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‘Opportunistic Bandit’ Behind Carjackings, Robberies Targets Mostly Women

Newly-released video footage shows a man believed to have committed at least five carjackings and at least a dozen strong-arm robberies throughout the Southland.


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Robbers Targeting iPhones, iPods Near Venice Beach

Police warned people in Venice to protect their Apples following a recent rash of robberies where thieves targeted iPhones, iPods and other Apple products.


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Special Task Force Busts Burglary Ring Targeting San Fernando Valley

A special burglary task force nabbed a ring of burglars, who police said had targeted expensive neighborhoods across Southern California.


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‘Safety Vest Bandit’ Wanted In Series Of Armed Robberies

Authorities have released surveillance photos of a man suspected in a dozen robberies throughout Los Angeles County.


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2 Men Arrested In Connection With Long Beach, Huntington Beach Robberies

Police say they’ve arrested two men in connection with a series of armed robberies in Long Beach and Huntington Beach.


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Feds Turn To Hollywood Mask Maker In Hunt For ‘Geezer Bandit’

Will a Southland mask maker finally help federal investigators capture one of California’s most infamous bank robbers?

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2012


‘Gray Hooded Bandit’ Gets Jail Time For Series Of Robberies

The so-called “Gray Hooded Bandit” has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of liquor and convenience store robberies.



Westside Robbers Hit Trader Joes, 2 Other Stores In Crime Spree

Police on Monday sought two suspects involved in a Westside crime spree that has targeted at least three stores in five days.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/15/2011

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‘Gray Hooded Bandit’ Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A parolee pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to a series of armed robberies at small liquor and convenience stores that happened over a four-month period.


Dodi Wasbotten, 51, is accused of being the Granny Bandit. (credit: CBS)

‘Granny Bandit’ Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To 4 Holdups

A woman suspected of being the “Granny Bandit” and stealing purses from shoppers at gunpoint in Southern California has pleaded not guilty to four stickups.


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2 Nabbed In String Of Riverside Robberies

string of back-to-back residential burglaries in Riverside’s affluent Mission Grove neighborhood were allegedly pulled off by two young men, one of whom lived in the area, a police lieutenant said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2011

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No Bail For Suspect In Koreatown Robberies

Police say they arrested the suspect in a series of strong-arm robberies in apartment building parking structures and businesses in Koreatown.



Former Walmart Employee Suspected In Riverside County Robberies

A former Walmart employee is wanted on suspicion of robbing Walmart stores across Riverside County.


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Stolen Loot Reportedly Links Man To 4 Murders

Sheriff’s detectives said John Wesley Ewell, 53, pawned objects that he stole from people, four of whom he allegedly murdered.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2010