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robber chokes mira mesa store clerk, steals money


a robber grabbed and choked a clerk at a mira mesa convenience store early tuesday before fleeing with money and cigarettes, police said.the incident, at a 7-eleven on camino ruiz near capricorn way, happened shortly after 2 a.m., according to san diego police officer dino delimitros.the robber walked into the store and asked the clerk for cigarettes. when the clerk went to get them, the robber grabbed him from behind and choked him to unconsciousness, police said.when the clerk woke up, he discovered that the robber was gone.the san diego police department’s robbery detectives are investigating the incident. anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call crime stoppers at (888) 580-8477.shooter dead, 2 wounded in attack at maryland high school, sheriff sayspackage believed to






video shows scripps ranch robber fire shot near clerk


a robber who fired two shots past a scripps ranch store clerk last week was caught on security video, and san diego police want the public’s help in finding him.crime stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the april 6 holdup at the market at the ranch gas station and liquor store on scripps trail.the robber cinched a sweatshirt hood tight around his face as he walked into the market holding a pistol about 9:25 p.m. he demanded money from the register, and when the clerk had trouble opening it, the robber fired a round into a cigarette display case on the wall behind the counter, police said.he also used his pistol to hit the clerk in the eye. the clerk got the register open and dropped cash into a black plastic bag that the robber brought with






video shows scripps ranch robber fire shot near clerk


a robber who fired two shots past a scripps ranch store clerk last week was caught on security video, and san diego police want the public’s help in finding him.crime stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the april 6 holdup at the market at the ranch gas station and liquor store on scripps trail.the robber cinched a sweatshirt hood tight around his face as he walked into the market holding a pistol about 9:25 p.m. he demanded money from the register, and when the clerk had trouble opening it, the robber fired a round into a cigarette display case on the wall behind the counter, police said.he also used his pistol to hit the clerk in the eye. the clerk got the register open and dropped cash into a black plastic bag that the robber brought with






clerk subdues armed robber: 'he came in to kill him and then rob him'


an armed robber's gun jammed as he pointed it at a store clerk on the south side on wednesday evening, allowing the clerk and another worker to wrestle the gun away and hold the suspect for police, authorities said."he was seconds away from a different outcome," jerome brown, a friend of the clerk, told reporters outside the store in the 8400 block of south cottage grove avenue in chatham.the gunman entered the store around 3:50 p.m. and pulled out a gun, according to police."the guy didn't come in there to rob him, he came in to kill him and then rob him," brown said. "he pointed the gun and pulled the trigger and it jammed. the clerk snatched the gun from him."there was a struggle and the 37-year-old clerk and another worker were able to hold the suspect until officers arrived, police sa






never mind: police say would-be robber apologizes to clerk


myrtle beach, s.c. — police in south carolina are seeking a man who apologized after attempting to rob a convenience store.the sun news reports that horry county police say they responded june 18 to a circle k in little river after the unidentified man walked inside and demanded money while holding a knife.a police report says a night clerk told them the man entered the store around 1 a.m. and approached the counter. police say the "unfazed" clerk didn't give the man money and told him to leave. the man realized his efforts were going nowhere and apologized, put the knife back in his pocket and left.






grand forks convenience store robbed at gunpoint; clerk ok


grand forks, n.d. (ap) — grand forks police are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint.authorities say the man walked into the valley dairy store shortly before 7 p.m. thursday, displayed a handgun and demanded money.the clerk complied, and the robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. a police dog was brought to the scene but was unable to find the suspect.the clerk wasn’t hurt.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






police: 'bolt bandit' arrested, linked to 3 robberies, 2 attempts


san diego police have arrested a 67-year-old man they dubbed the “bolt bandit” in connection with a series of armed robberies that took place this month.the man was arrested outside a memorabilia card store in clairemont on saturday on suspicion of three counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery at businesses in the morena and clairemont mesa areas, police said. he’s being held in jail on $500,000 bail.in the series, a robber carrying a gun and wearing dark clothing, including a stocking cap with a chargers lightning bolt emblem, robbed or tried to rob three am/pm markets, a 7-eleven and a subway sandwich shop over a two-week period. the last incident was an attempted robbery of a am/pm store on morena boulevard near west morena boulevard on saturday.in that case, a






