Subject: Arrest

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil

(Spain)

Arrest made for theft of parishioner donations and 18th century chest from Puente Genil church

ABC Spain (2017). Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil. ABC Spain. 5 August.

Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

(India)

DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA Info. 3 August.

Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

(India)

TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.

Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box

(Israel)

Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.

Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 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.

Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.

Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree

(France)

Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.

Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza

(Palestine; Israel; Egypt)

The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 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.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.

53 held for auction trading fraud

(China)

Chen Huizhi (2017). 53 held for auction trading fraud. Shanghai Daily. 29 June.

Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.

Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos. Daily Sabah. 22 June.

Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.

Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed

(India)

TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.

Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

(India)

Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.

A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple

(India)

Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.

Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2017). Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege. The Oregonian. 16 June.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

NOPD arrests reputed art forger wanted in New York

(United States of America)

Jed Lipinski (2017). NOPD arrests reputed art forger wanted in New York. The Times-Picayune. 15 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.

Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.

Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue

(India)

Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.

900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi

(India)

Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.

Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto

(Argentina)

Unusual: Bell stolen from a church and loaded into a car

El Periódico (2017). Insólito: robaron la campana de una iglesia y la cargaron en el auto. El Periódico. 29 May.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2

(Greece)

Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida. CBS. 26 May.

Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.

Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.

Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.

(United States of America)

Jim Monk (2017). Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.. KFGO. 25 May.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.

Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 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.

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

(India)

TNN (2017). Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore. The Times of India. 13 May.

Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron

(Palestine)

Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.

Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts (2017). Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home. Evening Express. 10 May.

SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested

(India)

Amitava Banerjee (2017). SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested. Millennium Post. 8 May.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.

All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft

(United States of America)

Emily Duke (2017). All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft. KMVT. 3 May.

Naked man in a box who crashed the Met gala is arrested

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas (2017). Naked man in a box who crashed the Met gala is arrested. The Art Newspaper. 2 May.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.

Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police. EuroWeekly. 27 April.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2017). SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal. India. 27 April.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested. Business Standard. 22 April.

Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him

(United States of America)

Dana Rieck (2017). Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him. Belleville News-Democrat. 21 April.

Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Donald (2017). Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft. Belleville News-Democrat. 20 April.

How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp (2017). How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters. Mens Journal. 20 April.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

Web India 123 (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held. Web India 123. 18 April.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

Outlook (2017). Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested. Outlook. 15 April.

Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect

(United States of America)

Alex Riggins (2017). Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect. Magic Valley. 14 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.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol. The Times of India. 13 April.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

German art police target Munich show in early March

(Germany)

Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest

(Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest. The Art Newspaper. 30 March.

Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists

(Israel)

Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.

Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome. Ahram Online. 29 March.

Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney (2017). Robert Gentile, A Suspect In Gardner Museum Art Heist, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Weapons Charges. The Hartford Courant. 28 March.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 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.

Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far

(China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

(India)

TNN (2017). Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered. The Times of India. 21 March.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China. ArtNet News. 21 March.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP (2017). Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit. The Straits Times. 20 March.

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross (2017). Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery. The Guardian. 19 March.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias

(Spain)

Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense (2017). Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias. Atlántico. 17 March.

Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft

(Ireland)

Nicola Donnelly (2017). Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft. Irish Independent. 11 March.

Police ask for help finding stolen painting

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Police ask for help finding stolen painting. Channel 3000. 11 March.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll

(Tunisia)

Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.

A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison

(Turkey)

Seph Rodney (2017). A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison. Hyperallergic. 9 March.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle

(Venezuela)

Four people arrested for theft of reliquary from the museum of the Virgen del Valle

María Eugenia Ramírez (2017). Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle. El Carabobeño. 7 March.

Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel

(Israel; Palestine)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel. The Jerusalem Post. 6 March.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa (2017). Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias. Noticias de Gipuzkoa. 6 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí

(Spain)

Resident of Calonge arrested for stealing a chalice from the church of San Martí

EFE (2017). Detienen a un vecino de Calonge que robó el cáliz de la iglesia de Sant Martí. La Vanguardia. 28 February.

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 27 February.

Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings

(Spain)

John Smith (2017). Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings. EuroWeekly. 23 February.

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.

Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.

Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting

(United States of America)

Maria Arcega-Dunn (2017). Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting. Fox. 20 February.

"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso

(France)

Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.

Family catches antiquity thief in the act

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.

Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities

(Greece)

Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 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.

A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall. The Salt Lake Tribune. 13 February.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts

(Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 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.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.

Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students

(United States of America)

Nicole Fleming (2017). Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students. The Boston Globe. 11 February.

Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer

(Chile)

Man who stole piece of art was arrested after boasting of crime to woman

P. Silva (2017). Hombre que robó obra de arte fue detenido tras jactarse de delito para hablar con mujer. La Tercera. 10 February.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.

