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police: man used bank robbery cash to buy engagement ring


middletown, ohio (ap) — authorities say a man robbed a bank in ohio and used the money to buy his fiancee an engagement ring.the hamilton-middletown journal-news reports 36-year-old dustin pedersen has been charged with robbing a fifth third bank branch in trenton on dec. 16.police say records show that pedersen spent $4,500 on an engagement ring less than an hour after the robbery and presented it the next day.a trenton police detective said in court wednesday the robbery netted $8,800.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police say pedersen became a suspect after a man wearing an identical hat robbed a butler county bank six days later.pedersen has denied robbing any banks, but told police that surveillance photos of the robber look like him.pedersen’s attorney wasn’






fbi, police seek suspect in norridge bank robbery


a bank was robbed thursday afternoon in norridge, police and the fbi said.the robbery took place at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the pnc bank branch at 4120 n. harlem ave., said norridge police detective sgt. brian loughran.no one was injured during the robbery or its aftermath, loughran said.police and the fbi are searching for one person who took an undetermined amount of cash from the bank branch, loughran said. no weapon was displayed during the robbery, loughran said.fbi spokesman garrett croon said the investigation is ongoing.check back later for updates.heather cherone is a freelance reporter for pioneer press.






robber flees westminster bank with cash friday – the denver post


a man robbed a bank friday afternoon in westminster, police said.the robbery happened at about 5:55 p.m. at tcf bank, 7026 federal blvd., according to a police department news release.the robber gave a note demanding money to a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. no weapons were used in the robbery, police said.the robber is described as a white man in his early- to mid-40’s, about 6-feet 3-inches tall, weighing about 190 pounds, with a brown goatee. he was wearing a red shirt, dark colored pants, a tan jacket and red baseball cap at the time of the robbery.anyone who has information on the robbery, or on a possible suspect, is asked to call westminster police at 303-658-4360. tips can also be made to crime stoppers at 720-913-7867.






minnesota couple charged with making up engagement ring robbery in chicago


charges were pending thursday night against an out-of-town couple who falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring while they were downtown early thursday, police said. the pair, both 27 and from out of town, originally told officers they took gps directions to the...






louisville police seek suspect in bank of the west robbery who fled on bicycle –


louisville police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a bank of the west branch on monday morning, in which a man allegedly demanded cash and later fled the scene on a bicycle.about 10 a.m., police said, an unarmed white man believed to in his 40s and with an average build entered the branch located at 865 e south boulder road and demanded money from a bank teller.the suspect fled on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash. he remains at large.read the full story at the daily camera.






2 arrested, 3rd sought in delaware bank robbery


wilmington, del. (ap) — police in delaware have arrested two men in a bank robbery and are looking for a third.the robbery happened monday afternoon at fulton bank in wilmington. state police said in a statement that a man wearing a wig and carrying a purse handed a note to a teller saying he was armed and demanding money.the teller gave money to the man, who fled the bank.investigators identified a car that was involved in the robbery. troopers saw the car and chased it; two passengers left the vehicle, and one was arrested. authorities say the driver was also arrested.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weekstwenty-three-year-old joseph perkins, who police say is the man who went into the bank, and 25-year-old seth briscoe, are charged with robbery.police are looking for






hostage taken in austrian bank robbery


berlin — austrian police say a person has been taken hostage during a bank robbery in an alpine town near the german border.police told the austria press agency on friday that police have been in contact with the suspect, who has been holed up inside the bank in erpfendorf since the late-morning robbery attempt.further details weren't immediately available.






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police: man in custody in connection with skokie bank robbery


a man is in police custody in connection with a skokie bank robbery thursday morning at a pnc bank in skokie, police said.skokie police officer eric swaback said police were notified by the bank at 10:26 a.m. that the robbery had occurred.fbi agents also responded to the scene, according to a spokesman from the chicago area fbi office.the alleged robber was seen fleeing the bank, headed toward a walmart that shares the same large parking lot as the bank, swaback said.police said they found a man matching the description given for the bank robber in the store. he was placed under arrest, but it was not immediately known whether the man is being held by skokie police or the fbi.swaback said charges are still pending, but money believed to be from the alleged robbery was recovered.it was stil






