French Bulldogs Are Popular And Have Become Armed Robbery Targets

The popular breed has become one of the most expensive in the United States. Some owners have started carrying guns for protection.

#breeding-of-animals, #california, #dogs, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states

In South Africa’s Farmgate Scandal, a Theft and Then a Silence

Namibian investigators tracing money transfers by men suspected of stealing wads of cash from President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa say their cross-border calls for help went unanswered.

#african-national-congress, #corruption-institutional, #fraser-arthur, #fugitives, #informers, #namibia, #politics-and-government, #ramaphosa-cyril, #robberies-and-thefts, #south-africa

How Paintings Lost in a Small-Town Art Heist Were Recovered 50 Years Later

Two sleuths — a curator and a librarian — in New Paltz, N.Y., helped the F.B.I. track down 200-year-old paintings that were stolen from a historical society in 1972.

#ammi-phillips, #annatje-eltinge, #art, #dirck-d-wynkoop, #elting-memorial-library, #historic-huguenot-street, #josephine-bloodgood, #museums, #new-paltz-ny, #robberies-and-thefts, #sothebys

When Customers Say Their Money Was Stolen on Zelle, Banks Often Refuse to Pay

Federal law requires banks to reimburse customers for unauthorized electronic transfers, but they often refuse, stranding victims.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #bank-robberies, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #chopra-rohit, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #consumer-protection, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #robberies-and-thefts, #senate-committee-on-banking, #venmo, #wells-fargocompany, #zelle-early-warning-services-llc

For South Africa’s Leader, Being a Burglary Victim Spells Trouble

After a fortune in cash was stolen from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s farmhouse, he kept it secret. Now that word is out, critics ask what he was hiding.

#african-national-congress, #corruption-institutional, #ramaphosa-cyril, #robberies-and-thefts, #south-africa, #zuma-jacob-g

Theft of Brooklyn Church’s Gold Tabernacle Stabs at Hearts of Faithful

A Brooklyn congregation condemned the desecration of their sacred sanctuary in a burglary that the pastor called “one more blow” to a struggling church.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #brooklyn-nyc, #churches-buildings, #robberies-and-thefts, #roman-catholic-church, #st-augustine-roman-catholic-church-brooklyn, #vandalism

A $2-Million Tabernacle Was Stolen From a Brooklyn Cathedral

Someone apparently armed with a power saw broke into the church and walked off with the solid-gold, bejeweled tabernacle, the police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #churches-buildings, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #roman-catholic-church

Seeing de Kooning in a New Light, After a Violent Theft

When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

#art, #de-kooning-willem, #getty-conservation-institute, #getty-j-paul-museum, #restoration-and-renovation, #robberies-and-thefts, #university-of-arizona-museum-of-art, #woman-ochre-exhibit

Kathy Boudin, Radical Imprisoned in a Fatal Robbery, Dies at 78

She had a role in the Brink’s heist by the Weather Underground that left two police officers dead. But she became a model prisoner and, after being freed, helped former inmates.

#boudin-chesa, #boudin-kathy, #deaths-obituaries, #ex-convicts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #robberies-and-thefts, #terrorism

A Nazi Soldier Stole a Watch in 1942. It Turned Up 80 Years Later.

The watch, made as a gift in 1910, has been returned to the maker’s family in the Netherlands. It still works.

#belgium, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #netherlands, #overstrijd-alfred, #robberies-and-thefts, #rotterdam-netherlands, #snijders-rob, #watches-and-clocks, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Man Who Stole Dozens of Golf Carts Is Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

For four years, the man, Nathan Rodney Nelson, 46, acted at night, stealing carts from golf courses and driving them to a getaway vehicle, prosecutors said. Then his phone number gave him away.

