Subject: Theft

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.

La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una"

(Spain)

The 'Bells gang" that devastate rural churches: "they won't leave a single one"

David Brunat (2017). La 'banda de las campanas' que arrasa las iglesias rurales: "No van a dejar ni una". El Confidencial. 6 August.

Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Times Record News (2017). Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls. Times Record News. 5 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.

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

(France)

BBC News (2017). Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'. BBC News. 4 August.

Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece

(United Kingdom; Greece)

Tasos Kokkinidis (2017). Meet the Greek Archaeologist Chasing Looted Antiquities but Shunned by Greece. Greek Reporter. 4 August.

Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight

(France)

The Connexion (2017). Thieves steal Paris street art in broad daylight. The Connexion. 4 August.

Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy

(Australia)

Stephanie Convery (2017). Movies From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace: the fight for Albert Namatjira's legacy. The Guardian. 4 August.

Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in

(United Kingdom)

Steve Peacock (2017). Historic cave is set to reopen after break-in. Totnes Times. 4 August.

U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon

(United States of America; Lebanon)

AFP (2017). U.S. tug of war over disputed relic from Lebanon. The Daily Star. 4 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

Frontier (2017). The real cost of looting. Fontier. 3 August.

Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts

(United States of America)

ICE (2017). Tribal leaders, HSI partnering to help prevent plundering of Indian artifacts. ICE. 3 August.

Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

(United States of America)

Menachem Wecker (2017). Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair. Salt Lake Tribune. 3 August.

Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who

(United States of America)

Susan Froyd (2017). Somebody Stole Artist Kristin Stransky's Artworks. She Wants to Know Who. Westword. 3 August.

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digetst. 3 August.

Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US

(Iraq; United States of America)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2017). Iraq eager to get back antiquities smuggled to US. Al Monitor. 3 August.

Rare bicycle stolen from Williton's Bakelite Museum

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park

(United States of America)

Daniel Uria (2017). Bronze pig statue stolen from Texas park. UPI. 2 August.

Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth

(United Kingdom)

Kelly Crow (2017). Meet the Art World's Antiquities Sleuth. The Wall Street Journal. 2 August.

The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists

(Israel; Poland)

Shaul Setter (2017). The Artist Didn't Steal From Auschwitz, but Rather, From Other Artists. Haaretz. 2 August.

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold. The Times of India. 2 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.

Famous statue of King Olav vandalised

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Famous statue of King Olav vandalised. Royal Central. 1 August.

When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa

(France)

Ian Shank (2017). When Picasso Went on Trial for Stealing the Mona Lisa. Artsy. 1 August.

Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors

(United States of America; Lebanon)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Met Museum Turns Over Another Relic With Disputed Past to Prosecutors. The New York Times. 1 August.

Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Five killed while illegally digging for antiquities in Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 1 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 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.

Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo

(United States of America)

KSFY (2017). Watertown Police still looking for artifact stolen from Bramble Park Zoo. KSFY. 31 July.

Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting

(United Kingdom)

Tom Seaward (2017). Artist appeals for return of 'stolen' painting. Swindon Advertiser. 31 July.

OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China

(Philippines; United States of America)

Doug Bandow (2017). OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China. Marianas Variety. 31 July.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. New York Times. 31 July.

Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

(India)

TNN (2017). Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag. The Times of India. 31 July.

When People Steal Books

(General)

Alison Nastasi (2017). When People Steal Books. Flavorwire. 30 July.

A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes

(France)

Bill Whitaker (2017). A Picasso mystery examined by 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes. 30 July.

A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu

(India)

Vinita Govindarajan (2017). A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu. Scroll. 30 July.

Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2017). Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings. The Indian Express. 30 July.

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.

'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?

(Ireland)

Irish Independent (2017). 'Granny is very upset' - have you seen this missing much-loved Electric Picnic house?. Irish Independent. 29 July.

Totem pole statuette stolen from shop

(Canada)

Nanaimo News Bulletin (2017). Totem pole statuette stolen from shop. Nanaimo News Bulletin. 29 July.

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

(United States of America)

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

Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard

(Philippines)

Richard Lloyd Parry (2017). Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard. The Times. 28 July.

10 of L.A.'s Most Fascinating Art Crimes

(United States of America)

Liz Ohanesian (2017). 10 of L.A.'s Most Fascinating Art Crimes. LA Weekly. 28 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 Sword Recovered in London Auction House

(United Kingdom)

Art Recovery International (2017). Stolen Sword Recovered in London Auction House. Claims Journal. 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.

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

(United States of America)

Matthew Davis (2017). Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery. The Catholic Spirit. 28 July.

Lygia Pape's Daughter Sues Electronics Giant LG for Copyright Infringement

(United States of America; Brazil)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Lygia Pape's Daughter Sues Electronics Giant LG for Copyright Infringement. Hyperallergic. 27 July.

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt foils attempt to smuggle collection of coins from different eras. Ahram Online. 27 July.

Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey

(United States of America)

Adam Klasfeld (2017). Christie's Must Reveal 5,000-Year-Old Idol's Secret Bidder to Turkey. Courthouse News. 27 July.

New charge added in theft of nautical items

(United States of America)

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

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht

(Spain)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht. ArtNet News. 26 July.

