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  • Highway Robbers steal Ebola Blood in Cooler from Transporter in Guinea!

    11/21/2014 2:10:13 PM PST · by Kackikat · 71 replies
    Mashable ^ | 11/21/2014 | Kackikat
    Highway robbers steal ebola blood thought to be infected during a heist of the cooler not knowing what it contained.
  • 2 shot while trying to rob off-duty HPD officer, his girlfriend outside movie theater

    02/17/2014 11:08:54 AM PST · by jyro · 29 replies
    KHOU 11 news ^ | 2/09/14 | Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News
    HOUSTON – Outside Edwards Cinemas in Greenway Plaza, the drama spilled over from the big screen and into the streets early Sunday. “It’s a shame you can’t get out into the community at night without having to worry about somebody taking what you have,” said moviegoer Patrick Martin. It happened just after midnight.
  • Store owner shoots, wounds robbery suspect

    02/16/2014 12:09:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    rockymounttelegram.com ^ | 10 February, 2014 | Brie Handgraaf
    The owner of a Rocky Mount convenience store shot and wounded one of three men suspected of trying to rob the store Sunday night, according to Rocky Mount police. Three men entered Mix Mart at 1522 S. Church St. about 9 p.m. police said. Two of the men were armed with handguns while the third suspect attempted to rob the 43-year-old man, but the store owner pulled a handgun and the two groups fired multiple shots at one another, police said. The three suspects then fled the scene.
  • Robbers turn liquor store into curbside service for pals

    01/29/2014 2:53:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/14 | Kevin Sheehan, Jeane MacIntosh
    Three pistol-packing crooks turned a Brooklyn liquor store into their a drive-up retail outlet — tying up the workers and then spending the next two hours calling friends and filling their curbside orders, cops said Tuesday. “They were taking the liquor in cases out to the cars,” said Brownsville shop owner Geoffrey George. “They were calling their friends on the phone. They were saying, ‘What you want? What you want?’ ” recalled George, who was duct-taped along with two of his workers during the outrageous midnight heist Jan. 20.
  • Pakistan:Traders torture robber to death

    10/15/2013 12:17:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    dawn.com ^ | 9 October, 2013 | Staff
    FAISALABAD, Oct 8: Traders subjected two robbers to severe torture, leaving one of them dead, after a vendor was shot dead during a robbery bid at a jewellery shop at Mamunkanjan on Tuesday. Two robbers entered the shop owned by Shahid in Purana Dakhana Bazaar, Mamunkanjan. As the shop owner put up resistance, the panicked outlaws opened indiscriminate fire. A bullet hit Tanveer Ali, a vendor present outside the shop, who died on the spot. The traders retaliated the fire and forced the robbers to flee the market. They gave a chase to outlaws and finally nabbed them. The furious...
  • MO:Pizza Manager Fires Shots at Robbers who Wounded Woman

    08/03/2013 6:59:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    There is a strange article by the Kansas City Star, known for its anti-gun editorials. At the end of  the article, it casually mentions that the restaurant manager comes out and shoots at the fleeing robbers, who just wounded a woman at an outside table: The gunman aimed and fired as Lacy flinched from the loud bang. The robbers then ran away. As the men fled with the purses, the pizza shop manager came out and fired shots at the robbers, police said. The police were not sure if the robbers were hit, or not, but it is clear ...
  • PA:Would-Be Victim Shoots Armed Robber: Police

    07/15/2013 3:36:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 14 July, 2013 | David Chang
    <p>Police say an armed man turned the tables on three gunmen who tried to rob him.</p> <p>Investigators say the unidentified man was walking on 7th and Huntingdon around 4:15 a.m. when he was approached by three armed robbers.</p> <p>Police say the suspects took out their weapons and pointed them at the man. The man, who was armed, took out his gun as well which prompted a shootout. Police have not yet revealed whether the would-be victim or the armed robbers opened fire first.</p>
  • Robbers assault 2 hostages at Los Angeles store

