Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Slideshow: Strange loot, a collection of the most bizarre stolen items

People really do steal the darndest things.

Video: Victim flamboyantly stands up to armed robber in brazil

In honor Brazil;s hosting the FIFA World Cup this year, we present surveillance cam footage of a failed robbery attempt in in that fair country, in which an armed robber is most decidedly shown the door, or should we say the window, by his intended victim.

Suspect left ‘salesperson of the month’ award at robbery scene

A Washington State man was arrested after police responding to a robbery allegedly found his plaque on the front lawn of the home. Neither he nor the victim knew each other, so why in the world his award was there is a mystery for the ages.

Celebrities are just like us: They get robbed too

Actors, musicians and celebrities deprived of their personal property.

Robbers hold up gas station, then sell gas for hours

Instead of leaving the crime scene as quickly as possible, as robbers typically do once they’re done robbing you at gunpoint, these three suspects locked the injured clerk in the bathroom, and proceeded to serve the station’s customers for the next two hours.

Friends in need: Good people who stood up to crime

A look at what good can come of regular folks standing up to crime.

Woman writes to those who robbed her while her husband died

A woman, who sped after the ambulance to the hospital after her husband suffered a fatal heart attack at their home, returned to find that thieves had looted the house while she was gone. In a personal note to the Record Bee, she addresses the robbers who stole all the mementos that she and her late husband shared.

French jewel thief DNA betrayed by a kiss

The case reads almost like a plot taken from a film noire: A woman is tortured by two men for information. She breaks. They seem to share a moment of intimacy, one assailant kisses her. She uses his his kiss to exact her revenge. Only in Paris.

Watch: Video posted by robbed store owner mocks robber’s technique

This video, with renditions of the Mission Impossible theme song and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on kazoo, was published by the owner of a robbed Texas electronics store, who thought the job was very unprofessional, commenting “Our store got broken into. Judging from the surveillance video the thief doesn’t seem to be highly skilled in his area.”

Slideshow: Flash mobs and flash robs

Organized, overwhelming and, often, gone in 60 seconds.

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