The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline

(India)

Shashank Bengali, M.N. Parth (2017). The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline. Los Angeles Times. 26 July.

Kylie Jenner is being sued by an artist for her lip drips — again

(United States of America)

Alle Connell (2017). Kylie Jenner is being sued by an artist for her lip drips — again. Revelist. 26 July.

El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas

(Colombia; Germany)

Vicente Silva Vargas (2017). El alemán que descubrió San Agustín y se robó 21 estatuas. Laboyanos. 26 July.

Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

(United States of America)

Luis Ferré-Sadurní (2017). Manhattan Antique Dealers Plead Guilty to Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory. The New York Times. 26 July.

PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.

(Philippines; United States of America)

Elmor P. Santos (2017). PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.. CNN. 26 July.

Cospicua parish church gets security alarms

(Malta)

Ivan Martin (2017). Cospicua parish church gets security alarms. Times of Malta. 26 July.

Life-size horse statue of Kentucky Derby winner pilfered from New Albany busines

(United States of America)

Danielle Grady (2017). Life-size horse statue of Kentucky Derby winner pilfered from New Albany busines. News and Tribune. 25 July.

The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist

(United States of America; Ireland)

T.J. Raphael (2017). The Indiana Jones of the art world may solve history's biggest art heist. PRI. 25 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.

2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500

(India)

Sidhrth Banerjee (2017). 2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500. The Times of India. 24 July.

Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder

(Peru)

Jordan Florit (2017). Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham: A Story of Imperialist Plunder. Telesur. 23 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.

Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?

(United States of America)

Frances Madeson (2017). Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?. High Country News. 21 July.

Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces

(India)

Poulomi Saha (2017). Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces. India Today. 21 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000

(United States of America)

Alfred Branch (2017). Plea Deal Reached In Greenwich Art Theft Case Worth $600,000. Patch. 21 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India

(India)

TNN (2017). Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India. Times of India. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?

(Israel; Poland)

Samantha Schmidt (2017). Did an Israeli student steal Auschwitz artifacts for an art exhibit?. The Washington Post. 20 July.

Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA

(United States of America)

J.J. Maldonado (2017). Recovered Stolen Painting Now on Display at SAMFA. Fox. 20 July.

Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede

(Canada)

Robson Fletcher (2017). Artists elated to recover flame-shooting sculptures stolen after Calgary Stampede. CBC. 20 July.

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

(United States of America)

Susan Falciani (2017). The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s. Atlas Obscura. 20 July.

Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas

(Spain)

Five bells from churches in Zuazo, Kuratango, and Morillas stolen

Ignacio Gatón (2017). Roban cinco campanas de las iglesias de Zuazo de Kuartango y Morillas. Gasteiz Hoy. 20 July.

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

(United States of America)

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

Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany

(United Kingdom)

Claire Wilde (2017). Street artist Moonie's dismay as Mr Bean stolen from dinosaur-themed doorway exhibit in Little Germany. Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 July.

Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted

(United States of America)

Joe Dwinell, O'Ryan Johnson (2017). Man accused of trying to sell stolen Gardner art indicted. Boston Herald. 20 July.

Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection

(United States of America)

Phil Fairbanks (2017). Former volunteer admits theft from History Museum collection. Buffalo News. 20 July.

New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism

(General)

Naomi Rea (2017). New EU Proposal Aims to Halt the Trafficking of Antiquities That Fund Terrorism. ArtNet News. 20 July.

Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment

(Egypt; United States of America)

Bel Trew (2017). Hobby Lobby under investigation over sale of 5th‑century Bible fragment. The Times. 20 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

BBC News (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. BBC News. 19 July.

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

(Spain)

Alba Asenjo (2017). Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings. Reuters. 19 July.

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

(United States of America)

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

BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations

(United States of America)

Tad Walch (2017). BYU professor baffled by anonymous archeologists' accusations. Deseret News. 19 July.

Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum

(United States of America)

Natasha Barrett (2017). Precious relics of Texas history stolen from Heritage Museum. ABC United States. 19 July.

Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen

(Poland; Israel)

Naama Riba (2017). Israeli College to Allow Auschwitz Exhibit After Assurances Artifacts Not Stolen. Haaretz. 19 July.

Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian

(United States of America)

Laura Gilbert (2017). Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian. The Art Newspaper. 19 July.

Israeli student admits stealing items from Auschwitz for art project

(Poland; Israel)

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

California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders

(United States of America)

Anne Cox (2017). California wine county Judge resigns following theft of art deco cardholders. Blasting News. 19 July.

Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car

(Australia)

Mitch Mott (2017). Thief steals 6m-long sculpture from Kensington home before driving away with it on the roof of his car. The Advertiser. 18 July.

Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands

(United States of America)

Debra Lordan (2017). Ni'ihau Lei Stolen from Maui Hands. Maui Now. 18 July.

Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient Sebastapolis faces illegal excavations. Daily Sabah. 18 July.

'Masterpiece' Cheddars Stolen from English Cheese Competition

(United Kingdom)

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

Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years

(United Kingdom)

Daniel Angelini (2017). Artist unexpectedly reunited with stolen painting after more than 20 years. Swindon Advertiser. 18 July.

Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Illegal detectorists targeting Gloucestershire farmland. BBC News. 17 July.

Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?

(Iraq)

Sigal Samuel (2017). Who Gets to Own Iraq's Religious Heritage?. The Atlantic. 17 July.

Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article

(United States of America)

Barry Meier (2017). Antiquities Dealer Sues Wall Street Journal Over ISIS Article. The New York Times. 17 July.

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

(Uzbekistan)

Dalya Alberge (2017). British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan. The Guardian. 17 July.

Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say

(United States of America)

Paige McIntyre (2017). Historical artifacts stolen from Sugar Pine Railroad, deputies say. KMPH. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 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.

El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real

(Spain)

Bishop denounces the theft of ciborium from Basilica of San Pascual in Vila-real

Europa Press (2017). El obispo denuncia el robo del copón de la Basílica de San Pascual en Vila-real. Europa Press. 16 July.

Hands Off the Antiquities

(Syria)

Alex Joffe (2017). Hands Off the Antiquities. The America Interest. 15 July.

Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida

(India)

Vinit Koneru (2017). Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida. Hindustan Times. 15 July.

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army. AMN News. 14 July.

Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Bulmers cider family art robbery: Twelve men charged. BBC News. 14 July.

Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park

(United States of America)

The Fountain Hills Times (2017). Second 'Quackers' duck stolen from Fountain Park. The Fountain Hills Times. 14 July.

Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case

(United States of America; Iraq; United Arab Emirates; Israel)

Michael Press (2017). Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case. Hyperallergic. 14 July.

Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards

(United Kingdom)

Phil Norris (2017). Art dealer faces jail over fraud case involving work by Rolling Stones' Keith Richards. Gloucestershire Live. 14 July.

Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Oscar Schneider (2017). Belgium is the "weak link" in the fight against trafficking in cultural property. The Brussels Times. 14 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary

(United Kingdom)

Avon and Somerset Constabulary (2017). Twelve charged after paintings stolen in aggravated burglary. Avon and Somerset Constabulary. 14 July.

Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized

(United States of America)

Ellen Lampe (2017). Historic Scott Plantation Settlement Burglarized. Arkansas Matters. 13 July.

Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft

(United States of America)

Lauren Barnas (2017). Missouri art museum increases security after Warhol theft. Missourinet. 13 July.

Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades

(Spain)

Bells stolen from the ancient church of Abades

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Robo de las campanas en la antigua iglesia de Abades. La Voz de Galicia. 13 July.

Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop

(General)

Alice Stevenson (2017). Why archaeological antiquities should not be sold on the open market, full stop. The Conversation. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

The story of paintings going missing is hardly new

(India)

Alka Raghuvanshi (2017). The story of paintings going missing is hardly new. The Asian Age. 13 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.

Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Chris Ord (2017). Statues worth £11,000 stolen from Hungerford art gallery. Newbury Today. 12 July.

Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano

(Spain)

Campanile of the chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Villallano robbed

SE12 (2017). Roban el campanil de la ermita Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Villallano. SE12. 12 July.

Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Leila Amineddoleh (2017). Why the Feds Were Smart Not to Throw the Book at Hobby Lobby for Buying Iraqi Loot. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar

(Myanmar)

Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (2017). Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar. The Irrawaddy. 12 July.

Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

Cristina Corbin (2017). Investigator 'convinced' $580M of stolen art from Boston museum is hidden in Ireland. Fox 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.

Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters

(United States of America; Germany)

Cecily Hilleary (2017). Native American Artists to Lawmakers: Clamp Down on Counterfeiters. Voice of America. 12 July.

Galeón San José: Galleons of gold

(Colombia; Spain)

Oli Pritchard (2017). Galeón San José: Galleons of gold. The Bogota Post. 12 July.

Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

Creede Newton (2017). Hobby Lobby exposes UAE-Israel antiquities trade. Al Jazeera. 12 July.

They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot

(United States of America)

Amy Renee Leiker (2017). They stole the chicken noodle soup can art from museum – but left the pepper pot. The Wichita Eagle. 11 July.

Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

(Singapore)

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

Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'

(Botswana)

Boboki Kayawe (2017). Buddha stolen ahead of 'Dalai Lama's visit'. Mmegi Online. 11 July.

'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). 'Livid' Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads. ArtNet News. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Big cases yet to be cracked. The Hindu. 11 July.

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad. The Hindu. 11 July.

Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen

(Canada)

Jonny Wakefield (2017). Edmonton artist turns to public for help after carload of paintings stolen. Edmonton Journal. 11 July.

Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in

(United Kingdom)

Chiara Giordano (2017). Bermondsey coffee shop owner's plea to find antique photograph of relative stolen during break-in. Southwark News. 11 July.

'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection

(United States of America; Russia)

Nate Freeman (2017). 'You Directly Copied the Series': Brad Troemel Accuses Fashion Designer of Ripping Off His Grid Work for Ready-to-Wear Collection. Art News. 10 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

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

Georgia man pleads guilty to grand theft of Star Wars collectibles

(United States of America)

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

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2017). 21 places of worship burgled in four years. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?

(United States of America)

Allison McNearney (2017). Have You Seen Washington, D.C.'s Missing Liberty Bell?. The Daily Beast. 9 July.

Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido

(Argentina; Uruguay)

Relics from a church valued at 15,000 dollars stolen: arrest made.

