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Armed Robbery

Man Who Escaped Prison More Than 3 Decades Ago Captured

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) -- A 60-year-old Georgia man has been captured in South Florida after more than three decades on the run. Officials say W...

Is This Thief A Ninja Or Just Some Guy In A Leather Jacket?

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

Does this man look like a ninja?  According to the Associated Press, he might. "Man wearing ninja mask robs pharmacy with sword," the news organi...

Police Free 18 People Who Were Trapped Inside French Store During Attempted Robbery

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — A group of gunmen broke into a discount clothing store near Paris on Monday, trapping 18 people inside for...

Police: Millions In Jewels Stolen In Brazen Heist On French Highway

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — About 15 gunmen ambushed two vans carrying jewels worth millions on a French highway in the dead of night, ejecting their drivers and s...

Living in the Shadow of a Gun Crime: 14 Years Later

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Jumping at one's own shadow is a perfect metaphor for living with post-traumatic stress disorder. A darkness that sets up permanent camp in your peripheral vision and won't go away, no matter how much sage you burn, or how many gods you pray to.

Rookie Cop Killed During Armed Robbery

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 09.12.2014 | Crime

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to ...

Bicyclist's GoPro Captures Frightening Armed Robbery (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr & Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

GoPro cameras are famous for capturing unbelievable events and a video recently posted to YouTube by a bicyclist in South Africa is no exception. ...

VIDEO: Police Seeking Armed Subway Robber

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.21.2013 | New York

Subway riders beware. Authorities are seeking an armed man who robbed five different commuters this week in and near subway stops in Greenwich Village...

I Got Robbed at Gunpoint... If My Memory Serves Correctly

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.30.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

I remembered the thief's face vividly for a day or so, but as the days passed, I found that I remembered fewer images and more facts. Try as I might, I couldn't picture the guy's face. In other words, semantic memories were out-competing episodic ones.

Why Robbing A Bank Won't Make You Rich

The Fiscal Times | Yuval Rosenberg | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

The Fiscal Times: Crime actually does pay – just not enough to make it worthwhile. Freakonomics authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Violent Robbery At Dunkin' Donuts

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 06.28.2012 | Crime

Like a lot of people at Dunkin' Donuts, they were in a rush. Two men rushed into a Dunkin' Donuts location in Boynton Beach, Fla., with guns in ha...

Alabama Campus Lockdown Lifted Hours After Armed Robbery

AP | Posted 06.29.2012 | College

MOBILE, Ala. -- The University of South Alabama on Sunday night lifted a campus lockdown that it had imposed following an armed robbery at a college d...

David Lohr

Teen Attempts To Rob Sex Shop After Attempted Robbery: Cops

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.09.2012 | Weird News

Cody Conner demanded the money from the cash register at a Florida adult novelty shop, but ended up receiving a job application and an earful of advic...

David Lohr

ROBBERY FAIL: Florida Man Allegedly Drops Gun During Robbery, Tries To Buy It Back

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime

Police in Florida recently arrested a man who allegedly dropped his gun during an attempted robbery and then returned to buy it back from the men he t...

Judge Throws 'All-Time Stupidest' Criminal In Jail

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

An armed robber who a judge branded "amongst the all-time stupidest criminals” has been jailed for his part in a robbery in which the thieves had to...

CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Sex Shop Robberies Hit Adult Stores Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

A rash of sex-shop robberies across the country have left law enforcement officials hot and bothered -- and not in a good way. Iowa City police rel...

'Obama' Robs McDonald's At Gunpoint

Posted 01.31.2012 | Miami

An armed robber in Palm Beach may be in cahoots with the GOP party -- both are trying to vilify the president. A gunman wearing a President Barack...

WATCH: Armed Man Robs A Hialeah Cell Phone Store

Posted 01.24.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade Police are searching for a man who held up a Hialeah cell phone store on January 9 at 7 a.m. According to the above surveillance video,...

Parolee Tried To Rob Off-Duty Corrections Officer

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man on parole in a murder conspiracy case has been accused of trying to rob four people, one of whom was an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s...

Cops: Man Used Inhaler To Steal Beer, Then Broke Police Windshield With His Head

Posted 11.26.2011 | Weird News

South Carolina officials say a man used an inhaler to steal two cases of beer before slamming his head through a police cruiser windshield. Witness...

Police: Siblings Charged In String Of Robberies, Woman Brought Kids Along

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

Two siblings from suburban Lemont were ordered held on $2 million bail Sunday after allegedly stealing jewelry from immigrant women in Chicago--and ta...

Why Eyewitness Memory Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be (Part II)

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime
Sam Sommers

The legal complications of the constructive nature of memory are clear: being an accurate eyewitness is far more difficult that we give it credit for.

Man Robs Friends, Is Immediately Identified

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

The two victims of an armed robbery this weekend welcomed their assailant into the parked car where they sat chatting in Ford Heights, and the three c...

Yes, It Is That Hot Outside -- Cops Hunt For Kiddie Pool Thief

Posted 09.20.2011 | Weird News

Apparently, it is that hot outside. Police in San Antonio, Texas, are trying to track down a gunman who threatened to "bust a cap" in two Walmart e...

WATCH: Tiny Chihuahua Scares Off Armed Robbers

Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles

A tiny chihuahua became a crime-fighting hero on July 7 when he chased off two armed robbers from a Southern California cigar store. The Los Angel...