Suspect Allegedly Steals Backpack with $500,000 in Jewelry Belonging to Ex-NBA Star Allen Iverson

The backpack was taken from the lobby of a Philadelphia hotel

Allen-Iverson-Jewels-800x445Allen Iverson, at left, and suspect in theft of his backpack MICHAEL BEZJIAN/GETTY; PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT


A suspect who allegedly walked off with a backpack containing about $500,000 worth of jewelry belonging to former NBA superstar Allen Iverson  is wanted by Philadelphia police.

The former player for the city’s 76ers franchise was apparently at the Sofitel Hotel on Monday morning when the unidentified suspect was able to steal the backpack from the hotel’s lobby, police said.

It was unknown whether the suspect knew about the contents of the backpack, or what Iverson was doing at the hotel at the time of the theft.

The call reporting the incident came about 10:30 a.m., according to a news release from police.

Authorities shared an image of the suspect taken from surveillance video, and described him as approximately 20 years old, standing about 6 feet tall with thin build, and last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, red shirt, dark pants and black-and-white sneakers.

Iverson, 44, was an 11-time NBA All-Star who was voted as the league’s rookie of the year in 1997, and later its most valuable player in 2001. He retired from the NBA during the 2009-10 season after stints with the 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477 or email

Teen sets up date on Instagram and then robs man at gunpoint!

a0e9a9027515378f12001688c2de5216Maquwell Fleming’s mug shot. She set up a date with a man and then held him at gunpoint to rob him, according to Cobb County (Ga.) police. (Photo: Cobb County Jail)

A teenage girl lured a man she met on Instagram to a parking lot in Georgia — where he thought they were meeting for a date — and robbed him at gunpoint, police said.

Maquwell Fleming, 17, of Kennesaw, was arrested on July 17 hours after she allegedly held up the 18-year-old man at a Walmart parking lot in Marietta, WSB-TV reports.

“She hops out of a Dodge Dart, gets in the back of the vehicle, points a gun at him [and] robs him of the $160 that he had just been paid from his job,” Cobb County police Sgt. Sarah O’Hara told the station.

Determined to get his money back, the victim then drove after Fleming, following her onto Interstate 575 and later onto State Route 92 in Woodstock, where a Cherokee County coroner spotted the speeding cars and called police.

The coroner followed the cars and the victim later stopped driving to speak with police, O’Hara said.

“He stated that he had just been robbed by somebody that he thought he was supposed to be going on a date with,” she told the station.

The man gave police Fleming’s license plate number, which was put out in an alert to authorities. Cops in Kennesaw later tracked down the car, but Fleming wasn’t inside.

“It was not the suspect that they were looking for, but in fact, it was her mother,” O’Hara said.

The suspect’s mother then cooperated with investigators by leading them to her daughter. She later opened her apartment door and called for her two daughters to “come outside,” according to a police report obtained by the station.

The mom told police she had no idea about her daughter’s alleged plan, O’Hara said.

Fleming remained in custody on a felony charge of armed robbery at the Cobb County Jail without bond as of Thursday, jail records show. No attorney information was listed.



Tekashi69 was kidnapped, pistol whipped and robbed and is now in the hospital … TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Tekashi tell us, the rapper was working on a music video in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and at around 4AM he wrapped for the night and drove home.  We’re told when he got there another car pulled up and blocked his driveway.

Our sources say that’s when 3 hooded gunmen got out of the other car, grabbed Tekashi and pistol whipped him … knocking him unconscious.

We’re told the next thing Tekashi knew, he was in the back seat of the car as the gunmen were driving around, telling him if they didn’t get what they wanted from him — jewelry and money — they would kill him.

Our sources say a short time later, the gunmen pulled up to Tekashi’s home and 2 of them made their way inside as the third guarded 69 inside the vehicle.

We’re told the gunmen took around $750k in jewelry and between $15k and $20k in cash.  While all this was happening, Tekashi’s baby mama and daughter were inside the house but not hurt.

That wasn’t the end of it.  We’re told the gunmen then drove away with Tekashi still in the back seat.  At some point 69 was able to open the back door and jumped out.  One of the gunmen began chasing him but got scared and retreated because he was afraid he’d be ID’d.

Our sources say Tekashi jumped in the passenger seat of a stranger’s vehicle and pleaded for help.  The stranger called 911 and then asked 69 to get out of the car at an intersection.

An ambulance came and Tekashi was taken to a hospital, where he remains.  Doctors are performing various tests, including a CT scan.

How jewelry robbery could land Syracuse man in prison for the rest of his life!

Theodore Robinson(Provided photo)

By Douglass Dowty

Syracuse, NY — A Syracuse man who was convicted after trial of robbing a woman of jewelry at a Salvation Army women’s shelter could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Theodore Robinson, 57, got the unusually long sentence because of his 40-year criminal history. Previous crimes — in New York City — included three other robberies and a manslaughter, County Court Judge Stephen Dougherty said today.

That made Robinson eligible for a relatively rare designation as a persistent felony offender: that is, convicted of his third felony.

But many criminals have three or more felonies on their record. Why did Robinson get treated more harshly?

For one, the law requires that the felonies be spread out over a period of years. In other words, a crime spree that leads to a bunch of felonies in a short period doesn’t count.

Second, the previous felonies must have each led to more than a year of prison. In other words, a persistent felony offender must serve prison time, get out and commit more crimes, go back to prison, get out a second time and commit even more crimes that warrant a third prison term.

Third, judges can decide against persistent felony status for criminals who fit those circumstances. In fact, the law requires the judge to lay out reasons for designating a persistent felon.

So what does persistent felon mean?

Persistent felons face the same sentence as a convicted murderer. In Robinson’s case, he faced 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison for the robbery at the homeless shelter.

But he was sentenced by Dougherty today to 15 years to life in prison.

Dougherty laid out Robinson’s history, which included a 1981 manslaughter conviction in the Bronx, as well as three other robbery convictions.

In fact, Robinson had been out of prison for only 17 years out of the past four decades, prosecutor Anthony Copani said.

His parole had been revoked five times since 2002, the judge said.

During the February 2017 robbery, Robinson attacked a woman at a shelter located at 1704 S. Salina St. The woman, who was helping women at the shelter, said the robbery took away her sense of safety.

Robinson later blamed the robbery on drug and alcohol use, but the judge noted video showing Robinson examining the jewelry to see if it was real after the robbery.

There was an accusation that Robinson pulled what looked like a gun during the robbery, but a jury did not find him guilty of that crime.

Defense lawyer Eric Jeschke argued that the judge should not have ruled Robinson a persistent felony offender, noting that a previous plea offer did not include such a provision.

But the judge replied that plea agreements are a way to settle a case, not necessarily to provide the punishment that someone deserves.

For his part, Robinson said he feared he was going to prison for the rest of his life.

“I know my history does not paint a good picture at all,” he said. “In no way am I a monster.”

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BREAKING: Safaree Robbed At Gun Point & Shares Traumatic Experience w/ Angie Martinez!

Just hours after being robbed at gunpoint by two men, Safaree Samuels sat down with Angie Martinez for a gut-wrenching and emotional interview about having a gun put to his head early Monday morning right outside his own home which happens to be in a gated community.

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