Tag Archives: stolen

Hole-in-the-wall thieves hit Tobu

Some ¥5 million worth of watches and other items were stolen before dawn Thursday from Tobu Department Store Co.’s Ikebukuro store in Tokyo, and the thieves apparently got in via a hole they cut in the outer wall of the seventh floor — a tactic similar to a heist in the Ginza district earlier this year for which a group in Hong Kong was charged, police said.

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5 Masterpieces Stolen In $123M Paris Museum Heist

AP) PARIS (AP) – A broken alarm system made it as easy as 1-2-3: A masked intruder clipped a padlock, smashed a window and stole a Picasso, a Matisse and three other masterpieces from a Paris museum Thursday – a $123 million haul that is one of the world’s biggest art heists.

Offloading the artwork may prove a tougher task, however, with Interpol and collectors worldwide now on high alert.

In what seemed like an art thief’s fantasy, the alarm system had been broken since March in parts of the Paris Museum of Modern Art, according to the city’s mayor, Bertrand Delanoe.

The museum, in a tony neighborhood across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, reopened in 2006 after spending $18 million (ýýý15 million) and two years upgrading its security system. Spare parts had been ordered to fix the alarm but had not yet arrived, the mayor said in a statement.

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Trucker busted with 260 stolen undies

truck of stolen undies

All the Stolen Undies

SAGA (Kyodo) Kenichi Ikeda of the city of Nagasaki has carried around three bags and a secret he could not tell his family at home — inside the bags were hundreds of women’s undergarments that he had stolen over 10 years, police said.

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Stolen truck used in ¥10 million jewelry store smash-and-grab

Crime scene of the Smash and Grab

Smash, grab: Thieves used a truck early Monday to smash their way into the Ebisu Jewelry Shop in Kobe before making off with some million worth of goods. KYODO PHOTO

And just a few months ago in Japan… a similar scene, more than familiar…

on 7th April 2009

KOBE (Kyodo) A stolen truck was used in a predawn smash-and-grab jewelry heist Monday in Kobe, police said.

The truck was slammed backward into the Ebisu Jewelry Shop in Chuo Ward at around 4:40 a.m., the police said. The suspects smashed display cases and stole ¥10 million worth of jewelry.

The store’s safe was untouched. The theft took two minutes to pull off, police said.

A passerby saw three men driving away in the truck, which was later found abandoned on a street about 200 meters southwest of the store. The police said the truck had been reported stolen from a local company.

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Bandits snatch $4m in armoured Van Heist

Lex Hall | April 21, 2009

Article from: The Australian

MASKED gunmen repeatedly fired shots after they ambushed an armoured van carrying up to $4 million from inside a Sydney security depot, in what is believed to be the nation’s biggest such hold-up.

Police are investigating whether the gang may have had inside help as the hold-up at Lane Cove is the second on a Chubb van on the city’s north shore. Bandits stole up to $2 million in a similar heist in North Sydney in February.

About 4am yesterday, guards from security company Chubb were ambushed inside the depot as they prepared to deliver up to $4 million to ATMs across the city.

A gang of armed men surrounded the three guards as they began work, forcing them to hand over their weapons.

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Thiefhunters in Paradise

Bob Arno - the Usual Suspect

Bob Arno - the Usual Suspect

You may know Bob Arno, the world’s greatest pick pocket but you may not know he has a blog… Thiefhunters in Paradise.

Ready to hit the road? Unsuspecting travelers face an obstacle course of scams, cons, and rip-offs. Opportunistic thieves lie in wait. Strategists create their own opportunities. Devilish scams are designed to divert your attention, even against your will. In the places people love to visit most, distract theft, con games, credit card scams, and identity theft have increased dramatically. Here’s a backdoor-perspective on the techniques of the most underhanded scoundrels. Why hunt thieves?

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Gallery: B.C.’s Most Wanted Car Thieves

Despite the success of the Bait Car program, car thieves continue to work across British Columbia. These are the ten most wanted, according to the RCMP.

#1: Ryan John Bellman - 26 yrs old, 54, 141lbs. Wanted in Richmond for possession of stolen property, Break and Enter. Alleged he attempted a home invasion and fled in a stolen vehicle belonging to an RCMP officer.

#1: Ryan John Bellman - 26 yrs old, 5'4", 141lbs. Wanted in Richmond for possession of stolen property, Break and Enter. Alleged he attempted a home invasion and fled in a stolen vehicle belonging to an RCMP officer.

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