THIEVES

  • Ingenious thieves use jackfruit sap to steal money from ATMs October 8, 2014

    Manila: Philippine thieves have been using low-tech sticky tree sap to rob high-tech cash dispenser machines in banks, police said Tuesday. Jackfruit sap is daubed on a metal bar that thieves insert into the card slot of automated teller machines, said a suburban Manila police spokesman Inspector Edwin Malabanan. Whenever a person...
  • Thieves steal 75 kg tomatoes from a vegetable market in Dausa August 3, 2014

    Jaipur: With tomato price hitting the roof, the vegetable has become a very prized possession. A group of thieves ransacked 21 shops at a local vegetable market in Dausa and stole 75 kg of tomatoes and an electronic weighing scale on Wednesday night. The strange part is that the burglars did...
  • Crime on the rise in Noida, 7 robberies reported in three hours February 27, 2014

    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, was...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church January 27, 2014

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called the...
  • Two vehicle thieves arrested, 13 motorcycles recovered January 4, 2014

    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 instance, police...
  • Two thieves arrested, several stolen gadgets seized December 20, 2013

    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 to...
  • Guests at wedding party beat up thieves in Bulandshahr; 1 dead, 1 critical December 18, 2013

    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 said. The...
  • Paul Walker's crashed car part stolen, thieves caught December 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: Two men have been accused of reportedly stealing a part off the Porche GT car in which actor Paul Walker died. The thieves allegedly made off with a Ttop from the roof of the Porsche Carrera GT while it was being towed from the accident site to an impound...
  • Asif Ali croons for Malayalam film 'Bicycle Thieves' November 29, 2013

    Taking a cue from his contemporaries like Dulqar Salman and Prithiviraj who are into playback singing, Asif Ali has also crooned 'Aayiram Kannumayi' song for his upcoming film 'Bicycle Thieves'. The actor, who is known for his films like 'Honey Bee' and 'Salt and Pepper', has just sung four lines...
  • Venezuela hair robbers target women with long strands August 8, 2013

    If you're in Venezuela, guard you hair. Letting your hair down can make you a target for criminals. Thieves are targeting women with long hair in order to sell the hair to beauty salons. The thieves grab the victims by the hair, pull out a pair of scissors, and cut...
  • Liquor smuggler, 2 thieves arrested in separate incidents July 30, 2013

    A man has been arrested in Noida for allegedly smuggling liquor and 18 bottles of alcohol were recovered from him, police said on Tuesday. Babu Ram was arrested on Monday, police said. In another incident, Anil and Devraj were arrested by the Sector 24 police and a stolen motorcycle was recovered...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Homes being looted, thieves target those dead June 25, 2013

    Gaurikund: Survivors in Uttarakhand, who have borne the brunt of nature's fury, are dealing with the worst of human nature, from being overcharged for supplies, to now having their abandoned homes looted. Thieves are not even sparing those who have perished in the disaster. Once bustling with tourists, today the...
  • London: Six men in burqa steal $ 1.52 mn worth watches June 8, 2013

    London: Six men dressed in burqas, who carried out a daring Hollywoodstyle robbery at one of London's most iconic department stores, stole watches worth an estimated $1.52 million, the Scotland Yard has said. The men, who were disguised in 'burqas', smashed glass cabinets and filled holdalls with highvalue watches in...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Farmer mowed down by fleeing thieves April 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: A gang of thieves, fleeing in a vehicle after stealing sheep of a 45yearold farmer, allegedly ran him over after he tried to stop them in Shamsabad area in Hyderabad on Sunday. M Malaiah, who tried to stop the thieves from escaping in their vehicle, was dragged to some...
  • Police arrests two gangs of inter-state vehicle thieves March 11, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Police on Sunday claimed to have busted two separate gangs of vehicle thieves with the arrest of five persons and recovery of eight cars, 20 motorcycles and a country made pistol. Three members of an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves were arrested from Khadkhadi Phatak in Loni area while two...
  • Delhi: 2 men attack 82yearold woman, rob her; no arrests yet January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: An 82yearold woman was attacked and robbed at her South Delhi residence on Wednesday. Two men, pretending to be courier delivery boys, forced their way into the house. The victim is the mother of India's deputy envoy to the UN Manjiv Puri. The robbers decamped with Rs 20,000 cash...
  • Facebook posts and tweets proving a helping hand for thieves October 9, 2012

