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  • Another Unicorn: Open Carrier Robbed by Armed Criminal

    10/09/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry event in Colorado In a nation of over 300 million people, rare events happen.   Yesterday, another rare event happened.   A person openly carrying a gun was held up at gun point and their gun was stolen.  It last happened, that I know of, in Milwaukee in 2010, before the state passed their shall issue concealed carry law in 2011.   In the Oregon event, 21 year old William Coleman had just purchased a pistol the previous day, and was openly carrying it in the Portland metropolitan area, in the early morning hours.  From According to Gresham police,...
  • OH:Six Shots, Six Misses at Robber? or Not?

    09/22/2014 2:26:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, | Dean Weingarten
    In close range gunfights with handguns, it is not uncommon for both participants to fire several shots without anyone being hit.   In this article From, it is written that no injuries were reported: Police say the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's wallet.Once the wallet was turned over, the victim pulled out his own gun and both men pointed the firearms at each other. Officials say the victim fired about six shots after the suspect refused to put his gun down. (snip) No injuries were reported and no arrests made. In the video for the...
  • Armed With A Banana, Man Robs Philadelphia Store, Slips Away On Bike

    09/20/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Kelley
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.</p> <p>The suspect strolled into Tejada Grocery and got in line behind another customer at the counter, where individual bananas were available for sale, according to the tape of Tuesday's robbery, which was released by police on Wednesday.</p>
  • Dump truck used as get-away vehicle after robbery in Sissonville, WV

    09/16/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK ^ | Brandon Millman
    UPDATE: Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said they have located the dump truck used as a get away vehicle in a robbery early Monday morning, September 15. They located the truck, which was found burned, along Allen's Fork Road in Kanawha County, WV. According to Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman, an amount of oil and diesel fuel may have spilled at the crash site.
  • AZ:Armed Robbery: Distraction = Death

    09/15/2014 8:44:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A common theme in the failure of armed robbers is the problem of becoming distracted, if only for one or two seconds.   That is all the time a prospective victim needs to access a weapon and strike a fatal blow or three.   Robbers want compliance and money or goods.   They generally do not want murder, at least until after they get the goods or money, which compliance helps them to obtain.   In this case in Phoenix, the would be robber was distracted, and loses the subsequent gunfight.   From;  Crump is a police Sargent: The suspect walked up to...
  • Police: Man With Machete, 2 Others Rob Restaurant In Chelsea

    09/13/2014 7:38:54 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies ^ | Sep 13, 2014 | Unknown
    A man armed with a machete and two others are accused of stealing a cash register from a restaurant in Chelsea. As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the owners of the Mexican restaurant Crema on West 17th Street near Sixth Avenue were busy Saturday searching through security video for any clues as to who the suspects are.
  • VIDEO: Spfld convenience store owner fights off would-be robber who stuck fake gun in his mouth (MA)

    09/12/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Video footage from Wednesday's attempted armed robbery at a Six Corners market shows the store owner fending off an assailant who allegedly stuck a fake gun in his face. "He put it in my mouth," said the owner of Walnut Convenience Store, who pulled out a real gun after fighting 20-year-old Fernell Pelzer. Pelzer pleaded with the shop owner not to hurt him, according to ABC40 News, which obtained store surveillance footage of the crime being committed. "I say, 'I'm not gonna shoot ya,' and I was holding him till the cops got here, and that's what I did," the...
  • Can the police really do that?

    08/21/2014 6:28:08 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/20/2014 | Liz Goodwin and Garance Franke-Ruta
    In the days since two reporters were arrested at a Ferguson McDonald’s during fiery protests ignited after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, stunned Americans watching news coverage of officers with combat gear, rifles and tear gas have found themselves asking of police demands and restrictions: Can the cops really do that?
  • Key Observation of Michael Brown's Aggressive Behavior

    08/19/2014 6:58:17 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 19, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    At 1:14 in the video at link, notice how Brown approaches the store owner then pushes him hard. Brown then moves to exit the store then turns around to approach the store owner a SECOND time. According to some witnesses, this 're-approach' is the same technique used against Officer Wilson. Allegedly, Brown approached Wilson attempting to push him back into his patrol car then punching him in the face, then walks away only to approach Wilson a SECOND time.
  • Credo news gets robbed ( during Ferguson protests, video)

