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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...

Cops: Alleged Robber Used 'Gun' Many Will Recognize

Officials say David Joseph Dalesandro held up convenience store with Nintendo 'Duck Hunt' pistol

(Newser) - An armed robbery this week at a South Carolina convenience store apparently wasn't as "armed" as the clerk thought. CNN reports on the Tuesday incident at a Kwik Stop in the small town of Sharon, where a man donning a hoodie, wig, and mask entered the store around...

These Robbers Are Both Under 40
These Robbers
Are Both Under 40

These Robbers Are Both Under 40

Police say London brothers wore 'extremely lifelike' old men masks during crime

(Newser) - Two brothers who robbed a jewelry store in England were arrested after police spotted the faces of the suspects—in the trunk of their car. George Murphy-Bristow, 38, and Benjamin Murphy, 37, wore masks that made them look like old men when they robbed the store in Epping, Essex, in...

Teen Being Robbed Calls 911, Talks to Her Mom

Teri Clark, a New Orleans dispatcher, handles most harrowing call of her career

(Newser) - In the annals of memorable 911 calls, this one stands out. When 16-year-old Tenia Hill called police in New Orleans to report a robbery in progress, her own mother answered, reports WDSU . Tenia had been working her part-time job at a McDonald's when an armed robber forced her and...

PnB Rock Fatally Shot in LA Robbery Attempt

Police say rapper may have been targeted after being tagged in Instagram post

(Newser) - Rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed during a robbery attempt Monday in Los Angeles. Per CNN, Rock was dining at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles when a gunman entered the restaurant, approaching the rapper directly and demanding "property," according to a witness. Following "a verbal...

Wild NYC Car Chase Caught on Camera
Wild NYC Car Chase
Ends in Robbery

Wild NYC Car Chase Ends in Robbery

Gunman took bag of cash from driver after Mercedes slammed into his vehicle

(Newser) - A wild car chase on Manhattan's Upper East Side ended in a robbery and police say the suspects are still at large. Video of the Saturday afternoon incident shows a black Mercedes-Benz chasing a silver Toyota Rav-4 and slamming into it, pushing it onto a stretch of sidewalk, NBC...

Cops: Woman Scammed Own Mom in $140M Psychic Ruse

Sabine Boghici, 48, and accomplices are accused of conning her 82-year-old mother for years

(Newser) - A Brazilian woman was arrested this week and accused of recruiting a group of fake psychics to scam her own 82-year-old mother out of about $140 million in cash, artwork, and jewelry, reports the Washington Post . The alleged scheme began in January 2020, when Genevieve Boghici, the wealthy widow of...

Man Accused of Stealing Lady Gaga's Dogs Arrested, Again

James Howard Jackson, 19, was mistakenly released from custody in April

(Newser) - Update: The man charged with stealing Lady Gaga's dogs and shooting her dog walker has been recaptured after he was accidentally released from custody in April. Authorities blamed a clerical error for the release of James Howard Jackson while awaiting trial. He was re-arrested Wednesday, the AP reports. Our ...

Vendor Murdered on Busy Italian Street: 'You Are Killing Him!'

32-year-old Italian man has been arrested for death of Nigerian migrant Alika Ogorchukwu, 39

(Newser) - A man is in custody for murder after a Nigerian immigrant was killed in the middle of the day on a busy Italian street. Police say 39-year-old Alika Ogorchukwu, who'd reportedly been living in Italy for nearly a decade and made a living selling items such as lighters and...

Cops: Bishop Robbed During Live-Stream

High-profile Lamor Whitehead of Brooklyn and wife lost $400K in jewelry, say police

(Newser) - Those tuning into the live-streamed service of a church in Brooklyn on Sunday got a most unexpected sight. Armed assailants interrupted the sermon of Bishop Lamor Whitehead of the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries church, says the NYPD. The robbers got more than a modest collection plate: Police say they...

She Won Big at the Casino. Her Drive Home Was Terrifying

Authorities say Iowa man ran woman's car off road, stole the $18K she'd just won

(Newser) - What should've been a night of celebration turned into a night of terror for an Iowa woman who'd just won $18,000 at an Iowa casino. One suspect has since been arrested. According to a criminal complaint, 30-year-old Timothy Spencer of Berwick witnessed the woman hit it big...

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