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Police cars in front of Louvre museum.
04/09/2015 - France

Pickpocket gang faces trial over robberies at Paris tourist sites

Seventeen people went on trial Friday, accused of robbing foreign tourists at Paris's main attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Château de ...
The seafront at Nice, one of the resorts where the theives operated
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal French hotel safes

Two men believed to have posed as rich Gulf tourists to steal safes from posh French hotels have been arrrested in central France.
Gilbert Chikli. File 2010.
21/05/2015 - France - Israel

French crook sentenced to 7 years for million-euro hoax

Gilbert Chikli was sentenced in absentia on Wednesday for swindling dozens of top French banks and businesses.

The court at Versailles, where the tomato sauce robber can expect to appear soon
11/03/2015 - France

Tomato sauce robber steals French pensioners credit cards

A cunning robber used tomato sauce to prey on elderly residents of the wealthy French town of Versailles.
Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle, 10 Feb 2015.
12/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor tells trial electrician 'deprived world' of Picasso works

Prosecutors have called for a five year suspended sentence at the trial of a retired electrician and his wife, accused of stealing 271 works by the artist.

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.
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