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(NOPD)   Video shows armed robbery of landscaping crew; gunmen take their wallets and their entire hedge fund   (uptownmessenger.com) divider line
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2021-03-02 8:30:44 AM  
This guy wasn't available.

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2021-03-02 9:15:40 AM  
I have never heard of armed robbery of a landscaping crew before. I'm sure this is just fine.
 
2021-03-02 10:32:12 AM  

Lambskincoat: I have never heard of armed robbery of a landscaping crew before. I'm sure this is just fine.


I saw it last week on the show.

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2021-03-02 11:08:23 AM  
If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.
 
2021-03-02 11:09:14 AM  

Dr.Fey: Lambskincoat: I have never heard of armed robbery of a landscaping crew before. I'm sure this is just fine.

I saw it last week on the show.

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This and the headline smell like some kind of metaphorical product you would use to enrich the soil for planting something.
 
2021-03-02 11:09:43 AM  
Man.  Seems Rudy's pretty down on his luck, lately.
 
2021-03-02 11:10:31 AM  

Yaw String: This guy wasn't available.

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Done in one
 
2021-03-02 11:14:43 AM  
There's only one reliable hedge fund...

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2021-03-02 11:19:54 AM  

JesseL: If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.


They probably are unbanked and carry cash.

That said, I'm not robbing someone who is using a weed eater or an edger.
 
2021-03-02 11:20:33 AM  
 
2021-03-02 11:32:57 AM  
Who goes around robbing landscapers?  I'm sure those thieves aren't raking it in, and I doubt they got away with mulch at all.  It was mower less a waste of time, and they should just leaf those guys alone. They need to branch out into a different field.
 
2021-03-02 11:33:33 AM  
Probably have lots of cash, sure, but you're also approaching a group of men in daytime  who are likely in decent physical shape and holding improvised weapons. Attacking them doesn't seem like the easiest target.

// but maybe you're banking on them being unwilling to speak with the police.
 
2021-03-02 11:34:17 AM  

Remnants of Santa: Who goes around robbing landscapers?  I'm sure those thieves aren't raking it in, and I doubt they got away with mulch at all.  It was mower less a waste of time, and they should just leaf those guys alone. They need to branch out into a different field.


You really went for the low hanging fruit there.
 
2021-03-02 11:44:50 AM  
Sopranos-Paulie does the gardeners
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/oblig
 
2021-03-02 11:47:30 AM  

dukeblue219: Remnants of Santa: Who goes around robbing landscapers?  I'm sure those thieves aren't raking it in, and I doubt they got away with mulch at all.  It was mower less a waste of time, and they should just leaf those guys alone. They need to branch out into a different field.

You really went for the low hanging fruit there.


I disagree.  I found this post quite edger-y.
 
2021-03-02 11:55:24 AM  

dukeblue219: Probably have lots of cash, sure, but you're also approaching a group of men in daytime  who are likely in decent physical shape and holding improvised weapons. Attacking them doesn't seem like the easiest target.

// but maybe you're banking on them being unwilling to speak with the police.


And they also might not have any papers, may have some legal problems and have no insurance.

In any case, this just shows the contrast between people who actually work for money and those who are parasites.
 
2021-03-02 11:55:33 AM  

JesseL: If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.


Counterpoint: if you are going to rob someone, rob someone who the police could care less about.

/often the poor are attacked
/sometimes by other than corporations
/yes, I'm also trolling the grammar nazis
 
2021-03-02 11:56:04 AM  
And Subby, I would have laughed if I didn't feel bad for these poor people.
 
2021-03-02 12:04:51 PM  

JesseL: If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.


In the video, at the end, one of the workers asks another worker "how much did you have" and the second one says "$550"

Not a bad score if each one had around 500 bucks on them.

Also? many laborers don't have bank accounts, credit cards (or even papers...) so they usually deal in, and carry, cash.
 
2021-03-02 12:05:26 PM  
The actual vid was 4/5ths gardening where the three victims put on a master class. Obviously racial profiling was involved in the selection of the victims.
 
2021-03-02 12:11:25 PM  

BigNumber12: Trocadero: Dr.Fey: Lambskincoat: I have never heard of armed robbery of a landscaping crew before. I'm sure this is just fine.

I saw it last week on the show.

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This and the headline smell like some kind of metaphorical product you would use to enrich the soil for planting something.