Minuto Uno (2017). Robó reliquias de una iglesia valuadas en 15 mil dólares: fue detenido. Minuto Uno. 9 July.

Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit

(United States of America; Iraq; Israel; United Arab Emirates)

The Washington Post (2017). Hobby Lobby emboldens a black market that robs countries of their heritage — and lets the violent profit. The Washington Post. 9 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.

Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection. The Economic Times. 9 July.

'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say

(United States of America; Iraq)

Steven D'Souza (2017). 'Harder slap than usual': Punishment for importing stolen artifacts isn't severe enough, experts say. CBC. 9 July.

Sex, lies – and a stolen Stradivarius

(General)

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

Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair

(United Kingdom)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Thieves Abscond With $3.9 Million in Jewelry From London's Masterpiece Art Fair. ArtNet News. 7 July.

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney

(Australia)

BBC News (2017). Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney. BBC News. 7 July.

The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained

(United States of America; Iraq)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby's Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, Explained. Artsy. 7 July.

Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts

(Turkey; United States of America)

Daily Sabah (2017). Minister calls Ohio university to return missing artifacts. Daily Sabah. 7 July.

Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore

(India)

Dianne A Nongrum (2017). Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore. India Today. 7 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.

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft. Khmer Times. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible

(United States of America; Iraq)

Julie Zauzmer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey (2017). Hobby Lobby's $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible. The Washington Post. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities

(United States of America; Iraq)

Claire Voon (2017). Hobby Lobby Busted for Illegally Importing Thousands of Iraqi Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts

(United States of America; Iraq)

Sarah Birnbaum (2017). Hobby Lobby ignored 'red flags' about stolen Iraqi artifacts. PRI. 6 July.

Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage

(United States of America; Iraq)

Candida Moss, Joel Baden (2017). Hobby Lobby's Black-Market Buys Did Real Damage. The New York Times. 6 July.

Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica

(Peru)

Statue of the Niño San Salvador stolen from Capachica

Juan Guillermo Mamani (2017). Roban imagen del Niño San Salvador de Capachica. Correo. 6 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua

(Venezuela)

Reliquary of the Virgen de Belén stolen in Aragua

La Patilla (2017). Robaron relicario de la Virgen de Belén en Aragua. La Patilla. 5 July.

First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered

(Canada)

Alexa Huffman (2017). First Nations heirlooms stolen from Vancouver Island family recovered. CHEK. 5 July.

For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time

(United States of America)

Ken Stone (2017). For lifting Buddhist temple statues, she gets no added jail time. My News LA. 5 July.

Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo

(Argentina)

Document of of Sarmiento governer found and the Casa Natal wants to keep it.

Diario La Provincia (2017). Hallaron un documento de Sarmiento gobernador y la Casa Natal quiere conservarlo. Diario La Provincia. 5 July.

Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school

(United Kingdom)

Louise Elliott (2017). Police appeal after art deco lamps worth £11,000 stolen from school. The Sentinel. 5 July.

Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters

(India)

Rahul Shrivastava (2017). Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters. India Today. 5 July.

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq

(United States of America; Iraq)

Alan Feuer (2017). Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit 5,500 Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. The New York Times. 5 July.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 5 July.

Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids

(Switzerland; Germany; Austria)

SwissInfo (2017). Feather thief behind bars after CHF6 million museum raids. SwissInfo. 5 July.

Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum

(United Kingdom)

David Sanderson (2017). Whale graffiti artist also stole coccyx from Natural History Museum. The Times. 4 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

«Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación»

(Spain)

"We worked with the understanding that if the Codex Calixtinus appeared, we'd close the investigation"

La Voz de Galicia (2017). «Corrimos la voz de que si aparecía el Códice Calixtino dejaríamos la investigación». La Voz de Galicia. 4 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

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

Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco

(Peru)

Bronze bell stolen from the historic church of Santiago de Chuco

RPP (2017). Roban campana de bronce de histórica iglesia de Santiago de Chuco. RPP. 3 July.

Another lobster statue stolen

(United States of America)

Emily Clark (2017). Another lobster statue stolen. Wicked Local. 3 July.

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

Krishnadas Rajagopal (2017). Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol. The Hindu. 3 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca

(Peru)

La Libertad: Bell from the church of Angasmarca stolen

Correo (2017). La Libertad: Roban campana de Iglesia de Angasmarca. Correo. 2 July.

Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants

(Greece; Albania)

Associated Press (2017). Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants. The Daily Mail. 2 July.

Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage

(Cyprus)

Marina Christofides (2017). Indomitable champion of Cyprus' cultural heritage. Cyprus Mail. 2 July.

Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta

(Venezuela)

Venezuelans accused of stealing from a Cúcuta church

Caracol Radio (2017). Venezolanos son acusados del robo de una iglesia en Cúcuta. Caracol Radio. 2 July.

In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation

(Nigeria)

Tajudeen Sowole (2017). In Lagos, lost treasures brings hope in artefacts repatriation. The Guardian. 2 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

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

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

The Hindu (2017). DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended. The Hindu. 1 July.

Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra

(Syria)

SANA (2017). Syrian authorities seize four funeral busts in ISIS former centers in Palmyra. ABNA. 1 July.

