Latest Robbery News

Police: Las Vegas man killed after being lured by dating app

Mar. 29, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A couple has been accused of killing a Las Vegas man they allegedly lured through an online dating app, according to authorities. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said 24-year-old Jacob Berkovitz and 27-year-old Tonya Dillard are jailed on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy...

Police: Men rob woman while baby was in getaway vehicle

Mar. 28, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Two men were taking care of a baby when they robbed a woman who was using an ATM at a Florida convenience store, authorities said. Jefferson Feliciano, 19, and Kevin Serrano, 18, were arrested earlier this month and charged with robbery without a weapon, child neglect and petit...

California governor commutes sentences, including for murder

Mar. 27, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned five people who already served their time and commuted the sentences of 21 state prison inmates, including more than a dozen convicted of murder or related crimes. The victims were children in two of the cases and a pregnant woman in...

This undated booking photo from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Alex Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is a co-defendant in the April 2018 killings of a Florida couple. Federal authorities believe Zwiefelhofer and fellow Army veteran Craig Lang robbed and gunned down the couple, Serafin and Deana Lorenzo, to finance a Venezuela trip. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

FBI: Soldiers set up deadly robbery to fund foreign fighting

Mar. 26, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

The two former U.S. Army soldiers met in Ukraine, where they joined the same far-right paramilitary group. After getting deported, they planned to take a boat from Miami to South America. They wanted to fight the socialist Venezuelan government and kill “communists.” That’s what Alex...

Mexico police investigate store robberies as virus spreads

Mar. 25, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities in multiple states are investigating a spate of robberies and lootings at large stores that may be connected to incitement circulating on social networks as the country's coronavirus caseload grows. On Wednesday, Mexico City police reported four robberies in different...

Robbery may have motivated fatal shooting in Minneapolis

Mar. 24, 2020 7:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say robbery may be the motive behind a fatal shooting at a Minneapolis residence. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the home shortly before 7 p.m. Monday. They found the body of an adult male. Authorities said the suspects fled before police arrived. Officials...

Albuquerque man facing 18-year prison term for 3 robberies

Mar. 23, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing an 18-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to several robberies in 2018. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Jared Barnhill pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of interference with interstate commerce by robbery and violence and two counts of...

Sheriff: 2 men charged in shooting death of Mississippi man

Mar. 23, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Two men were charged in the shooting death of a Mississippi man, authorities in Louisiana said. Trequan Rollins of Slidell, Louisiana, was charged with first-degree murder and Lamar Hargett of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old...

Police: Jackson firefighter killed during armed robbery

Mar. 23, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson firefighter was fatally shot in what police suspect was an armed robbery. The slaying happened late Sunday, just before midnight, in the parking lot of a Jackson gas station, WJTV-TV reported. Jackson police said the slain man's vehicle had been taken, making robbery a...

Authorities make arrests in fatal Cedar Rapids shooting

Mar. 21, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police said Saturday they had made two arrests in a fatal January shooting in Cedar Rapids — including the arrest of a teen injured in the shooting. Police said in a news release that a 17-year-old male was arrested Friday evening for the Jan. 24 shooting that killed...