Posts Tagged ‘Armed Robbery’

AlexanderCostas

Photo of Alexander Costas who was gunned down in his own home during a home invasion.

On the night of April 28, 2000 a home invasion occurred at the Miami home of Alexander Costas and his mother, Nadia Dombrowski. The two went to bed and shortly after 12PM several unidentified men forced their way into their house and in the midst of the robbery, shot Alexander. Nadia managed to escape and contacted Police.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re urged to please contact:
Miami Dade Police Department Detective T. Romagni at (305) 471-2400 or Miami Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (471-8477).

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KarleyCollumOn July 27, 2007, the murdered bodies of Karley Collum and Terrance McCloud were discovered at McCloud’s home on Silver Lake Drive in Putnam County, Florida. Both subjects died from blunt force trauma to the head. Neighbors heard a woman’s scream coming from McCloud’s residence at about 5:00 am on Thursday July 26, 2007. The attacker may have been known to McCloud as there were no signs of forced entry.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
Detective John Merchant
386-329-0800

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jennifer-odomVICTIM: Jennifer Renee Odom
White Female, Born 8/25/1980

On Friday, February 19, 1993, Jennifer stepped off her school bus around 3 p.m., waved goodbye to friends, and started walking the short 200 yards to her home in rural Pasco County, FL. Children on the bus reported they saw a faded blue pickup truck slowly following Jennifer as she walked home. Jennifer never made it to her door.

During the next days, law enforcement equipped with police dogs and hundreds of volunteers scoured 60 square miles of rolling groves, pastures and woods surrounding the tiny Pasco town of Dade City.

On Thursday, February 25, 1993, a man and woman searching an abandoned orange grove in southeast Hernando County, FL, found Jennifer. Jennifer’s clothing, including the red sweater and Hooter’s jacket, have not been found.

Approximately two years later on Thursday, January 5, 1995, a couple hunting for scrap metal in a rural area of Hernando County discovered Jennifer’s missing book bag and clarinet case. The bag and case were found in Western Hernando County.

The suspect vehicle is a full size, older unknown model pick-up truck, blue in color.

Jennifer was last seen wearing a white zip-up “Hooters” sweat jacket with orange lettering on the left sleeve, a red long sleeve pullover sweater, possible cashmere or angora, a white turtleneck shirt, white denim pants and black lace-up style boots.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:

Det. Michael Nelson, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 754-6830
mnelson@hernandosheriff.org
Anonymous tips can be made by e-mail to: tips@hernandosheriff.org
or by telephone (352) 797-TIPS/8477

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Photo of Tim Chanthavong taken shortly before his 1999 death

On June 24, 1999 at approximately 8:50PM, Tim Chanthavong was murdered at 26th Ave N. & 60th St in St. Petersburg, FL. His 1994 Acura NSX was stolen & driven to 53rd Ave S. & 7th St. The car was left at Hillside Dr. S. & 6th Way.

Tim’s family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for his death.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
Det. C. Leedy, St. Petersburg Police Department, 727 -893-7613.

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howeIn the early morning hours of March 22, 1988, 31-year-old Kim Shrree Howe was brutally murdered. Her body was found later that morning by some local children on their way to school.

Kim’s body was found on a dirt road between Howard Street and Santa Rosa Drive in the City of Rockledge. Kim was last seen alive earlier that morning in Cocoa, just a few blocks away from where her body was found. At that time Kim made a report to a Cocoa Police Officer that she was being harassed by an unknown person in a vehicle.

Kim had moved to Cocoa about a year and a half earlier after divorcing her husband in Fort Perice. Kim was the mother of three children.

Any persons with information regarding to this case is urged to please contact:
Investigator Wayne Winkler of the Rockledge Police Department at 321-690-3988.

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Click Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Unsolved Homicides for additional unsolved cases in Florida.

unidentified-wanted-njOn September 4, 2009 at approximately 2:15PM an unidentified lone gunman armed with a black and silver/gray handgun walked into the Maplecrest Finance Station Post Office located at 1767 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, New Jersey and robbed an employee who worked there.

