Theft http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34079/all en Belgian diamond heist is one of biggest recent hold-ups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/belgian-diamond-heist-one-biggest-recent-hold-ups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armed robbers made off with $50 million (37 million euros) worth of diamonds at Brussels airport on Monday in one of the biggest heists ever.</p> <p>Below is a breakdown of previous major recent hold-ups:</p> <p>- December 20, 2004: Robbers make off with 26.5 million pounds (31 million euros, $41 million), from the Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The heist is blamed on the Irish Republican Army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/belgian-diamond-heist-one-biggest-recent-hold-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Robberies Theft AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:01:38 +0000 5759995 at http://www.globalpost.com Mastermind behind UK's Great Train Robbery dies at 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/mastermind-behind-uks-great-train-robbery-dies-at-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Clare Hutchison</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The mastermind behind Britain's "Great Train Robbery", a 1963 heist that turned its perpetrators into celebrities, has died aged 81, local media reported on Thursday.</p> <p>Bruce Reynolds died in his sleep at his home in London after a period of ill health, reports from news media which included the BBC said, citing comments from Reynolds's son, Nick.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/mastermind-behind-uks-great-train-robbery-dies-at-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Human Interest Robbery Theft Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:46:31 +0000 5769772 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Great Train Robbery' mastermind Bruce Reynolds dies, 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/great-train-robbery-mastermind-bruce-reynolds-dies-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mastermind of Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, died on Thursday aged 81, his son said.</p> <p>Reynolds was the brains of a gang that held up a mail train in southern England and made off with almost £2.6 million -- worth around £40 million today (47 million euros, $63 million).</p> <p>"I can confirm that he has passed away and he died in his sleep," said his son Nick.</p> <p>"He hadn't been well for a few days and I was looking after him."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/great-train-robbery-mastermind-bruce-reynolds-dies-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bruce Reynolds Crime Robbery Theft AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:46:54 +0000 5769775 at http://www.globalpost.com Great Train Robbery mastermind Reynolds dies aged 81 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/great-train-robbery-mastermind-reynolds-dies-aged-81 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The mastermind of Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery, Bruce Reynolds, died on Thursday aged 81 after a life that he said had been cursed by his role in one of the 20th century's most notorious crimes.</p> <p>Reynolds was the brains of a gang that held up a mail train in southern England and made off with almost £2.6 million -- worth around £40 million today (47 million euros, $63 million).</p> <p>His son Nick confirmed that he had died in his sleep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/great-train-robbery-mastermind-reynolds-dies-aged-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Bruce Reynolds Crime Entertainment Human Interest Theft AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:46:15 +0000 5769925 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/dutch-police-arrest-romanian-woman-over-art-heist-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch police on Monday arrested a young Romanian woman on suspicion of helping smuggle a haul of masterpieces stolen from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum out of the country.</p> <p>The 19-year-old woman is the girlfriend of one of three suspects being held in Romania for alleged involvement in October's swiftly-executed theft of works by Picasso, Monet and Gauguin, among others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/dutch-police-arrest-romanian-woman-over-art-heist-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Entertainment Kunsthal Theft AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:30:39 +0000 5772811 at http://www.globalpost.com Pet kidnappings a lucrative business in Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/pet-kidnappings-lucrative-business-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ho Chi Minh City, Apr 2 (EFE).- Gangs in Vietnam are regularly targeting companion animals, kidnapping dogs and other pets to collect ransom or reselling them to operators of meat markets.</p> <p>"If they are common dogs or cats, they nearly always send them to restaurants, but if the animals are breeds, they try to resell them as pets or demand ransom from the owner. I've seen desperate people pay up to $1,000 to recover their dog," veterinarian Nguyen Van Nghia told Efe.</p> <p>Nghia has helped negotiate the freedom of dozens of pets in Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/pet-kidnappings-lucrative-business-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dognapping Theft Agencia EFE Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:47:38 +0000 5799654 at http://www.globalpost.com December reported highest number of theft FIRs: FAFEN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/december-reported-highest-number-theft-firs-fafen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Theft Cases Registered an Increase Of 26% With 3,103 Cases filed in 75 districts during December compared to 2,467 in 71 districts the month before. December reported the highest number of theft FIRs during 2012 says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released on Monday.</p><P>FAFEN monitors visited the offices of 98 District Police Officers (DPOs) and reported a significant increase of 49% in cases of illegal confinement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/december-reported-highest-number-theft-firs-fafen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Sins Theft Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:16:09 +0000 Asianet 5808463 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazen theft from Parisian bridge baffles city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/brazen-theft-parisian-bridge-baffles-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - The gilded Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris has lost some of its sparkle after thieves made off with the historic monument's bronze plaques in the latest theft from a Parisian landmark.