Art type: Other

Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum

(United Kingdom)

Somerset County Gazette (2017). Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum. Somerset County Gazette. 3 August.

Solid-gold replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Solid-gold replica of lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio. Los Angeles Times. 29 July.

Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests

(Germany; Lebanon)

Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.

New charge added in theft of nautical items

(United States of America)

Haven Orecchio–Egresitz (2017). New charge added in theft of nautical items. Cape Cod Times. 27 July.

Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Marsh (2017). Cartier diamond ring worth £750,000 lost by British Museum. The Guardian. 27 July.

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan

(Japan)

BBC News (2017). Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan. BBC News. 26 July.

Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft

(United Kingdom)

Ken Kessler (2017). Luxury lost and found: The international service aiding the war on watch theft. CNN. 21 July.

Moon bag that Chicago-area woman got for $995 sells for $1.8 million at auction

(United States of America)

Chicago Tribune (2017). Moon bag that Chicago-area woman got for $995 sells for $1.8 million at auction. Chicago Tribune. 20 July.

O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame

(United States of America)

Roosevelt Leftwich (2017). O.J. Simpson bust mystery: Looking back at heist from Pro Football Hall of Fame. Fox. 20 July.

Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees

(United States of America)

Stuff.co.nz (2017). Madonna asks court to block sale of underwear, letter from Tupac, court agrees. Stuff.co.nz. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

Peter Beaumont (2017). Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project. The Guardian. 19 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

Mike Pomranz (2017). 'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition. Food & Wine. 18 July.

Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin

(Germany)

BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.

Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum

(Germany)

David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.

Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

(Singapore)

Yahoo News (2017). Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online. Yahoo News. 11 July.

Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles

(United States of America)

Napa Valley Register (2017). Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles. Napa Valley Register. 10 July.

Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius

(General)

Mary Wakefield (2017). Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius. The Spectator. 8 July.

Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer

(United States of America)

Aaron Bolton (2017). Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer. KBBI. 30 June.

Fate Of Stolen Clock Still A Mystery, M.S. Rau Offers $25,000 Reward

(United States of America)

Antiques and the Arts Weekly (2017). Fate Of Stolen Clock Still A Mystery, M.S. Rau Offers $25,000 Reward. Antiques and the Arts Weekly. 27 June.

Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner

(Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner. Khaosod English. 27 June.

Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County

(United States of America)

John Scheibe (2017). Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County. Ventura County Start. 21 June.

Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

(Argentina)

Matt Novak (2017). Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina. Gizmodo. 20 June.

Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront

(United States of America)

Jeff Preval (2017). Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront. WGRZ. 15 June.

Replica of iconic car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' stolen

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Replica of iconic car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' stolen. 570 News. 13 June.

Police launch investigation after a fire at the SeaCity museum in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

Maria Zaccaro (2017). Police launch investigation after a fire at the SeaCity museum in Southampton. Daily Echo. 7 June.

World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft

(United States of America)

John M. Glionna (2017). World's most prolific Star Wars collector appeals to fans after 'devastating' theft. The Guardian. 5 June.

Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician

(Canada)

VOCM (2017). Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician. VOCM. 29 May.

Vietnam memorial wall in Venice restored

(United States of America)

Mario Ramirez (2017). Vietnam memorial wall in Venice restored. Fox. 29 May.

From the moon to Kansas to Sotheby's: Bag could bring $2 million-plus at auction

(United States of America)

Scott Canon (2017). From the moon to Kansas to Sotheby's: Bag could bring $2 million-plus at auction. The Kansas City Star. 29 May.

American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction

(United States of America)

Erin Rubin (2017). American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction. Nonprofit Quarterly. 26 May.

$425,000 antique clock reported stolen from Chicago show at Merchandise Mart

(United States of America)

Leonor Vivanco (2017). $425,000 antique clock reported stolen from Chicago show at Merchandise Mart. Chicago Tribune. 22 May.

Pens Worth $40,000 Stolen From Car Parked At Museum Campus

(United States of America)

Kelly Bauer (2017). Pens Worth $40,000 Stolen From Car Parked At Museum Campus. DNA Info. 15 May.

Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce

(United States of America)

Andy Rosen (2017). Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce. The Boston Globe. 15 May.

Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found. Bristol Herald Courier. 14 May.

Fort Heritage plaques stolen

(Canada)

Lindsay Morey (2017). Fort Heritage plaques stolen. Fort Saskatchewan Record. 11 May.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

Associated Press (2017). Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum. The Daily Mail. 8 May.

Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

(United Kingdom)

Liz Baker (2017). Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'. NPR. 7 May.

Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect

(Germany)

German Press Agency (2017). Search for stolen gold coin throws up plenty of clues but no suspect. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Maple Syrup Thief Gets 5 Years in Prison, $1.2 Million Fine

(Canada)

Kelly Faircloth (2017). Maple Syrup Thief Gets 5 Years in Prison, $1.2 Million Fine. Jezebel. 24 April.

3 Years For Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From Field Museum

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). 3 Years For Woman Who Embezzled $1 Million From Field Museum. CBS. 22 April.

NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke

(United States of America)

Fred Barbash (2017). NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke. The Washington Post. 14 April.

After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf

(Germany)

Gero Schliess (2017). After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf. DW. 31 March.

Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Matthew Day (2017). Two British teenagers found guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz during school trip. The Telegraph. 29 March.

The most spectacular art robberies in history

(General)

DW (2017). The most spectacular art robberies in history. DW. 29 March.

Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum

(Germany; Canada)

Melissa Eddy (2017). Thieves Take a Chunk of Change, All 221 Pounds of It, From a Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 27 March.

Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay

(United States of America)

Faith Jessie (2017). Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay. 3 News. 25 March.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz

(Poland)

Ben Ariel (2017). 11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz. Arutz Sheva. 24 March.

Vietnam War memorial in Venice vandalized by taggers again

(United States of America)

Hailey Branson-Potts (2017). Vietnam War memorial in Venice vandalized by taggers again. Los Angeles Times. 23 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP (2017). Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France. Yahoo News. 23 March.

Prosecutors seek 4 years for ex-Field Museum worker who stole nearly $1 million

(United States of America)

Jason Meisner (2017). Prosecutors seek 4 years for ex-Field Museum worker who stole nearly $1 million. The Chicago Tribune. 21 March.

Feds: $1M stolen from Field Museum funded luxury cars, jewelry

(United States of America)

Jon Seidel (2017). Feds: $1M stolen from Field Museum funded luxury cars, jewelry. Chicago Sun Times. 20 March.

DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Sam Ford (2017). DC Police: Historical item given to President Reagan by PM Margaret Thatcher stolen. WJLA. 17 March.

Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle. Outlook. 11 March.

Stolen Stradivarius violin will sing again

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Stolen Stradivarius violin will sing again. Deccan Chronicle. 10 March.

Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre

(France)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2017). Liberty, fraternity, Fossil Free: activists protest oil giant Total's sponsorship at Louvre. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

'Piece of paper' for accused: Cops clueless on Satyarthi's Nobel citation

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 'Piece of paper' for accused: Cops clueless on Satyarthi's Nobel citation. The New Indian Express. 5 March.

Who Stole Erica Morini's $3.5 Million Stradivarius Violin

(United States of America)

Allison McNearny (2017). Who Stole Erica Morini's $3.5 Million Stradivarius Violin. The Daily Beast. 5 March.

Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia

(United States of America; United Kingdom; Australia)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2017). Wave of Bomb Threats to Jewish Museums and Community Centers Forces Evacuations in US, UK, and Australia. ArtNet News. 3 March.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

Ken Schwartz (2017). Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp. Voice of America. 24 February.

Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate. Deccan Chronicle. 14 February.

Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested. The Times of India. 12 February.

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

(India)

The Tribune (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen. The Tribune. 7 February.

Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house

(India)

Sohini Mitter (2017). Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house. Mashable. 7 February.

From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel

(General)

The Economic Times (2017). From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel. The Economic Times. 5 February.

Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals

(Poland)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals Auschwitz Museum offers confidentiality to Nazi war criminals. Israel National News. 5 February.

Royal Canadian Mint employee who hid stolen gold in his bum gets 30 months in prison

(Canada)

Mike Blanchfield (2017). Royal Canadian Mint employee who hid stolen gold in his bum gets 30 months in prison. The Hamilton Spectator. 2 February.

Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum

(United States of America)

Sarah Mercer (2017). Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum. WKBN. 2 February.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

AFP (2017). Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft. The Times of Israel. 31 January.

South Dakota museum wins legal battle over the $75,000 guitar Elvis played on his inal tour in 1977

(United States of America)

Abigail Miller (2017). South Dakota museum wins legal battle over the $75,000 guitar Elvis played on his inal tour in 1977. The Daily Mail. 24 January.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

DnG24 (2017). Warrant issued in medal theft case. DnG24. 18 January.

The Big Couture Rip Off

(General)

The Fashion Law (2017). The Big Couture Rip Off. The Fashion Law. 16 January.

His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home

(India)

Maulshree Seth (2017). His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home. The Indian Express. 16 January.

Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered; grandson, 2 others arrested

(India)

Hindustan Times (2017). Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered; grandson, 2 others arrested. Hindustan Times. 10 January.

Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghosh (2017). Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals. The Times of India. 2 January.

2 women charged following Drew County Museum audit

(United States of America)

Brandon Lawrence (2016). 2 women charged following Drew County Museum audit. My Arklamiss. 31 December.

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Peter Johnstone (2016). Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition. The Packet. 24 December.

Guilty plea for Modesto man involved in French Laundry wine theft

(United States of America)

J. D. Morris (2016). Guilty plea for Modesto man involved in French Laundry wine theft. The Press Democrat. 20 December.

Illinois Woman Legal Owner Of Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag, Not NASA:

(United States of America)

Allan Adamson (2016). Illinois Woman Legal Owner Of Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag, Not NASA:. Tech Times. 19 December.

Bavaria to get back tapestry taken by GI from Hitler's Eagle's Nest

(Germany)

The Japan Times (2016). Bavaria to get back tapestry taken by GI from Hitler's Eagle's Nest. The Japan Times. 15 December.

Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid

(Ireland)

Jimmy Woulfe David Raleigh (2016). Gardaí seize rare cup made from rhino horn in raid. Irish Examiner. 15 December.

You Can Own the San Francisco Home of Imprisoned Art Swindler Luke Brugnara for $19.7 Million

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). You Can Own the San Francisco Home of Imprisoned Art Swindler Luke Brugnara for $19.7 Million. ArtNet News. 14 December.

Heritage Auction House Sues Christie's and Collectrium Over Data Theft

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Heritage Auction House Sues Christie's and Collectrium Over Data Theft. ArtNet News. 13 December.

Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept

(India)

TNN (2016). Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept. The Times of India. 10 December.

German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis

(Germany)

Graham Bowley (2016). German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis. The New York Times. 9 December.

Jho Low Family Digs in to Stop 1MDB Asset Seizure by U.S.

(United States of America)

Edvard Pettersson (2016). Jho Low Family Digs in to Stop 1MDB Asset Seizure by U.S.. Bloomberg. 6 December.

Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen. The Indian Express. 5 December.

CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case

(India)

News 18 (2016). CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case. News 18. 5 December.

'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Louis Klee (2016). 'Weaponise your privilege': blocked Aboriginal Australian speaker addresses students by Skype. Varsity. 5 December.

The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft

(United States of America; Canada)

Michael Wilson (2016). The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft. The New York Times. 4 December.

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway

(Germany)

Karla Pequenino (2016). Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway. CNN. 2 December.

Kylie Jenner to Face Copyright Infringement Suit Over Cosmetics Imagery

(United States of America)

The Fashion Law (2016). Kylie Jenner to Face Copyright Infringement Suit Over Cosmetics Imagery. The Fashion Law. 28 November.

Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day

(Sweden)

The Local (2016). Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day. The Local. 28 November.

RS 2.6 Lakh Antique Chair Stolen from ID Show

(India)

Ahmendabad Mirror (2016). RS 2.6 Lakh Antique Chair Stolen from ID Show. Ahmendabad Mirror. 28 November.

12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again

(India)

TNN (2016). 12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again. The Times of India. 27 November.

Tagore's Nobel Medal Theft: Folk Singer Arrested From Bengal

(India)

News 18 (2016). Tagore's Nobel Medal Theft: Folk Singer Arrested From Bengal. News 18. 26 November.

Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire

(United Kingdom)

Paul Behan (2016). Police hunt thieves who stole lead from three buildings in West Dunbartonshire. Dumbarton Reporter. 15 November.

Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed

(Australia)

Newsport (2016). Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed. Newsport. 8 November.

Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave

(New Zealand)

Matt Hickman (2016). Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave. Mother Nature Network. 7 November.

The War of Santa Anna's Leg Takes a Big Step Forward

(United States of America; Mexico)

Robbie Whelan Will Connors (2016). The War of Santa Anna's Leg Takes a Big Step Forward. Wall Street Journal. 6 November.

Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives

(Germany; United States of America)

Matt Novak (2016). Nobody Knows If These Nazi Home Movies Were Lost, Stolen or Destroyed at the National Archives. Gizmodo. 3 November.

Card thefts prompt Hall of Fame to reduce hours, add security cameras

(Canada)

CKWS (2016). Card thefts prompt Hall of Fame to reduce hours, add security cameras. CKWS. 28 October.

Valuable hockey cards stolen from OHHOF

(Canada)

CKWS (2016). Valuable hockey cards stolen from OHHOF. CKWS. 27 October.

First maple syrup, now fir resin subject of lucrative heist

(Canada)

CBC (2016). First maple syrup, now fir resin subject of lucrative heist. CBC. 25 October.

Museum makes plea for missing maritime trail signs

(Cayman Islands)

Jewel Levy (2016). Museum makes plea for missing maritime trail signs. Cayman Compass. 25 October.

Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery

(France)

Eve M. Kahn (2016). Picking Apart 18th-Century French Furniture to Detect Forgery. The New York Times. 20 October.

The Marker Where Emmett Till's Body Was Found Has Been Riddled With Bullet Holes for Years

(United States of America)

Jeremy Stahl (2016). The Marker Where Emmett Till's Body Was Found Has Been Riddled With Bullet Holes for Years. Slate. 18 October.

Man jailed 2 years for possessing stolen N.B. Museum plaques

(Canada)

Jericho Knopp (2016). Man jailed 2 years for possessing stolen N.B. Museum plaques. CBC. 13 October.

Debate simmers over name of Devils Tower monument in Wyoming

(United States of America)

Bob Moen (2016). Debate simmers over name of Devils Tower monument in Wyoming. Casper Star Tribune. 7 October.

