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    September 30, 2014

    Man Robs Pembroke Park Store at Gunpoint Because It Didn't Hire His Girlfriend

    Two men clad in black hoodies and masks and armed with guns strolled into a Family Store in Pembroke Park as employees were ready to close up for the night last Tuesday. According to a Broward Sheriff's Office report, the two men held four women at gunpoint as they robbed thousands of dollars from ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Melissa McCarthy Shows Us How Not to Rob a Fast Food Restaurant

    There have been a rash of robberies at South Florida restaurants in the past few months. Luckily, no one has gotten hurt, and thanks to surveillance videos and some good police work, most of the perps have been apprehended (we've been watching some old CSI reruns, lately). And, because this is Sout ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Florida Man Robs Bank in Iron Man Mask

    Has Tony Stark turned to a life of crime?? Or is this a sinister plot by the Mandarin to frame Iron Man? Or maybe it's just a dude in an Iron Man mask robbing a bank in Flagler County. Yeah, we're gonna go with that theory.

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    June 13, 2013

    NSA Surveillance Records Will Prove Accused Bank Robber Is Innocent, Lawyer Says

    The big national news item the last few days has been the controversy involving the National Security Agency's surveillance of millions of cellphone users in the U.S. And while most Americans are outraged at the possible invasion of privacy by the U.S. government, at least one guy is banking on the ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Man Robbed a Gas Station and Some Waffle Houses to Pay for Girlfriend's Probation

    Escambia County cops busted 22-year-old Marquis C. Baldwin after he spent three months entering four different businesses with a rifle and demanding money from the employees. Baldwin allegedly nicked a Kangaroo gas station a Waffle House and another Waffle House with a rifle that turned out to not ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Broward Cops Searching for One-Gloved Bandit

    Cops are on the lookout for a crafty Walgreens robber who very nearly foiled their search. Since police have highly scientific ways in which to track a thief down by means of obtaining fingerprints left at the scene of the crime, this robber thought ahead and brought himself a glove to put on so he ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Robbers Reveal Their Identities by Accidentally Pocket-Dialing Victim

    Two women, Ashlie Alewine, 22, and Nakilya Latisha Wright, 18, nearly pulled off the heist of the century when they robbed the InnPlace Hotel on Fifth Avenue South in Naples. They took money from the register. And they made a clean getaway. That is, until one of them accidentally ass- ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Robbery Suspect Recognized by Victims on Facebook

    A Lakeworth man is facing armed robbery and aggravated assault charges after the two men he allegedly robbed recognized him on Facebook. Dondrae Mathew Pink, 18, was picked up by Palm Beach County cops on December 7 after two 17-year-old victims pointed him out to police as the man who had robbed t ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    I-95 Closed Through Pompano After Botched Bank Robbery (UPDATE)

    A botched bank robbery, an injured Broward Sheriff's deputy, and a shot suspect has I-95 shutdown in North Broward. According to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King, the deputy crashed his car into the center median of I-95 northbound near Sample Road during a pursuit. The deputy, ta ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Thieves Arrested After Bragging on Facebook

    A pair of alleged armed robbers were caught when one of their victims spotted them on a Facebook page bragging about their crimes, according to police. The photos on the Facebook profile show one of them in various poses with open wads of cash spread out.  The name of the profile page: Crime ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Man Robs Mexican Restaurant but Orders Soft Tacos First

    According to his girlfriend, Bryan Perez took her car to get dinner at popular Lake Worth Mexican restaurant Tacos Al Carbon on Tuesday night. It should have taken him about five to ten minutes to get the food. Instead, Perez was away for more than half an hour. When he finally got back home, he ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Obama-Masked Robber Has Been Arrested

    Last March, we told you about a guy who was robbing Palm Beach County Burger Kings and McDonald's restaurants with a gun while wearing an Obama mask.Well, according to Riviera Beach police, the masked bandit has been caught. And, as it turns out, it's not actually the president but a 22-year-old ma ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    A Fat Guy and Two Skinny Guys Walk Into A Radio Shack ... And Allegedly Rob It

    According to BSO officials, a fat guy and his two skinny buddies walked into the Radio Shack located at 167 S. Pompano Parkway in Pompano Beach last Thursday at 11 a.m. and robbed the joint. The whole thing was caught on camera.Surveillance cameras caught their white Enterprise Rent-A-Car van pullin ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Cops Looking for a Ninja in Shorts Who Robbed a Convenience Store

    Fort Lauderdale police are seeking the identity of a man dressed like a ninja who robbed a convenience store last Friday.Police released a surveillance video of the masked man yesterday, hoping someone has information on the identity of the bandit who robbed Marina Discount Beverage on 2705 SW 15th ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    PBSO Would Really Like to Catch the Guy Robbing Burger Kings in a Barack Obama Mask

