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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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January 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A former New York City policeman pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to rob businesses and drug dealers and plotting to kill a detective who once testified against him. Anthony Trotman, 35, faces at least 25 years in prison but could receive a more lenient sentence if he testifies against former partner Jamil Jordon and other defendants. Trotman admitted that he was among several bandits who stole $500,000 in merchandise from a Queens jewelry store in 1997.
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June 13, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Police on Monday were investigating a series of assaults in which a group of men robbed, stripped and sexually abused five women in well-traveled parts of Central Park, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The daylight attacks followed Sunday's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
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June 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police were accused Tuesday of being slow to respond when at least 16 women were attacked in Central Park over the weekend by gangs of young men who pulled their clothes off and groped them. Anne Peyton Bryant, a 29-year-old kick-boxing teacher in New York, was in-line skating when a group set upon her Sunday, trying to pull down her pants. Bryant struggled and the men ran off. "I skated over to an officer and told him I was attacked and that the crowd was out of control," Bryant said.
NEWS
October 6, 1989
A New York teen-ager indicted in last April's Central Park "wilding" rampage turned state's evidence and will apparently testify that several other youths bragged about their role in the rape of a woman jogger. In a 10-minute court hearing, Jermaine Robinson, 15, pleaded guilty to robbing a male jogger during the two-hour crime spree April 19.
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April 15, 1990 | from Newsday
Detectives searching for the gunman who killed an assailant on a Brooklyn subway train sought help Saturday in identifying the shooter from a teen-ager charged in the mugging. Melvin Kirkland, 17, was arrested Friday night after being questioned about the shooting, police said. Kirkland was the first to be arrested from among the group of men who had been on a Manhattan-bound express Thursday night when the mugging victim pulled out a gun and fired.
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June 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police were accused Tuesday of being slow to respond when at least 16 women were attacked in Central Park over the weekend by gangs of young men who pulled their clothes off and groped them. Anne Peyton Bryant, a 29-year-old kick-boxing teacher in New York, was in-line skating when a group set upon her Sunday, trying to pull down her pants. Bryant struggled and the men ran off. "I skated over to an officer and told him I was attacked and that the crowd was out of control," Bryant said.
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April 15, 1998 | Associated Press
Here's a real nail-biter of a mystery: Where is the man who has robbed 17 nail salons of $3,000? Police hope to finger the bandit before he strikes again. The suspect brazenly clipped four nail salons within 40 minutes on March 2 and has robbed another twice. Once, he even got his nails trimmed before fleeing empty-handed.
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May 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two suspects were arrested Friday in the killings of five employees in the basement of a Wendy's restaurant. Both men admitted participating in the crime and both face first- and second-degree murder charges, authorities said. John Taylor and Craig Godineaux were being held pending arraignment this morning. Taylor had briefly worked at the Wendy's last year. Police lifted his palm print from a recently delivered box found in the restaurant's basement.
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June 9, 1990 | Associated Press
Some of the $6-million worth of paintings stolen in what police called the city's largest art theft have been recovered, the gallery director said Friday. Nicholas Hall, director of Colnaghi USA Ltd. on Manhattan's Upper East Side, confirmed that some of the stolen paintings and eight drawings have been found. A Police Department spokesman, Fred Weiner, said he couldn't confirm the recovery. Hall said no one had been arrested in the theft.
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June 13, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Police on Monday were investigating a series of assaults in which a group of men robbed, stripped and sexually abused five women in well-traveled parts of Central Park, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The daylight attacks followed Sunday's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
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May 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two men accused of the execution-style slayings of five people during a robbery at a Wendy's restaurant--one of the most shocking crimes in recent New York memory--were charged Sunday with multiple counts of murder, attempted robbery and weapon possession. Queens Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Lasak described in chilling detail how John Taylor, 36, and Craig Godineaux, 30, allegedly bound and gagged their victims with duct tape, then shot them one by one.
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May 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
A man arrested in the execution slayings of five people at a Wendy's was a fugitive who had been freed on $3,500 bail after a string of armed robberies at fast-food restaurants, authorities said Saturday. Prosecutors had requested a bail of $100,000 for John "Benji" Taylor, but the judge released him last summer "on a ridiculously low bail," said Sherry Hunter, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney.
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May 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two suspects were arrested Friday in the killings of five employees in the basement of a Wendy's restaurant. Both men admitted participating in the crime and both face first- and second-degree murder charges, authorities said. John Taylor and Craig Godineaux were being held pending arraignment this morning. Taylor had briefly worked at the Wendy's last year. Police lifted his palm print from a recently delivered box found in the restaurant's basement.
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May 26, 2000 | From Newsday
Police Thursday night were seeking a former restaurant worker for questioning in the grisly slaying of five employees in a Wendy's restaurant in Queens. The workers--two more were wounded--were systematically shot execution-style by two gunmen who apparently used inside information in robbing the Wendy's late Wednesday. They failed to get $20,000 left in two locked safes in the basement, sources said.
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February 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Restaurant owners trying to figure out who was stealing the stock installed video cameras that allegedly caught their landlord downing expensive food and wine in the place after hours--in the nude. Albert Hohmann, a city firefighter, has been suspended without pay after being charged with burglary, petty larceny and criminal mischief, Fire Department spokesman Michael Regan said Wednesday.
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December 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 13-year-old girl was recovering from bullet wounds after a masked gunman opened fire on her and two friends on a Brooklyn street because he wanted their nylon jackets, authorities said. The violence brought to 10 the number of people shot over a coat in the New York area this month. Five have died. The girl in the latest incident was treated for a bullet wound to the thigh.
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April 15, 1998 | Associated Press
Here's a real nail-biter of a mystery: Where is the man who has robbed 17 nail salons of $3,000? Police hope to finger the bandit before he strikes again. The suspect brazenly clipped four nail salons within 40 minutes on March 2 and has robbed another twice. Once, he even got his nails trimmed before fleeing empty-handed.
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March 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Calling him a "dangerous monster," a judge sentenced a man to life in prison without parole for an eight-day rape, robbery and murder binge in New York City in 1996. John Royster Jr., 23, opted not to apologize to his victims or their families. Royster was convicted on 11 charges, including the murder of a store owner, in attacks on the women from June 4 to 11, 1996.
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