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  • Robbery suspect killed in the act(FL)

    07/03/2012 5:47:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 2 July, 2012 | Staff
    Jacksonville, FL — A man who flagged down Jacksonville police to report a shooting also said he thought he was responsible. An off-duty officer was flagged down Saturday around 3:30 AM by a man who says someone tried to rob him. He says they got into a gun battle and he believed he shot the robber. Police found a deceased black man behind a house at W 13th Street and Thames Avenue. He appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound and there was a hand gun lying next to the man. A witness says he was sitting in a car...
  • Armed robber shot, killed after victim pulls his own gun, Jacksonville police say(FL)

    07/02/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 2 July, 2012 | NA
    A man was killed this morning when one of two people he tried to rob at gunpoint drew their own gun and opened fire on the would-be robber, Jacksonville police said. Sgt. Shawn Coarsey said the robber approached the two victims who were in their car in the 1000 block of West 13th Street about 3:30 a.m. He said the victim did have a permit to carry the firearm.
  • Armed passerby saved woman from brutal attack near downtown Athens(GA)

    07/02/2012 8:33:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    Dennis Terry decided to take a different route to the post office Thursday morning, and it’s a good thing he did. While driving on College Avenue near downtown Athens, he saw a man and woman struggling over a bag. When Terry stopped and backed up to see what was going on, he saw the man punch the woman, knocking her to the ground as she still clung to the bag. “I had the windows up but I could hear the first lick he hit her with because it was so hard,” Terry said. Terry didn’t think twice about what to...
  • Would-be robber gets ambulance ride but no cash(TX)

    07/02/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 30 June, 2012 | NA
    UPDATE: A 20-year-old suspect who was shot Friday night while trying to hold up a Katy-area restaurant is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect was taken to an area hospital in stable condition after being shot by the manager at Cici’s Pizza, 3154 N. Fry Road, Deputy Thomas Gilliland said. The 20-year-old, whose name was not immediately released, and another man entered the restaurant’s back door about 10:35 p.m. Friday as an employee was taking out trash at the end of the night, Gilliland said. The would-be robbers...
  • Off-duty officer kills Toledo man during robbery attempt(OH)

    06/25/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 23 June, 2012 | Miguel Gaytan
    TOLEDO, Ohio - A Toledo man was shot and killed after he tried to rob another man early Saturday morning. The man who opened fire in self defense is a Walbridge police officer, according to Toledo Police. It all happened around 2:30 a.m. on Upton Avenue near Berkshire Place. Travis K. Johnson, 21, of Toledo, was shot and killed by the off-duty officer. Detectives say the officer and a friend were walking to the friend's home. Johnson confronted the pair at gunpoint demanding money. Police say that's when the off-duty officer pulled out his gun and fired, hitting Johnson at...
  • Off-Duty Cop Nabs Would-Be Robber at Loop Gas Station(IL)

    06/24/2012 4:41:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 23 June, 2012 | NA
    An off-duty Chicago Police officer subdued a man who was attempting to rob a gas station with a BB gun Friday night in the West Loop. Donald K. Davis, 23, of the 7600 block of South Morgan Street, was charged with attempting to disarm a peace officer and attempted armed robbery, both felonies, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.
  • Clerk, homeowner fire at suspects(TX)

    06/21/2012 4:28:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Ana Ley
    A convenience store clerk being robbed and a homeowner who encountered an intruder in his garage fired shots, with at least one suspect hit, police said. The clerk said he was behind the counter at B&J Grocery in the 2800 block of Chihuahua Street about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when a man walked into the store, bought some items and left without incident. He told police the man returned to the store and brought an 18-pack of beer to the counter. As the clerk was ringing up the purchase, the robber punched him in the face and opened the register. He...
  • Owner of gold store shoots alleged robber

    06/21/2012 4:25:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 20 June, 2012 | Cindy Swirko
    A man who police say robbed a business on Archer Road that buys gold got the worst of the deal Wednesday afternoon when the owner followed him outside and shot him in the leg. About 15 minutes after the shooting, a man identified as Kouvaris Roberts, 23, showed up at North Florida Regional Medical Center dressed only in boxer shorts with a gunshot wound to his right thigh. The Gainesville Police Department was alerted, and officers arrived at the hospital to detain Roberts for the attempted robbery. The incident began about 2:30 p.m. at the Gold Buyers of Gainesville, where...
  • UPDATE: Pizza delivery driver shoots, wounds stun-gun wielding bandit(VA)

