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Bank robbed on North Side Friday morning
A man robbed a Chase Bank branch in the Lincoln Park area Friday morning, according to the FBI.The robbery occurred about 9:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Fullerton Avenue, the FBI said.The robber was wearing a black ski mask, blue jeans and a black sweatshirt.Check back for updates.
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Bank robbery Bank Robbery
Sister of Bronx bodega worker killed by police slams NYPD
The sister of a Bronx bodega clerk killed by a cop ripped the NYPD for having no regard for her brother's life.
171 points by Daily News | Robbery Theft Royal Marines English-language films Sibling Officer
Source: Vehicle used in robbery of CPD officer recovered
A man was facing weapons charges Tuesday night after he was stopped while driving a vehicle used in the robbery of an off-duty Chicago Police officer.
17 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Robbery Police
Murder suspect who broke cuffs to escape linked to string of other violent crimes
In the weeks leading up to a fatal shooting over a trivial argument outside a North Las Vegas McDonald's, the alleged shooter, who later made headlines for shedding his handcuffs and escaping ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Nevada Crime Nellis Air Force Base Clark County Nevada Robbery Police Constable
Man charged with robbing off-duty officer in Lakeview
A Near North Side man has been charged with robbing an off-duty Chicago police officer at gunpoint in Lakeview on Saturday, according to police and court records. Kendall Hammond, 18, is charged with armed robbery, disarming a police officer and aggravated assault of a police officer, according...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Crime Theft Robbery Crimes Burglary Assault Week-day names Constable
Man sentenced to 12 years for Fargo restaurant robbery
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and injuring a Fargo restaurant employee during a robbery has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Carl Smith is one of five people charged in federal court for the September 2015 robbery at a Taco John's restaurant. Authorities say Smith ...
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Boy charged with stealing truck from Woodstock driveway
A boy, suspected of additional vehicle thefts, is charged with stealing a Chevy truck from a driveway in northwest suburban Woodstock.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Automobile Mobil Theft Crime Larceny Motor vehicle Burglary Robbery
Crook snatches $600 from bra of 93-year-old woman in wheelchair
A lowlife grabbed a wad of cash from a 93-year-old woman’s bra as she sat in a wheelchair in a Harlem store Wednesday afternoon.
1784 points by Daily News | Theft Robbery Crime English-language films Brassiere Victim American films Old age
Suspect in Drake tour bus theft is a homeless janitor
The suspect accused of stealing jewelry from Drake’s tour bus during the rapper’s Phoenix concert is a homeless man who works as a janitor. Travion Lamar King, 21, was released on his own recognizance on one count each of burglary and theft, according to court documents made available Thursday. Police say King entered the bus...
5 points by New York Post | Phoenix Arizona Theft Burglary Victim Mary J. Blige Prince Nathan Drake Robbery
This guy is the worst person in New York
It doesn’t get much lower than this. A thief robbed a wheelchair-bound, 95-year-old East Harlem woman — by reaching into her bra and stealing an envelope full of cash. Maria Vasquez was shopping for new shoes on Wednesday inside of Regines Clothing Boutique on East 116th Street when the crook peeped over and saw her...
26016 points by New York Post | Theft Undergarment Money Manhattan Robbery Brassiere Holds of Pern Cash
Suspect in Drake tour bus theft a homeless janitor
PHOENIX (AP) - The suspect accused of stealing jewelry from Drake's tour bus during the rapper's Phoenix concert is a homeless man who works as a janitor. Travion Lamar King was released on his own recognizance Wednesday on one count each of burglary and theft. Court documents say King lives ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Burglary Theft English-language films Robbery Week-day names Criminal law Crimes Theft Act 1968
NE Philly man arrested in home invasion, armed robbery
A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in a pair of armed robberies in the city's Rhawnhurst section Wednesday night - one of which involved a home invasion and the pistol whipping of a 53-year-old man, police said Thursday.