elmhurst police search for bank robbery suspect


elmhurst police are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred thursday afternoon at the community bank of elmhurst, 330 w. butterfield rd.a man entered the bank at 5 p.m. and announced a robbery to the teller, police said. the suspect was described as 35, white, 6 feet tall and weighing 160 pounds. he had a buzz haircut and was wearing sunglasses, a white-and-blue-striped hoodie and blue jeans.elmhurst police chief michael ruth said the man had a handgun in the waistband of his pants.after getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the bank, near the intersection of butterfield and spring roads. he left the scene driving east on butterfield in a white toyota tundra pickup truck with the tailgate down.elmhurst police evidence technicians processed the crime scene and are wo






man robs rosemount bank, flees with cash


a man robbed a rosemount bank shortly before closing time near a busy intersection and fled with the cash, authorities said.the holdup occurred about 4:50 p.m. tuesday at the merchants bank branch at the corner of w. 150th street and chippendale avenue, according to police.the suspect gave the teller a note demanding money, showed no weapon and left after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, police added.the man is described as white, in his 30s or 40s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 200 to 225 pounds, with short light brown hair, a mustache and goatee. he was wearing a dark t-shirt, tan cargo shorts and sunglasses.anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call police at (651) 423-4491.






nassau county bank robbery suspect sought, police say


nassau county police have released photos of a suspect wanted in four bank robberies since february.police said the first three robberies occurred at bethpage federal credit union branches: feb. 17 at 1 p.m. on grand avenue in baldwin; march 27 at 12:35 p.m. on merrick road in freeport; and may 9 at 12:58 p.m. on nassau road in roosevelt.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe most recent bank robbery occurred at the ocean financial federal credit union on atlantic avenue in oceanside. that robbery occurred on may 22 at 12:42 p.m., police said.see alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime statsin each of the cases, police said, the suspect entered the bank branch and handed a teller a note demanding cash.police have not said how much was taken in any of the robberies. no one was injured.the susp






bay area man, accomplice arrested in la area bank robbery


wesley lewison, left, of huntington beach and gregory roberts, 47, of san francisco, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. huntington beach — two men attempting to flee the country have been arrested in connection with a wednesday bank robbery, authorities said on friday.wesley lewison, 50, of huntington beach and gregory roberts, 47, of san francisco, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy, said officer jennifer marlatt, spokeswoman for the huntington beach police department.both men are being held in the orange county jail without bail.they are accused of robbing a bank of america at 18691 main st.a man entered the bank, demanded cash, and simulated that he had a weapon in his jacket. the robber then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, and a bank e






bay area man, accomplice arrested in la area bank robbery


huntington beach — two men attempting to flee the country have been arrested in connection with a wednesday bank robbery, authorities said on friday.wesley lewison, 50, of huntington beach and gregory roberts, 47, of san francisco, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy, said officer jennifer marlatt, spokeswoman for the huntington beach police department.wesley lewison, left, of huntington beach and gregory roberts, 47, of san francisco, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. both men are being held in the orange county jail without bail.they are accused of robbing a bank of america at 18691 main st.a man entered the bank, demanded cash, and simulated that he had a weapon in his jacket. the robber then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, and a bank e






bay area man, accomplice arrested in la area bank robbery


wesley lewison two men have been arrested in connection with the wednesday robbery of the bank of america in huntington beach. gregory roberts huntington beach two men attempting to flee the country have been arrested in connection with a wednesday bank robbery, authorities said on friday.wesley lewison, 50, of huntington beach and gregory roberts, 47, of san francisco, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy, said officer jennifer marlatt, spokeswoman for the huntington beach police department.both men are being held in the orange county jail without bail.they are accused of robbing a bank of america at 18691 main st.a man entered the bank, demanded cash, and simulated that he had a weapon in his jacket. the robber then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, and a bank empl






two visiting chicago robbed in loop of engagement ring, other items worth thousa


a man and woman were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items worth thousands of dollars in the loop early thursday, police said.the pair, both 27 from out of town, took gps directions to the lower level of 300 north columbus drive around 1:50 a.m., according to police.three people then approached them with a knife and took the ring, along with a $3,000 suitcase purse, a $2,000 macbook air laptop, a $300 suitcase and an $150 ipad mini.no one was injured.






police catch armed bank robbery suspect after chase


towson, md. (ap) — baltimore county police have apprehended a suspect in an armed bank robbery after he led them on a chase.police said officers responded to the pnc bank in towson just after 1 p.m. sunday for a report of an armed bank robbery. officers attempted to stop the suspect, but said he fled in a black sport-utility vehicle.during the chase, the suspect’s vehicle drove off the road. police arrested the man shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the owings mills area. they recovered a gun and an unspecified amount of money.there were no injuries.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.police said the man is in custody. they did not immediately release his name.






