If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

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Pizza Hut Delivery Man Fatally Stabbed

A 33-year-old Pizza Hut delivery man was found stabbed to death late Friday night at an apartment complex north of Omaha, Nebraka. Police received a phone call at 11:01 p.m., said Sgt. Tucker Wheeler of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, informing them that a person was laying wounded on the ground. Officers reportedly found the man at 6608 N. 89th Court, and took him to the Nebraska Medical Center, but were unable to save him. The Pizza Hut delivery man was not identified because his next of kin had not yet been contacted. More information here.

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September 11th, 2010 at 7:52 pm





90 Year Old Woman Raped in Her Own Home

A 90 year old Detroit woman was reportedly in her home around midnight when three men broke in. One of the men entered the elderly woman’s bedroom, and despite her attempts to fend him off with her bare hands, he raped her, according to police. The intruder then reportedly ransacked the home, before fleeing. The following morning, the woman’s grandson is said to have found her crying, hiding behind a bed. Suspects have been apprehended, and the criminal and juvenile cases against those suspects are pending. More information here.

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September 9th, 2010 at 7:52 pm





Pizza Delivery Driver Murdered for a Small Amount of Money

Richel Nova, of Hyde Park, MA, was a “hard working man, making an honest living” as Domino’s pizza delivery man, according to Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis. While making a delivery, three assailants reportedly stabbed Nova to death, in order to take the small amount of money that he was carrying, before fleeing in his vehicle. A tip from a member of the community and surveillance footage led to the arrest of the three suspects, who police say are high school students.  According to news reports, those arrested were Alexander Emmanuel Gallett, 18, Michel Andre St. Jean, 20, and Yamiley Mathurin, 17.  More information here.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:22 pm





Charges in Lincoln Park Rape and Robbery

An 19-year-old Chicago man has been charged in a weekend Lincoln Park rape and robbery, according to police. Marvin Hudson allegedly came up to a 21-year-old woman in the 1700 block of North Halsted Street about 2 a.m. Saturday and pulled her into an alley, Chicago police said in a news release. There he demanded the contents of the woman’s purse and then raped her, they said. Court records indicate Hudson has been arrested several times in the last three years on misdemeanor charges, and pleaded guilty in a misdemeanor trespassing case in Chicago in January. More information here.

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April 16th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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Nova Southeastern Professor Murdered by Violent Home Invader

A Nova Southeastern University science professor is dead following an overnight home invasion. Police say that an armed man entered the home around 12:34 a.m. at Northwest Sixth Court and 75th Terrace in Plantation, tied up a married couple and robbed them. Police spokesman Detective Robert Rettig said the robber then fatally shot the 46-year-old man. Investigators say the intruder then set multiple fires inside the house before fleeing the scene. The woman escaped the burning house with her 5-year-old child. She ran to a neighbor’s house and he called the police. When firefighters arrived on scene they discovered the victim inside the home. More information here.

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April 7th, 2010 at 3:59 pm





Woman Found Murdered in Cell Phone Store

A woman was reportedly found murdered inside Cellular Superstore on South Madison Street around 6:30 this afternoon. The victim’s name was reported to be Sandra Robinson, a store employee. Investigators reportedly believe the motive was robbery, but don’t have any suspects at this time. Police reportedly say Robinson’s boyfriend went to the store and noticed the doors to the business were locked, but saw blood through the window. When officers arrived, they found the woman’s body, according to news reports. More information here.

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March 20th, 2010 at 2:47 pm





Springfield, MA Clerk Shot by Impatient Robber

A clerk at Wheeler’s Convenience Store, 142 Dickinson St., was shot in the abdomen by a masked gunman during a robbery Sunday morning, police said. The 38-year-old male clerk was rushed into surgery at Baystate Medical Center following the 11:30 a.m. shooting, and is expected to survive, said Sgt. John M. Delaney. Police say a man in a hooded sweatshirt and wearing a mask entered the store, pointed a small-caliber handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register, Delaney said. He shot the clerk apparently because he felt the man was not emptying the register quickly enough, Delaney said. After the shooting, the robber jumped over the counter, grabbed money out of the register, and fled, he said. More information here.

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March 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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Toledo Police Issue Warrant for Serial Rape and Robbery Suspect

Toledo police have issued a warrant for the suspect accused of targeting women in five robberies, including one that escalated to rape. In at least two of the crimes committed in the last 10 days, the suspect hid in the backseat of the female victim’s unlocked car and ordered her at gunpoint to drive to an ATM and turn over cash, police said. More information here.

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March 12th, 2010 at 8:54 am





Woman Raped by Man Seeking Revenge Against her boyfriend

A Yonkers man, who reportedly raped and robbed a woman over a three hour period in an act of revenge against her boyfriend, has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison and 25 years parole. Kevin Denham, 28, had been convicted by a Westchester County Court jury of two counts of rape in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of assault in the second degree, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, according to news reports. The attack reportedly took place on March 1, 2009 when Denham broke into the woman’s Yonkers apartment through a rear window and attacker her as she slept in her bed. More information here.

