A pair of Miami burglars added insult to injury during a bizarre home invasion turned sexual assault this morning. After forcing their way into a Brownsville house at gunpoint, one of the robbers proceeded to slap a helpless female victim in the face with his penis while demanding money. The robbe ... More >>
Miami Police are saying the armed robbery that occurred over the weekend at Ni.Do. Caffe might be linked to a similar incident that occurred at the District Miami a few weeks ago. According to police, on November 19 around midnight, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and balaclavas accosted the Dis ... More >>
Roger Mason Jr. was robbed of his Rolex watch at gunpoint at Ni.Do. Caffe in Miami this past Sunday evening while the Miami Heat guard was dining with his sister after his team's earlier victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. According to the Miami Police Department, four armed men entered the eatery ... More >>
Riptide isn't in the habit of giving away robbery tips, but it's pretty obvious that once you pull off your heist and get your cash you need to run like hell. Well, a quick-thinking gas station store clerk foiled a robbery attempt by suggesting that they also load up on beer. As it turns out, trying ... More >>
Taking out your iPhone to snap an Instagram pic or send a booty text late at night on Miami Beach may not be worth it. Miami Beach Police are warning residents and tourists to be careful with their smart phones after a rash of brazen armed robberies have struck the town.
The number one rule of a robbery is never leave anything behind that could identify you, yet Florida thieves lately are having a hard time following that simple guideline. Anthony Thomas is accused of stealing from a gas station in Ocala. How did cops find him? Oh, he left behind a job application ... More >>
Fast food really isn't all that fast. Especially in Miami (we've got a great work ethic in this town, don't you know), but apparently that pops up in other parts of the state. An attempted robbery at a Wendy's in Longwood, Florida, was foiled after the workers took too long complying with the woul ... More >>
Perhaps only the occasional horrors of AutoCorrect top the accidental pocket dial as the greatest nightmare of modern cellphone use. There's nothing worse than calling a person without knowing it. Especially if you happen to be talking about that person at the time.For two thieves in Naples, Florida ... More >>
Two Miami Burger Kings were targeted by an armed robber late last night, using the drive-thru windows as a point of entry. According to CBS Miami, two different Burger Kings within three miles of each other were targeted for robbery. Though the robberies seem identical, Miami police have not yet co ... More >>
Cody Conner, 17, walked into an adult novelty store in Debary with a loaded gun and intended to stick-up the cashier. Instead, the employee talked Conner out of the robbery, and actually convinced the kid to fill out a job application.Of course Conner won't be getting the job. The employee turned ... More >>
Robbery suspect Michael Lynn PierceWhat in hell is going on in Gainesville? In the past week, two different elderly residents have been tied up and beaten by brazen robbers -- the latest in a spree of such crimes dating to last summer.Today 78-year-old disabled retiree Paul Quant is recovering af ... More >>
via Hillsborough County Sheriff's OfficeJeffrey LluisOn stage in Tampa, local comedian Jeffrey Lluis told the audience that his relationship with Johnny Law wasn't fantastic: "As you just heard, I'm on probation," he says in a routine uploaded to YouTube. "I lost my job recently ... things got ki ... More >>
A strange string of robberies stared occurring earlier this month in two North Miami-Dade cities. On October 5, a female mail carrier was beaten and robbed in Miami Gardens. A similar incident occurred involving another female mail carrier in North Miami on the 14th, and on the 17th yet another m ... More >>
Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night would deter Postal Service workers from their appointed rounds, but thugs will. Three times in the past two weeks, mail carriers have been robbed with two incidents in North Miami, and a third in Miami Gardens. Two of the incidents involved beatings, while ... More >>
Surveillance footage of a SpongeBob robbery at a 7-11 three months ago.In the end, the police found SpongeBob SquarePants not in a pineapple under the sea, but hunkered down in an apartment complex off the Turnpike with three of his convenience store robbing cohorts.Last night, Orlando cops final ... More >>
Watch out for Freddy Krueger! He'll kill you in your dreams! Or, apparently, rob your grocery store. Police are on the search for a man in a Freddy Krueger Halloween mask who pulled off an armed robbery at a Food Giant grocery store this weekend.
