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ATM damaged in attempted theft from Caisse populaire Desjardins

They'd apparently readied a diversion, but suspects apparently hadn't considered all the logistics to ripping a bank machine Monday night from the lobby of a Pointe-aux-Trembles credit union.

Merkel urges swift action over 'appalling' Dachau camp theft

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday for thieves of a gate to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau to be swifty brought to justice, as she received an award from Holocaust survivors.

Outrage over theft of Dachau concentration camp gate

Dachau - Jewish leaders in Germany voiced outrage Monday over the theft of the gate to the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" (Work will set you free).

Infamous 'Work will set you free' sign stolen from Dachau

Dachau - An iron gate with the infamous sign "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") at the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau in southern Germany has been stolen, police said Sunday.

Canadian woman returns to find her cabin stolen by thieves

Whitehorse - Having your home burglarized can be a devastating experience that leaves victims feeling violated and vulnerable, so one can only imagine the shock and horror one woman felt when she found her entire home had been stolen.

New study: One in every six Danes has stolen a bicycle

Copenhagen - Bicycles are a popular mode of transport in Denmark, but it seems there is a problem. According to a new study, 17 percent of Danes have, at some stage, stolen another person's bicycle and it's costing Danish insurance companies a fortune.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC could include first-person viewpoint

After Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases are now finally close with new features and content. A report circulating online suggests that the new PC content could be more than anyone expected though.

Woman accused of posting selfies while wearing stolen dress

West Frankfort - Police in Illinois arrested a woman after they say she stole a dress from a local clothing and jewelry boutique and posted a picture of herself wearing the illicit apparel online.

Shoot-out in Paris metro after robber targets gold coin shop

Paris - A robber smashed into a rare coin dealership in central Paris on Saturday, made off with two trays of gold pieces and then staged a shoot-out in a crowded metro station before being wounded and nabbed by police.

Pharmacist charged with stealing 200,000 pills

New York - A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers according to New York prosecutors.

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

- The theft of a vehicle in Mexico containing a potentially deadly radioactive material briefly raised alarm Friday -- but the container was found with no leak or harm to the population.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.

31 Austrian bank accounts wiped out by Vietnamese pirates

Horn - The latest in ATM fraud has arisen in Horn, Lower Austria, as criminals operating from Vietnam use ATM skimming to wipe out the accounts of 31 bank users, including their overdrafts. They took more than 100,000 euros ($136,000) in cash.

Man calls for help during home invasion, gets voicemail

Port Richey - When four robbers broke into his home, a man in New Port Richey, Florida, called police and was transferred to voice mail.

Terrorists steal $425 million in cash and more

Terrorists affiliated with ISIS have made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($425 million) in addition to an undisclosed quantity of gold bullion.

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

Sydney - A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.

Crufts-winning chihuahua stolen in England

London - Police were searching Saturday for thieves who broke into a house in northern England and stole five chihuahuas, including the "best puppy in breed" champion at this year's Crufts competition.

Ottawa priest sentenced to one year in jail for defrauding church

Ottawa - The former priest and pathological gambler was sent to jail for defrauding his parish of $130,000 over a period of five years ending in December 2010. Despite his crimes, he still has the support of many of his former parishioners.

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shuts after theft

Washington - An alleged theft by hackers forced another online business serving bitcoin traders and investors to shut down Tuesday.Flexcoin, which billed itself as a bank for the virtual, crypto-currency, said someone attacked its systems and stole nearly $60

Thieves go nuts over lucrative crops

California is experiencing a throwback to the “wild west” mentality, when cattle barons ruled the land and rustlers would use stealth of night to lead away heads of cattle and quickly set up their own herds or sell them off at a profit.

Ottawa priest pleads guilty to stealing $130,000 from church

Ottawa - The popular priest with a gambling problem pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges, admitting to stealing $130,000 from Ottawa's Blessed Sacrament Church.

South Korea hit hard with credit card information theft

The hackers that targeted the credit and debit card system for Target during the Christmas season jeopardized close to 40 million customers accounts, to date. An even bigger breach has been discovered in South Korea, affecting almost half the country.

Colorado 420 highway marker repeatedly stolen by pot enthusiasts

On Colorado's Interstate 70, east of Denver, there once stood a sign to mark mile 420. In recent years, this sign has been stolen and replaced numerous times by weed enthusiasts due to its unintended reference to their favorite herb.

Looters plunder South African beer truck for festivities

Durban - Several people stocked up their booze for Christmas Day when a lorry, transporting beer, was hijacked and left on its side on the N3 highway in South Africa.

Sydney police crackdown on shoplifting in lead-up to Christmas Special

Sydney - Sydney police have charged 98 people during the five-day ‘Operation Lightfingers’ Sydney shoplifting blitz at major retail centres.

Man accused of burglary claims devil forced him to commit crime

Eloy - An alleged burglar in Arizona claims that the devil forced him to break into a woman's home and steal valuable possessions.

Employee theft on the rise, survey reveals

Are you sure that you've done enough screening and tests on your applicants before hiring them? The current statistics on employee theft might cause you to think otherwise.

2 Spanish policemen arrested for stealing €1 million in Ibiza

Ibiza - Two National Police officers on the island of Ibiza have been arrested for allegedly stealing €990,000 (around $1.3 million) from a company owned by former Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister, Abel Matutes.

German robbers wanted solar panels, left with front door instead

Criminals attempted to steal solar panels from the roof of a clubhouse in southern Germany over the weekend, but things went a little wrong, and they ended up taking the building's front door instead.

Great pumpkin heist: Thieves steal 600 pumpkins from farm

Calverton - Nearly 600 pumpkins were recently stolen in the dead of night from a farm on Long Island. The stolen pumpkins have a street value of around $4,200.
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200 members of the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores (Andalucían Union of Workers)  stole  school s...
200 members of the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores (Andalucían Union of Workers) "stole" school supplies for needy children.
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Cabin built Josie-Anne Pilotte was stolen by thieves
Cabin built Josie-Anne Pilotte was stolen by thieves
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What remains of the cabin after it was stolen by thieves
What remains of the cabin after it was stolen by thieves
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Marc Kirvin stole purse and shoes of woman killed in road accident
Marc Kirvin stole purse and shoes of woman killed in road accident
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smartphone theft on train
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Can you identify the female and male pictured above? They may be able to assist police with investigations into an incident at Broadway Shopping Centre on Sunday 17 February 2013. During this incident approximately $4000 was stolen from a charity worker for the 'Kids with Cancer' foundation. Please contact Glebe Police on 9552 8099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information about this offence.
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Appropriations = theft. So does taxation.
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The US Government is currently unable to appropriate anymore of your money, so some of its agencies have been shut down.
California is suffering a rash of nut thefts from farms  as demand increases for the lucrative crops...
California is suffering a rash of nut thefts from farms, as demand increases for the lucrative crops.
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Matthew Ward, a small time criminal who was electrocuted while attempting to steal copper wire.
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George Braque s  Landscape with Olive Tree  painted 1906
George Braque's 'Landscape with Olive Tree' painted 1906

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