#golf-cart, #nathan-rodney-nelson, #north-dakota, #robberies-and-thefts

Major Cheese Heist Puts Dutch Dairy Farmers on Alert

Thieves made off with thousands of pounds of cheese, worth about $23,000, from a Dutch dairy farm last week.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cheese, #dairy-products, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts

‘I-65 Killer’ Who Terrorized Motel Clerks in the 1980s Is Identified

The authorities said they connected Harry Edward Greenwell, who died in 2013, to at least three murders in Kentucky and Indiana, using genetic genealogy.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #greenwell-harry-edward, #indiana, #kentucky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts, #serial-murders, #sex-crimes

Former Yale Official Admits to $40 Million Fraud Scheme

For a decade, a Yale School of Medicine administrator used university funds to buy computer equipment, which she resold to pay for luxury cars, real estate and vacations, the authorities said.

#colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #connecticut, #education-k-12, #frauds-and-swindling, #ipad, #new-haven-conn, #petrone-jamie, #robberies-and-thefts, #tablet-computers, #yale-school-of-medicine, #yale-university

Oakland Cannabis Sellers, Once Full of Hope, Face a Harsh Reality

The cannabis industry, designed in part to help communities upended by the war on drugs, is being threatened by theft, racism and a market that is stacked against small operators.

#black-people, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #oakland-calif, #police-department-oakland-calif, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #robberies-and-thefts, #shopping-and-retail

Supreme Court Says 10 Burglaries Can Count as One Offense

The case concerned a federal law that calls for stiff sentences for gun crimes when the defendant had committed three felonies “on occasions different from one another.”

#gorsuch-neil-m, #kagan-elena, #mandatory-sentencing, #robberies-and-thefts, #supreme-court-us

‘Lupin,’ Netflix’s French Heist Drama, Is the Victim of a Theft

Equipment valued at more than $300,000 was stolen from the set of the hit series during filming in a Paris suburb last week.

#france, #lupin-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #paris-france, #robberies-and-thefts, #television, #the-crown-tv-program

Former Police Chief Faked Death to Evade Charges, Officials Say

William Anthony Spivey, who resigned last year as the Chadbourn, N.C., police chief after a misconduct investigation, has been charged with more than 70 felonies, the authorities said.

#chadbourn-nc, #embezzlement, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #horry-county-sc, #north-carolina, #robberies-and-thefts, #south-carolina, #spivey-william-anthony

Retail Theft Rises, and N.Y.C. Small Business Owners Are Paying the Price

In New York City, neighborhood stores are struggling to confront the crimes that have cascaded from the disruptions of the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #blue-marble-ice-cream-llc, #bragg-alvin, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #quinnipiac-university, #robberies-and-thefts, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #small-business

Can a Reality TV Show Sell You on a $2,298 E-Bike?

Welcome to “Bike Hunters,” a Dutch YouTube series that promises to recover stolen e-bikes — but really makes you want one of your own.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #electric-bicycles-motorcycles-and-scooters, #reality-television, #robberies-and-thefts, #television, #urban-areas, #web-original-programming

Inside Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein’s Confounding Bitcoin Case

The arrests of Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan left the world of cryptocurrency incredulous: Could this goofy young couple have been Bitcoin’s Bonnie and Clyde?

#bitcoin-currency, #bitfinex, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

Justice Dept. Seizes $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin and Arrests Married Couple

The couple were accused of conspiring to launder Bitcoin that had been stolen in 2016 from Hong Kong-based Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest virtual currency exchanges.

#bitcoin-currency, #bitfinex, #currency, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #hong-kong, #justice-department, #monaco-lisa-o, #money-laundering, #robberies-and-thefts, #virtual-currency

2 Men in Miami Sentenced for Stealing 192 Ventilators Bound for El Salvador

The crime occurred in the first year of the pandemic, according to U.S. attorneys in Florida, and involved equipment that the U.S. was sending to El Salvador to treat critically ill Covid patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #miami-fla, #parking-garages-and-lots, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #ventilators-medical

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan D.A., Changes Polices After Criticism

Alvin Bragg clarified — and in some cases reversed — his earlier guidance on prosecuting gun possession and other crimes.

