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Little Rascals Bank Robbers! A Shocking True Crime Story

Houston we have a problem, the FBI said; and that problem was, the “Little Rascals” bank robbers.

I am not kidding.

Agents called on the people of Houston to help them track down and capture three kids -- between the ages of 14 and 18 -- who robbed a Wells Fargo bank, the afternoon of March 14.

Here’s what the Houston FBI put out on X:

“Recognize these "little rascals"? Believe it or not they just robbed the Wells Fargo at 10261 North Freeway. If you know who and where they are contact police immediately or @crimestophou at 713-222-TIPS. #HouNews

The kids wore hoodies but not masks. The pictures of the dastardly trio show their faces clear as a bell.

But still the FBI sent out that message on social media asking for help, to which Kira, on X, responded: “I don’t know which is more embarrassing that a bank got robbed by some middle schoolers or that the fbi cant find them.”

Well, not to worry, Kira (a.k.a. Karen???). The FBI got their kids.

The three alleged robbers, ages 11, 12 and 16, were charged six days after the crime with “robbery by threat.” That’s a second-degree felony.

How’d the cops nail this one shut? Simple. The kids’ parents turned them in.

Case Closed, Kira!!!


Step into the shadows of 1948 New York, where the once-blissful marriage of Robert and Vera Lotito takes a nightmarish turn in "The Murder of Vera Lotito." In this gripping true crime novel, author Rod Kackley unravels a tale of love, betrayal, and a brutality that shocks the very essence of post-war New York society.

It's March, and the city pulses with life, but for Robert Lotito, the rhythm of happiness abruptly halts. A chilling discovery awaits him in the confines of their apartment – Vera, his bride of four months, lies lifeless on the floor, a tableau of horror painted in her own blood. Bound, gagged, and garroted with neckties, the brutality hints at a crime of passion, a murder driven by an unfathomable vendetta.

As the city's medical examiner deems it a crime born of deep-seated rage, the New York Police Department descends, eyes trained on Robert as the prime suspect. Did he, in a fit of fury, snuff out the life of the woman he vowed to cherish? Or did Vera's tangled web of secrets and debts lead her into a deadly confrontation?

Delve into a city on edge and navigate the complex web of relationships, exposing the underbelly of a metropolis gripped by a murder that shocked its core. Was it the scorned lover seeking revenge, or did Vera's financial dealings plunge her into a sinister realm where debts are settled with blood?

"The Murder of Vera Lotito" peels back the layers of intrigue, taking you behind the scenes of a case that captivated a city. Join the relentless NYPD detectives in their pursuit of justice, witness the lives of the ill-fated couple, and finally, confront the chilling truth that led to the conviction of the man responsible for Vera Lotito's murder.

In this riveting true crime narrative, Rod Kackley weaves a tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat, questioning the motives and unraveling the mysteries until the final, shocking revelation.

1 Comment

Maureen Henn
Maureen Henn
Mar 25

Oh good grief. Thank the Lord their parents had some sense. Hopefully, they learn the lesson (and don't get put in juvie until they're 18 - because I don't think that helps anyone).

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