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  • Salvation Army bell ringer robbed at gunpoint

    12/16/2013 4:56:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Lucas Hannon
    CHARLESTON, WV - Police are on the lookout for a suspect in an armed robbery in Huntington, WV. According to dispatchers, it happened outside of Kroger, located on 1st Street and 7th Avenue at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Dispatchers say a male armed with a handgun robbed one of the bell ringers of The Salvation Army, took an entire bucket of donations, and fled on foot. We spoke to bell ringers at another Kroger location on 5th Avenue, who tell us police stopped by to tell them to take precautions.
  • Habitat for Humanity workers in Oakland robbed

    10/02/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2013 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- A group of people working at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in East Oakland that former President Jimmy Carter will visit next week were robbed at gunpoint, police said. The incident happened at the site of a 12-home development at 9507 Edes Ave. about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Habitat for Humanity staff members and AmeriCorps workers were accosted by four men who robbed them of cell phones, wallets and tools, police said. One of the robbers fired a shot into the air and pistol-whipped a man, who declined medical attention, authorities said.
  • Biden: ‘I Wish’ Jobs Bill Critics Knew What It Feels Like to be Raped, Robbed

    10/18/2011 5:14:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Biden: ‘I Wish’ Jobs Bill Critics Knew What It Feels Like to be Raped, Robbed By Matt Cover October 18, 2011 (CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden said that he wished opponents of President Barack Obama’s jobs act knew what it felt like to be robbed or raped, indicating that if they did, they would not oppose government spending on public jobs such as police officers. “I wish these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound...
  • (Milwaukee Mayor and Dem Gov candidate) Barrett Armed Robbery Victims: 911 didn't answer.

    11/10/2010 11:49:53 AM PST · by sbMKE · 13 replies
    WTMJ-4 ^ | 11/10/2010 | Heather Shannon
    Barrett Armed Robbery Victims: 911 Call Took Too Long to Answer By Heather Shannon MILWAUKEE--Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's son and six of his friends were robbed at gunpoint Saturday night at Wick Field by two suspects, one of which had a gun. Angela "Martina" Ibanez Baldor was one of the teens there with the mayor's son. She called 911 several times, but no one picked up her call for help. "They never picked up and that really scared me," she said. "Because we were in the middle of a park and we had just been held up and 911 wasn't...
  • 92-year-old robbed in Prospect Hill Cemetery gets wallet back (Marlet Spangler)

    10/02/2010 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 10/02/2010 11:14:21 AM EDT | JASON PLOTKIN
    Marlet Spangler was robbed while visiting his wife's graveyard. Marlet Spangler's wife, Norma, died seven years ago at 81. Spangler, 92, misses her and just about every day, he drives to Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Township to visit her grave. He usually spends a few minutes visiting her and then, he said, "he walks around looking at the graves, you know, monkeying around." On Wednesday, just after noon, he was at his wife's grave when he heard a car pull up near his car. A moment later, a man in his late 20s or early 30s, had pulled a...
  • Man Watches His Home Get Robbed Via iPhone ($4.99 iCam app)

    08/25/2010 4:17:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Information Week ^ | 8/25/10 | Eric Zeman
    Man Watches His Home Get Robbed Via iPhoneA man from Dallas was alerted by an iPhone application that his house was being robbed. He watched it happen live while away on vacation. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek August 25, 2010 01:44 PM Webcams and home security systems have long been a part our culture. Dallas-area resident Vincent Hunter took advantage of both home security measures, and even connected the Webcams in his home to an iPhone application called iCam. iCam, which costs $4.99 and is available in the iPhone App Store, allows users to stream video and audio feeds from up...
  • Wife Shoots Man Who Tried To Rob Her Husband

    12/12/2009 5:09:15 PM PST · by greatdefender · 17 replies · 1,571+ views
    ABC 24 ^ | December 9, 2009 | Bridget Lovelle
    Memphis, TN - Sheriff's detectives say a woman shot a man who tried to rob her husband at their house. Just after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009, two men walked up to Mike Murik as he got out of his car in the 4300 block of Whispering Bend Drive. Detectives say as Murik scuffled with the attackers, one of them, Richard Crawford shot Murik in the leg. His wife, Maria Lopez-Guerrero heard the shot, grabbed a pistol and opened fire on the robbers. About thirty minutes after the robbery attempt, Crawford checked himself into Delta Medical Center on...
  • GOP delegate's hotel tryst goes bad when he wakes up with $120,000 missing (Doh!)

    09/16/2008 12:04:22 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 73 replies · 303+ views
    St Paul Pioneer-Press ^ | 9/16/08 | David Hanners - Staff Reporter
    He met her in the bar of the swank hotel and invited her to his room. Once there, the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed. And that, the delegate to the Republican National Convention told police, was the last thing he remembered. When he awoke, the woman was gone, as was more than $120,000 in money, jewelry and other belongings. The thief's take stunned cops. "It's very, very, very rare," Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer said. "I can think of a couple of burglaries where we had that much stolen, but it's the first time I've...
  • Boeing: We was robbed … after we robbed others!

