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Alleged robbers butt-dial 911

Fresno police claim two men butt-dialed the emergency hotline, allowing a dispatcher to listen in as a crime was planned and committed.

By May. 20, 2013


Alleged bank robbers' Google search: 'What happens if you rob bank?'

Police say that three people charged in Massachusetts with robbing a bank left behind some very interesting searches on a computer.

By Oct. 16, 2013


Find My iPhone app delivers police to suspected robbers

Freebie gadget-tracking app leads Los Angeles Police to four suspected armed robbers, as well as a cache of stolen goods.

By Nov. 12, 2012


Girl posts Facebook pic of cash, robbers visit mom

A teenage girl is counting her grandmother's savings with her. She posts a picture of the cash on Facebook, and a few hours later, two men arrive at her mother's house with a knife and a wooden club.

By May. 28, 2012


Robbers turn noses up at Droids, only want iPhones

Those who wish to steal smartphones in certain parts of New York are, allegedly, picky about which phones are worth stealing. Droids and BlackBerrys are, apparently, not worth the bother.

By Dec. 15, 2011


High-tech bank robbers phone it in

Through a method called skimming, a digital copy of your debit card is made at a compromised ATM, and then the data is sent over SMS to awaiting criminals.

By Oct. 9, 2008


Teen spots alleged robbers on Google Street View

A teen alleges he is robbed. Six months later he sees what he believes is evidence of the two men who robbed him on Google Street View. Dutch police arrest two men after seeing the unblurred pictures.

By Jun. 20, 2009


Robbers steal 70 iPhones in daring daylight heist

How popular is the iPhone? Two men in Orange County pulled off a daylight robbery where they took cash and 70 iPhones. The men were caught, but the iPhones were not recovered.

By May. 19, 2009


Robbers force man at gunpoint to log into his online banking account

Marlon Meacham is serving nine years in a Tennessee prison for a 2004 armed robbery that involved ordering his victim to log on to an Internet bank account.

By Apr. 24, 2007


Criminals pilfer ATMs with malware infected USB drives

Using just a good old fashioned saw and a USB stick full of malicious software, criminals are able to deplete cash machines of their highest value bills.

By Dec. 31, 2013