Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Cops: They Flashed Fake Badges, Then Robbed Victims

Vasile Alexandru, 19, and Laurentiu Baceanu, 20, faked being ICE agents in California's OC, cops say

(Newser) - On Thursday, two back-to-back robberies in Orange County, California, captured law enforcement's attention for their similar MO: Two men in a blue SUV going up to their victims, claiming they were Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, then robbing them. Now, police in Anaheim say they've detained two men...

Secret Service Agent Has Scary Night After Biden Gala

Agent robbed at gunpoint in LA suburb of Tustin, fired gun, police say

(Newser) - In Los Angeles on Friday, President Biden appeared at a reelection fundraiser for himself alongside such notables as former President Obama, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. Meanwhile, just miles away in a nearby suburb, one of his Secret Service agents got caught up in a robbery. Police say they were...

Robbery Victim Charged in Shooting Death of Girl, 9

Tony Earls opened fire on truck after he was robbed at Houston ATM, prosecutors say

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally shooting a 9-year-old girl when he was robbed at a Houston ATM in 2022 has been indicted on a murder charge in her death. Tuesday's indictment against Tony Earls comes nearly two years after another grand jury declined to indict him in the death...

The 'Little Rascals' Arrested for Bank Robbery

Boys ages 11, 12, and 16 allegedly passed threatening note in Houston

(Newser) - Three boys, ages 11, 12, and 16 and dubbed the "Little Rascals," have been arrested for robbing a bank in Houston, authorities confirmed Wednesday, per the AP . Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the youngsters are in custody and have been charged with robbery by threat. Gonzalez said...

Across 2 States, a Carjacking Killing Spree

Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is in custody, accused of murdering 3 family members in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - A man faces murder charges in Pennsylvania and carjacking and weapons charges in New Jersey after allegedly killing three family members, carjacking vehicles in both states, and evading law enforcement for hours as police mobilized, authorities said Sunday. Andre Gordon Jr., 26, is charged in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with three...

Letter Carrier Robberies Rose Last Year Despite Crackdown

'We're like sitting ducks out there'

(Newser) - When the US Postal Service launched Project Safe Delivery last year, officials pledged they would be "doubling down" on their efforts to combat growing rates of letter carrier robberies. The crackdown has led to hundreds of arrests, and robberies slowed toward the end of the year. But, overall, the...

Men Got 'Abnormally' Tipsy, Then They Were Robbed

Young men tell NBC they lost thousands after being drugged in bars in Atlanta's Buckhead district

(Newser) - Last month, a 24-year-old man from Peachtree City, Georgia, revealed that he was drugged, kidnapped, and robbed during a night out at a bar in Atlanta's popular Buckhead district in the summer of 2022. Now, other young men are also stepping forward to say they had similar experiences at...

Kaiser Issues a Stark Lunch Break Warning

Oakland's biggest employer suggests staying inside for lunch due to crime

(Newser) - Kaiser Permanente staffers in one California city maybe looking forward to heading outdoors for lunch have received a warning to avoid that, apparently due to local crime. KTVU reports that last month, the health care company sent out a memo advising employees in Oakland to remain inside the company's...

USPS Worker Almost Run Over in Post Office Heist

Police in California located suspects, recovered stolen bin of mail

(Newser) - A US Postal Service employee was almost run over by mail thieves who raided a post office in Orange County, California. In video that went viral after it was posted on Instagram, the woman stands in the way of a vehicle as the suspects try to drive away from the...

Super Bowl Champ Allegedly Robbed Multiple Businesses

Former New York Giants running back Derrick Ward was arrested in Los Angeles Monday

(Newser) - Derrick Ward, a former NFL running back who earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in 2008, has allegedly been using his bulk to intimidate store employees instead of opposing players. NBC News reports that the 43-year-old was arrested in Los Angeles Monday in connection with a...

Ohio Woman Is Alleged Serial Killer
Serial Killer Suspect
Pleads Not Guilty

Serial Killer Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Rebecca Auborn is accused of drugging 5 men in Ohio, 4 of whom died

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who police say fatally drugged four men pleaded not guilty to 28 charges at an arraignment Monday and will be held in jail awaiting trial after waiving her chance for bond. Rebecca Auborn's pleas were entered through her attorney, Mark Hunt, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Investigators...

USPS Crackdown on Crime Leads to 600 Arrests

And those mail theft, carrier robbery busts are just since May

(Newser) - Mail carriers don't have to just worry about ornery dogs and slippery sidewalks: They've also got criminals to contend with, and more than you may think. The US Postal Service announced that over the past six months alone, more than 600 arrests have been made tied to mail...

Vegas Police Officer Sentenced for Casino Heists

Caleb Rogers gets 12 years, plans to appeal

(Newser) - A Las Vegas police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for stealing nearly $165,000 in a trio of casino heists , including one in which he was found guilty of brandishing a department-issued weapon. Caleb Rogers, who has been on unpaid suspension in a solo jail...

Woman Who Posed as Stranded Motorist, Killed Student Pleads Guilty

She pleaded guilty after 2nd woman was convicted in the case last week

(Newser) - The woman who posed as a stranded motorist in an attempt to rob two Florida college students, only to end up fatally shooting one of them when he pulled his own gun in self-defense, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday. Yasmine Hider will be sentenced January 4 and faces up to...

Cops: 10-Year-Old Skipped School to Rob Luxury Store

Boy is youngest member of gang that allegedly raided watch store in Hong Kong

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy in Hong Kong is one of four people arrested over a robbery at a luxury watch store. Police say 20 watches worth a total of almost $500,000 in US dollars were stolen in the Monday robbery in Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district, RTHK reports. A...

Cops: Robbery Suspect Went to Store With 3 Parrots

They're trying to track down Virginia 'bird bandit'

(Newser) - Police in Fairfax County, Virginia are calling him the "Bird Bandit." Police say the suspect displayed a knife and robbed somebody of an undisclosed amount of money at a McDonald's in the Seven Corners area on Tuesday morning, the Washington Post reports. The suspect is described as...

'Flash Mob' With Bear Spray Steals $100K Worth of Stuff From LA Mall
Another 'Flash Rob'
Hits Los Angeles

Another 'Flash Rob' Hits Los Angeles

No arrests have yet been reported in 3rd recent incident

(Newser) - Another "flash mob" style robbery has hit a Los Angeles-area store, this time a luxury clothing store in the Hancock Park area, KTLA reports. A group of about 11 masked men entered Ksubi just before closing Tuesday night, fleeing minutes later, before police arrived, with at least $100,000...

He Tried to Rob the Nail Salon. It Didn't Quite Work

Customers, staff ignore man's demands for money in Atlanta incident

(Newser) - Usually when someone enters a building with what appears to be a weapon and yells "Everybody get down!," people scurry to get down. Not in this Georgia nail salon, where patrons and staff members didn't seem at all fazed by a criminal wannabe's attempts to rob...

Cops: He Robbed Her, Then Sent Her a Facebook DM

'Look just know imma pay you back,' Damien Boyce allegedly messaged victim hours later

(Newser) - Many of us have received Facebook friend requests we'd rather not accept. But for one Indiana woman, that wariness reached new levels after the man accused of robbing her at gunpoint made her add him on the social network, then later DMed her to ask her to hang out,...

2 Cleveland Browns Players Robbed at Gunpoint

Cops say players had jewelry, truck stolen

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski expressed relief that two of his defensive players were not physically harmed while being robbed at gunpoint by six masked men outside a downtown night club. According to Cleveland Police, the players had jewelry and a truck taken during the early morning stickup. Police redacted...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>