Subject: Arrest

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered


Daily Excelsior, 18th Jun 2017.

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


Pradeep Gupta, The Times of India, 17th Jun 2017.

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, The Oregonian, 16th Jun 2017.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco


"Periodista Digital", Periodista Digital, 16th Jun 2017.

NOPD arrests reputed art forger wanted in New York

(United States of America)

Jed Lipinski, The Times-Picayune, 15th Jun 2017.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol


Millennium Post, 12th Jun 2017.

Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 12th Jun 2017.

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


Anurag Kamble, Mid-day, 7th Jun 2017.

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


Shiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, 7th Jun 2017.

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


Nitisha Kashyap, News 18, 5th Jun 2017.

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


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

El Periódico, 29th May 2017.

Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2


Associated Press, The Republic, 26th May 2017.

Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida

(United States of America)

Associated Press, CBS, 26th May 2017.

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

(Bulgaria; France; Turkey)

AFP, Daily Sabah, 26th May 2017.

Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey


Anadolu Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 26th May 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Jim Monk, KFGO, 25th May 2017.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft


Global Times, Global Tiems, 22nd May 2017.

Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 21st May 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Adrinenne Cutway, Click Orlando, 19th May 2017.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held


Kashi Prasad, The Times of India, 15th May 2017.

Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce

(United States of America)

Andy Rosen, The Boston Globe, 15th May 2017.

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run


Hou Qiang, Xinhua, 14th May 2017.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore


TNN, The Times of India, 13th May 2017.

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


Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel, 12th May 2017.

Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece


Tornos News, 11th May 2017.

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

(United Kingdom)

Karen Roberts, Evening Express, 10th May 2017.

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


Amitava Banerjee, Millennium Post, 8th May 2017.

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

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 8th May 2017.

All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft

(United States of America)

Emily Duke, KMVT, 3rd May 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 2nd May 2017.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft


Press Trust of India, India, 2nd May 2017.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs


Eva Li, South China Morning Post, 28th Apr 2017.

Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 27th Apr 2017.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS, India, 27th Apr 2017.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 22nd Apr 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Dana Rieck, Belleville News-Democrat, 21st Apr 2017.

Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Donald, Belleville News-Democrat, 20th Apr 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Kathleen Sharp, Mens Journal, 20th Apr 2017.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held


Web India 123, 18th Apr 2017.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested


Outlook, 15th Apr 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Alex Riggins, Magic Valley, 14th Apr 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Fred Barbash, The Washington Post, 14th Apr 2017.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol


TNN, The Times of India, 13th Apr 2017.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 11th Apr 2017.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda


Mumbai Mirror, 11th Apr 2017.

German art police target Munich show in early March


Jeff Starck, Coin World, 31st Mar 2017.

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


Elisabetta Povoledo, The New York Times, 30th Mar 2017.

Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 30th Mar 2017.

Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists


Nir Hasson, Haaretz, 29th Mar 2017.

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


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 29th Mar 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahoney, The Hartford Courant, 28th Mar 2017.

3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul


Daily Sabah, 27th Mar 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Faith Jessie, 3 News, 25th Mar 2017.

11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz


Ben Ariel, Arutz Sheva, 24th Mar 2017.

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


Kinling Lo, South China Morning Post, 23rd Mar 2017.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples


Yang Sheng, Global Times, 22nd Mar 2017.

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered


TNN, The Times of India, 21st Mar 2017.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China


Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 21st Mar 2017.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit


AFP, The Straits Times, 20th Mar 2017.

Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Alice Ross, The Guardian, 19th Mar 2017.

Detenido tras robar limosnas y varias joyas en siete iglesias


Arrest for theft of offerings and various jewels in seven churches

A. Rodriguez Ourense, Atlántico, 17th Mar 2017.

Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft


Nicola Donnelly, Irish Independent, 11th Mar 2017.

Police ask for help finding stolen painting

(United States of America)

Channel 3000, 11th Mar 2017.

Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll


Roi Kais, Ynet News, 11th Mar 2017.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb


Mo Hong'e, ECNS, 10th Mar 2017.

A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison


Seph Rodney, Hyperallergic, 9th Mar 2017.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self


The Hindu, 9th Mar 2017.

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


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

María Eugenia Ramírez, El Carabobeño, 7th Mar 2017.

Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel

(Israel; Palestine)

Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 6th Mar 2017.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias


Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa, 6th Mar 2017.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid


Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mid-day, 4th Mar 2017.

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


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

EFE, La Vanguardia, 28th Feb 2017.

Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site

(United Kingdom)

Michael Race, The Oxford Times, 27th Feb 2017.

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


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 23rd Feb 2017.

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol


TNN, Bosco Dominique, 23rd Feb 2017.

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

(Turkey; Syria)

Fatih Karacali, Hurriyet Daily News, 22nd Feb 2017.

Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting

(United States of America)

Maria Arcega-Dunn, Fox, 20th Feb 2017.

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


Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 20th Feb 2017.

Family catches antiquity thief in the act


Arutz Sheva, 20th Feb 2017.

Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel, 20th Feb 2017.

Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ido Ben Porat, Arutz Sheva, 20th Feb 2017.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin


Glory Moralidad, Travelers Today, 18th Feb 2017.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA, 16th Feb 2017.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol


The Kathmandu Post, 16th Feb 2017.

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


Tornos News, 15th Feb 2017.

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


Press Trust of India, Deccan Chronicle, 14th Feb 2017.

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

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13th Feb 2017.

Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts


Associated Press, The Pueblo Chieftan, 12th Feb 2017.

Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested


TNN, The Times of India, 12th Feb 2017.

Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts

(United Kingdom)

Fiona Hamilton, The Times, 11th Feb 2017.

Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students

(United States of America)

Nicole Fleming, The Boston Globe, 11th Feb 2017.

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


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

P. Silva, La Tercera, 10th Feb 2017.

Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Feb 2017.

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


Daily Sabah, 9th Feb 2017.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling


AFP, The Daily Mail, 8th Feb 2017.

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


Daily Sabah, 7th Feb 2017.

Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site

(Israel; Palestine)

Elisha Ben Kimon, Ynet News, 7th Feb 2017.

Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments

(United States of America)

John R. Ellement, The Boston Globe, 6th Feb 2017.

Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán


Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán

Luis Fuente, Milenio, 5th Feb 2017.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika, 5th Feb 2017.

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


Benoît Morenne, The New York Times, 3rd Feb 2017.

Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya


Egypt Independent, 2nd Feb 2017.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas, Bangkok Post, 31st Jan 2017.

Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 31st Jan 2017.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid


The Local, 31st Jan 2017.

Sarasota art theft suspects caught

(United States of America)

10 News, 30th Jan 2017.

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा


Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

Khaskhabar, 27th Jan 2017.

Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 24th Jan 2017.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts


Ihlas News Agency, Daily Sabah, 23rd Jan 2017.

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


Famagusta Gazette, 23rd Jan 2017.

Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 23rd Jan 2017.

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


Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 23rd Jan 2017.

Art returned after burglary admitted

(New Zealand)

Daniel Birchfield, Otago Daily Times, 23rd Jan 2017.

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

(Bulgaria; Turkey)

The Sofia Globe, 23rd Jan 2017.

Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring


Associated Press, The New York Times, 22nd Jan 2017.

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


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

La Vanguardia, 22nd Jan 2017.

Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 20th Jan 2017.

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


Arutz Sheva, 19th Jan 2017.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations


Gargi Verma, Mumbai Mirror, 18th Jan 2017.

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case


TNN, The Times of India, 18th Jan 2017.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 16th Jan 2017.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple


Kong Meta, The Phnom Penh Post, 16th Jan 2017.

Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal

(United States of America)

Macaela J. Bennett, Greenwich Time, 12th Jan 2017.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike


TNN, The Times of India, 12th Jan 2017.

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


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

El Mundo, 11th Jan 2017.

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

(United Kingdom)

Eagle Radio, 11th Jan 2017.

Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda


Arrests for theft in an Onda church

Paula Varella, Cadena Ser, 11th Jan 2017.

Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting

(United States of America)

Chattanoogan, 11th Jan 2017.

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


Hindustan Times, 10th Jan 2017.

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals


D B Buda, My Republica, 7th Jan 2017.

Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held


Prasad Kulkarni, The Times of India, 4th Jan 2017.

Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs

(United States of America)

Record & Landmark, 29th Dec 2016.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested


RAPSI, 28th Dec 2016.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case


Pon Vasanth Arunchalam, The Hindu, 27th Dec 2016.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit, The Hindu, 24th Dec 2016.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour, The Cambodia Daily, 23rd Dec 2016.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

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

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 22nd Dec 2016.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

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

Lisa Bannon, The Wall Street Journal, 21st Dec 2016.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

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

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 21st Dec 2016.

Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service

(New Zealand)

Hannah Martin,, 20th Dec 2016.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi


eKathimerini, 19th Dec 2016.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol


The Times of India, 18th Dec 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Ken Daley, Nola, 15th Dec 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle, The New Orleans Advocate, 15th Dec 2016.