Treasure hunter believes he's closing in on lost Nazi loot

(Czech Republic)

Toronto Sun (2016). Treasure hunter believes he's closing in on lost Nazi loot. Toronto Sun. 6 October.

Greenpoint's USS Monitor trail marker stolen

(United States of America)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2016). Greenpoint's USS Monitor trail marker stolen. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 5 October.

Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case

(Canada)

Jericho Knopp (2016). Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case. CBC. 28 September.

Rough Riders replace stolen plaque honoring their namesake

(United States of America)

Paul Guzzo (2016). Rough Riders replace stolen plaque honoring their namesake. Tampa Bay Times. 21 September.

Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt

(Canada)

Ben Guarino (2016). Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt. The Washington Post. 21 September.

Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Museum of Broken Relationships, Injuring Two

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Museum of Broken Relationships, Injuring Two. ArtNet News. 20 September.

The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen

(Germany)

Press Association (2016). The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen. Press Association. 20 September.

Replicas now sit where items were stolen from Roger Maris Museum

(United States of America)

Ashley Bishop (2016). Replicas now sit where items were stolen from Roger Maris Museum. Valley News. 19 September.

Missing Coltsville Plaque Found Chopped Into Nearly Two Dozen Pieces

(United States of America)

Kenneth R. Gosselin (2016). Missing Coltsville Plaque Found Chopped Into Nearly Two Dozen Pieces. Hartford Courant. 14 September.

US government sues over Michigan, Maine lighthouse lenses

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). US government sues over Michigan, Maine lighthouse lenses. The Daily Mail. 12 September.

Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners

(Poland)

Corey Charlton (2016). Two British schoolboys appear in Polish court accused of stealing buttons, shards of glass and a hair clipper belonging to former Auschwitz prisoners. The Sun. 9 September.

The Disappearance and Return of the Original Ground Zero Flag

(United States of America)

J. Weston Phippen (2016). The Disappearance and Return of the Original Ground Zero Flag. The Atlantic. 8 September.

Hawkins woman heads north to retrieve valuable stolen 'reborn doll' heads

(United States of America)

Jeff Bobo (2016). Hawkins woman heads north to retrieve valuable stolen 'reborn doll' heads. Times News. 2 September.

Memorabilia heists in NY, NJ mirror Fargo Maris theft

(United States of America)

Dave Olson (2016). Memorabilia heists in NY, NJ mirror Fargo Maris theft. Inforum. 31 August.

Nazi treasure hunt: Spain wants return of 'Aryan' artifacts gifted to Third Reich in 1940s

(Spain; Germany)

RT (2016). Nazi treasure hunt: Spain wants return of 'Aryan' artifacts gifted to Third Reich in 1940s. RT. 30 August.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead (2016). Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist. Metro. 30 August.

Vegas Memorabilia House Accused of Fraud

(United States of America)

Mike Heuer (2016). Vegas Memorabilia House Accused of Fraud. Courthouse News Service. 30 August.

Will a $395,000 lawsuit make Craig Breedlove's damaged Spirit of America great again?

(United States of America)

Lisa Bertagnoli (2016). Will a $395,000 lawsuit make Craig Breedlove's damaged Spirit of America great again?. Autoweek. 23 August.

Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes

(Poland)

Megan Gannon (2016). Search for Mythical Nazi Gold Train Resumes. Live Science. 16 August.

Antlers Hunter S Thompson stole from Hemingway's home returned to family

(United States of America)

Alison Flood (2016). Antlers Hunter S Thompson stole from Hemingway's home returned to family. The Guardian. 15 August.

Historic boat vandalized in Solomons, Md. in Calvert County

(United States of America)

Martin Weil (2016). Historic boat vandalized in Solomons, Md. in Calvert County. The Washington Post. 13 August.

Dig for lost Nazi 'gold train' gets underway in Poland

(Poland)

DW (2016). Dig for lost Nazi 'gold train' gets underway in Poland. DW. 12 August.

'A national treasure': The tangled trail of a priceless moon rock memento from Apollo 11

(United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2016). 'A national treasure': The tangled trail of a priceless moon rock memento from Apollo 11. The Washington Post. 11 August.

Harry Potter exhibition sign 'magically' disappears from Devon attraction

(United Kingdom)

R. Dodd (2016). Harry Potter exhibition sign 'magically' disappears from Devon attraction. The Herald. 10 August.

Still No Leads Finding Stolen Roger Maris Memorabilia

(United States of America)

Christian Aumell (2016). Still No Leads Finding Stolen Roger Maris Memorabilia. AM770. 9 August.

Dram raid: Rare bottles nicked from distillery made famous by movie The Angels' Share

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Stewart (2016). Dram raid: Rare bottles nicked from distillery made famous by movie The Angels' Share. Daily Record. 6 August.

Apollo 11 lunar samples bag the focus of legal dispute after it was stolen and sold by former Space Center director

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Apollo 11 lunar samples bag the focus of legal dispute after it was stolen and sold by former Space Center director. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

WB govt wants to take over Nobel theft probe, to approach CBI

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). WB govt wants to take over Nobel theft probe, to approach CBI. Business Standard. 5 August.

The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coins

(United States of America)

Erin Blakemore (2016). The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coins. Smithsonian. 3 August.

Rengstorff House curators lose curios in theft

(United States of America)

Mark Noack (2016). Rengstorff House curators lose curios in theft. Mountain View Voice. 29 July.

Good luck longhorn stolen from Comanche museum

(United States of America)

Adam Snider (2016). Good luck longhorn stolen from Comanche museum. KFOR. 29 July.

Photos released of Roger Maris Museum theft suspect

(United States of America)

KFGO (2016). Photos released of Roger Maris Museum theft suspect. KFGO. 27 July.

Baaaaad news! 300-pound sheep statue stolen from senior community

(United States of America)

Dan Alexander (2016). Baaaaad news! 300-pound sheep statue stolen from senior community. New Jersey 101.5. 27 July.

Giant rubber ducky that vanished is found in N.J. park

(United States of America)

Megan Cerullo (2016). Giant rubber ducky that vanished is found in N.J. park. Daily News. 25 July.

Body armor stolen from Plimoth Plantation

(United States of America)

Rich Harbert (2016). Body armor stolen from Plimoth Plantation. The Enterprise. 22 July.

Rocks stolen from Gettysburg Battlefield are cursed, repentant thieves confess

(United States of America)

Mari A. Schaefer (2016). Rocks stolen from Gettysburg Battlefield are cursed, repentant thieves confess. Philly.com. 15 July.

Pokémon Go in the Holocaust Museum or Ground Zero: Nintendo has no fix yet

(General)

Caroline Framke (2016). Pokémon Go in the Holocaust Museum or Ground Zero: Nintendo has no fix yet. Vox. 13 July.

Netanyahu Reportedly Secreted Auschwitz Blueprints to Israel

(Israel)

The Jewish Voice (2016). Netanyahu Reportedly Secreted Auschwitz Blueprints to Israel. The Jewish Voice. 13 July.

Police now say stolen hat didn't belong to Roald Dahl at all

(United Kingdom)

John Siddle (2016). Police now say stolen hat didn't belong to Roald Dahl at all. Liverpool Echo. 6 July.

Hat belonging to late author Roald Dahl swiped from Southport exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Ben Turner-Le (2016). Hat belonging to late author Roald Dahl swiped from Southport exhibition. Liverpool Echo. 6 July.

