Category: law enforcement and investigation

Williams, AZ USA: Ariz. Officials Work To Protect Ancient Art

Ariz. Officials Work To Protect Ancient Art http://www.wkrg.com/raw_news/article/ariz.-officials-work-to-protect-ancient-art/1017971/Oct-03-2010_1-35-pm/ by (AP) WILLIAMS, Ariz. Published: Sun, October 03, 2010 – 12:19 pm CST Last Updated: Sun, October 03, 2010 – 1:35 pm CST Investigators Have Yet To Identify Any Suspects In The…

Paris, France: 3 Men Sentenced in Case of Stolen Picassos

France: 3 Men Sentenced in Case of Stolen Picassos http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/europe/22briefs-PAINTINGS.html By DOREEN CARVAJAL Published: September 21, 2010 Three men accused of trying to peddle stolen Picasso paintings were sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Tuesday after they…

Cairo, Egypt: Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft 'no big deal'

Culture Minister: Van Gogh painting theft ‘no big deal’ http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/culture-minister-van-gogh-painting-theft-no-big-deal Fathya el-Dakhakhni Tue, 14/09/2010 – 21:18 Culture Minister Farouk Hosni on Tuesday downplayed the importance of the theft last month of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Poppy Flowers” painting from a Cairo…

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…

Cairo, Egypt: An aesthetic desert

An aesthetic desert http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/1014/op9.htm The sensational theft of a Van Gogh from the Mahmoud Khalil Museum leads Abdel-Moneim Said to ponder the place of art in today’s Egypt The disappearance of the Van Gogh painting — often referred to erroneously…

Cairo, Egypt: Van Gogh investigations nearing closure

Van Gogh investigations nearing closure Arabic Edition Sat, 28/08/2010 – 14:51 http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/van-gogh-investigations-nearing-closure Investigations into the theft of the van Gogh painting Poppy Flower ended two days ago, according to the North Giza Prosecution. Over the six days of investigations, the…

London, UK: Antique dealer attacks 'scandalous' European extradition laws

Antique dealer attacks ‘scandalous’ European extradition laws http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7968373/Antique-dealer-attacks-scandalous-European-extradition-laws.html An antiques dealer has attacked “scandalous” European extradition laws which led to his attempted deportation over claims that he broke a Greek bylaw at his home in London 11 years ago. Richard…

Cardiff, Wales UK: Two arrested after statue theft

26 August 2010 Last updated at 10:03 ET Two arrested after statue theft http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-11099353 The statue cost £30,000 and was erected in July 1999 Two men have been arrested following the theft of an 8ft (2.4m) statue of engineer Isambard…

Nottingham, UK: Fresh appeal to trace valuable Irish paintings

Thursday 12 August 2010 Fresh appeal to trace valuable Irish paintings http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/national-news/fresh_appeal_to_trace_valuable_irish_paintings_1_800668 Published on Thu Aug 12 15:18:04 BST 2010 Police investigating the theft of five Irish paintings worth around £40,000 from a property near Nottingham city centre are appealing…

Dunedin, NZ: Dinosaur egg theft arrest made

Dinosaur egg theft arrest made http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/4006976/Dinosaur-egg-theft-arrest-made By JARED MORGAN – The Southland Times Last updated 05:00 10/08/2010 Invercargill police have unearthed the man they say is responsible for the theft of a fossilised dinosaur egg from Otago Museum last week.…