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

(United States of America)

David Scott, WDRB, 14th Dec 2016.

Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee


Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel, 14th Dec 2016.

Police crack temple theft case, two held


CT Bureau, City Today, 13th Dec 2016.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed


The Hindu, 9th Dec 2016.

Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 8th Dec 2016.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur


TNN, The Times of India, 6th Dec 2016.

CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case


News 18, 5th Dec 2016.

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


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

Faro de Vigo, 5th Dec 2016.

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


Noah Charney, Salon, 4th Dec 2016.

Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects

(United States of America)

WOWT, 2nd Dec 2016.

Art cops recover Roman statue


ANSA, 2nd Dec 2016.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 2nd Dec 2016.

2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

(India; Nepal)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 30th Nov 2016.

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

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE, 30th Nov 2016.

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


TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1


TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

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


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

Khaskhabar, 29th Nov 2016.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News, 29th Nov 2016.

12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again


TNN, The Times of India, 27th Nov 2016.

Retienen a hombre que intentó robar medalla a virgen en iglesia


Man tried to steal a virgin's medal in church

Emilio Fernandez, El Universal, 23rd Nov 2016.

Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains


TNN, The Times of India, 23rd Nov 2016.

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

(South Korea)

Victoria Stapley-Brown Nathalie Eggs, The Art Newspaper, 21st Nov 2016.

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 18th Nov 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 14th Nov 2016.

Lantana officer recounts bizarre art theft investigation

(United States of America)

Alanna Quillen, WPTV, 10th Nov 2016.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je, Korea JoongAng Daily, 10th Nov 2016.

Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests


Philip Mark, Cyprus Mail, 10th Nov 2016.

Antiquities seized


Rachael Gillett, Cyprus Mail, 9th Nov 2016.

Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed


Newsport, 8th Nov 2016.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS, KBS World, 8th Nov 2016.

Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed


Udaipur Times, 8th Nov 2016.

Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos


Christopher D. Shea, The New York Times, 8th Nov 2016.

Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery

(Slovenia; Austria)

STA, 7th Nov 2016.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading


eKathimerini, 2nd Nov 2016.

'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran


BBC News, 31st Oct 2016.

Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 28th Oct 2016.

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

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 27th Oct 2016.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized


S Prasad, The Hindu, 27th Oct 2016.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered


TNN, The Times of India, 27th Oct 2016.

Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case


The Hindu, 26th Oct 2016.

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

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Christine Hauser, The New York Times, 26th Oct 2016.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held


Web India 123, 26th Oct 2016.

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


The Himalayan Times, 19th Oct 2016.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini, 19th Oct 2016.

Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police


TNN, The Times of India, 19th Oct 2016.

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


Deccan Herald, 18th Oct 2016.

Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts

(United Arab Emirates)

Associated Press, ABC United States, 18th Oct 2016.

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram


The Hindu, 18th Oct 2016.

Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts

(United States of America)

Brett Barrouquere, Chron, 18th Oct 2016.

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


TNN, The Times of India, 17th Oct 2016.

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found


Orissa Post, 16th Oct 2016.

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


Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt Independent, 13th Oct 2016.

Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'


AFP, 7 News, 5th Oct 2016.

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


Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 5th Oct 2016.

Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case


Jericho Knopp, CBC, 28th Sep 2016.

Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas


Arrests for looting of archaeological stones

Tribuna, 25th Sep 2016.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar, DNA, 24th Sep 2016.

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


Ben Guarino, The Washington Post, 21st Sep 2016.

Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples


TNN, The Times of India, 21st Sep 2016.

City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka


Nishikant Karlikar, The Times of India, 16th Sep 2016.

5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held


Press Trust of India, India Today, 15th Sep 2016.

Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts


Chun-fu Chiu, Taipei Times, 9th Sep 2016.

Plymouth teen charged with stealing lobster statue

(United States of America)

Emily Clark, The Patriot News, 9th Sep 2016.

Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Daily News, 5th Sep 2016.

Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon


The Daily Star, 3rd Sep 2016.

SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made

(United States of America)

KTVU, 2nd Sep 2016.

Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft


David Kearns, Irish Independent, 31st Aug 2016.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella


John Smith, EuroWeekly, 29th Aug 2016.

Looters hit county's archaeological sites

(United States of America)

Lazaro Aleman, ECB Publishing, 23rd Aug 2016.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei


Shanghai Daily,, 22nd Aug 2016.

Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments


The Kathmandu Post, 21st Aug 2016.

