POLICE HUNT ROBBER ARMED WITH AXE
Good grief, that's worrying. I mean, I still find those new police truncheons a bit scary.
I think Yahoo really meant ROBBER ARMED WITH AXE HUNTED BY POLICE: but I suppose that was too long to fit on the page.
POLICE HUNT AXE-MAN would fit, though.
And so would AXE-MAN HUNTED BY POLICE: which is better still because the exciting bit comes first.
Which is the point of a headline, after all.
Word To Use Today: police. This is a French word which comes from the Latin polītīa, which means administration or government.