Woman Refuses to Hand Phone Over to Mugger, Gets Shot Instead

A woman in Harris County, Texas has been treated for injuries after being shot in the head for not handing over her cell phone during a mugging. Was a phone really worth it? » 7/21/14 5:00pm 7/21/14 5:00pm

To Catch a Thief Realness: Yet Another Jewelry Heist in Cannes

Last week, Chopard jewelry was stolen from a hotel room in Cannes, during the film festival, specifically the same night as the premiere of The Bling Ring. Somehow, the festival has forged ahead, though perhaps ever-so-slightly less radiant. Today, the AP reports that there's been another robbery: » 5/23/13 5:30pm 5/23/13 5:30pm

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Was Robbed at Machete-Point

He thought he was on vacation from all the usual battling that goes on in the Supreme Court, but little did Justice Stephen Breyer know, he was in for a much bigger fight. He and his wife, along with two other guests, were in their vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis last week when an intruder came in with… » 2/13/12 9:45pm 2/13/12 9:45pm

Novak Djokovic Fan Is Tragically Robbed of Her Chance to Fondle His…


So much for tennis fans being polite. Earlier today, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in an epic match to win the Australian Open, which lasted nearly 6 hours—the longest Grand Slam singles final in history. He decided to celebrate by throwing one of his extra shirts up to a fan in the stands, but it didn't quite go… » 1/29/12 8:45pm 1/29/12 8:45pm

Police Suggest You Conduct Your Craigslist Transactions Down at the…


Police in Milwaukee are offering a unique service: they'll let you conduct your Craigslist transactions inside the police station, to prevent you from being robbed. Handy! The idea came about after a big uptick in robberies that occurred during the hand-off of goods sold on Craigslist. Police officer Lisa Staffold… » 1/25/12 12:05am 1/25/12 12:05am

Pregnant Shoplifter Attacks Store Employee With Hairspray She Was…


A pregnant woman in South Carolina was trying to lift a few things from a beauty supply store when one of the store's employees caught her red-handed. Rather than admit she was wrong and return the goods, Alexis Sade Hayes went on the attack. She hit the employee in the head with a can of hairspray she'd been… » 1/17/12 11:05pm 1/17/12 11:05pm

Tiny Little Monkey Returned Safely To Zoo After He Was Stolen


In a nice turn of events (for once!), last night an adorable squirrel monkey who'd been stolen from the San Francisco Zoo was returned to his owners unharmed after missing for two days. The monkey, whose name is Banana Sam (which might be the perfect monkey name) was "hungry, trembling and thirsty" when he was… » 1/01/12 6:30pm 1/01/12 6:30pm

Woman Draws Beard On Her Face To Rob Bank

After years of men using women's pantyhose during robberies, a woman has finally turned to masculine accouterment to disguise her identity — though everyone saw right through it. Witnesses say a woman who was dressed as a man and had a "drawn on" beard walked into a branch of the Bank of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, told… » 8/02/11 10:00am 8/02/11 10:00am

Female Robber Dons Mask, Cops Spend 7 Years Looking For "Male Suspect"

Seven years ago, Alison Jane Lee, 41, wore a mask low over her face and pulled a gun on two convenience stores within a matter of minutes. » 3/19/11 3:30pm 3/19/11 3:30pm

Teens Robbed Woman Because She Was Pregnant

Three Cincinnati teenagers tried to rob a woman Wednesday, choosing her as their victim because she was pregnant and therefore "vulnerable." One shot her in the hip, landing her in the hospital. » 2/11/11 5:18pm 2/11/11 5:18pm

Watch A Woman Fight Off Six Burglars With Her Handbag

If you spotted six men trying to break into a jewelry store with sledgehammers, would you attack them with your handbag? See how this elderly woman in Northampton, England managed to foil a robbery with just her purse-swinging skills. » 2/08/11 1:30pm 2/08/11 1:30pm

Criminal Mastermind Steals Girl Scouts' Cookie Money

While Girl Scout Vanessa Bergeron, 7, was selling cookies with her mother and another Scout outside a Palm Beach shopping center, a woman drove up and snatched $92. She then sped off, presumably to shake down babies for their candy. » 1/27/11 9:22am 1/27/11 9:22am

Ladies Rob Bank, Stop To Google

Brittney Sykes and Emma Westhusing robbed a bank on Monday in Portland, but got busted: There was a tracking device hidden in the cash and instead of ditching it, one Googled it while the other hid it in her Hyundai. » 12/09/10 2:18pm 12/09/10 2:18pm

Robber Done In By His Interest In Sex And The City

Earlier this week, New York police arrested a man for allegedly breaking into his neighbors apartment and stealing a jar containing $300. Investigators caught the thief after finding his fingerprints all over a Sex And The City DVD. » 9/16/10 7:28pm 9/16/10 7:28pm

A Baby Is This Season's Hot New Robbery Accessory

Three robbers were caught on surveillance cameras using a baby as a decoy. A woman holding the baby knocked on a Manhattan apartment door, then when the victim opened the door, two armed men stole money and an iPhone. » 9/09/10 11:21am 9/09/10 11:21am

Man Dons Burqa To Rob Maryland Bank

On Tuesday, a man wearing a burqa and armed with a gun robbed a bank in Maryland. Montgomery County police described the thief as a man of unknown race with a "Middle Eastern" accent. » 8/13/10 1:20pm 8/13/10 1:20pm

Great-Grandma Bites Muggers

After a couple snatched her purse at a Florida gas station, 73-year-old Patricia Robertson bit the man, then clung to their getaway car, getting dragged several feet. They were arrested after a bystander saw the commotion and called 911. » 7/29/10 4:07pm 7/29/10 4:07pm

Hamburglar Robs McDonald's With Underwear On Her Face

A middle-aged woman robbed the cash register at an Oklahoma McDonald's Tuesday — while wearing men's underwear paper-clipped to her face. Fast food fans beware — this cunningly disguised real-life hamburglar is still at large! » 7/22/10 6:30pm 7/22/10 6:30pm

Man Robs Woman, Then Asks Her For A Date

Columbus, Ohio police say 20-year-old Stephfon Bennett robbed a couple in their home on Sunday with two other men, then returned two hours later to ask the woman out. She recognized him and he was arrested. [N.Y. Daily News] » 9/10/09 11:40am 9/10/09 11:40am

More Charges For Accused Craigslist Killer As Officials Push To…

Yesterday, Philip Markoff was charged in Rhode Island with assaulting a stripper in a hotel. Today, attorneys general from three states are meeting with Craigslist's lawyers to urge a ban on its "erotic services" section. » 5/05/09 9:20am 5/05/09 9:20am