You're a suspect in an armed robbery. Your get away car has just crashed after you've lead police on a high speed chase. You get out of the car and pull an "unknown object" that may or may not be a gun on an officer. You're shot. You're down. You're incapacitated. Does the officer then have the r ... More >>
via Flickr nebbes61I miss the old News of the Weird column. It always made me feel better to read about the ludicrous situations in other people's lives.A recent event in New Mexico had Chuck Shepard written all over it. A place called Amigo's Mexican Food was robbed by a "slim, masked man" who e ... More >>
via JustNewsAn unruly high speed car chase that lead police on a pursuit of one or possibly two armed robbery suspects through out the streets of Miami this morning ended when the driver violently crashed his car into the back of a tanker truck on I-95. The driver survived and was taken into cust ... More >>
Christopher Albert Debanos, charged in connection to a recent string of taxi cab robberiesMiami Police have arrested a suspect in a recent rash of taxi cab robberies.Christopher Albert Debanos, 21, was arrested yesterday on robbery, burglary, and gun charges in connection to as many as seven stic ... More >>
via FBIThe suspect in this mornings heist was caught on tapeThe Bank of America in Coral Gables that just weeks ago was the scene of a bizarre hostage crisis, has been robbed yet again. The latest robbery went down around 10 a.m., when a man entered with what appeared to be a gun a gave a teller ... More >>
You've been hit by, you've been struck by a dumb criminalBank robbery is not a dumb man's game. With high-tech security and cunning police, there's little room for amateurish. Even if you do manage to make off with some loot, you better have a good get away plan. That usually involves making sure ... More >>
Photo via dave_mcmt's flickr and wikimedia commons.What's gotten into Miami robbers this week? Just a few days after the made-for-Hollywood heist of a Coral Gables Bank of America -- complete with a kidnapped teller with a bomb strapped to his chest -- another gang of bandits knocked over a Wendy ... More >>
In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A congressional candidate has her purse snatched after a man points a gun at her head outside a church; some students will spend their first month of class in a fancy hotel; a traffic accident claims one life; and another storm gets a name.
In today's news roundup: The city's big brass shows up at the scene of a police-involved shooting, Miracle Mile goes up in flames, the future president of Earth visits, and a Miami Beach serial robber comes clean.
A McDonald's in Hialeah was robbed not once, but twice by a man dressed like a ninja, in head-to-toe black. Turned out the robberies were perpetrated by Michel Quiroz, an 18-year-old employee at the restaurant. He even continued to show up for work after the robberies, but eventually his co-worke ... More >>
A man, identified by a neighbor as "Enrique" and possibly in his 40s, was shot to death by robbers in Miami Lakes last night. The murder took place around 7 p.m. near the Palmetto Expressway and NW 67th Avenue.When the man arrived home, two men were waiting near his house and demanded something. The ... More >>
In 2008, a New Times investigation brought you the story of the growing problem of South American gangs targeting local jewelers in violent robberies. Illustration for New Times Broward-Palm Beach by Kyle T. Webster"Highly organized South American theft gangs" are targeting local merchants, ... More >>
Sometimes they shoot, and sometimes they kill.
Three men tried to rob a Brinks armed truck this afternoon, and one of the suspects was fatally shot according to CBS4. The robbery attempt occurred near SW 216th St and SW 103rd Court a little before 2 pm. Police put the area on lockdown while they searched for the suspects. Police are ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
Miami police busted a couple of dozen burglars yesterday, including one dude who had 59 -- yes, fifty-nine -- prior arrests. Lt. Orestes Chavez, one of the commanders who led the so-called Operation B.R.A.A.T. (Burglary, Robbery, Auto Theft Apprehension Team, gotta love the acronym), said that they ... More >>
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