Category: Robbery

'Not very skilful' ex-con is foot shooter

Police were pretty helpful yesterday when it came to details of a home invasion robbery in Napanee, a small town just west of Kingston, Ontario. After putting out the news release that I highlighted in this previous post, they soon put out another release that included the names of the three accused robbers. That gave me enough to put together this story (after jump) that appears in today’s Kingston Whig-Standard.

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Home invasion bandit shoots himself in foot – literally

Sometimes the cops don’t have to shoot the bad guys. They shoot themselves. Check out this news release today from provincial police in eastern Ontario, written with understatement, but enough detail to make clear that good guys got a good laugh at the expense of the crooks. Napanee OPP Arrest Three In Home Invasion Robbery...

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A bank robbing candidate for geographic profiling


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James Freeman is a serial screwup. He’s also a drug-addicted bank robber. And he appears territorial, perhaps to the point that geographic profiling could be used in future to catch him. The map above shows that Freeman may not have strayed far when he escaped from a federal halfway house in Kingston, Ontario Oct. 1 and allegedly began robbing banks.

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Escapee Evjen too dangerous to release

The National Parole Board has ordered serial bank robber Shawn Evjen (inset) detained in prison until the very last day of his prison sentence, June, 15, 2010, because he’s a dangerous crook who is a “very high” risk to commit new, violent crimes (full document after the jump). It’s anyone guess if he’ll be in prison on that day. Evjen escaped from medium-security Bowden Institution in Alberta on Sept. 14. He was caught in Edmonton on Sept. 30 during a routine traffic stop near that city’s big shopping mall. Two days later, the parole board reviewed his case and issued the detention order.

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Escapee Evjen becoming ‘progressively more violent’

Convict Shawn Evjen (inset) was likely itching to get back to robbing banks and stores, terrorizing clerks and tellers by waving a gun or knife in their faces, so that he could earn some quick cash, enough to feed his addiction to heroin, alcohol and other drugs. It might be the simple explanation for his decision to scale two fences at Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison in Alberta, to escape Sept. 14 – just two months after his early release was yanked and he was thrown back in prison for committing new crimes. His parole records (reproduced after the jump) reveal the depths of Evjen’s narcissistic addiction to crime and violence and his refusal to change. He is as frightening as any sexual predator. He seems to enjoy terrorizing his victims and he’s indifferent to their suffering.

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Bank robber McBain didn’t like being a victim

Poor Kenneth McBain. The serial stick-up bandit and escaped federal convict (inset) who terrorizes bank clerks by waving a loaded .357 handgun in their faces – or firing it into the ceiling – got all choked up describing the time he was a victim of violence, parole records reveal.

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Tyrone Conn’s escape from Kingston Penitentiary

Tyrone connA decade ago, Canada’s federal prison service was humiliated when a wily bank robber clambered over the 10-metre high stone wall of the country’s oldest, seemingly most secure penitentiary, and vanished into the darkness, leaving behind cheering sex killers and pedophiles who were his prison mates. The conditions in which that escape was possible exist again today at some of the country’s highest security prisons.

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