    06/20/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- A pizza delivery driver shot and wounded a stun-gun wielding man who had tried to rob him early today, Richmond police said. Police responded about 2:16 a.m. to a shooting in the 00 block of East Broad Street, officials said in a news release. After officers arrived, they learned that the victim had been shot after he tried to rob the pizza delivery driver, who fired in self-defense. The driver, 33, was not injured. Michael T. Caballero, 19, who police said had no fixed address, was charged with robbery and two counts of possession of drugs with...
  • Police: Craigslist robbery goes awry as buyer, seller come armed(MD)

    06/20/2012 5:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Peter Hermann
    The couple in search of a car found the sedan they wanted for sale on Craigslist for $4,000. They arranged a meeting Monday night on a street in Bolton Hill lined with 19th-century rowhouses. But Baltimore police said both the seller and the buyer took guns to the transaction. And when one of the men who posted the ad drew his weapon and demanded money from the prospective buyer, police said his female acquaintance pulled her own gun and fired into the air. The gunman dropped his weapon on Bolton Street and the woman gave chase, "firing her weapon numerous...
  • Two shot Thursday in Florence attempted robbery(SC)

    06/15/2012 4:23:37 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Traci Bridges
    FLORENCE, S.C. -- Two people were shot Thursday afternoon during what appears to be an attempted robbery inside a residence at Mt. Zion Apartments on Church Street. The incident began about 2 p.m. soon after three men arrived at the apartment to visit a man who was already there. “The man was expecting one visitor, who brought two other guys along with him,” Maj. Carlos Raines, Florence Police Department, said. “Soon after they got there, they pulled out guns and went to rob him. There was a struggle, and in the process, one of the suspects was shot.” At some...
  • Suspect Shot After Allegedly Trying To Steal Tip Jar In Northwest OKC

    06/14/2012 4:34:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 13 June, 2012 | LaShauna Sewell
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police say when a suspect pulled out his gun and started shooting, the manager of a northwest Oklahoma City pool hall pulled out his own weapon and fired back. According to a police report, a man and his friend were playing pool at Chester's Pool Hall near N.W. 50th Street and N. May Avenue on June 10. The man saw two people walk up to a counter, steal a tip jar filled with cash, and walk toward the exit. The witness told the manager what he'd seen, and the manager went outside to confront the men. The...
  • Flint store clerk says shooting robber armed with plastic gun was right decision(MI)

    06/12/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Gary Ridley
    -- Seville Nelson is still angry with the store clerk who shot and killed his cousin during a robbery last year but also understands why the man did what he did. “Nobody can say he’s wrong for protecting himself,” Nelson said. “You wish it was different the whole way around. “I’d rather see my cousin in jail for life than where he is now.” The store clerk, Edmund Joubran, said it was the right decision -- even if the gun pointed at him turned out to be plastic. “I felt like I didn’t know what the outcome was going to...
  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office: Business owner thwarts robbery attempt, suspect shot dead(FL)

    06/11/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 10 June, 2012 | Jennifer Moore, Kolby Kucyk
    HUDSON, Fla. - Pasco County Sheriff deputies are investigating an attempted robbery at Justice Coin in New Port Richey Sunday. Wayne Justice, the store owner, was stabbed when the suspect entered his store. Once the suspect stabbed Justice, he pulled a gun and shot the suspect, Jacob Stanborn, 25, in the chest. Stanborn died in front of the store from the gun shot wound. Justice's injuries were not life threatening. Deputies reported that Stanborn and Justice knew each other through the store. No charges are expected in the case.
  • Robbery suspect shot and killed by victim(FL)