suspect in north carolina bank robbery shot, killed by cops


salisbury, n.c. (ap) — police in north carolina say the suspect in a bank robbery was shot and killed following a chase.salisbury police told media outlets that officers received a call of a bank robbery at a wells fargo branch on thursday, and that a customer had been shot.police chief jerry stokes said the customer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.a news release from police said as officers headed to the bank, dispatchers were notified that shots were being fired from a car or at a car. officers spotted and chased the car, which stokes said hit another vehicle. he said a man identified as the suspect in the bank robbery either pointed a gun or shot at police, and several officers fired shots, hitting the man, who died.most read storiesunlimited digital access.






sword-wielding robbery suspect arrested in colorado springs


colorado springs, colo. (ap) — a sword-wielding man suspected of robbing a colorado springs bank is in custody after a standoff with police in a nearby apartment building.colorado springs police lt. howard black says 39-year-old anthony hammond faces an aggravated robbery charge after the tuesday robbery.black says the suspect entered the bank with a sword and demanded money from a teller, then fled on foot. witnesses directed responding officers to the apartment building, where the man barricaded himself inside an apartment. he eventually surrendered.black says hammond also faces charges in connection with a dec. 12 robbery of a nearby grocery store. cash from tuesday’s robbery and items from the grocery store robbery were found in the apartment.most read storiesunlimited digital access.






deerfield police id suspect in downtown bank robbery


deerfield police have identified a person of interest in friday's robbery of a downtown deerfield bank, an official said.the suspect walked into deerfield bank & trust at 660 deerfield road at approximately 4:52 p.m., took a slip from a table, wrote, "i need your money now!" and handed it to a teller, according to a deerfield police department press release.detective brad tokarz said the man took more than $5,000.tokarz said the suspect neither had a weapon nor implied he had one. however, tokarz said it is procedure at most banks, including deerfield bank & trust, to comply with demands related to employee safety."if you hand over the money, you are not going to be killed or seriously wounded," tokarz said.after taking the cash, the suspect walked out of the bank and fled on foot into the






police arrest bank robbery suspect hiding in port-a-potty


revere, mass. (ap) — a bank robbery suspect is in police custody after authorities say he tried to make a smelly escape in a portable toilet.police say 41-year-old steven spolidoro, of woburn, walked into a revere bank around 1 p.m. wednesday and demanded money. he allegedly fled the bank with about $1,000 cash.an off-duty officer in the area provided authorities with a description of spolidoro’s vehicle. it was spotted in boston, and police say spolidoro abandoned his vehicle and ran away on foot.one officer crashed trying to avoid hitting the man. wcvb-tv reports the officer is expected to be ok.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.authorities eventually located spolidoro hiding in a port-a-potty near the td garden arena.his arraignment is scheduled for thursday.it’s






couple visiting chicago robbed of engagement ring, other items worth thousands


a couple from out of town were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items worth thousands of dollars after their gps guided them toward lower wacker drive in the middle of the night, according to chicago police.the man and woman, both 27, were walking on the lower level of 300 north columbus drive when three men approached around 1:50 a.m. thursday, police said.they pulled out a knife and took the ring, along with a $3,000 suitcase purse, a $2,000 macbook air laptop, a $300 suitcase and a $150 ipad mini, police said.no one was injured, and no one was in custody.






police seek help identifying bank robbery suspect – the denver post


aurora police departmentthe bank robbery suspect seen on feb. 13, 2017.photographs from an aurora bank robbery were released tuesday, and investigators seek the public’s help in identifying a suspect.the robbery happened at about 5:45 p.m. monday at chase bank, 5800 s. parker road, aurora police said.police describe the robber as a hispanic man, 35 to 40 years old, about 5-foot-8, with a medium build. he was wearing a dark jacket, dark t-shirt, dark pants and a dark knit cap at the time of the robbery.the robber, who may work in the automobile service industry, according to police, fled on foot.anyone who recognizes the man in the photograph or anyone who has information on the robbery or a possible suspect is asked to call the fbi rocky mountain safe streets task force at 303-629-7171. ti






