Fending Off the Package Pirates

Are you tired of deliveries being stolen before you have the chance to retrieve them? Outdoor package bins offer a solution.

#content-type-service, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #robberies-and-thefts

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After Threats to Turn It Into a Toilet, a Confederate Monument Is Recovered

A stone chair dedicated to Jefferson Davis has been returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy after a group calling itself White Lies Matter claimed to have stolen it.

#cemeteries, #chairs, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #davis-jefferson-f, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-daughters-of-the-confederacy

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Online Scammers Have a New Offer For You: Vaccine Cards

Hundreds of sellers are offering false and stolen vaccine cards, as businesses and states weigh proof of vaccinations for getting people back to work and play.

#attorneys-general, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #ebay-inc, #etsy-inc, #facebook-inc, #frauds-and-swindling, #robberies-and-thefts, #shapiro-josh-1973, #shopify-inc, #social-media, #twitter, #vaccination-and-immunization

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P.S.G. Robberies Cast Light on Soccer’s Security Problem

A string of robberies at the homes of soccer stars has cast a spotlight on the wealthy athlete’s newest luxury items: protection dogs, private guards and even panic rooms.

#di-maria-angel, #england, #english-premier-league, #high-net-worth-individuals, #italy, #paris-france, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #robberies-and-thefts, #security-and-warning-systems, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #soccer, #spain

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We Don’t Know How Much Art Has Gone Missing From Museums

Museums are doing a better job of accounting for missing inventory than years ago, when they would sometimes not report thefts out of embarrassment and fear of exposing security weaknesses.

#art, #louvre-museum, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts

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Charles Hill, Detective Who Found ‘The Scream,’ Dies at 73

His investigations, often conducted under cover, led to the recovery of Munch’s masterpiece as well as stolen paintings by Vermeer and Titian.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #detectives-private, #great-britain, #hill-charles-1947-2021, #munch-edvard, #police, #robberies-and-thefts, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

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The Dangerous Job of Making Deliveries in NYC

As demand skyrocketed during the pandemic, robberies and violent assaults increased against the people bringing food to customers’ homes.

#bagels, #delivery-services, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Dangerous Job of Making Deliveries in N.Y.C.

As demand skyrocketed during the pandemic, robberies and violent assaults increased against the people bringing food to customers’ homes.

#bagels, #delivery-services, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Louvre Recovers Armor Pieces Stolen Nearly 40 Years Ago

At the end of May 1983, two pieces of Italian Renaissance armor went missing. The circumstances around their disappearance still remain a mystery.

#armor, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bordeaux-france, #da-vinci-leonardo, #france, #le-figaro-newspaper, #louvre-museum, #martinez-jean-luc, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Recalls Being Shot and Cradling ‘Guardian Angel’ Dog

Ryan Fischer wrote on Instagram about his “recovery from a very close call with death.”

#associated-press, #dogs, #firearms, #fischer-ryan, #hollywood-calif, #instagram-inc, #lady-gaga, #los-angeles-calif, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #social-media

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Lady Gaga’s Dogs Are Returned Safely

Thieves in Los Angeles stole the French bulldogs two days earlier, shooting the man who had been walking them on a Hollywood avenue.

#dogs, #lady-gaga, #los-angeles-calif, #robberies-and-thefts

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90,000 Packages Are Stolen in N.Y.C. Every Day. How One Building Fought Back.

For neighbors in the author’s East Village walk-up, “Have you had anything stolen?” turned out to be a great conversation starter.

#east-village-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robberies-and-thefts

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Using Instagram and Acrobatics, Thieves Targeted V.I.P.s in Milan

Four men have been arrested in connection with audacious heists that netted tens of thousands of euros in watches, scarves, designer bags and jewels.

#instagram-inc, #milan-italy, #robberies-and-thefts, #social-media

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Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.

#automobiles, #crime-and-criminals, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #robberies-and-thefts

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Jack Palladino, 76, Hard-Charging Private Investigator, Dies After ‘Brutal Attack’

Mr. Palladino, a private investigator who had worked for Bill Clinton and other famous clients, died four days after he sustained a severe head injury in an attempted robbery, the authorities said.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #detectives-private, #palladino-jack, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #san-francisco-calif

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Supermarket Worker Stole $1 Million and Bought Cars and Guns, Police Say

The theft, by a 19-year-old who worked at a Kroger in Duluth, Ga., occurred over two weeks when a supermarket compliance officer was away, the authorities said.

