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Someone Just Stole a Lot of Bull Semen

Cops in Northern Ireland probe theft of cryogenic storage tanks used for artificial insemination

(Newser) - Police in Northern Ireland are on the hunt for a "large quantity" of stolen bull semen. Two cryogenic storage tanks holding cattle sperm were stolen from a farm in the village of Clogher, part of County Tyrone, sometime between 3pm on Oct. 21 and 1pm on Oct. 23, Newsweek...

USPS Crackdown on Crime Leads to 600 Arrests

And those mail theft, carrier robbery busts are just since May

(Newser) - Mail carriers don't have to just worry about ornery dogs and slippery sidewalks: They've also got criminals to contend with, and more than you may think. The US Postal Service announced that over the past six months alone, more than 600 arrests have been made tied to mail...

Thieves Who Allegedly Swiped 2M Dimes Indicted

Feds say the men stole $235K in 10-cent coins off of a tractor-trailer from the US Mint

(Newser) - Federal authorities have released more details and unsealed charges in the theft of more than 2 million dimes earlier this year from a tractor-trailer that had picked up the coins from the US Mint in Philadelphia. The truck driver was bound for Miami when he pulled into a parking lot...

One of These 'Mannequins' Is Not Like the Others

Warsaw police nab alleged thief who robbed shopping mall after posing as dummy

(Newser) - Polish cops say they've nabbed an alleged thief who stayed late at shopping malls, at one point concealing himself as a mannequin in a store window. Authorities released a photo of the unnamed 22-year-old standing still, with an outstretched arm holding a shopping bag, in front of a row...

Police: Thieves Took Off With $1.6M of Distributor's Booze

Warrant says thousands of cases of liquor were crammed into tractor trailers in Florida on July 8

(Newser) - Republic National Distributing Company bills itself as "one of the nation's leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors," a description that may have caught the eye of a band of burglars in Florida. CNN reports that an investigation is now in progress after thieves crammed upward of $1.6...

Cops: Pastor Made Unusual Request of His Rehab Patients

Prosecutors say he had them steal tools from Home Depot, which he then resold online

(Newser) - A Florida pastor who ran a drug recovery program also had an unexpected and lucrative side hustle, according to prosecutors. They say Robert Dell asked people in his program to steal tools from Home Depot, which he then resold on eBay, reports the Wall Street Journal . The alleged crime ring...

Cops: She Stole Car for Stripper Interview, Hoped for Impunity

Kasia Shelton reportedly thought her arrest was a 'joke' as the vehicle was recovered

(Newser) - An Indiana woman seemed to think she did nothing wrong despite stealing a car in order to travel to an interview for a stripper job, police say. Confronted by police, Kasia Shelton, 20, "acted like this whole thing was a joke" and "did not understand what she was...

&#39;Criminal Opportunists&#39; Blamed for Philadelphia Looting Spree
Looting Continues
in Philadelphia

Looting Continues in Philadelphia

Six more arrested after at least eight businesses were hit

(Newser) - The looting in Philadelphia continues. At least eight businesses were burglarized overnight, resulting in six more arrests, say police, per NBC News . That brings to nearly 60 the number of arrests when combined with Tuesday night. The businesses raided Wednesday night included a Walmart, a Family Dollar, and an Auto...

Cops: 10-Year-Old Skipped School to Rob Luxury Store

Boy is youngest member of gang that allegedly raided watch store in Hong Kong

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy in Hong Kong is one of four people arrested over a robbery at a luxury watch store. Police say 20 watches worth a total of almost $500,000 in US dollars were stolen in the Monday robbery in Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district, RTHK reports. A...

Retailers: Theft Is Killing Our Bottom Lines

Target expects to lose up to $1B this year due to 'shrink,' also taking a toll on Dollar Tree, Kohl's

(Newser) - Dollar Tree is the latest company to partly blame theft for plunging profits. The company's gross profit margin fell to 29.8% last quarter from 32.7% a year earlier, CEO Richard Dreiling and CFO Jeffrey Davis told Wall Street analysts on Thursday, per CNN . They attributed much of...