Medication dating back to the 1800s stolen in Homer

(United States of America)

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

Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts

(Venezuela)

TruNews (2017). Venezuela: Looters Destroy Altar, Steal Communion Artifacts. TruNews. 30 June.

FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Tori Watson (2017). FBI helps NI family recover stolen William Conor art. BBC News. 30 June.

हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Nuni And Crown Theft From Hanuman Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी. Amar Ujala. 30 June.

Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested

(India)

A. Subramani (2017). Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested. The Times of India. 30 June.

Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court

(India)

TNN (2017). Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court. The Times of India. 30 June.

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

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

Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland

(United States of America; Ireland)

James Wilson (2017). Irish republicans thought to be hiding $500 million worth of stolen American paintings in Ireland. Irish Central. 29 June.

Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage

(General)

Stephen Quillen (2017). Illicit antiquities trade threatening cultural heritage. Middle East Online. 28 June.

SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records

(India)

TNN (2017). SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records. The Times of India. 28 June.

Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple. Telangana Today. 27 June.

Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra)

(Spain)

Two bells weighing 200g stolen in Labeaga (Navarra)

EITB (2017). Roban dos campanas de 200 kg en Labeaga (Navarra). EITB. 27 June.

Portion of Seminole girl statue stolen in Fort Lauderdale

(United States of America)

Amanda Batchelor (2017). Portion of Seminole girl statue stolen in Fort Lauderdale. Local10. 27 June.

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?

(Italy)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?. Observer. 27 June.

Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago

(United Kingdom)

Adrian Rutherford (2017). Painting stolen decade ago from Belfast family's home is discovered in Chicago. Belfast Telegraph. 27 June.

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

(United States of America)

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

Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items

(United States of America)

Navajo-Hopi Observer (2017). Bi-partisan legislation introduced to safeguard tribal items. Navajo-Hopi Observer. 27 June.

Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner

(Thailand)

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

El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá

(Mexico)

The American that looted Chichén Itzá

Laura Islas (2017). El estadounidense que saqueó Chichén Itzá. El Universal. 26 June.

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two rob gold jewellery from temple. The Hindu. 26 June.

Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple

(India)

Pooja Darade (2017). Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple. India. 26 June.

Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Caretaker Gets Prison Term for Stealing Fine Art From Client. U.S. News. 26 June.

The many headless Buddha

(Afghanistan)

Emran Feroz (2017). The many headless Buddha. Qantera. 26 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.

International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress

(United States of America)

Leo Doran (2017). International Art Market Helps Finance Terrorism, Experts Tell Congress. Inside Sources. 24 June.

Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen. The Nation. 23 June.

King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found

(Thailand)

Chularat Saengpassa (2017). King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found. The Nation. 23 June.

Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology

(Canada)

The Canadian Press (2017). Severed toe used in famous Yukon cocktail returned with an apology. CTV. 23 June.

Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 23 June.

ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 23 June.

Museum theft reward doubled

(United States of America)

Bruce A. Scruton (2017). Museum theft reward doubled. New Jersey Herald. 22 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.

$18,000 painting stolen from downtown Montreal art gallery

(Canada)

Montreal Gazette (2017). $18,000 painting stolen from downtown Montreal art gallery. Montreal Gazette. 21 June.

Avocado theft has long been a problem in Ventura County

(United States of America)

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

Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia

(United States of America)

Phil Wright (2017). Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia. East Oregonian. 21 June.

Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkish Hercules on display in Geneva. Hurriyet Daily News. 21 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.

Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina

(Spain)

Thieves steal the bone reliquary of San Hipólito Mártir from a Cocentaina church

ABC Spain (2017). Unos ladrones roban la reliquia del hueso de San Hipólito Mártir en una iglesia de Cocentaina. ABC Spain. 21 June.

Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar

(Canada)

Maura Forrest (2017). Man sought in theft of famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail' toe from Yukon bar. National Post. 20 June.

Bronze statues among loot in Cuernavaca

(Mexico)

Mexico News Daily (2017). Bronze statues among loot in Cuernavaca. Mexico News Daily. 20 June.

Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History

(United States of America)

Nina Siegal (2017). Cracking the Biggest Art Heist in History. Bloomberg. 20 June.

Gems, minerals valued at $30,000 stolen from Franklin Mineral Museum

(United States of America)

Kathy Stevens (2017). Gems, minerals valued at $30,000 stolen from Franklin Mineral Museum. New Jersey Herald. 20 June.

Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

(Argentina)

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

Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US. The Himalayan Times. 19 June.

Rare art pilfered from Paris Review soirée

(United States of America)

Ian Mohr (2017). Rare art pilfered from Paris Review soirée. Page Six. 19 June.

Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Stolen documents bought at yard sale returned to Jack Miner Sanctuary. CTV. 19 June.

Pilfered art returned to Paris Review

(United States of America)

Ian Mohr (2017). Pilfered art returned to Paris Review. Page Six. 19 June.

Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria

(Venezuela)

Bells of the church of La Candelaria stolen

Edo Lara (2017). Roban campanas de la iglesia de La Candelaria. Aporrea. 19 June.

Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza

(Spain)

Silver chalice stolen from the main church of Baza

José Utrera García (2017). Roban un cáliz de plata de la Iglesia Mayor de Baza. Ideal. 18 June.

