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Tourists at Paris's Louvre museum
12/11/2014 - France

Paris tourist muggings fall eight per cent in 2014

Muggings at Paris’s principal tourist sites have fallen eight per cent this year, according to Paris police, who have enforced a special anti-crime crackdown at top attractions like the Champs ...
High value cargo such as perfume is targeted by thieves
04/11/2014 - France

Perfume worth several hundred thousand euros stolen near Paris airport

Perfume worth hundreds of thousands of euros was stolen from two lorries in an industrial zone near Paris Charles de Gaulle airport sometime during the night on Monday.

Edgar Degas' work often featured dancers: Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1879-1881)
30/09/2014 - France - Cyprus

Thieves steal Degas painting worth six million euros from Cyprus

Thieves have stolen an Edgar Degas painting, valued at six million euros, from the home of a private collector in Cyprus.

City hall of Alençon, Normandy.
19/09/2014 - France

French crook arranges own funeral to escape police

A 26-year-old persistent offender arranged his own funeral and placed a death notice in a regional newspaper to escape French police earlier this month.
The Banque de France's headquarters
13/09/2014 - France

French central bank’s stolen euros unearthed in provincial garden

French police have found nearly two million euros stolen from France’s central bank, where they were supposed to have been destroyed.
Video capture of area near attack
18/08/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Thieves steal 250,000 euros, documents, in Paris Saudi motorcade attack

The motorcade of a Saudi prince visiting Paris was attacked on Sunday night by armed thieves who made off with 250,000 euros in cash and “sensitive” documents.

Gold bars.
11/08/2014 - France

French builders in court over massive gold theft

Three French builders are to appear in court after stealing gold worth 900,000 euros from a property they were working on in Normandy, according to a local newspaper.

Nice, Côte d'Azur, France
13/05/2014 - France - USA

Suspected mastermind of Riviera art theft says FBI framed him

A man suspected of masterminding the brazen theft of four paintings from a Riviera museum told a judge at his trial in southern France on Monday that the FBI had framed him.

Top Bordeaux wines are worth thousands
10/02/2014 - France

Police arrest 20 suspects after million euro Bordeaux wine theft

French police have arrested 20 men suspected of involvement in the theft of top Bordeaux wines totalling more than a million euros, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Cartonnage mummy covering from the Ptolemaic era
04/12/2013 - France - Egypt

France returns stolen antiques to Egypt

France has returned five 2,000-year-old antiques to Egypt after they were spotted advertised for sale on the internet. They were stolen during the 2011 uprising against president Hosni Mubarak.

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