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4 Men Impersonating FBI Agents Robbed Home in Washington D.C.

By Steve Neavling

Four armed men impersonating FBI agents robbed a home in Washington, D.C., and assaulted the residents Wednesday morning. 

Authorities said the four suspects, dressed in tactical gear, forced their way into the home using a crowbar near Capitol Hill and stole a safe, an Audi, and a Rolex, among other items, The Washington Post reports.

After entering the house, the men “stated that they were the FBI,” a police report said. 

Two of the occupants fled the home and called police. 

As of Thursday, authorities were still searching for the four suspects. 

The robbery comes several days after five men were charged with shooting and robbing a man while wearing FBI jackets during a home invasion in New Jersey.

Chicago Teen Charged with Robbing Undercover ATF Agent at Gunpoint

Randy Durr. Photo via Chicago Police Department.

By Steve Neavling

A 19-year-old man has been charged with robbing an undercover ATF agent at gunpoint in a grocery store parking lot in Chicago. 

Randy Durr was charged with robbery in federal court after authorities say he pointed a Glock handgun at the agent and grabbed $5,000 on Nov. 16, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Durr is accused of selling two “ghost guns” to an undercover agent on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9. 

A week later, Durr is accused of meeting the agent again, only to rob him and threaten to kill him.

Durr grabbed the $5,000 and sped off in a black Chevrolet Impala, according to the federal complaint. 

Authorities arrested him at a woman’s South Side apartment and recovered the Glock pistol and most of the stolen money. 

Durr’s family said the teenager was an “A and B student” and knows “the difference between right and wrong.” 

They’re asking a judge to release him from jail until the trial. 

Armed Robbery Occurs Just Outside FBI’s Headquarters in Washington D.C.

The FBI’s current headquarters in Washington D.C.

By Steve Neavling

A brazen armed robbery occurred just outside FBI’s headquarters at 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. on Tuesday evening. 

Police responded to a report of a robbery involving a gun at the intersection at about 6:45 p.m., The Washington Post reports.

Details of the robbery weren’t immediately clear, but no injuries were reported. 

It’s unusual for a robbery to occur so close to the J. Edgar Hoover Building. 

But without visible signage on the block-long building, it’s possible the robber had no idea that he or she was committing such a brazen crime just steps from the doors of FBI headquarters. 

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Foils Robbery, Carjacking at Mall in Tucson, Arizona

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

An off-duty Border Patrol agent foiled a robbery and carjacking outside of a mall in Tucson, Ariz.

The agent was in the parking lot of the Park Place Mall when he heard a woman shouting for help. The agent saw four suspects trying to steal a woman’s vehicle and purse.

When the agent confronted the suspect and ordered them to stop, they fled on foot, CBP said in a news release.

Tucson Police Department is investigating.

The victim and agent provided the department with details about the suspects.

FBI Agent Robbed at Gunpoint in Puerto Rico, Stealing Bureau Credentials And Official Weapon

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Federal authorities are looking for three men who robbed an FBI agent at gunpoint in an attempted carjacking in Puerto Rico.

The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information about the three suspects who were driving a black Mercedes Benz, the Associated Press reports.

The suspects stole the agent’s wallet, FBI credentials and official firearm Saturday night in the Ocean Park neighborhood in the capital of San Juan.

While the number of reported carjackings have increased in Puerto Rico this year, crimes are rare in Ocean Park.

‘You Might Not want to Do This:’ Trio Mugs Armed FBI Special Agents in Memphis

Suspects in Memphis mugging.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

“You might not want to do this.”

That’s what one of two victims said to three robbers who demanded the duo hand over their personal belongings Sunday afternoon.

The victims turned out to be armed FBI special agents who were in downtown Memphis admiring a display outside an antique shop, police told WMC-5 Action News.

After handing over a cellphone and wallet, the agents pulled out their concealed weapons, prompting the three suspects to run off.

The agents told police the suspects may have been armed with BB guns.

Police are still looking for the suspects, who were captured on surveillance.

Group of Armed Men Tried to Rob a DEA Agent. It Didn’t Go Well

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

A group of armed men chose the wrong person to mug.

An undercover DEA agent was in a residential area of northeast Atlanta investigating drug trafficking Tuesday when the armed men approached the agent and tried to mug him.

Nearby agents responded and exchanged fire with the muggers. One suspect was shot and taken to the hospital, Chad W. Cook, associate special agent in charge of the DEA in Atlanta, said told reporters.

“Other agents on the scene attempted to intervene and shots were exchanged between the assailants and the agents,” Cook said.

Three suspects were arrested, and they are being charged in federal court. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe.

No federal agents were injured.

N.H. Man Sentenced to 16+ Years for Assaulting, Robbing ATF Informant

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A New Hampshire man was sentenced to 16-and-a-half years in prison for his role in the 2017 beating and robbing of an ATF informant who was trying to purchase guns.

Anthony R. Farmer, 26, of Manchester, and two co-defendants robbed and assaulted the unnamed informant who was helping the ATF and met the suspects at a Nashua home on the pretext of illegally buying firearms.

At the home, the suspects assaulted the informant and robbed him of the money that was intended to make the gun purchase.

Anthony Farmer

What the suspects didn’t know was that the informant was wearing audio and video surveillance equipment that captured the robbery and assault. The suspects were arrested soon after the assault.

In August 2018, Farmer pleaded guilt to conspiracy, robbery, assault, use of a firearm during a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Co-defendant Raymond Perez was sentenced to 51 months, and another co-defendant, Aaron Sperow, was sentenced to 102 months in prison.

“Violent crime involving firearms is a grave threat to the safety of the public,” U.S. Attorney Murray said in a news release.  “This substantial sentence shows that there will be serious consequences for those who choose to participate in crimes of violence. Through Project Safe Neighborhoods, we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to protect our cities and towns from gun violence.”

“Today’s sentencing demonstrates law enforcement’s commitment to protect our communities from violent crime,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Kelly D. Brady, ATF Boston Field Division. “ATF will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to eradicate violent gun related crime and keep our neighborhoods safe.”