Police haven’t been able to identify or capture the suspect however, they were able to draw up a composite sketch based on the details given by witnesses.

If you believe you may know who is involved in this crime please take no action to apprehend the suspect yourself, instead, contact authorities immediately. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the unidentified suspect.

SUSPECTS DESCRIPTION: Dark skinned complexion, thin mustache, goatee. Was wearing a black t-shirt with dark gray writing on the front, light gray athletic shorts, and white or gray sneakers at the time the robbery was committed.

Age: In his 20’s or early 30’s
Build: Slim
Sex: Male
Hair: Short black at the time the crime was committed
Height: Approx 5’8″ – 6’0″
Eyes: Brown
Weight: 180 pounds
Race: Black

U.S. Postal Inspectors and the Maplewood Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to please contact:
U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (973) 693-5450
or (877) 876-2455 (select Option 2)

All information will  be kept anonymous.

gillings-wantedCLEVELAND — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Everton Gillings, wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Gillings is wanted for kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and eight counts of aggravated robbery with a firearm, all stemming from an alleged home invasion that happened in September, 2012.

He is believed to be hiding somewhere in the Collinwood area and he also has a previous address near the 1400 block of Clermont Road in Cleveland.

Gillings, 20, stands 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information in reference to Everton Gillings, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411)

Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

Source: WKYC-TV

  • Maurice Harris, who suffered from Lupus died protecting his home from two armed intruders Last night
  • Shot dead fighting with one of the men who tried to gain entry to his 11-year-old daughter’s room
  • Miami Police are now on a hunt to find the two unidentified suspects who are described as being ‘heavily armed’

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife - has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Maurice Harris pictured here with a woman believed to be his wife – has been hailed a hero for his actions on Tuesday evening protecting his family

Police at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his familyPolice at the scene in Miami where Maurice Harris lost his life defending his family

The grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actionsThe grieving widow of Maurice Harris speaks to a Miami Police Officer outside her home in the aftermath of her husbands heroic actions

The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening The Harris residence in Miami which was attacked jut before midnight on Tuesday evening

Click here for full article by MailOnline

Two suspects still wanted for the armed robbery of a store in Union, New Jersey during the Summer.

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They were described as being two black males, believed to be in their late teens, both with a thin (med) build, standing approximately 6`0″ tall. If the still-shots are two small for viewing then please click here to view a larger set.

In the early morning hours of July 10, 2012 at approximately 4:00AM, two young black males, believed to be in their late teenage years, robbed the Quick Check store located on Morris Avenue at gun point.

According to the victim’s who were working the late night shift, the male wearing the white t-shirt pulled out a silver revolver and ordered the store employees to the floor while the suspect wearing the striped shirt, bright blue sneakers, went behind the counter and removed the cashier draw which contained an undisclosed amount of money. The unidentified robbers then fled on foot, heading in the direction of Sayre Road.

Even though the robbers were caught on security footage, no one has yet come forward with their identity and the case remains unsolved.

Case: UN-12-03655

New Jersey Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of these individuals. You can contact NJCS by calling 908-654-TIPS 8477

You are also urged to contact: Union County Police Department with any information. You can Submit a Web Tip on their website UCTIP and/or text them – Text “UCTIP along with your message” to 274637 (Crimes)

  • A female robber who has been dubbed “The barista bandit” has held up at least three coffee stands in Everett, Washington
  • Police describe her as being a Caucasian female in her 20s with blonde hair and several facial piercings.
  • Witnesses say she is between 5’2” and 5’4” tall.
  • The unidentified woman was last seen in a red pick-up truck with no canopy

Wanted: Police are looking for a woman who has been robbing coffee shops in Washington state.

Police are looking for a female who has been robbing coffee shops in Washington state.

Back for More: The suspect is believed to have stolen money from Stiletti Coffee, pictured, twice in two weeks.