Viking axe mystery ends in student bloodshed on streets

(United Kingdom)

Carmarthen Journal (2016). Viking axe mystery ends in student bloodshed on streets. South Wales Evening Post. 21 June.

Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar

(Japan)

Tokyo Reporter (2016). Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar. Tokyo Reporter. 20 June.

Lumbees of NC sue Anheuser-Busch over trademark use in Budweiser ads

(United States of America)

Anne Blythe (2016). Lumbees of NC sue Anheuser-Busch over trademark use in Budweiser ads. News Observer. 14 June.

Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty

(United States of America)

Jesse Paul (2016). Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty. The Denver Post. 14 June.

Whistle stolen from Museum of East Anglian Life steam engine exhibit

(United Kingdom)

Tom Potter (2016). Whistle stolen from Museum of East Anglian Life steam engine exhibit. East Anglian Daily Times. 9 June.

Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims

(Poland)

Ben Rosen (2016). Auschwitz Museum lost, then found 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims. The Christian Science Monitor. 8 June.

Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Stolen in 1955 Returned

(United States of America)

Tracy Connor (2016). Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Stolen in 1955 Returned. NBC. 2 June.

Kraftwerk lose legal battle over their music being sampled

(Germany)

Reuters (2016). Kraftwerk lose legal battle over their music being sampled. The Guardian. 31 May.

Kiwanis Club seeks return of missing train items

(United States of America)

Sherese A. Gore (2016). Kiwanis Club seeks return of missing train items. The News & Advance. 30 May.

The mystery of the missing Great Miami Hurricane historical marker

(United States of America)

Jenny Staletovich (2016). The mystery of the missing Great Miami Hurricane historical marker. Miami Herald. 28 May.

Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day. CBS. 28 May.

Up to 40 antique wooden benches valued at more than $100K stolen from Springfield's Union Station

(United States of America)

Patrick Johnson (2016). Up to 40 antique wooden benches valued at more than $100K stolen from Springfield's Union Station. Mass Live. 26 May.

Yankees fire Yankee Stadium security guard who stole memorabilia

(United States of America)

Nathaniel Vinton (2016). Yankees fire Yankee Stadium security guard who stole memorabilia. Daily News. 25 May.

Kuvempu Prathisthana seeks replica of stolen medal

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Kuvempu Prathisthana seeks replica of stolen medal. The Hindu. 24 May.

Urban Outfitters Wins Partial Victory Over Navajo Nation in Trademark Dispute

(United States of America)

Carey Dunne (2016). Urban Outfitters Wins Partial Victory Over Navajo Nation in Trademark Dispute. Hyperallergic. 20 May.

How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

Hugo Miller (2016). How a $1 million Patek Phillipe watch sparked a decades-long dispute. The Star. 20 May.

Greenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan (2016). Greenpeace activists scale British Museum to protest BP sponsorship. The Guardian. 19 May.

'Audacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart

(United Kingdom)

News Letter (2016). 'Audacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart. News Letter. 19 May.

Iran Arrests Eight Models for Posting "Un-Islamic" Photos on Instagram

(Iran)

Carey Dunne (2016). Iran Arrests Eight Models for Posting "Un-Islamic" Photos on Instagram. Hyperallergic. 18 May.

Protesters Disrupt a BP-Sponsored Exhibition at the British Museum

(United Kingdom)

Claire Voon (2016). Protesters Disrupt a BP-Sponsored Exhibition at the British Museum. Hyperallergic. 18 May.

China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

(China; Tibet)

Claire Voon (2016). China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp. Hyperallergic. 16 May.

Nazi gold train hunters defy sceptics and begin digging for treasures

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2016). Nazi gold train hunters defy sceptics and begin digging for treasures. The Telegraph. 9 May.

The Nazi Underground: Is treasure buried beneath the mountains of Poland?

(Poland)

Jake Halpern (2016). The Nazi Underground: Is treasure buried beneath the mountains of Poland?. The New Yorker. 9 May.

Tomb raiders: Far from the glamour of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, these are thieves with a history of being difficult to legislate against

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post (2016). Tomb raiders: Far from the glamour of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, these are thieves with a history of being difficult to legislate against. South China Morning Post. 9 May.

Stolen Three Century Old Violin Mysteriously Returned

(United States of America)

Steven Sukkau (2016). Stolen Three Century Old Violin Mysteriously Returned. Pembina Valley Online. 8 May.

Artifacts stolen from grounds of new Museum L-A in Lewiston

(United States of America)

Christopher Williams (2016). Artifacts stolen from grounds of new Museum L-A in Lewiston. Sun Journal. 29 April.

Suspects indicted in French Laundry wine theft-spree

(United States of America)

Julie Johnson (2016). Suspects indicted in French Laundry wine theft-spree. The Press Democrat. 29 April.

National natural history museum gutted

(India)

Vibha Sharma (2016). National natural history museum gutted. The Tribune. 26 April.

Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi. The Tribune. 26 April.

Vandals target local dinosaur sculpture

(Canada)

Prince George Citizen (2016). Vandals target local dinosaur sculpture. Prince George Citizen. 19 April.

Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Turns Up 60 Years After Theft

(United States of America)

Laura Wagner (2016). Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Turns Up 60 Years After Theft. NPR. 15 April.

Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman

(Italy; Russia)

AFP (2016). Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman. The Guardian. 14 April.

Ex-FBI agent from N.J. hunts for lost, priceless sports memorabilia

(United States of America)

Randy Miller (2016). Ex-FBI agent from N.J. hunts for lost, priceless sports memorabilia. NJ.com. 13 April.

Dolls theft: Cops clueless even after 40 days

(India)

TNN (2016). Dolls theft: Cops clueless even after 40 days. The Times of India. 5 April.

Columbus family sues after Air Force museum security holds them at gunpoint

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Columbus family sues after Air Force museum security holds them at gunpoint. Cleveland.com. 4 April.

British Museum must sever its links with BP

(United Kingdom)

Margaret Atwood (2016). British Museum must sever its links with BP. The Guardian. 3 April.

Captain James Cook feather cape and helmet gifted to him before death returned to Hawaii

(New Zealand; United States of America)

Jemima Garrett (2016). Captain James Cook feather cape and helmet gifted to him before death returned to Hawaii. ABC Australia. 1 April.

Ancient boulder to stay after villagers threatened to chain themselves to it to prevent move

(United Kingdom)

Oliver Pritchard (2016). Ancient boulder to stay after villagers threatened to chain themselves to it to prevent move. Mirror. 30 March.

Teen arrested in theft of model spaceship from UFO museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Teen arrested in theft of model spaceship from UFO museum. Salon. 28 March.

Skulduggery at King's College Cambridge, as expensive 'library skull' goes missing

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2016). Skulduggery at King's College Cambridge, as expensive 'library skull' goes missing. Cambridge News. 24 March.

Revealed: The bizarre items stolen from London's most popular museums

(United Kingdom)

Jamie Bullen (2016). Revealed: The bizarre items stolen from London's most popular museums. Evening Standard. 24 March.

UFO crash site found! (Not really. Stolen spaceship dumped in ditch. Really.)

(United States of America)

Elise Kaplan (2016). UFO crash site found! (Not really. Stolen spaceship dumped in ditch. Really.). Albuquerque Journal. 23 March.

Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks

(Belgium)

Anny Shaw (2016). Museums and public galleries in Brussels in lockdown in wake of terrorist attacks. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Flying saucer stolen in Roswell (really)

(United States of America)

Lauren Villagran (2016). Flying saucer stolen in Roswell (really). Albuquerque Journal. 22 March.