5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). 5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work. Daily Sabah. 9 February.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.

Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

(Israel; Palestine)

Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.

Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments

(United States of America)

John R. Ellement (2017). Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments. The Boston Globe. 6 February.

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán

(Mexico)

Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 5 February.

For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat

(France)

Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas (2017). 'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.

Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2017). Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested. Hiru News. 31 January.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

(Spain)

The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

Sarasota art theft suspects caught

(United States of America)

10 News (2017). Sarasota art theft suspects caught. 10 News. 30 January.

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

(India)

Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

Khaskhabar (2017). 150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा. Khaskhabar. 27 January.

Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered. Ahram Online. 24 January.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 23 January.

Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora"

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.

Cuban Dissident Artist 'El Sexto' Released From Maximum Security Prison

(Cuba)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Cuban Dissident Artist 'El Sexto' Released From Maximum Security Prison. ArtNet News. 23 January.

Art returned after burglary admitted

(New Zealand)

Daniel Birchfield (2017). Art returned after burglary admitted. Otago Daily Times. 23 January.

Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring

(Spain)

Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.

Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte

(Spain)

A Europol macrooperation results in the recovery of more than 3,500 art objects

La Vanguardia (2017). Una macrooperación de la Europol permite recuperar más de 3.500 obras de arte. La Vanguardia. 22 January.

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 January.

Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins. Arutz Sheva. 19 January.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

(India)

Gargi Verma (2017). 2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations. Mumbai Mirror. 18 January.

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested over Karave temple theft case. The Times of India. 18 January.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.

Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal

(United States of America)

Macaela J. Bennett (2017). Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal. Greenwich Time. 12 January.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Prison for theft of a chalice and lottery money from an Onda church

El Mundo (2017). A prisión por robar un cáliz y dinero de la lotería de una iglesia de Onda. El Mundo. 11 January.

Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Eagle Radio (2017). Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture. Eagle Radio. 11 January.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda

(Spain)

Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.

Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting

(United States of America)

Chattanoogan (2017). Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting. Chattanoogan. 11 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.

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals. My Republica. 7 January.

Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held

(India)

Prasad Kulkarni (2017). Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held. The Times of India. 4 January.

Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

(United States of America)

Record & Landmark (2016). Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs. Record & Landmark. 29 December.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested

(Russia)

RAPSI (2016). Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested. RAPSI. 28 December.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Australia; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service

(New Zealand)

Hannah Martin (2016). Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service. Stuff.co.nz. 20 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol. The Times of India. 18 December.

Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno

(United States of America)

Ken Daley (2016). Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno. Nola. 15 December.

'Close friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle (2016). 'Close friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings. The New Orleans Advocate. 15 December.

Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster

(United States of America)

David Scott (2016). Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster. WDRB. 14 December.

Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee. The Times of Israel. 14 December.

Police crack temple theft case, two held

(India)

CT Bureau (2016). Police crack temple theft case, two held. City Today. 13 December.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed. The Hindu. 9 December.

Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing. The Daily Mail. 8 December.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 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.

La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea

(Spain)

Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea

Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

(Malta)

Noah Charney (2016). The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist. Salon. 4 December.

Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects

(United States of America)

WOWT (2016). Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects. WOWT. 2 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

(India; Nepal)

Express News Service (2016). 2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held. The New Indian Express. 30 November.

ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.

4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested

(India)

TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1

(India)

TNN (2016). Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1. The Times of India. 30 November.

कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर

(India)

Trident of gold stolen from the Kaila mata temple, three thieves caught

Khaskhabar (2016). कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर. Khaskhabar. 29 November.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News (2016). Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow. BBC News. 29 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.

Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia

(Mexico)

Man tried to steal a virgin's medal in church

Emilio Fernandez (2016). Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia. El Universal. 23 November.

Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains. The Times of India. 23 November.

Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests

(South Korea)

Victoria Stapley-Brown Nathalie Eggs (2016). Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests. The Art Newspaper. 21 November.

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts. Egypt Independent. 18 November.

Man Claims Mistress Ran Off With $15 Million in Erotic Art

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Man Claims Mistress Ran Off With $15 Million in Erotic Art. ArtNet News. 14 November.

Lantana officer recounts bizarre art theft investigation

(United States of America)

Alanna Quillen (2016). Lantana officer recounts bizarre art theft investigation. WPTV. 10 November.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.

Antiquities seized

(Cyprus)

Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.

Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed

(Australia)

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

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.

Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed. Udaipur Times. 8 November.

Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos

(Austria)

Christopher D. Shea (2016). Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos. The New York Times. 8 November.

Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery

(Slovenia; Austria)

STA (2016). Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery. STA. 7 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran

(Iran)

BBC News (2016). 'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran. BBC News. 31 October.

Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized. The New Indian Express. 28 October.

Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Gareth Harris (2016). Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 October.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.

Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 October.

'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Christine Hauser (2016). 'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan. The New York Times. 26 October.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.

Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2016). Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols. The Himalayan Times. 19 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police

(India)

TNN (2016). Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police. The Times of India. 19 October.

Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house

(India)

Deccan Herald (2016). Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house. Deccan Herald. 18 October.

Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts

(United Arab Emirates)

Associated Press (2016). Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts. ABC United States. 18 October.

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram. The Hindu. 18 October.

Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts

(United States of America)

Brett Barrouquere (2016). Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts. Chron. 18 October.

Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held

(India)

TNN (2016). Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held. The Times of India. 17 October.

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found. Orissa Post. 16 October.

Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts. Egypt Independent. 13 October.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'

(Greece)

AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.

Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring

(Greece)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Arrests for looting of archaeological stones

Tribuna (2016). Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas. Tribuna. 25 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 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.

Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples. The Times of India. 21 September.

City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka

(India)

Nishikant Karlikar (2016). City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka. The Times of India. 16 September.

5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held. India Today. 15 September.

Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts

(Taiwan)

Chun-fu Chiu (2016). Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts. Taipei Times. 9 September.

Plymouth teen charged with stealing lobster statue

(United States of America)

Emily Clark (2016). Plymouth teen charged with stealing lobster statue. The Patriot News. 9 September.

Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Daily News (2016). Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded. Daily News. 5 September.

Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon

(Lebanon)

The Daily Star (2016). Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon. The Daily Star. 3 September.

SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made

(United States of America)

KTVU (2016). SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made. KTVU. 2 September.

Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft

(Ireland)

David Kearns (2016). Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft. Irish Independent. 31 August.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella

(Spain)

John Smith (2016). Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella. EuroWeekly. 29 August.

Looters hit county's archaeological sites

(United States of America)

Lazaro Aleman (2016). Looters hit county's archaeological sites. ECB Publishing. 23 August.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.

Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments. The Kathmandu Post. 21 August.

Man who stole Diana Vreeland portrait says he was drunk

(United States of America)

Jennifer Bain (2016). Man who stole Diana Vreeland portrait says he was drunk. New York Post. 21 August.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.

Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest. ArtNet News. 17 August.

Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Weaver (2016). Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy. The Guardian. 15 August.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.

All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores

(India)

Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.

'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses

(Spain)

Harvey Day (2016). 'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses. The Daily Mail. 6 August.

Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock. The Jerusalem Post. 4 August.

Robó en una ermita y fué detenido por querer venderles a los vecinos

(Argentina)

Man robs chapel, is arrested trying to sell to neighbours.

Iguazu Noticias (2016). Robó en una ermita y fué detenido por querer venderles a los vecinos. Iguazu Noticias. 4 August.

Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang

(Malaysia)

Malay Mail (2016). Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang. Malay Mail. 2 August.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Dacoit gang busted, 4 held

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Dacoit gang busted, 4 held. The New Indian Express. 1 August.

Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested

(Turkey)

Helen Stoilas (2016). Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested. The Art Newspaper. 29 July.

En Izúcar, intentan linchar a ladrón de arte sacro; cómplice huye

(Mexico)

In Izúcar, attempted lynching of sacred art thief, accomplice flees

Ángulo7 (2016). En Izúcar, intentan linchar a ladrón de arte sacro; cómplice huye. Ángulo7. 29 July.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2016). Temple burglary gang busted. Bangkok Post. 28 July.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple priest arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 24 July.

Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru. Daijiworld. 23 July.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

(India)

Shafaque Alam (2016). Three cops booked for selling stolen goods. The Times of India. 17 July.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.

Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2016). Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 July.

Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2016). Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots. Hiru News. 5 July.

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

(Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2016). Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves. Arutz Sheva. 4 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa

(Mexico)

Suspect accused of robbing a Xalapa church arrested

Gary Montes (2016). Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa. Imagen del Golfo. 3 July.

Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza

(Spain)

Assumed robbers of the crown of the Virgen de la Cabeza arrested

CLM24 (2016). Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza. CLM24. 30 June.

5-star hotel employee held for temple theft

(India)

TNN (2016). 5-star hotel employee held for temple theft. The Times of India. 29 June.

Two arrested after art theft attempt at airport

(United States of America)

Kassandra Parisi (2016). Two arrested after art theft attempt at airport. Spotlight News. 28 June.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.

Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues

(India)

TNN (2016). Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues. The Times of India. 25 June.

Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released

(India)

TNN (2016). Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released. The Times of India. 24 June.

Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera

(India)

DNA (2016). Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera. DNA. 24 June.

Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes

(United States of America)

Hannah Schwarz (2016). Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes. Journal Sentinel. 24 June.

Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft

(India)

AFP (2016). Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft. Hindustan Times. 22 June.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.

Man arrested in theft of trailer containing $250,000 in artwork by Matisse and Chagall

(United States of America)

Veronica Rocha (2016). Man arrested in theft of trailer containing $250,000 in artwork by Matisse and Chagall. Los Angeles Times. 21 June.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.

Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Martin Williams (2016). Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home. The Herald. 20 June.

Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.

Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks

(Spain)

Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.

Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed

(Zimbabwe)

Nqobile Tshili (2016). Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed. Chronicle. 16 June.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers

(Greece)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.

Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found. Cyprus Mail. 9 June.

Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs

(France)

Henry Samuel (2016). Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs. The Telegraph. 9 June.

Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias

(Spain)

Three arrested for 35 robberies in schools and churches

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias. Europa Press. 9 June.

Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul

(Turkey)

Yeni Şafak (2016). Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 8 June.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

(Malaysia)

AFP (2016). Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown. The Daily Mail. 6 June.

Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ari Soffer (2016). Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car. Israel National News. 6 June.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.

Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

(Spain)

Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested

Diario de Alto Aragón (2016). Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Diario de Alto Aragón. 4 June.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Priest nabbed for robbing churches. eKathimerini. 2 June.

Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches

(United Kingdom)

Geraldine Scott (2016). Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches. Evening News 24. 1 June.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.

International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months

(Australia)

Bianca Hall (2016). International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months. The Age. 31 May.

Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works

(Spain)

Nadia Khomami (2016). Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works. The Guardian. 28 May.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The New Indian Express. 22 May.

Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home

(United Kingdom)

L. Churchill (2016). Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home. Bristol Post. 20 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.

Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge

(United Kingdom)

Salisbury Journal (2016). Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge. Salisbury Journal. 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.

Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting

(United States of America)

Gabrielle Fonrouge (2016). Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting. New York Post. 18 May.

Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited

(Cuba; Greece)

Yiannis Souliotis (2016). Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited. eKathimerini. 18 May.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures

(Italy)

AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.

पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार

(India)

Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

Patrika (2016). पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 11 May.

Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias

(Spain)

Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches

EFE (2016). Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias. La Cronica de Badajoz. 5 May.

Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria

(Spain)

Arrest for stealing two silver candelabras from the church of la Victoria

César Pérez Pacheco (2016). Detenido por robar dos candelabros de plata de la iglesia de la Victoria. Jerez Sin Fronteras. 3 May.

Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri. The Hindu. 29 April.

Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

(United States of America)

Ian Lovett (2016). Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges. The New York Times. 22 April.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million

(Greece)

A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.

Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case. The Hans India. 20 April.

Prolific graffiti artist known as 'Super' arrested by St. Louis police

(United States of America)

Christine Byers (2016). Prolific graffiti artist known as 'Super' arrested by St. Louis police. St. Louis Post-Dispach. 14 April.

Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Lakmal Sooriyagoda (2016). Museum burglary main suspect further remanded. Daily News. 12 April.

HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels. The Hindu. 8 April.

Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer

(Norway)

The Scotsman (2016). Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer. The Scotsman. 6 April.

Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years

(Norway)

AFP (2016). Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years. The Guardian. 6 April.

Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held

(India)

Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 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.

Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

Four held; stolen idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Four held; stolen idols recovered. The Hindu. 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.

Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop

(India)

TNN (2016). Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop. The Times of India. 27 March.

Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations

(France)

Elenore Thery (2016). Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard

(China)

Catherine Wong (2016). Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard. South China Morning Post. 25 March.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

(Yemen; Israel)

Sandy Rashty (2016). Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah. The Jewish Chronicle. 24 March.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC

(India)

IANS (2016). Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC. The Times of India. 21 March.

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols. The Hindu. 19 March.

Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana

(United States of America)

Chris Jennewein (2016). Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana. My News LA. 19 March.

Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects

(Italy)

Jenny Starrs (2016). Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects. The Washington Post. 17 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.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

The Hindu (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The Hindu. 12 March.

Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended. The Times of India. 10 March.

Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized

(Thailand)

Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.

'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items

(France)

AFP (2016). 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items. The Journal. 6 March.

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

(Philippines)

Anne Fernandez (2016). Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery. Inter Aksyon. 6 March.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.

Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net

(India)

TNN (2016). Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net. The Times of India. 4 March.

Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US

(United States of America; Romania)

Reuters (2016). Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US. New York Post. 4 March.

Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft. The Indian Express. 4 March.

5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered. Business Standard. 4 March.

Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.

Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reed (2016). Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case. KOB4. 25 February.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

(France)

DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 February.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

Idol lifters nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

(India)

Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.

Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria)

(Spain)

Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)

Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria). El Diario. 9 February.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet

(Spain)

A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.