would-be robber apologizes to clerk, south carolina police say – the denver post


myrtle beach, s.c. — police in south carolina are seeking a man who apologized after attempting to rob a convenience store.the sun news reports that horry county police say they responded june 18 to a circle k in little river after the unidentified man walked inside and demanded money while holding a knife.a police report says a night clerk told them the man entered the store around 1 a.m. and approached the counter. police say the “unfazed” clerk didn’t give the man money and told him to leave. the man realized his efforts were going nowhere and apologized, put the knife back in his pocket and left.






east bay robber gets a pizza the action, foiled by flying pepperoni


antioch — a would-be armed robber who couldn’t stand the heat at a domino’s pizza restaurant found himself fleeing under a hail of pepperonis.police were called to the domino’s in the 2300 block of buchanan rd. just after noon feb. 13 for a report of a masked gunman who had entered the store evidently misunderstanding the pizza chain’s carryout special did not apply to all the money in the register.“he began yelling at the clerk to open the drawer and she yelled back that she didn’t have money. then she started throwing pepperonis at him,” said antioch police lt. desmond bittner.the clerk grabbed her phone, then ran to the back of the store to call police. the robber reconsidered his heist in light of the salami onslaught and took off running in the direction of the chinese restaurant.the






safeway store in moraga robbed at gunpoint – the mercury news


moraga — a masked gunman robbed a safeway supermarket of an undisclosed amount of money thursday night, police said friday.the  gunman entered the store at 1355 moraga way about 7:55 p.m. thursday, pointed a gun at a clerk and took a cash register drawer, police said.the robber than ran out of the store and fled in a silver vehicle last seen going on moraga way  toward orinda.no one was hurt in the robbery.the robber was described a a man of unknown race, in his mid 20s, about 5 feet 11 wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt and dark pants.police don’t know if there was a second suspect in the getaway vehicle.anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or has an information about what happened is asked to contact moraga detective kevin mooney at 925-=888-7056.check back for updates.






robber runs off with cash register in university heights


a thief pretended to have a gun then ran off with the cash register at a university heights 7-eleven store early tuesday, san diego police said.a news photographer saw the suspected robber’s car about three blocks away, and police arrested the man. a store clerk identified him as the thief, police officer john buttle said.the robbery occurred at the convenience store on el cajon boulevard at florida street when the man walked in and held one hand behind his back as if he had a gun. he told the clerk to open the register, buttle said.instead of opening the register, then clerk ran away. the robber yanked the entire register off its counter and drove away in a silver audi sedan, buttle said.police were called about 1:45 a.m. a news videographer saw the audi nearby on louisiana street and not






robber runs off with cash register in university heights


a thief pretended to have a gun then ran off with the cash register at a university heights 7-eleven store early tuesday, san diego police said.a news photographer saw the suspected robber’s car about three blocks away, and police arrested the man. a store clerk identified him as the thief, police officer john buttle said.the robbery occurred at the convenience store on el cajon boulevard at florida street when the man walked in and held one hand behind his back as if he had a gun. he told the clerk to open the register, buttle said.instead of opening the register, then clerk ran away. the robber yanked the entire register off its counter and drove away in a silver audi sedan, buttle said.police were called about 1:45 a.m. a news videographer saw the audi nearby on louisiana street and not






motorcycle, bicycle collide in mira mesa


a bicyclist suffered a serious head injury in a collision with a motorcycle in mira mesa thursday, police said.the two collided at mira mesa boulevard and parkdale road about 5:35 a.m.it wasn’t immediately clear whether the motorcycle rider also suffered any injuries. the bicycle was mangled in the collision.westbound lanes of mira mesa boulevard were between montongo street and parkdale for an investigation, san diego police said.charlottesville covers confederate statue in black shrouddatabase shows 56,000 san diego city charge card purchasespowerball jackpot jumps to $700 million, the second-largest in u.s. historycharlottesville covers confederate statue in black shrouddatabase shows 56,000 san diego city charge card purchasespowerball jackpot jumps to $700 million, the second-largest