#bragg-alvin, #gun-control, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

Give the Manhattan D.A.’s Crime-Fighting Policies a Chance

Studies show public safety improves when prosecutors turn to alternatives to jailing some offenders.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #bragg-alvin, #center-for-court-innovation, #citizens-crime-commission, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #district-attorneys, #ex-convicts, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #robberies-and-thefts, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #urban-areas

Murderer Pardoned by Kentucky’s Former Governor Is Sentenced Again

Patrick Baker’s family hosted a fund-raiser for the former governor, Matt Bevin, before he was pardoned in 2019. He was convicted by a federal jury this summer and sentenced to 42 years in prison.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #baker-patrick-1978, #bevin-matthew, #kentucky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts

Sifting Through the Train Thefts of Los Angeles

A Union Pacific rail hub is strewn with the castoffs from goods looted from train cars that dip below street level. The company put losses, claims and damages at about $5 million.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #railroads, #robberies-and-thefts, #union-pacific-corporation

Former Obama Administration Adviser Pleads Guilty in $218,000 Theft Scheme

Seth Andrew, 42, pleaded guilty to charges that he had devised a scheme to steal from a network of charter schools he founded. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

#andrew-seth-1978, #charter-schools, #democracy-prep-public-schools-inc, #education-k-12, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #robberies-and-thefts

They Chopped Down a Centuries-Old Tree. Now They Face Felony Charges.

Todd Jones and his sister, Laurel Hoffman, were charged with grand theft for chopping down a black walnut tree near their property outside Cleveland, according to the police.

#cleveland-ohio, #cuyahoga-county-ohio, #hoffman-laurel-1967, #jones-todd-1965, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #robberies-and-thefts, #trees-and-shrubs

Daniel Sturridge Ordered to Pay $30,000 to Man Who Returned His Dog

Daniel Sturridge lost his Pomeranian in a 2019 break-in. A man who returned the dog sued for breach of contract after Mr. Sturridge reneged on a promised reward, according to court records.

#daniel-sturridge, #dogs, #foster-washington, #los-angeles-calif, #lucci, #pomeranian, #robberies-and-thefts, #soccer, #suits-and-litigation-civil

O.J. Simpson’s Parole Supervision Ends

The former football star served nine years in prison for robbery before he was granted parole in 2017. His supervision ended two months early because of good behavior.

#football, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nevada, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #simpson-o-j

Money Found by Plumber at Joel Osteen’s Church Is Tied to 2014 Burglary, Police Say

The discovery was revealed when the plumber called into a Houston radio show on Thursday.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #churches-buildings, #crime-stoppers-usa, #houston-tex, #lakewood-church, #osteen-joel, #plumbing, #restoration-and-renovation, #robberies-and-thefts

Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen

In recent months, robberies have been more visible, with several involving large groups rushing into stores and coming out with armloads of goods.

#amazon-com-inc, #facebook-inc, #nordstrom-inc, #robberies-and-thefts, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail

After a Bungled Theft of Navy’s Mascot Draws Fire, Goatnappers Strike Again

Leaders of the nation’s military academies say swiping one another’s mascot animals is strictly forbidden, but that hasn’t seemed to deter glory-seeking raiders.

#goats, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #mascots, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-naval-academy

Retail Theft Has Gotten Very Organized

Fortunately, there’s a solution.

#consumer-protection, #e-commerce, #frauds-and-swindling, #internal-sub-only-nl, #robberies-and-thefts, #shopping-and-retail

Doyle Hamm, Who Survived a Bungled Execution, Dies in Prison at 64

The failed lethal injection for Mr. Hamm, who was terminally ill, amounted to what his lawyer said was a case of cruel and unusual punishment.

#alabama, #capital-punishment, #death-penalty, #deaths-obituaries, #hamm-doyle-lee, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #robberies-and-thefts

Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and Others Hit in California Burglaries

“Their plan was to overwhelm us,” Chief Bill Scott of the San Francisco police said after about a dozen stores were stolen from in one night.

