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  • Justice Delayed Means City [Albuquerque] Can Continue Ripping Off Innocent People

    09/07/2016 3:17:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes | September 7, 2016 | George Leef
    ... One state where [civil asset forfeiture] reform sailed through the legislature with no opposition is New Mexico, where a very fair law was signed last year by Governor Martinez. That, however, was not enough to put an end to an extraordinarily aggressive system in Albuquerque, where the politicians had gotten hooked on funds derived from forfeited cars and other property. The claim by Albuquerque officials that the law did not apply to the city led to a suit filed by two state senators, Lisa Torraco and Daniel Ivey-Soto, to compel the city to obey. I wrote about that case...
  • Would-be bank robber demanded money, then Arabic interpreter

    08/31/2016 4:18:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 22 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 31, 2016 | Libor Jany
    "Authorities: Would-be Minnetonka bank robber demanded money, then interpreter. Authorities say the suspect appeared to be in his 50s and spoke only halting English."
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • Man killed during Columbia (SC) robbery

    08/21/2016 3:03:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The State ^ | 8/21/2016
    A 33-year-old man was shot and killed during a robbery around midnight Saturday. Timothy Callahan died from a gunshot wound to the upper body according to an autopsy, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. The man was shot in the upper and lower body in the 1100 block of Dorrah Street, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said in a news release Sunday. Several people tried to help the victim before EMS arrived. The man later died at an area hospital at 12:43 a.m. According to witnesses, the suspect shot the man after demanding his vehicle, the news release said. After...
  • U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Robbed at Gunpoint in Brazil

    08/14/2016 10:00:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 14 2016, 12:44 PM ET | Hasani Gittens
    U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte was robbed at gunpoint while in Rio de Janeiro overnight Saturday, NBC News has confirmed. Following conflicting reports including the IOC denying any incident took place Lochte himself confirmed with NBCs Billy Bush that he and three other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. Lochtes mom had earlier told other news organizations that the robbery happened at a party.
  • In Texas, a man who didnt kill anybody is about to be executed for murder

    08/12/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12 2016 | Kristine Guerra
    Terri Beens voice shook as she read a long text message from her niece. I had a nightmare about my dad last night, Paige Rowan told her aunt in the text. Rowan described a dream in which she watched helplessly as the execution needle pierced her fathers skin. She woke up screaming, panicking and feeling hopeless, she told Been.
  • One Arrested at Starbucks, Two at Large After Apple Robbery: Santa Clara County Sheriff

    08/10/2016 12:10:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/9 | Kris Sanchez
    Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested one suspect at Starbucks and were searching for two more after a laptop robbery reported at Apple. Sgt. James Jensen identifed the man as Richard Bejarno. While two of his accomplices remained at large, Bejarno was taken into custody after Apple security notified deputies about a getaway car leaving the corporate building at Bubb Road and Results Way in Cupertino about 4:30 a.m., which they later spotted on Highway 85. The driver didn't stop and a chase led deputies to San Jose's Cambrian neighborhood, when the car became disabled at Camden Avenue...
  • Troopers chase, capture Bourbon Street robbery suspects Tuesday(mugshot)

    08/05/2016 3:37:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/3/16 | Emily Lane, | The Times-Picayune
    Two suspects who took off on Bourbon Street after punching a man and stealing his wallet were arrested Tuesday (Aug. 2) when Louisiana State Police troopers chased them through the French Quarter, the agency said. A preliminary New Orleans police report said just before 2 a.m. the suspects attacked and robbed a 28-year-old man on Bourbon Street, near the intersection with St. Louis Street. State Police spokesman Dustin Dwight said the troopers saw the suspects running down the 500 block of Bourbon and were then informed by the victim the men fleeing had just attacked and robbed him. Dwight said...
  • Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store

    07/26/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 07/26/2016 | Unattributed
    Flash mobs are usually fun, especially for those who dont see it coming. Unfortunately for Gloria Mantas, she became the victim of a flash mob robbery over the weekend. Mantas was working at her convenience store gas station on Washington Street early Sunday morning when about 25 teenagers suddenly came in at once just after midnight. They started grabbing drinks, candy, ice cream and anything they could get their hands on. Then, in less than a minute, they all left at once without paying for anything.
  • Bikini-Clad Woman Wanted In Lancaster, Lake Hughes Thefts (California)

    06/27/2016 9:49:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    SANTA CLARITA ( Authorities are searching for a woman who was caught stealing from a home while clad in a bikini. Surveillance video showed the woman, who wore a yellow bikini bottom and a green bikini top, entered a locked property in the 28000 block of West Avenue in Lancaster Saturday and took items, according to Shirley Miller of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Later that day, the same woman took valuable items from an unlocked residence home in the 47000 block of Three Points Road in Lake Hughes, Miller said.
  • Mother speaks out after arrested for whipping sons for burglarizing home