#atlanta-ga, #firearms, #frauds-and-swindling, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #kroger-company, #robberies-and-thefts, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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The Mystery of the Painting Thieves Love

What is it about a Frans Hals painting housed at a tiny Dutch museum that has made it so popular with thieves, who have stolen it three times since 1988?

#art, #hals-frans, #leerdam-netherlands, #museum-hofje-van-mevrouw-van-aerden-leerdam-netherlands, #museums, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts

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Should I Warn My Ex’s Fiancée About His Cheating Heart?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on telling your ex’s fiancée that he betrayed her, absconding with a valuable letter discovered in a rental home — and more.

#cheating, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #paid-time-off, #robberies-and-thefts

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Here’s Why Car Thefts Are Soaring (Hint: Check Your Cup Holder)

The technology that once made cars nearly impossible to steal has ushered in a new era of joyriding in some cities, thanks to carelessness with key fobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hartford-conn, #locks-and-keys, #national-insurance-crime-bureau, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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My Packages Keep Getting Stolen. What Can I Do?

A 2019 analysis found that 90,000 packages are lost or stolen every day in New York. And it’s only getting worse during the pandemic.

#delivery-services, #postal-service-us, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-parcel-service-inc

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Violence Surged in N.Y.C. in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Protests

A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other categories of crime plummeted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harrison-rodney-k, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #robberies-and-thefts, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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The Threat Against New York’s Bodegas

Bodegas, often seen as safe havens, have been hit by a crime wave during the pandemic.

#convenience-stores, #de-blasio-bill, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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Crime Wave Hits Bodegas, Threatening a Lifeline in the Pandemic

Bodegas have seen a 63 percent rise in shootings and a threefold increase in burglaries. Six people have been killed in or just outside the stores.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #guzman-feliz-lesandro, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #trinitarios-gang

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‘Too Tall Bandit,’ Wanted in 15 Other Robberies, Has Struck Again, F.B.I. Says

The authorities believe the same man responsible for a string of bank robberies across three states is behind a robbery on Friday in North Carolina.

#bank-robberies, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #knoxville-tenn, #robberies-and-thefts

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Two Darwin Notebooks, Missing for Decades, Were Most Likely Stolen

Cambridge University Library, which long thought it had misplaced the cultural treasures, has now made a public appeal for information on their whereabouts. The local police have notified Interpol.

#cambridge-university, #darwin-charles-robert, #great-britain, #libraries-and-librarians, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts

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German Police Arrest 3 Suspects in Heist of Royal Jewels

Officers searched homes, garages and vehicles in Berlin, detaining two 23-year-olds and a 26-year-old in connection with the theft of gold, diamonds and other precious stones in Dresden last year.

#art, #berlin-germany, #diamonds, #dresden-germany, #germany, #jewels-and-jewelry, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts

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Florida Lawyer Charged With Extorting N.F.L. Player in Robbery Case

William Dean was charged with trying to extort nearly $800,000 from former New York Giant DeAndre Baker in exchange for his clients’ recanting allegations. On Monday, charges against Mr. Baker were dropped.

#assaults, #extortion-and-blackmail, #football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #robberies-and-thefts, #seattle-seahawks

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Texas Teenager Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Eddie Hassell

D’Jon Antone, 18, was arrested on Wednesday on a capital murder charge in the actor’s shooting death, the police said.

#hassell-eddie, #internet-movie-database, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts, #tarrant-county-tex

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Signs Get Snatched, Kicked, Burned as Political Battle Reaches the Front Lawn

Fights over political signs happen every year, but this year seems more intense. “It feels like a war,” one resident said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #robberies-and-thefts, #trump-donald-j, #vandalism

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‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The men used fake paperwork to steal more than 4,000 Prada, Gucci and Chanel items from a cargo area at the airport, prosecutors say.

#airport-security, #airports, #chanel-sa, #goodfellas-movie, #gucci, #hermes-international-sa, #katz-melinda-r, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #new-jersey, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #prada-spa, #queens-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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Thieves Steal 6 Million Medical Gloves from Florida Supplier

The gloves were headed for hospitals battling the pandemic.

#coral-springs-fla, #florida, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #robberies-and-thefts, #trucks-and-trucking

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life Over Theft of Hedge Clippers Is Granted Parole

Before 2017, a person in Louisiana could be sentenced to life in prison after receiving a fourth nonviolent conviction under the state’s habitual offender law.