#beverly-hills-calif, #bloomingdales, #burberry, #california, #fendi-spa, #hayward-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #louis-vuitton, #lululemon-athletica-inc, #nordstrom-inc, #oak-brook-ill, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #walnut-creek-calif

Search for Abducted Children Leads to Traffic Stop, Gunshots and 4 Dead

Law enforcement authorities in two states had been pursuing a former Baltimore County police officer and a female accomplice, who they said kidnapped the officer’s children.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-county-md, #fugitives, #hogan-lawrence-j, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #maryland, #pennsylvania, #robberies-and-thefts, #york-pa

Man Who Fatally Shot Ahmaud Arbery Describes a ‘Life or Death’ Encounter

Travis McMichael, who has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, took the stand in his own defense on Wednesday.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #georgia, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #robberies-and-thefts

Man Convicted in ’81 Brink’s Robbery Wins Release From New York Prison

David Gilbert, whose 75-year prison sentence was commuted in one of Andrew Cuomo’s last acts as governor, was granted parole.

#black-liberation-army, #boudin-chesa, #boudin-kathy, #brinks-company, #nanuet-mall, #nyack-ny, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #rockland-county-ny

Walgreens to Close 5 Stores in San Francisco, Citing ‘Organized’ Shoplifting

One of the stores was targeted at least five times by the same man, who drew widespread attention for raiding the store on a bike and was later arrested, the authorities said.

#breed-london, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #robberies-and-thefts, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-board-of-supervisors, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #walgreen-co

New York Bike Delivery Workers Band Together for Safety

Robbers are targeting them in the city, and thefts of their electric bikes have risen. Many are banding together to protect one another.

#assaults, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #city-council-nyc, #delivery-services, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #restaurants, #robberies-and-thefts

Nurse Dies After She Is Knocked to Ground in Times Square

Maria Ambrocio, 58, who worked through the pandemic in a New Jersey hospital, was knocked down by a man who was fleeing after snatching a cellphone, the police said.

#adams-eric-l, #bayonne-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #robberies-and-thefts, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Man Convicted in Thefts of a van Gogh and a Hals From Dutch Museums

DNA evidence found at the two museums after the burglaries led investigators to the suspect, who has now been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Dutch court.

#art, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #hals-frans, #museum-hofje-van-mevrouw-van-aerden-leerdam-netherlands, #museums, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts, #singer-laren, #van-gogh-vincent

He Taught Ancient Texts at Oxford. Now He Is Accused of Stealing Some.

Hobby Lobby, the craft chain that helped build a collection for the Museum of the Bible, has sued a former Oxford lecturer, asserting he sold it stolen artifacts.

#bible, #collectors-and-collections, #colleges-and-universities, #egypt-exploration-society-nonprofit, #frauds-and-swindling, #hobby-lobby-stores-inc, #libraries-and-librarians, #manuscripts, #museum-of-the-bible, #museums, #obbink-dirk-a, #oxford-england, #oxford-university, #oxyrhynchus-papyri, #robberies-and-thefts, #sackler-library, #suits-and-litigation-civil

A Broken Frame, and DNA Traces, Led to Arrest in van Gogh Theft

Dutch prosecutors said that DNA evidence tied a man to the thefts of a van Gogh and a Frans Hals painting; he denies the charges.

#art, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #groninger-museum, #museum-hofje-van-mevrouw-van-aerden-leerdam-netherlands, #museums, #netherlands, #robberies-and-thefts, #singer-laren

The Pain Wouldn’t Stop — Because Her Medication Had Been Stolen

Too often, seniors who use opioids become targets for exploitation and abuse.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #home-health-care, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #robberies-and-thefts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

TikTok’s Latest Craze: Stealing Stuff From School

Students are taking things like soap dispensers, fire alarms and bathroom mirrors. TikTok and educators are trying to stop it, but it’s gone viral.

#hoaxes-and-pranks, #robberies-and-thefts, #school-discipline-students, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #vandalism, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

County I.T. Supervisor Mined Bitcoin at the Office, Prosecutors Say

Christopher Naples is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity.

#bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #long-island-ny, #robberies-and-thefts, #virtual-currency

Armed Thieves Steal Jewels From Bulgari Store in Paris

A suspect is in custody after seven robbers made off with jewelry with an estimated value of millions from the luxury jewelry store in central Paris.

#france, #jewels-and-jewelry, #luxury-goods-and-services, #robberies-and-thefts