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Stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered by Italian police

The masterpieces, stolen more than a decade ago in Amsterdam, were found in a house linked to an international drug trafficker in Castellammare di Stabia, near Naples.

The masterpieces, stolen more than a decade ago in Amsterdam, were found in a house linked to an international drug trafficker in Castellammare di Stabia, near Naples.

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Rio police say US swimmers made up armed robbery story

Rio's police chief says four US Olympic swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint and could be charged with giving false testimony.

Rio's police chief says four US Olympic swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint and could be charged with giving false testimony.

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Turkish police recover stolen "Picasso" painting

Turkish police have recovered what is reported to be an original painting by Pablo Picasso. The work is believed to be the “Nude Brushing Her Hair”

Turkish police have recovered what is reported to be an original painting by Pablo Picasso. The work is believed to be the “Nude Brushing Her Hair”

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Tackling antiquities trafficking

In this week’s Utalk, a question from Lesley in London: “How can looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, for instance, still end up on the art market

In this week’s Utalk, a question from Lesley in London: “How can looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, for instance, still end up on the art market

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Luxury jewellery boutique robbed in Paris

There has been a daring robbery at Chopard, one of the most famous jewellery shops in Paris. According to police, an armed man robbed the store near

There has been a daring robbery at Chopard, one of the most famous jewellery shops in Paris. According to police, an armed man robbed the store near

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Denmark: thieves who are not afraid

How to steal an ATM? Danish bank robbers have the solution! In the city of Ringe, they used a large construction loader to ram a building and steal

How to steal an ATM? Danish bank robbers have the solution! In the city of Ringe, they used a large construction loader to ram a building and steal

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Police shoot gunman on top of a San Francisco roof top

A gunman who robbed a sports wear store and then made his way on top of a San Francisco hospital construction site was shot by police and later died

A gunman who robbed a sports wear store and then made his way on top of a San Francisco hospital construction site was shot by police and later died

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Images released of Rodin sculpture thieves

Over one month since the theft of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s “Man with the Broken Nose” from a museum in Copenhagen, police have released

Over one month since the theft of French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s “Man with the Broken Nose” from a museum in Copenhagen, police have released

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Jenson Button fears gas was used during Cote D'Azur burglary

A spokesperson for Jenson Button thinks anaesthetic gas was piped through the air conditioning during a burglary at his holiday villa in the South of

A spokesperson for Jenson Button thinks anaesthetic gas was piped through the air conditioning during a burglary at his holiday villa in the South of

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Nosferatu: creator's skull taken from tomb

The authorities in Germany say the skull of FW Murnau, the director of 1920’s silent vampire classic “Nosferatu”, has been removed from his tomb. The

The authorities in Germany say the skull of FW Murnau, the director of 1920’s silent vampire classic “Nosferatu”, has been removed from his tomb. The

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French police hunt gunmen in north west Paris

French police are hunting for three armed men who stormed a clothes store in a shopping centre in north west Paris. The gunmen fled after what is

French police are hunting for three armed men who stormed a clothes store in a shopping centre in north west Paris. The gunmen fled after what is

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Eiffel Tower 'pickpocket gang' detained by Paris police

Police in Paris have arrested a gang of suspected pickpockets, thought to have targeted tourists at the Eiffel Tower – and to have made up to 4,000

Police in Paris have arrested a gang of suspected pickpockets, thought to have targeted tourists at the Eiffel Tower – and to have made up to 4,000

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Paris pickpocket protest forces closure of Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been forced to close because of a worker walkout over crime around the famous landmark. Those protesting say there has

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been forced to close because of a worker walkout over crime around the famous landmark. Those protesting say there has

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Suspected money van robbers arrested in Portugal

Portuguese police have arrested five men suspected of 40 armed robberies of money transport vans. The crime spree took place across the country from

Portuguese police have arrested five men suspected of 40 armed robberies of money transport vans. The crime spree took place across the country from

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Jewels 'worth millions' stolen from London's diamond district

A London jeweller said there was a “big chance” that diamonds worth millions of euros were snatched by thieves from a vault in the city over the

A London jeweller said there was a “big chance” that diamonds worth millions of euros were snatched by thieves from a vault in the city over the

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Jewels worth millions stolen in French motorway heist

It was a daring robbery – and for thieves the reward was considerable. Two high-security lorries transporting jewels worth millions of euros were

It was a daring robbery – and for thieves the reward was considerable. Two high-security lorries transporting jewels worth millions of euros were

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Pearl-studded Oscars dress stolen from West Hollywood hotel

A pearl-studded dress that was one of the fashion highlights from this year’s Oscars has been stolen, say police. The custom-made Calvin Klein

A pearl-studded dress that was one of the fashion highlights from this year’s Oscars has been stolen, say police. The custom-made Calvin Klein

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Carbanak cyber criminals rob millions from banks worldwide

A leading internet security company has renewed its warning that cyber criminals are plundering nearly a billion euros from banks around the world

A leading internet security company has renewed its warning that cyber criminals are plundering nearly a billion euros from banks around the world

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Darwin Award? Man’s bid to raid ATM blows up in his face

This is the moment a clumsy would-be robber’s bid to raid a cashpoint blew up in his face. The CCTV footage shows a man lighting an explosive to

This is the moment a clumsy would-be robber’s bid to raid a cashpoint blew up in his face. The CCTV footage shows a man lighting an explosive to

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Berlin launches manhunt following jewellery heist

A manhunt was launched after four jewellery thieves robbed Berlin’s famous KaDeWe department store. They reportedly used pepper spray to take down a

A manhunt was launched after four jewellery thieves robbed Berlin’s famous KaDeWe department store. They reportedly used pepper spray to take down a