not satisfied with $800 in cash, this 'penny-pincher bandit' pockets spare chang


police requested the public’s help thursday in identifying an armed man who stole more than $800 in cash and cigarettes from a gas station in canoga park.the robbery occurred just before midnight saturday, when a man walked into the store wearing a black monster brand hoodie, said lapd det. fernando avila. the suspect took out money and pretended to buy cigarettes to distract the clerk, then pulled out a gun, avila said.“we noticed the guy stole one thing, even before he pulled the gun,” avila said. “you can see him reach into the take-a-penny-leave-a-penny tray when the clerk turns to retrieve the packs of cigarettes the robber feigned to buy.”authorities described the suspect as a man in his 40s with a shaved head and a goatee. his left ear is pierced and he was wearing an earring.“when






mira mesa bank robbery leads to pursuit, arrest


a mira mesa credit union robbery suspect topped 90 mph on interstate 15 trying to get away from police wednesday, but officers and sheriff’s deputies caught up to him in carlsbad.he ditched his pickup and the credit union’s money along palomar airport road, then dashed through yards and over fences under the eyes of a san diego police helicopter crew, authorities said.the 29-year-old oceanside man was hiding in some bushes when he was found on rancho del canon and arrested, police lt. eric hays said.the holdup at the navy federal credit union branch on black mountain road near mira mesa boulevard took place about 9:20 a.m. a man walked up to a teller, demanded cash from her drawer, then left with the money, hays said.the robbery was reported within moments and officers who were nearby saw






man with gun steals drugs from a point loma pharmacy


a thief in a surgical mask and sporting fake black sideburns made off with drugs from a point loma pharmacy during an armed robbery friday morning, police said.the man showed the clerk the handgun and demanded drugs at the point loma cabrillo drug store on catalina boulevard near talbot and canon streets about 9:40 a.m., officer tony martinez said.the clerk handed over the drugs, and the thief left.the robber was described at white, in his 30s, about 5-feet 6-inches tall, and weighing about 130 pounds, martinez said.aside from the mask and fake sideburns, the robber also wore a gray cap, sunglasses, dark clothing and red shoes.senator: offshore drilling plan carve-out for florida may be illegalup to 43 people still missing in montecito; dead include four childrensan diego no. 2 in state fo






police: man apologizes to clerk after armed robbery attempt


myrtle beach, s.c. — police in south carolina are seeking a man who apologized after attempting to rob a convenience store.the sun news reports that horry county police say they responded june 18 to a circle k in little river after the unidentified man walked inside and demanded money while holding a knife.a police report says a night clerk told them the man entered the store around 1 a.m. and approached the counter. police say the "unfazed" clerk didn't give the man money and told him to leave. the man realized his efforts were going nowhere and apologized, put the knife back in his pocket and left.






domino's gets robbed while already being robbed


the title pretty much says it all on this one. a domino’s got robbed while someone else was already robbing it. the video below is in dutch, but here is the translation. translation from :013 to 1:50, courtesy of reddit user /u/koltrui:narrator: this is domino’s pizza on the kerstendijk in rotterdam ijsselmonde. saturday the 22nd of april around 10:30 four staffmembers are closing up.officer: thats when a men enters with a firearm. he threatens the staff and demands money. he orders them to open the safe.but that isn’t possible because the only person able to open the safe isn’t there.narrator: so the safe can’t be opened. the robber then instructs the staff to take all the money from the registers and place it in the office. but then the robbery takes a turn.officer: with all of this goin






