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5 Guilty in Notorious
Dresden Jewel Heist
May 16, 2023 1:30 PM CDT
5 Guilty in Notorious Dresden Jewel Heist
All 5, from Germany's Remmo organized crime clan, acted with 'considerable criminal energy'
- On Nov. 25, 2019, several men broke into Germany's Green Vault, inside Dresden's Royal Palace, and absconded with roughly $129 million in 18th-century jewels in what the BBC calls "a meticulously planned heist." On Tuesday, a German court convicted five men of said heist on charges...
3 Years After Stunning Heist,
Big News From Authorities
Dec 17, 2022 9:00 AM CST
3 Years After Stunning Heist, Big News From Authorities
German officials say 'significant part' of treasures stolen from Green Vault museum have been found
- German authorities said Saturday that they've recovered a significant part of the 18th-century treasures stolen from Dresden's Green Vault museum in a spectacular break-in more than three years ago. Prosecutors and police said in a statement that they secured 31 items in Berlin overnight, including "several pieces...
'It's a Complete Catastrophe':
Ancient Coins Stolen in Heist
Nov 23, 2022 3:15 PM CST
'It's a Complete Catastrophe': Ancient Coins Stolen in Heist
Theft occurred at Germany's Celtic and Roman Museum
- The Celtic and Roman Museum has lost its most precious treasure. The
New York Times
reports 483 ancient gold coins thought to be worth $1.7 million were on Tuesday morning discovered stolen from the museum, located in Manching, Germany. "It's a complete catastrophe," said mayor Herbert...
The Trial Begins, but the
Jewels Are Still Missing
Jan 28, 2022 4:17 PM CST
The Trial Begins, but the Jewels Are Still Missing
Six men are accused in the notorious 2019 'Green Vault' heist in Germany
- Six men went on trial Friday in Germany over a spectacular theft of 18th-century treasures from Dresden’s Green Vault Museum in 2019, the AP reports. (Read about the wild heist details here .) The defendants, aged 23 to 28, appeared before a regional court in the eastern German city...
Story of Spectacular Heist Has
Never Been Told Like This
Aug 28, 2021 3:35 PM CDT
Story of Spectacular Heist Has Never Been Told Like This
'GQ' goes deep into the Green Vault heist
- There's a good chance you heard about the Green Vault heist , a spectacular theft of jewels in Dresden, Germany, in 2019. But you definitely haven't heard about it like Joshua Hammer tells it. In a lengthy piece for
he goes deep into the billion-dollar crime, the suspects,...
Man in Suit, Tie Carries Out
'Daring' Paris Jewel Heist
Jul 28, 2021 11:20 AM CDT
Man in Suit, Tie Carries Out 'Daring' Paris Jewel Heist
Suspect hit one of France's oldest jewelers
- Jean-Claude Van Damme's first credited film role was a brief appearance in a movie about a jewel heist. Life seemed to imitate art Tuesday in Paris, where a jewel heist was carried out while would-be witnesses at an adjacent cafe happened to be distracted by Van Damme, who was...
Prosecutors: 4 Guards Were
In On $1.1B Jewel Heist
Mar 10, 2020 6:21 AM CDT
Prosecutors: 4 Guards Were In On $1.1B Jewel Heist
4 guards under the microscope for suspected role in November's Green Vault break-in in Germany
- Seven people in total are believed to have been involved in November's brazen jewelry heist from Dresden's Green Vault, and four of them may have been security guards in on the scheme. The
reports that two of the suspects were working at the museum on Nov. 25,...
How Expert Jewel Thieves
Got Taken Down—Twice
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 22, 2019 10:25 AM CST
How Expert Jewel Thieves Got Taken Down—Twice
A retired Florida police detective realized the men were back at it ... again
- The crimes were nearly perfect: Over six years beginning in 2011, small-town jewelry stores in Florida, generally located in strip malls, were hit. Their alarm systems were taken out with an electronic jamming device, the stores were accessed by cutting a "door" through the wall of a neighboring store'...
Authorities Have One Big
Fear After Brazen Jewel Heist
Nov 26, 2019 4:51 PM CST
Authorities Have One Big Fear After Brazen Jewel Heist
Pieces are so recognizable they might be melted down and lost forever
- The historic jewelry stolen during this week's brazen vault heist in Germany is so distinctive that thieves would likely have a hard time finding a buyer. But authorities at Dresden's Green Vault aren't too happy about that, reports the BBC . Instead, they're worried the thieves will...
NYC Cops: We Nabbed
Elderly Man Wanted for Years
Sep 6, 2019 7:05 AM CDT
NYC Cops: We Nabbed Elderly Man Wanted for Years
Cops say octogenarian Samuel Sabatino would break into luxury apartments over summer break
- It was the "unassuming demeanor, simple clothes, and large glasses" that police say helped the elderly man pull off his heists: more than $400,000 in jewelry and watches allegedly taken from New York City apartments over the past five years. The
New York Times
reports Samuel Sabatino, variously...
