December 7, 1997 |
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing two little girls who ran a lemonade stand for their unemployed father, and 10 more years for stealing an elderly woman's purse. The Courier-Post newspaper of Cherry Hill reported that Brian James Burns, 30, was given an additional four years for a series of offenses arising from the purse-snatching. Burns stole $30 from a Gloucester Township lemonade stand owned and operated by two sisters, ages 8 and 4.
January 2, 1994 |
A man clearing snow from his driveway was robbed of his shovel at gunpoint, police said. "Give me the shovel. I need the shovel right now," the robber said after he stopped his car Thursday night, jumped out and grabbed the shovel, Woodbridge Police Detective Joe Joraskie said. After a tugging match, the robber pulled out a pistol and aimed it at the victim, who surrendered the shovel. The robber then handed it to a passenger, got back into the car and drove off, police said.
February 22, 1994 |
A man shot an unarmed security guard in the eye, then escaped with a bag containing about $400,000 at Merv Griffin's Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, police said. Meanwhile, a second man grabbed another bag containing about $600,000 from the cart being wheeled by guard Sharon McGovern and ran in another direction. The second man was apprehended, sources told Associated Press. McGovern, 54, was in critical condition at a Philadelphia hospital. He had worked for the casino since 1980.
March 22, 1995 |
Four people were slain by gunfire Tuesday during a holdup at a tiny satellite post office in this suburb of New York City. A fifth victim was airlifted by helicopter to University Hospital in nearby Newark, N.J., and was listed in critical condition with wounds to the head. He was identified by police as David Grossman, 45. No suspects were in custody in the slayings, and authorities were conducting a door-to-door search Tuesday night.
March 23, 1995 |
A former employee of the U.S. Postal Service, facing a "mountain of debt," returned to the tiny neighborhood post office where he once worked and coldly executed two workers and two customers in a robbery, prosecutors charged Wednesday. The slayings left residents of Montclair, N.J., a suburban community close to New York City, in shock over the viciousness of the crime. Police arrested Christopher Green, 29, at his apartment four miles from the site of the slayings.