Rare advertising boards stolen from museum in Ramsey

(United Kingdom)

The Hunts Post (2016). Rare advertising boards stolen from museum in Ramsey. The Hunts Post. 22 March.

UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items

(Poland; United Kingdom)

Associated Press (2016). UK teens face theft charges in Poland over Auschwitz items. The Times of Israel. 21 March.

How a promising musician stole a violin worth millions – and got away with it

(United States of America)

The Washington Post (2016). How a promising musician stole a violin worth millions – and got away with it. The Times-Picayune. 17 March.

Crooks swipe Joe DiMaggio's baseball bat and ball from Times Square attraction

(United States of America)

Tina More (2016). Crooks swipe Joe DiMaggio's baseball bat and ball from Times Square attraction. New York Post. 17 March.

Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2016). Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia. Artlyst. 16 March.

Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges. The Art Newspaper. 15 March.

What It's Like Having a Rare Instrument Stolen

(United States of America)

Doyle Armbrust (2016). What It's Like Having a Rare Instrument Stolen. Chicago Magazine. 15 March.

The Copycat Economy

(General)

Helena Pike (2016). The Copycat Economy. Business of Fashion. 14 March.

The Dream of Treasure Keeps Paraguayans Digging

(Paraguay)

Jonathan Gilbert (2016). The Dream of Treasure Keeps Paraguayans Digging. The New York Times. 10 March.

Nefertiti 3-D Scanning Project in Germany Raises Doubts

(United States of America)

Charly Wilder (2016). Nefertiti 3-D Scanning Project in Germany Raises Doubts. The New York Times. 10 March.

Chimpanzee in top hat and rhino head with fibreglass horn among TV props worth £100,000 stolen from taxidermy warehouse

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett (2016). Chimpanzee in top hat and rhino head with fibreglass horn among TV props worth £100,000 stolen from taxidermy warehouse. The Telegraph. 9 March.

Master and Commander coat stolen

(United States of America)

Daniel Powell (2016). Master and Commander coat stolen. The San Diego Reader. 7 March.

A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World

(United States of America)

Oliver Roeder (2016). A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World. FiveThirtyEight. 4 March.

New rewards offered in case of stolen championship boxing belts

(United States of America)

Localsyr (2016). New rewards offered in case of stolen championship boxing belts. Localsyr. 25 February.

Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot. Scoop Whoop. 25 February.

Man charged with stealing $25,000 in rare video games

(United States of America)

Steven Henshaw (2016). Man charged with stealing $25,000 in rare video games. Reading Eagle. 25 February.

Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums

(Germany)

Art Daily (2016). Symposium at MKG develops ideas for dealing with silver formerly owned by Jews in museums. Art Daily. 22 February.

6 Amazing Oscar Heists and 5 Happy Endings

(General)

Olivia Rutigliano (2016). 6 Amazing Oscar Heists and 5 Happy Endings. Vanity Fair. 19 February.

Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3. The New Indian Express. 17 February.

Kanye West album 'pirated 500,000 times' already

(General)

Zoe Kleinman (2016). Kanye West album 'pirated 500,000 times' already. BBC News. 16 February.

Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree

(United States of America)

Geoffrey Mohan (2016). Looting prompts closures at mining sites in Joshua Tree. Los Angeles Times. 15 February.

Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws

(United Kingdom)

Tim Willis (2016). Why the UK replica furniture market is about to be hit by new copyright laws. The Independent. 15 February.

Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder (2016). Old camcorder footage sparks fresh appeal over antique rail clock stolen in Nineties museum robbery. Belfast Telegraph. 5 February.

Two held with stolen heritage furniture

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Two held with stolen heritage furniture. The Tribune. 2 February.

Thousands of dollars missing from Museum of Idaho

(United States of America)

Stephan Rockefeller (2016). Thousands of dollars missing from Museum of Idaho. East Idaho News. 29 January.

Woman sues AP for taking and selling stock photo of her wearing a headscarf

(United States of America)

Eugene Volokh (2016). Woman sues AP for taking and selling stock photo of her wearing a headscarf. The Washington Post. 25 January.

Chicago Art Institute accuses Level 3 Construction of damaging underground vault

(United States of America)

Robert Hadley (2016). Chicago Art Institute accuses Level 3 Construction of damaging underground vault. Cook County Record. 20 January.

Lego changes bulk buy policy after Ai Weiwei backlash

(General)

BBC News (2016). Lego changes bulk buy policy after Ai Weiwei backlash. BBC News. 13 January.

Can you help find this Co Down railway clock stolen 20 years ago?

(United Kingdom)

Sarah Scott (2016). Can you help find this Co Down railway clock stolen 20 years ago?. Belfast Live. 8 January.

Decorative stones stolen from several local graves

(Ireland)

Independent Westmeath (2016). Decorative stones stolen from several local graves. Independent Westmeath. 8 January.

Former Field Museum employee admits to embezzling more than $400K

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson (2016). Former Field Museum employee admits to embezzling more than $400K. The Chicago Tribune. 4 January.

Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft

(Poland; United Kingdom)

AFP (2015). Two British teens to face trial over Auschwitz theft. Yahoo News. 30 December.

British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum

(Poland; United Kingdom)

JTA (2015). British Teens Indicted for Stealing Artifacts From Auschwutz-Birkenau Museum. Haaretz. 30 December.

Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed

(Brazil)

International Business Times (2015). Brazil: Fire engulfs Portuguese language museum in Sao Paulo, one killed. International Business Times. 22 December.

Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name

(Denmark; United States of America)

WENN (2015). Denmark's Graceland Museum Boss Forced To Change Venue Name. Contact Music. 22 December.

Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal

(India)

P.M. Veerendra (2015). Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal. The Hindu. 22 December.

A millionaire bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's new album. Is this the future of art?

(United States of America)

Caroline Framke (2015). A millionaire bought the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's new album. Is this the future of art?. Vox. 17 December.

Former Field Museum employee charged with theft resulting in $900,000 loss

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson (2015). Former Field Museum employee charged with theft resulting in $900,000 loss. The Chicago Tribune. 16 December.

Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland

(Poland)

BBC News (2015). Nazi gold train: 'No evidence' of discovery in Poland. BBC News. 15 December.

Former Field Museum employee accused of stealing $900,000 over 7 years

(United States of America)

Steve Johnson (2015). Former Field Museum employee accused of stealing $900,000 over 7 years. The Chicago Tribune. 11 December.

Don't Be A Marketing Thief: How Your Content Might Be Breaking The Law

(General)

Shelby Clarke (2015). Don't Be A Marketing Thief: How Your Content Might Be Breaking The Law. Business 2 Community. 5 December.

The Breguet That Got Away: History's Greatest Watch Heist

(Israel; United States of America)

Rebekah Bell (2015). The Breguet That Got Away: History's Greatest Watch Heist. The Robb Report. 2 December.

Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum

(Australia)

ABC Australia (2015). Thieves steal engine parts worth $150k from railway museum. ABC Australia. 1 December.

Oslo wine theft leaves bitter aftertaste

(Norway)

Sarah Bostock (2015). Oslo wine theft leaves bitter aftertaste. The Foreigner. 30 November.

Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested

(India)

Veerendra P.M. (2015). Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested. The Hindu. 28 November.

U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology

(Canada; United Kingdom)

CBC (2015). U.K. fashion house pulls copied Inuit design, here's their apology. CBC. 27 November.

