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Category: Art Thief

Heist School

Heist School http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/magazine/06FOB-medium-t.html Kevin Van Aelst By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Published: May 31, 2010 On Friday, May 21, the day after five paintings worth roughly $125 million, including works by Braque, Matisse, Modigliani and Picasso, were discovered stolen from the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, an ebullient scandalmonger known as Turbo Paul, who runs two art-theft…

Bali, Indonesia: Alleged Italian Temple Thief Arrested in Bali

Alleged Italian Temple Thief Arrested in Bali Made Arya Kencana | September 07, 2010 http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/alleged-italian-temple-thief-arrested-in-bali/395020 Bali. Police in Bali have arrested an Italian national on suspicion of looting local treasures. Badung Police chief detective Adjutant Comr. Soma Adnyana told the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday that they had found 110 sacred Hindu objects, known as pratima,…

Millionaire Swede behind Auschwitz sign theft?

Millionaire Swede behind Auschwitz sign theft? http://www.thenews.pl/international/artykul133238_millionaire-swede-behind-auschwitz-sign-theft-.html 09.06.2010 16:27 Anders Hoegstroem, currently in custody in Poland in connection with the theft of the “Arbeit macht frei” sign from the Auschwitz museum last December, claims that a millionaire fellow Swede was the crime‘s mastermind. According to the private RMF FM radio station, Hoegstroem, the 34 year…

Tales From the 'Mind-Blowing' Room of Accused Tenderloin Art Thief Terry Helbing

Tales From the ‘Mind-Blowing’ Room of Accused Tenderloin Art Thief Terry Helbing http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/06/tales_from_accused_tenderloin.php By Joe Eskenazi, Tuesday, Jun. 8 2010 @ 2:59PM Categories: Crime Last week we wrote about how accused art thief Terry Helbing’s amazing single-room occupancy hotel room was the stuff of legend in the Tenderloin — even before the 53-year-old was arrested…

Man behind medals theft named

Man behind medals theft named http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10649876&pnum=0 By Jared Savage One of the thieves who stole 96 medals from the Waiouru Army Museum in 2007 is a career criminal who has hundreds of convictions for fraud and dishonesty charges. The Weekend Herald can reveal Ronald van Wakeren’s identity after a court order suppressing his name ended…

Johnson gang leader faces longer sentence

Johnson gang leader faces longer sentence 10 May 2010 http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7534.aspx THE ringleader of the notorious Johnson family gang, who played the key role in a series of audacious thefts at stately homes across the UK, faces an increased prison sentence. The judge in a confiscation hearing is convinced 34-year-old Danny O’Loughlin knows where at least…

Police seek help finding art thief

Police seek help finding art thief http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/20100508/SAG0801/305089980/police-seek-help-finding-art-thief May 08, 2010 06:00 am | By Ryan Tumilty | St. Albert Gazette The RCMP is looking for help finding art thieves who took a set of paintings from a vehicle last month. The paintings were left in the trunk of a vehicle parked at Red Willow Park…

Fugitive art dealer Solly Sinai brought from France to NY to face heist charges

Fugitive art dealer Solly Sinai brought from France to NY to face heist charges http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/04/12/2010-04-12_fugitive_art_dealer_solly_sinai_brought_from_france_to_ny_to_face_heist_charges.html BY Alison Gendar DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, April 12th 2010, 12:57 PM Related News A jet-setting dealer has been dragged from France to New York to face charges he sold stolen art and antiques. Solly Sinai, who worked out…