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Report: Man Fakes Kidnapping To Avoid Angry Girlfriend

The NYPD said a career criminal pulled another fast one late last week, but this time the staged kidnapping was reportedly a hoax to explain a long absence to his girlfriend.

03/03/2013

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It’s Happened Again: Police In New Jersey Warn Of Hostage-Taking Scam

Police said these phone scams are a growing problem, so what can you do to protect yourself? One piece of advice, police said, is if you get a phone call from an area code and phone number you don’t recognize, don’t answer the phone.

02/15/2013

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Suffolk County Police Warn Of Costly Telephone Scam

In the wake of a spike in incidents, Suffolk County police issued a warning Tuesday about a telephone scam in which people are tricked into wiring money for what they think is a family member in trouble.

01/15/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: 2 Decades After Being Held In A Suburban Dungeon, Katie Beers Breaks Her Silence

Twenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.

01/14/2013

Lisa Hylton, 35, is wanted for allegedly attacking a woman, and robbing and kidnapping her boyfriend, in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

3 Arrested, Woman Wanted In Bronx Robbery, Kidnapping

Police have arrested three men, and were searching Sunday night for a woman, for allegedly forcing their way into a woman’s apartment and going on to rob and kidnap her boyfriend.

12/02/2012

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Police: Amateur Rappers Arrested In Extortion Plot

Ryan Mixon and Andres Lozano were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to shake down an amateur record producer for $50,000, police said.

12/02/2012

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Father, Son Accused Of Kidnapping Long Island Driver

A father and son are under arrest for allegedly kidnapping a man at gunpoint and forcing him to drive them around for nearly two hours, Suffolk County Police said.

11/26/2012

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NYPD Officer Accused In Monstrous Plot To Kidnap, Cook Women

Gilberto Valle, 28, is a married, six-year veteran of the force assigned to the 26th Precinct. He is accused of planning to kidnap, cook and eat — as many as 100 women. Investigators said his meticulous plan included the intentional torture of his victims.

10/25/2012

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Mom Accused Of Kidnapping Daughter 12 Years Ago Surrenders

Yvette Torres, 49, surrendered to authorities at Kennedy Airport earlier this month, authorities said.

09/14/2012

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Kidnapping Victim Found In Garage Of NYPD Detective

A seventeen year veteran detective of the Brooklyn gang unit is being questioned in connection to the discovery of a kidnapping victim in his garage.

07/28/2012

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Queens Man Arrested After Attacking LI Mall Employee

A Queens man has been arrested on charges of robbery and attempted kidnapping after assaulting a female employee at a Long Island mall.

07/12/2012

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Police: Six Arrested In Connection With Kidnapping, Murder Of Jersey City Mother

Regina Baker, 29, was found dead inside a vacant townhouse on June 19 on on South 15th Street in Newark, authorities said. She was shot multiple times after being abducted in Jersey City, according to police.

06/28/2012

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More Alleged Victims Come Forward In Case Of Man Accused Of Impersonating An ICE Agent

David Bradley, 39, is now alleged to have pretended to be an ICE agent on five separate occasions, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

06/20/2012

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Amber Alert Issued For West Windsor Boy Who Police Suspect Was Kidnapped By Grandfather

A frantic search is underway on Saturday for a missing five-year-old New Jersey boy who police said was kidnapped by his own grandfather. Police issued an Amber Alert for David Lundy of West Windsor in Mercer County.

06/16/2012

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Police In Queens Are Searching For A Man Who Allegedly Tried To Kidnap A 7-Year-Old Boy

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly tried to snatch a child from a school in Queens.

06/03/2012

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