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.
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.
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.
Burglaries are on the increase in France, up by 18% over the last five years. The French Ministry of the Interior says there’s one every 90 seconds.
New figures show a drop in the number of tourists visiting Paris who have been victims of robbery.
French police on Friday arrested six men in and around Paris over their suspected involvement in the theft of gold bars worth about 1.6 million euros from an Air France plane flying to Zurich.
A 16-year-old thief broke both his legs when fleeing police after stealing an iPod on a Paris street late Tuesday.
Shopkeepers in Nice on the French Riviera gathered on Monday afternoon, to show their solidarity with a jeweller who has been charged with murder after shooting dead a teenage thief.
Two thieves rammed the front of the Casty jewellers near the Place Vendôme, in the early hours of Monday morning, before making off with a haul worth an estimated 2 million euros.