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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Theft

All time
# Attack
Security guard attacked with metal bars in cash raid
The man was on his way to fill an ATM with cash when he was assaulted by two men.
# taber-nick-le
'Valuable' tabernacle stolen from Dublin church
Gardaí are appealing for information after the tabernacle was stolen from a Catholic church in Killester yesterday afternoon.
# True Story
Real life: 9 of the most daring robberies of all time
They may sounds like Ocean’s 14 to 22 sequels but these heists aren’t in the movies…they actually happened.
# Poland
Hackers take down Polish government websites in ACTA attack
Hackers from the ‘Polish Underground’ movement attack government websites, prompting an emergency cabinet meeting.
# Ouch
Police warn thieves that stolen cockroach gel is toxic
Manchester officers puzzled by robbery at town hall – but issue callout to warn burglars of dangers of stolen booty.
# Baby Jesus
Has our Baby Jesus thief gone Stateside? Spate of statue thefts in US
But one large Nativity figure was recovered – after its alleged robber put a photo of it on Facebook.
# Dublin Bus
Dublin bus stolen from city centre
Gardaí stopped the bus in Blessington, Co. Wicklow – over 30 kilometres from where it was stolen.
# sour grapes
Who is stealing Germany's grapes?
Vineyard owners are patrolling their land at night as thieves have been making off with a small fortune in valuable fruit.
Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity
Comedian Bennett Arron had his identity stolen by a thief, who used it to run up 18 months’ worth of debt. Here he describes the experience…
# Crime
Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland
Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.
# Stolen
Pennsylvania brothers charged with stealing... a bridge
And it wasn’t any old bridge, either.
# Good News
Cartoonist recovers pieces stolen from train in Kildare
Donal Casey’s cartoons were stolen from the train at Newbridge, has he travelled to prepare for an exhibition. A good Samaritan came across the stolen items and returned them.
# Scrap Metal
Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers
A farmers’ association has called on the Gardaí to increase its supervision of the scrap metal industry in order to protects its members’ land.
# Dead Friend
Two accused of carrying out real-life version of 'Weekend at Bernie's'
Two Denver men are accused of driving around Denver with a dead friend, running up a bar tab on his account and using his ATM card at a strip club
# Robbery
Elderly couple tied up during aggravated burglary
The Co Waterford couple were threatened by three masked men who stole cash from their house last night.
# EP11
Dublin band has gear stolen days before Electric Picnic
Musos appealing for donations to The Cast of Cheers who had travelled to London to work on their second album but had thousands of euro worth of equipment stolen in burglary.
# Art Theft
Rembrandt drawing put on display to attract buyer - and gets stolen
Not quite the price they were hoping to get… Rembradt’s drawing ‘The Judgment’ is nabbed in a “well-executed theft”.
# Crime
Justice minister promises 'no complacency' as crime figures drop
Quarterly figures show a drop across all classifications of reported crime in Ireland.
# Heartbreak
Raiders steal holiday money from four-year-old boy with cancer
The boy’s birthday presents were also taken after thieves broke in to his family home.
# Conrad Black
Conrad Black sent back to jail for defrauding investors
The fallen newspaper mogul is given 3.5 years in jail, but his two years already served will be discounted.
# iPad2
Three jailed in China over iPad leaks
The design of the iPad2 was stolen from the factory where it’s made late last year and counterfeits were sold in advance of the launch of the latest version of the Apple gadget.
# Justice
Man tracks down MacBook thief by using the stolen computer to spy on him
Software installed on Joshua Kaufman’s MacBook allowed him, and police to track down the burglar by taking pictures of him in secret.
# Crime
Five-year crime stats show significant rise in tiger kidnappings
Significant increases were also recorded in the number of controlled drugs, weapons and explosives offences between 2005 and 2009.
# Crime
Increase in burglary, theft and fraud: Crime figures
Burglary, theft and fraud have increased significantly in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2010 – however, there has been a reduction in violent and drug-related offences.
# LiLo Laying Low
Lindsay Lohan given 120 days' jail for violating probation
The troubled actress is given her fourth stint behind bars, after stealing a necklace while in probation for drink-driving.
# Literary Conman
Fake Hollywood agent conned over £500k from hopeful authors
Robin Price promised his clients film and book deals if they handed over cash up front, and lied about Hollywood connections.
# LiLo
Lindsay Lohan back in court for necklace charges
A source close to the actress said she will not accept a plea deal involving jail time.
# LiLo
Lindsay Lohan in court over alleged jewellery theft
Actress is accused of stealing a unique $2,500 necklace from a jewellery store in Venice, California, while on probation for drink driving offences.
# Hero Granny
Angry elderly woman prevents UK jewellery heist (Video)
Woman attacked would-be thieves with her handbag, distracting them and leading to their arrest.