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July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Three men, including an alleged master jewel thief who planned a daring Orange County jailbreak last year, have been charged with the murder of a Burbank jeweler who was gunned down during a failed robbery in 1987, authorities said Tuesday. The three--all in California jails or prisons--are suspected of slaying T.W. Hamilton, 50, on July 9, 1987, in his jewelry store, Creme de Le Gem, on West Magnolia Boulevard.
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February 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
A man suspected of killing three jewelers during a robbery spree in New York and Connecticut was captured Friday, found with his girlfriend in a motel room on the casino strip a block from police headquarters. Christopher DiMeo, 23, surrendered peacefully after officers surrounded the Ascot Motel, where he and his girlfriend had checked in Thursday. Police evacuated the motel before a police negotiator reached DiMeo by phone.
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February 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The second defendant in the robbery and murder of a high school teacher was acquitted despite 13 pages of self-incriminating statements that he gave to police. A jury found Montoun Hart, 26, innocent of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the 1997 slaying of Jonathan Levin, the son of Time Warner Chairman Gerald Levin. Hart had been accused of being an accomplice in torturing Levin for his personal bank card number, looting the account of $800, then killing him.
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February 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The second defendant in the robbery and murder of a high school teacher was acquitted despite 13 pages of self-incriminating statements that he gave to police. A jury found Montoun Hart, 26, innocent of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the 1997 slaying of Jonathan Levin, the son of Time Warner Chairman Gerald Levin. Hart had been accused of being an accomplice in torturing Levin for his personal bank card number, looting the account of $800, then killing him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1998 | Associated Press
A man who broke through the roof of a Greek Orthodox Church failed in an attempt to steal a $1-million gold statue of the patron saint of peace. Police said the would-be thief broke through a hatch on the church roof, shinned down a rope and smashed a glass case behind the altar. The case surrounds jewelry and the 3-foot-tall statue. He fled empty-handed after he triggered an alarm. "It's very sad," Bishop Vikentios said of the break-in. The statue, the Weeping Icon of St.
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February 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
A man suspected of killing three jewelers during a robbery spree in New York and Connecticut was captured Friday, found with his girlfriend in a motel room on the casino strip a block from police headquarters. Christopher DiMeo, 23, surrendered peacefully after officers surrounded the Ascot Motel, where he and his girlfriend had checked in Thursday. Police evacuated the motel before a police negotiator reached DiMeo by phone.
NEWS
February 9, 1987
A ring of attractive and fashionably dressed women armed with potent knockout drugs has been stalking wealthy men in South Florida, going home with them and stealing their valuables. Investigators believe the ring is responsible for at least 20 robberies in the last six months, with takes of $10,000 to $20,000 each, the Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel reported. One woman has been arrested.
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July 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of killing another teen for his iPod portable music player, police said. They face charges of murder, robbery and weapons possession in the death of Christopher Rose, 15, police said. Rose and three friends were accosted by a group of youths Saturday evening in Brooklyn, police said. Some of them demanded Rose's iPod, police said, and he was stabbed twice in the chest when he resisted. Police have reported a wave of iPod robberies on New York subways.
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November 22, 1985 | Associated Press
A "master of disguise" who could fool witnesses into thinking he was a 25-year-old black woman or a 60-year-old white man allegedly pulled off at least 22 bank robberies from New York to California before he decided to turn himself in, the FBI said Thursday. The agency said that the suspect, Antonio Johnson, 26, apparently so cleverly disguised his age, sex and race that no one realized that one person was behind all the holdups.
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May 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Two self-styled revolutionaries were convicted Wednesday of taking part in the bungled 1981 robbery of a Brink's armored truck in which three people were killed. A federal court jury in Manhattan found Mutulu Shakur and Marilyn Jean Buck guilty on all eight counts, which included racketeering, conspiracy, armed robbery and murder during a bank robbery. The pair face sentences of 10 years to life in prison for their convictions on two counts of murder while committing robberies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1998 | Associated Press
A man who broke through the roof of a Greek Orthodox Church failed in an attempt to steal a $1-million gold statue of the patron saint of peace. Police said the would-be thief broke through a hatch on the church roof, shinned down a rope and smashed a glass case behind the altar. The case surrounds jewelry and the 3-foot-tall statue. He fled empty-handed after he triggered an alarm. "It's very sad," Bishop Vikentios said of the break-in. The statue, the Weeping Icon of St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Three men, including an alleged master jewel thief who planned a daring Orange County jailbreak last year, have been charged with the murder of a Burbank jeweler who was gunned down during a failed robbery in 1987, authorities said Tuesday. The three--all in California jails or prisons--are suspected of slaying T.W. Hamilton, 50, on July 9, 1987, in his jewelry store, Creme de Le Gem, on West Magnolia Boulevard.
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November 21, 1985 | Associated Press
A "master of disguise" who passed himself off as a woman and masked his age and race to steal $350,000 in a nationwide string of bank robberies finally tired of his three-year charade and surrendered to the FBI, the agency says. Antonio Johnson, 26, of Detroit was being held at the Federal Correctional Institute in Milan pending a hearing on charges stemming from the Nov. 13 holdup of a Comerica Bank branch in Detroit, the FBI said.
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December 29, 1992 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An armed gang subdued a lone security guard at a Brooklyn-based armored car company and made off with more than $8.2 million, most of it in brand-new $100 bills, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported Monday. The robbery, the second largest cash theft in the city's history, occurred when the guard was surprised at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the command room of the Hudson Armored Car Courier Co. as he was watching television.
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