    01/11/2013 4:15:10 PM PST · by crosshairs · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/11/13 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Employees were closing up at a mall department store and preparing to go home when two gunmen stormed inside and took them hostage. The thugs stabbed one of the 14 Nordstrom Rack employees and sexually assaulted another before SWAT officers freed everyone early Friday, more than three hours after the ordeal began. It was unclear whether the gunmen stole anything before fleeing the store located near Los Angeles International Airport. Both remained at large. The harrowing incident began about 11 p.m. Thursday, when a man reported his girlfriend had called to say gunmen were in the...
  • Video: Security Guard Shoots Robbers at Internet Cafe(FL)

    09/04/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    securityinfowatch.com ^ | 4 September,2012 | NA
    An armed security guard opened fire on would-be robbers early Tuesday at a Melbourne, Florida, Internet café, striking one of them, police said. Three armed individuals burst into the Allied Veterans of the World arcade on Babcock Street about 4 a.m. to rob the business, Melbourne police said. The video shows the security officer responding within three seconds, able to control his gunfire, remove himself from harms way, take protective cover and wound one of the robbers.
  • Robbers disguised as white cops caught...[sent] thank-you to company that made their latex masks

    08/22/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 25 replies
    DailyMail online (UK) ^ | 22 August 2012 | EMILY ANNE EPSTEIN
    Officials say Edward Byam, 24, and Akeem Monsalvatge, 37, of Queens, dressed in NYPD gear and wearing high-end masks, robbed a Pay-O-Matic in Rosedale on Valentine's Day. After getting away with the heist, Byam wrote a short thank you note to Composite Effects, the makers of the mask, to show his gratitude for the 'realism' of the disguise. They identified themselves as detectives at the store, wearing dark blue jackets with NYPD logos and police-type shields hanging around their necks, before making off with the contents of an unlocked safe. Police say the two men stole $200,000 from the store....
  • Mitt Romney and the Hypocrisy of Bain Capital

    01/11/2012 10:21:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2012 | Aaron Goldenberg
    SNIP Mitt Romney was NOT primarily a venture capitalist. A venture capitalist invests in early-stage businesses with the hope that they grow and prosper. These early-stage businesses are often risky investments. Though most ultimately fail, some succeed spectacularly making the risks worthwhile. Apple Computer and Google are two such examples. This is what Mitt Romney means when he says some investments succeed and some fail. By contrast, Mitt Romney was primarily what is affectionately known as a vulture investor. Bain Capital invested in failing companies with the intention of either restructuring their business or stripping the business and selling its...
  • Gingrich goes Perot on Romney

    01/10/2012 5:07:34 PM PST · by shoedog · 55 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 1/10/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I realize this is serious out there, and at some point I may have to issue a fatwa to stop this. If I sense it's really getting out of hand, of course I'll take action. I'll stand up and I'll just tell everybody here involved, "Cut this out and get serious." I don't want to bleed on any of you. It's unbecoming (sigh), but you don't know what being surrounded by negativism is. I am surrounded by it. It takes a concerted effort on my part every day to avoid it, to not be affected by it. I...
  • Pope in Germany: Without Justice "the State is Great Band of Robbers”

    09/23/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 9/22/11
    In his address before the German parliament, Benedict XVI offers ways to renew politics and social life for the world. Positivism is limiting because it marginalises the ethics and culture of politics and society. Berlin (AsiaNews) – “A German pope in the German capital” is the greeting that welcomed Pope Benedict XVI in his first state visit to his native land (the third of his pontificate). The visit began this morning in Berlin and will continue until Sunday, bringing the Pontiff to Erfurt and Freiburg. However, in his addresses the German pope speaks to the entire world and what he...
  • Jewelry heist is a bust for 'clown' robbers

    08/25/2011 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 24, 2011 | Julie Hayden
    DENVER – Police in Denver were on the lookout Thursday for two gun-waving jewelry store robbers who threatened to shoot employees and customers. As it turns out, the joke was on the two clowns who robbed Sonny's Rocks on South Colorado Blvd. Wednesday morning. Their heist turned out to be a bust. The two robbers, who were both dressed in bizarre costumes and wearing white face paint, pointed guns at employees and customers while they cleared the cases of jewelry. “They came in with their guns drawn,” says store owner Mark Allen. Surveillance video tape shows the robbers cock their...
  • Let’s hope employers do drop health coverage

