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Fugitive Discovered Hiding Naked in Mangroves

At least Luke Voskresensky got a beer out of it

(Newser) - A naked Australian on the run from police found himself clinging to a tree above a swamp frequented by crocodiles before he was rescued Sunday. Kevin Joiner and Cam Faust were laying crab traps near East Point, not far from the Northern Territory capital of Darwin, when they heard cries...

Cops: Robber's Weapon of Choice Was a Needle

Massachusetts woman claimed needle was infected with AIDS, say police

(Newser) - Police say a woman managed to rob a convenience store with a needle she claimed was infected with AIDS before leading officers on a car chase, reports MassLive . It remains unclear whether the needle was actually infected. Raynham Police responded to a convenience store about 6pm Monday after reports that...

NFL Player's Charges Dropped, Accusers' Lawyer Is Arrested

Prosecutors say William Dean offered to make accusations go away for the right price

(Newser) - Monday brought a big role reversal, with an NFL player accused of taking $70,000 in cash and jewelry from four men at a Florida cookout in May seeing the charges against him dropped—and the men's lawyer arrested, charged with trying to extort $800,000 from former New...

Warrants Issued for NFL Players After Armed Robbery at Party

Police are looking for DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar

(Newser) - Police in South Florida are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party, authorities said Thursday. Miramar police issued arrest warrants for both men Thursday on four counts each of armed...

Cops: Ax-Wielding Robber Took Only Doughnuts

They found him, and the doughnuts, a block away

(Newser) - An ax-wielding man who robbed a doughnut shop in Oregon wasn't interested in money, police say. The suspect allegedly jumped over the counter of the 24-hour shop in downtown Portland, filled a box with doughnuts and then fled on foot, leaving his hatchet behind and the cash register untouched,...

Armed Robber Interrupts Police Couple's Date Night

Chain rewards officers who didn't get to finish their chicken fingers

(Newser) - Chase and Nicole McKeown had dinner on their wedding night—six months ago—at a Raising Cane's in Louisville. For date night last weekend, the two off-duty police officers went back. This also was a date to remember, NPR reports. In the middle of their meal, an armed man...

FBI Offers Reward After 'Scream Bandit' Strikes 6 Times

Suspect has robbed 6 Virginia gas stations

(Newser) - The "Scream Bandit" has struck six times since the start of last year—and the FBI wants to stop him before there are any more sequels. The suspect has robbed six gas stations in Richmond, Va., and the surrounding area while wearing a Scream mask, reports CBS19 . Three of...

Woman Drove Teen Son to Store, Which He Then Robbed: Police

Florida mother faces charges including child neglect

(Newser) - It's not unusual for a parent to chauffeur their children and their friends around town. But investigators in Florida say Amanda Chere Meador was more than a thoughtful parent, she was an accomplice, the Smoking Gun reports. After being driven to a Circle K store in Winter Springs with...

Pizza Hut's Door Meets Robber's Face

That face-plant proved key in helping police nab a suspect in New Mexico

(Newser) - A locked door in a New Mexico Pizza Hut may have helped bust an armed robber who pulled off two crimes in one day back in June. The Las Cruces Sun-News has video from June 25, showing a man trying to run out of the Las Cruces restaurant about 10:...

Family of UPS Driver Killed in Fla. Shootout Wants Answers

Frank Ordonez and an innocent bystander died, along with 2 robbery suspects

(Newser) - As the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement continue to investigate the hijacking Thursday of a UPS truck in Florida that led to four deaths in a police shootout, the family of the deceased UPS driver is speaking out. Roy Ordonez tells CNN that his brother, 27-year-old Frank Ordonez,...

4 Shot Dead After UPS Truck Hijacked

Cops chased suspects for 20 miles

(Newser) - Four people were shot dead after a robbery and truck hijacking came to a bloody end at an intersection in Miramar, south Florida. FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro says the two robbery suspects, a UPS driver, and a person in a nearby vehicle were killed in a shootout...

Suspect: Cops Illegally Got My Phone Data—and Maybe Yours

Okello Chatrie is not alone in raising concerns about geofence warrants

(Newser) - Authorities accessed the cellphone location data of 19 people in the vicinity of a Virginia bank heist before closing in on their suspect, who's claiming the act was illegal. Lawyers for 24-year-old Okello Chatrie of Richmond, who has pleaded not guilty to stealing $195,000 in the armed robbery,...

Woman Killed While Playing Pokemon Go

Cayla Campos, 21, fatally shot near New Mexico park after witnessing a robbery

(Newser) - Every night, 21-year-old Cayla Campos and her boyfriend would head to a park in Albuquerque, NM, to play Pokemon Go. It was their routine. After all, Bianchetti Park was close to the couple's apartment in what a resident describes as "a nice, quiet family neighborhood," per KRQE...

Video Captures Brazen Jewel Heist in Broad Daylight

3 suspects made off with an estimated $4M in jewelry in Manhattan

(Newser) - A brazen daylight heist was caught on surveillance video in Manhattan Sunday, where three men entered "celebrity jeweler" Avianne & Co. around noon and walked out with an estimated $4 million in jewelry in what CBS New York calls a "Hollywood-style robbery." The men posed as customers...

To Save Teammate, Soccer Star Battles Men With Knives

Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac showed his bravery Thursday

(Newser) - A pair of masked, knife-wielding aggressors were no match for soccer star Sead Kolasinac, who fought them off Thursday. While the details are still a bit shaky, the 26-year-old Premier League full-back was with Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil when two masked men on mopeds approached Ozil's black Mercedes SUV...

Unicorn's Less Than Magical Morning: Theft, Crash, Hospital

2 men charged in convenience store robbery with crowbar

(Newser) - Too bad his costume didn't come equipped with wings. Police in Maryland have arrested a man accused of robbing a Baldwin convenience store while disguised as a pink and white unicorn. Per the Baltimore Sun , 28-year-old Jacob Rogge was wearing the full-body costume when he allegedly used a crowbar...

Boy, 9, Gets Gift From Lowe's After Lemonade Stand Robbery

The North Carolina drinks vendor was held at gunpoint for $17

(Newser) - A 9-year-old entrepreneur whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17 got a boost for one of his other business ventures from a home-improvement chain, while authorities continued searching Tuesday for his teenage assailant. Investigators were still searching for a male suspect in the Saturday afternoon stickup, said Union County Sheriff'...

9-Year-Old Boy's Lemonade Stand Held Up at Gunpoint

North Carolina police are in search of a teen suspected in the stickup

(Newser) - Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint, per the AP . The Union County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the stickup happened near a traffic roundabout in Monroe, about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte. Deputies say the young...

Father of Parkland Survivors Killed in Armed Robbery

Ayub Ali was shot Tuesday, months after his son and daughter survived the attack at their school

(Newser) - Months after two siblings survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida , gun violence has again rocked their family and, this time, they weren't as lucky. Per NBC Miami , Ayub Ali was killed in an armed robbery of his North Ft. Lauderdale convenience store. The Broward County Sheriff's Office...

Serial Robbers Might Be Targeting Trader Joe's

California police investigating several recent cases

(Newser) - A series of armed robberies targeting Trader Joe's locations in Southern California has police suspecting serial assailants. At least seven armed robberies have occurred at Trader Joe's stores in the region in recent months, including four in Los Angeles, per the Los Angeles Times . Stores in Long Beach,...

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