robber hits taco bell in pinole, steals from employees – the mercury news


pinole — several taco bell employees were robbed tuesday morning by a lone suspect, police said.the robber also took restaurant money, police said.the robbery happened about 6:10 a.m. tuesday at the restaurant in the 1500 block of fitzgerald drive, which normally opens at 7 a.m.police were told that the male suspect entered through side doors and confronted the employees in the back of the restaurant as they were preparing food for the day.the robber brandished a semi-automatic pistol, told the employees not to look at him, ordered them to lie on the floor and then demanded money from them, police said.it was not immediately known how many employees were robbed.the suspect then went into the rear office and took more money, police said.no injuries were reported.the robber fled westbound on






armed robber subdued by store workers on south side


two employees of a south side business turned the tables on a would-be robber wednesday, not only foiling the gunman’s plan but  subduing him for police, authorities said.a 20-year-old man with a handgun entered the store in the 8400 block of south cottage grove avenue in chatham around 3:50 p.m. and announced a robbery, according to chicago police.a struggle broke out between the gunman and a worker inside the store, police said. the robber was finally detained by the worker and another store employee, and responding officers took the suspect into custody.the 37-year-old worker who struggled with the robber was taken to a hospital in fair condition. the suspect suffered cuts and bruises, police said.check back for [email protected]






1 pedestrian dead, 1 hurt in mira mesa crash


a 59-year-old woman was killed and a man injured when they were hit by a car that ran a red light in mira mesa thursday morning, san diego police said.they were walking south across mira mesa boulevard in a crosswalk at marbury avenue about 6 a.m., police said.the 26-year-old male driver of a small honda was heading east and ran a red light, police officer tony martinez said. the car was in a middle lane when it hit the pedestrians.the woman died in the roadway before medics could get her to a hospital. the man, 64, was hospitalized with a broken femur and serious head injuries, martinez said.the driver stopped after the collision. the small car’s windshield was smashed in from the impact with one or both of the victims.eastbound lanes of mira mesa boulevard were closed between greenford d






gunmen rob otay mesa 7-eleven store


two robbers pointed handguns at a 7-eleven clerk and demanded money in otay mesa early thursday, san diego police said.no shots were fired and no one was injured in the hold-up.the men walked into the palm avenue store about 1:10 a.m., drew guns and told the clerk to hand over cash from the register, police said. the clerk followed the order.the robbers left and were last seen walking south on picador boulevard.they both were described as black, 20 to 30 years old and about 5 feet 6 inches tall. one was about 185 pounds and wore a white t-shirt, black pants, a red ball cap and red bandanna. the other man was 175 pounds and wore a black sweatshirt with white stripes, a black ball cap and white bandanna.tropical storm harvey lashing louisiana exactly 12 years after katrinanorth korea's kim j






police: man apologizes to clerk after armed robbery attempt


myrtle beach, s.c. (ap) — police in south carolina are seeking a man who apologized after attempting to rob a convenience store. the sun news reports that horry county police say they responded june 18 to a circle k in little river after the unidentified man walked inside and demanded money while holding a knife.a police report says a night clerk told them the man entered the store around 1 a.m. and approached the counter. police say the “unfazed” clerk didn’t give the man money and told him to leave. the man realized his efforts were going nowhere and apologized, put the knife back in his pocket and left.___most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.information from: the sun news, http://www.thesunnews.com/






man robs delaware gas station at gunpoint


newark, del. (ap) — delaware state police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint.troopers said in a press release that a man walked into an exxon station in newark monday morning and brandished a handgun.the man demanded money from a clerk behind the counter, who gave the robber cash. police say the robber also grabbed two boxes full of cartons of cigarettes.the suspect drove away in a car.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






4 suspects rob colorado springs convenience store at s gun-point, make off with


four suspects used a s gun to rob a convenience store in northeast colorado springs early monday, making off with cash, retail items and even the sales clerk’s car.the hold-up happened about 3:30 a.m. on the 2200 block of research parkway, according to colorado springs police. the clerk told investigators that of the four suspects, at least one of them was armed with a s gun.“the suspects appeared to arrive on foot,” police said in a news release. “however they took the store clerk’s key and got away in his vehicle.”the clerk’s vehicle was a silver, late-model mazda 3 with a temporary tag, police say. no one was hurt.






