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German police offer half a million euro reward for stolen jewels

Berlin - Investigators in Germany on Thursday offered a half-a-million-euro reward for information about the spectacular heist in which robbers snatched priceless diamonds from a state museum in Dresden.

German museum confirms 49-carat diamond among heist haul

Berlin - A 49-carat diamond which analysts estimate to be worth up to $12 million was among over a dozen jewel-encrusted items snatched from a German state museum in a spectacular heist, the museum confirmed Wednesday.

Police hunt suspects in spectacular Dresden jewellery heist

Berlin - Police in Germany were Tuesday hunting robbers who snatched priceless 18th-century jewellery from a state museum in Dresden in what local media have called the biggest art heist in modern history.

Major museum heists

Paris - The art heist at a museum in Dresden on Monday is the latest major robbery of artworks and precious objects from museums.

'Priceless' jewels snatched from German state museum

Berlin - Robbers made off with priceless 18th century jewellery from a state museum in Dresden on Monday, police and museum directors said, in a major art heist that has shocked Germany.

Former French economy minister robbed, beaten at home

Paris - A former French economy minister, Thierry Breton, was robbed and beaten in his Paris home along with his wife and live-in chauffeur, sources close to the police investigation told AFP on Tuesday.

Hong Kong court rejects bail for fugitive wanted in India

Hong Kong - A fugitive wanted by Indian police for crimes ranging from a jailbreak to financing terrorism was denied bail in Hong Kong Friday, where he is charged with a multi-million dollar robbery.

Bank robber shot during hold-up off Paris Champs-Elysees

Paris - French police shot and injured a robber who held up a bank just off the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Friday.

Three charged with Ritz jewellery heist: judicial source

Paris - Three men were charged and detained Saturday over an audacious jewellery heist at the Ritz hotel in Paris this week, while two other suspects were still on the loose, a judicial source said.

Two on the run, all jewels recovered after Ritz heist

Paris - All of the jewels looted in a multi-million-euro robbery at the Ritz hotel in Paris have been recovered, a source close to the case said Thursday, as a police hunt for two of the robbers continued.

Armed robbers seize jewels worth '4 million euros' from Paris Ritz

Paris - Armed robbers launched a spectacular raid on the world-famous Ritz hotel in Paris Wednesday, making off with an estimated four million euros worth of jewels, the latest in a string of high-profile heists in the French capital.

Armed robbers seize jewels worth '4 million euros' from Paris Ritz

Paris - A gang of five armed robbers launched a spectacular raid on the world famous Ritz hotel in Paris Wednesday, making off with an estimated four million euros worth of jewels, investigators said.

Police officer's wife stages robbery, blames Black Lives Matter

Millbury - In Millbury, MA, a police officer's wife claimed she was the victim of a robbery. Apparently, she staged it and blamed it on Black Lives Matter.

Robbers led to Kim Kardashian by social media: police

Paris - One theory about why Kim Kardashian was robbed in her Paris apartment was that she was targeted after the thieves saw the expensive jewellery she had through her extensive posting on social media.

Indian robbers cut hole in train roof in $750,000 heist

Chennai - A gang of robbers cut a hole in the roof of a train travelling through southern India and stole more than $750,000 in cash, police said on Wednesday.

Aussie athletes robbed during fire evacuation at Olympic village

Rio De Janeiro - How much more could possibly go wrong for Australia's Olympic athletes? How about adding a robbery while the team was evacuated from their building because of a fire in the basement.

Pokémon Go used by Missouri robbers to find victims

Police in O'Fallon, Missouri say four teens have been arrested after 11 other teens were robbed. It is alleged the suspects used the game Pokémon Go to lure the victims to remote places and robbed them.

French police smash armed gang over luxury heists in Paris

Paris - Eight men have been charged over heists of millions in luxury goods from Chanel and Chopard boutiques in Paris, a source close to the investigation said Saturday. Robbers made off with one million euros ($1.

Armed robbers hit Chanel boutique in central Paris

Paris - Three robbers with pump-action shotguns raided a Chanel boutique in central Paris on Thursday, fleeing with a large haul of luxury goods, a police source said. The source said the stolen goods were valued at "several hundreds of thousands of euros".

Man accused of robbing armless teen indicted for hate crime

Staten Island - A 20-year-old Staten Island man has been indicted for a hate crime after it was alleged he and two juveniles robbed a teen who was born without arms.

Alleged UK heist gang far from silver-screen glitz

London - The press has compared the gang alleged to be behind one of Britain's most audacious jewellery heists to the glamorous thieves of Hollywood movie Ocean's Eleven, but the reality is much less sexy.

One killed as hostage standoff ends in French town

Lille - French police killed one man after his heavily armed group took the family of a bank manager hostage in a northern town on Tuesday, officials said, adding that there was no terrorist link.

Joseph and Jenny Carrier caught after going on bank robbery spree

Joseph and Jenny Carrier, husband and wife, were arrested in Pennsylvania after allegedly robbing a bank in Wilmington, Delaware.

French forces evacuate 18 people from Paris mall after armed raid

Villeneuve-la-garenne - Special forces evacuated 18 people from a mall near Paris Monday after gunmen attacked a Primark store inside, in what is believed to be an attempt to rob the shop, police said.

Met Police appeal for help after blind man robbed of £1,000

London - London Metropolitan Police are appealing for help identifying a man who they wish to speak to in connection with the robbery of a blind man in Romford.

Robber takes two hostage at jewellery store in south French city

Montpellier - A gunman robbed a jewellery store in the southern French city of Montpellier on Friday and took two women hostage, a judicial source said -- but stressed the incident "had no link" to the twin hostage dramas around Paris.

Man burgles friend's house hours after he dies in car accident

Zaragoza - A man has been arrested in Valareña, Zaragoza after allegedly breaking into and robbing the home of a friend, only hours after he and two others died in a serious car crash.

VIDEO: Helmet cam captures dramatic armed robbery attempt

Buenos Aires - The dramatic video of the attempted armed robbery of a tourist in Buenos Aires, Argentina is spreading across the Internet.

A+ student attempts robbery of couple after going 'off the rails'

Leicester Crown Court heard yesterday how an English college student achieving A+ grades for her work attempted the robbery of a couple in the street after going "off the rails" when falling into bad company.

'Cops' crew member killed while filming armed robbery

Omaha - A crew member with the widely popular television show Cops was shot and killed while filming officers responding to an armed robbery call.
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