Latest Robbery News

Bank robber grabs officer's gun and fires during a scuffle

Aug. 11, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a man who tried to rob a bank got into a scuffle with an off-duty police officer on the way out and fired one round after grabbing the officer’s gun, but no one was hurt. Police said the incident was reported just before 3 p.m. Wednesday when...

Man gets 12 years in case that tested broad search warrants

Aug. 11, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison on federal bank robbery charges in a case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to identify people who were near the scene of a crime. Okello...

Arrests made in killing of off-duty California officer

Aug. 10, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rookie Southern California police officer slain in an off-duty shooting was the victim of an attempted robbery, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón revealed the alleged motive as his office filed charges against a...

Deputies searching for man say they found remains in pond

Aug. 10, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Investigators searching for a Georgia man missing since 2016 may have found human remains buried in the mud at the bottom of a pond near Augusta. Officials have been looking for Simon Powell, a logger known to carry large amounts of cash, since his truck was...

Missing man's remains found, 3 arrested for murder

Aug. 09, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The remains of a 22-year-old Hammond man reported missing in July have been found nearly 15 miles northeast of his hometown, authorities said. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana Search and Rescue members found Tyronne Neal's remains in a...

Appeals court restores death sentence for family's death

Aug. 08, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored the death sentence of a bank robber convicted of killing his best friend, his friend’s fiancée and their three children. In a 32-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a...

Robbers ambush armored vehicle in California, shoot guard

Aug. 04, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least two robbers ambushed an armored vehicle in broad daylight Thursday and opened fire on the armed guards, injuring one critically in a Southern California casino's parking lot before fleeing with cash, police said. At least two suspects, armed with...

Suspect mistakenly freed in Lady Gaga's dog theft recaptured

Aug. 04, 2022 00:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said. James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly...

Woman convicted in fatal shooting of off-duty Ohio officer

Aug. 03, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman was convicted Wednesday of murder in the shooting of an off-duty Cleveland police officer during a carjacking on New Year's Eve. Tamara McLoyd, 19, of Garfield Heights, faces a potential life term with no chance for parole when she is sentenced later this...

'Guard cat' credited with preventing would-be robbery

Aug. 02, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

BELDEN, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man said his pet cat helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life. Bandit, a 20-pound (9.1-kilogram) cat, lives with her retired owner Fred Everitt in the Tupelo suburb of Belden. When at least two...