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Planes, parachutes and armed robbery: Netflix take on the master criminal who became a folk hero

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DB Cooper is one of those figures who everyone thinks they know. A mysterious, suave, charming figure who, in 1971, hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000 and four parachutes, then took the money and leapt from the aircr...

Peter the Great statue, Vladimir Putin’s gift to Londoners, damaged in attempted robbery

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A statue of Peter the Great in Deptford, south London, that Vladimir Putin’s government gifted to the UK has been damaged in an attempted robbery, leaving a diplomatically awkward repair bill of thousands of pounds. M...

Dutch diamond dealer found guilty over staged €4.1m armed robbery

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One of the most renowned diamond dealers in the Netherlands has been convicted of fraud and money laundering after staging an armed robbery of €4.1m (£3.4m) diamonds from one of his stores as part of an insurance scam...

Police tortured me, says man falsely jailed for train robbery

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It was one of the most audacious heists in Irish history when a 17-strong armed gang posing as police held up the night mail train at Sallins, County Kildare, snatching the equivalent in today’s money of £1m in cash. ...

Two Los Angeles officers fired for ignoring robbery to play Pokémon Go

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Two Los Angeles police officers were fired for ignoring a robbery call so they could attempt to catch a character in a game of Pokémon Go, according to court documents. Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were asked to re...

Belgium and Spain top Europe’s pre-pandemic robbery league

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Spain and Belgium have almost treble Europe’s average number of robberies, topping its robbery league, according to a Eurostat report. The figures, compiled from 2016-2019, before the pandemic, show robberies fell in ...

Security guard for TV news crew killed during Oakland robbery attempt

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A security guard died after he was shot while protecting a San Francisco Bay Area TV news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss o...

Darnella Frazier’s uncle killed by police car pursuing robbery suspect

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The teenager who recorded the last moments of George Floyd’s life in a video that helped launch a global protest movement against racial injustice said her uncle has died in a crash involving a Minneapolis police car....

YouTube rejects internal request to censor rapper YG over robbery lyrics

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YouTube has rejected a proposal from within the company to remove a video by successful Los Angeles rapper YG, which features lyrics about targeting Asian neighbourhoods for robbery. Employees had requested the 2014 t...