robberies

Former US crime kingpin sentenced to 218 years


August 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Pierre Mercado, a former leader of US' notorious Asian Boyz gang, was sentenced Friday to 218 years in jail by a Los Angeles judge.Mercado, 38, ... Read more...

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As youngster, Big B was in awe of dacoit Man Singh


August 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has bravely fought many dacoits in his films, but there was one who the megastar was in awe of in real life - ... Read more...

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Court slams failure to weed out Bangladeshi migrants


August 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday expressed concern over the central government's failure to act against nearly three crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are staying in the ... Read more...

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Elderly women’s murder case solved, five arrested


July 26th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Five people, including a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with the sensational double-murder case during robberies in two houses Tuesday in a Delhi locality, ... Read more...

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British police only solve one-fourth crimes


July 21st, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Police in Britain fail to solve three out of four crimes. Last year, officers solved only 27 percent of crimes committed across the country, a media ... Read more...

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Brazilian masterminds art thefts from behind bars


July 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 17 (IANS/EFE) A convicted art thief was found by the Brazilian police to be running an international ring from a prison in Rio de Janeiro, selling ... Read more...

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Cops turn into robbers in Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS) A gang suspected of high-profile robberies in Russia's southwestern region of Ingushetia included three police officers, the Russian interior ministry said.According to RIA Novosti, one of ... Read more...

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Woodchunks suspected in cemetery flags theft case


July 9th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hudson, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a spurt in cases in which cemetery flags in Hudson have been stolen. More than 75 flags were reported to be stolen from the ... Read more...

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Two Britons arrested for Hollywood-style heists


June 30th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 30 (IANS) Two Britons, arrested for trying to steal ATMs from three banks in Thailand, said they were inspired by the robbery shown in the Hollywood action movie ... Read more...

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Romanian gang attempts to steal a moving lorry


June 12th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bucharest, June 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Romanian law enforcement authorities have filmed incredible footage of a gang’s efforts to rob a truck while it was speeding along a motorway. To undertake the attempted ... Read more...

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British Asians warned of gold theft during wedding season


June 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Asian families in Britain have been warned by police to beware of criminals who could target their gold jewellery during the traditional wedding season in summer.Police ... Read more...

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Robber-rapist jailed after 19 years in China


May 19th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A 53-year-old Chinese who raped a woman on a train between Beijing and Moscow 19 years ago, and who also took part in 13 robberies in ... Read more...

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Spain busts gang that ripped off drug dealers


May 11th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), May 11 (IANS/EFE) A gang that employed extremely violent tactics in robbing drug dealers has been busted in Spain, officials said Thursday.The 15 suspects - ... Read more...

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Indonesian cops criticised for killing terrorists


March 20th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS/AKI) An Indonesian anti-terror unit criticised for killing five suspected terrorists says its officers were forced to take them down after they resisted arrest.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Please save Greece’s monuments, say archaeologists


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, March 15 (IANS) Greek archaeologists have made a worldwide appeal for support to protect the country's rich cultural heritage amid the country's harsh austerity measures."Monuments do not have voice, ... Read more...

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Armed robbers who targeted brothels arrested


February 29th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) Spanish police arrested 11 people, two of them minors, as suspects in several brothel robberies in the capital.The arrested people, all of them Latin Americans, pretended ... Read more...

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Bagladeshi robbers’ gang busted


February 8th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Four Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested here in connection with 10 cases of robbery, police said Wednesday.Jalil, 45, the mastermind of the gang, Kayyum, 32, ... Read more...

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Brazilian gang stealing hair from beauty salons


December 28th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) A gang has been targeting beauty salons in this Brazilian city to steal the natural locks used for hair extensions, police said Tuesday.The thieves have ... Read more...

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30 percent increase in rape cases in Bhopal


December 21st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 21 (IANS) There has been a 30 percent rise in rape cases in Bhopal this year while the number of murders have increased by 24 percent, state police ... Read more...

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Barefoot Bandit’ jailed for 7 years


December 20th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The notorious “Barefoot Bandit” has been jailed for series of robberies. The judge handed the 20-year-old suspect more than a seven-year jail term which he will serve ... Read more...

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Foreigners involved in 20 percent of Moscow murders


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Foreign nationals are responsible for some 20 percent of the murders and half of the rapes registered in Moscow this year, the Russian capital's prosecutor ... Read more...

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Indian-American homes targeted in rash of gold thefts in California


October 1st, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian Americans, who are "known for owning high-quality gold of 20 and 22 karats", have become targets in a number of thefts in northern California."There has ... Read more...

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Man held for around 50 robberies


September 17th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A 23-year-old kingpin of a gang, involved in at least 50 cases of robbing patients admitted in hospitals and passengers at railway stations and bus ... Read more...

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Man surrenders after murdering seven in China


September 5th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A man in China has surrendered to the police after allegedly murdering seven relatives of a friend in Jiangsu province, Xinhua reported Monday.The 32-year-old suspect, surnamed ... Read more...

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British police to guard schoolkids from street robbery


September 5th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) With incidents of street robbery becoming commonplace in Britain, at least 1,000 policemen will be deployed to safeguard schoolchildren on London streets while travelling to and ... Read more...

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Young South African women told to be independent


August 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 12 (IANS) A popular South African gospel artiste has asked young women to become educated, independent and avoid taking financial support as well as being abused by men, ... Read more...

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Assaults on Indian students in Australia not racial


August 11th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian students in Australia were more likely to be victims of robbery but these crimes were opportunistic but not racially motivated, says a report.The Australian Institute ... Read more...

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3,700 arrested in six days in Mexico


June 20th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 20 (IANS/EFE) A total of 3,705 people have been arrested in the past six days in a massive anti-crime operation launched in Mexico's 31 states, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Thieves use Facebook to rob empty British homes


June 17th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Thieves in Britain are inviting Facebook users to become "friends" in order to find out when they will go on holiday so that they can ... Read more...

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Two arrested for Hyderabad gold robbery


June 15th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Hyderabad police Wednesday arrested two people and recovered one kilogram gold a few hours after two Mumbai brothers were robbed of five kilograms of gold, police ... Read more...

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71 Mexican cities dangerous for migrants: Report


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has identified 71 cities in 16 states that are considered dangerous for migrants headed to the US."Kidnappings, abuse, extortion, robberies ... Read more...

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Gang of five nabbed for car thefts in Delhi


April 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi Police have arrested five people for car theft, police said Friday.According to the police, the gang was also involved in a murder case in ... Read more...

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Northeast tribals want state border issue resolved in upcoming polls


March 29th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
Garbhanga (Assam), Mar 29 (ANI): The Rabha tribes residing along the border of Assam and Meghalaya want the border conflict issues along the state boundaries to be resolved in the upcoming state ... Read more...

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Six planning to rob businessman held


March 27th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Six men who planned to rob a businessman outside a bank in south Delhi have been arrested, police said Sunday. A pistol and five knives ... Read more...

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Dawood’s aide among three sharpshooters held


March 26th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) An aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and two other sharpshooters who were here to commit a murder have been nabbed by the police."Mahesh, ... Read more...

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