Dick's Sporting Goods: Shoplifters Are Killing Us

Retailer posts lousy earnings reports, blames rising theft as a big reason

(Newser) - Dick's Sporting Goods posted weak second-quarter numbers on Tuesday—and it placed a large share of the blame on shoplifters. The retailer missed Wall Street forecasts as it reported a 23% plunge in profits for the quarter, reports CNBC , and shares in the company were down nearly 25% at...

Stolen Jewelry Worth Up to $65K Popped Up on eBay for $50

Onyx piece taken from British Museum was listed on auction site in 2016; ex-curator is main suspect

(Newser) - Jewelry stolen over time from the British Museum—allegedly by a former staffer who'd worked there for decades—have been popping on eBay, with the person hawking the pieces trying to dump them for a tiny fraction of their value, reports the Telegraph . The precious items missing from the...

Retired Professor Charged With Stealing Jewels From the Rich

Lawrence Gray is accused of selling at least seven rare and valuable stolen items

(Newser) - A retired political science professor who traveled in Washington's elite social circles pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he stole tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry from his wealthy acquaintances. Lawrence Gray sold at least seven rare and valuable stolen items, including diamond earrings, a pink...

Wine Theft Was Like 'Something Out of Ocean's Eleven'

Some $600K of fine wine was stolen from Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice, California

(Newser) - Nazmul Haque Helal had gotten burglary alarm notifications on his phone before, but they had all been false alarms. The alerts that came in on June 30 weren't, and what he found when he arrived at his wine shop in Venice, California, just before 5am chilled him: Some 600...

Cross That Benedict Donated to German Parish Is Stolen

Unknown thieves broke into Bavarian church on Monday, lifted pectoral cross from display case

(Newser) - A cross bequeathed by the late Pope Benedict XVI to a parish in his German home region of Bavaria has been stolen from the church where it was exhibited, police said Tuesday. A display case on the wall of the town church in Traunstein was broken open by unknown perpetrators...

Thieves Make Honeymoon Tragedy Even Worse

Couple's belongings were stolen after husband drowned at Hawaii beach

(Newser) - A California man on his honeymoon died in a snorkeling accident in Hawaii—and while rescuers were fighting to revive him on an Oahu beach, somebody made his wife's day even worse. A witness tells KHON2 that a thief snatched the wife's belongings while rescuers were performing CPR...

After Cops Arrested 6, the Arrests Kept Coming
After Cops Arrested 6,
the Arrests Kept Coming
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After Cops Arrested 6, the Arrests Kept Coming

Auto theft case goes off the rails after guardian for detained juveniles shows up in a stolen car

(Newser) - An auto theft case in Maryland took a wild turn after the guardian of four detained juveniles who came to the police station to pick them up was arrested as well. KOMO reports that on May 16, cops ran a check on two occupied Hyundais parked in a business lot...

Petty Family Notches Small Victory in Auction Kerfuffle

Singer's items temporarily taken out of sale block while auction house investigates theft claims

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Tom Petty's family put an auction house on blast and warned fans not to purchase the late singer's items in an ongoing sale, claiming that property had been stolen out of a secured storage site. By Thursday, RR Auction had pulled the memorabilia temporarily from the...

Santos Admits to Using Stolen Checks
Santos Admits to
Using Stolen Checks

Santos Admits to Using Stolen Checks

Congressman signs confession over 2008 theft in Brazil, will pay fine to avoid prosecution

(Newser) - George Santos has admitted to forging stolen checks in Brazil more than a decade ago and will pay nearly $5,000 to settle the criminal case that has followed him ever since. A day after pleading not guilty to numerous financial crimes in the US, the embattled congressman appeared for...

Feds: Twitter Hacker Left 'Impressive Trail of Destruction'

UK man pleads guilty to scheme that targeted accounts of 130-plus names, including Musk, Biden

(Newser) - A UK man arrested in Spain two summers ago and accused of hacking into the Twitter accounts of some big names—including the current owner of the platform himself—has pleaded guilty to the plot, which also involved the theft of a hefty amount of crypto. On Tuesday, the US...

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