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  • Gorilla Masked Gunman Robs Dat Dog restaurant

    04/02/2015 2:04:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | 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
    cleveland.com ^ | 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...
  • ‘Baby Obama’ wanted in Denver for shooting, robbery: police (award for his capture)

    01/29/2015 2:33:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Police say this suspect is the commander-in-chief of a shooting and robbery. Zachary Bowyer, a President Obama look-alike known by his street name “Baby Obama,” is wanted in Denver for a December holdup that ended with the victim shot in the ankle, police said. Authorities are offering $2,000 for the apprehension of the 21-year-old baby-faced perp, who should be considered armed and dangerous.
  • 4 arrested for attempting to rob Papa Johns driver of money, pizza (North Carolina)

    01/25/2015 7:01:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WITN-TV ^ | January 20, 2015 | Gina DiPietro
    Four men have been charged, after police say they tried to rob a pizza delivery driver this past weekend. Greenville Police say around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Papa Johns driver was trying to make a delivery at the Province Apartment Complex on Boxelder Way. The driver told police that two men approached him in the parking lot and demanded money and the pizza. The driver used pepper spray to stop the robbery. A Province employee saw what happened and tried to help, but police say they were assaulted by one of the suspects while attempting to get the vehicle's license...
  • Outnumbered National Guardsman takes down 4 armed robbers at Sonic(trunc)

    01/22/2015 5:56:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | 01/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Georgia man sitting in a drive-thru at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant was confronted Sunday by a small gang of armed men who demanded his hard earned money, WSB-TV reported.
  • Report of 1 Kilo Gold Bar Filled with Tungsten Found in UK

    03/26/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies · 20+ views
    Coinweek.com ^ | Mar 26, 2012
    Report of 1 Kilo Gold Bar Filled with Tungsten Found in UK March 26, 2012 “What appears to be a tungsten filled gold bar has been found – this time in the UK. It is believed that a scrap dealer bought the Metalor 1 kilo gold bar of 99.98% purity from a member of the public. Metalor are a leading international gold refiner and bar manufacturer, headquartered in Zurich. The bar appears to have been tampered with and may have had holes drilled into it or melted out and then had tungsten rods inserted or tungsten poured into the holes....
  • Marines jump in to help woman confronted by robbers (Lynwood WA)

    01/14/2015 10:56:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 7:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 | David Ham
    Three U.S. Marine Corps recruiters said they heard repeated honking from inside their office on Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.—when they ran out to see what was going on. “We thought there was road rage involved or a fight broke loose,” said Sgt. Riccardo Schebesta. Schebesta and two other recruiters rushed outside and saw a woman yelling for help. “She said, ‘Help me; I’m being robbed.’ I stopped paying attention to her. She's not the problem,” said Staff Sgt. Ben Shoemaker. He immediately saw one of the suspects, and ran to try and catch them. “No—that kid was never going to...
  • Oklahoma City man robbed by two men he tried to help....

    01/13/2015 9:39:57 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 23 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 1-12-15 | Darla Slipke
    Oklahoma City man Robbed by Two Men he Tried to Help An Oklahoma City man said he was robbed and assaulted by two men after he stopped to try to help them start their car, Oklahoma City police reported. Anthony Markus McNack, 23, was arrested in connection with the incident. Kristopher Wright said he was coming home from work on a recent Sunday morning when two men flagged him down and asked for help jump-starting their car. Wright, 37, stopped to help, and they took advantage of his kindness by robbing him. The men flagged him down Dec. 21 in...
  • Four men charged in gunfight that kills Kansas gun shop owner

    01/11/2015 5:46:44 PM PST · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/11/2015 | Sharon Bernstein
    Four men who got into a gunfight that killed the owner of a Kansas gun shop will face first-degree murder charges, the Kansas City Star reported on Sunday, citing county records. The newspaper identified the four suspects as Nicquan K. Midgyett, 19; Hakeem W. Malik, 18; Londro E. Patterson, 19; and De’Anthony A. Wiley, 19.
  • 'You think this is a game?' St. Charles Avenue robbery suspect said before victim shot: NOPD

    01/10/2015 12:34:55 PM PST · by BBell · 28 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/9/15 | Naomi Martin
    A 21-year-old man remained hospitalized Thursday (Jan. 8), more than two weeks after he was shot during a botched robbery at a park on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans police said. But the recovering victim got some good news this week: With his identification of a suspect in a photo lineup, police arrested Taman Martin, 18, in the case. Police allege Martin and three others went on a crime spree Uptown throughout December, robbing people, breaking into cars and stealing a vehicle. Martin was rebooked on charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery late Wednesday.Police say Martin and his...
  • 2 Officers Responding to Robbery Call Shot in Bronx: NYPD

    01/06/2015 7:11:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 01/06/2015
    Two NYPD officers responding to a robbery call were shot in the Bronx late Monday, police and law enforcement sources say. A 30-year-old officer was shot in the arm and lower back and a 38-year-old officer was shot in the chest and arm near East 184th Street and Tiebout Avenue in Fordham at about 10:30 p.m., officials said at a news conference early Tuesday. The unidentified officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where they are in critical but stable condition. Both officers are expected to recover, the NYPD said. The officers, who were in plain clothes, were part of...
  • Tampa police investigating robbery at International Plaza

    01/01/2015 10:39:01 AM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    TBO ^ | December 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Behrman | Tribune Staff
    TAMPA — Tuesday afternoon’s smash-and-grab robbery - three men broke a jewelry case and ran off with its contents - was typical in many ways, but with two important distinctions: ♦ It happened at the International Plaza, a popular, high-end mall in Tampa that was crowded with post-Christmas shoppers, and ♦ When one of the men used a small sledgehammer to break open the jewelry case, the breaking glass sounded like gunshots. Those were important distinctions. The fear that a gunman was on the loose in International Plaza caused the mall to shut down.
  • FL: Robber Fails to Watch Hands..and Survives

