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August 28, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thing about the "Gentleman Bandit" was his courtliness, his Cary Grant manners as he stole and stole and stole some more. Why, he would apologize as he tied people up, make them as comfortable as possible, return pictures of the grandkids that he found in wallets, call the front desk of hotels to tell them the guest in Room 319 could use some help getting untied. Once, a man had a heart attack in the midst of a robbery, so the "Gentleman Bandit" called the hospital and ordered an ambulance.
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January 5, 2001 | Associated Press
A grocery store security guard shot and killed a man who had allegedly run from the store with a dozen stolen steaks in his trousers, police said. The guard said she thought the 39-year-old man, who was shot in the back behind the store Wednesday night, was armed, but authorities did not find a weapon. Security guards are only supposed to fire their guns if they believe lives are in danger, Shreveport Police Sgt. J.J. Roberts said. Police were investigating whether the shooting was justified.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
A reputed gang member who was wanted for a series of residential robberies in three states has been arrested in Westminster, police said Friday. Acting on a tip from members of the Asian-American community, Westminster police arrested Sang Thanh Tran, 21, of Baton Rouge, La., on Thursday, Detective Marcus Frank said. Frank said investigators believe that Tran is a member of the Scorpions, a Vietnamese gang linked to multiple armed residential robberies in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.
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December 3, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men and a teenager were arrested in connection with a triple murder and robbery at a popular pizza restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter. Malcolm Hill and Phillip Anthony, both 23, and a 16-year-old youth were booked on three counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted first-degree murder. Police said Hill, a dishwasher at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, and his accomplices walked into the restaurant and, after robbing it, forced four employees into a walk-in cooler and shot them.
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September 12, 1995 | Associated Press
A policewoman was convicted Monday of killing a former partner and two other people during an attempted robbery at a restaurant. Antoinette Frank faces execution or life in prison at her sentencing today on three counts of first-degree murder. Officer Ronald Williams, a former partner who was moonlighting as a guard at the Kim Anh Restaurant, and two of the owners' children--Cuong Vu, 18, and Ha Vu, 24--were killed March 4.
NEWS
December 3, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men and a teenager were arrested in connection with a triple murder and robbery at a popular pizza restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter. Malcolm Hill and Phillip Anthony, both 23, and a 16-year-old youth were booked on three counts of first-degree murder and one of attempted first-degree murder. Police said Hill, a dishwasher at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, and his accomplices walked into the restaurant and, after robbing it, forced four employees into a walk-in cooler and shot them.
SPORTS
July 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A man who police said is former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam was arrested after allegedly robbing a restaurant in Shreveport, La. The man at first identified himself as Thomas Alderman, "but, this morning, upon further investigation, he told us that he is Joe Gilliam II and gave his address as New Orleans," police spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said. "We located his car in Shreveport and it is registered to both Gilliam and his father, Joe Gilliam Sr. of Nashville, Tenn.
SPORTS
September 6, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam, 40, was allowed to plead guilty in Shreveport, La., to a lesser charge of robbery by a judge who told him to rehabilitate himself or go to prison. Gilliam was charged with armed robbery in the July 19 robbery of a fast-food chicken restaurant with a butter knife. He escaped with less than $100 and was captured by police within minutes.
NEWS
January 5, 2001 | Associated Press
A grocery store security guard shot and killed a man who had allegedly run from the store with a dozen stolen steaks in his trousers, police said. The guard said she thought the 39-year-old man, who was shot in the back behind the store Wednesday night, was armed, but authorities did not find a weapon. Security guards are only supposed to fire their guns if they believe lives are in danger, Shreveport Police Sgt. J.J. Roberts said. Police were investigating whether the shooting was justified.
NEWS
December 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A gunman fatally shot three workers at a French Quarter restaurant and critically injured another during an apparent robbery. A waitress at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen discovered her co-workers in a freezer when she arrived to set up tables, said Lt. Marlon Defillo, a police spokesman. The victims' identities were not immediately available and Defillo did not say what, if anything, was stolen. A man and a woman died at the restaurant, another man died at a hospital.
NEWS
September 12, 1995 | Associated Press
A policewoman was convicted Monday of killing a former partner and two other people during an attempted robbery at a restaurant. Antoinette Frank faces execution or life in prison at her sentencing today on three counts of first-degree murder. Officer Ronald Williams, a former partner who was moonlighting as a guard at the Kim Anh Restaurant, and two of the owners' children--Cuong Vu, 18, and Ha Vu, 24--were killed March 4.
SPORTS
September 6, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam, 40, was allowed to plead guilty in Shreveport, La., to a lesser charge of robbery by a judge who told him to rehabilitate himself or go to prison. Gilliam was charged with armed robbery in the July 19 robbery of a fast-food chicken restaurant with a butter knife. He escaped with less than $100 and was captured by police within minutes.
NEWS
August 28, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thing about the "Gentleman Bandit" was his courtliness, his Cary Grant manners as he stole and stole and stole some more. Why, he would apologize as he tied people up, make them as comfortable as possible, return pictures of the grandkids that he found in wallets, call the front desk of hotels to tell them the guest in Room 319 could use some help getting untied. Once, a man had a heart attack in the midst of a robbery, so the "Gentleman Bandit" called the hospital and ordered an ambulance.
SPORTS
July 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A man who police said is former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam was arrested after allegedly robbing a restaurant in Shreveport, La. The man at first identified himself as Thomas Alderman, "but, this morning, upon further investigation, he told us that he is Joe Gilliam II and gave his address as New Orleans," police spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said. "We located his car in Shreveport and it is registered to both Gilliam and his father, Joe Gilliam Sr. of Nashville, Tenn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
A reputed gang member who was wanted for a series of residential robberies in three states has been arrested in Westminster, police said Friday. Acting on a tip from members of the Asian-American community, Westminster police arrested Sang Thanh Tran, 21, of Baton Rouge, La., on Thursday, Detective Marcus Frank said. Frank said investigators believe that Tran is a member of the Scorpions, a Vietnamese gang linked to multiple armed residential robberies in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.
NEWS
December 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A gunman fatally shot three workers at a French Quarter restaurant and critically injured another during an apparent robbery. A waitress at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen discovered her co-workers in a freezer when she arrived to set up tables, said Lt. Marlon Defillo, a police spokesman. The victims' identities were not immediately available and Defillo did not say what, if anything, was stolen. A man and a woman died at the restaurant, another man died at a hospital.
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