Theft

  • Elderly couple found murdered at their residence 16-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Bodies of an elderly couple bearing serious head injuries have been found in Talwandi area in Kota, police said on Wednesday. 60-year-old businessman Rajendra Agrawal and his wife Geeta, 55, were found dead in one of the rooms of their house. A case of theft and murder is being suspected,...
  • Apple, Samsung join smartphone anti-theft initiative, agree to provide a pre-loaded anti-theft tool on smartphones 16-04-2014 10:26 AM

    San Francisco: A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. CTIA-The Wireless Association announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple Inc., Samsung...
  • Officials praise Samsung Galaxy S5's antitheft features 05-04-2014 11:47 AM

    New York: A move by Samsung to include free anti-theft features on its Galaxy S5 smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless and US Cellular won praise on Friday by two US members of an international coalition aimed at combating robberies involving smartphones. The new features allow Galaxy S5 users to track...
  • Police arrest four, recover mobile phones worth Rs 90 lakh 26-03-2014 08:25 PM

    A driver, who decamped with his employer's tempo carrying mobile phones worth Rs 1 crore, was arrested along his three accomplices in Masuri area Ghaziabad, police said on Wednesday. The arrested have been identified as Avdesh Kumar, a resident of Farrukhabad, UP, inod, Ashok, residents of Mahipal area of Delhi,...
  • Thane students device gadget to protect house from theft 21-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Thane: A group of six teenagers in Thane claim to have devised a gadget that will protect a house from theft when its residents are away. The gadget, named 'Robo Nandi', will immediately get activated and send an alert message on a person's registered mobile number if anybody tries to...
  • Gang of highway robbers busted, 10 arrested 07-03-2014 05:12 PM

    With the arrest of 10 personsfrom Muradnagar area in Ghaziabad, the police on Friday claimed to have busteda gang of robbers targeting trucks on national highways acrossthe district.A looted truck, three stolen motorcycles, fourcountry-made pistols and four live cartridges were seized fromtheir possession, a senior police official said. The accused...
  • Gang which robbed luxury cars on Delhi-Jaipur highway busted, 3 arrested 05-03-2014 09:42 AM

    Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of highway robbers, involved in robbing luxury cars, by arresting three of its members in Rajasthan's Alwar district. The three accused identified as Imran, Saikul and Saddam, aged 25-25 years, were involved in robbing luxury cars on Jaipur-Delhi highway highway and...
  • Silver ornaments, cash stolen from temple in Ramnagar 02-03-2014 05:13 PM

    Ten silver "chhatra" (umbrella), A silver glass and Rs 6,500 cash was looted by unidentified persons from a temple in Ramnagar area, police said on Sunday. The robbery took place at Adarsh Mandir in Jaipuron Friday night when the robbers broke open the temple's lock, police said, adding, a sum...
  • Crime on the rise in Noida, 7 robberies reported in three hours 27-02-2014 07:29 AM

    Police was left in a tizzy after it received complaints regarding seven robberies that took place in a span of three hours in different parts of the city. At least seven robberies took place on Tuesday night in the city, Noida police said. Delhi resident V Tiwari, a bank employee,...
  • Teenage burglar who stole a cop's service weapon and ammunition gets caught after losing his wallet while trying to escape 20-02-2014 01:04 PM

    Dallas: Authorities say a teenager who burglarised a Dallas police officer's apartment, taking his service weapon and ammunition, was apprehended after he lost his wallet as he fled. Police reports say two witnesses chased 18-year-old Adrian Jimmerson when he was seen Feb. 13 carrying a pillowcase full of items. The...
  • Driver kills former BSP leader's wife, father-in-law in a loot bid 14-02-2014 03:16 PM

    A former BSP leader's wife and father-in-law were allegedly murdered by their car driver in a loot bid in Gayatri Nagar colony in Cantt area in Varanasi, police said. Former BSP leader Amirchand Patel's wife Hirawati Devi(50) and father-in-law Kharpattu Patel (70) were killed by their car driver Ajit, on...
  • 11 get life imprisonment in 2010 bank theft case 14-02-2014 08:13 AM

    A district court on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to 11 persons, including three women, in a case of theft of Rs 5.24 lakh from a Gramin Bank here four years ago. Additional District and Session judge Manmohan Saran Lal also imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 on each. The 11,...
  • Two men charged in Wisconsin theft of Stradivarius violin 08-02-2014 10:55 AM

    Two Wisconsin men were charged Friday with stealing a rare Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars from a concert violinist in late January, prosecutors said. The violin, which was made in 1715 and had an appraised value of $5 million for insurance purposes, was recovered late Wednesday from a Milwaukee...
  • 2 men rob UCO Bank in broad daylight, flee with Rs 50 lakh cash 03-02-2014 03:17 PM

    In a daring broad daylight robbery, armed robbers on Monday looted Rs 50 lakh from the UCO Bank at Chhaurahi branch under Chhaurahi police outpost in Bihar's Begusarai district, a police officer said. Two robbers riding on a motorcycle intercepted the UCO Bank's van near its branch office and shot...
  • Fossilised dinosaur eggs allegedly stolen from museum 03-02-2014 07:48 AM

    Fossilised dinosaur eggs preserved at Fossil Park 'Ashmedha' near the historic Mandu town in Dhardistrict were allegedly stolen by some unidentified persons, a senior police official said in Dhar on Sunday. A case has been registered against unidentified persons under Section 498 and Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code...
  • ATM machine with Rs 20 lakh cash stolen 25-01-2014 05:30 PM

