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Bank robbery suspect from Canada extradited to Singapore

Mar 17, 2020 - 3:27 PM

David James Roach is sent back by Britain after being detained there in 2018 en route to Canada

DAVID JAMES ROACH. This handout from the Singapore Police Force taken and released on March 17, 2020 shows Canadian man David James Roach (C) as he arrives in Singapore to face charges of robbery and money laundering. Handout photo by Singapore Police Force/AFP

Armed gang steals $15 million in Chile airport heist

Mar 10, 2020 - 3:37 PM

The gang arrived in the Santiago airport's cargo area aboard two vehicles, says police colonel Oscar Figueroa

RECORD HEIST. File photo of the interior of Santiago de Chile's Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport.

10 sculptures by Dali nabbed in Stockholm break-in

Jan 30, 2020 - 11:18 PM

Thieves smash the glass door of the Couleur gallery in the upscale neighborhood of Ostermalm in Stockholm and nabbed the sculptures

Owner of the Couleur art gallery Peder Enstrom stands behind a police tape as an officer walks towards the gallery where exhibited Salvador Dali sculptures have been stolen by, according to the Police, “at least two thieves” who smashed the entrance window setting the alarm off at 4 a.m. on January 30, 2020, in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by ALI LORESTANI / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT

Police foil staged robbery of P4.5-M liquor delivery in Quezon

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:38 AM

The suspects planned to sell the 4,500 cases of brandy that they had claimed were stolen by highway thieves, say police

FOILED. Police discover part of the stolen liquor in an unauthorized vehicle. Photo from Quezon Provincial Police Office

2-year-old boy among 3 killed in Thailand armed robbery

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Shocking CCTV footage shows the attacker storming into the shop, opening fire, and leaping over the counter as victims writhed in agony on the ground

INJURED. This photograph taken on January 9, 2020 and received from ViralPress shows paramedics helping a man wounded during a robbery at the Robinson shopping mall in the town of Lopburi, in Thailand. STR/ ViralPress/AFP

After 6 years, killers of ad exec Kae Davantes convicted

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Four men are guilty of robbery with homicide for robbing 25-year-old Kae Davantes in front of her home in 2013, and then later killing her by strangling before throwing her off a bridge

Boracay robbery suspect returns stolen money, apologizes for crime

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:40 AM

A waiter in Romblon returns P2.7 million in cash, a cash metal box, a bank passbook, and a checkbook to the person he stole these from


Metrobank Binondo branch robbed before opening

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Mayor Isko Moreno offers P1 million for the arrest of the 7 unidentified suspects

METROBANK ROBBERY. This Metrobank branch in Manila was robbed before the start of bank hours on July 11, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

6 members of notorious robbery gang killed in Cagayan police operation

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Cagayan police say the group's leader is among those killed in the operation

POLICE OPERATON. One of the alleged members of a robbery gang in Lal-lo town, Cagayan, is sprawled beside the gang's van after the shootout with police on November 20, 2018. All photos courtesy of PNP

Suspect in fatal Baguio pawnshop robbery arrested

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Baguio police finally solved the grisliest murder in the city this year, arresting the suspect in Cabanatuan City

Baguio pawnshop worker killed in robbery

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The body of 22-year-old Lindsay Vallejos Valdez was found inside the vault room of 202 Cellphone Pawnshop, in a pool of her own blood

Shootout in Bacolod kills 3, injures 3

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The two suspects have just robbed a panel van of a cigarette firm in neighboring Bago City when police chanced upon them at the city boundary

Locator map of Bacolod City, Philippines

Bank guards involved in Metrobank Tuguegarao robbery

Aug 03, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Police arrive at the conclusion after reviewing CCTV footage

BANK ROBBERY. Police investigators inspect the entry point of the robbers of Metrobank Tuguegarao. Photos by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Robbers wearing 'police camouflage' ransack Metrobank Tuguegarao

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:55 AM

This is the second robbery in the city this year

BANK ROBBERY. Police investigators inspect the entry point of the robbers of Metrobank Tuguegarao. Photos by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Fear of robbery, unsafe streets, drug addicts up in Mindanao – SWS

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The Social Weather Stations' March survey shows a 2-point drop in the nationwide number of people who fear unsafe streets. In Mindanao, however, those who expressed this fear jumps to 48% in March from 35% in December 2017.