    08/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    Video Me ^ | 8/19/2014 | Video Me
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  • Not #Ferguson: Elderly White Woman Hospitalized After Brutal Robbery in Ocoee

    08/16/2014 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    WFTV in Orlando, Florida reported Friday about a callous, violent robbery of an elderly white woman by three young black men that left the woman hospitalized with a serious brain injury and a broken clavicle. The Publix surveillance videos released to the media show rare, clear before, during and after video of the victim, the perps and the robbery. There will be no protests, no candlelight vigils, no statement by President Barack Obama, no Justice Department investigation, no visits by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The race ‘healers’ won’t descend on Ocoee like they are doing in Ferguson this week...
  • Police: Officer Wasn't Aware Michael Brown Was Suspect in Alleged Robbery

    08/16/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | Mark Peters and Ben Kesling
    Police: Officer Wasn't Aware Michael Brown Was Suspect in Alleged Robbery Police Tie Victim to Robbery, but Later Say He Was Stopped for Different Cause By Mark Peters and Ben Kesling Updated Aug. 15, 2014 8:36 p.m. ET FERGUSON, Mo.—Local police released new details in sometimes chaotic fashion Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager, which sowed more mistrust in a community already lacking faith in law-enforcement efforts. Early Friday, Ferguson police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in an incident that has sparked a week of unrest in this...
  • Robbery ‘not related’ to why Michael Brown was initially stopped by Ferguson police

    08/16/2014 1:27:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2014 | (With AP)
    The unarmed black teen whose fatal shooting by police in a St. Louis suburb sparked violent protests was a suspect in a robbery moments before, but the deadly encounter was not sparked by the robbery, the city's police chief said Friday. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson earlier Friday released documents alleging 18-year-old Michael Brown had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed. Jackson said at an afternoon press conference that Brown and his friend were stopped Saturday “because they were walking down the middle of...
  • AL:Robber Drops Gun, Wallet, Retreating from Armed Victim

    08/15/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Most criminals do not expect to confront armed victims.   The reason is simple: they do not want to get shot, so they avoid people they know to be armed.  In this case, the would be robber was surprised by an occupant of the apartment that had his own pistol.   It became a standoff, with neither party willing to open fire. The robber wisely retreated before someone decided that gunfire was desirable, tripped on the way out, and dropped his pistol and wallet before running off. At least, that is  the story in The robber started backing out of...
  • VA: Clerk Shoots one of two Robbery Suspects

    07/30/2014 12:40:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Monday, 28 July, a robbery was attempted at a Chesapeake, Virgina Exxon station.      It wasn't the first time.   The reporter stated that it was the second robbery at the station this month.   The robber displayed "a dark colored handgun".   As the robber was leaving the store, the clerk fired several shots. At first, it was not clear if any of the shots had connected.  Then, 35 minutes after the holdup,  19 year old Terry Graves checked into Maryview Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.   His picture is shown above.  From  Investigators confirmed...
  • Officer-turned-shopkeeper kills robber in Mayfair

    06/24/2014 4:10:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    The Inquirer / ^ | Monday, June 23, 2014, 8:18 PM | Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
    A former Philadelphia police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man who tried to rob her vitamin store Monday evening, police said. Police did not release the 46-year-old shopkeeper's name, but online business records identified her as Sharon Doyle, who worked as a police officer in Philadelphia as well as Lower Makefield and Warminster Townships. She also served as a Secret Service agent from 2002 to 2004, according to a resumé posted online.
  • Caught on camera: Moment thug tried to rob convenience store...

