Archive for the 'Robberies' Category

BRAZIL – Apucarana: GM usa taser para prender assaltante após roubo [Apucarana: Municipal Police uses taser to arrest burglar after theft] (2013-08-14)

Posted on August 14 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics) Using a taser in a situation where no violence is threatened: a thief who steal a handbag from a woman is tasered in a busy city-centre street.]] TNOnline Luiz Demetrius The detainee, who was recognized by his wife […]

FRANCE -Les agresseurs de Brahim Déby à nouveau devant le juge [Brahim Déby’s aggressors to be brought to justice again] (2013-01-27)

Posted on January 27 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Members of the gang that in August 2007 attacked with a taser Brahim Déby, son of the late president of Tchad, in a Paris parking garage in a Paris suburb, has received sentences of 5-13 years. An appeal has been launched by the lawyer of the defendants. Mr Déby died in […]

FRANCE / TCHAD – Les peines des agresseurs de Brahim Déby sévèrement alourdies en appel [Tchad: Brahim Deby’s attackers get heavier sentences – he died in July 2007 following tasering by four men disguised as police officers] (2013-01-19)

Posted on January 19 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Brahim Déby died of respiratory failure after he was tasered in July 2007 in this contorted story, with possible political motivations. The prison sentences of the four aggressors of Mr Déby, the high-living son of the Tchad dictator, Idriss Déby Itno, have just been given heavier sentences. They apparently disguised themselves as […]

CANADA – Windsor, Ontario police release footage of violent Taser attack (2013-01-04)

Posted on January 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A convenience store clerk, 55-yr-old Wally Yousif, was attacked with a taser in a violent robbery Thursday night. It is not yet clear if this was a real taser or a generic model: a police video available at this site does not clarify this issue. The suspects asked the victim about purchasing […]

RUSSIA / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Russians Arrested in Dubai for $500K Theft [woman assaulted with taser] (2012-03-19)

Posted on March 19 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Two Russians (gangtsers?) are arrested in Dubai for stealing $500,000 from a money transfer company, attacking a woman and assaulting her with a taser – likely a genereric model. They were caught while splitting the stolen money in a hotel in Dubai.]] MOSCOW, RIA Novosti Two Russian nationals have been arrested in […]

CYPRUS – Remand for robbery [armed-robbery suspects also had a taser] (2012-01-28)

Posted on January 28 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This is the first mention of tasers in Cyprus we have encountered. As elsewhere the taser may become a “weapon of choice” – the title of a November 2011 CBS documentary – for armed robberies. Maybe this a a market-segment already well-covered by the sales department in Scottsdale, Arizona, although, to […]

USA – Darby, Pennsylvania: Police: Shoplifters ‘Tase’ Security Guard During Christmas Eve Robbery (2011-12-27)

Posted on December 27 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers used in robberies (and visible on CCTV) were “unfair”, says the local police chief: “There’s no conscience to them. They could have really hurt that guy, so who knows what they could do in another type of robbery?” Doesn’t this say something about police use of tasers for compliance, particularly when […]

USA – North Carolina Court of Appeals rules stun guns are deadly weapons (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: In an important decision, the the 3 judges on North Carolina Court of Appeals “ruled that a stun gun (an X26) “is a dangerous weapon that endangered or threatened Scott’s (victim) life.” The decision was ananimous.The case does not involve police use of tasers, but a woman who was tasered at a Walmart […]

UK – Rochdale, Lancashire – Taser used in armed robbery (2011-11-01)

Posted on November 1 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: One of the the armed robbers who broke into a couple’s house at 4.30 am tasered a man before he and his wife were restrained. Police are appealing for information following this “terrible ordeal”. A clear case of the tasr become a “weapon of choice” for armed robbery – it is also much […]

AUSTRALIA – Thief uses taser in jewellery shop raid

Posted on October 16 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Tasers in the hands of criminals … although this may be a “generic taser”. A thief used a Taser on a jewellery store employee during a robbery, police say. On the way out of the store he used the device on a female member of staff, who sustained a minor injury to her arm, […]

