STETTLER, Alberta, Dec. 31 (UPI) — Police in Alberta are searching for a Grinch-in-Santa’s-clothing who robbed a jewelry store on Christmas Eve while dressed as St. Nick.
ALICE RIVER, Australia, Dec. 31 (UPI) — Police in Australia said a forensic officer’s “passion for Lego” led to the recovery of a Lego banana stolen from an art exhibit.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacation in Hawaii not only cost a former Connecticut police officer his job, but also led to criminal charges being brought against him.
Canadian Bad Santa pulls Christmas Eve heist, escapes in Hummer
By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a small-town Canadian jewelry store at gunpoint on Christmas Eve, before dashing away in a Hummer, police said on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the red-and-white-garbed robber entered a jewelry store in Stettler, Alberta, in late afternoon last Thursday. Wearing a Santa suit may have been a strategic move by the robber, said Sergeant Phil Penny, who said he had seen other robbers wear garish sweaters and wigs.
BRADENTON, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a burrito dropped off for a patient at a hospital was found to include a syringe of heroin.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Police in New Orleans have discovered the cause of what appeared to be a lit Christmas tree seen in the window of an abandoned hospital.
AUBURN, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) — Police in California said frigid 37-degree temperatures did not influence the fashion choices of a purse-purloining burglar who broke into a home while nude.