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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Samantha Ellen Ward, 24, presented a driver’s license and debit card to withdraw money from a bank in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the teller looked up the account, noted the lic
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againWhen an unidentified burglar entered a San Francisco bank through a ventilation shaft, he triggered a silent alarm. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that when officers responded, the 23
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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating break-ins at dozens of businesses in Montgomery County, Md., identified Andre Antonio Henry, 30, as their suspect in what authorities termed a one-person
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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againNew Zealand authorities nabbed a Vietnamese man at the Auckland airport trying to smuggle tropical fish into the country after they noticed his bulging pants pockets were leaking.
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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• While neighboring groups of campers at Scotland’s Loch Earn argued, Barry McCutcheon, 25, who was camping between them, asked them to calm down, prosecutor John Malpas
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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againWhen two men showed a gun at a busy Chicago restaurant and announced a holdup, the owner asked them to come back in an hour when fewer customers would be around. After they agreed
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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Instead of pulling over when a police officer caught him running a stop sign in Palm Beach County, Fla., Alexander Webster, 29, led the officer on a high-speed chase. He los
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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled againAntoine Jennings covered his head with a Chicago Bulls cap and a skin-tight black skullcap while robbing three suburban Chicago banks of $4,500, but then he posted photos of himsel
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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Police accused Troy Ridling, 29, of stealing a computer from his former church in Owasso, Okla., after the software tracking company Covenant Eyes alerted a church staffer t
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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am
Curses, foiled again• Michigan’s Ingham County District Court ordered a 28-year-old man convicted of fraud to be fingerprinted at his own expense. He paid the $16 cost with a credit card th

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