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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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December 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
New charges of robbery have been filed against two of the seven convicts who escaped together earlier this month from a Texas prison, and officials have posted a $100,000 reward for their capture. Since their Dec. 13 escape, when the seven fugitives loaded up with an arsenal of prison guards' weapons, they are suspected of robbing a store near Houston and killing a police officer during a robbery near Dallas on Christmas Eve.
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December 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
New charges of robbery have been filed against two of the seven convicts who escaped together earlier this month from a Texas prison, and officials have posted a $100,000 reward for their capture. Since their Dec. 13 escape, when the seven fugitives loaded up with an arsenal of prison guards' weapons, they are suspected of robbing a store near Houston and killing a police officer during a robbery near Dallas on Christmas Eve.
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March 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Five people were shot to death and another was critically wounded early Monday in an apparent robbery at a car wash. The victims were discovered by an employee arriving for work at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash, police spokesman David Tull said. "We haven't seen anything this gruesome, this vicious, in quite some time," Tull said. Police said they were looking for a suspect in the slayings--an ex-employee named Robert Wayne Harris, 28.
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May 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Masked men wearing camouflage clothes and ski masks burst in on a high-stakes dice game and opened fire Monday, killing four people and wounding three. The gunfire erupted at the Glass Key Cafe, a bar in a poor neighborhood known to police as a gambling and drug hangout and the scene of a similar attack last October. Four men broke into the game, shouted "task force," and began shooting, police said. Up to 15 people were inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1991
A man wanted on a felony fugitive warrant from Texas fatally shot himself in the head as Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies tried to arrest him, officials said Thursday. Jerome Edmonds, 25, died in his apartment in the 100 block of Hurricane Street in Los Angeles, said Lt. Ross Moen of the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station. Edmonds was wanted in Harrison County, Tex., for grand theft, Moen said.
NEWS
August 9, 1987 | United Press International
A 73-year-old man, tired of being robbed of his Social Security money every month, apparently by the same man, sat up and waited for his nemesis and killed him Saturday with 10 shots from his new handgun, police said. After the shooting, Butler Gibson quietly went to a neighbor's house, telephoned police and reported that he had killed Ricky Allen Arthur, 25, of Houston. "The old man just got sick and tired of it," homicide Sgt. Carl Kent said. "He was a very pleasant man, very quiet.
NEWS
December 18, 1997 | From the Washington Post
An armed man who had taken children hostage at a day-care center near Dallas released most of them late Wednesday night after police urged him to let the children go. It was unclear how many children and adults remained inside the Rigsbee Child Development Center in Plano after the man, identified as James Lipscomb, 33, allowed the release.
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November 22, 1997 | Reuters
A purse-snatcher who killed a woman during a 1983 robbery attempt outside a Houston grocery story was executed by injection Friday. Charlie Livingston, 35, became the 36th man executed in Texas this year, the most in the state's history.
NEWS
August 22, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oil is king in Texas. Only the black gold that's got wildcatters in a lather these days isn't pumped from the ground. It's drained from the kitchen. The market for used restaurant grease--rancid, frothy, bowels-of-hell Frymaster oil--is big business here, a multimillion-dollar trade that's often as nasty as the product that feeds it. Not many people spend their time pondering the fate of dirty cooking oil, nor do many care to, especially after downing a super-sized order of fries.
NEWS
February 24, 1996 | Reuters
A woman who was part of a duo known as "Thelma and Louise" for luring men on dates and then robbing them has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, prosecutors said. Joyce Stevens, 31, pleaded guilty and gave a detailed confession to be used in the trial of her alleged partner in crime, Rose Marie Turford, Assistant Dist. Atty. Dan Rizzo told reporters. Police investigators called the women "Thelma and Louise" after the movie in which two women go on a crime spree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1995 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man wanted by the FBI as a suspect in a Texas bank robbery in which a live hand grenade was used was arrested in Anaheim on Friday after a patrol officer checked the registration of the car he was driving "on a whim." Casey James Harvey, 33, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. as he started to drive away from a Disneyland-area motel, Sgt. Ronald L. Good said. Officer Chris Pena was checking a number of license plates in the motel parking lot on a whim, according to his supervisor.
NEWS
July 1, 1994 | Reuters
An appeals court judge once nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court was tied up and robbed along with his wife and maid, police said Thursday. Homer Thornberry, 85, was not injured in the incident but his wife, Marian Thornberry, 78, was treated for three broken bones in her leg. The maid was not injured in the robbery Wednesday. The thief took an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry.
NEWS
August 17, 1988 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
When the men arrived and started working on the bridge, folks living nearby and farmers working an adjoining field assumed that the county was just doing some repair work. But the men were not a Butte County road crew, they were thieves. And they had not come to fix the bridge, but to strip it--the third bridge stripped bare in daylight raids last month in rural Butte County alone.
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | Associated Press
A doctor who performed autopsies at the county morgue has been charged with stealing $53 from a corpse. A grand jury indictment issued Wednesday accused Dr. Thomas Haas, a forensic pathologist, of taking the cash from the body of a drowning victim in November. The doctor quit his job the same month.
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | Associated Press
A doctor who performed autopsies at the county morgue has been charged with stealing $53 from a corpse. A grand jury indictment issued Wednesday accused Dr. Thomas Haas, a forensic pathologist, of taking the cash from the body of a drowning victim in November. The doctor quit his job the same month.
SPORTS
August 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three armed robbers tied up New England Patriot wide receiver Hart Lee Dykes and five other people before ransacking the football player's home in a Houston suburb, police said. The robbers also stole Dykes' 1990 BMW, which was recovered the next morning. Dykes had returned to Houston because of a training camp injury. He and his guests were bound with telephone cords and wire but were not injured. The guests included Dykes' brother, two friends, Dykes' 6-year-old son and a maid.
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