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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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{FD} Thief used sob story about lost cat to enter elderly woman’s home, police say

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Florida police are searching for a man who allegedly used a story about a lost cat to con his way into an elderly woman’s home, before he tied her and her brother up and robbed them. Continue reading

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{FD} Stolen car with missing body in the back recovered, police say

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Florida police have recovered a stolen minivan with a body inside the back that went missing on Monday from a local cremation business. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma woman gets reduced sentence after getting sterilized as per judge’s request

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An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check has received a reduced sentence after getting medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Sketchy’ drawing of Pennsylvania theft suspect actually leads to an ID

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Pennsylvania police were able to issue an arrest warrant for a man identified after a sketch of him circulated, and was mocked among social media users. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI captures female ‘Freedom Fighter Bandit’ wanted in 9 Georgia bank heists

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The Atlanta FBI announced Monday the capture of the “Freedom Fighter Bandit” who robbed nine banks and told the teller victims it was on behalf of some social cause. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago police teaming up with feds once more to fight shocking rise in violent carjackings

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Chicago cops are calling in the feds–again–to help combat violent carjackings. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 men used blow torch to try and bust open money machine, police say

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A manhunt is underway in Massachusetts for three men caught on surveillance trying to use a blow torch to steal money from a car wash. Continue reading

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{FD} West Virginia bank robber caught by cabbie who drove him to heist, cops say

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A bank robber in West Virginia was caught thanks to the cabbie who drove him to the alleged heist, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Bandits take off with money, chips from Vegas casinos

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Bandits have gotten away with cash and chips from four casino-hotels in Las Vegas since last week, leaving police on the hunt for multiple suspects. Continue reading

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{FD} Police charge 3 men with capital murder of Houston couple ‘executed’ at home

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Three men have been arrested in the “brutal” execution-style murders of a Texas couple who were found dead in their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas model, bartender accused in ‘porch pirate’ thefts caught on video

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A Dallas model and bartender, who also reportedly describes herself as a “hard working girl,” was arrested after neighbors recognized her as the alleged package thief stealing items off people’s porches. Continue reading

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{FD} Dallas model, bartender accused of being ‘porch pirate’

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A Dallas model and bartender, who also reportedly describes herself as a “hard working girl,” was arrested after neighbors recognized her as the alleged package thief stealing items off people’s porches. Continue reading

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{FD} Hopeful rapper attempts to rob Memphis Wingstop to get owner Rick Ross’ attention

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Cedric Miller, 23, robbed a Memphis Wingstop Friday and told police he did the crime to get owner Rick Ross’ attention, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Baltimore teens charged for allegedly attacking elderly man, driving over him with his own car

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Four teens in Baltimore County have been arrested after police allege they brutally attacked an elderly man and drove over him with his own car before they stole it. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Social Security’ bandit has number tattooed on forehead — but cops haven’t caught up

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A Texas man with his Social Security number tattooed on his forehead isn’t making it hard for people to identify him — yet authorities are still on a hunt for him. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman skips mom’s funeral to steal her safe, police say

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Police in Massachusetts said a woman ditched her own mother’s funeral on Friday to break into her home and steal a safe filled with items worth $90,000. Continue reading

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{FD} Hobby Lobby shoplifter thwarted by snow, cops say

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Authorities say a North Dakota man who wheeled a shopping cart with stolen merchandise out of a Hobby Lobby craft store was stopped by snow. Continue reading

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