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Tessa Majors' Parents: It's 'Hard for Friends to Be Around Us'

Luchiano Lewis sentenced Thursday to nine years to life

(Newser) - A 16-year-old has been sentenced to nine years to life in prison after pleading guilty as an adult to the murder and robbery of Barnard College student Tessa Majors. Luchiano Lewis, who was 14 when he participated in the December 2019 stabbing attack in Manhattan's Morningside Park, cried in...

Someone Stole Lady Gaga's Dogs, Shot Her Dog Walker

She's offering $500K reward for return of 2 bulldogs

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of her dogs stolen in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The dog walker was walking three French bulldogs belonging to the singer when at least one gunman confronted him in Hollywood before 10pm, reports TMZ . The dog walker, who suffered undisclosed...

ATM Blows Up in Restaurant
ATM Blows Up in Restaurant

ATM Blows Up in Restaurant

The Golden Chinese/American takeout restaurant gets an unwelcome surprise

(Newser) - Three men blew up an ATM in a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia while the establishment was still open but were unable to get any cash, the AP reports. The men entered the Golden Chinese/American takeout restaurant in northwest Philadelphia shortly after 9pm Friday and ordered food, police said. They...

Someone Is Stealing Hot Tubs and Lots of Beef in Canada
Thieves Steal 7 Hot Tubs
With Simple Scheme
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Thieves Steal 7 Hot Tubs With Simple Scheme

They arrived at warehouse with a truck and false paperwork

(Newser) - It was only after the transport truck had pulled away from the loading docks, loaded up with seven hot tubs worth more than $110,000, that workers at a Canadian spa company in Thorsby realized they'd been robbed. And it wasn't the first time such a heist had...

Kids' Zoom Class Went From Normal to Criminal in Real Time
Kids' Zoom Class Went From
Normal to Criminal in Real Time
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Kids' Zoom Class Went From Normal to Criminal in Real Time

One of their classmates got robbed during online class in Ambato, Ecuador

(Newser) - A class of Ecuadorian students had their Zoom class go from perfectly normal to terrifying in an instant: Per the Daily Dot , a teacher was instructing a class of two dozen students online when, to the horror of the kids watching, one of their classmates got caught in the middle...

He Changed Their Tire. Then Out Came a Gun

'Good Samaritan' pulls a gun on couple in St. Louis

(Newser) - A young couple in St. Louis may be wary of accepting assistance from Good Samaritans anytime soon after a late-night incident over the weekend. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a 28-year-old man and his 27-year-old female passenger got a flat Saturday night, and at around 11:15pm, a man...

Pizza Shop Owner Fends Off Robber in the Perfect Way

He threw a pizza at the guy

(Newser) - The suspect is described as a white male, with a machete, though he might have cheese, sauce, and maybe some pepperoni in his hair. Police in Delaware say the owner of a pizza shop foiled a robbery by, yes, throwing a pizza at the intruder, reports the Delaware News Journal ...

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...

Burning Cars, Spilled Nails Await Armored-Car Driver

Robbers set a trap on a highway near Milan, Italy

(Newser) - In a bid to rob an armored vehicle, a gang of robbers set up barriers of burning vehicles and spilled nails on a highway near Milan but were foiled when the driver evaded their traps, according to news reports Wednesday, the AP reports. The assailants, believed to number about a...

Performer at Grammys Has a Problem
Performer
at Grammys
Has a Problem

Performer at Grammys Has a Problem

Rapper YG is arrested on suspicion of robbery

(Newser) - Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies took YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, into custody at his Chatsworth home as...

Cops: Robbery Suspect Ran Into Door, Left DNA
Pizza Hut's Door
Meets Robber's Face

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,...

Cops: Bank Teller Robs Man Who Made Big Withdrawal

19-year-old faces slew of charges in Maryland

(Newser) - It's usually the bank teller that gets robbed. Not so in a case out of Maryland, where police say a teller who told them he was "tired of working two jobs" invaded the home of a customer who'd withdrawn several thousand dollars, reports the Baltimore Sun . Nathan...

Rapper Testifies That Cardi B Is a Gang Member

Tekashi69 says Cardi B is a Blood

(Newser) - Cardi B, a gang member? A rapper said so Thursday in federal court and sparked a flurry of reactions from the media and Cardi B herself. Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez, brought it up when testifying about two members of the Brooklyn gang Nine Trey Bloods who allegedly kidnapped...

'Robbery, Hate, Homicide': 4 Killed in Calif. Stabbings

'This guy was full of anger,' police say

(Newser) - A man killed four people and wounded two in a string of robberies and stabbings in California's Orange County before he was arrested, police said Wednesday. The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and dropped a knife and a...

'Flash Mob' Robs $30K Worth of Goods

And so far, they've gotten away with it

(Newser) - It was all over in less than 30 seconds. Police say a "flash mob" of ten people ransacked a North Face store in Wisconsin on Monday and took roughly $30,000 in merchandise, ABC News reports. "Ten black males entered the store and each grabbed as much merchandise...

Rather Than Surrender, He Jumped Off Brooklyn Bridge

42-year-old suspected thief died within hours

(Newser) - Pursued by police, a suspected thief reportedly yelled "I'm not going back to jail!" then took a fatal plunge off the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday. Police responded to a carjacking in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood around 9:45pm, finding a man behind the wheel of a car...

Crooks Ruin Their Robbery in Most Ridiculous Way

Seems one of three Houston robbers made an unexpected call

(Newser) - Note to burglars: Try to avoid butt-dialing 911 during your getaway. But that's apparently what three crooks did Sunday after hitting a Best Buy near Houston, ABC News reports. Officers were en route to the Sugar Land store when dispatch received a 911 call that transmitted only background noise....

Cardi B Explains Video About Her Drugging, Robbing Men

Rapper had initially tried to brush off controversy

(Newser) - Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money, the AP reports. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram and Twitter that says she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything...

'World's Kindest Crook' Has Change of Heart at ATM
She Handed Over
the Cash. Then
Robbery Suspect
Saw Her Balance 
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She Handed Over the Cash. Then Robbery Suspect Saw Her Balance

Man accused of robbing woman at ATM in China apparently had change of heart

(Newser) - It's not clear if this story should be filed under "weird crimes" or "uplifting news." The surveillance cameras tell the tale of the person now being dubbed "the world's kindest crook," with the footage coming out of Heyuan in China's Guangdong province....

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