deputies: store worker shoots at fleeing armed robber


rocky mount, n.c. (ap) — sheriff’s deputies in north carolina say an employee at a store pulled out a gun and fired shots at a gunman as he fled.witn-tv in greenville reports nash county sheriff’s deputies say the nashville store was held up late monday night by a person who demanded money from the cash register.the deputies said the employee pulled out a revolver during the robbery and fired multiple shots at the suspect as they fled. the worker wasn’t hurt, and it’s not known if the robber was hit by gunfire.a search dog tracked the robber to a car vehicle parked down a road. so far, there have been no arrests in the case.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: witn-tv, http://www.witn.com/






oak park police investigate robberies of two chicago avenue businesses


police in oak park are searching for men who robbed two chicago avenue businesses in separate incidents earlier this month.according to an oak park police summary, the first robbery took place at 9:50 a.m. july 1 at snow white cleaners, 40 chicago ave.police said the robber was described as a black man, between 20 and 25 years old, standing approximately 6-feet, 4-inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, a black ski mask and black gloves.the robber entered the business carrying a gun, police said, and approached the victim, a lincolnwood resident, from behind and pointed the gun at him.after the robber demanded money, the cashier handed him an undetermined amount of money from the registers, police said.on his way out, the robber also stole an iphone 6s and f






cops seek westbury carvel robber in possible holdup pattern


a carvel ice cream shop in westbury was robbed sunday night and police are investigating whether it’s connected to a pattern of holdups committed by a machete-wielding robber. no injuries were reported in the 8:03 p.m. robbery of a carvel on 801 carman ave. in westbury, a nassau police spokeswoman said. most popularpolice could not immediately provide further information, including whether a machete was displayed during the heist.see alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime statsa man who answered the phone at the carvel at about 8:45 p.m. said: “we’re closed right now.” when asked if the store was robbed, he replied, “yes.” he hung up when he was asked more questions. nassau police last week began stepping up patrols around stores at night after a masked, machete-wielding robber struck an ice






police: 7-11 clerk refuses dirty pennies, woman pulls guns


melbourne, fla. — police in florida are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a pair of guns on a convenience store clerk after he refused to accept a jar of dirty pennies as payment.melbourne police tell florida today (http://on.flatoday.com/2nmvgpl ) the woman showed up early wednesday morning at a 7-eleven, picked up a few items and then gave the clerk the pennies. police say the clerk told the woman the coins were dirty and "gunked-up." the clerk says the woman got angry and began throwing things after he told her there were too many pennies for the store to accept.police say the woman told the clerk she was going to kill him before leaving the store and returned with two guns. the clerk sustained only minor injuries in the confrontation.the woman fled the scene in a vehicle.






westbury carvel robbed by man with knife, nassau police say


a carvel ice cream shop in westbury was robbed sunday night, and police are investigating whether it’s connected to a pattern of holdups committed by a machete-wielding robber. no injuries were reported in the 8:02 p.m. robbery of a carvel store at 801 carman ave. in westbury, a nassau county police spokeswoman said. most popularthis robber held up a large knife, but police said there was “no confirmation that this robbery is part of a pattern at this time.”see alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime statsa man who answered the phone at the carvel at about 8:45 p.m. said, “we’re closed right now.” when asked whether the store was robbed, he replied, “yes.” he hung up when he was asked more questions. nassau police last week began stepping up patrols around stores at night after a masked, mache






fire breaks out at kearny mesa recycling facility


flames tore through piles of compacted cardboard at a kearny mesa recycling center tuesday, sending plumes of smoke into the sky. employees at the rmg recycling center on mercury street were the first to notice the towering column of smoke just before 7 p.m. more than 60 firefighters quelled the flames, said san diego fire-rescue department spokeswoman monica muñoz. firefighters were going to use a bulldozer to spread out the burning cardboard, then use a foam-water mix to extinguish the blaze, muñoz said. crews were expected to spend several hours putting out the fire. captiontwo teenagers were stabbed during a fight near mira mesa high school thursday night, san diego police said. two teenagers were stabbed during a fight near mira mesa high school thursday night, san diego police said.c