    An ATM machine was stolen from its cabin along with the money in it estimated to be Rs 20 lakhs in Sikar district of Rajasthan. The machine, belonging to State Bank of India installed in a cabin at Dhol road, was found missing on Sunday morning, Sikar SP, Haidar Ali...
  • Armed men rob Dehradun-bound train passengers of cash, valuables 20-01-2014 01:30 PM

    Armed robbers looted cash and valuables from some passengers on board a train in Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Monday. "The robbers looted passengers travelling on Delhi-Dehradun special train when it stopped on Sunday night at the outer signal of Mansoorpur railway station on the Delhi-Saharanpur track," Deputy Superintendent of...
  • 4 men allegedly try to strangulate SDO of UPPCL for anti power-theft campaign 17-01-2014 01:48 PM

    Four persons allegedly tried to strangulate a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) for running anti power-theft campaign. An FIR has been registered against the four accused in this regard. The FIR was lodged against Shakil Mohammad and three others, who allegedly tried to strangulate SDO...
  • Three arrested for stealing idols from temples in Rajasthan 08-01-2014 09:00 PM

    Three youths allegedly involved in stealing precious idols from several temples in the state were arrested in Bundion Wednesday. Five stolen idols of Lord Krishana, Radha, Bajranjbali, Saligram and other articles of temples were recovered from the three accused, all in 20s, police said. The three accused -- Tanwar Singh...
  • Chennai: 15-year-old accused of theft shot at by policeman, critical 08-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Chennai: A 15-year-old suffered serious injuries after he was shot at in the neck by a policeman during questioning. The boy, Thameem Ansari, was being questioned at a Chennai police station for a theft when the service revolved belonging to an inspector went off. Senior officers disclosed that the careless...
  • 'Wind dragons' to check power cable theft 06-01-2014 07:59 AM

    With the cases of power cabletheft on the rise, the Rajasthan Police have appointed "winddragons" -- a dedicated force who will keep round-the-clockvigil in the border district of Jaisalmer -- to check thecrime.About 120 Home Guards, called "wind dragons", have beenappointed in the area of Sujlone Energy Ltd, Jaisalmer SPHemant...
  • Two vehicle thieves arrested, 13 motorcycles recovered 04-01-2014 08:41 PM

    Two teenagers, who allegedly stole vehicles, were arrested and 13 motorcycles and two cars were recovered at their behest in Jaipur, police said on Saturday. Ratan and Raju, both aged 19, who allegedly stole vehicles, were arrested on Friday, they said. Thirteen motorcycles and two cars were recovered at their...
  • Police bust gang of inter-state vehicle lifters, recover six vehicles 02-01-2014 09:18 AM

    Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters with the arrest of five persons in the district. The accused were arrested frin Lisadi police station area of the district and six vehicles were recovered from their possession late Tuesday night, police said. The vehicles included...
  • Police bust gang of car thieves, recover 12 vehicles 01-01-2014 08:09 AM

    Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of auto thieves with the arrest of four persons and the recovery of 12 stolen cars. Mohit, Sumit, Rupesh and Ranjit, who were active in the NCR, were arrested in sector 37 here last night, Circle Officer Shiv Ram Yadav said....
  • Villagers lynch boy for stealing tobacco, phone recharge coupon 30-12-2013 09:20 AM

    A 14-year-old boy died and another was injured after they were mercilessly beaten up by a mob, led by a deputy sarpanch, which accused them of theft at Thari village in Bihar's Purnia district on Sunday, police said. Accusing the duo of stealing 'gutkha' (tobacco) and a phone recharge coupon...
  • Two thieves arrested, several stolen gadgets seized 20-12-2013 10:46 PM

    Two alleged thieves were on Fridayarrested from the Siyani Gate area of the Ghaziabad andseveral stolen mobile phones and other gadgets were seizedfrom them, police said. Ashwani, a resident of Siyani Gate area, and Aneesh, aresident of Bombay Colony of the district, were arrested on Thursdaynight when they were planning...
  • Guests at wedding party beat up thieves in Bulandshahr; 1 dead, 1 critical 18-12-2013 05:16 PM

    An alleged thief was lynched byguests at a marriage party when he was trying to steal amotorcycle in Khurja town near Bulandshahr, police said on Wednesday. The thief was killed, while his accomplish severelyinjured when stones were pelted at them by the marriage partyguests on Tuesday, SHO K N Mishra...
  • 1 in every 14 Americans a victim of identity theft 13-12-2013 03:35 PM

    Washington: The US government says 1 out of every 14 Americans age 16 or older was a target or a victim of identity theft, a crime imposing a heavy emotional toll on many of its victims. According to a national household survey of 70,000 people issued by the Bureau of...
  • Angry mob injures three policemen, helps miscreant flee from custody 11-12-2013 03:08 PM

    At least three police personnel were injured after locals turned violent and indulged in brick-batting at Sonari police station in Jamshedpur on Wednesday, police said. A large crowd of Tiloo Bhatta locality had assembled in front of the police station to stage demonstration demanding action against a private security guard...
  • 5-century-old idol of Krishna and Radha stolen from a temple during marriage ceremony 09-12-2013 10:02 AM

    A five-century-old idol of Lord Krishna and Radha was allegedly stolen from a temple in Saket village in Mathura on Sunday, police said. The theft took place while a marriage was taking place in the village and the residents were engrossed in the celebrations, said SSP Gulab Singh. Two teams...