Thieves Steal ATM With Forklift in Daring Arkansas Heist

It’s a lot harder to “take the money and run” when the cash you want is trapped inside an ATM. But some daring thieves in Arkansas recently used a forklift in their effort to do just that.

The thieves crashed an enormous CAT forklift into the drive-thru portion of a bank on Wednesday, August 16th, and made away with an ATM. And police now believe that these criminals might have some ties to the construction industry. I wonder what gave them that idea.

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The thieves hit the First Service Bank in Conway, Arkansas around 3:30am local time on Wednesday morning. The Conway Police Department posted the video to Facebook, captured from the bank’s CCTV cameras, and are asking the public for help in identifying the perpetrators. You can’t clearly see any people in the video, so they’re asking people to help identify the forklift.

Even if you make off with an ATM, it can be incredibly hard to crack them open. But given the brute force already demonstrated by these criminals, something tells me they’re going to try and find a way with something big and menacing.

But a warning for anyone who thinks this might be a good idea for them: More and more ATMs have GPS tracking. So even if you make away with the machine, you might have the police on your tail a lot sooner than you’d like.

If you have any information about the theft, the Conway Police are asking the public to call 501-450-6130.

Gizmodo.com

Winnipeg Police Service Looking at Smaller Helicopters

The Winnipeg Police Service may have to downsize to a smaller helicopter due to budget constraints.  The Manitoba provincial government may not provide as much funding to operate the helicopter as the City of Winnipeg anticipated.

This has caused the City to look for a lighter helicopter that is better on fuel consumption.  The helicopter program will go ahead said mayor Brian Bowman.  “But we will have to reduce the overall budget, in whatever form that takes,” stated Bowman.

Below are some new models that the Police and City are looking at:

 

The Police are hoping the revised budget will at least let them buy a helicopter with an enclosed seating area.  As the temperatures in Winnipeg in winter at 500 meters up could get down to -50 C.

The World’s Top Ten Most Wanted

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Alleged leader of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul
Terrorist: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Photo: Getty)

The head of the Islamic State militant group is a shadowy figure who is careful to reveal little about himself or his whereabouts.

In October 2011 the US officially designated Baghdadi, 44, as a terrorist, and offered a £6m reward for information leading to his capture.

Rumours that he had died surfaced last year after reports that he had been seriously wounded in an air strike.

But he is believed to be in Syria still wielding power over the terror group.

Ismael Zambada García

Ismael Zambada Garcia
Cartel boss: Ismael Zambada Garcia

The Mexican drug lord is part of El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel which smuggles cocaine and heroin into the United States.

Known as El Mayo, Zambada, 68, is one of Mexico’s most enduring and powerful drug lords and has had plastic surgery to disguise himself and enable him to move around Mexico.

The FBI have offered a reward of up to £3.5m for information leading to his capture – and he’s likely to replace El Chapo as leader of the cartel.

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri
Surgeon: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

An eye surgeon who helped found the Egyptian militant group Islamic Jihad, al-Zawahiri is the current leader of Al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden.

The US Government has offered a £16m bounty on his head information leading to his capture.

Zawahiri, 64, is wanted for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya that killed hundreds of people.

In 2012 he called on Muslims to kidnap westerners.

Matteo Messina Denaro

Matteo Messina Denaro
Matteo Messina Denaro

The suspected head of the Sicilian Mafia’s Cosa Nostra is known for his womanising playboy lifestyle, driving fast cars, wearing Rolex watches and designer clothes.

He has been a fugitive since 1993 – and is one of the most wanted Mafia bosses.

Nicknamed Diabolik, Matteo, 51, learned to use a gun at 14, committed his first of many murders at 18 and is estimated to have killed at least 50 people.

He was said to have bragged: “I filled a cemetery all by myself.”

Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim
Orgnaised crime: Dawood Ibrahim

Ibrahim, 60, is the most wanted man in India and is on Interpol’s wanted list for cheating, criminal conspiracy and running an organised crime syndicate.