    06/22/2016 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies ^ | June 21, 2016 | katc
    Update: WBRZ speaks to the mother who was arrested for allegedly whipping her sons after they burglarized a house. Schaquana Evita Spears says someone saw her story on TV and showed up to post her bond. "They're just being kids, being followers," Spears said. "I thought I was showing them this is not what you do. You do not steal peoples stuff, what they work hard for. I know how that feels, I've had my house broken into."
  • Police: Pharmacist fatally shoots shotgun-toting robber

    06/03/2016 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 3, 2016 | AP
    LEVITTOWN, Pa. Police say a suburban Philadelphia pharmacy owner shot and killed a would-be robber wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a shotgun. Falls Township police Lt. Henry Ward says the gunfire broke out just before 10 a.m. Friday at the Pennsbury Pharmacy. He says the gunman got out of the passenger seat of a minivan in the parking lot, walked in and went behind the store counter before the pharmacist fired nearly a dozen rounds at him.
  • Man catches teens breaking into house, makes them call 9-1-1 to report themselves

    05/25/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    ktau ^ | May 25, 2016 | ktau staff
    COOS BAY, Ore. - A homeowner caught three 14-year-olds burglarizing his Coos Bay house on Sunday afternoon, and forced one of the boys to call 9-1-1 to report the attempted theft. The three boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on several charges including burglary II, criminal trespassing, and marijuana possession. The homeowner was armed when he found the boys burglarizing his home on Terramar Road, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. According to emergency dispatchers, he told one of the teens to call police and report the burglary in progress.
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Terrorist Teacher

    12/02/2004 3:47:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 12/02/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Convicted leftist terrorist Susan Rosenberg must be counted among the unlikeliest candidates ever to be awarded a university teaching post. Just four years ago, Rosenberg was serving out the 16th year of a 58-year sentence for the possession of more than 700 pounds of explosives and a stockpile of illicit weapons. Moreover, the onetime member of a leftist terrorist outfit called The Family was also a suspect in a 1981 robbery-gone-awry that left three people dead in Nyack, New York. However, next January students at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, will know Susan Rosenberg,...
  • Police protest college hiring ex-radical

    12/05/2004 1:03:46 PM PST · by aculeus · 15 replies · 708+ views
    The Post Standard (Syracuse, New York) ^ | December 04, 2004 | By Glenn Coin, Staff Writer
    They picket Hamilton College fund-raiser over employment of Susan Rosenberg. About 30 Rockland County police officers and friends picketed a Hamilton College fund-raiser in Manhattan Friday night to protest the college's hiring of a former radical once indicted in the murder of two police officers. Members of the Rockland County Patrolmen's Benevolent Association want the college to rescind the hiring of Susan Rosenberg. She served 16 years in prison for possessing more than 600 pounds of explosives, and was indicted in a Brink's armored car robbery in 1981. Two Nyack police officers - both members of the Rockland County PBA...
  • Does the Obama Scandal Machine Now Have Its Own Amateurish Break-In?

    07/08/2013 12:28:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Isnt this interesting? The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firms file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Departments Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against...
  • McDonalds customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonalds customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • French woman with baby fights off armed robber

    04/18/2016 9:41:35 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 18 replies
    A woman owner of a French bar beat a hapless armed robber round the head with his own bag and chased him out of the premises in dramatic scenes captured on CCTV. In the video, which has become a hit on French social media, a masked man is seen entering the Bocage Normand bar, at Vire in the Normandy region of northern France, brandishing a handgun. The reaction of the manageress Nathalie Leclerc-Pelan is a lesson in sang froid. She calmly puts down the baby she is holding, and starts to berate the gun-wielding thief who proffers a bag and...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastors phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church members great-nephew, had been shot and killed. Dre had just turned 16, the message on the Rev. Ira Acrees phone read. I think that its time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets. Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioners granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • 'Take over' style robbery at Cumberland Mall

    03/17/2016 6:38:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 17 MARCH 2016 | WSBTV.COM
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. Police are investigating an armed robbery at a jewelry store in Cumberland Mall. Police continue to search for the getaway SUV after a daring take-over style robbery at a popular metro shopping mall.
  • Man in 'Deadpool' mask robs bank (Ohio)

