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July 17, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Andrew Blankstein and Marisa Gerber
Los Angeles police announced Wednesday plans to release photos taken along camera-concentrated Hollywood Boulevard in hopes of tracking down additional suspects in a two-hour robbery rampage the night before. At a Wednesday morning news conference on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said investigators hope the public can help identify and locate the fugitive suspects. A dozen people --all juveniles except one 18-year-old--were taken into custody Tuesday out of a group police said could include as many as 50 suspects.
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April 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - One person is dead and another was wounded after an attempted armed robbery at a medical marijuana dispensary in the North Park neighborhood, police said Friday. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Two suspects left in a Mercedes-Benz. Initial reports say a security guard shot and killed one robber but was wounded. He was taken to a local trauma center.   ALSO: Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years Sword-swinging man shot by officers in South L.A., police say School bus driver may not have hit brakes before crash, CHP says   Twitter: @LATsandiego tony.perry@latimes.com
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Anh Do
A man known as the "Snowboarder Bandit" was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison for robbing nine Orange County banks -- adding to the time he received last month of seven years and eight months in Riverside County. Michael Brandon Franks of Riverside will serve the terms consecutively. He pleaded guilty last year in Orange County to a court offer to 10 felony counts of second-degree robbery and two felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery. Then in February, Franks, 31, also pleaded guilty in Riverside County to four felony counts of burglary, three felony counts of robbery and two felony counts of attempted robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Scott Glover
An employee in the office of Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in San Bernardino County, according to a media report. The woman was arrested after deputies served a search warrant on the home she shares with her husband, who was implicated in the robbery of a smoke shop in Hesperia along with another man, according to a report by KABC-TV (Channel 7 ). A sheriff's spokesperson on duty Friday evening was unable to confirm the report for The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Robbery suspects fleeing Montclair police crashed their car Sunday, and one of the suspects was killed, officials said. The incident began about 5:20 p.m. after officers arrived at a Target store to investigate a report of a robbery in progress, Montclair police said.  They saw a man hurriedly leave the store "through a fire exit with two large TVs," according to a statement from the police.  The man ran to a waiting vehicle, a 2004 green...
TRAVEL
February 9, 1986
Reader Leo Wilder's Jan. 19 letter, "Robbery on the Autostrada" between Naples and Salerno, was indeed a bad happening for him and his wife. But why did Wilder single out the Autostrada? We have but to look in our own neighborhoods where such vandalism exists every hour, every day. I would like to let the Leo Wilders of Sherman Oaks know that the Italian authorities are very cognizant of this appalling situation. Let's clean our backyard first. REMO VALENTE Bellflower
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Five adults were bound and blindfolded during a robbery in an Arcadia home Thursday night, officials said. The Arcadia Police Department believes five robbers invaded a residence on the 500 block of east Norman Avenue, taking items that included passports, laptops and jewelry. Only two adults were home when the robbers arrived, and the thieves fastened the adults' hands behind their backs, said Sgt. Kollin Cieadlo. The three other adults arrived while the robbery was still occurring and were also restrained, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A Manhattan Beach woman who walked in on two men burglarizing her home was tied up at gunpoint for several hours while the residence was raided, police said Friday. Manhattan Beach police went to the 1600 block of 5th Street about 12:30 a.m. Friday and said the robbery was in progress when the woman came home. "The victim was tied up at gunpoint for several hours while the house was ransacked," Manhattan Beach Police Department officials said in a statement. "The victim's father arrived home several hours later.
NEWS
February 17, 1990 | Clipboard researched by Elena Brunet / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
ROBBERY: TOUGHER TO SOLVE Of the four major felonies committed against people (as opposed to property), robbery has, during the last decade, had the lowest clearance rate-the lowest percentage "solved." The clearance rates for homicide and assault commonly run in excess of 60%, between 50% and 60% for rape. But robbery has proved a much tougher crime to solve.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - He was just a kid from the neighborhood who never had much. Mature for his age, the eldest of 11 children, Marcos Arenas always knew his blue-collar father was just scraping by. So the iPad was precious, a gift for his 15th birthday and the Christmas before that and all the other birthdays when he never got anything. For the natural athlete who sang in the school choir and wanted to be a Marine and maybe a pro boxer, it was the first really nice thing he ever owned. His father bought it at a pawn shop.