He is the leader of the organised crime group D-Company which has engaged in everything from drugs to contract killing.

The US Government says he shares smuggling routes with al Qaeda, and he is suspected of having organised and financed the 1993 Bombay bombings that killed 257 people and wounded 713.

He is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, although the Pakistani authorities deny this.

Felicien Kabuga

Wanted poster for Felicien Kabuga, accused of genocide
Genocide: Felicien Kabuga is accused of bankrolling mass murder in Rwanda (Photo: MCT)

One of the most wanted men in Africa, Felicien is accused of bankrolling one of the worst genocides in history.

In 1998 the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda charged Kabuga, 80, with crimes including genocide in connection with the massacre of more than 800,000 Rwandans in 1994.

Between 1993-94, around half a million machetes were imported into Rwanda – Kabuga allegedly supplied the weapons to Hutu extremist who carried out the killings.

There are reports that he has been hiding in Kenya, which the authorities there have denied.

Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich
‘Most dangerous’: Semion Mogilevich

Ukranian-born Mogilevich, 69, is believed to be the boss of most of the world’s Russian mafia syndicates.

University-educated, his nickname is “The Brainy Don” because of his business acumen.

Described as the “most dangerous mobster in the world”, he is wanted by the FBI for money laundering, conspiracy and fraud.

Reports suggest he is in Moscow.

Samantha Lewthwaite

Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of July 7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay
Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of July 7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay (Photo: Roland Leon/Sunday Mirror)

The British mother of four is one of the Western world’s most wanted terrorism suspects.

Known as the “white widow” Lewthwaite , 32, was the wife of 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay.

She is a key figure in Somalia-based terror group Al-Shabaab and is believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 400 people.

She has been on the run for four years after she and British terror suspect Germaine Grant plotted to blow up tourists in Mombassa.

It is thought she has changed her appearance through weight loss, plastic surgery and hair dye, and is believed to be in hiding in Somalia.

Joseph Kony

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony
Crimes against humanity: The leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony (Photo: Getty Images)

The head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Kony has driven the killing of civilians in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Sudan.

Under Kony, 54, it is believed the LRA has displaced two million people, and is responsible for the abduction of 30,000 children forcing them to become child soldiers and sex slaves.

He believes in polygamy and it is suggested he has fathered 42 children with his many wives.

The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for his arrest on charges including crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Sally-Anne Jones

Sally-Anne Jones
Sally-Anne Jones

Kent mum Jones has been named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by the US government, making her one of the world’s most wanted female terror suspects.

Known as “Mrs Terror” she joined Islamic State in 2013, marrying computer hacker Junaid Hussain and moving to Syria.

Her husband was killed in an air strike in August, and her name has been added to the UN’s sanctions list, meaning her assets have been frozen and she is banned from flying.

Jones, 46, is accused of using social media to recruit people to join ISIS.

The Mirror UK

Ohio Cops on the Hunt for ‘Bigfoot’

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Authorities in Beaver Township, Ohio have embarked on an unexpected search for Sasquatch following a strange theft in the area.

Arlene Fitzer, owner of Farmer Dave’s Gift and Garden Shoppe, reported to police that three hand-painted Bigfoot statues were stolen from in front of their store.

The ne’er-do-wells behind the heist were apparently quite determined to bag the Bigfoot because two of the tributes to the cryptid weighed an incredible 225 pounds!

In keeping with the baffling nature of Bigfoot, Fitzer was mystified that anyone was strong enough to lift the weighty Sasquatch statues.

And with one of the statues measuring nearly four feet tall, she wondered where the thieves planned to hide such a eye-catching piece of artwork.

Nonetheless, Fitzer was rather dismayed that they have gone missing, since the total value of the stolen statues was around $300.

Fortunately, the Beaver Township police department is now on the case and they hope to pull off what so many in reality television have so far failed to do: find Bigfoot or, at least, whoever stole the statues.

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