    02/26/2016 10:34:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | February 27, 2016 | wowk
    The South Point Police Department are currently investigating a robbery at the U.S. Bank in South Point, Ohio. The bank is on 4th street, and people are being asked to stay clear of the area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and the police believe that he has a handgun. The suspect is wearing a mask of the comic book and movie character Deadpool. The South Point Police Department are saying the suspect is a white male, weight around 200 pounds, and somewhere between 5'9" and 5'11". VIDEO AND PIC ON LINK
  • Crook‘s arm ripped off after failed robbery attempt

    02/13/2016 5:51:02 AM PST · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb.13, 2016 | Tina Moore, Larry Celona,Shawn Cohen, Khristina Narizhnaya
    <p>A 17-year-old robber's arm was severed in Brooklyn after he held up a 39-year-old man at gunpoint for a pair of pricey sneakers, police sources said.</p> <p>Through the app Wallapop, the pair had arranged to meet up at 1 p.m. on Friday in Canarsie.</p>
  • Your Feel-Good Story of the Day: Homeowner Plugs Two Thugs Robbing Him

    01/16/2016 10:03:22 AM PST · by absentee · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/16/16 | Caleb Howe
    "If I hadn't had the gun, this news story would be about me and my mother being dead."A man in Dekalb County, Georgia is thankful today for the presence of a gun in his home, crediting that fact with saving his own life and his mother's after two men forced their way into his home and began beating them and demanding money. From ABC: "When I opened the door, these two guys stormed in with guns and started pistol-whipping me and took me to the ground," said Hernandez. One of the intruders went after his mother, who was trying to...
  • Suspects in Houston restaurant killing smile, wave in court

    01/11/2016 1:50:23 PM PST · by hout8475 · 65 replies ^ | January 11, 2016 | Staff & AP
    HOUSTON - Four defendants accused of robbing a Houston restaurant on New Year's Day and killing a man are scheduled to appear in court Monday. 20-year-old Tiala Alexander, 18-year-old Telavell Coleman, 19-year-old Dadriana Holmes and 18-year-old Enzo Ubadimma are charged with capital murder.
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • Slidell Police arrest suspect within minutes of gas station robbery

    12/29/2015 5:35:00 PM PST · by BBell · 2 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/29/15 | Ben Myers, | The Times-Picayune
    Slidell Police on Monday (Dec. 28) arrested a suspect within minutes of an armed robbery at the Redfish gas station in the 3600 block of Pontchartrain Drive. Police say 32-year-old Elias Mendez tried to rob the gas station with a knife around 6:45 p.m. A clerk called 911 while the owner fought Mendez,
  • Police: Robbers hold up seven at hair salon

    12/27/2015 8:44:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News ^ | December 27, 2015 | Allison Steele
    Philadelphia police are searching for two men who they said robbed seven people at gunpoint in a West Philadelphia hair salon Saturday night.
  • Women rob Knicks player of $750K in jewelry after night of partying

    12/20/2015 6:57:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2015 | Larry Celona and Joe Tacopino
    Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 in jewelry at his Tribeca apartment early Saturday — and he’s blaming two women he took home from a Meatpacking District club earlier in the evening. The women pillaged a Louis Vuitton jewelry case holding a small fortune in basketballer bling, law-enforcement sources said. “I don’t want to talk about it,” Williams said after the Knicks’ game at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. “It’s still up in the air.”
  • Woman shot, killed after attempting to rob Las Vegas doctor's office

    12/17/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | December 17, 2015
    LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police say a woman attempting to rob a doctor's office was fatally shot by a worker there.
  • Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston

    12/14/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    HOUSTON (KTRK) ^ | 12/14/2015
    ABC NEWS Alleged robber in critical condition after victim shoots him in Houston NEWS Robbery suspect in critical condition after victim opens fire in Houston A suspected robbery was struck by gunfire after his alleged victim pulled a gun and started shooting. KTRK Monday, December 14, 2015 05:35AM HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A robbery suspect is in critical condition after his victims pull out a gun in Houston. The shooting happened at about 2am on Washington Street near Heights Boulevard, where police are still interviewing the victims. Officers say four people were leaving work at a nearby club this morning when...
  • Dairy Queen Robbed By Mysterious, Sword-Wielding Assailant

    11/21/2015 1:58:04 AM PST · by Cowman · 18 replies
    Kitchenette ^ | 11/19/15 9:49am | C.A. Pinkham
    Y’know. Just robbing a Dairy Queen with a sword. As one does. A robbery at a Port Huron, Michigan Dairy Queen has police searching for a robber armed with f----g Longclaw. Police say the man ordered a Blizzard, then as soon as the counterperson opened the cash register, he pulled out a “sword or machete,” grabbed the cash, and ran. OK, important question here: how exactly does one hide a sword? A sword tends to occupy a sizable area, not to mention immediately drawing one’s attention to its presence, because it’s a f----g sword. Was the nameless suburban ronin actually...
  • SAPD: 1 woman dead, 3 teens arrested after South Side homeowner opens fire on burglary suspects