    06/20/2014 7:18:16 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 06/09/2014 | snejana farberov
    A would-be grocery store robber in Arizona has learned the hard way not to mess with an Army Special Forces veteran. The violent encounter was captured on surveillance video at Maen Mdanat's convenience store in Tucson in late April. A camera trained on the entrance to Axis Food Mart captured the business owner toppling his much younger opponent to the ground with a couple of swift kicks and punches after the suspect attacked him inside the store. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Boost Mobile store robbery suspect punches employees in face (title is messed up on page)

    06/19/2014 11:16:43 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    ABC 3 ^ | 6/19/2014 | ABC 3
    <p>Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 12:29 PM CDT Pensacola Police have arrested a man who punched a female in the face Wednesday afternoon when he robbed a business. Vincent Lavon Johnson, 41, of Pensacola, was taken into custody around 8:15 a.m. today in the 3000 block of North Roosevelt Street. He was charged with felony battery, strong-arm robbery and burglary. The robbery occurred around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at Boost Mobile, 5039 Bayou Blvd.</p>
  • 101-year-old Veteran robbed at gunpoint Memorial Day Weekend

    05/28/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 14 replies
    KRNV ^ | 05-26-2014 | MyNews4
    This Memorial Day Weekend, one of Northern Nevada’s oldest veterans was allegedly robbed and held at gun point in his Carson City home. World War II and Air Force veteran Jim Sorentino lives alone with a caretaker. He’s 101-years-old, and he said in his lifetime, he has never experienced anything like this home invasion. He said it was around 5 a.m. on Sunday when two men kicked in a rear-garage door, and forced their way into Sorentino’s home in a gated community on Canvasback Drive. They held him and his female caretaker at gun point. "The older one, the bigger...
  • Restaurant with 'No Weapons, No Concealed Firearms' Sign ... Robbed at Gunpoint

    05/22/2014 6:39:44 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/22/14 | Awr Hawkins
    A Durham, North Carolina restaurant with a sign on its front door reading, "No Weapons, No Concealed Firearms," was robbed at gunpoint on May 19. published a photograph of the sign on May 21, making "The Pit" restaurant a self-declared gun free zone--the same kind of zone Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America pressure other restaurants into becoming. According to Durham's ABC 11, around 9 PM "three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor." The armed men "also assaulted...
  • Justin Bieber Investigated in Alleged Robbery Attempt

    05/13/2014 9:55:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05-14-2014 | ABC News
    Justin Bieber is being investigated in connection with an alleged attempted robbery that happened Monday in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations officials confirmed to ABC News. Detectives are interviewing the victim of the attempted robbery, which reportedly occurred at a miniature golf complex. That night, Bieber posted video online showing himself sinking a putt.
  • Police arrest suspect in Scotty McCreery robbery

    05/07/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | 05/07/2014 | AP
    Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have arrested a suspect in the home invasion robbery of country singer Scotty McCreery and his friends. Police say 19-year-old old Mikkail Jamal Shaw has been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy after he turned himself in Tuesday night. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney.
  • Potato-wielding man tried to rob store, dry-cleaners

    04/22/2014 8:09:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    WPRI ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dan McGowan
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Talk about a half-baked crime. Providence police say a man carrying a potato disguised as a gun unsuccessfully attempted to rob a convenience store and a dry-cleaners in the city’s Charles neighborhood Monday afternoon. The first report came around 2 p.m. when police reported to Branch Avenue convenience store where the store’s manager said he chased the suspect off with a baseball bat after he shouted “give me the money” to the cashier, according to a police report obtained by The suspect was described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male and was about 5’7”...
  • Bay Area: Man robs bank wearing 'I Have Issues' shirt

    04/17/2014 7:29:03 PM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | April 17, 2014 | ap
    HAYWARD— Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man who robbed a bank wearing a t-shirt that read "I Have Issues."
  • PA:Robbers Killed by an Armed Citizen, Now The Families Want To Sue

    03/31/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 106 replies ^ | 24 March, 2014 | Kevin Michalowski
    Sad but true, this is the way it works in the United States. Two men entered a convenience store, pointed their guns at the clerk, and robbed the store. As they exited the store, an armed citizen confronted them. The robbers pointed their guns at the honest citizen and he shot and killed both of them. Now the family of one of the dead robbers wants “justice.” They want to sue the honest citizen. And leave it to the media to give the families of armed robbers a forum. In what has become a cliché, the mother of an armed...
  • NC:Pizza delivery woman thwarts armed robbery by pulling her own gun

    03/19/2014 6:37:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Nancy McCleary
    A pizza delivery woman thwarted an armed robbery attempt at a house off Rosehill Road on Thursday by producing a weapon of her own, Fayetteville police said. (snip) The man put something to the back of Hurd's head and demanded money, Joyce said. "Unbeknownst to them, she had a weapon," Joyce said. "She pulled out a gun, and when she did, the suspects fled and they didn't get anything."
  • Man Tried to Rob Bookies with Cucumber Hidden in Sock ... Sentenced to 3 Years (U.K.)

