Latest Burglary Stories

2009-06-16 14:25:52

Police in Florida said an absent-minded burglar left an important piece of evidence at the scene of his alleged crime -- his wallet. Palatka police said employees of the Putnam County school bus garage said the facility was burglarized at some point between Friday night and Monday morning, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday. The workers told police the burglar took a safe, two computers, computer screens and multiple hand tools, but he also left two things behind: a knife...

2009-06-12 00:48:59

A 7-foot-4-inch young Englishman, recognized by witnesses outside a burgled house, was sentenced to 11 months in prison this week. Christopher Lister, 21, of Armley pleaded guilty, admitting he stole a van used in the burglary in November, Armley Today reported.

2009-05-28 09:00:00

Trend Expected to Increase During Summer, Busiest Time of Year for Home Burglaries AURORA, Colo. and IRVING, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- It's alarming to walk into your home and discover you've been burglarized. It's happening more often in many areas of the U.S.

2009-05-19 16:38:56

Police in downstate New York said they were searching for a burglar at an eyewear store when the suspect fell through a false ceiling and landed at their feet. Nassau County police said they responded to a report of a 6:45 a.m.

2009-05-12 17:05:00

Reports indicate home and business break-ins have tripled within past six months SAN MARCOS, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Safe Manufacturing is warning all property owners of a dramatic increase in reported burglaries and internal thefts within the last six months.

2009-05-05 08:00:00

With Home Burglary Season Approaching and the Added Pressure of a Down Economy ADT Suggests Essential Precautions to Safeguard Your Home BOCA RATON, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to U.S.

2009-04-28 18:34:56

Paris police say they do not believe the thieves who stole a laptop and digital camera knew they were loaded with pictures of Carla Bruni with a former lover. Bruni, now the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, lived for several years with Raphael Enthoven, a photographer, and bore him a son, Aurelien.

2009-04-27 15:43:33

Police in Wisconsin allege a teenager burglarized cars to get money to help pay for a lawyer. Investigators said Jason Leigh Markham, 19, of Beloit was arrested about 4:30 a.m.

2009-04-22 16:43:18

Police in Wisconsin said DNA from chewing tobacco spit led them to two men suspected of stealing a safe full of cash from a bar. Investigators said chewing tobacco spit was collected near the Sher-Bear Tavern in Campbell by police after a safe containing $3,000 in cash and beer tokens was stolen from the bar in the early morning hours of Feb.

2009-04-08 14:02:59

Police in Florida say a car theft suspect was arrested after his alleged victim saw the missing vehicle posted for sale on Web site Craigslist. Boynton Beach, Fla., police said the victim saw a vehicle that appeared similar to his stolen 1970 Chevy Chevelle listed on the Web site and he made arrangements with the poster, William Jones, 20, to look at the car, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. The victim contacted police after determining that the car was his and officers...

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
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