Man who stole Diana Vreeland portrait says he was drunk

(United States of America)

Jennifer Bain, New York Post, 21st Aug 2016.

Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins


The Sofia Globe, 19th Aug 2016.

Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 17th Aug 2016.

Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy

(United Kingdom)

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian, 15th Aug 2016.

Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities


eKathimerini, 11th Aug 2016.

Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs


eKathimerini, 9th Aug 2016.

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


Sandhya Ravishankar, Hindustan Times, 8th Aug 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


Harvey Day, The Daily Mail, 6th Aug 2016.

Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 4th Aug 2016.

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


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

Iguazu Noticias, 4th Aug 2016.

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


Malay Mail, 2nd Aug 2016.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks


Jakarta Globe, 1st Aug 2016.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks


Jakarta Globe, 1st Aug 2016.

Dacoit gang busted, 4 held


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 1st Aug 2016.

Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested


Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 29th Jul 2016.

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


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

Ángulo7, 29th Jul 2016.

Temple burglary gang busted


Bangkok Post, 28th Jul 2016.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge


The Hindu, 24th Jul 2016.

Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 23rd Jul 2016.

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


The Local, 22nd Jul 2016.

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods


Shafaque Alam, The Times of India, 17th Jul 2016.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur


S. Sundar, The Hindu, 14th Jul 2016.

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


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 12th Jul 2016.

Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 5th Jul 2016.

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves


Arutz Sheva, 4th Jul 2016.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 4th Jul 2016.

Detienen a sujeto acusado por robo a iglesia de Xalapa


Suspect accused of robbing a Xalapa church arrested

Gary Montes, Imagen del Golfo, 3rd Jul 2016.

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


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

CLM24, 30th Jun 2016.

5-star hotel employee held for temple theft


TNN, The Times of India, 29th Jun 2016.

Two arrested after art theft attempt at airport

(United States of America)

Kassandra Parisi, Spotlight News, 28th Jun 2016.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized


R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 27th Jun 2016.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider


Srikkanth Dhasarathy, The New Indian Express, 26th Jun 2016.

Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues


TNN, The Times of India, 25th Jun 2016.

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


TNN, The Times of India, 24th Jun 2016.

Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera


DNA, 24th Jun 2016.

Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes

(United States of America)

Hannah Schwarz, Journal Sentinel, 24th Jun 2016.

Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft


AFP, Hindustan Times, 22nd Jun 2016.

Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector


Murcia Today, 22nd Jun 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times, 21st Jun 2016.

Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained

(Greece; Peru)

eKathimerini, 21st Jun 2016.

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

(United Kingdom; Bulgaria)

Martin Williams, The Herald, 20th Jun 2016.

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


Arun Janardhanan, The Indian Express, 20th Jun 2016.

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


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 18th Jun 2016.

Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed


Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle, 16th Jun 2016.

Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers


Philip Chrysopoulos, Greek Reporter, 14th Jun 2016.

Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found


Cyprus Mail, 9th Jun 2016.

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


Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 9th Jun 2016.

Tres detenidos por 35 robos en colegios e iglesias


Three arrested for 35 robberies in schools and churches

Europa Press, 9th Jun 2016.

Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul


Yeni Şafak, 8th Jun 2016.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler


TNN, The Times of India, 7th Jun 2016.

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown


AFP, The Daily Mail, 6th Jun 2016.

Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car

(Israel; Palestine; Jordan)

Ari Soffer, Israel National News, 6th Jun 2016.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders


News Today, 4th Jun 2016.

Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro


Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested

Diario de Alto Aragón, 4th Jun 2016.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches


eKathimerini, 2nd Jun 2016.

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

(United Kingdom)

Geraldine Scott, Evening News 24, 1st Jun 2016.

Idol smuggling gang busted


Vivek Narayanan, The Hindu, 1st Jun 2016.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested


Web India 123, 31st May 2016.

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


Bianca Hall, The Age, 31st May 2016.

Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works


Nadia Khomami, The Guardian, 28th May 2016.

Temple theft case: two arrested


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 22nd May 2016.

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

(United Kingdom)

L. Churchill, Bristol Post, 20th May 2016.

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

(United Kingdom)

News Letter, 19th May 2016.

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, 19th May 2016.

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


Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic, 18th May 2016.

Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting

(United States of America)

Gabrielle Fonrouge, New York Post, 18th May 2016.

Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited

(Cuba; Greece)

Yiannis Souliotis, eKathimerini, 18th May 2016.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures


AKI, New Kerala, 13th May 2016.

पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार


Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

Patrika, 11th May 2016.

Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias


Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches

EFE, La Cronica de Badajoz, 5th May 2016.

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


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

César Pérez Pacheco, Jerez Sin Fronteras, 3rd May 2016.

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


The Hindu, 29th Apr 2016.

Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

(United States of America)

Ian Lovett, The New York Times, 22nd Apr 2016.

Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 20th Apr 2016.

Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case


The Hans India, 20th Apr 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispach, 14th Apr 2016.

Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Lakmal Sooriyagoda, Daily News, 12th Apr 2016.

HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels


S. Vijay Kumar, The Hindu, 8th Apr 2016.

Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer


The Scotsman, 6th Apr 2016.

Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years


AFP, The Guardian, 6th Apr 2016.

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


Kapil Dixit, The Times of India, 4th Apr 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Associated Press,, 4th Apr 2016.

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


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 31st Mar 2016.

Four held; stolen idols recovered


The Hindu, 30th Mar 2016.

Teen arrested in theft of model spaceship from UFO museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press, Salon, 28th Mar 2016.

Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop


TNN, The Times of India, 27th Mar 2016.

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


Elenore Thery, The Art Newspaper, 25th Mar 2016.

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


Catherine Wong, South China Morning Post, 25th Mar 2016.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua, 24th Mar 2016.

Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

(Yemen; Israel)

Sandy Rashty, The Jewish Chronicle, 24th Mar 2016.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram, New York Post, 22nd Mar 2016.

Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC


IANS, The Times of India, 21st Mar 2016.

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols


The Hindu, 19th Mar 2016.

Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana

(United States of America)

Chris Jennewein, My News LA, 19th Mar 2016.

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


Jenny Starrs, The Washington Post, 17th Mar 2016.

Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 15th Mar 2016.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

The Hindu, 12th Mar 2016.

Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended


TNN, The Times of India, 10th Mar 2016.

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


Thai Visa, 9th Mar 2016.

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


AFP, The Journal, 6th Mar 2016.

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery


Anne Fernandez, Inter Aksyon, 6th Mar 2016.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested


Sadia Qasim Shah, Dawn, 5th Mar 2016.

Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net


TNN, The Times of India, 4th Mar 2016.

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

(United States of America; Romania)

Reuters, New York Post, 4th Mar 2016.

Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft


Express News Service, The Indian Express, 4th Mar 2016.

5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 4th Mar 2016.

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


eKathimerini, 26th Feb 2016.

Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Reed, KOB4, 25th Feb 2016.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 23rd Feb 2016.

'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft


DW, 20th Feb 2016.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted


The Hindu, 18th Feb 2016.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case


Anuja Jaiswal, The Times of India, 18th Feb 2016.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple


Daily Excelsior, 13th Feb 2016.

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


Pune Mirror, 13th Feb 2016.

Idol lifters nabbed


The Hindu, 11th Feb 2016.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar


IANS, Mid-day, 10th Feb 2016.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam


TNN, The Times of India, 10th Feb 2016.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur


Kumar Rajesh, The Times of India, 10th Feb 2016.

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


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

Europa Press, El Diario, 9th Feb 2016.

Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet


A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet

La Verdad, 9th Feb 2016.

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


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 8th Feb 2016.

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


Egyptian Streets, 6th Feb 2016.

Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias


Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.

Europa Press, 20 Minutos, 5th Feb 2016.

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

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 4th Feb 2016.

Two held with stolen heritage furniture


The Tribune, 2nd Feb 2016.

Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered

(United States of America)

Grant Sloan, Ozarks First, 1st Feb 2016.

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


Lucy Liu, Shanghaiist, 30th Jan 2016.

Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house


The Journal, 27th Jan 2016.

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


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

Sevilla Directo, 27th Jan 2016.

Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti

(United States of America)

Carmen Duarte, Arizona Daily Star, 27th Jan 2016.

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


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

Hoy, 27th Jan 2016.

Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum

(United Kingdom)

Yellow Advertiser, 27th Jan 2016.

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


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

El Norte de Castilla, 24th Jan 2016.

'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts


BBC News, 23rd Jan 2016.

Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone

(United States of America)

Doug Keeler, Taft Midway Driller, 22nd Jan 2016.

Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples


Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, 20th Jan 2016.

Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum


Romoke W. Ahmad, Daily Trust, 18th Jan 2016.

मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद


Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

News 18, 16th Jan 2016.

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


Sophie Williams, The Daily Mail, 15th Jan 2016.

Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha


Susant Kumar Das, IAmIn, 14th Jan 2016.

Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held


Orissa Post, 13th Jan 2016.

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


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

Pablo Morquecho Martínez, Tribuna Salamanca, 12th Jan 2016.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37


The Tribune, 12th Jan 2016.

'Hollyweed' Sign Prankster Arrested by Los Angeles Police

(United States of America)

Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 10th Jan 2016.

NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours


Nagpur Today, 5th Jan 2016.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered


Alice Philipson, The Telegraph, 30th Dec 2015.

Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder

(United States of America)

Guelda Voien, Observer, 29th Dec 2015.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft


The Malaysian Insider, 28th Dec 2015.

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


The Malay Mail, 26th Dec 2015.

Treasure hunters seized in Limassol

(Cyprus; Lebanon)

Elias Hazou, Cyprus Mail, 24th Dec 2015.

Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins

(Egypt; Greece)

Ahram Online, 23rd Dec 2015.

Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años


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

José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez, Yancuic, 19th Dec 2015.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali, Business Recorder, 19th Dec 2015.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Dec 2015.

Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in

(United States of America)

Herald Dispatch, 17th Dec 2015.

Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí


Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí

RPP, 16th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, 16th Dec 2015.

Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts

(United States of America)

Chris Cappella, The Evening Sun, 15th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

The Richmond Standard, 15th Dec 2015.

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


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

Ashok Shekhawat, News 18, 13th Dec 2015.

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


Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics

Edelweiss Vieira, Le Monde, 11th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Pat Reavy, Deseret News, 11th Dec 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Homa Bash, News Net 5, 11th Dec 2015.

Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala

(Guatemala; El Salvador)

Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala

Equilibrium, 11th Dec 2015.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested


IANS, Two Circles, 10th Dec 2015.

Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural


Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture

Perla Polo Salés, La Republica, 9th Dec 2015.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 7th Dec 2015.

Two held for stealing idol


The Hindu, 30th Nov 2015.

Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested


Veerendra P.M., The Hindu, 28th Nov 2015.

Infamous art thief arrested in Athens

(Cuba; Greece)

Neos Kosmos, 27th Nov 2015.

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

(Greece; Cuba)

Ioanna Zikakou, Greek Reporter, 26th Nov 2015.

Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins


Ilan Ben Zion, The Times of Israel, 26th Nov 2015.

Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary

(United States of America)

Grundy County Herald, 25th Nov 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran


ILNA, Iran Front Page, 24th Nov 2015.

India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation


BBC News, 23rd Nov 2015.

Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea


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

Lukor, 23rd Nov 2015.

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

(Sri Lanka)

Namini Wijedasa, The Sunday Times, 22nd Nov 2015.

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


TNN, The Times of India, 21st Nov 2015.

Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held


TNN, The Times of India, 20th Nov 2015.

Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado


Thief enters through convent to rob church and becomes trapped

Tiempo, 11th Nov 2015.

Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered


The Tribune, 11th Nov 2015.

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


Picsture, 8th Nov 2015.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald, Korea Herald, 5th Nov 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Cassie Fambro,, 2nd Nov 2015.

Gilded Bible seized in Tokat


Doğan News Agency, Hurriyet Daily News, 27th Oct 2015.

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


"Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids

Ahmed Chalabi, Almasryalyoum, 26th Oct 2015.

Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo

(United States of America)

Matthew Dutton, The Register-Mail, 26th Oct 2015.

CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol


Ahmedabad Mirror, 26th Oct 2015.

Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot


DHNS, Deccan Herald, 25th Oct 2015.

HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested

(United Kingdom)

Bess Browning, Kent Online, 23rd Oct 2015.

Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 23rd Oct 2015.

Police charge man with cemetery gates theft

(United States of America)

Jonathan Shugarts, Citizen's News, 22nd Oct 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Tim Walker, The Independent, 21st Oct 2015.

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


Associated Press, The Guardian, 20th Oct 2015.

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


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

Noticia al Dia, 20th Oct 2015.

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

(United States of America)

KTVU, 19th Oct 2015.

Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group


Novinite, 15th Oct 2015.

Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted

(South Korea)

Youn-Ho Kim, Korea JoongAng Daily, 7th Oct 2015.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Oct 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Adam Lynn, The News Tribune, 29th Sep 2015.

Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell


Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw, Peace FM, 29th Sep 2015.

Cop dilemma over antique or fake


Bangalore Mirror, 29th Sep 2015.

Man arrested with antiquities


In Cyprus, 26th Sep 2015.

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


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

Sud Ouest, 26th Sep 2015.

