Latest Robbery News

Suspect in custody in fast-food restaurant robbery, slaying

Jan. 26, 2020 9:49 PM EST

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) — A suspect is behind bars in the shooting death of an employee during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant in northwestern Pennsylvania over the weekend, state police said. Officers were called to a Wendy's in Washington Township near Edinboro shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and...

Birmingham police officer injured in shooting

Jan. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty Birmingham police officer was shot Sunday while responding to a robbery, the department chief said. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told news outlets that Detective John Finke was shot twice in the abdomen. Two suspects are in custody, he said. “He has...

DA: 2 deaths believed justifiable homicides during robberies

Jan. 26, 2020 12:15 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says the first two homicides of the year in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, which happened within days of each other, are both believed to have been self-defense during attempted robberies. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin ruled Thursday that the...

Store clerk fires at fleeing robbers after being stabbed

Jan. 26, 2020 9:09 AM EST

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A store clerk was stabbed during a convenience store robbery and fired at the assailants as they fled the store, police said. The robbers, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, entered the store wearing masks, jumped on the counter and attacked the clerk, stabbing him in the...

Coeur d'Alene man pleads guilty to robbing Spokane bank

Jan. 25, 2020 6:23 PM EST

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. (AP) — A 24-year-old Coeur d'Alene man pleaded guilty Friday to robbing a bank, the Department of Justice said. Seth Patrick Getty walked into the Spokane Teachers Credit Union on March 12, 2018, and gave a note to a bank teller demanding money, KTVB-TV reported. “I have a gun....

Armed robbery suspect fatally shot by officer in Columbus

Jan. 25, 2020 12:48 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An armed man wearing a hockey-type mask barged into the back of a Bob Evans restaurant in Columbus on Saturday morning, demanded that a manager open a safe and was fatally wounded by an officer during a confrontation behind the restaurant, Columbus police said. Police have not...

FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, rapper YG performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson ,was arrested Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

Jan. 25, 2020 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...

Arrests made in central Illlinois triple homicide

Jan. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EST

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois said Friday they have arrested three teenagers in the slayings of three people in their 60s whose beaten and stabbed bodies were found this week inside a residence. According to the (Danville) Commercial-News, Danville Police Commander Joshua Webb said...

Man arrested after sexual assaults near Michigan State

Jan. 24, 2020 3:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man was arrested Friday in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of three women in an apartment complex near Michigan State University. East Lansing police officials said the man, whom they did not identify, was jailed awaiting formal charges. He was described by...

Police: 3 teens stole $10,000 in items from cell phone store

Jan. 24, 2020 12:44 PM EST

NAUAGTUCK, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut town are seeking three suspects who they say stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from a cell phone store. Naugatuck police say the three young men entered a T-Mobile store at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, smashed open a display case and grabbed about...