#bryant-fair-wayne, #crime-and-criminals, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #johnson-bernette-j, #louisiana, #mandatory-sentencing, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #shreveport-la, #southern-states-us

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NYC Bike Thefts Are Up 27% During Coronavirus Pandemic

As more people are buying bikes, more bikes are being swiped from sidewalks, garages and basements. Locks are not always a deterrent.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts

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Bike Thefts Are Up 27% in Pandemic N.Y.C.: ‘Sleep With It Next to You’

As more people are buying bikes, more bikes are being swiped from sidewalks, garages and basements. Locks are not always a deterrent.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts

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Subways Are Less Busy and Less Safe

Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems

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In Emptier Subways, Violent Crime Is Rising

Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems, #vandalism

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Mao Scroll Stolen in Hong Kong Heist

The burglars stole coins, vintage stamps and Mao scrolls from a Hong Kong apartment. The police recovered one scroll cut in two. One man has been charged so far.

#hong-kong, #mao-zedong, #robberies-and-thefts

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A London Caper With a Car James Bond Would Never Drive

Five guns used in Bond films were stolen in March from a collector’s home. Now the police are appealing to the public for information.

#bond-james-fictional-character, #firearms, #london-england, #robberies-and-thefts, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #vauxhall-motors

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Jack (‘Murph the Surf’) Murphy, Heist Mastermind, Dies at 83

He stole the Star of India and other gems from the Museum of Natural History. Two days later he was under arrest.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #deaths-obituaries, #jewels-and-jewelry, #murph-the-surf, #murphy-jack-roland-1937-2020, #robberies-and-thefts

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Can Pools Help to Deter Crime?

The pandemic has limited access to public pools in New York this summer — and violence has soared.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #john-lindsay, #kerner-commission, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robberies-and-thefts, #works-progress-administration

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Frans Hals Painting Is Stolen

“Two Laughing Boys” by Frans Hals has been taken from a museum in the Netherlands, after having been stolen in 1988 and again in 2011.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #hals-frans, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts, #two-laughing-boys, #van-gogh-vincent

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Three Charged With Leaking Movies as Part of Global Piracy Ring

U.S. officials said members of the Sparks Group, an elite piracy network, fraudulently obtained and distributed movies ahead of release dates.

#ahmad-umar, #bridi-george, #computers-and-the-internet, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #correa-jonatan, #crime-and-criminals, #movies, #robberies-and-thefts, #sparks-group, #television, #torrentfreak

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From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path

The teenage “mastermind” of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency.

#bitcoin-currency, #clark-graham-ivan, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #frauds-and-swindling, #robberies-and-thefts, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Hackers Tell the Story of the Twitter Attack From the Inside

Several people involved in the events that took down Twitter this week spoke with The Times. What might have been a pursuit of Bitcoin spun out of control.

#bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #discord-inc, #robberies-and-thefts, #social-media, #twitter, #virtual-currency

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Conflict Over a Rental Car Leads to Elusive A.T.M. Skimming Suspect

He had more than 20 aliases and usually wore a mask. In the end, it was losing his temper with workers at the airport that led to his arrest, prosecutors said.

#airports, #alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #automated-teller-machines, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #counterfeit-money-and-financial-instruments, #robberies-and-thefts

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Images of a Stolen Van Gogh Give Experts Hope It Can Be Recovered

A private art detective investigating the case said he was sent the images of the work, which was taken from a Dutch museum in March.

#art, #bluhm-andreas, #brand-arthur, #durham-octave, #groninger-museum, #museums, #netherlands, #newspapers, #robberies-and-thefts, #singer-laren, #the-parsonage-garden-at-nuenen-in-spring, #van-gogh-vincent

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Tessa Majors Death: 14-Year-Old Is Sentenced to 18 Months in Detention

One of three teenagers charged in the killing of Tessa Majors could be freed this year after he pleaded guilty to robbery in the case.

#crime-and-criminals, #family-courts, #lewis-luchiano, #majors-tessa-d-2019, #manhattan-nyc, #muggings, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts, #weaver-rashaun

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Two Men Are Accused of Posing as New York Police Officers in Armed Robbery

Prosecutors said that the men, wearing bulletproof vests, medical masks and gloves, robbed a Manhattan jewelry store of $150,000 in valuables.

#berman-geoffrey-s, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Texas Inmate Who Spent Nearly 40 Years on Death Row Is Granted Parole

Bobby Moore, 60, had been the center of a landmark case in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his death sentence because he is intellectually disabled.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-county-tex, #houston-tex, #intellectual-disabilities, #ogg-kim, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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What Do You Do With a Stolen van Gogh? This Thief Knows

Octave Durham, who went to prison for stealing two paintings by the artist, explains the difficulties encountered in this line of work.

#art, #durham-octave, #groninger-museum, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts, #singer-laren, #van-gogh-museum, #van-gogh-vincent

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