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June 27, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gunmen hijacked an armored car in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., Tuesday and escaped with $10.8 million in cash, the second largest amount ever taken in a U.S. armored car holdup, authorities said. Law enforcement officials said the money was being transported to the Federal Reserve Bank in Buffalo, N.Y., when the vehicle's driver and a woman guard stopped for breakfast at a market near the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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August 17, 2000 | Associated Press
A second West Point cadet has been sentenced to prison for breaking into a store at the academy and stealing nearly $25,000 worth of merchandise. William L. Bender, 20, was sentenced to 15 months at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., dismissed from the Army and stripped of all pay and benefits. Bender and Cadet John B. Taylor IV broke into the store last December and stole watches, leather jackets, video cameras and jewelry valued at about $24,820. Taylor was sentenced to 18 months in June.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990 | DAVID REYES
The letters from a New York jail arrive with surprising regularity at the Pennsylvania home of college professor Peter G. Jones. But what surprises Jones even more is that he continues to answer the letters from inmate Keith Eugene Goodman. "After six years of writing, you just don't quit," Jones said in a recent telephone interview from Pittsburgh. "I felt a kind of responsibility, it's a responsibility you get after writing to someone for so long."
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April 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A self-styled investigative reporter and his wife were convicted of stealing scraps of upholstery from the wreckage of TWA Flight 800 in an effort to prove his theory that the airliner was shot down by a Navy missile. A federal jury in Uniondale, N.Y., took two hours to convict James Sanders, 53, and his wife, Elizabeth, 52, a former TWA training supervisor, of conspiracy and aiding and abetting the thefts. The couple from Williamsburg, Va.
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January 18, 1990 | JIM CARLTON and TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A tip from a family member led to the arrests Sunday of three Indiana suspects in a cross-country crime spree that left four, possibly five people dead, authorities said Wednesday. Police learned that the fugitives were in Orange County after suspect Tracy Lynn Holland, 21, placed a series of desperate phone calls to her cousin and grandmother in Indiana.
SPORTS
September 21, 1989
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver J.D. Hill was arrested on a theft-of-services charge Monday in Buffalo for allegedly not paying a $16.45 taxi fare.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | Associated Press
A man with a gun forced a 17-year-old boy to remove his gold tooth and hand it over during a bus ride, police said Tuesday. Nassau County police spokesman Robert Wheeler said Daryl Bowens of Hempstead was on a bus Monday in Lakeview when a man sat next to him and produced a handgun. The man told Bowens he wanted his gold-capped tooth, which apparently was removable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
Someone is stealing the pricey pets of Long Island. Ten snakes, two iguanas and a $1,400 cockatoo have been snatched from two pet shops in Nassau County, police said Tuesday. It was not known if the thefts were related. A man was arrested in the cockatoo theft, but the bird was not recovered. The lizards and the snakes, and at least one other thief also remained at large, authorities said. The reptiles, all believed to be non-poisonous, had a total value of about $1,500.
NEWS
April 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A self-styled investigative reporter and his wife were convicted of stealing scraps of upholstery from the wreckage of TWA Flight 800 in an effort to prove his theory that the airliner was shot down by a Navy missile. A federal jury in Uniondale, N.Y., took two hours to convict James Sanders, 53, and his wife, Elizabeth, 52, a former TWA training supervisor, of conspiracy and aiding and abetting the thefts. The couple from Williamsburg, Va.
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January 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Several gunmen in ski masks held up a Brinks Inc. armored car service depot on Tuesday and may have gotten away with as much as $10 million. The robbers entered the depot, in a small, one-story brick building on the edge of the city shortly before 7:30 p.m., said police Sgt. Sherman Scott. About 10 people were working there at the time but no one was hurt, Scott said. He said a "substantial" amount of money was taken.
SPORTS
November 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Erik McMillan, New York Jet cornerback, and his girlfriend were robbed at gunpoint in McMillan's home near Baldwin, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990 | DAVID REYES
The letters from a New York jail arrive with surprising regularity at the Pennsylvania home of college professor Peter G. Jones. But what surprises Jones even more is that he continues to answer the letters from inmate Keith Eugene Goodman. "After six years of writing, you just don't quit," Jones said in a recent telephone interview from Pittsburgh. "I felt a kind of responsibility, it's a responsibility you get after writing to someone for so long."
NEWS
June 27, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gunmen hijacked an armored car in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., Tuesday and escaped with $10.8 million in cash, the second largest amount ever taken in a U.S. armored car holdup, authorities said. Law enforcement officials said the money was being transported to the Federal Reserve Bank in Buffalo, N.Y., when the vehicle's driver and a woman guard stopped for breakfast at a market near the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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April 8, 1990 | Associated Press
The pistol Teddy Roosevelt carried in his charge up San Juan Hill has been stolen, officials said Saturday. The .45-caliber Colt revolver was discovered missing from Sagamore Hill, the Long Island home of the nation's 26th President, now a museum. Chief Ranger Ray Bloomer, who is blind, found Saturday that the exhibit case that contained the gun was loose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990
Police have arrested a 32-year-old New York man wanted for 10 years by authorities in Suffolk County, N.Y., on charges of armed robbery. George Edward Lagerence of Brooklyn, who was arrested at a Costa Mesa apartment last Tuesday, is being held at Orange County Jail in Santa Ana pending extradition proceedings, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Andy Gonis said. Patrol officers arrested Lagerence on March 24 on suspicion of drunk driving after receiving a tip from a "concerned motorist."
NEWS
March 10, 1987
A teen-ager sought in the stabbing deaths of two priests in Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested in San Diego. Theodore A. Simmons, 18, of Buffalo was taken into custody at his brother's house. Another suspect, Milton E. Jones, 17, was arrested in Buffalo on Sunday. Both are charged with two counts of second-degree murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Buffalo police said robbery appeared to be the motive in the slayings of the Rev. A. Joseph Bissonette, 55, and Msgr. David P.
NEWS
January 18, 1990 | JIM CARLTON and TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A tip from a family member led to the arrests Sunday of three Indiana suspects in a cross-country crime spree that left four, possibly five people dead, authorities said Wednesday. Police learned that the fugitives were in Orange County after suspect Tracy Lynn Holland, 21, placed a series of desperate phone calls to her cousin and grandmother in Indiana.
NEWS
January 17, 1990 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania college professor Peter G. Jones was counting his blessings Tuesday after police declared that he probably would have been the next target of three murder suspects who were guests in his home. Jones, a 57-year-old English teacher on sabbatical from Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Mellon University, said he had developed a longstanding pen pal relationship with one of his guests, former Indiana prison inmate Keith Eugene Goodman, 30.
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