Latest Robbery News

LA authorities announce arrests in smash-and-grab robberies

Dec. 02, 2021 22:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were...

Sheriff: Georgia teen killed as brother sells homemade gun

Dec. 02, 2021 18:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A 14-year-old Georgia girl was killed when her younger brother was trying to sell a homemade gun, and he fired a shot at people who took the weapon without paying, a sheriff said. The shot struck Kyra Scott, and she died as her mother was trying to take...

Suspect killed in Utah parking lot shootout, 2 cops wounded

Dec. 02, 2021 18:44 PM EST

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah man wanted by police was killed and two officers were wounded in a shootout in the parking lot of a convenience store in suburban Salt Lake City, police said. The 20-year-old suspect, Anei Joker, was wanted in a robbery and rape...

Los Angeles robbers target mother with baby in stroller

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow-home robbers targeted a mother with a baby in a stroller after she opened the gates to her home in Los Angeles, police said. Surveillance video recorded the scene Sunday evening as the woman returned home from a walk and...

St. Louis Police: Man shot to death during attempted robbery

Dec. 01, 2021 08:55 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis said a man was shot to death during an attempted robbery outside an apartment complex on the city’s south side. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the Fountains at Carondelet apartment complex, police said....

Police: Bank robber arrested after prison term for new heist

Nov. 30, 2021 22:39 PM EST

BELLEAIR BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A serial Florida bank robber once dubbed the “I-4 bandit” was arrested Tuesday for a new holdup just months after his release from prison, police said. David Marc Ratcliff, 55, was caught after a brief chase in the Gulf Coast town of...

EXPLAINER: What charges does Jussie Smollett face at trial?

Nov. 30, 2021 11:11 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The twists, turns and oddities of the legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett’s claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago have culminated in a trial, which entered its first full day of testimony Tuesday. Initial...

Charges upgraded, 2 years after fatal Cedar Falls shooting

Nov. 29, 2021 17:11 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Two men already jailed in connection with a botched 2019 robbery that led to a man's death in Cedar Falls are now charged with first-degree murder. Authorities said Monday that charges were upgraded for 20-year-old Keyon Christian Roby and...

Carjacking suspect fatally shot by police in Mounds View

Nov. 29, 2021 08:11 AM EST

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Minneapolis suburb fatally shot an armed carjacking suspect after the man confronted them in a liquor store, officials said. According to authorities, police responded to a call of shots fired in Mounds View Sunday about 7:15 p.m....

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...