritage Bank, 1142 Highway 17 North, Darien, Georgia, brandishing a .30 cal. carbine rifle, a handgun, and possibly a shotgun. The robbers forced those in the bank to get down on the floor. Two of the robbers then...
  • NC man calls 911 to report he's robbing bank

    07/17/2009 5:55:43 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 7/16/09 | n/a
    WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – A man insisted on being arrested after he walked into a western North Carolina bank while on the phone with a 911 operator to report that he planned to commit a robbery. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the man insisted on being arrested after an officer walked in behind him Wednesday at the Wachovia bank branch in Waynesville...
  • Two Stillwater Men Sentenced in Theft from Lawton Bank (Wierd)

    07/01/2009 3:40:48 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 369+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 30, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Western District of Oklahoma
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Today, BRYAN ROSS BENTON, 24, and TYSON CHARLES MARTIN, 20, both of Stillwater, Oklahoma, have each been sentenced to ten months in federal prison for stealing money from a City National Bank branch in the Country Mart East Supermarket at 4510 Southeast Lee Boulevard in Lawton, announced John C. Richter, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. BENTON was sentenced on June 17; MARTIN was sentenced this morning. On May 27, 2009, a third defendant, TODD VINCENT RUDISILL, 22, of Lawton, was sentenced to 27 months in prison in connection with the theft and his embezzlement...
  • PA Man Sentenced to 137 Months in Prison for Committing Three Bank Robberies

    06/29/2009 4:21:49 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 300+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 26, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    CAMDEN, NJ—A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 137 months in federal prison today for committing two banks robberies in New Jersey and one bank robbery in Pennsylvania, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle also ordered Frank George Czerwinski, Jr., 45, formerly of Easton, Pa., to pay $14,640 in restitution and to serve three years of supervised release upon the completion of his prison sentence. Czerwinski has been in federal custody since his arrest on Oct. 13, 2007, at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., by Connecticut State Police. Czerwinski pleaded...