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Hip hop star busted for robbing foreclosed home

Rap artist Robert Matthew Van Winkle a.k.a. “Vanilla Ice” was recently arrested in Florida after he was suspected of stealing items from an unoccupied house, Daily News reported on February 19.

The 47-year-old Dallas born rapper-turned-TV-host was booked in Palm Beach County Jail after he was charged with grand theft and burglary. Reports said Vanilla Ice stole bicycles, pool heater, furniture, and other items from a foreclosed house located near a house he was working on for his show. Police searched the rapper’s home after they were notified by real estate agents that some valuable items were lost in the foreclosed house. Vanilla Ice was released from police custody after posting a bond of $6,000 and allegedly is remaining cooperative.

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Two suspected robbers apprehended in North Texas

Texas authorities recently arrested two men who they believe were responsible for robbing homes in Plano and other North Texas cities, an article on The Dallas Morning News reported February 14.

Coppell Police confirmed on Saturday that Corey Lee Caldwell, 42, and Winston Riden, 60, were both arrested on February 13. Caldwell and Riden were both charged with burglary of habitation. According to police spokesperson David Tilley, Caldwell, who is now being held in Carrollton, is believed to be responsible for the dozens of residential break-ins in some parts of North Texas including Plano. The robber has been dubbed the “Evening Burglar” as he or she would wait until the homeowner left and enter the premises usually around 6-9 at night.

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