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Man Who Robbed Same Bank Three Days In A Row Arrested

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.30.2011 | New York

Police in New York have apprehended a man who robbed the same branch of a Manhattan Bank three days in a row. Charles Burnett, 29, is alleged to h...

Burglar Used Google Maps To Find Expensive Homes To Rob

Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

A man in police custody for attempting to rob an Indian Head Park, Illinois home confessed that he used Google Maps to find expensive suburban homes a...

WATCH: Students At Urban Prep Targeted By Gangs, Parents Demand Protection

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The parents of students at a West Side preparatory school are demanding heightened protection, claiming their children are being targeted and terroriz...

Springs Woman Robbed At Fire Extinguisher-Point?

Posted 11.13.2011 | Denver

A group of men broke into a Colorado Springs woman’s home using a fire extinguisher to hold her up while they robbed her apartment, according to the...

Manhunt Underway In North Suburban Bank Robbery

Highland Park, IL Patch | Highland Park, IL Patch | Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

A robbery took place Thursday morning at the Chase Bank at 513 Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park. According to a news release issued by the ...

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

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.30.2011 | Crime
Sam Sommers

Few moments in a courtroom are as compelling to a jury as seeing a confident witness point out a defendant and say, "that's the man I saw at the crime scene."

2 To 6 For 7-Cent Robbery

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.30.2011 | Crime

This crime really didn't pay. A 7-cent robbery might sound like a petty crime, but, combined with the assault of a 73-year-old man, it's landed 15-...

40 Dead In Attack On Casino Royale

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped...

CTA Vigilance: Bus Driver Tips Off Police, Apprehends Subway Robbers

Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

When a vigilant CTA bus driver overheard two young men discussing what sounded like a recently-completed robbery, she decided to do something about it...

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...

Lawyer: Accused Pirate Just Wanted To Have Fun

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Weird News

SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A lawyer for a Massachusetts man accused of trying to rob a sailboat with the help of a motor boat flying a skull-and-crossbones ...

Facebook Blind Date Leads To Supermarket Robbery

Sophos | Posted 10.07.2011 | Technology

Do you take enough care over who you make your Facebook friend? A Belgian supermarket manager learnt a lesson the hard way, after he struck up a frien...

Woman Robs Same Bank Twice In Ten Days

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.27.2011 | San Francisco

It's said that criminals always return to the scene of the crime. There are a lot of reasons why this aphorism may be at least partially true--som...

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...

An Anti-Climactic Close to Hollywood Murder Investigation

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

After nearly four decades covering and editing hundreds of crime stories, Ronni Chasen's murder struck me as the kind of random violence that often strikes after dark in many parts of Los Angeles.

Congressman Fights Off Armed Intruder

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — A home invasion at Rep. Leonard Boswell's Iowa farm ended when his 22-year-old grandson fetched a shotgun and aimed it at the...

Man Arrested After Reporting Stolen Weed To Police

Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man was arrested early Thursday after calling police to report that three men had entered his apartment, located just west of DePaul Univers...

French Bandits Hold Up Train Near Marseilles

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel

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Watch: Disguised Thief Robs Colorado Casino

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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WATCH: Women Fight Off Robber Armed With Assault Rifle

Posted 08.22.2011 | Crime

Police in Wheat Ridge, Colo., have released shocking video of a botched cellphone store robbery in which two female employees fought off a would-be th...

Ex-Con Sues Red Lobster For Not Hiring Him

Posted 08.20.2011 | Home

A man is suing the Times Square Red Lobster, claiming that the restaurant refused to hire him since he is a convicted felon. Robert Smith, 38, has...

WATCH: Luddites Don't Get Robbed

Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy

We've all heard rumors that walking around with an iPhone makes you more likely to get mugged, so The Jazzie Show at BBC Comedy came up with a solutio...

David Lohr

One-Eyed, Thieving Swashbuckler Wanted In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Avast, ye mateys, listen up! Police in Colorado are trying to identify a one-eyed scallywag who robbed a Colorado Springs pharmacy over the weekend. ...

Beauty Queen Guns Down Home Invader

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.11.2011 | Weird News
Robert Siciliano

An ex-con picked the wrong home to invade. Imagine you're in bed counting sheep, dreaming of clouds and flying unicorns. Suddenly there is a knock on...

Man Stuffs Shrimp Down Pants, Strikes Guard

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home

DOVER, Pa. -- A central Pennsylvania man faces robbery and assault charges after he allegedly stuffed a bag of frozen shrimp down his pants and attack...