    03/02/2014 9:04:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 2, 2014 | Lee Moran
    Man sentenced to 3 years for holding up bookies with cucumber hidden in sock Gary Rough claims he was 'only joking' when he tried to rob the Ladbrokes in Glasgow, England, with a cucumber hidden inside a sock, which he tried to play off as a sawed-off shotgun. Rough was given 40 months jail time for the incident. A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber. Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun. He then demanded cash from terrified staff at...
  • Boy (10-12 Years Old) Robs Ice Cream Truck at Gunpoint in San Diego

    02/22/2014 2:54:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 20, 2014 | Kristy Wolski
    <p>SAN DIEGO – An ice cream truck driver was robbed by a boy with a handgun in the Skyline area Thursday evening, police said.</p> <p>The robbery happened near the intersection of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, according to San Diego Police Officer James Johnson.</p>
  • Pride weekend attacker found guilty

    02/14/2014 6:08:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 13, 2014 | Kale Williams
    Christopher Porter-Bailey, the man arrested in a brutal robbery and attack during San Francisco Pride weekend, has been found guilty in the assault of the woman, the District Attorney’s Office said.
  • Instrument dealer says Frank Almond 'very cautious' about violin security

    01/29/2014 12:26:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 81 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-29-14 | Jim Higgins
    Chicago violin dealer Stefan Hersh, a close friend of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, said he was stunned when Almond called to tell him that robbers Monday evening took the priceless Stradivarius violin he plays. "I've never heard of an armed robbery for a violin," said Hersh, founder of Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins, which buys and sells rare instruments. Hersh, also a violinist himself, examined the Lipinski Stradivarius with Almond when the instrument's anonymous owner offered to loan it to Almond. Almond has played the instrument in concert since 2008. Hersh said his initial presumption was that the...
  • Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery in Milwaukee

    01/28/2014 2:37:27 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    Milwuakee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-28-14 | undisclosed
    A rare Stradivarius violin on loan to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was stolen during an armed robbery Monday night. The instrument, known in musical circles as the Lipinski violin, was taken around 10:20 p.m. Monday in a parking lot in the rear of Wisconsin Lutheran College on W. Wisconsin Ave., police said. Almond had played a concert at Wisconsin Lutheran Monday evening as part of his Frankly Music series. In a 2008 feature on the violin, Chicago violin dealer Stefan Hersh said the Lipinski violin was comparable in value to another Strad that sold for more than $3.5...
  • Failed Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    01/27/2014 3:10:39 PM PST · by marktwain ^ | 24 January, 2014 | NA
    A suspect has been arrested in an armed robbery attempt that the victim stopped by pulling out his own firearm. (snip) About 6:40 Monday evening, deputies responded to a residence on Air Blanc Circle in reference to a shots fired complaint. Deputies said Dvorak, who was known to the victim, came over to the home and attempted to rob the victim at gunpoint.
  • Group of 7 to 10 people rob, beat man, police say

    01/06/2014 7:39:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 6, 2014 | Brittany Shammas
    A man was robbed and severely beaten by a group of seven to 10 people – including two women – after one of the women apparently set him up, police say. The 23-year-old victim was bruised and covered in blood when he flagged down a Riviera Beach cop around 5 a.m. Friday, according to a city police arrest report. He said he'd been pistol-whipped, hit and kicked all over his body after driving to a house to meet a woman he knew only as "Shia" and had met once before.
  • Surveillance video shows armed robber tackled by passengers aboard Seattle bus