    06/23/2011 1:08:52 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post Opionion ^ | 6/22/2011 | Matt (Mad) Miller
    (snip) Now, I don’t pretend to know how many employers will drop coverage if some workers are offered subsidies to help them buy private coverage on their own. In Massachusetts, not many employers have dropped; (snip) But if these issues won’t be settled for a few years, one thing is certain right now: It would be a fantastic thing — not some calamity — if more people got coverage from the exchanges instead of from their employers. Yet both parties act as if it would be a disaster. (snip) What’s more, the whole GOP line about Democrats “dumping” people into...
  • Robbers Attacked As Crowd Defends Woman (perps captured, beaten, shot, stabbed)

    05/25/2011 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    WXII 12 ^ | 5/24/11
    Robbers Attacked As Crowd Defends WomanOne Man Remains In Critical Condition POSTED: 10:15 am EDT May 24, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Fayetteville police say the tables quickly turned on two would-be purse-snatchers when more than a dozen of the victim's family and friends attacked the suspects. The Fayetteville Observer reports that two men flashed a handgun and tried to rob Maria Guevara of her purse outside an apartment complex shortly after midnight Monday. That's when 10 to 15 family members and friends rushed to her aid. Police say one the alleged robbers fired into the crowd, prompting a chase that...
  • Robbers Caught After Leaving Truck Keys In Home (oops!)

    05/13/2011 10:48:34 AM PDT · by rawhide · 13 replies · 1+ views
    wftv.com ^ | 5-12-11
    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- Gunmen stormed a Kissimmee home and put two families' lives in danger. But deputies said a set of car keys led to their arrests. The suspects were arrested a short time after the home invasion. Deputies said they ransacked a home on Sample Street Wednesday night, armed with guns and aimed them right at the victims. However, they made a crucial mistake that led to their capture. One of the women, who lives in the house, was sitting out on the patio Wednesday night, when a group of men, armed with guns forced her back inside....
  • Mob Robbers And Rampant Looting: Is This The Future Of America?

    02/26/2011 8:09:57 AM PST · by blam · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Mob Robbers And Rampant Looting: Is This The Future Of America?Feburary 26,2011 Have you ever heard of mob robberies? What happens is that dozens of young people storm a store at the same time, take whatever they want, and then storm out as powerless store clerks watch helplessly. Most of the time these "mob robbers" end up getting caught, but unfortunately "group crime" is a trend that is rising. Is it a sign of the times that large groups of people are starting to recklessly invade retail establishments? Is this the future of America? As I have written about...
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • Armed Robbery Spree Ends in Fresno(CA)

    12/28/2010 7:24:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    kmph.com ^ | 20 December, 2010 | NA
    Fresno - Police say the same group of young men is behind five armed robberies in the city of Fresno in the past month. Their crime spree ended, after one of them was shot in the process. 18-year-old Wesley Sarden was shot by the co-owner of the Play 'n' Trade, who happens to be a woman. A first in recent Fresno history. "I cannot recall where we had a female owner or female clerk who made entry into the business armed with a handgun," said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Police say she won't be charged because she acted in...
  • Attackers yell slurs during IU beating

    11/04/2010 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 55 replies
    WISH TV 8 ^ | Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 1:49 PM EDT | By: Hyacinth Williams
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Indiana University Police in Bloomington are looking for a group of 5 men and 3 women who they say spewed hate speech at four students of Asian descent then beat and robbed two of them. The attacks happened in Forest Quad on campus.
  • Robbers pick wrong target

    07/04/2010 6:22:10 AM PDT · by GailA · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7-3-10 | NA
    Robbers pick wrong target, 1 dead, 1 wounded, victim doing fine. Commie Appeal doesn't like it's articles to be posted see link http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/jul/03/robbers-pick-wrong-target/
  • Robbers distract victims with feces in Toronto

    05/28/2010 2:12:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 556+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2010
    TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto police say robbers are squirting people with feces at cash machines to distract them before stealing their money. Constable Tony Vella said Friday that the robbers use squeeze bottles to squirt the victims who are making cash withdrawals.
  • (Mexican) Pirates plying the waves of Falcon Lake

    05/19/2010 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies · 1,599+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 05/18/2010 | By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News
    McALLEN — Heavily armed Mexican freshwater pirates have been shaking down U.S. boaters on Falcon Lake, a reservoir and bass fishing haven that straddles the Rio Grande. At least three such incidents have been reported since April 30, the latest on Sunday, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety warning issued Tuesday that linked the muggings to northern Mexico's increasing lawlessness. According to descriptions of the incidents, the robbers — in at least one case posing as Mexican federal law enforcement officers — searched fishermen's boats for guns and drugs, then demanded cash at gunpoint. One of the incidents...
  • Robbers hit 2 trains moving across No. Ariz.

