Latest Theft News

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

AP: Pistol stolen from Army armory tied to Boston robbery

Jun. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services has tied a stolen Army pistol to a Boston armed robbery. Police recovered a Sig Sauer M11 semi-automatic after the street mugging in January 2016. It’s the same kind of...

Critical entities targeted in suspected Chinese cyber spying

Jun. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities. The hack of Pulse...

With Massachusetts armory theft, military guns went public

Jun. 15, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

The young barber was walking to the car after the first Saturday night party of the new year when a robber put a pistol to his head and demanded everything. Wallet, gold watch and jewelry in hand, the robber was hanging out on a dark Boston avenue when a police patrol car...

Man accused of shooting suspected catalytic converter thief

Jun. 14, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A 54-year-old man has been arrested and accused of shooting a suspected catalytic converter thief, then dragging him with his truck and leaving his body in a field south of Tacoma. According to court documents, at 3:45 a.m. Saturday someone...

Convict gets life in prison for Tennessee official's death

Jun. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of raping and killing a Tennessee corrections administrator and then escaping from prison on a farm tractor was sentenced to life without parole Monday after striking a deal with prosecutors. Curtis Ray Watson told a judge...

State prison inmate in Tucson dies; Appears to be a suicide

Jun. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prison inmate in Tucson has died and it appears to be a suicide, authorities said Monday. Arizona Corrections Department officials said 67-year-old Michael L. Ring died last Thursday “from an apparent act of self-harm by a...

Police: 5 arrested in CT after crashing stolen ride-hail car

Jun. 14, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Five teenagers crashed a stolen car in Connecticut, called a ride-hailing service, then stole the ride-hail car and crashed it, authorities said. Glastonbury Police Lt. Corey Davis said the five teens aged 15 to 18 were riding in a stolen BMW...

Police: Man took ambulance, said he was driving to hospital

Jun. 14, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man having a medical crisis stole an ambulance in Baltimore and told officers he was driving himself to the hospital, police said. When a fire department medical unit responded to a call on Seagull Avenue early Monday, police said in a news release...

New Orleans man accused of leading chase in stolen ambulance

Jun. 13, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A New Orleans man is accused of stealing an ambulance outside a New Orleans emergency room and then leading a chase through suburbs across the Mississippi River. Kevin Arnold, 33, was arrested early Sunday on charges including aggravated flight,...