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The 'Little Rascals' Arrested for Bank Robbery

Boys ages 11, 12, and 16 allegedly passed threatening note in Houston

(Newser) - Three boys, ages 11, 12, and 16 and dubbed the "Little Rascals," have been arrested for robbing a bank in Houston, authorities confirmed Wednesday, per the AP . Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the youngsters are in custody and have been charged with robbery by threat. Gonzalez said...

Chiefs Superfan Accused of Multiple Bank Robberies
Chiefs Superfan Admits
Robbing Banks, Too

Chiefs Superfan Admits Robbing Banks, Too

Prosecutors say Xaviar Michael Babudar funded his travels with robberies

(Newser) - The second-most well-known fan of the Kansas City Chiefs has pleaded guilty to robbing banks to fund his fandom. Xaviar Michael Babudar, 29, aka ChiefsAholic, admitted to the multiple robberies as well as money laundering and now faces up to 50 years in federal prison when he's sentenced this...

Bank Robber Shot by Sniper After Holding Knife to Woman's Throat

Hostages at Florida bank were unharmed

(Newser) - As officers tried to get a would-be bank robber in Florida to surrender, the man decided instead to take two hostages. Then he put one of them in a headlock and held a knife to her throat—and that's when a sheriff's sniper ended it. The 36-year-old attempted...

After Bank Robber Failed at First Bank, He Crossed Street and Tried Again: Cops

And that time he was successful, police say

(Newser) - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again? That was apparently what a 67-year-old New Jersey man figured when he allegedly tried to rob one bank, failed, but then successfully robbed the bank across the street. Police say that on June 30, Ivan Sevastianow walked into a Wells...

'Sticky Note Bandit' Strikes a 4th Time in 2 Weeks

Houston suspect left latest bank robbery without cash, police say

(Newser) - The FBI says the "Sticky Note Bandit" attempted his fourth bank robbery Tuesday, but he didn't get away with any cash. Police say the suspect walked into a Bank of America branch in Houston and, as in other robberies, handed a teller a sticky note with a threatening...

Bank Robbery That Went Viral on Social Didn't Happen

Minnesota law enforcement agencies had a failure to communicate

(Newser) - Did anyone have information about an armed bank robbery to which police in Golden Valley, Minnesota, failed to respond? In a surprising development, a bank robbery that was reported in March this year at a Golden Valley Wells Fargo bank in Hennepin County, Minnesota, didn't actually happen the way...

Producer Who Robbed Bank to Fund Film Sentenced

Baltimore man had been released early after other bank robbery convictions

(Newser) - A bank robber who said he was making a movie and needed money to finish filming has been given a 10-year prison sentence in Florida. Federal prosecutors said Nacoe Ray Brown of Baltimore took nearly $4,300 in cash from the McCoy Federal Credit Union in Belle Isle last June,...

Woman, 78, With 2 Past Robbery Convictions in Trouble Again

Authorities: Bonnie Gooch's note to teller at bank she robbed said, 'I didn't mean to scare you'

(Newser) - A 78-year-old woman with two past bank robbery convictions faces new charges after authorities allege she handed a teller a note that said, "I didn't mean to scare you" during a recent Missouri heist, per the AP . Bonnie Gooch is jailed on $25,000 bond after she was...

Utah Bank Robber Requested Unusual Amount of Cash

Donald Santacroce allegedly demanded a single dollar

(Newser) - A Utah man who desired to be sent to federal prison carried out a polite bank robbery in pursuit of that goal, police say. Per a police booking affidavit, Donald Santacroce, 65, was arrested Monday morning after allegedly handing a teller at a Wells Fargo in downtown Salt Lake City...

Woman With Toy Gun Takes Her Own Money From Bank

Sali Hafez said Beirut bank had $20K of her money, she needed to pay for sister's treatment

(Newser) - A woman accompanied by activists and brandishing what she said was a toy pistol broke into a Beirut bank branch on Wednesday, taking $13,000 from her trapped savings. Sali Hafez told Al-Jadeed TV that she needed the money to fund her 23-year-old sister’s cancer treatment, reports the AP...

