One week ago, a man held a shotgun to the face of a Casey's employee, demanding money.

Last week, I blogged about a Casey's General Store in Andover, IL., just outside of the Q.C. area, being held up at 9 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2016.

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One week later, the teen-or-twenty-something was caught. But, he wasn't alone. There was another man aiding him and the car they were driving was allegedly stolen, according to

About 2,000 miles away, police caught up with these two in Oregon and in their possession, was a shotgun suspected to be the same one used in the attempted robbery in Henry County last week.  A 15 year-old male juvenile was wanted for attempted armed robbery and 34 year-old Stanley Osborne was charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery plus one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Both were arrested by Oregon State Police Monday night.

Stranger yet, both of them weren't from the Quad Cities or surrounding areas. They are from Leo, Indiana.

I know the full moon was last night and due to the oddities of the criminal activity in and around the Quad Cities, don't mind if I do think they are somehow related. Just yesterday, two armed teenagers, who were likened unto 'Bonnie and Clyde,' on an eleven state crime spree, were arrested in Davenport.

We do live in the Midwest and many people on their way to and fro, pass through here. I get it. But the weird-and-dangerous-crime-doers can take this note: You get near the Quad Cities and you're done for. You're gonna get caught.