1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Robbery Crime Theft Home invasion Victim
Garfield Heights detectives arrest suspect in restaurant robberies (video)
Detectives have arrested a man who is a suspect in a robbery and an attempted robbery at restaurants in Garfield Heights. Watch video GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery and an attempted robbery at restaurants in Garfield Heights. The man taken into custody Wednesday matches the description of a man involved in robberies at Marco's Pizza and Burger King. Detectives are still working to gather evidence that could link him to those incidents, police said. The man has not been charged in either robbery but is expected to be charged in the purse snatching, police said. Details of that incident were not immediately available. The Aug. 31 robbery at Marco's Pizza and the Sept. 4 attempted robbery at Burger King involved a man in dark clothes covering his face with a white shirt or cloth, according to police reports. Detectives released surveillance video from the Marco's Pizza robbery and are asking the public to help identify the man. Witnesses said a man entered the restaurant just before 8:30 p.m. and confronted a cashier. He showed her a gun in his waistband before he said "I'm not playing, all of it," the cashier told police. The man left the store with approximately $400 from the cash register. He left the area on a bicycle, witnesses said. The man did not take any cash during the attempted robbery at Burger King, according to a police report. The man entered the restaurant just after 9:30 p.m. and demanded a cashier "give him everything." The cashier ignored him because she believed it was a prank. When she realized he was serious she became too afraid to move. The man, who appeared to be holding a note in his hand, became frustrated and ran out of the restaurant, the report says. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Garfield Heights Police Department's detective bureau at 216-475-5686. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
41 points by The Plain Dealer | Crime Police Detective Surveillance Criminal Investigation Department Robbery Detective fiction Theft
Turkish tourist killed in Orlando's tourist corridor
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Turkish tourist on his honeymoon was killed during an armed robbery in front of his wife in the heart of Orlando's tourist district. Authorities say 52-year-old Osman Darcan died early Thursday from multiple gunshots fired by a robber who was trying to steal his wife's ...
101 points by The Washington Times | United States Robbery Crime Theft Piracy English-language films Florida Tourism
Police: Suspect fatally shot during Carpentersville store robbery
A person was fatally shot during a robbery Wednesday night in northwest suburban Carpentersville.
4 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Robbery Shot glass According to Jim
2 Dallas brothers gets prison for holdups, wore Bulls caps
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say two Dallas brothers who wore Chicago Bulls caps while committing several armed robberies are going to prison for dozens of years. Prosecutors in Dallas say 27-year-old Cedric Ray Jones and 31-year-old Damien Antoine Jones in 2015 pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to robbery and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Piracy Robbery
Taneytown woman sentenced six years for string of armed robberies
A Taneytown woman was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for her participation in a string of 2015 armed robberies. Ann Marie Knights, 22, of the unit block of Middle Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in January. Presiding Judge...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Crime Drug addiction Robbery Theft Addiction Piracy Heroin
Woman who headed group that helped crime victims to be tried on charges of stealing from the agency
Stephanie Mayweather, accused of stealing more than $15,000 from a Philadelphia crime-victims support group she once directed, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on felony theft charges.
10 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Theft Crime Judge Victim Criminal law Misdemeanor Crimes Robbery
Bret Michaels’ cellphone stolen during New Hampshire gig
Ex-Poison frontman Bret Michaels says two thieves stole his cellphone while he was onstage during a recent performance in New Hampshire
69 points by The Boston Globe | Burglary Criminal law Theft Crime Misdemeanor Robbery Crimes Larceny
Summer 2016 safest for NYC in 25 years despite J'Ouvert violence
The bloodshed at the J’Ouvert celebration provided a violent coda to the safest New York summer in 25 years, city officials said Tuesday.
329 points by Daily News | Crimes Assault Crime Murder Misdemeanor Theft Robbery Battery
‘I’d rather be in jail’: Kansas man robs a bank to flee ‘situation’ with his wife
Family life has pushed a Kansas man over the edge. After robbing a bank to get away from his wife, the desperate husband told officials he would rather live in jail than at home. Read Full Article at RT.com
307 points by Russia Today | Robbery Money United States dollar Bank robbery Currency Security guard Surveillance Theft
Man gets at least 25 years in prison for home invasion death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for a central Ohio home invasion robbery in which his accomplice was strangled during a brawl with the home's occupants. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2c6KXk9 ) reports 33-year-old Michael Long ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Crimes Home invasion Columbus Ohio Criminal law Life imprisonment Murder Crime Robbery
Catalytic converter thefts are still smoking hot
Thefts of automobile catalytic converters are rising in the U.S., and California drivers are the top victims. Thefts of the antipollution devices, which reduce harmful emissions in passenger cars, SUVs and trucks, rose substantially between 2008 and 2015, according to new data from the National...