    ​Somewhere in Palm Beach County, there is a man with red gloves, a Barack Obama mask, a silver handgun, and a pile of money that smells like French fries.The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office sent out another news release yesterday about the string of four fast-food robberies that started in Dece ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Cops Say Marvin Broadway Attempted an Armed Robbery, Got Shot by the Victim, Then Took His Clothes Off

    ​Marvin Broadway had a team, according to police, and attempted to rob a man behind the Gold Buyers store on the 5100 block of North Federal Highway. Unless the idea was to get arrested not wearing any clothes, the robbery did not go according to plan.With a lookout nearby and a 19-year-old woman ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Cops Say Brandon Hollis Tried to Rob a Guy for His iPhone -- Until That Guy Sat on Him

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeSuper featherweight Brandon Hollis, who had a man sit on him yesterday before he went to jail.​Here's one way of ending an armed robbery when the guy with the gun is 5-foot-5, 128 pounds -- sit on him.That's what happened with 18-year-old Brandon Hollis' armed robbery a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    West Palm Beach Court of Appeal: Toy Guns Don't Constitute Armed Robbery

    sandboxworld.comIf this were a bank, this would not be an armed robbery, according to Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal.​According to a decision last week out of Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, an armed robbery isn't really an armed robbery if the "weapon" use ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Alberto Dorce Convicted in Failed Robbery Attempt of Unyielding Married Couple

    ​Alberto Dorce was convicted this week on two counts of attempted robbery with a firearm while wearing a mask nearly a year after he tried to rob what's either an incredibly badass or incredibly stubborn Delray Beach couple.Just after midnight on October 3, 2010, Dorce, 29, approached a newlywed c ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Ramon Rosario, Member of the "Head Shot Committee," Gets 270 Years Up the River

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRamon Rosario​Ramon Rosario, a 19-year-old member of a racketeering enterprise known as the "Head Shot Committee," was sentenced yesterday to 270 years in prison for what the State Attorney's Office calls a string of crimes that "terrorized the northern end of Pal ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Update: One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting at Central Broward Check Cashing Store

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeSuspect Stanley Beasley​One person is dead and two others are injured -- including the suspect -- after a shooting broke out during a robbery yesterday morning at a check cashing shop in central Broward County, according to police.The Broward Sheriff's Office says 33-year-o ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Hollywood Man Named a Suspect in Yet Another Possible Parent-Killing

    BSOJason Kertesz​Hollywood police have arrested a man they say is a suspect in the death of his 62-year-old mother, whose body was found in her home this weekend. Irene Kertesz's husband found her dead in her Hollywood home around 9 p.m. Saturday, and WSVN is reporting that her son -- 29-year-old ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Escorts Who Met Clients at Hotel Rooms Found Themselves at the End of a Gun, Cops Say

    ​Police say a gang of men came up with a novel idea for a series of robberies: Call escorts, meet them at hotel rooms, and then rob them at gunpoint. For some reason, the robberies sometimes ended in the men pepper spraying the escorts. In response, cops from Plantation Police, Fort Lauderdale Pol ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    William Bozman Jr., Homicide Suspect From Baltimore, Arrested in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale PDWilliam Bozman, Jr.​Fort Lauderdale police announced today that William Bozman, Jr., a man with a warrant out for his arrest in connection with a robbery-homicide in Baltimore, was arrested near the corner of I-95 and Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale.Bozman was wanted in connection t ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    BSO Jail Guard Romanced Suspected Cop Killer

    We all know that three Broward Sheriff's Office deputies were arrested earlier this month and charged with supplying contraband to inmates and having sex with them.    Deitrick Johnson and Dep. Kiara Walker (inset)​The shocking part, though, is the identity of  ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Boris the Bandit Forces Pompano GameStop to Close

    The closer.​Wanna close a GameStop? Then rob it. Twice.It seems to have worked for Boris the Bandit -- the fellow who robbed the GameStop outlet at 2223 SW 22nd St. in Pompano Beach, twice in the past 12 months and most recently on November 6. We cannot be absolutely certain the same man was behin ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Renegade Miami Subs Manager Wrestles Gun from Robbery Suspect, Traps Him Until Police Arrive​Never bring a gun to a sandwich fight.Steve Lebrun, a manager at the Miami Subs on Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale had an amazing encounter with a robber on Sunday evening, according to police. The suspect, Devane Jenkins, entered the restaurant at 661 West Sunrise Boulevard Sunday ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Spate of SoFla Bank Robberies is Dramatic, but Not Unusual

    ​This past week saw a series of headline-friendly bank robberies in South Florida. Two of them involved bomb threats scribbled on notes, in which the offenders were arrested within minutes of the attempted robberies. The most recent, at the BankAtlantic branch on Fairway Drive in Deerfield, was mo ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Bondsman Busted for Drug Trafficking Was Accidental Chauffeur for Bank Robber