    12/19/2013 11:11:09 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 26 replies
    NY daily news ^ | 12/19/13 | BY JOE KEMP
    Surveillance video shows armed robber tackled by passengers aboard Seattle bus The shocking footage shows the moment a victim lunged at the gunman, who police identified as 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown, on a bus. A group of Good Samaritans helped tackle the suspect to the ground. A brave group of straphangers took down an armed robber after he pointed his gun at a victim’s head on a Seattle bus, newly released surveillance footage shows. The two-minute clip shows the gunman, who cops identified as 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown, trolling down the aisle of the downtown bus after robbing two men of their...
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home in Cape Town robbed while at the Nelson Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 5:02:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies ^ | 12/11/2013
    BURGLARS broke into the Cape Town home of South African peace icon Desmond Tutu when he was away speaking at Nelson Mandela's memorial. "I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," said Archbishop Tutu aide Roger Friedman. "We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged." Archbishop Tutu had used the memorial to call on South Africans to follow Mandela's example. "I want to show the world we can come out here and celebrate the life of an icon." The timing of the...
  • Desmond Tutu home robbed; was at Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 6:11:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 8:51 AM EST | Ray Faure
    Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela. … The 82-year-old Tutu had his home robbed in August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt. …
  • Man in drive-through lane robs bank in south St. Louis

    12/08/2013 10:35:28 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 30 replies ^ | December 8, 2013 | Denise Hollinshed
    St. Louis police are searching for a man who robbed a Bank of America branch from the drive-through lane about noon Saturday. Police said the man drove up to the bank in the 6600 block of South Kingshighway in a white Impala and announced a robbery while at the drive-through window. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash and the man drove off.
  • In Houston, Armored Cars Are Doing the Opposite of Dissuading Robbers

    12/07/2013 2:57:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2013 | Manny Fernandez
    One of the biggest armored-car companies in this sprawling Texas city has a message for would-be robbers: It is not worth the trouble, or your life. In response to a series of armored-truck robberies this year in the Houston region, the company, GardaWorld, has taken the unusual step of talking publicly and talking tough, even for Texas, about the lengths to which it will go to protect its cargo, its employees and the public. “We’re letting the bad guys know: We’re going to defend ourselves,” said Robert Hatchett, the senior manager for GardaWorld’s Texas operations. “They can expect, in one...
  • FL:Police: Robber shot dead with own gun

    11/24/2013 6:32:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 12 November, 2013 | NA
    ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A St. Petersburg man is dead after a botched robbery attempt overnight. (snip) Beachum had a gun, and the two men fought over that gun. During the struggle, investigators say the gun went off, killing Beachum.
  • Video: 3 Women Use 'Magic' to Rob, Says Saudi Travel Agent

    11/13/2013 3:06:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Salesman called preacher and told him that he was robbed through magicThree women clad in traditional Arabian abayas (gowns) entered a travel agency in the Gulf Kingdom and stole SR11,000 (Dh11,000). A brief YouTube film showed one woman asked the sales man to change a SR500 note, but instead of giving her SR500, he handed the woman all the money he had. Once they have gone, the salesman called a preacher and told him that he has been robbed through magic by three women. “They came in and asked to buy air tickets to Jeddah,” the man told Sheikh Abdul...
  • Robbers Shot, Killed, Family Wants Murder Charges, or Something

    11/07/2013 10:17:53 PM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 11-8-2013 | John Ransom
    A private citizen armed with a gun for which he had a license, shot and killed two robbers in Reading, Pennsylvania this week. Sooooo… OF COURSE… the families of the two dead ROBBERS want the citizen who shot and killed them charged with a CRIME. I know, I know: The capitalized words bother me too, but I had to write it that way because, honestly, the story is just so retarded—read progressive-- that I feel compelled to use the liberal-needs font. What crime, you ask, do the families of the dead guys want the citizen charged with? They’re really not...
  • Gunmen steal $55 million from Libyan central bank

    10/28/2013 4:00:48 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:44pm EDT | Ghaith Shennib and Ulf Laessing
    (Reuters) - Gunmen stole $55 million in a heist on a van carrying local and foreign currency for the Libyan central bank on Monday, state news agency Lana said. Ten armed men stopped the van in the coastal city of Sirte carrying 53 million Libyan dinars ($43.49 million) and foreign currency worth $12 million, Lana said. The van was coming from the airport where the cash had been flown in from Tripoli for the local central bank branch.
  • NH Store Clerk: “I Just Wanted To Go Home To My Family,” Fired For Self-Defense