OPINION
March 25, 2014
Re "Where did all the bandits go?," March 22 Funny how things change. In 1963, people robbed banks. In 2014, banks rob people. The times, they are a-changin'. Bella Silverstein Santa Clarita So, there's a dramatically lower incidence of bank robberies in Southern California? Perhaps because traffic in Los Angeles is so congested, the would-be robbers know they can't get away from the crime scene by car. Toby Horn Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Don't let political donors hide Letters: Keep fossil fuels in the ground Letters: Employers are deportation enablers
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Robbery suspects fleeing Montclair police crashed their car Sunday, and one of the suspects was killed, officials said. The incident began about 5:20 p.m. after officers arrived at a Target store to investigate a report of a robbery in progress, Montclair police said.  They saw a man hurriedly leave the store "through a fire exit with two large TVs," according to a statement from the police.  The man ran to a waiting vehicle, a 2004 green...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
For decades, Southern California was the undisputed capital of bank robbery. When five Bank of America branches were robbed in under an hour, an FBI agent shrugged and called it "just another day in L.A. " It was fodder for national news and Hollywood scripts, and the FBI field office had "Bank Robbery Capital of the World" emblazoned on its fax cover sheets. In 1992, the worst year, as many as 28 Los Angeles banks were robbed in a single day. Then the number of robberies began falling, part of an overall trend that has seen crime rates plummet across the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Anh Do
A man known as the "Snowboarder Bandit" was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison for robbing nine Orange County banks -- adding to the time he received last month of seven years and eight months in Riverside County. Michael Brandon Franks of Riverside will serve the terms consecutively. He pleaded guilty last year in Orange County to a court offer to 10 felony counts of second-degree robbery and two felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery. Then in February, Franks, 31, also pleaded guilty in Riverside County to four felony counts of burglary, three felony counts of robbery and two felony counts of attempted robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Gary Friedman
A 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of shooting and killing a security guard during a robbery in Rancho Cucamonga. Diego Dominguez, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested early Sunday after deputies stopped him leaving his Placer Street home. Investigators also served search warrants on his cars and house. Dominguez was arrested on suspicion of robbery and the murder of 45-year-old Dean Sena, said the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in a statement. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Thursday night after holding up a woman in her home near West Covina and then attempting to flee had a woman and a child in his getaway car, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, tried to rob the woman at gunpoint sometime before 5 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, but deputies were called to the scene by her son, who said a black car was waiting outside. When deputies arrived, the black car was already speeding toward them and a chase ensued, the Sheriff's Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman. Police said the attack occurred Oct. 3 around 1 a.m. as the woman was returning to her home near Bolsa Chica Road and Warner Avenue. The man was armed with a gun and approached the woman from behind. He grabbed her and covered her mouth with his hand, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department. "The suspect was in possession of a handgun and told the victim not to scream," police officials said in a statement.
TRAVEL
August 25, 1985
Thanks to a notice in the Travel Section we were able to save a family from Oregon from being robbed in Paris in June. While waiting in line for the Louvre we struck up a conversation with the family, whose name we did not get. They had been living in Switzerland, and were on holiday. Suddenly three young children (Dickens would have called them urchins) appeared, a boy and two girls. They held out printed flyers to distract us. At first it seemed that they were begging, but then the boy held his paper up to the man's face and the girls at once jumped the man from behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
Two men and a woman have been charged in connection with a string of robberies in the Antelope Valley in 2011 and 2012, authorities said Saturday. The suspects - Marcus Robinson, 24, Mehealani Austin, 25, and Brooke Hollins, 22 - were arrested Wednesday in Palmdale and charged with more than 70 counts of armed robbery, kidnap for robbery and assault with a firearm, among other charges, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. During the incidents, the robbers wore masks and forced business employees into back rooms to open safes, a department press release said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By David Ng
A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was stolen last month from the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has been recovered by authorities, according to a Thursday report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. [Updated: Milwaukee police confirmed the recovery of the violin on Thursday.] Milwaukee police said Wednesday that three suspects -- two men, ages 42 and 36, and a woman, 32 -- were arrested in connection with the crime and remained in police custody. The violin -- which is valued at $5 million -- was taken from Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond during an armed robbery on Jan. 27. Robbers used a stun gun on the violinist after a concert at Wisconsin Lutheran College in suburban Milwaukee, according to reports.
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