    From FacebookManny Periu's colorful career as a bondsman may be over.​Turns out last week's Juice post about bondsman Manny Periu was not his first brush with local news infamy. In June 2008, Periu and his bail bonds partner were featured in this exclusive CBS4 report about how they unknowing ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Boynton Beach Looking for Hipster Bank Robber

    Photo: Boynton Beach Police​The Great Depression had Bonnie and Clyde. This not-quite-great depression of modern times has the gentleman to the right. Yup, a cheap knockoff. I think that's a trilby he's wearing, which would have looked better on Clyde Barrow, circa 1933.From the Boynton Beach Poli ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Teens Arrested for String of Armed Burglaries

    A group of four Boynton Beach adolescents, ranging from age 14 to 17, are behind at least six cases of armed robbery, according to Boynton Beach Police who apprehended the four today and are investigating whether the teens committed even more robberies.Their names: Gary Finklea, 17; Tydarius William ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Bad Breath Bandit in Broward

    Photobucket Take a swig Broward bandit... for our sake, please.​Broward police are looking for a bandit with "notably bad breath" who stuck up a bank in Tamarac Monday. The man, definitely not armed with Listerine, robbed the TD Bank, asking a teller to fill a trick or treat bag, while mot ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Another Lazy Bank Robber; Nickname Needed

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's Office​Fortunately, they're enabled by very lazy bank tellers. Just when we finally nab the withdrawal bandit, South Florida has a new and even more complacent serial thief, who has yet to be formally nicknamed. Above, that's him from his Halloween heist. We'll wor ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Thief Who Lost His Cell Phone, Soon to Gain a Cellmate

    Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeSinclair photographing himself; saving time for investigators.​Losing your cell phone is not a crime. If it was, we'd all be locked up! But if you lose your cell phone at a crime scene -- say, a strong-arm robbery -- well, then you might have some trouble. Ri ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Green is Color of the Summer for Local Criminals

    Boca bank robber goes for the green​Green may be the new buzzword in political and development circles. But green is also the new black for South Florida criminals when it comes to sartorial choices this summer. Fashion-forward scammers are tossing those dowdy stocking masks and dark T-shirts in f ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    BSO Looking for "Beer-Bellied Duffer"

    Flickr: compassion matt​The Broward Sheriff's Office has a rather weird streak for ridiculing its criminal suspects in advance of apprehending them. Like in this release from a few minutes ago:A casually dressed man who looked like he should have been watching golf from his recliner instead robbed ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Body-Slamming Thief on the Loose

    Flickr: Ryan BudkeLurking in your local grocery aisle...​Just in from Broward Sheriff's Office: A masked man brandishing a handgun threw a store clerk over a counter during a robbery Monday night as the criminal demanded cash from the register. The clerk was not seriously injured, but detectives ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 22, 2009

    Color Bind: Are Police Looking for Johnny Cash? Johnny Cash: Dressed in Black We've written about the local media's awkward refusal to mention the race of violent, uncaptured suspects in police stories a few times. (Here and here.) It's odd that a newspaper would inform its readers how violent an individual might be and menti ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    The Finger That Robbed 7-Eleven

    Flickr User: sm4rtusSeveral suspects in the robberyBroward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching South Florida for the human being who belongs to the finger who robbed a 7-Eleven in Pompano Beach. The BSO release does not say exactly what, if anything, was on the tip of that finger that made it ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Breaking: Police Arrest Serial Bank Robber Suspect

    South Florida cops have been looking for the rotten-toothed bandit for a month. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Frank Sousa says officers believe they found their man: a man arrested this morning, suspected of robbing the Wachovia Bank at 4875 N Federal Hwy. The suspect fits the description of the ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    A Great Lede Spoilt

    The New Year is going to be much like the Old Year on the Pulp -- I'll be faithfully grousing about local newspaper content. My first beef of 2009 is with the lead story in the local section of the Sun-Sentinel today. More specifically it is with the lede of that lead story. Rafael ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Blood Diamonds

    Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it

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    March 10, 2008
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    January 24, 2007

    Everyone Look At The Bad Guy

    It's Black Male Mugshot Day at the Miami Herald, apparently. Dominating the web site are mugshots of two youths accused of committing armed robberies. They are immortalized in short Web article by Natalie P. McNeal. They are accused of, first, committing a "string" of robberies, then later in the a ... More >>

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    November 11, 2004

    Knotty Head Bandits

    In the bank robbing business, these guys are the best. They're also the most wanted.

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    January 7, 1999

    Hit or Mrs.?

    According to the courts, Joyce Cohen hired three men to murder her wealthy husband. Now the entire case may be unraveling.

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