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ombudsman prosecutor slay may be 'robbery gone wrong' – QCPD

Jun 05, 2018 - 7:39 AM

The Quezon City Police District forms a 9-member group to probe into the killing of Ombudsman prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag fulltime

ROBBERY SLAY? Office of the Ombudsman prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag is killed in front of a lottery store. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Tuguegarao bank tells clients it has no liability over loss of deposits

May 22, 2018 - 8:22 PM

A letter by the branch manager of EastWast Bank Tuguegarao tells clients the bank cannot be held liable for the robbery of their safety deposit boxes

NOT LIABLE. The EastWest Bank branch on College Avenue, Tuguegarao City. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Police 'foil' robbery but Tuguegarao bank's depositors lose millions

May 18, 2018 - 10:49 PM

Two victims are asking why EastWest Bank reported to police that burglars took nothing

ROBBED. The safety deposit boxes of the EastWest Bank Tuguegarao are situated outside the bank's vault. Photo by Eric Lim

4 robbery suspects killed in Zambales

Mar 08, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Police recover from the suspects P50,000 in cash, as well as jewelry

BODY BAG. A policeman zips up a body bag bearing the corpse of a suspected robber, after a police operation in Iba, Zambales, on March 8 2018. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

600 bitcoin computers nabbed in Iceland heists

Mar 07, 2018 - 10:48 PM

The servers are taken from data centers in Reykjanesbaer, near the Keflavik international airport in southwestern Iceland, and Borgarnes on the west coast

Four arrests over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:26 PM

The suspects pretend to be interested in buying bitcoins before assaulting the victim and forcibly transferring the cryptocurrency to their account

BITCOIN. A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the "Bitcoin Change" shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Baguio: Rape cases up, minors involved in street crimes

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Baguio City Hall façade has been turned orange since November 25 to support the '18 Days to End Violence Against Women' campaign

Robberies at all-time low in 22 months – PNP

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From 2,350 robberies in January 2016, the Philippine National Police records only 1,295 cases in October 2017 – a sharp 45% dip

ALL-TIME LOW. The PNP says robberies are at its lowest. Rappler file photo

Suspects in robbery-slay of retired cop nabbed in Cebu

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Police track down the principal suspects in the killing of Jose Medrano Sering Jr after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen

PAO files charges against 15 policemen in Caloocan robbery

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:39 PM

PAO says the policemen used a minor to steal from a house they broke into in a supposed anti-illegal drug raid on September 7

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

'Such an act is an affront to the dignity of the child as a person. It cannot be tolerated and should be sanctioned to the full extent of our laws,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Padre Faura in Manila

Self-reported common crimes drop to record low – SWS survey

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Except in Metro Manila and partially in Balance Luzon more families are reportedly fearful of burglaries and unsafe streets

SAFER STREETS? Police lineup to secure parts of Metro Manila during the ASEAN Summit in April 2017. Rappler file photo

Police rule out robbery in killing of Grade 12 boy from Baguio

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Vaughn Carl Dicang was last seen on September 1 His body was found several days later at a creek near the Baguio Circumferential Road in Bakakeng Norte

KILLED. The body of 17-year-old Vaughn Dicang was found in a creek last September 7, 2017. Photo from Dicang's family

Comelec chair cries, says wife's exposé unfair to kids

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Elections chief Andres Bautista quotes his wife as saying about her exposé s effects on their 4 children: No no The Universe will take care of them

MARITAL WOES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista holds a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017, about his marital woes with his wife Patricia. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Comelec's Bautista sues wife for robbery, extortion

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he filed this case on August 8 a day after news broke that his wife was accusing him of keeping unexplained wealth

SUING WIFE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista says he has sued his wife, Patricia, for robbery and extortion. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

O.J. Simpson expected to be granted parole

Jul 20, 2017 - 11:36 PM

A 4 member panel of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners will hold a hearing in Carson City to decide whether Simpson – Inmate No 1027820 – should be granted parole

OJ SIMPSON. This file photo taken on December 4, 2008 shows OJ Simpson (C) speaking in court prior to his sentencing as his attorneys Gabriel Grasso (L) and Yale Galanter listen at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Isaac Brekken/AFP

Harden accused of planning robbery, beating in lawsuit

May 17, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The son of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone claims in the suit that Harden paid 20 000 to have him beaten up

UNTRUE. James Harden denies the allegations filed against him by the son of NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone Jr. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/North America/AFP

Theft, robbery top list of Boracay crimes

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The number of theft and robbery cases outpaces all other crimes in Boracay Island in the first 3 months of 2017

WHEN IN BORACAY. The number of theft and robbery cases has outpaced all other crimes in Boracay Island in the first 3 months of 2017. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

WATCH: Emotional Kim Kardashian in first interview since Paris robbery

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:07 PM

The reality TV star tells the Ellen DeGeneres Show the suspects who held her at gunpoint had been following her for two years and heard her talk in interviews about her jewelry

KIM KARDASHIAN. The reality TV star opens up to Ellen DeGeneres about the time she was held at gunpoint in Paris. Screengrab from YouTube/TheEllenShow

