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Masked gunmen carried out largest robbery in Chile’s history

Santiago - Early this morning a group of eight masked criminals intimidated the guards of a Brink’s armored truck at Santiago International Airport taking a bounty of about $10 million dollars. The heist has been called the greatest theft in Chilean history.

Former elite cop in court for armed robbery to aid charity

Vienna - In a case sounding similar to the story of Robin Hood, a former elite cop in the Viennese police special forces, was in court Tuesday to face charges for carrying out an armed robbery to allegedly finance a charitable aid project in Africa.

China authorities make record haul of illegal guns and knives

After a four-month long investigation, police in China have confiscated tens of thousands of guns and knives in what is being called the biggest weapons haul yet. Additionally, 15 people alleged to belong to a vast criminal network were arrested.

Smartphone saves Florida gas station clerk shot during robbery

Winter Garden - One shot was fired during a robbery of a Winter Garden, Florida gas station. The clerk did not realize he had been hit until he pulled out his cellphone and found a bullet embedded in it.

Chicago mother robs, rapes man at gunpoint; bond set at $75,000

Chicago - A 33-year-old Chicago man reported that he was raped and robbed at gun point in the backseat of a car after accepting a ride from a woman and her female companion.

Passing notes: Attempt to 'get stories straight' backfires

Pensacola - Three men pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to Home Invasion and Armed Robbery after a court deputy found a damning note from one of the defendants. Seems one of the men wanted to make sure his co-defendant was on the same page about the details of Dec. 25, 2012.

O.J. Simpson: New trial for '08 robbery case hinges on hearing

Las Vegas - Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson will take the stand next week in a special hearing that will determine whether the former star football star gets a new trial in the Las Vegas robbery case.

Video: Iran hangs two men publicly for armed robbery

Tehran - The Iranian authorities hanged two men in public on Monday morning for armed robbery. Alireza Mafiha and Mohammad Ali-Sorouri, aged 23 and 21, were sentenced to death by a Tehran revolutionary court. The sentence was confirmed by Iran's Supreme Court.

Gold heist in California

$2 million in gold doesn't weigh as much as it used to. Two thieves were able to walk away with gold, silver and precious stones totaling as much as $2 million on Friday.

Man robs 7-Eleven because fianceé wouldn't have sex with him

Palm Bay - This was only one of the excuses the Palm Bay, Florida man gave for robbing a 7-Eleven gas station. He also allegedly told police he needed money to pay for his car insurance.

S. Alabama University campus lockdown lifted after armed robbery

A lockdown imposed on the campus of the University of South Alabama after a robbery incident at the college dorm has been lifted. The campus was locked down after a student was robbed at gun point earlier in the day.

Armed robbery at Ancient Olympia, birthplace of Olympics

Ancient artefacts were stolen from the museum at Ancient Olympia, Greece, on Friday morning, by armed thieves who tied up a female security guard.

Obama-masked robber hits McDonald's

An armed robber stole $1,000 from a McDonald's restaurant in Florida on Saturday at 6:30am. He was predominantly wearing a mask of none other than the President himself.

Nigeria to hang a man for stealing car radio

A Nigerian High court on Friday sentenced a car mechanic to death by hanging for stealing a car stereo back in June 2002.

Op-Ed: Crimewatch – all the crooks, except the biggest ones

Tonight, BBC Television screened a ‘Crimewatch’ special, about armed robbers, but one category of robber was noticeable by their absence.

Armed robbery attempt at Stevenage Tesco Express, woman arrested Special

Stevenage - Several police units rushed to the scene of an armed robbery in progress at a Tesco Express store in the High Street, Old Stevenage on Tuesday night.

Toronto citizens stop female armed robber Special

Toronto - Toronto Police are thanking brave citizens who stopped an armed robber from escaping Thursday morning from the scene in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West area.

Chihuahua scares off armed robbers at California tobacco shop

Altadena - A tiny chihuahua has become an Internet sensation after he interrupted an armed robbery in progress at a Southern California tobacco shop and prevented it from escalating into an even worse situation.

Supergran to sell famous handbag she used to batter armed robbers

Ann Timson, the grandmother who battered six armed robbers in broad daylight, is selling the now-famous handbag on the online marketplace site eBay, with the proceeds being donated to charity.

Toronto man arrested for robbery

Richmond Hill - A Toronto man has been arrested following the robbery of the Esso Gas Station at 1485 Elgin Mills Road East in Richmond Hill Monday.

Armed robber shot dead by police after slipping on ice

Washington - A would-be armed robber, holding a gun to the head of his hostage, slipped on ice and was shot dead in a hail of bullets from as many as six police officers outside a bank in Washington DC on Friday.

Toronto couple facing 13 charges in armed robbery case

Toronto - On Wednesday morning at 5:12 a.m. Toronto Police were called to the Pioneer gas station at 198 Brown's Line in the west end to investigate an armed robbery.

Toronto Police nab four alleged jewelry store robbers

Toronto - Four people have been arrested for a jewelry store robbery that took place in January in Toronto. A 5-carat diamond ring is still missing.

Toronto Police arrest TPS civilian member

Toronto - Toronto Police arrested one of their own civilian members along with another man after an armed robbery this week. One suspect remains on the run.

Second cab driver this month robbed in Toronto

Toronto - A cab driver was robbed at knife point in the Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East area of Toronto Wednesday during the early morning.

Alaska police sends out SWAT team after pizza snatched

Four people were arrested in Anchorage, Alaska after allegedly robbing a pizza delivery person of his pizza -- at gunpoint.

Several students robbed at gunpoint near Toronto school Tuesday Special

Toronto - A man and teen are accused of brazenly robbing multiple students Tuesday during the lunch period near a school in the Leaside area of Toronto.

Armed Robbery at Toronto Japanese restaurant

Diners at Nikada Sushi Robata were robbed at gun point Monday night in Toronto. Two men in masks broke into the establishment demanding cash, jewelry and cellphones from frightened patrons.

Armed Robbers Leave City Of Gothenburg In A State Of Chaos

Gothenburg, Sweden was the scene of a very sophisticated robbery on Tuesday. Armed robbers attacked the main post office and left a wave of confusion that almost completely paralysed the city.
 

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Around 100 000 euros recovered from an armed robbery in Vienna  Austria
Around 100,000 euros recovered from an armed robbery in Vienna, Austria
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Surveillance images of robbery suspect wanted in the shooting of a gas station clerk.
Surveillance images of robbery suspect wanted in the shooting of a gas station clerk.
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In this photo  O.J. Simpson appears during court.
In this photo, O.J. Simpson appears during court.
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Smartphone that stopped a bullet aimed at a gas station clerk during robbery.
Smartphone that stopped a bullet aimed at a gas station clerk during robbery.
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Police were quickly on the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Tesco Express in Stevenage. Roads ...
Police were quickly on the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Tesco Express in Stevenage. Roads were blocked off and access for pedestrians denied. Police tape was up to prevent the crime scene becoming infiltrated. A woman was arrested outside the store.
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