    03/30/2010 6:47:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 987+ views
    Northern Arizona authorities say two Mexican nationals have been arrested for allegedly trying to disable freight trains moving through the Flagstaff area. BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent said the first burglary was reported near Williams Friday. Crooks cut the brake hoses on a train to disable it in order to offload a shipment of televisions, but were caught in the act. All except one got away. The second burglary was reported near Winona east of Flagstaff. Again, brake hoses were cut on a BNSF train. This time, burglars wanted computer equipment from a train car.
  • Fairfield cops: Robbers called ahead for take-out cash

    03/26/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 7 replies · 390+ views
    CTPost.com ^ | March 24, 2010 | Noelle Frampton
    FAIRFIELD -- In another chapter of dumb criminal classics, a man and a teen from Bridgeport allegedly thought they could rob a bank the same way people order take-out food. Police said a 27-year-old and a 16-year-old called People's United Bank on Stratfield Road about 10 minutes before they came to collect their order Tuesday afternoon. They asked for $100,000 in large bills with no dye packs inside the bag, police said. "You can't make this stuff up," said Sgt. James Perez, Fairfield police spokesman. "They literally called the bank and said to have the bag of money ready on...
  • Armed robbers attack Berlin poker tournament [Video]

    03/06/2010 10:40:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 3 replies · 683+ views
    Expatica ^ | 3/6/10
    Armed robbers on Saturday struck at Germany's largest poker tournament, stealing money and injuring gamblers, police said. The masked gang burst into the Grand Hyatt hotel in central Berlin, where the tournament was taking place, threatening security staff and prompting a brief panic, police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt told AFP. Berlin's Tageszeitung newspaper reported on its website that six raiders armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and grenades made off with 800,000 euros (1.1 million dollars). "Several masked, armed individuals entered the Grand Hyatt and fled with a haul of money," Vogt said, without giving details of the sum involved. She said...
  • 80 Year Old Burglar Convicted of Another Burglary

    03/01/2010 8:19:27 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 2 replies · 225+ views
    armedselfdefense.blogspot.com/ ^ | 03/01/10 | Sasparilla
    Talk about a career criminal. 80 year old Doris Thompson has been sentenced to three years in prison in California after being found guilty in another burglary. She has a criminal record that goes back to the days when people were dancing to the new music of Bill Haley and the Comets and the Coasters. Over the years, she has used 27 aliases. Her arrests were mostly for burglary and small thefts. She has been in jail several times. She could be paroled from her new California home in a year and a half. In Britain, the most famous "reformed"...
  • Milwaukee Robbers See Army ID, Return Wallet

    11/11/2009 6:36:48 AM PST · by 1776 Reborn · 12 replies · 1,156+ views
    Milwaukee AP ^ | 11-10-09 | Carrie Antlfinger-AP
    Robbers return Army ID, Thanked him for service.
  • Were Pink Panthers Behind Last Week's Record-Breaking Gem Heist? ($65 Million)

    08/14/2009 6:50:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 741+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 08/14/09 | CORNELIA TREPTOW
    here is growing speculation that the $65 million heist of an exclusive London jewelry store was the work of a notorious band of European jewel thieves known to police as the Pink Panthers. A key element in the speculation is that the men who looted Graff Diamonds on New Bond Street Aug. 6 made no effort to hide their faces, suggesting that they had been able to alter their looks with "Mission Impossible" style prosthetic make-up. Disguises as well as lightning-quick robberies have been hallmarks of the Pink Panthers who last year dressed as blond women to get past security...
  • Police: Phoenix mom coached youthful armed robbers

