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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.

French take to Neighbourhood Watch schemes amid rise in burglaries
27/11/2013 - On-the-spot France

French take to Neighbourhood Watch schemes amid rise in burglaries

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.
French take to Neighbourhood Watch schemes amid rise in burglaries
05/11/2013 - On-the-spot France

French take to Neighbourhood Watch schemes amid rise in burglaries

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.
03/10/2013 - France

Street crime against tourists in Paris down

New figures show a drop in the number of tourists visiting Paris who have been victims of robbery.

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