Tag Archives | Robbery

Woman In Germany Robbed After Being Put Into A Trance

hypnotize Is the key to your mind safe? Via the New York Daily News:

German cops are hunting a pair of hypnotist robbers who put their victims into a deep trance before stealing their valuables.

The two women, believed to be Russian, allegedly targeted a 66-year-old in front of a store in Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein. And police believe there have been other victims who may not even know they’ve been hit.

The Hamburger Morgenpost reports that the senior citizen was outside an Aldi superstore when she was approached by the duo. “They told her they’d read her fortune, but next thing she knew she was back home sitting in an armchair and all her jewelry and valuables had vanished,” said police spokeswoman Sandra Mohr. She claims that the pair put her into a trance in order to rob her.

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There’s a £60m Bitcoin Heist Going Down Right Now – Watch It In Real Time

6538145_stdA high-tech heist worth £60m (about $98m US) went down over the weekend, and the internet is looking for the guy who did it.

Via The New Statesman:

One of the largest heists in bitcoin history is happening right now. 96,000 bitcoins – that’s roughly £60m as of the time of writing – was taken from the accounts of customers, vendors and administrators of the Sheep Marketplace over the weekend.

Sheep was one of the main sites that came to replace the Silk Road when it closed in October, but it too has now closed as a result of this theft. It’s a little hard to work out exactly what’s happened, but Sheep customers have been piecing it together on reddit’s r/sheepmarketplace.

Here’s what happened: someone (or some group) managed to fake the balances in peoples’ accounts on the site, showing that they had their bitcoins in their wallets when they’d actually been transferred out.

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Woman Hands Over Her Life Savings To Hypnosis Robbers

imagesBe careful whom you talk to in the city streets, because something like this could happen. Anti-hypnosis sunglasses may be worn as a preventative measure. 93.9 MIA reports:
Boston's Chinatown has been on edge since a 57-year-old woman claimed three women used hypnosis to get her to fork over $160,000 in life savings, police say. The victim was food shopping April 15 when the women tapped her on the shoulder and began asking her questions. The victim says one of the suspects spoke and her henchwomen handed her a plastic bag. She was told to go home and meet them several hours later on Boston Common. The victim filled the bag with a necklace, a jade bracelet, two gold rings, her passport and $160,000 in cash. She then went to the meeting spot and handed over the fortune. The incident has Chinatown on alert, with two similar shakedowns reported since then.
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Austria Hit By String Of Obama-Mask Bank Robberies

Austria Obama RobberBank robbery as metaphor? A masked Barack Obama lookalike has committed a string of six gunpoint bank heists in Austria over the past two years. Via Yahoo! News:

Austrian authorities are searching for a bank robber who uses an unusual disguise: He wears a Barack Obama mask during his holdups.

Police say the man, nicknamed the “Obama Robber” by local media, is wanted for six heists since 2008. The most recent took place Thursday in the hamlet of Handenberg, where the Obama-resembling suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money after threatening bank employees with a gun.

Police official Markus Mitloehner said Friday that the man is thought to be a local since he speaks the regional dialect — with nary a trace of Obama’s more professorial accent.

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Jesus Thwarts An Armed Robbery (Video)

JesusPowersIn all fairness to the Good Lord's superpowers, this convert to Christ did go on to rob another store the same day. I wonder how he'd hold up against Darth Vader, who recently robbed a bank in Long Island. Via the AP:
Authorities in South Florida have charged the man they say backed out of robbing a MetroPCS store after an employee spoke with him about Jesus. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Friday that 37-year-old Israel Camacho of Coral Springs later committed an armed robbery caught on surveillance video at a Payless ShoeSource. Investigators say Camacho entered a Metro PCS store in Pompano Beach last Friday, chatting with an employee and then displaying a gun and demanding cash from the register. The employee, Nayara Goncalves, spoke with Camacho about church and God and eventually convinced him not to hurt her. Authorities say he robbed the Payless ShoeSource a few hours later. He has been charged with armed robbery and attempted armed robbery.
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Media Fail: The U.S. Gov’t Making An $8 Billion Dollar Profit Off Its Bailed-Out CitiGroup ‘Investment’ … Is Complete BullSh*t

Darth Vader Opens Wall StreetHeadlines like "U.S. to sell entire stake in Citi at hefty profit" are complete BS. Dylan Ratigan explains in the first part of this clip below how we, the taxpayers, gave a total of $23.7 trillion to these banksters. $8.8 billion hardly makes a dent. The greatest transfer ("theft") of wealth to bankers in the history of the world has happened, and the beneficiaries are in the heart of Manhattan. It's great for those folks, but has damaged the lives of many people living outside of that city across the country...
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Is There An International Crime Ring Involving Robbers Wearing Spider-Man Masks?

J. Jonah Jameson: Is Spider-Man A Criminal?Charlie Jane Anders asks the tough question on io9.com: Was J. Jonah Jameson right all along?
Yesterday, a weirdly polite criminal dressed in a Spider-Man mask and armed with a screwdriver robbed a video store near Sydney, Australia. This is just the latest in a long string of Spidey-masked crimes around the world. What gives? No criminals ever put on Batman's cowl before going out on a crime spree — maybe because it doesn't cover their full faces, or maybe because they are cowardly and superstitious. We did news searches for all the major superheroes, plus things like "Klingon" and "Stormtrooper," and no dice. When evildoers want to seem like a threat or a menace, they don a Spidey mask. Could J. Jonah Jameson have been right all along?
Consider the evidence on io9.com. Here's just one example from Chattanooga, Tennessee:
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67-Year-Old Grandpa Holds Off Three Marijuana Robbers

Thanks to disinfo.com reader Steve Elliott for the news tip! Steve Elliott writes on Toke of the Town:
If you plan on stealing James Tillman's marijuana, you're going to need more than three guys. ​They're not going to get James Tillman's weed. Tillman, 67, on Sunday shot and wounded one of three burglars who broke into his Sacramento, California home to steal his medical marijuana, reports Elyce Kirchner of CBS13.com: The other two fled and haven't been seen since. Mr. Tillman was definitely having none of their nonsense. After all, his grandkids were at home.
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Bank Robbery Notes for the Unarmed

Banknotes is a fascinating collection of the actual notes and security camera images used during unarmed robberies. There seems to be a strange correlation of polite language and unsuccessful attempts. Crime pays, but it doesn’t pay to be nice!

I have a gun in my bag.
Give me $5,000 please.
Thanks a bunch.

male, 20, Metro Bank, Wyomissing Hills, PA
UNSUCCESSFUL

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