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

Stolen Picasso and Mondrian Paintings Found Stashed in a Ravine in Greece

Ending a long-running mystery, a construction worker guided the police to the hiding place after admitting he had taken the works in a daring one-man raid on the National Gallery in Athens in 2012.

#art, #greece, #mondrian-piet, #museums, #national-gallery-athens, #picasso-pablo, #robberies-and-thefts

A Truckload of Evidence: 42,000 Pounds of Pistachios Are Stolen in California

A man who worked for a trucking contractor was charged with stealing 21 tons of nuts from a pistachio grower, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #montemayor-alberto, #pistachio-nuts, #robberies-and-thefts, #tulare-county-calif

The Case of the Stolen Watch Detective

Christopher A. Marinello, who has recovered more than $515 million worth of art and artifacts, is increasingly being called upon to recover luxury timepieces.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #robberies-and-thefts, #watches-and-clocks

Asian Homeowners Were Targeted in Burglary Ring, Prosecutors Say

Eight men were charged in federal court with burglarizing 50 homes in four states after identifying the residents as Asian.

#clark-james-b-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #new-jersey, #robberies-and-thefts, #university-of-pittsburgh

Burglary Ring Targeted 50 Asian Homeowners, Prosecutors Say

Eight men were charged in federal court with burglarizing 50 homes in four states after identifying the residents as Asian.

#clark-james-b-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #new-jersey, #robberies-and-thefts, #university-of-pittsburgh

Five Charged in Shooting of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker

The dog walker was critically injured and two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen in the violent robbery in Hollywood on Feb. 24, the police said.

#dogs, #fischer-ryan-february-24-2021-shooting, #lady-gaga, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #robberies-and-thefts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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