    11/14/2015 11:59:53 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 14 November 2015 | Tyler White
    SAN ANTONIO — A South Side resident opened fire early Friday morning on four teenage suspects who allegedly attempted to break into the man's home, killing one woman and injuring another. Juan Zamora, 17, and Efrain Torres, 18, were charged with burglary of a habitation and burglary of a vehicle. A 16-year-old boy also faces those same charges, according to police. Police responded at 2:43 a.m. to a home in the 400 block of West Baylor Street for a report of a home invasion. An SAPD detective on scene said the armed suspects were attempting to break into the house...
  • Guy Fieri Impersonator Robs Sports Bar

    11/09/2015 2:04:56 PM PST · by Cowman · 26 replies
    Jezebel Blog Kitchenette ^ | 10/07/15 7:17p | C.A. Pinkham
    You get one guess which state brings us this story, after which I will hit you with a giant stick on which are whittled the words “IT’S ALWAYS FLORIDA.” It’s not clear whether this guy was a deliberate Guy Fieri impersonator or just an accidental one, but either way, look at that picture and try to tell me that doesn’t look eerily like the Donkey Saucing Mayor of Flavortown. Via WFLA, the Fieri-esque thief apparently stole food and several bottles of alcohol from Ferg’s Sports Bar in St. Petersburg, Florida after breaking into a rear entrance past closing time. Police...
  • Man guilty of killing woman, taking rings to propose to girlfriend

    11/06/2015 1:01:54 PM PST · by JennysCool · 28 replies
    WLS Radio ^ | 11/6/2015 | None Listed
    (CHICAGO) A Cook County jury Thursday convicted a Carpentersville man of robbing and killing an elderly Bridgeport woman and then using her stolen wedding and engagement rings to propose to his high school sweetheart. “We think it’s a little demented, creepy,” Virginia Perillo’s eldest son, John, said of how Raymond Harris bludgeoned her to death and then gave her jewelry to his girlfriend during a romantic moment. “Mr. Harris has no morals. . . . All he cares about is himself.” He said there will always be “a gap” in his and his family’s life, but he was glad the...
  • Family of man shot by customer with concealed carry license: 'Something doesn't seem right'

    11/01/2015 3:55:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/1/15 | Dawn Rhodes and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    <p>The stepson of a 55-year-old suspected robber shot dead Saturday night at a Southwest Side store by a customer with a concealed carry license expressed anger, frustration and doubt about the incident Sunday.</p> <p>Killed was Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, of the 5000 block of South California Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Gildersleeve was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m. on the scene in the 2700 block of West 51st Street, according to the medical examiner's office.</p>
  • "Short Man" Robs Bank in Supermarket (Fallbrook, CA)

    09/26/2015 2:29:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | September 25, 2015 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Short man robs bank in supermarket FALLBROOK, Calif. A diminutive man in sunglasses robbed a North County supermarket banking desk Friday, authorities reported. The thief, who appeared to be in his early 30s, handed a demand note to a teller at the U.S. Bank office at the Albertsons store in the 1100 block of South Mission Road in Fallbrook shortly after 10 a.m., according to the FBI. The bandit fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses described him as a roughly 5-foot-4-inch, 110-pound white man with short brown hair, freckles and protruding ears. The same man is believed...
  • Customer carrying concealed weapon shoots bank robber

    09/24/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by bigbaddumbdog · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/22/2015 | Foxnews
    A 63-year-old autoworker with a concealed weapons license shot a gunman who was robbing a Warren, Michigan, bank, according to Fox 2 Detroit.
  • UPDATE=> 76 Yr-Old Woman Beaten-Robbed in Back of Cathedral SUSPECT ARRESTED

    08/20/2015 2:10:45 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 49 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Aug 19th, 2015 10:17 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday two criminals entered St. Cecilias Catholic Cathedral in Omaha. One of the men snatched the purse from a 76 year-old woman. The other man slugged her in the side of her head. The attack tool place in the back of a cathedral! snip UPDATE: One suspect was arrested today.
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Utility: Crews robbed at gunpoint restoring power in Detroit

    07/01/2015 11:06:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 16 replies
    WNDU ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>DETROIT A utility says three line crews have been robbed at gunpoint of cash and cellphones while trying to restore power in Detroit after weekend storms.</p> <p>Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy Co., tells the Detroit Free Press each robbery involved two or three suspects and it's possible the robberies are related. The Detroit News reports one happened Saturday and the others were Monday.</p>
  • Philly Robbery