241 points by Los Angeles Times | Catalytic converter Crime Theft Automobile Palladium Rhodium Larceny Robbery
2012 mistaken identity cop-shoot victim was not given aid: video
Lawyers for Reynaldo Cuevas' family say the city NYPD has engaged in a "coverup."
260 points by Daily News | Robbery New York City Theft Manhattan The Bronx Criminal law Burglary New York City Police Department
Police: Man shot in head while trying to rob house in Wissinoming

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Robbery Firearm Handgun Gun The Philadelphia Inquirer Home invasion Cannon The Inquirer
Alleged Baltimore firebomber is denied bail; attorney says he has alibi
A Baltimore judge denied bail Wednesday for alleged firebomber Antonio Wright, saying there were no conditions of release that would ensure public safety. District Judge William M. Dunn cited the Baltimore man's criminal record, including an armed robbery and multiple failures to appear in court,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Crimes Criminal law Crime Police Murder Baltimore Robbery State's Attorney
3 charged with armed robbery in Glenview
Three people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery on Tuesday in north suburban Glenview.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Week-day names Wednesday Cook County Illinois Milwaukee Avenue Thai solar calendar Crime Robbery
Police: 2 gas stations robbed about 8 miles apart
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - State police are investigating two robberies at gas stations in New Castle County. The first occurred around 4:20 a.m. Saturday at a Shell station on Christiana Road in Newark. Police say a man armed with a handgun demanded cash and cigarettes and left in a vehicle. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Delaware New Castle County Delaware Wilmington Delaware Crime The Washington Times Face Station Robbery
Man suspected in 5 bank robberies strikes again in Alsip
A man suspected in five suburban bank robberies since December struck again Thursday evening in south suburban Alsip.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Bank robbery Bank Federal Bureau of Investigation Robbery United Kingdom John Dillinger Waco Siege Emmett Till
The bitter taste of Madagascar vanilla
In the world's top vanilla exporting country farmers live in poverty and constant fear of losing their crop to theft.
13 points by Al Jazeera English | Vanilla Madagascar Theft Sava Region Larceny Robbery Poverty Comoros
2 arrested for carjacking, running over Oroville Dam evacuee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested two people accused of carjacking and running over a man preparing to flee when authorities ordered those living downstream from the Oroville Dam to evacuate. Butte County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that 27-year-old Cody Bowles and 31-year-old Lucia Ripley were arrested Friday in ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Butte County California Theft Robbery Crime Oroville California Crimes Lake Oroville Burglary
Rice students use iPhone app to help catch armed robbers
Rice University students robbed at gunpoint Friday evening used an iPhone app to help campus police arrest the robbers and recover their stolen goods.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Crime Theft Mobile phone Robbery App Store
Blue Island cops injured pursuing alleged car thieves
Two Blue Island police officers were injured early Saturday morning after crashing into a vehicle allegedly being driven by armed robbers, police said. The incident began at about 12:45 a.m. when three suspects stole a black Infinity at gunpoint in the 1400 block of West 127th Street in Calumet...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cook County Illinois Robbery Chicago metropolitan area Theft Transport
Hatton Garden ringleader admits role in earlier 1 million pound heist
Daniel UriaFeb. 18 (UPI) -- One of the ringleaders in England's largest jewelry heist admitted to stealing 1 million pounds of valuables in another burglary five years earlier.
2 points by UPI | Theft United Press International Robbery Burglary Million Crimes Jewellery Gemstone
Armed robbery reported in unincorporated Palatine Township
Authorities are investigating the armed robbery of a gas station in northwest suburban unincorporated Palatine Township on Tuesday.
