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$7 Flea Market Painting is Stolen Renoir

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A painting bought in a West Virginia flea market for $7 along with a toy doll and a plastic cow turns out to be a stolen Renoir worth at least $75,000. The FBI is investigating how the valuable piece of art wound up in a roadside rummage sale in the hills of West Virginia. The […]

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US Sets Plan to Block Reuse of Stolen Cellphones

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is creating a computerized list of stolen cellphones, part of a new campaign to curb their theft. Cellphone use is widespread in the United States, but theft of the costly handheld devices is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world’s largest economy. But the government’s Federal Communications Commission says it […]

Rubens Stolen in Belgium, Found in Greece

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek officials say police have recovered a valuable 17th century painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, which was stolen a decade ago in Belgium. Two Greeks have been arrested in the operation when they allegedly tried to sell the work to undercover police agents. A culture ministry statement says the artwork was stolen in […]

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Two Rare Chinese Sculptures Are Stolen

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the theft of two ancient Chinese head sculptures from a private collection. The two sculptures, valued at about $800,000 each, had been stored at an undisclosed location in the wealthy coastal town of Westport. Police have not said exactly when they were stolen. The sandstone sculptures are between 800 and […]

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Missile Warheads Stolen From Romanian Train

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Romanian military authorities are investigating the theft of missile warheads from a train carrying military equipment from Romania to Bulgaria. Railway workers noticed Saturday the seals of a railway car were broken when the train arrived in the town of Giurgui (Romania), near the border with Bulgaria. An investigation showed that four boxes of military […]

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Stolen Picasso Recovered, Suspect Arrested

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police have recovered a valuable drawing by Pablo Picasso and arrested the man they say had walked off with it in broad daylight. Police announced Thursday they had arrested Mark Lugo at a hotel room in the town of Napa, in California. Authorities said they also found the missing artwork, “Tete de Femme,” stripped from […]

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Picasso Drawing Stolen in Broad Daylight

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A valuable drawing by the famous artist Pablo Picasso has been stolen from an art gallery in the western U.S. city of San Francisco. Gallery owners told police the brazen theft happened Tuesday, when a man in dark glasses walked off with the drawing, called “Tete de Femme,” in the middle of the day while […]

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