Three arrested for stealing artifacts

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Gazette, 16th Sep 2015.

Roba Virgen de Iglesia


Theft of Church's Virgin

Gerardo González, Plaza de Armas, 14th Sep 2015.

Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 13th Sep 2015.

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


Yori Yalon, Israel Hayom, 8th Sep 2015.

Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet


Murcia Today, 8th Sep 2015.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 4th Sep 2015.

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


Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels

Alberto Abascal, Diario Palentino, 31st Aug 2015.

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


El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church

La Tribuna de Toledo, 29th Aug 2015.

Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 28th Aug 2015.

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


Deccan Herald, 28th Aug 2015.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested


Vishwa Kundapura, The Hindu, 27th Aug 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Larson, Lake County News, 26th Aug 2015.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case


TNN, The Times of India, 26th Aug 2015.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 26th Aug 2015.

Native American artifacts found in van

(United States of America)

Berenice Quirino, Lake County Record-Bee, 25th Aug 2015.

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


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

iLeon, 25th Aug 2015.

French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia


The Local, 24th Aug 2015.

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


Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Aug 2015.

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


Harrison Tippet, The Advertiser, 18th Aug 2015.

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


Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Aug 2015.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques


R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver


A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 15th Aug 2015.

Filmmaker in idol theft net


G.C. Shekhar, The Telegraph, 14th Aug 2015.

Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found


CTV, 13th Aug 2015.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb


Ignatius Pereira, The Hindu, 13th Aug 2015.

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


The Indian Express, 13th Aug 2015.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling


A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 13th Aug 2015.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city


Kaumudi Online, 12th Aug 2015.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft


May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post, 12th Aug 2015.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone


The Local, 11th Aug 2015.

Un botín eclesiástico


An ecclesiastical booty

Ignacio Cabanes, Levante, 9th Aug 2015.

Racy temple dancers surrender


Sunthon Pongpao, Bangkok Post, 8th Aug 2015.

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


Mid-day, 8th Aug 2015.

Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum

(United States of America)

Valaree Dunn, WGEM, 6th Aug 2015.

Man Held for Multiple Theft


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 5th Aug 2015.

Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana


Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed

Roberto Charca H., La Prensa, 4th Aug 2015.

Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase


Hayah Goldlist-Eichler, The Jerusalem Post, 30th Jul 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Joe Warner,, 26th Jul 2015.

Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka


Daniel Ortiz, 7 News Belize, 24th Jul 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Fox, 23rd Jul 2015.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP


Press Trust of India, 23rd Jul 2015.

PGR rescata piezas mayas


PGR rescues Maya artefacts

La Verdad, 21st Jul 2015.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself


Nicola Davison, The Telegraph, 21st Jul 2015.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself


Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Jul 2015.

'Chinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'


IANS, Business Standard, 20th Jul 2015.

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


The Times of Israel, 12th Jul 2015.

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


Anurag Bende, Pune Mirror, 11th Jul 2015.

Charges laid over art theft


Chen Wen-chan, Taipei Times, 10th Jul 2015.

Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas


Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes

La Rioja, 10th Jul 2015.

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


Express News Service, The Indian Express, 10th Jul 2015.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 10th Jul 2015.

$70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal

(United States of America)

KATU, 9th Jul 2015.

Serpent Mound suspect arrested

(United States of America)

Times Gazette, 8th Jul 2015.

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


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 8th Jul 2015.

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

(India; Sri Lanka)

Bangalore Mirror, Chetan R, 7th Jul 2015.

தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது


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

Maalaimalar, 6th Jul 2015.

Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam


Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun, 29th Jun 2015.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back


R Prince Jebakumar, The Indian Express, 27th Jun 2015.

Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente


A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested

Asturias 24, 26th Jun 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 25th Jun 2015.

Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango


Church thief arrested in the city of Durango

UnoTV, 24th Jun 2015.

Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs


Associated Press, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 18th Jun 2015.

Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar


Press Trust of India, Z News, 17th Jun 2015.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case


The Hindu, 13th Jun 2015.

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


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

Diario Sur, 10th Jun 2015.

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


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

Burgos Conecta, 9th Jun 2015.

Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar


Express News Service, The Indian Express, 8th Jun 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Elizabeth Wiley, King5, 2nd Jun 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Jason Felch, The Art Newspaper, 2nd Jun 2015.

Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 2nd Jun 2015.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi


Sandhya Nair, The Times of India, 1st Jun 2015.

Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft


Steephan Kayyar, Daijiworld, 1st Jun 2015.

Raiding the tomb raiders


Global Times, 31st May 2015.

Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'


BBC News, 31st May 2015.

Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum


Thanh Nien News, 30th May 2015.

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


Ivan Dikov, Archaeology in Bulgaria, 29th May 2015.

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


A. Makris, Greek Reporter, 29th May 2015.

Police recover 300 years old idol


Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 29th May 2015.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts


BBC News, 27th May 2015.

175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid


CCTV, 27th May 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Michelle Hunter, The Times-Picayune, 27th May 2015.

Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue


Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 26th May 2015.

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


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

Diario de Almería, 22nd May 2015.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues


Obaid Abbasi, The Express Tribune, 20th May 2015.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside


The Hindu, 19th May 2015.

700-yr-old idol recovered


Deccan Herald, 18th May 2015.

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


BGN News, 17th May 2015.

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


TNN, The Times of India, 15th May 2015.

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


Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

Naidunia, 14th May 2015.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu, 14th May 2015.

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, 11th May 2015.

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


Tazpit News Agency, The Jewish Press, 10th May 2015.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 9th May 2015.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols


Express News Service, New Indian Express, 9th May 2015.

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

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 2nd Apr 2015.

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

(United States of America)

Paul McEnroe, Star Tribune, 31st Mar 2015.

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


Richelle Simon, The Art Newspaper, 27th Mar 2015.

Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 26th Mar 2015.

Arrested on theft charge


The Hindu, 25th Mar 2015.

Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts


The Sofia Globe, 24th Mar 2015.

Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe


Ahram Online, 24th Mar 2015.

Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas


Suspect arrested in Guatemala with 12 prehispanic archaeological pieces

La Vanguardia, 20th Mar 2015.

Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas


Subject caught for theft in Cabo San Lucas church

UnoTV, 17th Mar 2015.

The juice bottle that brought down an art thief

(United States of America)

Dan Lewis, BoingBoing, 6th Feb 2015.

7 held with ancient Buddha statue


Rajendra Nath, eKantipur, 6th Feb 2015.

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


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

Daniel Benítez, Cafe Fuerte, 6th Feb 2015.

Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin

(Turkey; Syria)

BGN News, 3rd Feb 2015.

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


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 1st Feb 2015.

Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece


eKathimerini, 8th Jan 2015.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols


TNN, The Times of India, 7th Jan 2015.

Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed in Judean Desert Caves


Hillel Fendel, Arutz Sheva, 7th Dec 2014.

Antiquities seized in Rusaifa


YK, Petra, 2nd Dec 2014.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times, 25th Nov 2014.

Policía captura a hombre por robo de imágenes religiosas


Police arrest a man for robbing religious items

Héctor Contreras, Prensa Libre, 24th Nov 2014.

Arrest over bid to steal Eric Morecambe statue

(United Kingdom)

Breitbart, 12th Oct 2014.

Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 10th Oct 2014.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district


M. Srinivas, The Hindu, 8th Oct 2014.

Police believe stolen Degas has not left Cyprus


Constantinos Psillides, Cyprus Mail, 6th Oct 2014.

The man who stole India's past


Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Rediff News, 7th Sep 2014.

Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests

(Sri Lanka)

The Sunday Times, 10th Aug 2014.

Officials deny prison escape in Socotra


Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki, Yemen Times, 6th Aug 2014.

Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 6th Aug 2014.

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


Mazarrón Council calls for measures to protect Phoenician ship; Spanish

Murcia Economía, 5th Aug 2014.

Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures

(United States of America)

Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today, 7th Jul 2014.

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

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid, Dawn, 2nd Jun 2014.

Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang


Nevine El-Aref, Arahm Online, 12th Apr 2014.

Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'


The Local, 7th Apr 2014.

Police confiscate ancient coffins from tomb raiders in Jerusalem


Daniel K. Eisenbud, The Jerusalem Post, 31st Mar 2014.

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


The History Blog, 14th Mar 2014.

Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra


FNA, Fars News Agencys, 10th Mar 2014.

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


Nolan Verheij-Full, My Daily News, 10th Mar 2014.

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


BBC Mundo, 26th Jul 2013.

Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post

(Bolivia; Peru)

Igor I. Solar, Digital Journal, 27th Oct 2010.

Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil


Tom Phillips, The Guardian, 10th Jan 2008.

Stolen Jaina image recovered


The Hindu, 13th Oct 2004.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel, 10th Jun 2002.

Will "Blind Edip" Sing?

(Switzerland; Germany; Turkey)

Ozgen Acar, Archaeology, 1st Jan 2001.

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

(Nepal; India)

Associated Press, 20th Dec 1994.