    06/11/2012 6:34:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 10 June, 2012 | NA
    WEST PALM BEACH— A man who tried to rob a couple returning home early Sunday morning was shot and killed, PBSO said. The couple, who live in the 5100 block of Palm Hill Drive, were walking to their apartment about 2:12 a.m. when a man with a gun approached them, police said. The unidentified man ordered the couple into their apartment and followed them. As he searched their things, the man with the gun and the male victim began to fight. The male victim grabbed the gun and shot the suspected robber, police said. The suspect ran from the apartment...
  • Intruder shot at Athens business after pulling gun on owner(GA)

    06/10/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 10 June, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    A 55-year-old Athens man is in critical condition this morning after he was shot by the owner of a Westside check-cashing business who fired in self-defense when the man pulled a gun, Athens-Clarke police said. Donald Collins is under police guard in the intensive care unit of Athens Regional Medical Center, where was treated for gunshot wounds to his face and head, police said. Collins, who is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of firearm in the commission of a crime, is a possible suspect in an armed robbery of a convenience...
  • Gang Member Arrested In Stockton Pharmacy Robbery(CA)

    06/10/2012 4:11:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CBS13 ^ | 9 June, 2012 | NA
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – On Thursday, an armed suspect walked into Stockton Pharmacy demanding money. Jermaine Smith, 31, allegedly walked into the pharmacy, in the 3300 block of E. Main Street, and told everyone to drop to the ground while attempting to rob the store by demanded money from an employee. The employee grabbed a gun and shot at Smith; at which point, he fled the area in a vehicle. Stockton police responded to a call regarding a shot African-American male matching Smith’s description in North Stockton. He was arrested and treated overnight at an area hospital. Smith, a Stockton resident,...
  • Customer Kicks Knife Out Of Robber's Hand, Chases Him From Store

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A quick-thinking customer at an Orlando 7-Eleven stopped an armed robbery by kicking a knife out of the crook's hand and chasing him out of the store with a wine bottle. The good Samaritan's actions helped thwart a robbery at the 7-Eleven on South Orange Avenue just after 2 a.m. Thursday. Surveillance cameras captured the whole confrontation on video. In the surveillance video, the crook with a white bandana covering his face walks into the convenience store and pulls out a knife and demands cash from the clerk and a customer. But as soon as he...
  • One Person Dead After Attempted Robbery In Madison(TN)

    06/04/2012 4:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 3 June, 2012 | NA
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are looking for the person involved in an attempted armed robbery in the Madison area that left one person dead. Police said the incident happened around nine p.m. Saturday night at the Mission Madison Apartments at 501 Heritage Drive. A man walking to his car was approached by two people who then tried rob him. One of the robbers had a gun but so did the victim who shot and killed one of the robbers. The other would-be robber ran off. Police believe the two may have also been involved in another robbery earlier at...
  • 'Too much crazy': Texas store clerk shoots armed robber in the back

    06/02/2012 5:18:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Tiffany Craig
    SUGAR LAND, Texas — A crook picked the wrong store to rob at the intersection of Greenway Drive and Eldridge Road on Tuesday night. "Yeah, it’s too much crazy," said a clerk who goes by the name Eddie. Eddie and a coworker were inside the Corner Grocery when a gunman stuck a gun to the head of a third worker outside and forced him back into the store. As soon as the gunman saw the register open, Eddie says he came after him. That’s when the clerks decided to fight back. "I hold him and then my worker guy, he...
  • Attorney says shooter at Santa Fe Allsup's acted in self-defense

    06/02/2012 5:12:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Nico Roesler
    Santa Fe police didn't charge local artist Mateo Romero in connection with last week's shooting outside a north-side convenience store, his attorney said Thursday, because he was acting in self-defense after a panhandling couple tried to rob him. Attorney Dan Cron said in a telephone interview that police later told Romero he was targeted by a homeless couple who also had attempted to scam other people and were known drug users. Cron said his client gave police the following account of last Friday's incident: Romero pulled up next to gas pumps at Allsup's, 305 N. Guadalupe St., to fill up...
  • Huntsville store clerk shoots and kills robber(AL)

    06/01/2012 4:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 31 May, 2012 | NA
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Huntsville Police say a clerk at Atlantis Corner shot and killed a robber Thursday night. Police responded to the convenience store at 1176 Old Monrovia Road just before 9:00 p.m. Police say a masked man armed with a handgun demanded cash from the store clerk. The clerk then shot the man. Officials say the man died at Huntsville Hospital. We will update you as more information becomes available
  • Would-be jewelry store robber fatally shot in San Ramon(CA)

