Clerks zip tied, dozens of iPhones taken in Sprint store robbery | WPXI

A Sprint store at the Waterfront in Homestead was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning.

Police looking for three men in Dodge Magnum. Chief says the zip tied Sprint workers and stole 60-80 iPhones @WPXI

Source: Clerks zip tied, dozens of iPhones taken in Sprint store robbery | WPXI

Troop leader charged with theft of nearly $6,000 in Girl Scouts cookie sale proceeds

Thorpe received notice of the charges by summons.

Police Chief Jeff Becze said the Girl Scouts western Pennsylvania organization alleged troop leader Stephaine Thorpe, 32, of Ellwood City never turned in the money and that the funds have been overdue since the end of March. Thorpe is charged with theft.

Source: Troop leader charged with theft of nearly $6,000 in Girl Scouts cookie sale proceeds

Longboat Key Murders: Suspect Makes Throat-Slashing Sign | Time.com

Authorities are still looking for the suspect and have set an $18,000 reward

The night front desk manager and a security guard at the Zota Beach Resort were shot to death early Friday morning, according to the Associated Press.

The killing is believed to be a robbery gone wrong. Longboat Key Police told a local Fox news station that the suspect took $900.

Source: Longboat Key Murders: Suspect Makes Throat-Slashing Sign | Time.com

Police: Security Officer Steals $100K On First Day Of Work « CBS Pittsburgh

A 19-year-old New Jersey man is accused of stealing $100,000 in cash from his place of work on his first day on the job.

FAIRFIELD, N.J. (KDKA) — A New Jersey man is accused of stealing $100,000 in cash from his place of work on his first day on the job.

The Fairfield Police Department says 19-year-old Larry Brooks, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested in connection to a theft that occurred Tuesday evening.

Source: Police: Security Officer Steals $100K On First Day Of Work « CBS Pittsburgh

Suspect in 15 robberies in several communities sought by police | WPXI

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. – Police are looking for a man suspected of being behind at least 15 robberies in several communities in Allegheny County over the last six months.

Quintin Smith-Anderson, 25, is being sought in connection to the robberies, the latest of which is believed to have taken place on July 14, police said. The robberies started about Jan. 14.

Robberies have been committed in Monroeville, Edgewood, Robinson, Penn Hills, Squirrel Hill and Wilkinsburg, as well as at the Waterworks Mall.

Source: Suspect in 15 robberies in several communities sought by police | WPXI

The Great Explosives Heist That Has Europe on Edge

Somebody stole hundreds of grenades and explosive charges in Portugal. And that motherlode will likely wind up in the hands of jihadis who want to bring terror deep into Europe.

MADRID—The arsenal is a terrorist’s dream: 150 live hand grenades, 44 rocket propelled grenades, 1,450 9mm cartridges, 18 tear gas grenades, scores of triggers and detonators of various kinds, 102 explosive charges, and 264 blocks of plastic explosive. Such is the inventory of deadly materiel that was stolen from a military installation in Portugal on June 28 and is still missing.

Then, two days after that robbery, a van loaded with nitroglycerin was robbed in Barcelona, Spain. Those explosives have not been recovered either.

Source: The Great Explosives Heist That Has Europe on Edge

‘Star Wars’: World’s Largest Privately-Owned Collection Victim of Theft | Hollywood Reporter

The accused thief stole several “vintage U.S. and foreign carded action figures, many of them rare and important pieces.”

Steve  Sansweet, president and CEO of the nonprofit Rancho Obi-Wan in Northern California, wrote on his website that from late 2015 through 2016, there were 100 pieces taken from his collection, some of which were then resold.

Source: ‘Star Wars’: World’s Largest Privately-Owned Collection Victim of Theft | Hollywood Reporter

(NBC News) – Homeowner Catches Burglar Camping Out, Selling Belongings Online

by Tim Stelloh

Ed Saurs pulled into the driveway of his two-story home on a quiet suburban street in Puyallup, Washington, just after 12 p.m. last Tuesday. Saurs, 58, was there for a business meeting — he was putting the longtime family home up for sale — but he immediately noticed something odd.

The Chevy truck in his driveway didn’t belong to his real estate agent, and through the open front door of his house he could see a young man who he didn’t know standing in the front hallway. So Saurs, a retired Air Force loadmaster, approached him.

“I asked: What are you doing in my house?” Saurs told NBC News. “He said, ‘I’m here to buy the microwave.’ I said, ‘My microwave is not for sale.'”

Saurs discovered that in the couple of weeks that he’d been in Olympia, where he and his wife live full time, someone had broken into his home, slept on a mattress on the floor and undertaken an astonishingly brazen heist, a burglary so casual it could have been an online date: The Saurs’ family belongings — an iPod, a lawnmower, a table saw, the microwave — were currently for sale on Craigslist and another classifieds site, offerup.com.

IMAGE: Craigslist ad As Saurs talked to the confused would-be customer, he saw someone in the kitchen — a white man with a beard and a baseball cap who appeared to be in his mid-20s. “He peered around and saw me coming,” Saurs recalled. “I ran out the side and chased him.”

When the apparent thief hopped over a four-foot wooden fence, Saurs thought better of giving chase. He went back inside to survey the damage, dial 911 and get debriefed by the customer, who showed him the online advertisements and told him what he could about the man trying to hawk Saurs’ microwave.

Gone was the refrigerator Saurs installed a couple of years before, during a kitchen remodel. Gone was the washer and dryer and the convection oven and the tool chest and his 84-year-old father’s set of golf clubs. In total, Saurs estimated that several thousand dollars’ worth of items were stolen. But that was hardly the point.

“We’ve got 25 years of memories here,” he said. “Christmases. My daughter was married in the backyard. … To cap it off with a violation like this? It doesn’t sit real well.”

A neighbor caught the man’s escape on a surveillance camera, and Pierce County sheriff’s detectives collected fingerprints from a water bottle left next to the mattress where the burglar was sleeping, as well as drug paraphernalia that he left behind, Saurs said.

So far, he’s heard nothing.

 

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