UK – Police blog: Stun Guns – Criminals’ New Weapon Of Choice (2011-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. A posting on the unofficial British site “Police Oracle” says criminals are increasingly choosing illegally-acquired stun guns as their weapon of choice, interesting information on how easy they are to buy in Thailand. Should the police be worried? Yes. Should the police themselves have these same stun-guns. Irrelevant.]] Posted on the unofficial […]

UK – Stun Guns: Criminals’ New Weapon Of Choice (2011-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Note: this article concerns stun-guns, so-called “generic tasers” – examples are given of costs of $20 only for a “taser”. Criminals are increasingly choosing illegally-acquired stun guns as their weapon of choice, a Sky News investigation has revealed. The devices are sold openly on market stalls in the Far East – and […]

NEW ZEALAND – Businessman used Taser in ‘drug feud’ (2011-05-18)

Posted on May 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:Another case of the taser becoming a weapon in the hands of criminal (in this case with white collars) … In a feud over cannabis, “Max John Beckham, 63, a prominent businessman used a Taser gun on a man he claimed had stolen two buckets of cannabis from his home while redecorating, a […]

AUSTRALIA – Three arrests in Adelaide, South Australia, over “drugs in nappies” (2011-05-12)

Posted on May 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers are becoming part of the pool of arms arms used by criminals stocking weapons for potential or actual use: here in Adelaide, police discover a taser alongside firearms, illicit drugs, etc. in a raid.]] ABC News Three arrests have been made over drugs allegedly found hidden in nappies, toys and cushions. […]

AUSTRIA – Viennese Tobacconist struck down with stun gun (2011-04-08)

Posted on April 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Disturbingly, tasers are becoming a weapon-of-choice in robberies – and organized crime. Using arms defined as “less-lethal”, those convicted can expect reduced sentences relative to guns. A Viennese tobacconist is held up with “an electroshock gun” … ) ]] A clerk at a tobacconist’s suffered minor injuries when she was attacked by […]

ITALY – Near Florence, Toscany: Stunning with electroschock to steal 60,000 € (2011-03-21)

Posted on April 6 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Note: this is a google-translation from the Italian with a revision of the English. (The Italian text follows the translation. ) In Italy, to our knowledge, the taser is only used by criminals – such as in this robbery of a gas-station owner … ]] The incident occurred in broad daylight in […]

USA – West Govina, California: Gang member sentenced for string of violent video game store robberies [Many victims tasered] (2011-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post of of interest because the taser is increasingly becoming a weapon of choice of serious criminals, in this case a gang in Los Angeles County committing multiple felonies: “More than a dozen victims were bound, stunned with a Taser and terrorized at gunpoint,” according to the D.A.’s statement… In the […]

CANADA – Accused Calgary killer told his friend he used Taser gun (2011-03-17)

Posted on March 17 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In a confusing story out of Western Canada, the interesting element is that a taser gun was apparent purchased at a flea-market for $100. One “lost” by the police – they do occasionally lose them?  – or a generic model (unlikely since the taser4 is well-known in the Calgary area and […]

UK – Hampshire Teen held hostage in terrifying raid in Totton (2011-02-14)

Posted on February 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers are increasingly becoming a crime instrument, particularly in the UK, due to the fear they elicit: “Three masked men burst in through the front door and held the 15-year-old hostage while they searched the house. One stood behind Adele Farmer with a taser stun gun and one in front with a […]

UK / BELGIUM – Smashed: jewellery gang who struck in hail of sledgehammers and CS gas [… and tasers in another robbery …] (2011-02-03)

Posted on February 3 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In Guildford. England, 30 criminals are being sentenced for shop robberies that netted £3.5m in valuables and led to biggest ever flying squad stakeout. The “taser” reference here is: “two other leading members of the gang, Anthony Bado and James Stewart, had taken part in one heist on a diamond shop in […]