    05/31/2012 5:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    31 May, 2012 | Kristin J. Bender and Rick Hurd
    Four armed men stormed the Gold N Treasures jewelry store on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon looking to rob the suburban mom-and-pop shop, but were foiled after one of them was fatally shot during the attempt -- possibly by an employee or the store owner. San Ramon police confirmed that the suspect died Wednesday night. Mortally wounded, the man ran into busy San Ramon Valley Boulevard seeking help as the evening commute was under way. Paramedics at the scene ripped the wounded man's bloody clothing from his body and took him to a hospital, where he succumbed to...
  • Robbery Suspect Dead in Pharmacy Shooting(WV)

    05/30/2012 4:22:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 26 May, 2012 | Colin Lawler
    WHEELING - A man is dead after attempting to rob an Elm Grove pharmacy at about 5 p.m. Friday. According to authorities an unknown white man entered the Elm Grove Pharmacy located at 101 E. Bethlehem Blvd. carrying a gun tried to hold up the store. A pharmacy employee then shot the man, killing him. The investigation was turned over from the Wheeling Police Department to the West Virginia State Police. State Police Sgt. D.L. Robinson said no information would be released as the incident is under investigation. Wheeling officers, State Police, representatives from the Brooke County Medical Examiner and...
  • Police: Suspect's gun jams during attempt to shoot store clerk in South County

    05/29/2012 6:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- St. Louis County Police say a store clerk at a mattress store on South Lindbergh was struck in the head with a gun during a hold-up attempt. Police said the incident happened Monday evening just before 9:00 at the Mattress Firm SuperCenter at Lindbergh and Interstate 55. Police say the gunman was attempting to rob the store and at some point tried to shoot the clerk, but the gun misfired. The gunman then struck the clerk in the head with the gun and took off on foot. He was last seen in the area around...
  • Man stopped robbery attempt in Myrtle Beach, surprised suspects with his gun(SC)

    05/29/2012 4:28:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Tonya Root
    A 46-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he surprised two would-be robbers with his gun and forced the suspect to drop his gun, according to authorities. Police were called about 2 a.m. Monday to a room at 505 28th Ave. N., for men with guns. Officers learned the 46-year-old man was inside his room with the door open when he saw some men enter the property and come up the stairs, according to the report. The victim told police he put his handgun in his pocket because “it didn’t look right.” The victim said when he turned around two men,...
  • Witnesses stop armed robbery in Metzger(OR)

    05/28/2012 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 27 May, 2012 | Jeff Thompson
    PORTLAND -- Two men interrupted an armed robbery at a Metzger store and held the suspect down until police arrived Saturday night. Deputies were called just after 11:30 p.m. to the report of an armed robbery in progress at the Metzger Market, at 10055 SW Hall Boulevard, according to Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The responding deputy arrived to find that the suspect, 21-year-old David L. Hager, was being held down by one of two people who had interrupted the robbery. Investigators said Hager had knocked on the door after the store was closed. When the...
  • Sacramento Liquor Store Owners Fight Off Robbers(CA)

    05/27/2012 6:41:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Derek Shore
    DEL PASO (CBS13) – It’s a plot straight out of the movies, but it happened in real-life to store clerks in Del Paso Heights. The owner at the Four Oakes Market says the store has been robbed three times before, and this time he decided to fight back, and it was all caught on tape. It is terrifying to even watch. Two masked gunmen barged into the market, and immediately, one grabbed a clerk and put a gun to his head. “I saw the guy, I saw the gun, the hoodie, everything,” said Mangal Singh. Mangal was behind the counter...
  • South Knox store clerk shoots teen in botched robbery attempt(TN)

    05/26/2012 4:30:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 23 May, 2012 | Matt Lakin
    KNOXVILLE — A botched holdup attempt today sent three would-be robbers running and left one shot in the chest, police said. The shooting happened just after 10:45 a.m. at the South Side Market, 1316 Maryville Pike, near the Montgomery Village housing project, Knox County E-911 records show. A store clerk told police three men in masks tried to rob him. He pulled a pistol and shot one of them in the chest, Knoxville Police Department Capt. Nate Allen said. Officers arrived and canvassed the area. They found the wounded man lying on the ground on Cook Drive, Allen said.
  • Robber shot by Enterprise barber shop owner(AL)

