Here’s the scoop on the latest crime news across the nation:
- Colorado Springs crime statistics have increased as police investigate two robberies that occurred Monday July 30th. In both cases, the victims were robbed at gunpoint and the robber demanded cash. It is not clear if the crimes are connected but police are asking those with information to come forward. You can read the full story here.
- Philadelphia officials announced a new security strategy on Monday to fight the city’s high crime rates. While the rest of the nation is seeing a downward trend in crime, Philadelphia home security seems to be immune. A team of federal authorities will take part in the plan to capture known felons. You can read the story here.
- Police in El Paso, TX are searching for a man suspected of trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl. She was on her way home from school when the man approached her and asked if she needed a ride. When she refused he attempted to push her into his car. Luckily she was able to get away but the suspect is still on the loose. Click here for a full description of the suspect. LifeShield also provides a crime report for El Paso, TX in an effort to keep neighborhoods more secure.
- In Chicago store employees at the Mildblend Supply Co., were overwhelmed when a large group of teenagers entered the store Saturday night and began stuffing merchandise into their bags. The store owner tried to lock the front doors and wait for police to arrive, however the group was able to push employees aside and leave. Fortunately many of the teens were captured on the store’s Chicago security cameras so police can begin to identify the thieves. See the full story here on the recent trend in flash mob robberies.