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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Theft

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Turns out kill switches are really driving down smartphone theft
The introduction of kill switches on smartphones has helped reduce the number of robberies and thefts in London, New York and San Francisco.
Paul McGinley has Ryder Cup mementos and golf clubs stolen in the US
Europe’s winning captain was only in the country 90 minutes when the incident happened.
Over one million texts about local crime sent under Garda text alert system
The text alert system was launched by the gardaí in September 2013
Laptop containing children's personal details stolen from car of HSE staff member
The laptop contained the age groups, schools, addresses and phone numbers of a number of children.
Money returned to elderly woman who was conned out of savings
Four men, posing as roof repair men, told Kathleen Byrne she needed repair work done on her roof.
Burglars hold knife to 15-month-old baby before stealing cash and jewellery
One of the burglars posed as a water meter reader to gain access to the mother’s home.
Adam Clayton's jailed former PA loses appeal against conviction
Carol Hawkins has served over two years of a seven year sentence.
Staff realise painting stolen after frame discovered in a toilet
Police say the thieves are likely to try and sell the valuable painting.
Twink issued a direct warning to pet thieves on the Saturday Night Show
“Get your grubby hands out of my garden.”
€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children
The money could have funded two ‘angel trips’.
Woman arrested for stealing eye-shadow, and her mugshot is just perfect
It’s written all over her face.
Car crashes in both Louth and Down in cross-border chase
The grey Volkswagen Golf was pursued the PSNI.
Woman steals bottle of wine to see her jailed boyfriend
Love conquers all. Except jail time.
Over 440 visitors to Ireland had to report a crime last year
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service responded to a range of crime or other traumatic incidents affecting over 800 tourists in 2013.
UK police hunt 'Cinderella' thief who left shoe at crime scene
Shoe must be joking us.
Suspects who stole baby dinosaur from a museum hand themselves in
Doyouthinktheysaurus? Yes. Yes they did.
Gardaí discover 1000 stolen beer kegs
27 people were arrested during a two-day European day of action against metal theft.
Warning over pickpocket gang targeting rush hour Luas commuters
The gang were seen operating on the Red Line this morning, around the Busáras and Connolly stops.
Burglar armed with knife arrested after stand-off with gardaí
Gardaí said no one was injured in the incident and the residents of the flat were not home at the time.
The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it
The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.
Worst first date ever? Woman says love interest stole her TV and dog
What, no kiss goodnight?
Weird Wide Web: Bare bottoms, emails from space and a selfie search engine
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Well-known Edenderry store 'totally gutted' in overnight blaze
The cause of the fire is unknown but gardaí are now conducting an investigation.
Four arrested in connection with cash van robbery
The three men and one woman are being held at two Dublin stations.
Gardaí warn drugs contained in missing jeep are 'extremely dangerous'
Veterinary drugs contained in a black Toyota Landcruiser taken in Galway yesterday are “not fit for human consumption”.
Family of child with cerebral palsy appeal for return of wheelchair accessible car
The little girl was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when burglars came in through the front door and stole car keys and a number of electronic items.
MtGox opens call centre after confirming €346 million bitcoin loss
The call centre was opened after the company lost approximately 750,000 bitcoin in a possible theft last week.
Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for bankruptcy after major theft
MtGox’s debts totaled more than $65 million and its chief executive said 850,000 bitcoin, worth several hundred million dollars, are unaccounted for.
US and Japan investigating bitcoin exchange after reported theft
MtGox, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world, went dark amid claims it lost $400 million in a theft that went unnoticed for years.
Top bitcoin exchange website disappears after fears of theft emerge
MtGox is currently offline after claims it saw more than 744,400 bitcoins stolen, worth more than $300 million in current trading figures.
Bayern-bound Lewandowski has car wheels stolen, Dortmund fans suspected
The Polish striker’s Porsche was left on bricks outside his home.
20 million South Koreans affected by country's largest-ever data theft
More than 1.15 million people have canceled or requested new credit cards after financial regulators announced the data theft.
Burglaries down by 10 per cent this year - but thefts increased
The figures were welcomed by the Garda Commissioner, who said that we must not be complacent.
Over 12,000 mobile phones have been stolen in the last year
The phones are worth a cumulative €5 million and gardaí have tips on how to be safe.
Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library
A large number of books and pamphlets, some of which are of historical value, were discovered at a house in Clonsilla.
Man calls police after lunch stolen from office fridge
We’ve all been there.
Prankster punched in the face for 'stealing' stranger's mobile phone
The ill advised joke didn’t go down too well with the public.
Stolen human ashes found after being 'mistaken for drugs'
The box of ashes was stolen from a van in Pittsburgh.
Gardaí seize stolen artefacts in international operation targeting criminal gang
Local police forces in Britain and Northern Ireland also arrested 19 people after a number of searches earlier today in connection with the operation.
Canadian woman steals back stolen bicycle
“Was it smart? Probably not. Was it badass as all hell? Damn straight!” said one commenter.