choosing the perfect handmade diamond ring for your engagement


knowing how to choose an engagement ring is tricky and buying it is quite a challenging task. you would not like to go wrong on any count since it has a lot of emotional significance. it is a symbol of your deep love, dedication and bond with your life-partner-to-be.before stepping out to buy the best engagement ring ever, you must have a crystal clear idea of exactly what you are looking for. as a guide, here’s how to choose an engagement ring.determine your budgetyou need to consider several important factors when buying an engagement ring. one of these factors is your financial capability. as much as possible, do not go overboard.apart from that, you should also choose the ring style that will perfectly complement your partner’s personality and lifestyle.start by browsing the webyou cou






fbi responds to rash of bank robberies


authorities tuesday morning were responding to at least the second bank robbery in chicago in about 24 hours. about 11:30 a.m. the fbi responded to a us bank branch at 600 w. 37th st. in the bridgeport neighborhood in response to a report that it had been robbed.officials said they were looking for a man who stands about 6 feet 5 inches and was wearing a black suit, a white shirt, a black hat and dark sunglasses. fbi spokesman garrett croon said it did not appear to be a takeover robbery. on monday, a man was arrested after a robbery of a bmo harris bank branch, about 1:30 p.m., croon said. the west lawn neighborhood branch is located at 6400 s. pulaski road, officials said.there was a bank robbery in plainfield on tuesday morning and an attempted bank robbery in chicago on monday at the m






man robs darien bank at gunpoint


a man robbed a darien bank at gunpoint wednesday morning, according to the fbi and police.the man robbed a west suburban bank branch at 1005 75th st. in darien just after 9 a.m., according to the fbi’s bandittracker website. the man showed a gun in what’s known as a takeover robbery, according to an fbi spokesman.the man fled south from the bank following the robbery, according to darien police.the man was described as black, about 25 to 30, and about 5-foot-7 with a thin build. he was wearing a dark-colored zip-up jacket and a black-and-white bandana, according to the fbi. police said he was wearing black.anyone with information is asked to call the chicago office of the fbi at 312-421-6700 or darien police.






man robs darien bank at gunpoint


a man robbed a darien bank at gunpoint wednesday morning, according to the fbi and police.the man robbed a west suburban bank branch, at 1005 75th st. in darien, just after 9 a.m., according to the fbi’s bandittrackerchicago website. the man showed a gun in what’s known as a takeover robbery, according to an fbi spokesman.the man fled south from the bank following the robbery, according to darien police.the man was described as black, age 25 to 30, and about 5-foot-7 with a thin build. he was wearing a dark-colored zip-up jacket and a black-and-white bandana, according to the fbi. police said he was wearing black.anyone with information is asked to call the chicago office of the fbi at 312-421-6700 or darien police.






serial bank robbery suspect is 2nd caught on cta this week


a man believed to be a serial robber who hit a mag mile bank wednesday is the second bank robbery suspect caught this week after trying to use the cta to escape, authorities said thursday.daniel jones, who was arrested on the red line at 35th street on monday, is charged with robbing the citibank location at 539 n. michigan ave. just after 1:50 p.m. wednesday, according to the charges against him. the man who robbed the citibank is suspected of robbing another citibank branch, 100 s. michigan ave., on feb. 15, and a chase bank branch, 35 w. wacker drive, on feb. 7, according to bandittrackerchicago, a law-enforcement website.jones is alleged to have stolen $1,216 in the robbery.on monday, a man went into the michigan avenue bank, went up to a teller's window and asked asked for change for






prosecutors: minnesota tourists trying to have 'some fun' admit to false robbery


charges were pending thursday night against an out-of-town couple who falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring while they were downtown early thursday, police said. the pair, both 27 and from out of town, originally told officers they took gps directions to the...






chicago police: minnesota couple made false robbery report


chicago (ap) ‑ chicago police say a man and woman from suburban minneapolis falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items.authorities said saturday 27-year-old katie mager of apple valley and 27-year-old ryan reiersgaard of burnsville each face a felony charge of disorderly conduct relating to the false report of a crime.the pair told police they were downtown chicago early thursday when three people approached them with a knife. they said the robbers took the ring as well as a laptop, suitcase and an ipad mini.police say mager and reiersgaard later admitted they made up the story. they were expected to appear in bond court in chicago on sunday.associated press