    06/01/2009 7:19:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,754+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | AP
    PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix say they've arrested a woman accused of leading an armed robbery gang involving her 12- and 14-year-old sons. Police say 51-year-old Cynthia White Roberson coached some of the four boys and three men who would face charges with her. The suspects are accused of at least 20 armed robberies in Phoenix and Glendale since late April. Police say Roberson lost her job six weeks ago and guilted her sons and some of the others into committing the robberies to pay for rent and a car loan.
  • Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired (no mention of perp trying to kill cop)

    05/20/2009 8:45:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies · 1,757+ views
    The Birmingham (AL) News ^ | 20 MAY 09 | Carol Robinson
    Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired Posted by Carol Robinson - The Birmingham News May 20, 2009 9:08 AM Five Birmingham police officers have been fired for a January 2008 beating of an already-unconscious suspect with fists, feet and a billy club, a battering caught on videotape until a police officer turned off the patrol car camera, city and police officials said today. Authorities believe the video, [see the full chase here: http://videos.al.com/birmingham-news/2009/05/birmingham_police_beating_vide_1.html] taken after a high-speed chase by several area law enforcement agencies ended when the fleeing suspect's van flipped, has been seen by numerous Birmingham officers and...
  • Robbers target Obama's grandmother

    09/11/2008 6:38:18 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 324+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 September 2008 | Daniel Wallis
    SUSPECTED robbers have broken into the home of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother in a Kenyan village, local media said today. "These are just people ... who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money," Sarah Obama, the Illinois senator's 85-year-old step-grandmother, said of the burglars. Nothing was stolen during the raid early on Wednesday, but senior police commanders and local officials visited the modest homestead in Kogelo village to investigate. Reports said the thieves used a ladder to try to steal a solar panel from her roof, but failed. They also broke into a small,...
  • 3 Indicted In Armed Robbery Of Boy Scout Fundraiser

    01/12/2008 11:45:00 AM PST · by darkangel82 · 33 replies · 444+ views
    WLWT Cincinnati ^ | January 11 | Travis Gettys
    CINCINNATI -- A grand jury indicted three people in connection with the armed robbery last month of Boy Scouts at a Christmas tree sale. Prosecutors said Friday that Kenneth Hodge, 19, David Keeling, 19, and Nashon Wallace, 20, would face charges in the Dec. 3 robbery outside Tom’s Drive-Thru in North College Hill. The Boy Scouts, ages 13 and 11 years old, said they were selling Christmas trees in the parking lot along West Galbraith Road shortly before closing when three men approached, with one carrying a sawed-off shotgun. The boys said they thought the men were joking until one...
  • Pasadena man remorseful about killings captured on 911 call, attorney says

    11/18/2007 11:48:44 AM PST · by P-40 · 42 replies · 299+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/18/2007 | By ALLAN TURNER and DALE LEZON
    The Pasadena man who killed two suspected burglars as they left his next-door neighbor's home did not intend to kill them when he stepped outside with his 12-gauge shotgun, his lawyer said Friday. In portraying Joe Horn as a victim of circumstances, lawyer and longtime friend Tom Lambright called the 61-year-old computer consultant "a good family man" who has been devastated by the Wednesday afternoon burglary and shooting. Killed in the incident in the 7400 block of Timberline were Miguel Antonio DeJesus, 38, and Diego Ortiz, 30, both of Houston. Each had a minor previous brush with the law. Records...
  • Robbery target won't be victim, kills intruder

    09/07/2007 9:21:33 PM PDT · by Screaming_Gerbil · 36 replies · 1,265+ views
    The Brunswick News.com ^ | Tue, Sep 4, 2007 | EMILY STRANGER
    Robbery target won't be victim, kills intruder When two armed men allegedly attempted to rob a house full of young adults in Brunswick early Monday morning, their victims fought back. A man visiting the house at 601 Wolfe St. in the city's south end pulled a handgun from the front of his pants and shot the two would-be robbers, killing one of them and wounding the other, police said. Police did not release the names of the two suspects. No charges had been filed Monday. The renters of the house, Leah Whitman, 18, Robert Herd, 20, and Josh Stout, 20,...
  • South Dakota carries out first execution in 60 years