State museums still await CCTV cameras

(India)

TNN (2015). State museums still await CCTV cameras. The Times of India. 27 November.

Cops release burglar's pics, suspect old convict

(India)

TNN (2015). Cops release burglar's pics, suspect old convict. The Times of India. 26 November.

Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary

(United States of America)

Grundy County Herald (2015). Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary. Grundy County Herald. 25 November.

Poet Kuvempu's house burgled, Padma medals stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Poet Kuvempu's house burgled, Padma medals stolen. The Times of India. 25 November.

Kuvempu memorial ransacked

(India)

Padma Shri (2015). Kuvempu memorial ransacked. The Hindu. 24 November.

Sexton: Search for cello that disappeared from Reynolda House vexes artist

(United States of America)

Scott Sexton (2015). Sexton: Search for cello that disappeared from Reynolda House vexes artist. Winston-Salem Journal. 22 November.

Scholars gain insight from the geographical and cultural movement of artifacts

(General)

Susan Bell (2015). Scholars gain insight from the geographical and cultural movement of artifacts. Phys.org. 20 November.

Familiar Tree Prevails in Car-Scent Trademark Suit

(United States of America)

Andy Newman (2015). Familiar Tree Prevails in Car-Scent Trademark Suit. The New York Times. 19 November.

Halifax police seek bell stolen from Princess of Acadia ferry

(Canada)

CTV (2015). Halifax police seek bell stolen from Princess of Acadia ferry. CTV. 18 November.

Grundy County Swiss farm museum burglarized

(United States of America)

Times Free Press (2015). Grundy County Swiss farm museum burglarized. Times Free Press. 17 November.

Historic bricks stolen during demolition of old Oswego Village Hall

(United States of America)

Linda Girardi (2015). Historic bricks stolen during demolition of old Oswego Village Hall. The Chicago Tribune. 16 November.

Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell

(United Kingdom)

Adam Vaughan (2015). Science Museum ends sponsorship deal with Shell. The Guardian. 12 November.

New Zealand Herald Reserve Bank apologises over stolen design on new $10 bank note

(New Zealand)

Susan Strongman (2015). New Zealand Herald Reserve Bank apologises over stolen design on new $10 bank note. The New Zealand Herald. 11 November.

NASA's Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned

(United States of America)

Jason Koebler (2015). NASA's Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned. Motherboard. 11 November.

FBI joins hunt for Boxing Hall of Fame stolen championship belts

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Doran (2015). FBI joins hunt for Boxing Hall of Fame stolen championship belts. Syracuse.com. 10 November.

'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland

(Poland)

Alex Duval Smith (2015). 'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland. The Guardian. 8 November.

John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Reuters (2015). John Lennon's guitar sold for $2.4m at auction. The Guardian. 8 November.

Cornelissen cello, worth $40,000, stolen in North Carolina

(United States of America)

Miles Dilorth (2015). Cornelissen cello, worth $40,000, stolen in North Carolina. The Strad. 3 November.

Several guns stolen from Museum of the West

(United States of America)

Amy Hamilton (2015). Several guns stolen from Museum of the West. The Daily Sentinel. 2 November.

Suspect named in original state flag caper

(United States of America)

Jonathan Ellis (2015). Suspect named in original state flag caper. Argus Leader. 2 November.

Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Looters dig up Holocaust victims' graves at Nazi death camp Sobibor in hunt for gold. The Daily Mail. 2 November.

Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink

(United Kingdom)

Victoria Ward (2015). Literary vandal defaces the summit of Scafell Pike with poetry in permanent black ink. The Telegraph. 30 October.

Batman, Captain America vintage comics stolen from Dartmouth driveway

(Canada)

Anjuli Patil (2015). Batman, Captain America vintage comics stolen from Dartmouth driveway. CBC. 28 October.

Upstate New York Police Stop Indiana Jones in Fast Cruise Raid

(United States of America)

Jaime Fuller (2015). Upstate New York Police Stop Indiana Jones in Fast Cruise Raid. New York Magazine. 27 October.

Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe

(United Kingdom)

James Dunn (2015). Ram-raiders used BULLDOZER to smash their way into an antiques shop causing £500,000 of damage – but left empty-handed because there was no cash in the safe. The Daily Mail. 26 October.

Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo

(United States of America)

Matthew Dutton (2015). Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo. The Register-Mail. 26 October.

Traditional owners mark Uluru handback

(Australia)

AAP (2015). Traditional owners mark Uluru handback. 9 News. 25 October.

Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum

(Australia)

Lucy Cormack (2015). Fire destroys historic trams and buses at Sydney Tramway Museum. The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 October.

Police charge man with cemetery gates theft

(United States of America)

Jonathan Shugarts (2015). Police charge man with cemetery gates theft. Citizen's News. 22 October.

Suspect Wanted in Connection With Wine Thefts Across Northeast

(United States of America)

Jamie Ratliff (2015). Suspect Wanted in Connection With Wine Thefts Across Northeast. NBC. 22 October.

Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves

(United States of America)

Jackie Northam (2015). Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves. NPR. 21 October.

US asks to be re-elected to UNESCO board

(United States of America)

DW (2015). US asks to be re-elected to UNESCO board. DW. 19 October.

Two months later, Massachusetts family still desperately searching for stolen Ronald McDonald statue

(United States of America)

Jason Silverstein (2015). Two months later, Massachusetts family still desperately searching for stolen Ronald McDonald statue. NY Daily News. 18 October.

Sticky situation: maple syrup bandits face Quebec courts for infamous heist

(Canada)

Jared Lindzon (2015). Sticky situation: maple syrup bandits face Quebec courts for infamous heist. The Guardian. 18 October.

Community rebuilds Indian shelter at Novato museum after vandalism

(United States of America)

Stephanie Weldy (2015). Community rebuilds Indian shelter at Novato museum after vandalism. Marinij. 17 October.

Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed

(United Kingdom)

Abigail Rowe (2015). Elizabeth Hurley Booted From V&A Museum After Selfie on 16th-Century Bed. Observer. 13 October.

Largest database of stolen watches launched

(General)

Tom Davis (2015). Largest database of stolen watches launched. Jewellery Focus. 13 October.

'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Barrett (2015). 'Poisonous feud' poses a tricky conundrum at the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The Telegraph. 13 October.

Reward offered for 'priceless' fences stolen from Macrorie House Museum

(South Africa)

Amil Umraw (2015). Reward offered for 'priceless' fences stolen from Macrorie House Museum. The Witness. 7 October.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2015). Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials. BBC News. 6 October.

James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder found after 55 years?

(United States of America)

Ronan Glon (2015). James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder found after 55 years?. Left Lane. 1 October.

Possible Nazi Tunnels Fuel Treasure Seekers in Poland

(Poland)

Joanna Berendt (2015). Possible Nazi Tunnels Fuel Treasure Seekers in Poland. The New York Times. 29 September.

Nazi 'gold train': Polish Army start digging but men who originally claimed find say efforts are 'pointless'

(Poland)

Rose Troup Buchanan (2015). Nazi 'gold train': Polish Army start digging but men who originally claimed find say efforts are 'pointless'. The Independent. 29 September.

Hastings museum mascot missing

(United Kingdom)

Hastings & St. Leonards Observer (2015). Hastings museum mascot missing. Hastings & St. Leonards Observer. 22 September.

Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row

(Ukraine)

BBC News (2015). Putin and Berlusconi in Crimea wine row. BBC News. 19 September.

Beach Boys surfboard stolen from Calgary-area casino returned safe

(Canada)

Bill Kaufmann (2015). Beach Boys surfboard stolen from Calgary-area casino returned safe. Calgary Sun. 18 September.

Two Maine men accused of museum thefts after drunken wheelchair spree

(United States of America)

Dawn Gagnon (2015). Two Maine men accused of museum thefts after drunken wheelchair spree. Bangor Daily News. 18 September.

Antique Madera farm equipment stolen

(United States of America)

Jim Guy (2015). Antique Madera farm equipment stolen. The Fresno Bee. 17 September.

Uncorking wine fraud without opening the bottle

(General)

Erika Szymanski (2015). Uncorking wine fraud without opening the bottle. Palate Press. 15 September.

Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship

(United Kingdom)

Kevin Rawlinson (2015). Activists occupy British Museum over BP sponsorship. The Guardian. 13 September.

On eve of Exhibition, historic medals stolen

(Canada)

Kevin Rothbauer (2015). On eve of Exhibition, historic medals stolen. Cowichan Valley Citizen. 11 September.

Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot

(Poland)

Ed Wight (2015). Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot. The Daily Mail. 9 September.

Poland treasure hunters 'expelled from local history society'

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2015). Poland treasure hunters 'expelled from local history society'. The Telegraph. 7 September.

£32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'

(United Kingdom)

John Dunne (2015). £32,000 stuffed wolf stolen from granddaughter of Charlie Watts 'by lads on night out'. Evening Standard. 30 August.

Death bed confession in Nazi gold hunt

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2015). Death bed confession in Nazi gold hunt. Irish Independent. 29 August.

Tourists Flock to Ksiaz Castle in Poland as Underground Nazi Gold Train Discovered

(Poland)

Jim Dobson (2015). Tourists Flock to Ksiaz Castle in Poland as Underground Nazi Gold Train Discovered. Forbes. 29 August.

Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester

(United Kingdom)

Beth Abbit (2015). Unique 'knight's head' stolen from locked cabinet at the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester. Manchester Evening News. 25 August.

Baby girl's missing headstone returned, 70 years later

(United States of America)

Casey Logan (2015). Baby girl's missing headstone returned, 70 years later. Omaha.com. 23 August.

Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2015). Police hunt burglar after antique tea set stolen from stately home. ITV News. 21 August.

'Nazi train' filled with treasure reportedly found in Poland

(Poland)

DW (2015). 'Nazi train' filled with treasure reportedly found in Poland. DW. 19 August.

Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany

(United Kingdom)

STV (2015). Bute House: 'No evidence' chandelier was looted from Nazi Germany. STV. 17 August.

Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2015). Chandelier in First Minister's official residence 'may have been looted from Nazi Germany'. The Herald. 16 August.

Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum

(United Kingdom)

Pete Bainbridge (2015). Police taunt Manchester United fans on Twitter after theft from football museum. Mirror. 13 August.

The San Francisco Police Department Has an Instagram Officer

(United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). The San Francisco Police Department Has an Instagram Officer. Hyperallergic. 13 August.

Tennessee State Museum employee arraigned on theft charges

(United States of America)

Stacey Barchenger (2015). Tennessee State Museum employee arraigned on theft charges. The Tennessean. 12 August.

Is it OK to buy replica furniture?

(Australia)

Elicia Murray (2015). Is it OK to buy replica furniture?. Domain. 11 August.

Stolen Stradivarius violin is recovered after 35 years

(United States of America)

Ben Nuckols (2015). Stolen Stradivarius violin is recovered after 35 years. Associated Press. 6 August.

Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain

(United Kingdom)

Nick Morrison (2015). Letter box larceny: curious crimes bedevil Great Britain. The China Post. 3 August.

Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized

(United States of America)

JTA (2015). Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized. Haaretz. 1 August.

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in. The Local. 29 July.

Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie

(Switzerland)

Thieves steal items from clock museum

Tribune de Genève (2015). Des voleurs dérobent des objets au musée d'horlogerie. Tribune de Genève. 28 July.

Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'

(United Kingdom)

Mike Brooke (2015). Museum in Cable St about women and suffragettes turns out to be 'Jack the Ripper'. The Docklands & East London Advertiser. 28 July.

Burglars hit Masonic Lodge

(United States of America)

Rachel Van Horn (2015). Burglars hit Masonic Lodge. Woodward News. 26 July.

Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Yandell (2015). Cufflinks made from Bluebird car and worth £3,500 stolen from Beaulieu. Southern Daily Echo. 24 July.

Man, woman accused of stealing ancient ivory penis carvings from NC business

(United States of America)

Fox (2015). Man, woman accused of stealing ancient ivory penis carvings from NC business. Fox. 23 July.

$1 million reward offered for ruby slippers stolen from Minnesota museum

(United States of America)

Lisa Kaczke (2015). $1 million reward offered for ruby slippers stolen from Minnesota museum. Grand Forks Herald. 10 July.

Major Native American jewelry collection stolen

(United States of America)

Chris McKee (2015). Major Native American jewelry collection stolen. KRQE News. 8 July.

Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall

(United Kingdom)

Lucy Leeson (2015). Rare Victorian perfume bottle stolen from Burton Constable Hall. Hull Daily Mail. 2 July.

An impossible watch heist, now on display at Jerusalem museum

(Israel)

Ilene Prusher (2015). An impossible watch heist, now on display at Jerusalem museum. Haaretz. 1 July.

Two British public schoolboys freed after arrest on suspicion of stealing items at Auschwitz

(Poland)

Matthew Day (2015). Two British public schoolboys freed after arrest on suspicion of stealing items at Auschwitz. The Telegraph. 23 June.

Ukraine community seeks return of cultural artifact

(Canada)

Sarah Moore (2015). Ukraine community seeks return of cultural artifact. Timmins Press. 22 June.

Heist or art? Ex-MIT lecturer pleads guilty to bank robbery

(United States of America)

Malcolm Gay (2015). Heist or art? Ex-MIT lecturer pleads guilty to bank robbery. The Boston Globe. 16 June.

Historical carpet lost at museum

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2015). Historical carpet lost at museum. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 June.

Divers search lake for stolen 'Wizard of Oz' ruby slippers

(United States of America)

News 13 (2015). Divers search lake for stolen 'Wizard of Oz' ruby slippers. News 13. 12 June.

Hunt on for missing national treasure

(North Korea)

Kang Mi Jin (2015). Hunt on for missing national treasure. Daily NK. 1 June.

Gold coins also reported missing from Boston Public Library

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Gold coins also reported missing from Boston Public Library. The New Zealand Herald. 30 May.

Two years probation for man who stole Elton John's glasses

(United States of America)

WREG (2015). Two years probation for man who stole Elton John's glasses. WREG. 26 May.

Silverton Inn looted

(Canada)

Greg Nesteroff (2015). Silverton Inn looted. Nelson Star. 26 May.

'Eyeball' Mask, Classic Album Cover Of 'The Residents' Stolen From SF Man

(United States of America)

CBS (2015). 'Eyeball' Mask, Classic Album Cover Of 'The Residents' Stolen From SF Man. CBS. 22 May.

Neuquén es la provincia que más lucha contra el tráfico arqueológico y paleontológico

(Argentina)

Neuquén is the province that is leading the fight against archaeological and paleontological trafficking

Neuquen al Instante (2015). Neuquén es la provincia que más lucha contra el tráfico arqueológico y paleontológico. Neuquen al Instante. 20 May.

