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June 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Husband, wife in their 80s scare off would-be robber in Milton

MILTON (AP) — A couple in their 80s say they managed to spook a would-be robber who burst into their home shortly after they returned from a Tacoma casino where they won $500. KOMO-TV reports Jim and Betty Lilja of Milton wonder whether they were followed home the night of the incident last month. They…

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September 12, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Amanda Knox’s ex … Robber’s Porsche … Electric rates

Weather: Downright chilly this morning, no? It’s supposed to make it to the upper 60s or low 70s today. The afternoons have been great, sunny and clear. A tad cooler, but we can live with that. Tomorrow and Friday are looking even better with temperatures in the upper 70s. Feels like summer…

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August 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Robber no match for the stapler

The would-be robber brandished garden shears. The gas station clerk – a hammer stapler. The clerk prevailed. Bellingham police are looking for a man who went into a Starvin Sams gas station Aug. 20th at 2:40 a.m., pointed garden shears at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk stepped back as the “shear man” repeated his demands. Finally,…

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April 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Pizza shop robber wants to be called ‘Robin Hood’

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Spokane police say a masked man who told his victims he wanted to be called “Robin Hood” robbed a pizza shop at gunpoint. The Spokesman-Review reports that the Friday afternoon robbery at Pizza Pipeline led school officials to temporarily lock down nearby Shadle Park High School while police searched unsuccessfully for…

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December 9, 2011 at 5:48 AM

Man barricaded in home gets lost in own basement

An armed robbery suspect who barricaded himself in a south Seattle home surrendered to a Seattle SWAT team, but not before getting lost in his own darkened basement, according to police. Police hostage negotiators eventually managed to guide him out, but only after considerable prompting, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt. He suspect “wanted to surrender, but…

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November 30, 2011 at 7:15 AM

The Morning Memo/Wednesday: Unlucky bank robber, feisty Pacific mayor, Amanda Knox

Weather: Let’s see … mostly sunny and a high around 48 today. Nice. Tomorrow: foggy morning, but sunny later in the day. Double nice. Friday, sorta nice with 30 percent chance of rain but some sun, too. We can live with that, right? More weather info. Traffic: Not much trouble out there this morning. More

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