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Brazen phone scammers terrorise Bulgaria's elderly

Bulgaria - From impersonating police to threatening to hurt loved ones, brazen Bulgarian gangs terrorise the elderly and rob them of their life savings with increasingly aggressive phone scams netting millions of euros.

Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau

Dachau - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site Wednesday.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who snatched five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday over one of the biggest art heists in recent years.

'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Paris - A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who stole five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for one of the most daring art heists in recent years.

Turk gets 8 years jail in theft of $55 mn in ATM hacks

Washington - A Turkish computer hacker who helped steal $55 million from ATM machines in dozens of countries using data from credit card issuers was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.

Apple axes service that lets you check if an iPhone was stolen

Apple has mysteriously removed an important online tool that let you check if an iPhone or iPad bought online had been stolen. Activation Lock's webpages now display "not found" errors and references to it have been deleted from support documents.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

Thieves cut hole in roof, go on theft spree at Target

Atlanta - Thieves in Atlanta went on an electronics theft spree after they gained entry into a Target store. They managed to get in by cutting a hole in the roof.

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

Munich - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

Venezuelan football team robbed at gunpoint

Caracas - Robbers hijacked the bus of a Venezuelan first-division football team and held the squad for more than two terrifying hours at gunpoint, even taking their clothes and footwear, the club said Monday.

Food crime reaches $50 billion per year

London - There are many types of crime and most are widely reported. One area that doesn’t get much exposure is food crime. This ‘hidden’ area results losses to the food sector of up to $50 billion per year. We take a look at the issue.

Paris thieves steal 3 mn euros in luxury watches

Paris - Two safes containing luxury watches worth three million euros ($3.3 million) have been stolen from a Paris warehouse, police sources said Monday.

Athens to hide sculptures after busts go missing

Atenas - Athens is to store away dozens of outdoor sculptures after five brass busts went missing last month and a marble statue was vandalised, officials have said.

French elite forces down burgers to foil McHeist

Besan - When two men decided to rob a McDonald's in eastern France they hadn't expected to come face to face with a table of hungry soldiers from an elite military force.

Precious U.S. stamp found six decades after its theft

New York - A rare US stamp known as the "Inverted Jenny" has been recovered 61 years after its theft.The stamp was officially donated Thursday to the American Philatelic Research Library (APRL), according to a release from the US Attorney's office in New York.

Masterpieces lost in Italy museum heist recovered in Ukraine

Rome - Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy's culture minister said Wednesday."It is a great day," the minister, Dario Franceschini, said in a statement.

Former letter carrier stole over $440,000 in tax refund cheques

Camden - A 47-year-old former New Jersey postal worker was part of a sophisticated conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government of money.

Gallery of fake paintings opens in Argentina

Buenos Aires - The paintings in Buenos Aires' newest gallery may look like the work of great artists, but they are actually rip-offs -- and the exhibition's organizers want you to know it.

Paris auction house porters on trial for stealing 250 tonnes of valuables

Paris - Porters from Paris' most famous auction house went on trial Monday, accused of systematically stealing 250 tonnes of valuable antiques, jewels and artworks, including a Chagall painting and rare Ming dynasty porcelain.

Man in wheelchair robs Croatian bank: Report

Zagreb - A Croatian man in a wheelchair robbed a bank after passers-by helped him to enter the premises, local media reported Friday."I have a bomb!

Germany tries three migrants for thefts in New Year chaos

Cologne - German courts Wednesday tried three North African men for crimes committed on New Year's Eve in Cologne when hundreds of women reported being sexually assaulted or robbed.

Disneyland Paris pickpockets traced to source — Romania

Paris - A joint operation by Romania and France against pickpockets targeting visitors to Disneyland Paris and other French tourist sites has borne fruit, nabbing the ringleaders and exposing their methods.

'Picasso' painting seized in Turkey dismissed as fake

Paris - A painting seized by Turkish authorities that was reported to be a stolen Picasso is a fake, the Picasso Administration, charged with managing the artist's estate, said on Monday.

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul: Report

Ankara - Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Saturday.

Oh my Gouda! Dutch cheeses hit by spate of thefts

Den Haag - Dutch cheese makers have been hit by a spate of top-end cheese thefts, prompting a dairy federation to warn farmers Friday to beef up security around their storerooms.

Alleged criminal re-arrested for stealing to pay legal fees

Edgewater - Some learn the hard way. A 27-year-old Edgewater man who was arrested for allegedly running a stolen gift card ring, was jailed a second time after posting bail, when he attempted to sell an additional 1,000 gift cards to pay his legal fees.

Irish police go hi-tech to combat Christmas tree thieves

Newtownmountkennedy - Fed up with roaming gangs stealing their Christmas trees, farmers and police in Ireland have turned to smartphones and helicopter patrols to ensure they can keep delivering festive cheer to customers.

Retailer Sports Direct searches staff on their own time

A major British employer, Sports Direct, is conducting extensive searches of its employees as they leave its premises (in case of the employee theft). The searches take place outside of paid work time.
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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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