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July 16, 1993 | Associated Press
About 25 women and children beat a man after he grabbed a woman's purse in a high-crime South Side neighborhood. The man later died of a heart attack as paramedics treated his head injuries. Witnesses said the man snatched the purse at a currency exchange late Wednesday night, and the vigilantes chased him to the front of an abandoned house, where they struck him with their fists and hands. The medical examiner's office identified the man as Charles Kimber, 29.
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August 1, 1997 | Reuters
Two Chicago police officers were arrested Thursday and charged with robbing a grocery store of cash and fireworks while making a show of apprehending the owner for selling illegal fireworks, prosecutors said. A federal grand jury indicted five-year police veteran Arcenio Cruz and six-year veteran Alex Sierra for conspiracy to commit robbery in the June 1994 incident. Both officers were released on their own recognizance pending trial.
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August 1, 1997 | Reuters
Two Chicago police officers were arrested Thursday and charged with robbing a grocery store of cash and fireworks while making a show of apprehending the owner for selling illegal fireworks, prosecutors said. A federal grand jury indicted five-year police veteran Arcenio Cruz and six-year veteran Alex Sierra for conspiracy to commit robbery in the June 1994 incident. Both officers were released on their own recognizance pending trial.
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July 16, 1993 | Associated Press
About 25 women and children beat a man after he grabbed a woman's purse in a high-crime South Side neighborhood. The man later died of a heart attack as paramedics treated his head injuries. Witnesses said the man snatched the purse at a currency exchange late Wednesday night, and the vigilantes chased him to the front of an abandoned house, where they struck him with their fists and hands. The medical examiner's office identified the man as Charles Kimber, 29.
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April 21, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Chicago cab drivers have been shot to death since the city increased cab fares 30% six weeks ago, leaving cab drivers and city officials wondering whether the fare increase has sparked an increase in violence. "There is speculation that the murders came as a result of robbery attempts," which in turn may have been spurred by the belief that the drivers were carrying more money, said Carolyn Schoenberger, the city consumer commissioner.
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June 6, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
A man alleged to be one of the most successful Southern California bank robbers in recent years was arrested in Glendale on Tuesday as, authorities said, he attempted a getaway. Authorities said the arrest of Alan Freibaum, 55, ended the four-county string of robberies of the "Irreconcilable Differences" bandit, so named by the FBI because he allegedly told a Beverly Hills teller during his first robbery that he was going through a divorce, before demanding money. That Dec.
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April 21, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Chicago cab drivers have been shot to death since the city increased cab fares 30% six weeks ago, leaving cab drivers and city officials wondering whether the fare increase has sparked an increase in violence. "There is speculation that the murders came as a result of robbery attempts," which in turn may have been spurred by the belief that the drivers were carrying more money, said Carolyn Schoenberger, the city consumer commissioner.
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