Korean 'tipster' working with corrupt cops – Central Luzon Police

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Korean tipster identified by the Central Luzon Police as working with scalawag cops in Angeles City is the same man who helps rescue 3 Korean tourists

TIPSTER? Thomas Jung, the Korean identified by Central Luzon Police as working with scalawag cops, attends the case conference with investigators on Tuesday, January 31, to file his statements as a witness. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

2 cops linked to Christmas robbery-slay in Bacolod

Jan 19, 2017 - 8:57 PM

The two policemen and 3 unidentified men are tagged in the robbery slay of a Chinese businessman and a security guard as well as the shooting of 3 Chinese nationals in Bacolod City on Christmas night December 25

Alleged mastermind of Kardashian heist charged in Paris

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Here s what the police think happened on the night Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris

KIM KARDASHIAN. The alleged mastermind behind the robbery Kim experienced in Paris in 2016 has been charged. File photo shows Kim at The Girls' Lounge dinner, giving visibility to women at Advertising Week 2016, at Pier 60 on September 27, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Girls' Lounge/AFP

Convicted drug dealer, 72, among suspected Kim Kardashian robbers – source

Jan 12, 2017 - 12:44 AM

Police arrest Pierre B nicknamed Pierrot at a villa on the Riviera in a series of coordinated raids in France

WATCH: Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery in 'KUWTK' promo

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:09 AM

They re going to shoot me in the back Kim tells her sisters There s no way out

OPENING UP. In a promotional video for 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians,' Kim talks to her sisters about the time she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Screengrab from YouTube/E! Entertainment

NCRPO: Crime rate down in Metro Manila, murder cases up

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:19 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office says the war against drugs has helped curb the number of robbery theft carnapping rape and physical injury cases in Metro Manila Murder and homicide cases have however gone up

POLICE OPERATIONS. The Quezon City Police District apprehends more than 80 suspected drug users and pushers at Brgy. Culiat in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LOOK: Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

Jan 04, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Here are Kim s first posts on social media since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris

KIM KARDASHIAN. Kim breaks her social media silence after being held at gunpoint in Paris. The photo of Kim above was posted on social media in September 2016, before her trip to Paris. Screengrab from Instagram/kimkardashian

Chinese national, security guard killed as robber steals P1M on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Three others were also injured after the lone robber opened fire

Cagayan State U robbed of P868,000 in fee collection, scholarship funds

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Police say the suspects broke into the cashier s office at the CSU campus in Sanchez Mira town over the weekend

CAMPUS ROBBERY. Photo shows a vault pried open by robbers at the Cagayan State University-Sanchez Mina campus. Photo courtesy of Honorator Carag

Thieves break into house of JR Rosales' mother

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Is the break in related to the recent murders of the Rosales siblings?

SIBLINGS. JR and Lauren Rosales were gunned down by unidentified men in Makati City on July 21 and October 26, 2016 respectively. Photo from JR Rosales' Facebook account

Robbery victim Kim Kardashian takes back control – offline

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Why hasn t Kim posted anything on social media since the robbery? Observers believe Kris Jenner is coming up with a plan for Kim s comeback

Kim Kardashian sues website over fraud report

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Kim sues the website Mediatakeout com for claiming she faked being robbed at a Paris hotel

Kim Kardashian flees to NY after $10-M Paris robbery

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Kim flies to New York to be with Kanye West while celebrities react to the robbery: Please do not think that I think celebrities are special snowflakes says model Chrissy Teigen

KIM KARDASHIAN. File photos shows Kim attending the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. On September 3, Kim was held at gunpoint in a Paris hotel, but was unharmed. Photo by Angela Weiss/ AFP

Herbert Colanggo: Convicted crime leader, drug lord, recording artist

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Herbert Colanggo who recorded a full music album while serving life in the New Bilibid Prison has submitted an affidavit against Senator Leila de Lima

Ethnic Chinese demand 'security for all' in Paris protest

Sep 05, 2016 - 1:30 AM

Protesters demand police reinforcements more security cameras and a recognition of anti Asian racism following the fatal mugging of Zhang Chaolin

Members of the Chinese commmunity in Paris march during a demonstration on September 4, 2016 in Paris, following the death of Zhang Chaolin and also calling for greater security measures.  Several thousand ethnic Chinese staged a protest march in Paris on September 4 over the fatal mugging of a Chinese tailor last month, as crime against community members has spiralled. The protesters, almost all wearing white T-shirts reading "Security for All" and many waving French flags, rallied at the Place de la Republique in central Paris. Zhang Chaolin, who was 49, was set upon on August 7 by three thieves who tried to snatch a bag belonging to a friend of his. He died a few days later from his injuries.  / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT