While we were sleeping, robbers pulled off a massive heist at an iconic Beverly Hills jewelry store. Robbers got away with $1.43 million worth of jewels at Jason Of Beverly Hills inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Friday night, cops told the Beverly Hills Courier. Whew. It was reported ...
Would Ka Pasasouk, the man police believe murdered four people in Northridge last weekend, have been on the street had it not been for California's controversial prison-realignment program? A state prison official told us yes: He served his time and was due to get out last January in any case. The ... More >>
Henry Hill, the onetime mobster whose life inspired the film Goodfellas, died in Los Angeles at the age of 69 yesterday. A website dedicated to Hill confirmed his passing, which was first reported by TMZ. Hill's fairy tale gangster life and his part in a record-breaking "Lufthansa heist" of 1978 w ... More >>
It took a total of eight -- count 'em, eight -- Los Angeles-area hooligans to carry out the worst bikini heist of all time, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. The whole motley crew of them, including two women (fashion advisers!), were arraigned yesterday morning for alleged ... More >>
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Brett Ratner.Updated at the bottom: Eddie Murphy's out too. First posted at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday. Brett Ratner is Hollywood's douche laureate, tolerated for his frat-boy ways because he makes hit moves. Well, no longer, it seems. The big-budget producer told a reporter during a Q&A promoting ... More >>
LAPDKtown takedown.Another day another jewelry store smash-and-grab in Koreatown. This time cops say a parking lot security guard was "bludgeoned" as three suspects made their exits. He was put in a hospital in critical condition and was subsequently stabilized. The 11 a.m. heist at CC Diamo ... More >>
President Obama should be damn proud of the 2010 car-theft report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, craftily titled "Hot Wheels": Nationally--and for the first time since 2002--thieves preferred domestic makes over foreign brands. Ford took three spots, Dodge two and Chevrolet held o ... More >>
Hines Ward fouled by LAPD?Updated with a shoulder shrug from Ward, via ABC, after the jump. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver [added]: and Dancing With the Stars contestant Hines Ward was ordered out of a vehicle at gunpoint this morning by police. Welcome to L.A. So what was the problem, o ... More >>
Keeping them troublemakers in lineUpdated after the jump: The fugitive was reportedly in jail for a bigtime jewelry heist. It was a crazy, Old West-style afternoon on Sunset Boulevard, after an alleged escapee from federal prison was shot by a deputy from the U.S. Marshal's Office. It's sti ... More >>
Google maps.The scene of a $3-million-plus jewelry heist.It was the kind of heist you see on the big screen. Two masked men tunneled through a wall and entered a downtown jewelry store, where they took a whopping $3 million-plus worth of the sparkling goods, cops say.
An Inland Empire plainclothes police officer captured a 15-year-old allegedly ransacking his vehicle and locked the boy inside the rented SUV. According to Redlands Daily Fact, the officer saw the teenager climb into the passenger side of the car, so he used the SUV's remote to lock the boy i ... More >>
This must have been quite a scene downtown: An alleged car thief messed with the wrong guy and got busted by the car's owner, who is apparently not someone to be messed with. So a 40-something guy allegedly stole a car, but the owner saw him doing it and proceeded to chase him through dow ... More >>
Huge big-rigs are quietly vanishing from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach regularly, their cargo whisked away by sophisticated crime teams using regional leaders, fencers, "lumpers" and drivers who hijack the entire big-rig container, each stuffed with goods worth between $12,000 -- in ... More >>
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Even if you are a jewel thief, it is never wise to mess with a man whose name is Sgt. Larvell Jones. 5. Jay-Z ft. Nas-"Success" These two. Thing is, this song shouldn't be this high on my Best Of list. Say these guys hadn't spent a decade trying to fuck each other's baby mama's, Sean Carter an ... More >>
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