2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.

Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32

(Egypt)

Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.

Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias

(Spain)

Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

Europa Press (2016). Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias. 20 Minutos. 5 February.

Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks. ArtNet News. 4 February.

Two held with stolen heritage furniture

(India)

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

Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

(United States of America)

Grant Sloan (2016). Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered. Ozarks First. 1 February.

Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

(China)

Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house

(Ireland)

The Journal (2016). Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house. The Journal. 27 January.

La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi

(Spain)

Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.

Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.

Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti

(United States of America)

Carmen Duarte (2016). Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti. Arizona Daily Star. 27 January.

Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas

(Paraguay)

Specialists implicated in the theft of sacred statues: had a connection with collectors

Hoy (2016). Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas. Hoy. 27 January.

Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Yellow Advertiser (2016). Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 27 January.

Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias

(Spain)

Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias. El Norte de Castilla. 24 January.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts

(General)

BBC News (2016). 'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts. BBC News. 23 January.

Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone

(United States of America)

Doug Keeler (2016). Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone. Taft Midway Driller. 22 January.

Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples

(India)

Leena Dhankhar (2016). Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples. Hindustan Times. 20 January.

Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum

(Nigeria)

Romoke W. Ahmad (2016). Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum. Daily Trust. 18 January.

मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद

(India)

Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

News 18 (2016). मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद. News 18. 16 January.

Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

(China)

Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.

Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha

(India)

Susant Kumar Das (2016). Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha. IAmIn. 14 January.

Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held. Orissa Post. 13 January.

Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos

(Spain)

Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.

Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 12 January.

'Hollyweed' Sign Prankster Arrested by Los Angeles Police

(United States of America)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). 'Hollyweed' Sign Prankster Arrested by Los Angeles Police. ArtNet News. 10 January.

NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours. Nagpur Today. 5 January.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.

Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder

(United States of America)

Guelda Voien (2015). Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder. Observer. 29 December.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

(Malaysia)

The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.

Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum

(Malaysia)

The Malay Mail (2015). Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum. The Malay Mail. 26 December.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años

(Mexico)

This is How the Robbery at the Anthropology Museum 30 Years Ago Went

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez (2015). Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años. Yancuic. 19 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in

(United States of America)

Herald Dispatch (2015). Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in. Herald Dispatch. 17 December.

Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí

(Peru)

Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí

RPP (2015). Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí. RPP. 16 December.

Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains

(United States of America)

Trish Mehaffey (2015). Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains. The Gazette. 16 December.

Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts

(United States of America)

Chris Cappella (2015). Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts. The Evening Sun. 15 December.

Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond; all artwork recovered

(United States of America)

The Richmond Standard (2015). Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond; all artwork recovered. The Richmond Standard. 15 December.

सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested

Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 December.

Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant

(Tunisia)

Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

Edelweiss Vieira (2015). Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant. Le Monde. 11 December.

Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy (2015). Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid. Deseret News. 11 December.

Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college

(United States of America)

Homa Bash (2015). Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college. News Net 5. 11 December.

Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala

(Guatemala; El Salvador)

Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala

Equilibrium (2015). Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala. Equilibrium. 11 December.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

(India)

IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.

Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural

(Peru)

Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture

Perla Polo Salés (2015). Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural. La Republica. 9 December.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.

Two held for stealing idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.

Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested

(India)

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

Infamous art thief arrested in Athens

(Cuba; Greece)

Neos Kosmos (2015). Infamous art thief arrested in Athens. Neos Kosmos. 27 November.

Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist

(Greece; Cuba)

Ioanna Zikakou (2015). Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist. Greek Reporter. 26 November.

Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins

(Israel)

Ilan Ben Zion (2015). Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 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.

Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland

(United States of America)

Joseph Serna (2015). Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland. Los Angeles Times. 25 November.

Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran

(Iran)

ILNA (2015). Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran. Iran Front Page. 24 November.

India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation

(India)

BBC News (2015). India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation. BBC News. 23 November.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea

(Spain)

Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea

Lukor (2015). Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea. Lukor. 23 November.

On the trail of Paynter's paintings; sold and regained

(Sri Lanka)

Namini Wijedasa (2015). On the trail of Paynter's paintings; sold and regained. The Sunday Times. 22 November.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.

Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held. The Times of India. 20 November.

Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado

(Mexico)

Thief enters through convent to rob church and becomes trapped

Tiempo (2015). Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado. Tiempo. 11 November.

Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered

(India)

The Tribune (2015). Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered. The Tribune. 11 November.

Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores

(India)

Picsture (2015). Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores. Picsture. 8 November.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

Man who stole iconic Mobile oyster shell said he was 'bored'

(United States of America)

Cassie Fambro (2015). Man who stole iconic Mobile oyster shell said he was 'bored'. AL.com. 2 November.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.

ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي»

(Egypt)

"Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids

Ahmed Chalabi (2015). ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي». Almasryalyoum. 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.

CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol

(India)

Ahmedabad Mirror (2015). CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol. Ahmedabad Mirror. 26 October.

Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot

(India)

DHNS (2015). Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot. Deccan Herald. 25 October.

HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

(United Kingdom)

Bess Browning (2015). HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested. Kent Online. 23 October.

Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2015). Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings. The Guardian. 23 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.

Squatter 'makes $300,000 by selling off art collection' from San Francisco mansion

(United States of America)

Tim Walker (2015). Squatter 'makes $300,000 by selling off art collection' from San Francisco mansion. The Independent. 21 October.

Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros

(Cuba)

Associated Press (2015). Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros. The Guardian. 20 October.

La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín

(Colombia)

The story of the thief that urgently needed an alarm clock: robbed a church and fell with the loot

Noticia al Dia (2015). La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín. Noticia al Dia. 20 October.

Squatter busted by SFPD in art theft at vacant Presidio Heights home

(United States of America)

KTVU (2015). Squatter busted by SFPD in art theft at vacant Presidio Heights home. KTVU. 19 October.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group. Novinite. 15 October.

Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted

(South Korea)

Youn-Ho Kim (2015). Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted. Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum

(United States of America)

Adam Lynn (2015). Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum. The News Tribune. 29 September.

Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell

(Ghana)

Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw (2015). Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell. Peace FM. 29 September.

Cop dilemma over antique or fake

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Cop dilemma over antique or fake. Bangalore Mirror. 29 September.

Man arrested with antiquities

(Cyprus)

In Cyprus (2015). Man arrested with antiquities. In Cyprus. 26 September.

Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises

(France)

Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers

Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.

Three arrested for stealing artifacts

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette (2015). Three arrested for stealing artifacts. Saudi Gazette. 16 September.

Roba Virgen de Iglesia

(Mexico)

Theft of Church's Virgin

Gerardo González (2015). Roba Virgen de Iglesia. Plaza de Armas. 14 September.

Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft. The New Indian Express. 13 September.

Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic

(Israel)

Yori Yalon (2015). Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic. Israel Hayom. 8 September.

Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2015). Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet. Murcia Today. 8 September.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.

Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas

(Spain)

Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

Alberto Abascal (2015). Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas. Diario Palentino. 31 August.

Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica

(Spain)

El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica. La Tribuna de Toledo. 29 August.

Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers. Business Standard. 28 August.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

(India)

Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 August.

Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Larson (2015). Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem. Lake County News. 26 August.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case

(India)

TNN (2015). After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case. The Times of India. 26 August.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket. The New Indian Express. 26 August.

Native American artifacts found in van

(United States of America)

Berenice Quirino (2015). Native American artifacts found in van. Lake County Record-Bee. 25 August.

Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid

(Spain)

Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested

iLeon (2015). Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid. iLeon. 25 August.

French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia

(Spain)

The Local (2015). French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia. The Local. 24 August.

Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting

(Netherlands)

Associated Press (2015). Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting. The Guardian. 21 August.

Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal

(Australia)

Harrison Tippet (2015). Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal. The Advertiser. 18 August.

Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed. Daijiworld. 18 August.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.

Filmmaker in idol theft net

(India)

G.C. Shekhar (2015). Filmmaker in idol theft net. The Telegraph. 14 August.

Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found

(Canada)

CTV (2015). Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found. CTV. 13 August.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 August.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city

(India)

Kaumudi Online (2015). Accused in idol theft case held in capital city. Kaumudi Online. 12 August.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone

(Italy)

The Local (2015). Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone. The Local. 11 August.

Un botín eclesiástico

(Spain)

An ecclesiastical booty

Ignacio Cabanes (2015). Un botín eclesiástico. Levante. 9 August.

Racy temple dancers surrender

(Thailand)

Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.

Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

(India)

Mid-day (2015). Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore. Mid-day. 8 August.

Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum

(United States of America)

Valaree Dunn (2015). Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum. WGEM. 6 August.

Man Held for Multiple Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Man Held for Multiple Theft. The New Indian Express. 5 August.

Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana

(Bolivia)

Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

Roberto Charca H. (2015). Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana. La Prensa. 4 August.

Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase

(Israel)

Hayah Goldlist-Eichler (2015). Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.

Police arrest suspect in alleged chain-saw theft from renowned South Jersey artist

(United States of America)

Joe Warner (2015). Police arrest suspect in alleged chain-saw theft from renowned South Jersey artist. NJ.com. 26 July.

Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka

(Belize)

Daniel Ortiz (2015). Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka. 7 News Belize. 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.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

PGR rescata piezas mayas

(Mexico)

PGR rescues Maya artefacts

La Verdad (2015). PGR rescata piezas mayas. La Verdad. 21 July.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

(China)

Nicola Davison (2015). Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself. The Telegraph. 21 July.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.

'Chinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'

(Iraq)

IANS (2015). 'Chinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'. Business Standard. 20 July.

Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church

(Israel)

The Times of Israel (2015). Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church. The Times of Israel. 12 July.

I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal

(India)

Anurag Bende (2015). I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal. Pune Mirror. 11 July.

Charges laid over art theft

(Taiwan)

Chen Wen-chan (2015). Charges laid over art theft. Taipei Times. 10 July.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas

(Spain)

Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.

Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar. The Indian Express. 10 July.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

$70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal

(United States of America)

KATU (2015). $70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal. KATU. 9 July.

Serpent Mound suspect arrested

(United States of America)

Times Gazette (2015). Serpent Mound suspect arrested. Times Gazette. 8 July.

Father enlists 4 kids to unearth 'treasure' from Second Temple period protected by 'demon'

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Father enlists 4 kids to unearth 'treasure' from Second Temple period protected by 'demon'. The Jerusalem Post. 8 July.

Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online

(India; Sri Lanka)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online. Chetan R. 7 July.

தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது

(India)

Two, including a student, arrested for stealing a statue in a temple near Devakottai

Maalaimalar (2015). தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது. Maalaimalar. 6 July.

Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam

(Canada)

Chuck Chiang (2015). Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam. Vancouver Sun. 29 June.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back. The Indian Express. 27 June.

Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente

(Spain)

A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested

Asturias 24 (2015). Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente. Asturias 24. 26 June.

Shepard Fairey Hit with Felony Charges, Arrest Warrant Issued by Detroit Police

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Shepard Fairey Hit with Felony Charges, Arrest Warrant Issued by Detroit Police. ArtNet News. 25 June.

Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango

(Mexico)

Church thief arrested in the city of Durango

UnoTV (2015). Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango. UnoTV. 24 June.

Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs

(Greece)

Associated Press (2015). Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 18 June.

Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar. Z News. 17 June.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.

Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés

(Spain)

Three arrested for stealing a bell from the church of Santiago that had been donated by a parishioner only days before

Diario Sur (2015). Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés. Diario Sur. 10 June.

Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera

(Spain)

Perpetrator of a robbery of silver object from a parsonage in La Ribera arrested

Burgos Conecta (2015). Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera. Burgos Conecta. 9 June.

Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar. The Indian Express. 8 June.

Ex-Chihuly employee charged with stealing $3 million in art

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Wiley (2015). Ex-Chihuly employee charged with stealing $3 million in art. King5. 2 June.

Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts

(United States of America)

Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.

Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities. Ahram Online. 2 June.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi

(India)

Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.

Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft

(India)

Steephan Kayyar (2015). Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft. Daijiworld. 1 June.

Raiding the tomb raiders

(China)

Global Times (2015). Raiding the tomb raiders. Global Times. 31 May.

Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'

(Argentina)

BBC News (2015). Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'. BBC News. 31 May.

Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum

(Vietnam)

Thanh Nien News (2015). Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum. Thanh Nien News. 30 May.

Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2015). Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 29 May.

Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette

(Greece)

A. Makris (2015). Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette. Greek Reporter. 29 May.

Police recover 300 years old idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recover 300 years old idol. Business Standard. 29 May.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

(China)

BBC News (2015). China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts. BBC News. 27 May.

175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid

(China)

CCTV (2015). 175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid. CCTV. 27 May.

Metairie man tried to steal $25K Blue Dog painting from hospital, police say

(United States of America)

Michelle Hunter (2015). Metairie man tried to steal $25K Blue Dog painting from hospital, police say. The Times-Picayune. 27 May.

Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue. Ahram Online. 26 May.

Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago

(Spain)

Twenty arrested from a gang that planned to rob the statues of the church of Santiago

Diario de Almería (2015). Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago. Diario de Almería. 22 May.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

(Pakistan)

Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.

700-yr-old idol recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.

Hundreds of stolen Roman-era artifacts recovered in police raid in Turkey

(Turkey)

BGN News (2015). Hundreds of stolen Roman-era artifacts recovered in police raid in Turkey. BGN News. 17 May.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

(India)

TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार

(India)

Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

Naidunia (2015). महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार. Naidunia. 14 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas

(Spain; Sweden)

Spaniard hides sacred art stolen from Swedish churches in Tenerife

El País (2015). Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas. El País. 11 May.

Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe' 'Tomb Raiders' at Ancient Roman Catacomb

(Israel)

Tazpit News Agency (2015). Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe' 'Tomb Raiders' at Ancient Roman Catacomb. The Jewish Press. 10 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. The New Indian Express. 9 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.

Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

Graham Bowley (2015). Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 2 April.

