UK Robbery

Man Breaks Into Shop Wearing A Sanitary Pad As A Disguise

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A man dubbed the 'maxi-pad' bandit has been arrested for allegedly robbing a shop wearing a sanitary pad as disguise. The accused thief was caught...

How a Little Bit of Culture Helped Fight Crime

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Anupriya Dwivedi

What follows is an account of gritty, gut-crumpling crime. A crime, that I am both proud and sad to say I single-handedly foiled.

'I Fought For My Life' Says Lecturer Beaten By Robbers At London Home

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

The victim of a violent burglary has told how he "fought for his life" in the brutal attack by a gang of armed men. University law lecturer Paul Ko...

This Should Be Headline News

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Laurenne Chapman

Image courtesy of Picasso I just checked the news headlines for the day and sunk into the usual glum despondence. Powerless faced with all the hor...

Ian Wright's MBE Stolen After Robbers 'Threatened To Cut Off Kids' Fingers'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Former England footballer Ian Wright has revealed his MBE was among treasured memorabilia stolen by masked raiders who held a knife to his wife's thro...

Have-A-Go Hero Wrestles Axe-Wielding Robber To The Ground Near Buckingham Palace

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

A have-a-go hero wrestled an axe-wielding robber to the ground after a smash and grab raid near Buckingham Palace. The bystander intervened as police ...

Seattle Bus Robbery CCTV Shows Victim Grabbing Gun From 19-Year-Old Assailant

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

This incredible footage shows the moment a passenger on board a Seattle bus reacted with incredible reflexes when confronted by an armed robber, grabb...

This, Ladies And Gentlemen, Is The World's Worst Phone Thief

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Essex police are hunting a "brainless thief" who stole a mobile phone and then uploaded a selfie to Whatsapp. The inept and hopelessly vain individ...

14 Schoolchildren Robbed At Gunpoint In Tanzania Ambush

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A school trip took a nasty turn after a group of 16 students were robbed at gunpoint during a roadside ambush on an expedition in Africa. Money, ca...

PICTURES: The World's Greatest Jewel Heists

Tom Bywater | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Jewels worth up to £100 million were brazenly stolen by an armed masked man on Sunday from an exclusive hotel in Cannes on the French Riviera, a favo...

Brothers Jailed for Selfridges £1.5m Smash And Grab

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

Two brothers have been jailed for their roles in a "professionally planned and executed" million-pound armed raid at Selfridges. Sam Curtin and Con...

Selfridges Smash And Grab Raiders 'Stole £1m Worth Of Watches'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK

Armed raiders who targeted London's Selfridges store while dressed in burkas fled with £1million worth of luxury watches, police have said. The si...

Texan Man Who Murdered Prostitute Acquitted Because She Refused To Have Sex Or Return His Money

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

A Texas jury has acquitted a man of murdering a prostitute he contacted via Craigslist after she denied his request for sex and refused to return his ...

Selfridges Dramatic 'Smash And Grab Raid'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

Two men have been arrested after members of the public pinned them down following a "smash and grab" robbery at Selfridges. The two suspects were d...

Essex Police Hunt Condom Thief

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Essex Police have released a picture of a man suspected of stealing £90 of condoms, saying they are keen to talk to him in connection with the theft....

The South Africa Diaries - Part III

June Sun | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

The sun was shining, and Cape Town looked so beautiful from up high. I no longer doubted how much I loved this country, and how much it taught me. For giving me this gift that can never be robbed, I am grateful to the Gladstone Memorial Trust.

'Find The Elephant Man!'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

Police are hunting a knife-wielding robber described as "looking like the elephant man" during a raid on a betting shop. The offender, who covered ...

Moment Cashier Threatened With Meat Cleaver Caught On CCTV

SWNS | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

An armed robber wielding a meat cleaver was caught on CCTV - threatening to cut off a terrified woman’s arm. The masked man ran into a garage wit...

The Work Of Moriarty?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Police have launched an investigation after an intruder managed to break in and steal keys from the grounds of the Tower of London. Officials from ...

Schoolboy Jailed For Armed Robberies Disguised As Old Man

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

A schoolboy who wore a prosthetic disguise and hair pieces to carry out armed robberies has been sent to prison. Miles Alura, 16, disguised himself...

WATCH: CCTV Shows Daring London Heist On Motorcycles

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

CCTV footage has revealed the terrifying moment that a group of six robbers smashed into a jewellery store in a north London shopping centre. Newly...

Abu Hamza Son Faces Sentence For Armed Robbery

PA | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

The son of Islamist cleric Abu Hamza is to be sentenced for his part in an armed robbery at a jewellers. Imran Mostafa, 20, of Deverills Way, Sloug...

Seven Priceless Paintings Stolen From Netherlands Museum

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Seven priceless paintings by world-famous artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse have been stolen from a museum in the Nether...

Career Criminals Flaunt Rolexes And Luxury Cars On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

A Facebook album showing career criminals enjoying the high life serves to show their “complete and utter contempt for the law", according to police...

Senior Kent Police Officer Arrested For Shoplifting

PA | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK

A senior female police officer has been arrested in connection with theft from a supermarket. Superintendent Rachel Adams from Kent Police is alleg...