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'It's a Complete Catastrophe': Ancient Coins Stolen in Heist

Theft occurred at Germany's Celtic and Roman Museum

(Newser) - The Celtic and Roman Museum has lost its most precious treasure. The New York Times reports 483 ancient gold coins thought to be worth $1.7 million were on Tuesday morning discovered stolen from the museum, located in Manching, Germany. "It's a complete catastrophe," said mayor Herbert...

Already Angry Bank Customers Here Are About to Get Angrier

Lebanon shutters banks 'indefinitely' after heist spree by patrons trying to access trapped cash

(Newser) - If you're in Lebanon and need to do regular banking, better download the app—and expect all the usual limitations on how much money you can take out. That's because after being closed for three days already, most banks there are now shuttered "indefinitely" after a rush...

Brink's Driver Was Asleep When Millions in Jewels Were Stolen: Suit

Haul from jewelry heist worth somewhere in the millions

(Newser) - One of the drivers of a Brink’s tractor-trailer was asleep inside the big rig, parked near a remote Southern California rest stop earlier this summer, when thieves broke a lock and stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry and gemstones, according to a lawsuit filed by the security company....

A Nasty Text Helps Detectives Solve a Massive Burglary Case

How police tracked down 3 men who took Tamara Ecclestone's diamonds

(Newser) - That the $29 million theft of cash and jewelry from heiress Tamara Ecclestone's home was well investigated isn't too surprising. Somehow seeing it laid out step by step is. In a lengthy piece for the BBC , Thomas Mackintosh recounts how the case—"the biggest domestic burglary in...

Arrests Made in Wine Heist Planned in 'Millimetric Detail'

Theft happened in Spain, the arrests came in Croatia

(Newser) - It's being called the "theft of the century," at least in the vinophile sphere. But authorities appear to have finally caught their suspects after a long-haul chase across Europe that involved both Interpol and Europol law enforcement agencies. Police say that a man and woman were arrested...

The LA Shootout Was Like Something Straight Out of Heat

Mel Magazine goes inside an infamous 1997 bank robbery

(Newser) - When it comes to Los Angeles bank robbers, Larry Phillips and Emil Matasareanu were like no others. In a lengthy piece for Mel Magazine , Zaron Burnett III takes a look into the havoc wrought by the two weightlifters, friends who teamed up to start robbing banks in the mid-'90s....

Man in Prison for Stealing Syrup Now Told to Pay Millions

Richard Vallieres was part of massive scheme that lifted one of country's hottest commodities

(Newser) - In what may be the most Canadian of crimes yet—and the "stickiest," per the BBC —the nation's high court this week ruled that a "major player" in a scheme to steal a massive amount of maple syrup must pay a $7.2 million fine....

Netflix Heist Drama Lupin Ends Up Target of Thieves
After Heist on Lupin Set,
7 Hit With Charges
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After Heist on Lupin Set, 7 Hit With Charges

Authorities are still seeking others after Feb. 25 incident in which $330K in equipment was stolen

(Newser) - Update: Seven youths have been charged in connection with a heist last month on the set of the Netflix series Lupin. On Feb. 25, about 20 thieves descended upon production taking place in the Nanterre district of France, outside of Paris, swiping equipment worth $330,000. According to AFP, the...

Thieves Swipe Hundreds of Props From The Crown
The Crown Suffers
a $200K Theft

The Crown Suffers a $200K Theft

Thieves made off with more than 350 props, police say

(Newser) - Three vehicles hit by thieves in South Yorkshire, England, contained some unusual items: more than 350 props used in the Netflix series The Crown. The BBC reports by way of police that the items were stolen on Feb. 16 from vehicles parked near a filming location. The loot included many...

The Paintings Remain Missing, but Authorities Say There's DNA

Nils M has been charged in the Netherlands

(Newser) - His resume fits: a Dutch man identified as Nils M spent five years behind bars in connection with the 2012 theft of a 17th-century church vessel from a museum whose doors he blasted open. Prosecutors allege he struck again following his release. The 59-year-old was arrested in April and stands...