6 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Police Cook County Illinois Sheriff United States Constable Coroner Robbery Black-and-white films
Henderson police arrest 6 suspected of multiple residential burglaries
The six suspects were arrested Thursday after police received tips, surveillance footage and photos from concerned citizens, according to the Henderson Police Department.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Criminal law Theft Crime Constable Robbery Chief of police Burglary Aaron Eckhart
Man shot by Hudson officer had pot in system; Public Square closer to buses' return; inmate threatens Trump: Overnight News Links
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2 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Greater Cleveland Frank G. Jackson Ohio Akron Ohio Cleveland Robbery Lorain County Ohio
Ohio inmate accused of threatening Donald Trump, other officials
Also, Some of the letters mailed by Rodney Cydrus, 47, of Chillicothe, Ohio, contained white powder, which turned to be harmless. Rodney CydrusOhio Department of Corrections  CINCINNATI, Ohio -- An inmate in a prison in southwest Ohio is accused of mailing threatening letters about Donald Trump and other lawmakers, reports say. Some of the letters mailed by Rodney Cydrus, 47, of Chillicothe, Ohio, contained white powder, which turned to be harmless, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He mailed letters five separate times between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, threatening Trump, federal judges, the FBI and the Federal Public Defender's Office, according to wcpo.com. Four of the letters were sent to the FBI and the fifth to the public defender's office. He was indicted in federal court on Wednesday. Cydrus already is imprisoned at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio, on charges that include arson, theft, breaking and entering, burglary and aggravated robbery, records show. Another 10 years could be added to his prison term if he's found guilty of mailing threatening communications. His current sentence is scheduled to end in April 2024, records show. To comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments page.
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Theft Robbery Burglary Criminal justice Crime Cincinnati Criminal law The Cincinnati Enquirer
Deputies search for gas station robbers

1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Sheriff Sheriffs in the United States Police Coroner Crime Robbery Theft Convenience store
Cleveland man stabbed in face, kicks robber in groin during home invasion
A 68-year-old man was stabbed in the face during a home invasion in Cleveland's Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 68-year-old man kicked a robber in the groin after he was stabbed in the face during a home invasion in the city's Brooklyn Centre neighborhood. The man was taken to MetroHealth Wednesday in critical condition, police said. No arrests have been made, but police listed a suspect in the police report. The attack happened about 6:15 p.m. at the man's home on West 33rd Street, between Denison and Archwood avenues. The robber pushed his way into the man's apartment, police said. He demanded the man's keys and wallet. He threatened to kill him and stabbed him in the face with a box cutter, according to police reports. The man fought back and kicked the robber in the groin, according to police. The robber stabbed him a few more times while shoving him into a back room, police reports say. The robber grabbed the man's keys and stole his 2007 Chevrolet Impala, police reports say. Neighbors told police they heard loud screams and heard the 68-year-old man gasping for air in the hallway. They found him bleeding from the face and tried to help stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the stab wounds, according to police.  Officers found the man lying in a pool of blood in the hallway. They also reported seeing a trail of blood through the man's apartment, according to police reports.   The man told police he knew the robber because he gave him a ride to Bedford on Tuesday, police reports say. Later that day, the robber took the man's phone, but the man was able to get it back, according to police reports. The apartment manager told police the suspect is illegally squatting in the apartment after a conviction for abduction in April. If you would like to comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments section. 
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Robbers caught on camera stealing pain pills from Brooklyn store
Cops are searching for a pair of burglars caught on camera breaking into a Brooklyn supermarket and stealing boxes of pain meds.
28 points by Daily News | Brooklyn New York City Theft Robbery Burglary Law enforcement English-language films Surveillance
No looting but some burglaries during Oroville Dam evacuation, Sheriff says