    06/17/2015 7:23:32 PM PDT · by Aut Pax Aut Bellum · 10 replies
  • Who killed Jack Wheeler, Part 2: A final, confusing walk through Wilmington

    04/11/2011 1:06:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 2 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | 4-10-2011 | Hugh Lessig
    Who killed Jack Wheeler, Part 2: A final, confusing walk through Wilmington By Hugh Lessig | 757-247-7821 April 10, 2011 One of the last people to see Jack Wheeler alive was Sammy Abdelaziz, who manages parking garages in the city of Wilmington. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, he received a call from a concerned employee at the New Castle County Courthouse parking garage. There appeared to a be a homeless man there, asking for help. "She said he had one shoe on and the other one in his hand, and he had a wrinkled suit, stuff like that," he...
  • Popeyes attempting to rectify pregnant manager's firing (told to pay back cash that was stolen)

    04/22/2015 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 76 replies ^ | April 22, 2015 |
    CHANNELVIEW, Texas The pregnant Popeyes manager, who was fired less than 36 hours after a robbery, has been offered her job back. Marissa Holcomb, who is a mother of three with a fourth child on the way, had a meeting with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani on Wednesday, a day after our original story aired of her firing. "He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again," she said. Holcomb says she was originally terminated because she refused to pay back money that was stolen...
  • Gorilla Masked Gunman Robs Dat Dog restaurant

    04/02/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies ^ | 4-1-15 | unattributed
    The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a gunman who wore a gorilla mask to rob the Dat Dog restaurant location on Freret Street
  • Euclid teen used toy gun in attempted robbery of Wickliffe mail carrier, police say

    03/11/2015 3:40:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies ^ | March 10, 2015 | Patrick Cooley
    WICKLIFFE, Ohio -- A 17-year-old Euclid boy used a toy gun to try to rob a woman delivering the mail Tuesday morning, police said. The boy approached the mail carrier near the corner of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Parkwood Drive about 10:20 a.m., pulled out what appeared to be a revolver and demanded money, according to a police report. A passerby who didn't realize the teen was trying to rob the mail carrier approached the woman to give her a letter, according to the report. The passerby scared the teen, and the boy fled. The mail carrier told a 911...
  • LA: Rare Rifle Robbery

    03/07/2015 4:16:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I occasionally see where rifles are used in crime. It is rare enough that it is noteworthy. The reasons are simple and easily understood. Rifles are much harder to conceal, and criminals do not like to draw attention to themselves. To rob someone, criminals want compliance; to get compliance, they need to be close. If you are close, it is much easier to disarm someone who has a rifle than it is someone who is armed with a handgun. I was taught in the Army; a rifle gives you more to grab on to, and more leverage to twist...
  • Video: Clerk Grabs Gun, Fights and Shoots

    03/05/2015 3:40:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This video shows a brave young clerk fighting off two robbers that are masked when they enter the store. It happened on Friday, 27 February, 2015, in a tobacco store in Lexington, Kentucky. As one robber is trying to grab cash from the register, he puts down a small handgun. While I can not clearly identify it, it looks similar to a RG-14. The clerk, 21-year-old Ara Adil, grabs the pistol, and one robber runs off. Then the remaining suspect attacks the clerk. As they wrestle, she shoots him in the shoulder. Link to the video: The robber...
  • Man stole $1,500 in filet mignon steaks from Roosevelt Hotel: NOPD

    02/12/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | February 11, 2015 | Heather Nolan
    New Orleans police need help identifying a man seen in surveillance photos stealing several boxes of filet mignon steaks from The Roosevelt Hotel. Police said the man pried open a locked gate and walked away with the boxes in an unknown direction. The theft occurred after 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at 130 Roosevelt Way. The steaks are valued at more than $1,500, police said...
  • NLR robbery suspect shoots store clerk (Hands Up Don't Shoot)

    01/29/2015 12:17:45 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 19 replies
    KATV ^ | Jan 28, 2015 7:25 PM CST | Marine Glisovic
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - *Warning: this video may be graphic as it does show the suspect shooting the victim. Police are still looking for two suspects after a store clerk is shot, and the thieves run-off with $100, according to North Little Rock Police. Police released photos and video to Channel 7, as they continue to try and identify these two suspects. According to the police report, the incident happened on Saturday at around 9:40 p.m. at the Main Street Shell, 1400 North Main Street. Suspect one is described as a young black male in his late teens to...