fire breaks out at kearny mesa recycling facility


flames tore through piles of cardboard at a kearny mesa recycling center tuesday, sending plumes of smoke into the sky.employees at the rmg recycling center on mercury street, in a commercial area, were the first to notice the towering column of smoke just before 7 p.m., said san diego fire-rescue department spokeswoman monica muñoz.no one was hurt.at least 60 firefighters got the second-alarm fire under control in about 45 minutes, muñoz said. they ran a hose up a fire truck’s extended 105-foot ladder to douse the flames from above.a heavy equipment operator then used a bulldozer to spread out the smoldering loose cardboard so firefighters could use a foam-water mixture to extinguish the blaze, muñoz said.firefighters expected to work overnight to put out the fire, which caused some damag






fire breaks out at kearny mesa recycling facility


flames tore through piles of cardboard at a kearny mesa recycling center tuesday, sending plumes of smoke into the sky.employees at the rmg recycling center on mercury street, in a commercial area, were the first to notice the towering column of smoke just before 7 p.m., said san diego fire-rescue department spokeswoman monica muñoz.no one was hurt.more than 60 firefighters got the second-alarm fire under control in about 45 minutes, muñoz said. they ran a hose up a fire truck’s extended 105-foot ladder to douse the flames from above.a heavy equipment operator then used a bulldozer to spread out the smoldering loose cardboard so firefighters could use a foam-water mixture to extinguish the blaze, muñoz said.firefighters expected to work overnight to put out the fire, which caused some dama






charges: south metro clerk had gun at his head when he pulled firearm, shot susp


a clerk at a verizon store in inver grove heights had a robber’s gun at his head when he drew his own firearm from his waistband and shot the perpetrator, according to robbery charges filed monday.also monday, police say the clerk did everything right from the moment he defended himself to when he put down his gun and showed police his state-issued permit to carry a firearm.jamaal m. mays, 32, of crystal, was charged in dakota county district court with first-degree aggravated robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the holdup on aug. 17 of the verizon wireless store in a strip mall off hwy. 52 in the 9000 block of cahill avenue.an accomplice in the crime remains at large, and police say they are still trying to determine that person’s identity. police have






motorcycle, bicycle riders critically injured in mira mesa crash


a bicyclist and a motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when they collided in mira mesa thursday, police said.both were headed east on mira mesa boulevard when the bicycle rider started cutting across the road from the right lane at parkdale avenue, san diego police officer tony martinez said.martinez said the 28-year-old bicyclist was turning north against the red light. he collided with the motorcycle rider, age 56, who was in the left lane, still going east on the green light.the two men collided in the intersection about 5:35 a.m. they were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, martinez said. the bicycle was mangled in the collision.westbound lanes of mira mesa boulevard were closed between montongo street and parkdale for an investigation, san diego police said.charlo






police: armed robber fatally shot at auto parts store


cincinnati (ap) — police say an armed robber was fatally shot at a cincinnati auto parts store by another person inside the business.police say two gunmen entered the store in the city’s roselawn neighborhood wednesday night. another person inside the store opened fire, hitting one of them.officers found the body of the suspected robber in the parking lot.investigators have not released the name of the deceased person or the person who fired the deadly shot.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






7 reasons why facebook will autoplay sound despite complaints


if you’re freaking out about facebook starting to autoplay videos with sound by default, at least it won’t pause or play on top of music you’re already listening to through apps like spotify. facebook confirmed to techcrunch today that sound will not autoplay on facebook videos if you’re already listening to something on your device. you’ll have to tap the sound icon to toggle audio on or tap to make the video full-screen, both of which will pause your other music app.some users are sure to be annoyed by the change to autoplaying audio in the news feed that facebook announced yesterday. it could lead them to inadvertently blast sound from their phones while in public. that might lead to embarrassing situations, with users getting caught trying to browse facebook on the sly during work, cla