One NYC Bank Robbery Among Hundreds in 1970s Stands Out

FBI agent Jim Murphy is still living with the consequences

(Newser) - In many ways, Aug. 22, 1971, was like any other day in New York City: There was a bank robbery in progress. As Daniel Edward Rosen writes in City Journal, bank heists were a daily occurrence in Gotham at the time, with 469 occurring in 1970-71. But the one at...

FBI Is Seeking the 'Empty Promise Bandit'

Suspect made 'assertions that he will never be able to follow up on' in Denver-area bank robberies

(Newser) - He's been dubbed the "Empty Promise Bandit"—and if he doesn't like the nickname, the FBI would be happy to meet him in person to discuss it. The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force says the suspect has robbed at least three banks in the...

After Tunnel Collapses, Alleged Thieves Call Cops

Firefighters worked for 8 hours to free a man, later arrested, from tunnel below Rome

(Newser) - A man rescued from a tunnel 20 feet beneath the streets of Rome may have suffered the consequences of his own attempted bank robbery. One of three alleged gang members who escaped the tunnel when it collapsed below the surface of a road near the Vatican on Thursday called for...

Cops: 'Old Man Bandit' Got Out of Jail, Began Robbing Banks Again

Steven Gregory Gass didn't learn his lesson in prison the first time around, say Maryland police

(Newser) - The "Old Man Bandit" has been arrested after trying to rob a Maryland bank—one of dozens he's targeted over a criminal career spanning 45 years, according to police. Montgomery County Police say Steven Gregory Gass, 67—who served more than eight years in prison in Florida after...

2 Suspects Killed, 6 Cops Hurt in 'Chaotic, Violent' Bank Robbery

Dozens of shots were fired in BC incident

(Newser) - Two suspects were shot dead and six police officers were injured in what police describe as a "chaotic, tragic, and violent" attempted bank robbery in British Columbia on Tuesday morning. Police say shooting began outside the Bank of Montreal branch in a largely residential area of Saanich after officers...

The LA Shootout Was Like Something Straight Out of Heat

Mel Magazine goes inside an infamous 1997 bank robbery

(Newser) - When it comes to Los Angeles bank robbers, Larry Phillips and Emil Matasareanu were like no others. In a lengthy piece for Mel Magazine , Zaron Burnett III takes a look into the havoc wrought by the two weightlifters, friends who teamed up to start robbing banks in the mid-'90s....

FBI Warns of 'Route 91 Bandit': 'We Need to Put a Stop to This'

$10K reward for perp who's hit nearly a dozen banks along New England interstate

(Newser) - His disguise is no more elaborate than a coronavirus-preventing face mask (usually not worn properly, hanging underneath his nose), but the man dubbed the "Route 91 Bandit" has still managed to pull off nearly a dozen bank robberies throughout New England over the past several months. Now, the FBI...

Cops: Bank Robber Made Deposit in ATM Outside

He was a Wells Fargo robber, and also a customer

(Newser) - Police in Delaware say a man who robbed a Wilmington bank on Saturday didn't keep the cash for long—after fleeing the Wells Fargo branch, he paused to make a deposit in the ATM outside. Police say McRoberts Williams, a 44-year-old California resident, handed a note to a teller...

US Marshals Say They Solved 52-Year-Old Robbery Case

Man who died peacefully at home was the culprit, they say

(Newser) - A 20-year-old bank teller in Cleveland walked out of work with $215,000 in a paper bag in 1969, then disappeared. Ted Conrad was indicted but never found. Tom Randele died of cancer in May 2021 in Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. The US Marshals Service says they’re...

Police: Bank Robbery Suspects Caught While Switching Cars

Accused robbers with clever getaway scheme crashed, were caught

(Newser) - It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Three men police say are suspects in a bank robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina, stopped to switch to a different getaway car. Their planning fell through, however, and the police saw the switch take place, the Charlotte Observer reports....

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