Story of Spectacular Heist Has Never Been Told Like This

'GQ' goes deep into the Green Vault heist

(Newser) - There's a good chance you heard about the Green Vault heist , a spectacular theft of jewels in Dresden, Germany, in 2019. But you definitely haven't heard about it like Joshua Hammer tells it. In a lengthy piece for GQ , he goes deep into the billion-dollar crime, the suspects,...

Hacker Behind $610M Crypto Theft: I Had Good Intentions

Almost all of the stolen funds have been returned by 'Mr. White Hat'

(Newser) - It seems pleading worked. Poly Network, which urged hackers to return more than $610 million in cryptocurrency stolen from its decentralized finance platform this week in one of the largest ever cryptocurrency thefts, says almost all of the assets have been returned. In a Thursday tweet, the platform said the...

Cryptocurrency Platform to Hackers: Please Return $600M

Crypto heist at decentralized finance platform Poly Network may be largest ever

(Newser) - Hackers have stolen more than $600 million worth of cryptocurrency in what is "likely to be one of the biggest cryptocurrency thefts ever," reports CNBC . In a message to the hackers, Poly Network, a platform allowing users to transfer tokens between different blockchains, said "the amount of...

Heist Was Straight Out the Movies, Except for the Loot
The Heist Was Worth
Millions—in Books
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The Heist Was Worth Millions—in Books

'Vanity Fair' recounts an unusual theft from a London warehouse

(Newser) - The crime was so unusual—so acrobatic—that police in London checked to see if the circus had been in town. That turned out to be a dead end, writes Marc Wortman in a lengthy Vanity Fair piece about the 2017 heist. Thieves had climbed to the roof of a...

$6.6M in Apple Products Stolen in Truck Heist

British police say driver, guard were tied up

(Newser) - Police in Britain have asked the public to be on the lookout for anybody selling suspiciously cheap Apple products. Police say bandits made off with $6.6 million in iPhone 11s, iPads, Apple Watches, and other products after a truck heist in Northamptonshire, central England, reports Reuters . The truck was...

In 4 Museum Heists, Thieves Went After the Same Thing

A fortune's worth of Nazi uniforms stolen in Europe since March

(Newser) - Thieves set up a roadblock of tires, parked a fake police car beside it, then smashed down the door of the Eyewitness War Museum in the Netherlands, from which they took $1.5 million in World War II memorabilia in just five minutes, per the New York Times . "It...

Thieves Swipe 75 Vehicles in Brazen Heist

Bay Area theft one of many well-coordinated ones capitalizing on chaos of Floyd protests

(Newser) - Police in a small San Francisco Bay Area community were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: Groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart, and stormed a car dealership. By the time San...

Prosecutors: 4 Guards Were In On $1.1B Jewel Heist

4 guards under the microscope for suspected role in November's Green Vault break-in in Germany

(Newser) - Seven people in total are believed to have been involved in November's brazen jewelry heist from Dresden's Green Vault, and four of them may have been security guards in on the scheme. The Guardian reports that two of the suspects were working at the museum on Nov. 25,...

Video Captures Brazen Jewel Heist in Broad Daylight

3 suspects made off with an estimated $4M in jewelry in Manhattan

(Newser) - A brazen daylight heist was caught on surveillance video in Manhattan Sunday, where three men entered "celebrity jeweler" Avianne & Co. around noon and walked out with an estimated $4 million in jewelry in what CBS New York calls a "Hollywood-style robbery." The men posed as customers...

Bellagio Heist Goes South, Suspect Is Shot

Vegas police officer also injured but has already been treated and released from hospital

(Newser) - "I'm in the poker room and we've been locked in for an hour, not even bathroom, no joke!" That was just one of the tweets that allegedly emerged from inside the Bellagio casino and hotel during an attempted heist in Las Vegas Friday night. Las Vegas...

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