    07/12/2007 11:23:23 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 26 replies · 1,422+ views
    CNN ^ | july 12th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (AP) -- A 25-year-old man was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the torture and slaying of a teenager who was forced to drink hydrochloric acid during a robbery of his home. It was the state's first execution in 60 years Elijah Page gave up his appeals and asked to die for the 2000 murder of Chester Allan Poage, 19, who was also stabbed, kicked and bashed with large rocks in a torture session that lasted two to three hours. Page, of Athens, Texas, died at 10:11 p.m. from a lethal injection administered at the South...
  • 'People laughed as robbers died'

    12/26/2006 10:27:07 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 2,591+ views
    News24 | AFP ^ | 12/26/06
    Johannesburg - The South African government's continued failure to bring crime under control is leading a growing number of citizens to start taking the law into their own hands, often with deadly results. "It is sometimes justifiable," says Frits Kreil, who runs a self-styled "community policing forum" in Johannesburg's northern Randburg suburb. "People are fed up with crime and resort to killing to protect their lives and those of their loved ones." In one of the latest such incidents, three members of an armed gang were killed when a local at a pub in the suburb of Emmarentia opened fire...
  • Man, 68, Teaches Teen Robbers a Lesson

    10/23/2006 10:32:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,295+ views
    Forbes | AP ^ | 10/23/06
    Two robbers who thought they had an easy mark in a 68-year-old Omaha man were surprised on Sunday. Police said Earnest Coleman was sitting in his car outside an Omaha grocery store when a young man jumped into the passenger seat with a gun and demanded Coleman's money. Coleman responded by grabbing the robber and his gun, and exchanging blows. A second robber came to Coleman's window and hit the elderly man, police said. Undeterred, Coleman pulled that man into the car and began to hit him, too. The two robbers then ran away - without Coleman's money and without...
  • Would-be robbers get cut ... and run

    08/10/2006 7:44:44 AM PDT · by biggerten · 9 replies · 444+ views
    Minneapolis Red Star Tribune ^ | August 10th, 2006 | Jim Adams
    Although they were outnumbered, two men fought off attackers in a south Minneapolis apartment robbery with a souvenir sword. At least one attacker left some fingers behind. Four men who broke into a south Minneapolis apartment early Wednesday had their hands full when two friends inside wrestled for the intruders' weapons and left at least one suspect minus fingers. Police were called to the apartment building in the 3100 block of Lyndale Avenue S. about 3:30 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. Four men, one with a handgun, forced their way into a third-floor apartment, apparently to burglarize it,...
  • Four Police And Eight Robbers Die In S Africa Shoot-Out

    06/25/2006 6:50:41 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 527+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-26-2006 | David Blair
    Four police and eight robbers die in S Africa shoot-out By David Blair in Johannesburg (Filed: 26/06/2006) Paramedics rushed to the scene of a "bloodbath" in central Johannesburg yesterday when a daylight gun battle between South African police and armed robbers left 12 dead. Four of those killed were policemen. The other eight were among a gang of 20 criminals. The shooting raged in the suburb of Jeppestown, east of the city centre and barely half a mile from Ellis Park stadium, one of the largest sports venues in South Africa and a key location for the next World Cup...
  • Illusionist Tricks Armed Robbers(David Copperfield)

    04/26/2006 12:29:37 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 72 replies · 4,178+ views
    comcast.net ^ | 4 26 06 | Associated Press
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - David Copperfield has magically escaped getting robbed. The 49-year-old illusionist was walking with two female assistants to their tour bus after his show Sunday at a performing arts center when four teens pulled up in a black car, a police report said. Two armed robbers allegedly got out of the car and demanded the group's belongings. One woman handed over $400 from her pockets and the other gave up her purse with 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a cell phone. Copperfield refused to empty his pockets, the report said. Copperfield says he...
  • Robbers stab Little Canada store owner(MN)

    04/11/2006 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 668+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 4-11-06 | KSTP
    Robbers stab Little Canada store owner A well-liked convenience store owner in Little Canada suffered stab wounds in a brazen robbery captured on surveillance video. Amar Albosaad was stabbed by robbers he says he had previously seen shopping in his store. The attackers may have been familiar with Albosaad’s routine, as they only stole the approximately $900 in cash he was carrying and did not attempt to steal from the cash register.
  • Two robbers foiled when store clerk beats one, bar patrons attack other

