Have you ever had your car towed? It's a really awful feeling when you go back to the space where you left it and it's just not there anymore.
Now imagine losing your car and learning that the tow company that took it is actually a sham business that snags cars.
It could happen to you! An entity ... More >>
According to The Daily Beast, Washington University is a premiere institution for hitting the books or getting hit over the head.
Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, the blog used incidents of murder, robbery, assault, burglaries, and car thefts between 2008 and 2010 to populate their ... More >>
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's article on the death of convicted art thief Don Rasch duly notes that he was found unconscious at his Maplewood home on November 12, and ended up dying on November 16, all of which authorities deem "suspicious," because: There were no signs of a break-in or str ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri announced today that Larry Newman has been sentenced to 294 months in federal prison for his role in the August 2010 armed robbery of ATM Solutions, as well as the kidnapping of two juvenile girls -- family members of his co-cons ... More >>
The Ford Taurus was the most-stolen vehicle in Missouri last year.The Missouri Insurance Information Service reports that 15,640 vehicles were stolen in Missouri in 2010. Nearly half (47 percent) of those vehicle thefts occurred inside the borders of St. Louis and Kansas City. The good news? The ... More >>
Perhaps the tape should read: Crime seen?St. Louis police are out with their official crime statistics for 2010. According to the department, Part I Crimes (homicides, rapes, robbery, assault, burglaries, larcenies, vehicle thefts, arson) dropped 9.2 percent compared to 2010. But here's whe ... More >>
Cory (left) and Tory: Yeah, they're the Brooks brothers, but really they're more Bass Pro Shop kind of guys.Congratulations twin brothers Cory and Tory Brooks. At the tender age of 21 you've just ascended the ranks of gangster hierarchy with allegations that you callously robbed and murdered a ma ... More >>
Currency Exchange at MLK Drive and Rowan in northwest St. Louis.Officers with the St. Louis police department's Tactical
Operations Unit, the FBI TaskForce and the U.S. Marshals yesterday apprehended 22-year-old Myron Kimble after a brief foot chase in the parking lot of St. Clair Mall.Kimble was ... More >>
A record heist. A jail break. And now a kidnapping? Who says sequels are never as good as the original?The FBI announced today that two teenage girls believed to be related to one of the suspects in August's multi-million robbery of ATM Solutions were kidnapped and held for ransom this week. Four ... More >>
If getting carjacked at gunpoint is a terrifying experience, then getting carjacked at gunpoint by a naked guy has to be the most terrifying experience.A woman told police that a naked man stole her PT Cruiser and shot her in the thigh and arm on the 800 block of North 36th Street in East St. Louis. ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAbandon hope (and your wallet, your bicycle and possibly your car) ye who enter here.Oh, hello there Daily Beast rankings! It's been a while since we heard from you. Not that we missed you. You have such a way of making us feel bad about ourselves, even if we have doubts abou ... More >>
Airsoft guns can look real when you paint their tips black -- as Duff allegedly did before his heist.Hey, at least his excuse makes sense! Brian Heath Duff reportedly told FBI agents last week that he robbed a bank in southwestern Illinois because he owed drug dealers thousands of dollars as a re ... More >>
Image sourceSeveral local news outlets have already donned their deerstalker hats and done their best Sherlock Holmes impressions by connecting the robbery of ATM Solutions Inc. in Midtown yesterday with two other similar burglaries of armored cars in 1999 and 1992.In the heist yesterday, four ma ... More >>
Corrected and updated (with specific number of police calls to the clubs) at 9:24 a.m.So, here's a curious aside regarding the city's crackdown this week on three downtown nightclubs. On Monday, Daily RFT specifically asked the St. Louis Police Department whether Monday's shootings downtown had anyt ... More >>
en.wikigta.orgEver wonder how one of Detroit's finest automobiles became the stripped hoopty cruising down Kingshighway? According to data compiled by a Missouri insurance group, it's because the Show-Me State's car thieves love to swipe rides that were made in the USA.The most popular ... More >>