    01/01/2015 9:13:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video In the famous bar scene in Star Wars, one of patrons remarks that the debt collector should be watching Han Solo's hands.  It is good advice that is taught in police academies.  It is hard advice to follow when you are trying to rob a store where the clerk is behind a counter.  This robber in Florida made many mistakes, and still managed to survive.  From wpbf.com: A man walked into the 13th Street store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk was secretly aiming a gun at the would-be robber from...
  • Couple robbed, assaulted in Craigslist hold-up

    12/23/2014 12:54:22 PM PST · by Mozilla · 67 replies
    Fox4 LKC ^ | December 23, 2014 | Molly Balkenbush,
    A couple is still shaken up after they were robbed at gunpoint in a Lenexa neighborhood when trying to check out a car they found on Craigslist. The Petersons went to the Lenexa home on Hauser Street and knocked on the door, but nobody answered. They said it looked as though nobody lived in the house. Then, a little black car pulled up and three people robbed them.
  • Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tactics

    12/15/2014 5:36:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) — All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothing and ski masks pour out, grabbing whatever they can with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew. Then the thieves dash out over the broken glass to a waiting getaway car. Since September, at least a dozen "crash-and-grab" burglaries have been reported at retail businesses in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Some targeted high-end businesses, including a Neiman Marcus store on the famed Magnificent Mile. Others struck less affluent locations such...
  • TX: What a Difference a Gun Makes

    12/09/2014 5:02:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In April, a clerk at a Shell station in Houston was shot. From abc13.com: HOUSTON -- Police say armed robbers held up a gas station in northwest Houston overnight. They got away, but not before shooting the clerk   Now we learn that the clerk was paralyzed.  From click2houston.com: According to his co-workers, the shooting left that clerk paralyzed. No one was arrested. Back at the Shell station, Thursday night, 4 December, 2014.  This time things proceeded in a different fashion.  From click2houston.com: Police said the clerk pointed his gun at the robbers and ordered them to leave. One...
  • MO: Robbery of 'Police Bar' goes bad

    12/06/2014 5:07:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you can avoid a shootout, it is usually the best solution.   But sometimes, the shootout comes to you.  A bar in St. Louis is a popular spot for retired and off duty officers.   It has been robbed in the past.  In 2008, a retired officer who was at the bar responded to an armed robber, shooting them.   On that occasion, no one else was hurt.  From ksdk.com: An officer at the scene told NewsChannel 5's John Henry the establishment is popular with police officers. In 2008, the same former officer involved in Tuesday's shooting also shot a person...
  • Deputies seeking woman who robbed Payless ShoeSource

    12/03/2014 8:40:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 2, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan,
    The woman demanded that one of the employees put cash in a plastic bag she was carrying. The worker complied, and the woman left through a back door. "I'm sorry, I have four kids," the woman said as she left, according to deputies.
  • Suspect charged with dropkicking woman carrying baby in the Bronx speaks out

    12/02/2014 4:16:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 12.2.2014 | By Kemberly Richardson
    BRONX, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police have arrested the man they say brutally kicked and robbed a woman in the Bronx, an incident that was caught on surveillance video. The suspect, 18-year old Alonzo Brown, spoke with Eyewitness News following the arrest Tuesday. "I'm sorry," said Brown. ("Who are you saying that to, the lady?", we asked.) "The lady and the baby, I didn't know it was the baby that was there," he said.
  • Police: Machete-Wielding Duo Arrested For Robbing Gas Station

    11/27/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | November 26, 2014 | MaryAnn Martinez
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – A machete-wielding man and his partner have been arrested for a smash and grab on a change machine inside a Hollywood gas station, according to Hollywood Police. Police arrested Jeremy Daye Gordon Toylor, 24, and Kevon Michael-Dean Mowatt, 21, on Wednesday in connection to the crime.
  • Police: Store owner shoots, kills robbery suspect at Indianapolis pawn shop

    11/18/2014 12:51:34 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 35 replies
    fox59.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Fox59
    INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 18, 2014) – A male robbery suspect was shot and killed by a store owner Tuesday afternoon, police say. It happened around 2:15 p.m. at Cash America Pawn at 2428 E. 38th St.
  • 2 Springfield (MA) men, warned by police to stay out of trouble, charged with robbery 2 min. later

    11/11/2014 5:05:00 PM PST · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Two city men were arrested late Saturday night for robbing two people on Orange Street, just a few minutes after each was warned by police about not bothering people, police said. The two men, Tyrone Hill, 31, of 245 Morton St., and Rico Swinton, 21, of 50 Parkerview St. were each charged with two counts of unarmed robbery and resisting arrest. Police spokesman Sgt. John Delaney said Hill and Swinton knocked one victim off his bike and stolen another victim's cell phone. Officers Christopher Collins and David Robillard gave chase and quickly apprehended the pair, and recovered all the stolen...
  • 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 oregonlive.com: 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 wcpo.com, 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 kpho.com;  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
    cbslocal.com ^ | 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
    Video Link Here
  • 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 al.com: 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 wavy.com:  Investigators confirmed...
  • Officer-turned-shopkeeper kills robber in Mayfair

    06/24/2014 4:10:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    The Inquirer / Philly.com ^ | 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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664203/Caught-camera-Moment-thug-tried-rob-convenience-store-learn-hard-way-owner-Special-Forces-veteran.html#ixzz35Ehubokr 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. Gunsnfreedom.com 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 WPRI.com. 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."