Valuable, 60-year-old bonsai stolen from Federal Way museum

(United States of America)

Leah Todd (2015). Valuable, 60-year-old bonsai stolen from Federal Way museum. Seattle Times. 18 May.

$75K in Grateful Dead memorabilia stolen from Union auction house, police say

(United States of America)

Northwest Herald (2015). $75K in Grateful Dead memorabilia stolen from Union auction house, police say. Northwest Herald. 18 May.

Love Activists: 'Stolen' war memorial plaque is 'hidden behind a radiator'

(United Kingdom)

John Siddle (2015). Love Activists: 'Stolen' war memorial plaque is 'hidden behind a radiator'. Liverpool Echo. 13 May.

Who Are the Rightful Owners of Artifacts of Oppression?

(United States of America)

Aaminah Shakur (2015). Who Are the Rightful Owners of Artifacts of Oppression?. Hyperallergic. 7 May.

How Thieves Stole The Most Expensive Watch In The World: An Excerpt From Marie Antoinette's Watch

(Israel)

John Biggs (2015). How Thieves Stole The Most Expensive Watch In The World: An Excerpt From Marie Antoinette's Watch. Tech Crunch. 7 May.

Ukrainians Try to Solve the Mystery of the Golden Loaf

(Ukraine)

James Marson (2015). Ukrainians Try to Solve the Mystery of the Golden Loaf. The Wall Street Journal. 4 May.

AG: Mineral museum collection not stolen

(United States of America)

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez (2015). AG: Mineral museum collection not stolen. AZ Central. 4 May.

Authorities in Tanzania struggle to save historical monuments from harm

(Tanzania)

Xinhua (2015). Authorities in Tanzania struggle to save historical monuments from harm. Spy Ghana. 11 April.

Why We Have a Civic Responsibility to Protect Cultural Treasures During Wartime

(General)

Richard Kurin (2015). Why We Have a Civic Responsibility to Protect Cultural Treasures During Wartime. Smithsonian. 10 April.

Anonymous tip leads to stolen museum statue

(Trinidad and Tobago)

Rachael Espinet (2015). Anonymous tip leads to stolen museum statue. Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. 10 April.

Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show

(United Kingdom; Australia)

Paul Daley (2015). Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show. The Guardian. 9 April.

Don't break the law in statue battle - Mthethwa

(South Africa)

Maryna Lamprecht (2015). Don't break the law in statue battle - Mthethwa. News 24. 8 April.

Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2015). Fabergé thief who flogged antiques worth £700k for just £100 is jailed. The Telegraph. 8 April.

Hue bringing home royal rickshaw from France, hopes to retrieve plundered relics

(Vietnam)

Bui Ngoc Long (2015). Hue bringing home royal rickshaw from France, hopes to retrieve plundered relics. Thanh Nien News. 8 April.

Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom

(United Kingdom)

Artlyst (2015). Fabergé Egg Thief Pleads Guilty In London Courtroom. Artlyst. 6 April.

More Than $1 Million of Timepieces Stolen From Geneva Watchmaker

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2015). More Than $1 Million of Timepieces Stolen From Geneva Watchmaker. Swiss Info. 26 March.

Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!

(United Kingdom)

Carl Fallowfield (2015). Crucial piece of England's highest mountain pinched… and we want it back!. Cumbria Crack. 25 March.

Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2015). Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe. Ahram Online. 24 March.

Museum 'smacked' by theft of rare coins

(United States of America)

Jessica Shumaker (2015). Museum 'smacked' by theft of rare coins. St. Joseph News-Press. 20 March.

Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means

(Italy)

Rosie Scammell (2015). Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means. The Guardian. 19 March.

Theft of Ukraine's 'Golden Loaf' Reflects the Revolution's Failings

(Ukraine)

Simon Shuster (2015). Theft of Ukraine's 'Golden Loaf' Reflects the Revolution's Failings. Time. 18 March.

Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

(Tunisia)

Chris Stephen (2015). Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site. The Guardian. 18 March.

€25,000 cheese grater stolen from Amsterdam museum

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2015). €25,000 cheese grater stolen from Amsterdam museum. NL Times. 3 March.

Iraq: 'Bidders vie' for Saddam Hussein execution rope

(Iraq)

BBC News (2015). Iraq: 'Bidders vie' for Saddam Hussein execution rope. BBC News. 4 February.

Rare medal stolen from museum

(New Zealand)

Caleb Harris (2014). Rare medal stolen from museum. Stuff.co.nz. 3 December.

NCMM to stop illegal museums

(Nigeria)

Osun Defender (2014). NCMM to stop illegal museums. Osun Defender. 29 November.

Nazi 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen from gate at Dachau concentration camp

(Germany)

Andrew Marszal (2014). Nazi 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen from gate at Dachau concentration camp. The Telegraph. 2 November.

World Series Rings, MVP Plaques Stolen from Yogi Berra Museum: Police

(United States of America)

NBC New York (2014). World Series Rings, MVP Plaques Stolen from Yogi Berra Museum: Police. NBC. 11 October.

Authorities probe burglary at Yogi Berra museum

(United States of America)

Sporting News (2014). Authorities probe burglary at Yogi Berra museum. Sporting News. 8 October.

Red Army Flags Stolen By Assailant At Bishkek Museum

(Kyrgyzstan)

Radio Free Europe (2014). Red Army Flags Stolen By Assailant At Bishkek Museum. Radio Free Europe. 1 September.

Vandals use tractor stolen from museum to churn up golf greens

(United Kingdom)

Durham Times (2014). Vandals use tractor stolen from museum to churn up golf greens. Durham Times. 7 August.

Priceless gem recovered

(Sri Lanka)

Percey Kuruneru (2014). Priceless gem recovered. The Island. 3 August.

The $5 Million Violin and the Telltale Taser: Inside an Epically Stupid Crime

(United States of America)

Justin Rohrlich (2014). The $5 Million Violin and the Telltale Taser: Inside an Epically Stupid Crime. Vice. 10 May.

Stuffed giraffe to have stolen tongue reattached

(United Kingdom)

Edinburgh News (2014). Stuffed giraffe to have stolen tongue reattached. Edinburgh News. 8 May.

The Strange Case of Space History Theft Ends with an Austin Auction

(United States of America)

Dianna Wray (2014). The Strange Case of Space History Theft Ends with an Austin Auction. Houston Press. 1 April.

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera to Come Back from the Moon'

(United States of America)

Alex Pasternack (2014). The Mystery of the 'Only Camera to Come Back from the Moon'. Vice. 25 March.

Delaware lawyer, firm caught up in tale of lost treasure

(United States of America)

Maureen Milford (2014). Delaware lawyer, firm caught up in tale of lost treasure. Delaware Online. 16 March.

Thieves target 'priceless' Golden Spike at Railroad Museum

(United States of America)

David Bienick (2014). Thieves target 'priceless' Golden Spike at Railroad Museum. KCRA. 6 March.

Historical shackles nearly sold off at auction

(New Zealand)

Wepiha Te Kanawa (2014). Historical shackles nearly sold off at auction. Maori Television. 5 March.

Theft of Roger Maris memorabilia from mall remains a mystery

(United States of America)

The Daily Journal (2007). Theft of Roger Maris memorabilia from mall remains a mystery. The Daily Journal. 3 January.