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{FD} Oregon stolen car suspect picked up by fake Lyft driver in another stolen car, cops say

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A suspect who abandoned a stolen car was picked up by a driver in another stolen car that had a glowing sign for the Lyft ride-sharing service, according to police. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago car wash employee allegedly steals woman’s vehicle first day on the job

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A Chicago woman was left baffled Saturday when a car wash employee allegedly stole her car after he was done drying it. Continue reading

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{FD} Thief in NY files typo-filled lawsuit after he was shot while robbing store

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He’s a lousy crook — and an even worse jailhouse lawyer. Continue reading

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{FD} Thief in NY sues after being shot while robbing store

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He’s a lousy crook — and an even worse jailhouse lawyer. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida couple takes Walmart motorized shopping cart on joyride to bar, police say

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A man and his girlfriend have been busted in Florida for joyriding in a motorized shopping cart from Walmart to a local dive bar. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosthetic arm points California deputies to 3 burglary suspects

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Investigators in California were pointed in the right direction after a prosthetic arm that was reported stolen last week was spotted in the alleged burglars’ car, leading to arrests. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts man caught breaking into home, and making sure the dog doesn’t get out

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A suspect who allegedly broke into a home in Massachusetts earlier this month was kind enough to make sure the family dog didn’t get loose, after he realized a security camera was watching his every move. Continue reading

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{FD} New York boy, 14, pretends to help blind man, robs him while posing as cop

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A 14-year-old boy in New York allegedly pretended to be a police officer and stole a blind man’s wallet at a subway station last week, police said on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of beating New York college professor during fatal ATM attack blames ‘bad spirits’

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An elderly college professor died on Thursday after after being savagely beaten for $300 at an ATM on the streets of New York City earlier in the week. Continue reading

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{FD} California man caught breakdancing on video after breaking into building, police say

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A man in California was caught on camera busting a move before he got busted by police for allegedly stealing a laptop last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Caught on camera: Nebraska police nab teen for trying to swipe cat

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Nebraska police said they have nabbed a young woman seen on surveillance footage trying to swipe an 8-year-old cat lounging on a house porch. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC muggers jump teen for $2G Air Jordans, which turn out to be fake

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Three New York City muggers jumped a teen for his expensive-looking sneakers that turned out to be fakes, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama student arrested for allegedly pulling down female jogger’s pants, stealing women’s underwear

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A University of Alabama student was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly assaulted a female jogger by pulling down her pants and later breaking into a nearby home and stealing women’s underwear, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon man had $50G worth of stolen Lego sets in his home, police say

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An Oregon man was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing Legos and other products and selling them online for large sums, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-con admits swiping museum’s $600,000 gold bar from Florida Keys shipwreck

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Florida prosecutors have obtained a guilty plea in the theft of a $600,000 gold bar that had been recovered from the 1622 shipwreck of a Spanish galleon off Key West. Continue reading

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{FD} Exotic butterfly thief arrested in Ohio, police say

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Ohio police have nabbed the brazen thief they say made off with a rare butterfly from an Ohio botanical garden exhibit two weeks ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Father turns son in after teen brags about breaking into hundreds of cars, police say

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A Houston father turned his son into police after the teen bragged about breaking into hundreds of vehicles and stealing a police officer’s gun and other equipment from a cop car, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas teen’s car stolen, totaled after he stops to help at crash scene

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A Texas teen says his car was totaled after he stopped at an accident scene and it was stolen– by the driver of the wrecked vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} Much of dynamite stolen from Pennsylvania construction site is recovered, ATF says

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More than 350 pounds of dynamite stolen from a work site in Lancaster County, Pa., last weekend has been recovered, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Theft of $1.2M in fajitas results in 50-year prison sentence

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A former juvenile justice department employee from Texas was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas with county funds. Continue reading

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{FD} Bold thief steals rare, colorful butterfly from Ohio conservatory

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A brazen thief was caught on camera stealing an exotic butterfly from an exhibit at an Ohio conservatory, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Scottie Pippen has $50G worth of tractors, equipment stolen from farm, cops say

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Former NBA star Scottie Pippen had $50,000 worth of equipment — including two tractors — stolen from his family farm in Arkansas, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

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A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say. Continue reading

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{FD} Man impersonated soldier, ran off with $100G marquise diamond, police say

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A man is accused of impersonating a soldier, fabricating a story about an engagement and stealing a $100,000 diamond from a store in Washington state, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Man stole ticket from Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game, police say

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A Louisiana man this week had a valuable World Series ticket from New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game — the only perfect game thrown during a World Series — stolen by a homeless man he had befriended, according to authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Man discovers escaped criminal hiding in his closet

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Herman Jackson of Merritt, Fla., said he was shocked to find Alex Koretsky, 27, hiding in his closet while on the run from police. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI recovers valuable Chagall painting stolen in New York City 30 years ago