    05/24/2012 5:25:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 23 May, 2012 | Matt Elofson
    Police in Enterprise are looking for a Dothan man in connection with the robbery of a barber shop, which ended with the barber shop owner shooting the robbery suspect in the thigh. According to information from Enterprise police, the incident happened around 7 p.m. Monday at Creative Hair Masters located at 2950 Rucker Boulevard. The barber shop owner told police that two men came into the shop and asked for haircuts. One of the men pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money and jewelry from the owner, who grabbed his own gun and fired at least one round at...
  • Store owner shoots, kills two alleged robbers

    05/23/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 22 May, 2012 | Cal Bryant
    HOBBSVILLE – The owner of a general store near here has apparently shot and killed two alleged would-be robbers. Gates County Sheriff Ed Webb reported that two black males, neither carrying identification, died of gunshot wounds after they allegedly attempted to rob Joppa Store at gunpoint around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Joppa Store is located off Acorn Hill Road in the southeastern corner of Gates County. “All I can tell you at this point is that two black males entered Joppa Store, both with their faces covered by bandanas, pointed a gun in the face of the store owner and...
  • Sheriff: Clerk shoots, kills two men attempting to rob store

    05/23/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 23 May, 2012 | Reed Andrews
    Two men are dead after they allegedly beat up and tried to rob the clerk at a general store on Acorn Hill Road in Hobbsville. The victim is in the hospital for some pretty serious bruising. Two men stormed into the general store around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. They put their large guns in the face of the store owner and demanded money. The clerk was hit with the guns and then kicked repeatedly on the floor. That’s when police say he was able to grab a gun he had hidden underneath the register and he shot at the suspects....
  • POLICE: Robbery foiled by gun-toting Good Samaritan(FL)

    05/22/2012 10:17:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 21 May, 2012 | NA
    MANGONIA PARK, Fla. -- Police report a would-be robber instead was shot and ended up in the hospital Sunday. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports a robbery in the 400 block of Australian Avenue ended when a passerby fired shots at the suspect. The suspect later showed up at St. Mary's Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Deputies are still looking for more suspects. We'll post more information on this story when we get it. POLICE: Robbery foiled by gun-toting Good Samaritan
  • Surveillance photos released in knifing of Guardian Angels(IL)

    05/17/2012 2:32:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 17 May , 2012 | William Lee
    Police have released surveillance photos of two suspects in the stabbing of four Guardian Angels at a Red Line station on the Near North Side. The four suffered minor cuts during the confrontation around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark and Division stop, police said, citing preliminary information. The Guardian Angels were on the platform, waiting to get on a train, when they spotted a man hitting a passenger and taking his iPhone 4S, police said. They intervened and a second man pulled a knife and cut three of the Guardian Angels on their arms and the fourth on the...
  • Oakland robbery suspect, victim exchange gunshots on Forbes Avenue(PA)

    05/12/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Jason Woodall
    PITTSBURGH - A suspected robber and his target exchanged gunfire on an Oakland street early Friday morning, Pittsburgh police said. The victim was walking out of the McDonald's restaurant on Forbes Avenue with friends at about 2:40 a.m. when he was confronted by Jason Woodall, who wanted to steal a bracelet that the man was wearing, police said. Woodall went to a nearby parked car and got a handgun -- which was stolen -- then came back and tried to rob the man at gunpoint, police said. The victim pulled out a legally registered and licensed handgun and exchanged shots...
  • Beaumont jeweler exchanges gunfire with Orange man(TX)

    05/12/2012 3:12:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 11 May, 2012 | NA
    On Wednesday May 9, at 9:24 a.m., Patrol Officers with our Field Operations Division responded to a reported robbery in progress at Randy’s Fine Jewelers located at 229 Dowlen Rd. Witnesses and employees of neighboring business reported that they heard gun shots coming from inside the business and that the owner was holding a person at gunpoint in front of the business. Officers arrived and found that the owner and a suspected robber had exchanged gunfire inside the store. According to witnesses, the suspected robber entered the store posing as a customer. An employee began to assist the man and...
  • Victims captured robber, police say(IA)