St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn

(United States of America)

Paul McEnroe (2015). St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn. Star Tribune. 31 March.

Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities

(China)

Richelle Simon (2015). Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave. The Jerusalem Post. 26 March.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts

(Bulgaria)

The Sofia Globe (2015). Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts. The Sofia Globe. 24 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.

Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas

(Guatemala)

Suspect arrested in Guatemala with 12 prehispanic archaeological pieces

La Vanguardia (2015). Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas. La Vanguardia. 20 March.

Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas

(Mexico)

Subject caught for theft in Cabo San Lucas church

UnoTV (2015). Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas. UnoTV. 17 March.

The juice bottle that brought down an art thief

(United States of America)

Dan Lewis (2015). The juice bottle that brought down an art thief. BoingBoing. 6 February.

7 held with ancient Buddha statue

(Nepal)

Rajendra Nath (2015). 7 held with ancient Buddha statue. eKantipur. 6 February.

Frustran intento de robo de acta matrimonial del hijo de Martí para sacarla de Cuba

(Cuba)

Attempted theft of the marriage certificate of the son of Martí to remove it from Cuba thwarted

Daniel Benítez (2015). Frustran intento de robo de acta matrimonial del hijo de Martí para sacarla de Cuba. Cafe Fuerte. 6 February.

Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin

(Turkey; Syria)

BGN News (2015). Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin. BGN News. 3 February.

Tomb raiders arrested in Ashkelon National Park for looting, damaging ancient site

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Tomb raiders arrested in Ashkelon National Park for looting, damaging ancient site. The Jerusalem Post. 1 February.

Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece

(Greece)

eKathimerini (2015). Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 8 January.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols

(India)

TNN (2015). Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols. The Times of India. 7 January.

Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed in Judean Desert Caves

(Israel)

Hillel Fendel (2014). Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed in Judean Desert Caves. Arutz Sheva. 7 December.

Antiquities seized in Rusaifa

(Jordan)

YK (2014). Antiquities seized in Rusaifa. Petra. 2 December.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2014). Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue. The Japan Times. 25 November.

Policía captura a hombre por robo de imágenes religiosas

(Guatemala)

Police arrest a man for robbing religious items

Héctor Contreras (2014). Policía captura a hombre por robo de imágenes religiosas. Prensa Libre. 24 November.

Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue

(United Kingdom)

Breitbart (2014). Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue. Breitbart. 12 October.

Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins. Ahram Online. 10 October.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district

(India)

M. Srinivas (2014). Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district. The Hindu. 8 October.

Police believe stolen Degas has not left Cyprus

(Cyprus)

Constantinos Psillides (2014). Police believe stolen Degas has not left Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 6 October.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.

Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests

(Sri Lanka)

The Sunday Times (2014). Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests. The Sunday Times. 10 August.

Officials deny prison escape in Socotra

(Yemen)

Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (2014). Officials deny prison escape in Socotra. Yemen Times. 6 August.

Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport. Ahram Online. 6 August.

El Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón reclama medidas para la protección del barco fenicio

(Spain)

Mazarrón Council calls for measures to protect Phoenician ship; Spanish

Murcia Economía (2014). El Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón reclama medidas para la protección del barco fenicio. Murcia Economía. 5 August.

Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember (2014). Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures. Indian Country Today. 7 July.

China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid (2014). China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins. Dawn. 2 June.

Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang. Arahm Online. 12 April.

Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'

(Italy)

The Local (2014). Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'. The Local. 7 April.

Police confiscate ancient coffins from tomb raiders in Jerusalem

(Israel)

Daniel K. Eisenbud (2014). Police confiscate ancient coffins from tomb raiders in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post. 31 March.

1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters

(China)

The History Blog (2014). 1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters. The History Blog. 14 March.

Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra

(Syria)

FNA (2014). Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra. Fars News Agencys. 10 March.

Book proves Tweed man's $50m Cezanne painting is real

(Australia)

Nolan Verheij-Full (2014). Book proves Tweed man's $50m Cezanne painting is real. My Daily News. 10 March.

Bolivia: detienen a sacerdote por robo de joyas a la Virgen de Copacabana

(Bolivia)

BBC Mundo (2013). Bolivia: detienen a sacerdote por robo de joyas a la Virgen de Copacabana. BBC Mundo. 26 July.

Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post

(Bolivia; Peru)

Igor I. Solar (2010). Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post. Digital Journal. 27 October.

Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil

(Brazil)

Tom Phillips (2008). Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil. The Guardian. 10 January.

Stolen Jaina image recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2004). Stolen Jaina image recovered. The Hindu. 13 October.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar (2001). Will "Blind Edip" Sing?. Archaeology. 1 January.

Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue

(Nepal; India)

Associated Press (1994). Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue. Associated Press. 20 December.