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill (2017). Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum. Dawn. 18 June.

484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany

(Egypt)

Daily News Egypt (2017). 484 antiques were returned to Egypt: Anany. Daily News Egypt. 18 June.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

Nepali Times (2017). Religious figures returned. Nepali Times. 18 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.

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin (2017). Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review. The Guardian. 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.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.

Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport

(Egypt; Ethiopia)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Qurans from Ottoman era seized at Cairo International Airport. Ahram Online. 17 June.

FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister

(Nigeria)

Nurudeen Oyewole (2017). FG to reward whistleblowers of stolen artifacts – Minister. Daily Trust. 16 June.

Art thief swipes $12M in paintings from Queens storage unit

(United States of America)

Catherina Gioino, Rocco Parascandola (2017). Art thief swipes $12M in paintings from Queens storage unit. Daily News. 16 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.

Man charged with WA winery painting theft

(Australia)

AAP (2017). Man charged with WA winery painting theft. AAP. 15 June.

Historical sign missing from Buffalo waterfront

(United States of America)

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

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 June.

Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives

(United States of America)

Southern Maryland News Net (2017). Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives. Southern Maryland News Net. 15 June.

Sculpture Stolen From Edina Park Found In Richfield Yard

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). Sculpture Stolen From Edina Park Found In Richfield Yard. CBS. 14 June.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times (2017). Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum. Tehran Times. 14 June.

Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2017). Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage. Durango Herald. 13 June.

Carving honouring man's late wife stolen from Burnaby home

(Canada)

CTV (2017). Carving honouring man's late wife stolen from Burnaby home. CTV. 13 June.

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

(United States of America)

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

Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking

(United States of America)

National Geographic (2017). Inside the Multi-million-dollar World of Eel Trafficking. National Geographic. 13 June.

El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco

(Bolivia)

Government returns seven work from the 18th century to Taraco

Página Siete (2017). El Gobierno entrega siete obras del siglo XVIII a Taraco. Página Siete. 13 June.

Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives

(United States of America)

Tyler Waldman (2017). Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives. WBAL. 13 June.

Art pieces created for the Taubman, stolen and recovered in NYC

(United States of America)

Caitlin Francis (2017). Art pieces created for the Taubman, stolen and recovered in NYC. WDBJ. 13 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.

En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad

(Mexico)

In Las Choapas, statue of the Virgin of Maternity recovered

Hernán Villarreal (2017). En Las Choapas, recuperan imagen de la virgen de la maternidad. Presencia. 12 June.

World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia. CBS. 12 June.

Man attempts painting theft at WA winery

(Australia)

Sky News (2017). Man attempts painting theft at WA winery. Sky News. 12 June.

Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy, Stephen Kurkjian (2017). Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing. The Boston Globe. 12 June.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses

(Romania; Czech Republic)

Romania Insider (2017). Romanian police recover Dacian and Roman coins stolen from Hunedoara fortresses. Romania Insider. 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.

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box. The Hitavada. 11 June.

'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV

(Australia)

Hannah Barry (2017). 'You've got to be joking': Brazen art theft in Swan Valley caught on CCTV. WA Today. 11 June.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2017). ICOM to draw up Iranian antiquities 'red list'. Tehran Times. 10 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos

(Spain)

Picón "disgusted" by theft and "worried" by landslides

Burgos Conecta (2017). Picón se muestra "disgustado" por el robo y "preocupado" por los desprendimientos. Burgos Conecta. 10 June.

Abilene PD brushes off value of stolen paintings

(United States of America)

Brooke Crum (2017). Abilene PD brushes off value of stolen paintings. Abilene Reporter-News. 9 June.

Art Worth Thousands Stolen From Portland Exhibit

(United States of America)

Jacob Dean (2017). Art Worth Thousands Stolen From Portland Exhibit. KXL. 9 June.

Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal

(Belize)

Breaking Belize News (2017). Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal. Breaking Belize News. 9 June.

How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner

(United Kingdom)

Melissa Jones (2017). How this exam artwork was stolen from a car, dumped by bins and later mysteriously returned to its owner. Gloucestershire Live. 9 June.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

The scalp from Sand Creek

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). The scalp from Sand Creek. Aeon. 8 June.

Roban las campanas de Villacibio

(Spain)

Bells of Villacibio stolen

El Norte de Castilla (2017). Roban las campanas de Villacibio. El Norte de Castilla. 8 June.

Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show

(United States of America; Germany)

Joshua Espinoza (2017). Frank Ocean Has Been Accused of Stealing the Art for His blondedRadio Show. Complex. 8 June.

6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). 6th-century priest sculpture stolen from museum in southwestern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 June.

What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?

(General)

Rivka Galchen, Anna Holmes (2017). What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?. The New York Times. 8 June.

Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas

(Mexico)

55-year-old sculpture stolen from the church of Las Choapas

Janeth Cardona (2017). Roban imagen de 55 años de antigüedad en la parroquia de Las Choapas. Presencia. 7 June.

Taubman show goes on despite art theft

(United States of America)

Mike Allen (2017). Taubman show goes on despite art theft. The Roanoke Times. 7 June.

Will a $10 million reward solve the world's biggest art heist?

