Latest Robbery News

Police: Would-be robber killed in scuffle with Florida man

Oct. 15, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a would-be robber was killed with his own gun in a scuffle with an intended victim. News outlets report 30-year-old Caidret Javon Leonard was killed in the Saturday fight in West Palm Beach. City police say two men were sitting in a parked car that night...

Police say Iowa slaying suspect arrested in Georgia

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Georgia authorities have found a man suspected in an Iowa slaying. Fort Dodge police say in a news release that 19-year-old Damion Chavez was spotted by a sheriff's deputy in Lowndes County, Georgia, on Saturday in a vehicle on Interstate 75. The vehicle was pulled over and Chavez...

Former Colorado soldier sentenced to life for fatal shooting

Oct. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A former soldier who was stationed at Colorado's Fort Carson has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting in a nearby community. The Gazette reported a jury convicted 21-year-old Wayne Sellers IV of first-degree murder in the October 2018 slaying of 20-year-old...

NJ man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in carjacking slaying

Oct. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a man slain during a carjacking three years ago in Pennsylvania. The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion reports that 19-year-old Adiel Sanchez Frometa was also convicted Thursday of robbery of a motor vehicle...

Police probe for motive in killings at illegal gambling spot

Oct. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were investigating Sunday whether a gambling dispute, robbery or something else led to the shooting deaths of four people at an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn that was just blocks from a police precinct. The New York Police Department identified the dead as Terence Bishop, 36;...

Man forms unlikely friendship with robber 12 years later

Oct. 12, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — When John Hancock Jr. met recently with Kenneth Hodge, the man who punched him in the face during a robbery 12 years ago, they embraced. They talked about their jobs. Hancock, 24, works third shift at a substance abuse facility. The 30-year-old Hodge, who had been out of prison less than...

2 killed at store were robber and victim fighting over gun

Oct. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the shooting deaths of two people in a South Carolina gas station parking lot happened as a 14-year-old tried to rob a man at gunpoint. North Charleston Police Maj. Ken Hagge says the teenager and victim were both shot as they fought over the gun Sept. 29....

SC man gets 35 years for killing man he buried twice

Oct. 10, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A man who killed an accomplice in a South Carolina robbery and buried his body twice as he tried to keep anyone from finding it has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Stephen Stinnette's sentence also includes time for orchestrating a July fire and riot at the Sumter County jail that...

Man with cane attacked at Boston train station

Oct. 10, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston have made one arrest and are looking for more suspects in what they call a "cowardly" attack on a 60-year-old man who uses a cane at a train station. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police say 47-year-old Julius Tolbert, of the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, was...

Thief sets down his gun; clerk grabs it and forces him out

Oct. 10, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky hotel clerk managed to force a thief out of her workplace by grabbing a gun he set down on the check-in counter while stuffing cash into a bag. Security video obtained by news outlets shows an armed man with his face covered, demanding money from an employee at a Country Inn...