    05/10/2012 7:38:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 10 May, 2012 | AP
    DES MOINES (AP) — Authorities say the co-owner of a store and his friend have captured an armed man who robbed the Des Moines store. The man wearing a face mask and sunglasses walked in to Fortune Gifts. He displayed and cocked a gun, then left after store co-owner Zamir Azam gave him some cash.
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Teach Your Children Well Edition(IL)

    05/06/2012 9:22:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    “You’re my friend, how could you do this to me?” That was all Georgi Layous could blurt out when a long-time customer pulled a gun on the Chicago jeweler and demanded his money. Nineteen-year-old Musa Thomas had been selling gold jewelry to Layous for about five years. Now we know where a lot of that jewelry likely came from. But Thomas was angry when he found only $11 in the till. He pushed Layous and his wife to the ground, made the old man open the store’s safes and fired off a couple of shots without hitting anyone. Then the...
  • Suspect Tries to Rob the 'Wrong Guys'(TX)

    05/02/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 19 April, 2012 | FORD ATKINSON
    HOUSTON - A robbery suspect with a gun chose the wrong place at the wrong time to threaten three men who were meeting behind a restaurant. He learned the hard way that they guns of their own. Three undercover narcotics officers, who were dressed in shorts and baseball-style caps with no badges visible, were meeting around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot behind the Luby's Cafeteria on the Gulf Freeway frontage road near Telephone Road when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out from behind a bush, approached the group of undercover officers, pointed a gun at them...
  • 13-year-old suspect killed during robbery(AL)

    05/02/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 136 replies ^ | 1 May, 2012 | Melanie Posey, Melynda Sides
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a 13-year-old robbery suspect was shot and killed by the person he tried to rob in Birmingham Friday night. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirms the teen's identity as Jaqures Cortez Walker of Birmingham. He was a 7th grade student at Martha Gaskin Middle School and the quarterback for the football team, according to a family member. BPD Sgt. Johnny Williams said the teen suspect approached a couple as they pulled into their home at the gated Skyview Condominiums in the 400 block of Skyview Drive around 11:10pm. Friday, April 27. Skyview Drive...
  • Harper Woods police officer witnesses fatal shooting(MI)

    04/26/2012 5:43:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 25 April, 2012 | MAURIELLE LUE
    HARPER WOODS, Mich. (WJBK) -- In Harper Woods, a police officer becomes the prime witness to a fatal shooting. It happened in an alley off Kelly Road overnight. The alleged shooter is in jail. Police tell us that they will hold him for 72 hours while a decision is made on whether charges will be filed. The problem is this person could also be a potential victim. A Harper Woods police officer says that he saw a couple walking in a dark alley and a man following them. That did not sit right with this officer, so he turned his...
  • Store owner speaks out after shooting at would-be robbers (PA)

    04/23/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 22 April, 2012 | John Craven
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Three men who allegedly tried to rob a Allentown store owner at knifepoint didn't get far Sunday. The owner of Tommy's Mini-Mart at Sixth and Tilghman grabbed a gun and fired two shots at them, scaring them off. Speaking exclusively to 69 News, the store owner said he didn't want to use a weapon but felt he had no choice. Just as Nahy Hadeed was closing for the day, he said three men walked in and demanded all his money, pushing his face into the counter and pressing a sharp object against his throat. "Any movement, any...
  • Man tries to rob bar patrons(TX)

    04/23/2012 7:07:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 23 April, 2012 | Agustin Garfias
    A man is arrested for attempting to rob patrons at a Beaumont hot spot. Beaumont police say the table is turned when patrons at Luke's Ice House on Calder fight back against a robber armed with a gun. Police say 23-year-old Kenneth Ray Taylor of Beaumont is now in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $100,000. He is charged with four counts of aggravated robbery. Police say around 11 p.m. Saturday night, Taylor attempted to rob four people at gunpoint. One of the victims spoke exclusively with 12 News HD. Chase Owen has a love for music which drew...
  • Police ID suspected shoplifter who died after being shot in Walmart(TX)