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The FBI has recovered a valuable Marc Chagall painting that was swiped from a New York City apartment nearly 30 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan man reported fake school shooting to divert cops before robbing bank, FBI says

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A Michigan man called authorities to report fake crimes — including a school shooting — in order to divert cops while he robbed a bank, the FBI said. Continue reading

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{FD} Nun carjacked at gunpoint in DC, police say

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Police have arrested a man who they say carjacked a nun at gunpoint while dressed in her full habit in Northeast D.C. Monday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Would-be thief foiled by angry cat in Maryland

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The creeping of a would-be thief outside of a Maryland home apparently was too much for one cat. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina cops shoot armed suspect as pregnant hostage crawls to safety, body cam video shows

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Johnathan Autry was charged with burglary, kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Continue reading

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{FD} ‘It’ clown and ‘Jason’ rob Chevron station — but remove masks for second robbery, cops say

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A pair of masked men were being sought Monday after they robbed two Florida gas stations, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted felon shot, killed by homeowner during Tennessee home invasion: cops

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An attempted robbery of a Tennessee home Wednesday night turned deadly when the homeowner fatally shot one of the alleged robbers, who was a convicted felon. Continue reading

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{FD} Man says prayer before breaking into NYC store, police say

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Police are looking for a man who decided to say a quick prayer before breaking into the storefront of a New York City clothing store on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Stoneman Douglas memorial site robbed of teddy bears, mementos; 2 arrested

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The Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on Sunday night at Marjory Stoneman Douglas for allegedly stealing mementos from a memorial site outside the high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Gun-toting woman shot by NYPD officers after alleged crime spree, reports say

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A gun-toting woman was shot by New York City police officers Sunday after a weekend crime spree that began when she allegedly choked a parent at a school play, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Gun-toting woman shot by NYPD officers after alleged crime spree, police say

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A gun-toting woman was shot by New York City officers Sunday after a weekend crime spree that began when she allegedly choked a parent at a school play, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Murder suspect on ‘jihad’ against US policy in Middle East admits to NJ armed robbery

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A man who said he was on a “jihad” to avenge U.S. policy in the Middle East has pleaded guilty to a gunpoint robbery outside a coffee shop four days after killing a college student in New Jersey in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina man claiming to be Jesus Christ breaks into Pizza Hut, drinks Mountain Dew, police say

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A North Carolina man with an insatiable appetite for Pizza Hut pizza broke into a restaurant Wednesday and called 911 claiming to be Jesus Christ, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} EMT stole blank checks from woman he transported, cops say

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A New Jersey medical services technician and a woman he lives with were charged with theft and forgery after blank checks were stolen from a woman during a transport from a hospital, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida men, one dressed in bull onesie, attempt to burn down house with Ragu sauce, police say

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Two Florida men were caught with their hands in the pasta jar after they used Ragu sauce to try and burn down a home they robbed last week, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Thief drops baby off at gas station after stealing car with infant inside, police say

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A man suspected of stealing a car at a Florida gas station with an infant inside Tuesday handed the baby to a clerk before taking off, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Doorbell DNA leads deputies to suspected Florida burglar

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Deputies in Florida were able to nab a suspect in a months-old robbery case after his DNA was found on the front doorbell of the house he allegedly robbed. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana man takes cab to and from bank to rob it, police say

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A man in Indiana who apparently needed a ride decided to take a cab to and from the bank he robbed, police claimed. Continue reading

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{FD} Seattle cops capture bust of thieves stealing in bulk from Costco

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Seattle police officers busted three people in connection with stealing from a Costco. Continue reading

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{FD} 1969 Preakness Stakes trophy stolen from storage facility; woman arrested

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A Florida woman with a long rap sheet has been charged with stealing the priceless trophy that a Canadian industrialist received for winning thoroughbred racing’s 1969 Preakness Stakes with Majestic Prince. Continue reading

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{FD} Would-be armored truck thieves who sought to steal $4M caught in dramatic takedown

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Authorities released a raw video of three Florida men captured on Interstate 95 near Palm City hours before they were going to kill an armored truck’s guards and steal $4 million in cash, according to The Palm Beach Post. Continue reading

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{FD} Couple on the run from police bolts straight into precinct parking lot

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Peoria police officials said Tuesday that two suspects ran to the grounds of a police precinct in Arizona before they were arrested by officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Body camera video shows Florida deputy, K9 split up to catch suspects

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A Pasco County, Florida deputy and his K9 partner took down two suspects after splitting up, which is “unusual,” according to the agency. Continue reading

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{FD} Man linked to biggest art heist in history found competent to stand trial

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A reputed mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been found competent to proceed to sentencing in an unrelated weapons case. Continue reading

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