    10/16/2013 6:02:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies ^ | 10/16/13 | Michael Graham
    Bear Cothran works–or rather, worked–at a Shell station in Nashua, NH. Over the weekend, in the wee hours of the morning, a large guy with a knife entered the store, demanded money and, according to Cothran, threatened to kill him if he didn’t cooperate. Cothran is a lawful New Hampshire gun owner, he had his gun on him, so he drew the gun and the robber left post-haste. Yay, the good guys win! Uh…no. At 11:20 [Monday] morning, Bear received a phone call from his boss, informing him that, in spite of his status as a 10-year employee in good...
  • Charges: Woman Robbed of iPhone, Urinated on in St. Paul

    10/10/2013 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Main Street · 25 replies
    kstp ^ | 10/09/2013 | Cassie Hart
    A 19-year-old St. Paul man is charged after a woman had her iPhone stolen and was then held down and urinated on. According to the criminal complaint, the woman was approached by a silver-colored vehicle with four black men wearing wigs around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was standing in the 500 block of Farrington Street talking on her phone. They pretended to ask for directions, and when the woman came closer they pulled her toward the car and took her iPhone. Three other men got out of the vehicle and one of them pulled her by the hair to the...
  • In St. Paul, men in wigs rob woman; one urinates on her, police say

    10/09/2013 8:05:33 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-13 | emily gurgon
    31-year-old woman was robbed of her cellphone and urinated on during a Sunday night incident involving four men dressed in wigs, according to charges. A silver car driven by Miklos Terrell Dates Jr. of St. Paul approached the woman about 11 p.m., police and prosecutors said. She was talking on her iPhone in the 500 block of Farrington Street in St. Paul, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court. One of the men in the car yelled, "How do we get back to University Avenue?" the complaint said. The victim mistakenly thought the men were...
  • Vine Grove man arrested in connection to E'town robbery

    10/08/2013 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 14 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | October 3, 2013 | Sarah Bennett
    A Vine Grove man is charged with robbery after police say he shut a car door Tuesday night on a Lowe's employee's arm while attempting to shoplift from the home-improvement store in Elizabethtown.
  • 2 Shot In Delaware While Camping Out For Air Jordan Sneakers

    10/07/2013 7:39:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    CBS News Philly ^ | 10/5/2013 | unknown
    Police say two men were shot outside a Wilmington, Delaware store Saturday morning while they were camped out waiting for the release of a new Nike Air Jordan sneaker. The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. outside the Sneaker Villa store located on the 600 block of North Market Street after an argument reportedly began.
  • New Details Emerge in Matthew Shepard Murder

    09/24/2013 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 11.26.04
    Six years ago, on a cold October night on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo., 21-year-old gay college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead. He was found 18 hours later and rushed to the hospital, where he lingered on the edge of death for nearly five days before succumbing to his injuries.The story garnered national attention when the attack was characterized as a hate crime. But Shepard's killers, in their first interview since their convictions, tell "20/20's" Elizabeth Vargas that money and drugs motivated their actions that night, not hatred of gays.While Shepard...
  • TX:Robbery suspect shot and killed by store owner, two suspects at large

    09/22/2013 6:06:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 19 September, 2012 | NA
    A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department has identified a robbery suspect who was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Beaumont's north end Tuesday evening. Sgt Rob Flores identifies the deceased as Duayne Smith, 25, of Port Arthur. Police continue to look for two other suspects. The robbery happened just after 9 p.m. at a game room located in the 3600 block of East Lucas Drive in north Beaumont. The owner of the game room told officers that three men tried to rob him at gunpoint as he and his mother were leaving the business for the night....
  • Bank robber in Merrimack is caught while fleeing to his getaway car, police say (Obama mask)

    09/12/2013 6:10:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    Nashua NH Telegram ^ | 9/12/13 | Joseph Cote
    MERRIMACK – The man who donned a Barack Obama mask and robbed a Bank of America branch on Wednesday morning didn’t get very far: Merrimack police caught him as he was fleeing to his getaway car. It is the third Merrimack bank to be robbed this summer. Police were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. to the Bank of America in the Shaw’s plaza at 356 Daniel Webster Highway for a report of a bank robbery. Based on witness accounts, police determined the man had fled on foot heading north. Lt. Paul Trepanney staked out Columbia Circle and spotted John Griffin...