chicago police: minnesota couple made false robbery report


chicago ‑ chicago police say a man and woman from suburban minneapolis falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items.authorities said saturday 27-year-old katie mager of apple valley and 27-year-old ryan reiersgaard of burnsville each face a felony charge of disorderly conduct relating to the false report of a crime.the pair told police they were downtown chicago early thursday when three people approached them with a knife. they said the robbers took the ring as well as a laptop, suitcase and an ipad mini.police say mager and reiersgaard later admitted they made up the story. they were expected to appear in bond court in chicago on sunday.associated press






police search for 3 suspects in engagement ring thefts


new york (ap) — new york city police are searching for three suspects who they say stole engagement rings.police tell wabc-tv the suspects used a similar scheme in each theft. police say the first theft happened earlier this month at a zales in the bay plaza mall in the bronx. investigators say a man and a woman asked to see a ring and ran away with it.according to police, a similar incident happened at a helzberg location in the queens center mall.police say another man acted as a lookout for the pair both times. authorities say all three suspects fled in a white suv.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weekspolice continue to investigate.___information from: wabc-tv, http://www.7online.com






uk jeweler won't make replicas for meghan markle's ring


london — the jewelry maker who worked on the engagement ring prince harry gave to meghan markle says it's been inundated with requests for replicas— but it won't be taking any orders for copycat rings.stephen connelly, director of cleave and company, tells the associated press: "we're not going to be making replicas of it. if you want a ring, then we'll design you a different one."harry has said he sourced a diamond from botswana for the engagement ring, which also features diamonds that had belonged to his mother, princess diana.jeweler david thomas says working on the ring was the "biggest and hardest secret" he's had to keep in his life. he says he won't violate the royal couple's privacy and reveal any details about the ring to the press.






why diamond engagement rings are losing their luster


when rebecca vipond-brink decided to get married in 2015, she passed on an engagement ring. she felt that there were other places where the money could be put to better use.“i would much rather put the money toward the wedding or the honeymoon or our bills or whatever,” the freelance writer and editor in chicago said. “anything seems like a better expense than a ring.”the national average price paid for an engagement ring reached $6,163 in 2016, according to wedding brand the knot. for some couples, it’s no longer worth it.“engagement rings have no legitimate utility,” vipond-brink said. “that lack of utility becomes even more stark when a $6,000 ring is equivalent to 6 percent of your student debt being paid off or 15 percent of your yearly salary.”as far as marking the commitment in a re






why diamond engagement rings are losing their luster


when rebecca vipond-brink decided to get married in 2015, she passed on an engagement ring. she felt that there were other places where the money could be put to better use."i would much rather put the money toward the wedding or the honeymoon or our bills or whatever," the freelance writer and editor in chicago said. "anything seems like a better expense than a ring."the national average price paid for an engagement ring reached $6,163 in 2016, according to wedding brand the knot. for some couples, it's no longer worth it."engagement rings have no legitimate utility," vipond-brink said. "that lack of utility becomes even more stark when a $6,000 ring is equivalent to 6 percent of your student debt being paid off or 15 percent of your yearly salary."as far as marking the commitment in a re






chicago man identified as suspect in bank robbery near grayslake


a chicago man who was a suspect in a third lake bank robbery tuesday afternoon led lake county sheriff's office deputies all the way down to cook county before he crashed and was apprehended, according to details released wednesday by the sheriff's office.alan h. vasquez, 46, of the 3200 block of west arthington street in chicago, was taken into custody and turned over to the fbi for bank robbery charges, but he was also charged by lake county authorities with fleeing and eluding, driving with a revoked driver's license and numerous other traffic violations, according to sheriff's office sgt. christopher covelli.the bank robbery was called in to sheriff's police at 3:12 p.m. from the associated bank at 34354 north route 45 in third lake, north of washington street. the fbi said tuesday it






the scene at jfk as taxi drivers strike following trump's immigration ban


closeskip in skipxembedxshare activists protested on urday the detention of two iraqi citizens at new york city's jfk airport, one day after president donald trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-muslim countries from entering the us. images and soundbites video provided by afp newslooka crowd gathers, urday at jfk international airport's terminal 4 to demonstrate against president donald trump's executive order to suspend refugee arrivals.(p o: bryan r. smith, afp/getty images)new york taxi drivers have their own response to president donald trump's immigration ban: a strike.as protests continue to break out across major u.s. airports urday night following president trump's immigration ban, taxi drivers at new york's john f. kennedy international airport hav