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Armed robbers hit luxury store in Paris reported to be 'Jeweler to the Stars'

May. 18, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police were hunting for armed robbers Saturday who hit a jewelry store on one of Paris' poshest streets, and media reports said the target was the exclusive Harry Winston boutique, self-described “Jeweler to the Stars." Paris police said the armed robbers...

Justice Dept. makes arrests in North Korean identity theft scheme involving thousands of IT workers

May. 16, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Thursday multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that officials say are part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates enormous proceeds for the North Korean government, including for its weapons program. ...

Theft of more than 400 vehicles in Michigan leads to the arrest of 6 men

May. 16, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Six men working as part of a criminal organization in Michigan have been arrested in connection with the theft of more than 400 vehicles worth about $8 million, authorities said Thursday. The men, between the ages of 18 and 25, were arrested Wednesday by a...

One Tech Tip: Protecting your car from the growing risk of keyless vehicle thefts

May. 16, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — They appear like ghosts in the night, standing outside your house, one holding up an antenna while the other crouches next to the car parked on the driveway. Within seconds, your car is gone, yet another victim amid a surge in auto theft enabled by the technology designed to make it...

10 indicted on charges of theft from Tuskegee University

May. 15, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ten people have been indicted on charges of theft of federal program funding from Tuskegee University, federal prosecutors said. They are accused of conspiracy to commit federal program theft that began on an unknown date and continued until 2020, the U.S....

7 postal workers charged with mail theft from Rhode Island distribution hub

May. 15, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged seven postal workers with stealing mail — targeting brightly colored cards that might contain checks or gift cards — as part of mail theft ring, officials said Wednesday. A supervisor and six workers collaborated to remove...

Man pleads guilty in theft of Arnold Palmer green jacket, other Masters memorabilia from Augusta

May. 15, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former warehouse assistant for the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia pleaded guilty on Wednesday to transporting millions of dollars' worth of stolen Masters tournament memorabilia and historic items, including one of Arnold Palmer's iconic green jackets. ...

Georgia man pleads guilty in theft of Arnold Palmer green jacket and other memorabilia from Augusta National Golf Club

May. 15, 2024 13:22 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Georgia man pleads guilty in theft of Arnold Palmer green jacket and other memorabilia from Augusta National Golf Club.

AP exclusive: Maradona heirs say his Golden Ball trophy was stolen. They want to stop its auction

May. 14, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Diego Maradona's heirs will file a lawsuit to try to stop the auction of a trophy he was awarded after the 1986 World Cup won by Argentina, their lawyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Golden Ball trophy rewarding the best player of the tournament had been...

Ontario will suspend driver’s licenses for convicted car thieves for at least 10 years

May. 14, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s most populous province announced Tuesday it will suspend driver’s licenses for at least 10 years for those who have been convicted of stealing a car. Ontario Transportation Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria said those convicted three times of auto theft would...