</p> <p>Despite the watchful eye of its elaborate statues of nymphs and winged horses high above the Seine River, two plaques proclaiming the name of the monument were seized by thieves this month, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/brazen-theft-parisian-bridge-baffles-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Looting Metal theft Theft Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:33:28 +0000 5809587 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazen theft from Parisian bridge baffles city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/brazen-theft-parisian-bridge-baffles-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The gilded Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris has lost some of its sparkle after thieves made off with the historic monument's bronze plaques in the latest theft from a Parisian landmark.</p><P>Despite the watchful eye of its elaborate statues of nymphs and winged horses high above the Seine River, two plaques proclaiming the name of the monument were seized by thieves this month, officials said. While the bronze used to make the two stolen plaques sells at about 10 euros ($13.06) per kg, the city of Paris declined to comment on the value of the ornamental pieces stolen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/brazen-theft-parisian-bridge-baffles-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theft Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:06:11 +0000 Asianet 5814056 at http://www.globalpost.com European police raid scrapyards in metal theft crackdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/european-police-raid-scrapyards-metal-theft-crackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European police have arrested over 37 people after raiding scrapyards across the continent in an operation targeting metal theft, including increasingly lucrative copper stolen from railway tracks or gravestones, Europol said on Friday.</p> <p>Officers from 17 countries took part in the two-day swoop on Monday and Tuesday in which scrapyards, construction sites, border roads and railway tracks were checked, Europe's policing agency said in a statement.</p> <p>Theft of metals, particularly copper, have skyrocketed in recent years along with the price paid for scrap.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/european-police-raid-scrapyards-metal-theft-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Law enforcement Theft AFP Fri, 31 May 2013 16:15:42 +0000 5849568 at http://www.globalpost.com Former VA official tells lawmakers of state-sponsored computer hacking at VA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/former-va-official-tells-lawmakers-state-sponsored-computer- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - At least eight foreign-sponsored organizations have hacked into computer networks at the Veterans Affairs Department in recent years or were actively trying to do so, a former VA computer security chief told Congress on Tuesday.</p> <p>Jerry Davis, who served as the VA's chief information security officer until February 2013, said in written testimony to a House subcommittee that the VA became aware of the computer hacking in March 2010 and that attacks continue "to this very day."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/former-va-official-tells-lawmakers-state-sponsored-computer-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer network security Security Theft The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:35:47 +0000 5851661 at http://www.globalpost.com Elderly shoplifters outnumber teenagers in Tokyo for the first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/elderly-shoplifters-outstrip-teenagers-tokyo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The apprehended elderly shoplifters were likely to be lonely, according to a police spokesman. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The number of elderly people caught shoplifting in Japan&#39;s capital city has outstripped that of teenagers for the first time since records began, a report said Monday.</p> <p>A quarter of the people arrested on suspicion of the crime in Tokyo last year were at least 65 years old, figures showed, amid warnings of increasing isolation in the age group.</p> <p>&quot;Even though the total number of arrests for shoplifting has been declining, the ratio of elderly people are on the rise,&quot; a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/elderly-shoplifters-outstrip-teenagers-tokyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Gerontology Theft Japan AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 04:02:00 +0000 5877986 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive: Romanian expert believes three artworks from Dutch heist destroyed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130722/exclusive-romanian-expert-believes-three-artworks-dutch-heist-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Radu Marinas</p> <p>BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian experts believe that three out of seven paintings stolen last year from a Dutch museum, a haul that included works by Picasso and Monet, have been destroyed by fire, the team's head told Reuters on Monday.</p> <p>Their findings appeared to back testimony by the mother of a Romanian suspected of leading the robbery that she had burnt the paintings to protect her son as police closed in.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130722/exclusive-romanian-expert-believes-three-artworks-dutch-heist-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art theft Art thieves Theft Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:31:53 +0000 5890308 at http://www.globalpost.com A look at other major jewelry heists around the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130729/look-at-other-major-jewelry-heists-around-the-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS - Sunday's theft of diamond jewelry in France — estimated at $136 million — appears to be the largest such heist in recent history. Here are some other major examples.</p> <p>— February 2013: Some $50 million worth of diamonds from the global diamond centre of Antwerp, Belgium, are stolen at the Brussels airport after being loaded on a plane headed to Zurich. Authorities have since detained dozens of people and recovered much of the loot.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130729/look-at-other-major-jewelry-heists-around-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Film Theft The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:32:04 +0000 5897020 at http://www.globalpost.com Great Train Robber Biggs defiant on 50th anniversary of heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/great-train-robber-biggs-defiant-50th-anniversary-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Half a century after Britain's infamous Great Train Robbery, the most notorious member of the gang, Ronnie Biggs, is unrepentant and says he is proud of his role in the heist.</p> <p>The gang stole the equivalent of £45 million ($69 million, 52 million euros) in today's money from a mail train travelling from Glasgow to London 50 years ago on Thursday.</p> <p>The crime itself was audacious enough, but it was Biggs' 36 years on the run and his high-profile new life in Brazil which propelled him to fame.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130804/great-train-robber-biggs-defiant-50th-anniversary-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Law Robbery Ronnie Biggs Theft AFP Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:20:36 +0000 5902153 at http://www.globalpost.com