Updates: New storms approach, but officials confident Oroville Dam and spillways will hold up Feb. 15, 2017, 8:31 p.m. The rain has started to return in Northern California and will continue over the next few days, but officials aren't as concerned about the upcoming weather so much as the damage...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Theft Oroville California Lake Oroville Robbery Butte County California United States Burglary Weather
Ex-East Cleveland mayor to run in Cleveland; man shot, killed in Akron; inmate dies in medical emergency: Overnight News Links
Also, Brush High School hockey player who died had no diagnosed medical conditions, family says; Demotion of Cleveland airport whistleblower appears to have been in retaliation, OSHA finds; Justin Bieber accused of attacking man in downtown Cleveland Watch video Featured stories Former East Cleveland mayor will run for Cleveland mayor (WJW Channel 8) Man dies after getting shot during fight, crashing vehicle into pole (WEWS Channel 5) Woman charged in drug case dies after 'medical emergency' at Cuyahoga County Jail (cleveland.com) Crime Justin Bieber accused of attacking man in downtown Cleveland (cleveland.com) Akron man charged with arson in explosion that leveled home (cleveland.com) Investigators searching for man who robbed Woodmere bank (photos) (cleveland.com) Cleveland man who carjacked St. Rocco's Festival-goer then caused fatal crash is sent to prison (cleveland.com) Man charged in Cleveland cellphone store armed robbery (cleveland.com) Parma man charged in high-speed police pursuit (cleveland.com) Lorain woman accused of hitting man with van (Lorain Morning Journal) Lorain student reports possible abduction attempt (Lorain Morning Journal) Lorain man faces sixth drunken-driving charge in 14 years (cleveland.com) Cleveland puppy killer who skipped sentencing turns herself in (cleveland.com) Man accused of following Case Western students, fondling self at Panera Bread in University Circle (cleveland.com) Cleveland man charged in connection with two Ohio City bank robberies (cleveland.com) Cleveland / Cuyahoga County Demotion of Cleveland airport whistleblower appears to have been in retaliation, OSHA finds (cleveland.com) Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove reports rough financial year for hospital in 2016 (cleveland.com) Bail reform gets liberal rap but can be bipartisan: 6 states that prove it (cleveland.com) Residents demand Cleveland Public Power make Rockefeller Park lighting repairs (WEWS Channel 5) Cleveland area Applebee's holding fundraisers for fallen Officer David Fahey (WKYC Channel 3) Local news East Brush High School hockey player who died had no diagnosed medical conditions, family says (cleveland.com) Parents at Heights High wanted to be told about student's current felony criminal case (WEWS Channel 5) Pet rescue sues Lake Humane Society after seizure of more than 150 cats (WOIO Channel 19) Immigration law firm holds 'Know Your Rights' workshop at Painesville library (cleveland.com) Local news West Lorain County, cities of Elyria and Lorain join suit against Medical Mutual of Ohio (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram) Discovery of asbestos blocks Elyria library renovation plan (Elyria Chronicle-Telegram) Norwalk woman's obituary raps Trump (Sandusky Register) Akron / Canton area University of Akron to sell president's house after nearly $1 million in work (cleveland.com) Summa violations include inadequate emergency room teaching experience, hostile work environment (Akron Beacon Journal) Akron Public Schools 'State-of-the-Schools' (WKYC Channel 3) New penguins, a red panda and other critters now call the Akron Zoo home (Akron Beacon Journal) Barberton to host Better Block to help brand business district (cleveland.com) State Fourth Ohio child dies of flu-related illness: What you need to know (cleveland.com) Sen. Rob Portman will support Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court (cleveland.com) Ohio congress members Marcia Fudge, Tim Ryan back Jaime Harrison of SC for DNC chair (cleveland.com) Gov. John Kasich headed for Germany, England (Associated Press) Marsy's Law for Ohio begins campaign for crime victim ballot initiative (cleveland.com) Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraints (video) (cleveland.com) Man killed in officer-involved shooting in west Columbus (nbc4i.com)
4 points by The Plain Dealer | Akron Ohio Greater Cleveland Ohio Cuyahoga County Ohio Cleveland WOIO Lorain County Ohio Robbery
Person in custody after Skokie pharmacy robbed with BB gun
A man was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly robbed a north suburban Skokie pharmacy with a BB gun.
10 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Robbery Crime
St. Charles man charged with armed robbery of 7-Eleven
A man has been charged with the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven on Monday in west suburban St. Charles.
