Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Robber Returns Money with Apology Note 11 Years Later

Somboon Wu was working at his family’s Nashville, Tennessee, store, the Interasian Market and Deli, when an unidentified man walked in a handed him an envelope containing $400 and a note.

Slideshow: Rich, Famous and Robbed!

Actors, musicians and celebrities deprived of their personal property.

VIDEO: One of the Shortest Armed Robberies Ever

The following video demonstrates how luck and timing can wreak havoc with the goals of those eager to rob. The title does not exaggerate either, 15 seconds from entering the convenience store to being hustled off to a police cruiser.

Brooklyn Man’s Saggy Pants Led to his Capture by Police

We’ve all heard of crimes of fashion, well the arrest of Brooklyn man Joel Donaldson, 21, may be the first time that a poor fashion choice prevented a crime.

WATCH: Victim Flamboyantly Stands up to Armed Robber in Brazil

In this trending surveillance cam footage of a failed robbery attempt in Brazil, an armed robber is most decidedly shown the door, or should we say the window, by his intended victim.

On This Day in Crime History: Clarence Gideon is Sentenced

A 1961 a robbery in Florida resulted in the arrest of small-time criminal Clarence Gideon. Too poor to afford a lawyer he represented himself. Gideon received the maximum sentence on August 27, giving him time to study the law, and file the criminal case that led to an accused person’s right to legal representation.

VIDEO: Would-Be Robber Weeps When Intended Victim Fights Back

A man intending to rob a gas station convenience store in Germany got the shock of his life when the intended victim not only defended himself, but fought back — hard. The upset and overwhelmed thief was very soon in desperate need of a hug. He then sits down and cries.

Thieves Have Change of Heart, Return Stolen Goods with Apology

Everyone was shocked, but it seems that when thieves discovered that they had robbed a nonprofit organization that helps the victims of sexual assault, they thought better of it, secretly returned their loot and apologized.

VIDEO: Robber Suffers Fatal Heart Attack in the Middle of Robbery

On Tuesday, three suspects attempted to rob some people at a gas station outside São Paulo, Brazil. Two approached their targets, a pair of gas station attendants, while a third waited in a getaway car. In the middle of rifling through the pockets of a victim, 25-year-old Luiz Antônio Teixeira collapsed and died.

Do You Recognize This Hat? Police Hope Winter Headwear Will Help Find Shooting Suspect

Police in Grand Prairie, Tex., are hoping photos of a warm winter hat will help them find a suspect who they say shot a man in cold blood.

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