Video Captures Brazen
Jewel Heist in Broad Daylight
Aug 27, 2019 5:17 PM CDT
Video Captures Brazen Jewel Heist in Broad Daylight
3 suspects made off with an estimated $4M in jewelry in Manhattan
- A brazen daylight heist was caught on surveillance video in Manhattan Sunday, where three men entered "celebrity jeweler" Avianne & Co. around noon and walked out with an estimated $4 million in jewelry in what CBS New York calls a "Hollywood-style robbery." The men posed as customers...
A Trash Bin Is
No Place for a
Crown, and Yet...
Feb 6, 2019 9:55 AM CST
A Trash Bin Is No Place for a Crown, and Yet...
Stolen crown jewels reportedly found atop bin in Sweden
- When some of Sweden's royal jewels were stolen last July , a police official predicted they would be "recovered sooner or later, because there are very few people who are prepared to handle such items." Apparently, sooner. The trial of a man accused of stealing a bicycle and...
Steps From Kim Kardashian
Robbery, Thieves Hit a Princess
Sep 11, 2018 8:07 AM CDT
Steps From Kim Kardashian Robbery, Thieves Hit a Princess
Saudi princess says $925K worth of jewels was stolen from her Paris hotel suite
- Police have stepped up their presence in a Paris neighborhood ever since Kim Kardashian endured a frightening jewel robbery in her hotel there in 2016. That didn't stop another apparent heist on Friday afternoon from the Paris Ritz, where an unnamed Saudi princess said jewels worth more than $925,...
Daring Daytime Heist Ends With
Swedish Crown Jewels Missing
Aug 1, 2018 6:01 AM CDT
Daring Daytime Heist Ends With Swedish Crown Jewels Missing
Witnesses say 2 men took off in a speedboat
- It was a daring daytime heist involving crown jewels, a cathedral, a speedboat, and little in the way of clues, at least so far. "It's 1-0 to them right now," the BBC quotes police rep Thomas Agnevik as saying about the men behind the theft of some...
It Was England's
Biggest Burglary Ever.
Now, an Arrest
Mar 28, 2018 3:54 PM CDT
It Was England's Biggest Burglary Ever. Now, an Arrest
Man linked to 2015 heist arrested following London raid
- A new arrest in what prosecutors have dubbed the largest burglary in English history comes almost three years to the day after thieves stole more than $20 million in cash and jewels in a brazen heist in London. Several men were convicted in the 2015 crime and sentenced to six...
All Jewels Recovered
After Botched Paris Heist
Jan 12, 2018 12:56 AM CST
All Jewels Recovered After Botched Paris Heist
At least 2 suspects are still at large
- Paris authorities have recovered all the jewels stolen from the Ritz Hotel in a dramatic heist , but they are still searching for two thieves who got away, officials say. Three perpetrators "entered by the service entrance, smashed the jewelry stands, grabbed jewels that were clearly expensive with the help...
Jewel Thieves Hit One of
World's Most Famous Hotels
Jan 11, 2018 12:20 AM CST
Jewel Thieves Hit One of World's Most Famous Hotels
3 arrested after heist at Ritz Paris
- Armed thieves entered the luxury Ritz Hotel in Paris and stole valuable jewels and other goods from a hotel boutique Wednesday, carrying out an unusually brazen heist in one of the world's most prestigious neighborhoods. Three suspects were quickly arrested near the chic Place Vendome in central Paris, but...
Thieves Mix in With Crowd
After Stealing Famed Jewels
Jan 4, 2018 1:21 AM CST
Thieves Mix in With Crowd After Stealing Famed Jewels
'Incomparable' collection was on display in Venice
- Thieves stole precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on show in a Venetian palace Wednesday, making off with a brooch and a pair of earrings by mixing in with the crowd on the final day of the exhibition, police say. The stolen jewels were not...
3 Suspects Wanted in
$1M Jewelry Heist
Dec 2, 2015 11:03 AM CST
3 Suspects Wanted in $1M Jewelry Heist
Heist may have been planned for weeks: cops
- Santa Fe police say three thieves made off with more than $1 million in goods from a jewelry store while employees were distracted by a holiday celebration. A rep says two men and a woman took 11 items from an unlocked case inside Diva Diamonds & Jewels on the Santa...
Elderly Suspects Arrested
for Daring London Heist
May 20, 2015 2:22 AM CDT
Elderly Suspects Arrested for Daring London Heist
Oldest of 9 Hatton Garden suspects is 76
- When a huge amount of cash and gems was stolen from a secure vault in London over Easter weekend, the daring theft was described as an "old-school heist"—and just how old school is now apparent. A 76-year-old man and his 50-year-old son were among nine people arrested...
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