The suspect is believed to have stolen money from Stiletti Coffee, pictured, twice in two weeks.

Police noticed similarities in the recent robberies, which included a November 20, 2012 robbery. Now they believe the same woman is responsible.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department at (425) 388-3377.

Click here for the full article written and published by Dailymail.co.uk

Above are photos of Jason Derek Brown, keep in mind, these photos were taken prior to the murder and one of the last CONFIRMED sightings claimed Brown looks different, with longer hair similar to the age-progressed photo below.

jason-derek-brown-wanted-fbiAge progressed photo showing what Jason Brown may look like at 43 years old.

Charges
  • Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution
  • First Degree Murder
  • Armed Robbery
Alias Jason D. Brown
Derek Brown
Greg Johnson
Harline Johnson
Greg Harline Johnson
John Brown
Jay Brown

Authorities having been searching for Jason Derek Brown, 43, who has been on the run since late 2004 when he shot an armored car guard and fled with stolen money in Phoenix, Arizona, right outside of a Phoenix movie theater.

Immediately after being named the suspect in the homicide, Brown fled Phoenix and went to Henderson, Nevada and later travelled to Las Vegas. While there, he had swapped his BMW for a black Escalade. In January, 2005, authorities found Brown’s Cadillac Escalade abandoned in the parking lot of Portland International Airport in Oregon.

The one-time Salt Lake City resident and Laguna Beach native who attended Laguna Beach High School, could now be taking advantage of Mormon church members to stay hidden from public view, the FBI’s lead agent on the case said.

Although Brown is described as a ‘show off’ who likes to party, authorities believe he could be hiding among the Mormon and say he is a ‘skilled liar’ who has a ‘surfer dude’  appearance and a common name which could help him easily blend in among a crowd. He also speaks fluent French and is a former Mormon who once served LDS mission in France.

On December 8, 2007, three years after his first degree murder charge, Brown was listed on FBI’s Most Wanted List as the 489th Most Wanted fugitive and FBI has been looking for him ever since. It’s now 2013 and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now upgraded him to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

In 2005, less than one year after the murder, authorities received over 200 leads with the majority of leads being outside of Arizona, even some possible sightings in Canada. Most of the sightings haven’t been confirmed however, if it is then he could be on the move in any state.

The most recent confirmed sighting was in August 2008, when an acquaintance of Brown recognized him while they were stopped at a traffic light near Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Their mutual recognition prompted Brown to drive through the stoplight. Aware that Brown was a fugitive, the witness informed police of the sighting. According to him, Brown had longer hair and a deeper tan than in the 2004 photograph of his wanted poster. Brown is considered armed and extremely dangerous and those with a possible sighting should contact police immediately and avoid confronting Brown themself.

Date(s) of Birth Used: 
July 1, 1969;
January 17, 1971
Place of Birth: California
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 to 180 pounds
Build: Medium
Occupation: 
Golf Equipment Importer
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Green
Complexion: Light / Fair
Sex: Male
Race: White
Nationality: American
Possible Location(s): Brown has ties to California, Arizona, and Utah. In the past, he has traveled to France and Mexico. Additionally, he may be in the possession of a Glock 9mm and a .45 caliber handgun. 

Personality: Brown speaks fluent French and has a Master’s Degree in International Business. He is an avid golfer, snowboarder, skier, and dirt biker. Brown enjoys being the center of attention and has been known to frequent nightclubs where he enjoys showing off his high-priced vehicles, boats, and other toys. Brown was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and completed his Mormon mission near Paris, France.

There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Jason D. Brown.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact:
FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI
Your local Police and FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also leave a tip on http://www.fbi.gov/

For a description of Brown and additional age enhanced photos, please click here.
Click Dailymail for a November 26, 2012 update regarding this case.
Brown’s case was featured on America’s Most Wanted with the latest airing on April 20, 2012 — Jason Derek Brown WIKI – Click the Wiki link for before and after information on Brown.