    03/08/2006 7:34:26 AM PST · by CAWats · 11 replies · 514+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 03.08.06 | Debbi Farr Baker
    The clerk grabbed a baseball bat and started to beat the man, who ran back outside and got into the car as the clerk chased him. Customers in a nearby bar heard the ruckus and came out and attacked the driver, who tried to run down the store clerk as he drove away. Instead, he crashed into the side of the Spring Valley store, Bolwerk said.
  • Property Rights Paradox

    06/27/2005 8:15:54 AM PDT · by neverhome · 5 replies · 412+ views
    alanburkhart.com ^ | 06.26.05 | Alan Burkhart
    Consider this hypothetical situation: First, I ask you to sell me your car. You like the car and even though I've offered a fair price, you wish to keep it and so you decline. In response, I put a gun to your head and take your car. Does it matter that I also stuffed a check into your pocket for the fair market value of your car? If you didn't want to sell it, it's still theft. The fact that I paid you for the car is completely irrelevant. The sole determining factor is your unwillingness to sell.
  • Police commander killed, two hurt in border ambush(Mexico)

    02/21/2005 1:39:46 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 21, 2005
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico- A Nuevo Laredo police commander was killed and two other people injured in an early morning attack on Monday. Hector Villareal was at a taco stand early Monday when an unknown number of assailants opened fire. He died a few minutes after his arrival at a hospital, said Juan Varela, a spokesman for state police. Police officer Manuel Moreno and Blanca Salazar, who was fired from Nuevo Laredo police last year, were wounded and were in stable condition, Varela said. Police said Villareal was to receive an award Monday for capturing a group of men who had...
  • Lawmaker fends off robbers with club

    02/15/2005 7:40:22 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 497+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 2-15-05 | ap
    BRAINERD, Minn. -- Maybe it's all that fighting at the Legislature. A state senator said he used a wooden club to scare off two men who were trying to rob his liquor store here. Sen. Paul Koering said he was working around 8 p.m. Saturday when two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and scarves over their faces entered the store. When Koering asked the men what they wanted, they tapped the cash register with an aluminum baseball bat and said, ``This is what we'll have,'' the Republican from Fort Ripley recalled Monday. Koering said he grabbed the club left behind by...
  • Border Patrol agents arrest three with criminal pasts over the weekend

    01/26/2005 7:59:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 676+ views
    TUCSON - A pair of illegal immigrants with criminal records were apprehended by U.S Border Patrol agents in Arizona Friday and Saturday, according to the agency. Agents also turned an American citizen also over to the Pinal County Sheriffs Department when it was discovered she had violated parole, the agency said. On Friday, Gerardo Miranda-Carmona and five other people who crossed the border illegally were apprehended by agents from the Douglas Station. The group was spotted by an agent operating an infrared camera near the intersection of Puzzi Ranch and Plantation roads. While processing the six people, agents found that...
  • Doubts linger as Gregoire win certified (3500 more ballots than voters)

    12/31/2004 12:53:58 AM PST · by 4woodenboats · 177 replies · 7,318+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/31/04 | David Postman
    "This is exactly the kind of issue that I think can be brought up in the contested-election statutes," Reed said. But why did he certify the election if the numbers are in doubt? "What I signed was a certification for the numbers that were submitted to us by the counties," he said. "I am not in a judicial or an investigative role here." The latest questions about King County came after the elections office released on Wednesday a list of all registered voters in the county, broken down by those who voted and those who didn't. The Republican Party, among...
  • Brazil robbers demand impotence pills (guess they couldn't say... "This is a stickup!"

    12/27/2004 12:33:35 PM PST · by bedolido · 12 replies · 395+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/22/2004 | staff writer
    Six pistol-toting Brazilian men appeared to have more than cash on their minds when they robbed a drug store in Rio de Janeiro. "They specifically demanded that we give them anti-impotence drugs. These drugs and the money was what interested them," Ailton de Souza, the drugstore manager said. On Sunday night, the robbers opened the vault with a blow torch and fled with an equivalent of about $US7,000 in cash and checks, as well as more than 100 boxes containing 400 pills worth about $US2,600 - enough for a two-month sex marathon for each of the six robbers. "They were...