    04/22/2012 8:40:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies ^ | 22 April, 2012 | ROSALEE GETTERMAN
    The suspected shoplifter who died after being shot during a scuffle with a loss-prevention officer inside the College Station Walmart was killed by his own handgun, College Station police revealed Saturday. The man was identified by police as 47-year-old Michael Alan Bradshaw of Robertson County. Bradshaw was pronounced dead at College Station Medical Center at about 8:15 p.m. Friday. Police said Bradshaw had been detained by store personnel as he attempted to leave the Walmart with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise sometime around 4 p.m. Friday. After being escorted to the store's loss-prevention office, Bradshaw began to struggle with...
  • Family: New Caney robbery, shooting victim knew one of her attackers (TX)

    04/22/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 20 April, 2012 | Staff
    NEW CANEY, Texas – Family members of a 59-year-old woman who was shot during a robbery at her home this week said the victim knew one of her attackers, but they don't know what the suspects were after. Dayna Cooper and a 65-year-old man were shot at her home around 2 a.m. Thursday when two suspects burst in with guns blazing. Cooper reportedly had been robbed before, so this time, she was ready and fired back with her own weapon. But she was shot in the neck and the arm, and the suspects got away with a safe and some...
  • Local man thwarts robbery before sheriff's detectives arrive(TX)

    04/22/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Adam Shear
    WACO - A McLennan Co. man's attempted robbery on April 13 ended quickly when his victim pulled out a gun on the robber just before some county sheriff's detectives were able to put a stop to the crime. Dr. Craig Burnside was just finishing a call with his wife and about to get out of his car in a parking lot in Downtown Waco late Friday night when two suspicious men approached him. "[The robber] said hey your lucky my friend Sean is here and I said well why is that?," said Burnside. "[The robber] said because otherwise I'd be...
  • Apparent Robbery Attempt Turns Deadly in Detroity(MI)

    04/18/2012 5:50:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 17 April, 2012 | NA
    * DETROIT (WJBK) -- It all started at a Coney Island at Dequindre and State Fair Tuesday afternoon. A 29-year-old man and his 19-year-old brother claim they went there to meet some guys about buying a television. Two men only identified as 19-year-old males got into an SUV with the two brothers. They took a short drive down Lumpkin, then this alleged sale apparently turned into a robbery. The brothers claim one of the 19-year-olds pulled out a gun and demanded money, and as one brother was searching his pockets, the oldest pulled out a gun and fired. "All my...
  • Attempted robbery suspect shot, killed(FL)

    04/18/2012 5:42:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Bianca Prieto
    An attempted robbery suspect was shot dead by his intended victim late Monday, Orlando police said. The suspect, Tavish Lee Mathews, was attempting to rob Terrance Lamar Taylor in the 2000 block of W. Jackson Street when the shooting occurred, said police spokesman Officer Dave Allmond.
  • Storeowner's Daughter Recounts Violent Robbery Attempt(CA)

    04/18/2012 5:37:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 17 April, 2012 | NA
    The daughter of an East Oakland storeowner on Tuesday recounted an attempted robbery on Monday night in which the would-be robber fired a gun at her mother's head and was then shot at by her father. Officers responded to the shooting at the East Oakland Dollar and More store at 8601 International Blvd. at 9:45 p.m. Police said a suspect entered the store and shot at a clerk. Another worker exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who then took a third clerk in a headlock, dragged him outside, and let him go before fleeing. Enshrah Ayesh, whose family owns the store,...
  • Amazing Video of Topless Hero Confronting Armed Thug Who Tried to Steal Moped + Video

    04/17/2012 6:46:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Youtube/ Daily Mail ^ | 4/13/2012 | Youtube/Daily Mail
    Video Linky Here When faced with a gun pointing at their face, most people would run a mile, but not this courageous store owner. Brave Timothy Gramza has been captured on camera standing up to an armed robber outside his store in the city of South Bend Indiana, U.S. In the video, which lasts for just under two minutes Mr Gramza is seen chatting to friends in a small yard next to his shop just before 11.30am on April 1.