    London: Tweeting about your holiday antics could just be the green light a burglar needs to break into your house! More than a third of people lay their house open to burglars by telling the world on Twitter or Facebook that they are going on a holiday, a study has...
  • UP: Engineering student leads gang of auto thieves June 3, 2012

    Lucknow: Police have busted a gang of vehicle thieves headed by an engineering student in Uttar Pradesh. The gang used to lift luxury cars from Noida, adjoining Delhi, and sell them in Gorakhpur and Bihar, a police official said on Saturday. A Honda City car was seized from the student. The police stumbled...
  • Kanpur: thieves stealing bike caught on camera March 23, 2012

    In Kanpur a vehicle theft was caught on CCTV and police are on the hunt for the thieves who were seen standing next to a bike, climbing on to it and driving it away.. ...
  • Will not align with criminals, thieves, vows Rahul February 5, 2012

    Varanasi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asserted that he was content with his party being out of power in Uttar Pradesh but would not join hands with any undesirable elements. "We will not align with criminals and thieves at any cost," he said at an election rally in Pindra,...
  • Thieves steal BMW from Detroit auto show January 14, 2011

    Detroit: When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn't exactly what they meant. Two thieves drove away in a brand new $94,000 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan on Wednesday night that was left idling outside...
  • Trapped burglars call police for help January 14, 2011

    Berlin: Two wouldbe thieves called in their own crime to police in Germany after they could not escape from a brokendown elevator over the weekend, police said in a statement. "This sounds really dumb," one of the thieves told police in Cologne over the elevator's emergency phone, "But I'm afraid that...
  • Kostova's "The Swan Thieves" is vividly real November 29, 2010

    Heres the deal: If an author writes a first book that is remarkable and outstanding, so much so that words do not seem enough to describe what the book does to you, and then the same author writes a second book, the second book somehow does not seem to measure...
  • DU girl student ran a gang of thieves, arrested September 25, 2010

    New Delhi: A 21yearold Delhi University female student has been arrested for running a gang of thieves. The gang stole at least Rs 2 crore worth of goods. The gang of seven robbers was arrested in Ghaziabad. The accused student identified as Mansi is studying B Com at the Delhi University....
  • Thieves steal Rs 80 lakh from Hema Malini's home March 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Cash and gold jewellery worth nearly Rs 80 lakh were stolen from film actor Hema Malini's house here, police said on Sunday. The actor came to know about the theft on Sunday. The house in northwest Mumbai was burgled on Saturday, an official of Dindoshi police station said. Police said a...
  • Woman thieves caught on CCTV January 22, 2010

    Two women stole 12 chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh from a jewelery shop in west Delhi. The entire act was caught on camera. Police is now on the lookout for the two women. ...
  • Car thieves run out of luck after 1000 cars in 15 yrs May 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The crime branch of the Delhi Police has arrested nine members of a very active and notorious gang of car theives. It is now known that this gang was reponsible for stealing more than 1000 cars in the last fifteen years. One of the accused, Ravi who is aged...
  • Cops nab robbers who fled with victims' clothes May 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have solved over 50 cases of robbery with the arrest of three men who would loot their victims of all their belongings and leave them naked. Police recovered two illegallymade pistols, bullets and four mobile phones from the robbers. "The accused Rajesh, Mukesh and...
  • No posing this: women filmed stealing necklace March 13, 2009

    New Delhi: A woman and her daughter thought they had duped all when they walked out of a jewellery shop in Delhi after stealing a necklace worth Rs one lakh. They did fool the shops managers but the not the cameras. The two women came to the jewellery shop in Rohini...
  • 7 inmates murdered, several injured in Guatemala November 24, 2008

    Guatamela: Seven inmates were murdered, most of them beheaded, in a brutal prison fight between gang members in Guatemala on Saturday, authorities said. Prisoners at the Pavoncito prison, in the town of Fraijanes, 43 miles (70 km) south of the capital, mutilated and decapitated five rivals, putting a head...