    03/11/2008 5:55:00 AM PDT · by jdm · 30 replies · 969+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 11, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Boeing will file a protest over the award of a large Air Force tanker contract to Northrop/EADS. The appeal to the Government Accounting Office doesn’t come as a complete shock, as several members of Congress had openly supported such a move. In government contracting, however, the move is rare — and it shows the stakes involved for Boeing: Boeing Co. said it plans to protest the Air Force’s decision to award a $40 billion contract for aerial refueling tankers to a team comprising Northrop Grumman Corp. and the parent company of rival Airbus.The move sets up a protracted political fight...
  • OBAMA ROBBED IN NY

    02/16/2008 4:48:02 PM PST · by jdm · 65 replies · 230+ views
    NY Post ^ | Feb. 16, 2008 | By GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    ** EXCERPT ** February 16, 2008 -- Barack Obama's primary-night results were strikingly under recorded in several congressional districts around the city - in some cases leaving him with zero votes when, in fact, he had pulled in hundreds, the Board of Elections said today Unofficial primary results gave Obama no votes in nearly 80 districts, including Harlem's 94th and other historically black areas - but many of those initial tallies proved to be wildly off the mark, the Board of Elections confirmed. Truth is, in some districts getting a recount, the senator from Illinois is even close to defeating...
  • Freep a poll!(Slot machine player rooked by casino?)

    01/31/2007 7:40:45 AM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 386+ views
    countypressonline.com ^ | 1-30-07 | County Press Online
    The new Philadelphia Park Casino in Bensalem claims a notice to Stephen Wilkinson that he won $102,000 at a 50-cent slot machine was just a mistake and he should be content with two comp tickets to the buffet. Mr. Wilkinson should: A. Understand the purpose of our casinos is simply to raise money for the education of children and return the buffet tickets. B. Understand that mistakes happen and say “let’s start over.” That’s what the casinos would do if he had lost the $102,000, right? Give the buffet tickets to a homeless person. C. Raise the loudest fuss he...
  • KELLIWOOD MAN ROBBED AT HOME (KATY, TEXAS)

    12/06/2006 5:07:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 486+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 6 December 2006
    Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies are looking for several suspects who robbed a Katy man in his Kelliwood home at gunpoint Monday afternoon. The incident occurred after the 61-year-old man answered the door of his home in the 21400 block of Kelliwood Green Drive in the Kelliwood subdivision, according to a sheriff's release. A man and woman who rang the doorbell, along with three or four other men, forced their way into the home. The suspects tied up the homeowner and placed him in the closet while they searched the home, the release stated. Upon finding a locked safe, the...
  • Intimate Betrayal: When the Elderly Are Robbed by Their Family Members

    08/30/2006 2:20:52 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 37 replies · 3,493+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 August 2006 | JEFF D. OPDYKE
    Note to retirees: Beware the family. Financial swindles are one of the fastest-growing forms of elder abuse. By some estimates, as many as five million senior citizens are victimized each year, says Sara Aravanis, director of the nonprofit National Center on Elder Abuse, which provides information to federal and state policy makers. Because of the problem's spread, "many states have laws authorizing financial institutions to report suspicions of elderly abuse," says Bruce Jay Baker, general counsel for the Illinois Bankers Association. Earlier this summer, the Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a Seniors Summit to highlight the issue, with SEC Chairman...
  • HIGH-PROFILE DEFENSE ATTORNEY FINDS HIMSELF A VICTIM OF CRIME

    08/29/2006 4:49:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 785+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 29 August 2006 | Anita Hassan
    Defense attorney Rusty Hardin, whose high-profile client list includes former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich and former Police Chief C.O. Bradford, was robbed at gunpoint outside his home in West University Place early Saturday morning, authorities said. Hardin, who is currently representing Mayor Bill White's teenage daughter in a drunken-driving case, said he got home after midnight Friday after having dinner with his wife and some clients. Hardin and his wife had taken separate cars, and he arrived home shortly after she did. When he got out of his car, the 64-year-old attorney said, he was approached by two men...
  • SV man robbed, kidnapped before jumping from car at border

    12/18/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA — A man robbed, kidnapped and threatened to kill the owner of a local eatery Saturday morning before fleeing into Mexico, Sierra Vista police said. The man was able to get away when he forced the store owner to give him a ride to the Naco Port of Entry. Police said the incident began at about 4 a.m. when the store owner heard a strange noise while working in the Bread Basket Bakery, 355 W. Wilcox Drive. After going outside, he was robbed by a man with a black-colored, semi-automatic pistol. The robber also took an undisclosed amount...
  • Trapped teen saved

    07/19/2005 6:06:46 PM PDT · by outlaw1_2003 · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7-18-05 | Chris Paschenko
    How a Hartselle teen became trapped for nearly three days in a railroad tanker car used to store processed fertilizer was apparently too complicated for the boy to describe Monday to police.
  • Record $39M Robbed From N. Ireland Bank

    12/21/2004 9:27:35 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 3 replies · 344+ views
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - In one of the world's biggest robberies, thieves took the families of two top bankers hostage and forced the bosses to help them steal more than $39 million from the vaults of a Belfast bank's main office, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Howard Dean Was Robbed

    07/19/2004 11:43:43 AM PDT · by admiralsn · 35 replies · 1,643+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 07-18-04 | Lloyd Grove
    Howard Dean was robbed! If Howard Dean ever had any reason to scream his head off, this was it. The former Vermont governor - whose once-frontrunning presidential campaign ended with a shriek, not a whimper - was on his way last week from a Canadian vacation to a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser. But on his layover in the American Airlines terminal at JFK, he was told that bad weather would keep him from arriving on time at the Women's National Democratic Club. There, on Wednesday night, some 350 Dean fans - who gave thousands of dollars to Dean's Democracy for America...
  • Man robbed while sitting on toilet

    09/18/2003 10:18:36 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 295+ views
    Ananova ^ | 09/18/03 | Staff Writer
    A German man had his car and wallet stolen by a robber while he sat on the toilet at a petrol station in Holland. The 25-year-old had fastened his car keys to the belt of his trousers for safekeeping after stopping at the service station, near Eindhoven. But while he sat on the toilet with his trousers down, another man reached under the partition and grabbed the keys, and also his wallet. The German man chased after the robber as quickly as he could - but by the time he reached the car park, his car had gone. He did...