4 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Robbery
Man charged in Cleveland cellphone store armed robbery
Tarence Ashford, 25, of Cleveland, has been charged in a Feb. 4 armed robbery at a cellphone store, court records show. CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland man has been charged in connection with a Feb. 4 armed robbery of a West Side cellphone store. Tarence Ashford, 25, was charged with aggravated robbery in a warrant filed Monday. He is not in police custody.  Ashford was one of two men who robbed a Verizon Wireless store on Triskett Road, just north of Lorain Avenue, on Feb. 4, according to a charging document. Ashford and the other man walked into the store about 1 p.m. and asked an employee about phones, a police report states. The robbers put on masks and forced the employee into a back room. The duo demanded that the employee hand over cash, the report says. The employee gave the robbers $400 from the safe and $200 from the store's cash register, the report says. The robbers also took the employee's keys before leaving the store. Investigators identified Ashford as one of the robbers through surveillance video from the store, as well as a Crime Stoppers tip, the court document says. The second robbery suspect was also identified in the Crime Stoppers tip, but he has not been formally charged. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
97 points by The Plain Dealer | Robbery Theft Piracy Crime
5 teens arrested in Jonesboro theft of dozens of guns
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Police say five teenagers have been arrested for stealing at least 64 guns from a pawn shop in Jonesboro. Police spokesman Paul Holmes told reporters that two 16-year-olds and three 17-year-olds were arrested Tuesday for the Feb. 5 burglary. Holmes says a sixth teenager was arrested ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Crime Theft Robbery Burglary Theft Act 1968 Educational psychology
Cleveland man charged in connection with two Ohio City bank robberies
A Cleveland man is charged in connection with two recent bank robberies in the city's Ohio City neighborhood. Mark LloydCleveland Division of FBI  CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The FBI is searching for a man wanted in connection with two bank robberies in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood. An aggravated robbery warrant was issued Tuesday against Mark Lloyd, 31, according to court documents. He is accused of robbing Ohio Savings Bank on West 25th Street Jan. 30 and robbing PNC on West 25th Street Feb. 13, an FBI spokeswoman says. Investigators are asking the public for help in tracking down Lloyd, who they say should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen in the West 25th Street area, according to the spokeswoman. Lloyd has a gun-shaped tattoo under his right eye, the FBI says. He's 5-feet 9-inches and weighs about 150 pounds. Lloyd walked into the Ohio Savings Bank on Jan. 30 and handed a teller a note that read "Give me $2,500 in cash and I will not shoot you," court documents say. He made off with $918, records say. Lloyd flashed a gun in his waistband during that robbery and also had a gun during the PNC robbery, the spokeswoman says. Anyone with information on Lloyd's whereabouts should contact the Cleveland Division of the FBI, Cleveland police, or Crimestoppers. Tips can remain anonymous and reward money is being offered.  To comment on this story, please visit cleveland.com's crime and courts comments page. 
3 points by The Plain Dealer | Bank robbery Robbery Federal Bureau of Investigation
Cleveland man arrested following two robberies, car crash on city's West Side
A Cleveland man is charged in connection with two Feb. 10 robberies in the city's Brooklyn Centre and Old Brooklyn neighborhoods. Clifton Williams IIICuyahoga County jail  CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland man is accused of committing two robberies in the same day, including one incident in which he targeted a group of teens and pistol-whipped one. Clifton Williams III, 18, is charged with first-degree aggravated robbery. He appeared for arraignment Monday in Cleveland Municipal Court, where a judge set his bond at $100,000 and bound his case over to a Cuyahoga County grand jury. Williams is accused in two Feb. 10 robberies less than two miles apart in the city's Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods. The first incident happened about 11:30 p.m. on Archwood Avenue near West 37th Street. Four boys between the ages of 13 and 16 were in a driveway when a van rolled up and two men got out, according to a Cleveland police report. The duo pulled out guns, ordered the group to the ground and pistol-whipped one of the boys, police say. The pair robbed one teen of his pants and keys, and another of his backpack, tennis shoes and polo shirt. The robbers also made off with a phone, chargers and a second pair of tennis shoes, the report says. As officers arrived at the scene, a second robbery was reported on Memphis Avenue near West 41st Street. Victims in that incident offered similar descriptions of the robbers and their van, the report says. Within moments, police learned of a van driving the wrong way down a one-way street as it followed a second car, the report says. At least one of the vehicles then crashed near West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue. Police found Williams and a boy walking nearby, and arrested both after the boy tried to run away, the report says. Officers found the boy wearing a pair of tennis shoes that matched the description of those stolen during the first robbery. A phone stolen from Memphis Avenue was also recovered, the report says. Detectives filed court documents on Sunday asking that Williams be given a high bond in the case. They said Williams was already charged in a 26-count indictment for charges that include aggravated robbery and kidnapping. Some of those counts stem from an Aug. 30 robbery at the Good Times Cafe on East 55th Street in the city's North Broadway neighborhood. In that case, two armed men held guns to the heads of a bar employee and patron, then made off with cash, phones, cards, a Taser and a handgun, according to police reports. Court documents say Williams failed to appear for a court hearing in that case, then lied to police about his identity when they arrested him Feb. 10.  To comment on this story, please visit cleveland.com's crime and courts comment section. 
-2 points by The Plain Dealer | Robbery Theft Crime
Police catch suspects in robbery at Cromwell parking garage
Police accused two men of robbing someone at gunpoint on the second floor of the parking garage at Cromwell Las Vegas late night Tuesday.
35 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Crime English-language films Theft Hotel Las Vegas Strip Robbery Parking