Oddly enough, it's a thing.

https://www.khou.com/article/news/crim​e/houston-man-charged-24th-time-for-al​legedly-robbing-landscaping-crew/285-5​83712282

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/​cops-thieves-take-leaf-blower-from-lan​dscapers-in-alleged-armed-robbery/2012​394/

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/202​0/5/14/21258397/landscapers-robbed-nor​th-side-police-logan-square-sauganash-​edgebrook

https://www.wafb.com/2020/08/24/mid-ci​ty-lawn-workers-robbed-broad-daylight/​


Honestly thought this was going to be Los Angeles.
 
2021-03-02 12:14:45 PM  

Fancy_Bear: Obviously racial profiling was involved in the selection of the victims.


That was honestly my guess. Punching down against folks who are statistically less likely to report crimes, and terrorizing people they hate anyway.
 
2021-03-02 12:16:41 PM  

Dead on the River: dukeblue219: Remnants of Santa: Who goes around robbing landscapers?  I'm sure those thieves aren't raking it in, and I doubt they got away with mulch at all.  It was mower less a waste of time, and they should just leaf those guys alone. They need to branch out into a different field.

You really went for the low hanging fruit there.

I disagree.  I found this post quite edger-y.


My guess?  The guy who did it knows the owner, and is simply getting him his money back.

That's right, It was a plant.
 
2021-03-02 12:17:24 PM  
Man. That's just kicking someone when they're down...

//but, admittedly, it is probably a cash-heavy business for a variety of "legal" reasons...
 
2021-03-02 12:18:44 PM  
The Police line up of the subjects.........
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2021-03-02 12:25:35 PM  

JesseL: If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.


I could be wrong, but I suspect these guys have more cash on them than four random office workers going out to lunch.

I'm fairly well off. I never carry cash because I have things like Google Pay and my credit cards. If I were stealing things, cash would be the preferable thing to steal. Stolen credit cards don't last very long and using them are a lot more risky.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolog​y​/archive/2018/12/cashless-amazon-walma​rt-workers/578377/

Poor people, and old people use cash more than everyone else.
 
2021-03-02 12:26:51 PM  

bucket_pup: The Police line up of the subjects.........
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Damn

The plot thickens
 
2021-03-02 12:59:10 PM  

JesseL: If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.


When it comes to shakedowns like this it's usually because the junkies need money for dope.  $20 will get them something.
 
2021-03-02 1:22:21 PM  

JesseL: If you're going to the trouble of robbing someone, rob someone that's likely to have money.


You make it up on quantity if you just rob a a shiat load of service people.
 
2021-03-02 1:30:50 PM  

AlgaeRancher: bucket_pup: The Police line up of the subjects.........
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Damn

The plot thickens

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Study it out!
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2021-03-02 1:33:04 PM  
The crew is Hispanic. The robbers likely assumed that they are undocumented and, therefore, would not report the crime.
 
2021-03-02 1:53:36 PM  

Remnants of Santa: Who goes around robbing landscapers?  I'm sure those thieves aren't raking it in, and I doubt they got away with mulch at all.  It was mower less a waste of time, and they should just leaf those guys alone. They need to branch out into a different field.


Why you do this?
 
2021-03-02 2:13:25 PM  
I did it for my girlfriend who likes puns.  She was feeling down and I thought this might chipper up.

Hey, I restrained myself from saying they could have fought back with a snipper rifle and that the loss would have an averse affect on their general edger.  I'm not completely without shame.
 
2021-03-02 4:14:24 PM  

Remnants of Santa: I did it for my girlfriend who likes puns.


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2021-03-02 4:29:37 PM  
If you can take one more pun, I'm ready with my coup-de-grass...
 
2021-03-02 5:54:35 PM  

Remnants of Santa: I did it for my girlfriend who likes puns.  She was feeling down and I thought this might chipper up.

Hey, I restrained myself from saying they could have fought back with a snipper rifle and that the loss would have an averse affect on their general edger.  I'm not completely without shame.


Your still a (dons sunglasses) hoe.
 
2021-03-02 5:55:18 PM  
you're
 
2021-03-02 6:01:46 PM  

Fancy_Bear: Remnants of Santa: I did it for my girlfriend who likes puns.  She was feeling down and I thought this might chipper up.

Hey, I restrained myself from saying they could have fought back with a snipper rifle and that the loss would have an averse affect on their general edger.  I'm not completely without shame.

Your still a (dons sunglasses) hoe.


Don't taunt me or I will continue to dish it out in spades.
 
2021-03-03 4:17:04 AM  
A lot of news about black people murdering people for monies lately.
 
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