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March 10th, 2010 at 12:36 pm





2 Women Kidnapped and Raped

A Woodhull, Illinois man is reportedly facing six felony counts for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women March 1 on Big Island in Rock Island County. Jason W. Kugler, 29, was reportedly charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with six Class X counts, which each carry up to 30 years in prison upon conviction. He faces two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. According to the charges, Kugler was armed with a weapon when he committed the crimes. The robbery counts allege that he stole each victim’s purse. The two women are 25 and 23 years old. More information here.

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March 9th, 2010 at 4:21 pm





NH Landlord Beaten to Death

Prosecutors allege a New Hampshire man obsessed with getting a Harley-Davidson motorcycle beat his landlord to death, assumed his identify, and then stole his pickup truck in order to trade it for a motorcycle.  It is alleged that Paul McDonald traded his landlord’s new truck for the motorcycle and an older truck before fleeing to Vermont, where he was reportedly arrested.  Wilcox was found dead in June 2008 in the basement of the Danville home where McDonald lived as his tenant, according to police. More information here.

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March 8th, 2010 at 9:11 pm





Chicago Taxi Driver Stabbed in Robbery Attempt

A taxi cab driver was stabbed and critically injured Thursday night by a passenger in the West Town neighborhood during a robbery attempt, according to police. The attack occured at about 11:30 p.m. near Western Avenue and Hirsch Street, said Chicago Police Officer Hector Alfaro. The male assailant then fled the scene, and the cab driver was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Alfaro said. No suspects are in custody. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:36 pm





KY Woman Robbed and Stabbed by Home Invaders

The victim, Patricia Hall, said two men she did not know forced their way into her home wearing masks and gloves. She also told investigators stole some items, and stabbed her before leaving. Hall is reportedly hospitalized and listed in fair condition. No suspects are in custody, police say. More information here.

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March 7th, 2010 at 5:33 pm





Charlotte, NC police seek rape and robbery suspect

Police spent Saturday searching for a man they believed rammed into two cars in separate incidents Monday morning, raping one woman who got out to investigate the crash and robbing another. Police say the crimes happened in Dilworth and Myers Park, and officers have urged women to use caution and even not to get out of their cars if they get into a wreck. More information here.

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February 28th, 2010 at 10:22 am

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Man Critically Stabbed in Lincoln Park Car Wash Robbery

Police are searching for a man who stabbed his former co-worker during an armed robbery Saturday morning at a Lincoln Park car wash, on Chicago’s north side. The victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed about 8:29 a.m. at a car wash at 1415 W. Shakespeare Ave., police say. The robber was the man’s former co-worker at the car wash and fled with an unknown amount of cash, according to police.  More information here.

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February 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm





Robbers Carjack Cleveland Man, Shoot Him in the Back

Police are searching for two robbers who shot a 40-year-old man in the back during a robbery about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was reportedly loading in his car at 1597 East 30th St. when two teenage robbers approached him. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and took the man’s wallet, but after opening the wallet said “that’s not enough. Get in the car. We are going to the ATM,” according to police. The suspect drove to East 30th Street and Payne Avenue, where he had to stop in heavy traffic. The victim jumped out of the car and ran. The robber fired, shooting the man in the back, and both robbers fled. More information here.

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February 15th, 2010 at 8:21 pm





Vallejo, CA Ice Cream Truck Driver Shot by Armed Robbers

39 year old ice cream truck driver Amarjit Kaur was reportedly shot in the chest by a pair of armed robbers as she was parked near Springstowne Middle School. A 15 year old and a 14 year old have reportedly been arrested in connection with the crime, and Kaur remains hospitalized. More information here.

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February 11th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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70 Year Old Landlord David Queen Stabbed to Death

Bond has reportedly been set at $4 million for a man accused of first-degree murder after authorities said he stabbed his 70-year-old landlord about 50 times near Antioch, Illinois last week. Jason Baker, 37, and his girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell, 37, had been living with David Queen in the 40200 block of Deep Lake Round for about a week before Baker robbed and stabbed Queen sometime around midnight Thursday night, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said today. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 8:28 pm





Man Robbed and Beaten in Downtown Chicago Nightclub Bathroom

A man required hospitalization after he was beaten and robbed in the bathroom of a night club, on the 150 block of West Ontario Street in Chicago early today. The robbery appeared to be a random act, police reportedly said. More information here.

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February 8th, 2010 at 5:51 pm





3 armed men rob woman, kill man, hold baby at gunpoint

Armed men struck an Oak Cliff apartment complex late Tuesday, holding a baby at gunpoint and robbing her mother before fatally shooting a 32-year-old man and injuring his two brothers in a separate incident. Investigators believe the three robbers first accosted the baby’s mother in the complex parking lot in the 300 block of North Ewing Avenue, near East Eighth Street. The men then went to her apartment, where she lives with her husband and five children. One robber held a gun to the woman’s 10-month-old daughter’s head, police said. The men stole nearly $2,000 worth of cash and electronics. Minutes later, the robbers encountered one of the brothers on a second-floor balcony and forced him into his apartment, police said. Police do not believe the shootings were drug- or gang-related, Miller said. More information here.

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March 10th, 2009 at 6:17 pm