North Carolina police are hunting for a robber who held up a bank in Pineville, North Carolina, while wearing a Darth Vader costume. The incident happened on Monday, March 16th, states cbsnews.com.
The “Star Wars” character came into the Pineville State Employees Credit Union that Monday, WSOC reported. Police say he demanded cash while he pointed a long gun at a bank teller, according to nydailynews.com.
He left in a gray Chevy Suburban with an undisclosed amount of cash, states cbsnews.com. No one inside the bank was injured.
Two supposedly high-security trucks transporting jewels worth millions of euros were relieved of their cargo by a gang of armed, masked robbers in a heist at a toll booth in the Yonne area in France.
French police are hunting up to 15 thieves involved in the commando-style operation just
after midnight on Tuesday.
No shots were fired and no one was injured as the thieves made off with an estimated nine million euros ($9.49 million) worth of booty.
Dallas FBI is looking for two men believed responsible for as many as 30 armed robberies in the past five months in the Dallas area.
Because the men often take snack foods, including cookies, in addition to money, the FBI has nicknamed them the “Cookie Bandits.”
The robberies occurred between Oct. 2 and Feb. 24 in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Seagoville, mostly at fast food sandwich restaurants. They have also occurred at convenience stores, discount stores and other types of restaurants, the FBI said.
Their typical mode of operation is to run into the business through the front doors, leap over the cashier’s counter and demand cigarettes, money and snacks, including cookies, according to Chron.com.. Although the men carry handguns, the FBI has received no reports of physical injuries to date.
The men are believed to be in their 20s. They are believed to weigh about 180 pounds. One is about 6′ 2″ and the other is about 5′ 8.”
Typically seen wearing jeans, gloves and dark hoodies, the men keep their faces hidden by tightly pulling their hoods closed. In some robberies, one of the men wore red gloves, says the Houston Chronicle.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh man shot during an attempted robbery while standing at a bus stop overnight is now facing charges of burglary.
According to investigators, 26-year-old Theodore Gore told police he was waiting for a bus when two men with pistols tried to rob him.
He refused to give them anything and that’s when he says he was shot.
Gore was taken into custody after showing up at UPMC Shadyside just after 12:20 a.m. with three gunshot wounds to his leg.
Police say Gore was arrested Saturday on an outstanding warrant for a Sept. 2013 burglary on Blackadore Street.
Gore was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment and then to the Allegheny County Jail.
In Gresham, Ore., an open-carry gun enthusiast had his gun stolen by a man who saw it and robbed him at gunpoint last week.
According to Gresham police, William Coleman III was talking to his cousin at about 2:10 a.m. on Saturday while openly carrying a gun he had purchased on Friday. Majority Report video with Matt Binder.