Robbery

A russet potato (Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Police: Man ‘armed’ with potato in robbery attempt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business. WPRI-TV reports that the man entered a convenience store Monday […]

04/22/2014

This May 23, 2005 file photo released by Miss Universe shows Monica Spear, Miss Venezuela 2005, posing for a portrait ahead of the Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Darren Decker, File)

Ex-Miss Venezuela slain in robbery

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed and their 5-year-old daughter was wounded after they resisted robbers by locking the doors of their broken-down car, police said […]

01/07/2014

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Authorities say robber posed as officer

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles County authorities are searching for three people, including one who posed as a police officer, in a home-invasion robbery in Diamond Bar. Sheriff’s Sgt. Christina Baker tells City […]

12/16/2013

Phillip Chism is led into the court room at his arraignment in Salem Superior Court, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Salem, Mass. (AP Photo/The Eagle-Tribune, Paul Bilodeau, Pool)

Mass. teen pleads not guilty to killing teacher

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges Wednesday in the killing of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. […]

12/04/2013

Man killed after responding to Craigslist ad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say a man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery after he responded to a Craigslist ad. City News Service reported Sunday that 41-year-old Rene Balduena was killed in […]

10/21/2013

Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, third from right, and Yann Turk, son of Nice jeweler Stephan Turk,center, with elected members of Nice, take part in a rally supporting Stephan Turk, on Sept. 16, 2013, in Nice, southeastern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Uproar as jeweler kills thief and is charged

PARIS (AP) — Outrage is growing in France over the decision to bring voluntary homicide charges against a jeweler who shot and killed an escaping robber, but the country’s top security official on Tuesday urged […]

09/17/2013

Abraham Pearson, alias Derreck White, is on the run Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 after stabbing a sheriff's deputy several times in the neck and carjacking a motorist while escaping from a downtown Detroit courthouse. (AP Photo/Wayne County Sheriffs Department)

Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees court in daring escape

DETROIT (AP) — A man awaiting sentencing in an armed robbery was on the run Monday after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy several times in the neck, stealing his uniform then carjacking a motorist in a […]

09/09/2013

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In-N-Out robbed in La Mirada

LA MIRADA (CNS) – Two gunmen in ski masks who tried to rob cash from a closed In-N-Out restaurant in La Mirada this morning instead stole the cell phones of customers and employees when they […]

09/06/2013

Margaretta Wolf, 96, stands in front of Wolf's Groceries in Marshfield, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the day after an attempted robbery at knifepoint happened at her store. (AP Photo/News-Herald, Megan Mccormick)

Elderly grocery store owner refuses robber

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Marshfield would be an easy target for his crime. But, he was so wrong. Margaretta Wolf has […]

07/17/2013

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Hollywood robberies said to be related to Trayvon Martin protests

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – At least eight people were behind bars this morning after they and dozens of others marauded through Hollywood, taking purses, phones, jewelry and other items from pedestrians in a crime spree that […]

07/17/2013

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