Latest Robbery News

Woman gets 25 years for robbery in which boyfriend killed 6

Dec. 06, 2022 19:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who watched her former boyfriend kill six members of his family, including two young boys, at their Chicago home then helped him steal their property was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison. Jafeth Ramos, 25, pleaded guilty to armed robbery under a deal...

Man who shot Lady Gaga's dog walker gets 21 years in prison

Dec. 05, 2022 19:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who shot and wounded Lady Gaga’s dog walker while stealing her French bulldogs last year took a plea deal and was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, officials said. The Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence, authorities have said. The motive...

Wisconsin woman to use sex trafficking as homicide defense

Dec. 02, 2022 12:56 PM EST

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A woman charged in a Wisconsin murder plans to argue that she is not guilty because she was a coerced victim of human trafficking — after the state Supreme Court ruled in July that such a defense could be used in homicide cases. Tanya Stammer is charged...

Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

Nov. 29, 2022 11:52 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rican police officer found guilty of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery in history has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday. José Padilla-Galarza was convicted in May...

Gary man awarded $25.5M in lawsuit against ex-cop, Hammond

Nov. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery. The jury in U.S. District Court in Hammond...

Man shot by Portland police dies of gunshot wound

Nov. 23, 2022 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a 30-year-old man has died after Portland police shot him Saturday in Southeast Portland. Portland police said Wednesday that the state medical examiner’s officer determined Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson of Portland died from a gunshot wound,...

Analysis: Russell Wilson trade looks like Herschel Walker's

Nov. 22, 2022 06:03 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The most lopsided trade in NFL history sent Herschel Walker to Minnesota for two fistfuls of players and draft picks that served as the pillars of the Dallas Cowboys' dynasty of the 1990s. The Russell Wilson trade isn't quite so cockeyed, but eight months in it sure...

Prosecutors, defense win freedom for man in 1983 killing

Nov. 18, 2022 05:49 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for a 1983 killing won his freedom Thursday after New Orleans prosecutors joined defense lawyers in asking to have his murder conviction overturned. Attorneys on both sides said evidence of inconsistencies in the...

Chinese police shoot dead would-be bank robber, free hostage

Nov. 15, 2022 06:20 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Police in eastern China shot dead a would-be bank robber Tuesday and freed the hostage he had taken, in a rare instance of violent crime in the tightly controlled country. A notice on the social media account of the Tai’an city police department said Tuesday’s...

New Mexico man convicted of trying to kill a woman in 2020

Nov. 13, 2022 14:04 PM EST

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man could face up to 50 years in prison after being convicted of injecting a woman with heroin and throwing her off a bridge into the Rio Grande in February 2020. Authorities said the woman survived by floating down the river to get to a...