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Chief: Officer fatally shoots man suspected of vehicle theft

Nov. 28, 2021 11:47 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Police officers responding to a call about vehicle thefts on Sunday morning fatally shot one of the supects, officials said. Coral Gables police officers arriving at the scene observed two people breaking into a U-Haul pickup truck. ...

News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery

Nov. 27, 2021 18:54 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security...

Man arrested in woman's deadly plunge down NYC subway stairs

Nov. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in a deadly mugging on a subway station stairway was arrested four months later after someone spotted him in Central Park and called a tip line, police said Saturday. David Robinson, 53, appeared in court a day after his arrest on...

Nashville police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in apartment shooting

Nov. 27, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting in a Tennessee apartment left three people dead, including a suspect, police said Saturday. Four other people were wounded. Six members of a family were shot at the Nashville apartment Friday night, including a 15-year-old and...

Police identify man fatally shot outside St. Louis home

Nov. 27, 2021 15:00 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police identified on Saturday the 43-year-old man who was fatally shot outside St. Louis home a week ago. Officers found Patrick Evans of St. Louis with a puncture wound when they responded to a call for a burglary about 11 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the city's...

Up to 30 people conduct robbery at Best Buy in Burnsville

Nov. 27, 2021 11:42 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of 20 to 30 people grabbed numerous electronic items at a Best Buy store in Burnsville and quickly fled before police could arrive. No weapons were seen in the caper Friday night and no one was reported injured, Burnsville police Capt. Don...

Catalytic converter thefts rising in Virginia, nationwide

Nov. 27, 2021 10:56 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police are seeing an increase in thefts of catalytic converters from automobiles across the nation and in parts of Virginia. Roanoke County police officer Greg Benton told The Roanoke Times that he didn't think catalytic converter thefts have...

Chicago police warn businesses of smash-and-grab thefts

Nov. 27, 2021 09:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police are alerting businesses in Chicago to recent thefts of purses at retail shops. Five thefts have been reported between Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 along North Michigan Avenue and North Rush Street involving up to 10 teens or young adults who enter and leave...

Police: Driver stole lumber, led high-speed chase

Nov. 26, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WILSON'S MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A driver stole a trailer loaded with lumber from a North Carolina construction site and led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said. A Wilson's Mills police officer stopped a pickup truck...

Attempted robbery victim killed after Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 26, 2021 14:47 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 23-year-old man was fatally shot on his way home from Thanksgiving dinner when someone opened fire on his family's car during what appeared to be a random robbery attempt, police said Friday. The driver also was struck but managed to drive to...