(United States of America)

Noah Charney (2017). Will a $10 million reward solve the world's biggest art heist?. CNN. 7 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Cops: Trio used art as distraction in wallet theft at Roswell gallery

(United States of America)

Mitchell Northam (2017). Cops: Trio used art as distraction in wallet theft at Roswell gallery. Atlanta Journal Constitution. 7 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.

"Cattle Thief" Rustles Calf Statue From Yard On North Side

(United States of America)

CBS (2017). "Cattle Thief" Rustles Calf Statue From Yard On North Side. CBS. 6 June.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring

(Italy)

Brigit Katz (2017). Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring. Smithsonian. 6 June.

Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home

(Iraq)

G. H. Renaud (2017). Ancient artifacts from Mosul Museum found in IS home. K24. 6 June.

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

Siddharth Tadepalli (2017). About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana. The Times of India. 6 June.

Police: '$2 million in paintings' stolen from Abilene motel

(United States of America)

Jamie Burch (2017). Police: '$2 million in paintings' stolen from Abilene motel. KTXS. 5 June.

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

(United States of America)

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

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.

Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case

(United Kingdom)

Phil Miller (2017). Owner of stolen Colourist paintings expresses disgust at collapse of court case. The Herald. 5 June.

Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum. The Times of India. 5 June.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

Maharashtra Today (2017). Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple. Maharashtra Today. 3 June.

Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Auction house pulls 'stolen' leaders' autographs from Spain. Outlook. 2 June.

Ontario Gov't Overpaying For Giant Counterfeit Of My Rubber Duck: Artist

(Canada)

Zi-Ann Lum (2017). Ontario Gov't Overpaying For Giant Counterfeit Of My Rubber Duck: Artist. Huffington Post. 2 June.

Paintings stolen from Nepean gallery

(Canada)

Elise von Scheel (2017). Paintings stolen from Nepean gallery. CBC. 2 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.

Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham

(United Kingdom)

Steve Annear (2017). Artist sets up six cameras to catch thieves of shark-themed art in Chatham. The Boston Globe. 2 June.

Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton

(United States of America)

East Oregonian (2017). Priceless regalia stolen in Pendleton. East Oregonian. 2 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary

(United Kingdom)

Jessie Thompson (2017). Banksy thief reveals how he stole street artist's work in new documentary. Evening Standard. 2 June.

Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends

(United States of America; France)

John Christian Hopkins (2017). Hopis Hoping to Recover Katsina Friends. Lake Powell Life. 1 June.

Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement

(Switzerland)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Art Basel Sues Adidas for Trademark Infringement. Artsy. 31 May.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

(Serbia; Spain)

Outlook (2017). Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs. Outlook. 31 May.

Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations

(Switzerland; Syria; Lebanon; Belgium; France; United States of America)

Benoit Foucon (2017). Prominent Art Family Entangled in ISIS Antiquities-Looting Investigations. The Wall Street Journal. 31 May.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding

(India)

Praveen Kumar (2017). Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding. Bangalore Mirror. 30 May.

Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation

(New Zealand)

Mihingarangi Forbes (2017). Man out to prove Māori not original settlers under investigation. Radio New Zealand. 30 May.

Rare Violin Stolen From Irish Musician

(Canada)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

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.

Why did the Nazis steal so many books?

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2017). Why did the Nazis steal so many books?. Salon. 28 May.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites

(New Zealand)

Shabnam Dsatgheib (2017). A Northland man is under investigation by Heritage New Zealand for tampering with historic burial sites. Stuff.co.nz. 27 May.

Copper thief targets county museum

(United States of America)

Travis Weik (2017). Copper thief targets county museum. The Courier-Times. 26 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.

Purple Heart marker recovered

(United States of America)

Nikki Younk (2017). Purple Heart marker recovered. The Daily News. 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.

2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). 2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items. U.S. News. 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.

American Space Race Artifact Stolen and Put Up for Auction

(United States of America)

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

Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media

(Hong Kong; United States of America)

Catherine Shaw (2017). Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media. Wallpaper. 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.

Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú

(Paraguay)

Antique saint stolen in Caapucú

ABC Paraguay (2017). Roban santo antiguo en Caapucú. ABC Paraguay. 25 May.

'What's wrong with people?' Library mourns theft of statue wheeled out in broad daylight

(United States of America)

Bill Lindelof (2017). 'What's wrong with people?' Library mourns theft of statue wheeled out in broad daylight. The Sacramento Bee. 25 May.

LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it

(Greece)

Stefanie Gerdes (2017). LGBTI refugees stole a piece of art and the artist is loving it. Gay Star News. 25 May.

David Ortiz stolen painting found: Quincy police recover portrait of former Red Sox DH

(United States of America)

Melissa Hanson (2017). David Ortiz stolen painting found: Quincy police recover portrait of former Red Sox DH. Mass Live. 25 May.

Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?. Mid-day. 25 May.

Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work

(United States of America; Ukraine)

Emma Gatten (2017). Jeff Koons accused of copying Ukrainian artist's work. The Telegraph. 25 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.

Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen statue featuring Mormon prophets is found by police; 2 suspects are arrested. Los Angeles Times. 24 May.

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

IANS (2017). Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia. Business Standard. 24 May.

Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Gage (2017). Thieves raid safe and loot artefacts during church break-in. The Brecon & Radnor Express. 24 May.

Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Middle East Monitor (2017). Egypt says it retrieved 4 stolen artefacts from Britain. Middle East Monitor. 24 May.

Steal this art: Art theft hits home for St. Pete artists

(United States of America)

James Chapin (2017). Steal this art: Art theft hits home for St. Pete artists. Creative Loafing. 24 May.

Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets

(United States of America)

David Montero (2017). Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets. Los Angeles Times. 23 May.

Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time

(United States of America)

Dan Duray (2017). Dealer Perry Rubenstein cuts plea bargain, will serve jail time. The Art Newspaper. 23 May.

Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed

(New Zealand)

Kurt Bayer (2017). Million-dollar Lindauer art heist in Auckland more sophisticated than police have revealed. New Zealand Herald. 23 May.

Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'

(United Kingdom)

Dave Burke (2017). Cotswolds art dealer, 69, 'stole paintings worth £1million including artworks by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood from his clients'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

P S Sajimon (2017). Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes. The Times of India. 23 May.

El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Zacatecas

Raúl García (2017). El robo de arte sacro en Zacatecas. El Sol de Zacatecas. 23 May.

Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans

(United Kingdom)

Kirsteen Paterson (2017). Perth bids to 'bring home' the Stone of Destiny from Edinburgh as part of heritage plans. The National. 23 May.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.

Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring

(United States of America)

Renee Fox (2017). Ex-attorney charged in connection to theft ring. Tribune Chronicle. 23 May.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

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

Irreplaceable art stolen from storage unit

(United States of America)

Sasha Lenninger (2017). Irreplaceable art stolen from storage unit. KOAT. 22 May.

Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say

(United States of America)

Reuters (2017). Boston art heist solved? Nope, just fraud attempt, prosecutors say. Reuters. 22 May.

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

(United States of America)

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

LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). LA art dealer sentenced in theft from high-profile clients. Star Tribune. 22 May.

Twist in $1m heist riddle

(New Zealand)

Phil Taylor (2017). Twist in $1m heist riddle. New Zealand Herald. 21 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.

HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum

(India)

M. A. Parray (2017). HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum. Kashmir Reader. 20 May.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle (2017). Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook. Irish News. 20 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.

Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch

(United Kingdom)

Mirror (2017). Bungling lorry driver gets truck stuck under Grade I-listed ancient Roman arch. Mirror. 19 May.

Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments

(United States of America)

The Economist (2017). Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments. The Economist. 18 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

(New Zealand)

Tess McClure (2017). Grave Robbers with Far-Right Links Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls. Vice. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt's Sohag. Ahram Online. 18 May.

How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft

(Egypt)

Salwa Samir (2017). How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 18 May.

$7,000 settlement for stolen Great Falls painting

(United States of America)

Joe Malinconico (2017). $7,000 settlement for stolen Great Falls painting. North Jersey. 18 May.

Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000

(United Kingdom)

Evening Express (2017). Case dropped against north-east pair accused of stealing paintings worth more than £100,000. Evening Express. 18 May.

Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos

(Spain)

Stolen: More than 400 pieces of an archaeological collection that was to become a museum in Campillos

Fernando Torres (2017). Roban más de 400 piezas de una colección arqueológica que iba a convertirse en museo en Campillos. Diario Sur. 18 May.

Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno

(Ecuador)

Theft in Pío Noveno church

El Diario (2017). Roban en iglesia Pío Noveno. El Diario. 17 May.

Wheal Martyn in St Austell offers cash reward for safe return of iconic clay worker statue

(United Kingdom)

Shannon Hards (2017). Wheal Martyn in St Austell offers cash reward for safe return of iconic clay worker statue. Cornwall Live. 17 May.

'I'm sorry:' Stolen oil painting mysteriously returned in mint condition to Stroud owner

(United Kingdom)

Sam Evans (2017). 'I'm sorry:' Stolen oil painting mysteriously returned in mint condition to Stroud owner. Stroud News. 17 May.

The Downfall of an Ancient Coin Dealer Who Defrauded Customers of Millions and Lost a Bronze Head

(United States of America)

Hillel Aron (2017). The Downfall of an Ancient Coin Dealer Who Defrauded Customers of Millions and Lost a Bronze Head. LA Weekly. 16 May.

Real artifacts on display to celebrate return of replicas

(United States of America)

Times-News (2017). Real artifacts on display to celebrate return of replicas. Times-News. 16 May.

Harper's Bazaar Accused Of Ripping Off A Bunch Of Feminist Artwork

(United States of America)

Jamie Feldman (2017). Harper's Bazaar Accused Of Ripping Off A Bunch Of Feminist Artwork. Huffington Post. 16 May.

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

(United States of America)

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

Saqueo y destrucción de montículos mayas

(Mexico)

Theft and destruction of Maya mounds

Campeche Hoy (2017). Saqueo y destrucción de montículos mayas. Yucatan a la Mano. 15 May.

El robo del retablo de Olivares

(Spain)

The theft of the altarpiece of Olivares

Agapito Ojosnegros Lázaro (2017). El robo del retablo de Olivares. El Norte de Castilla. 15 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya

(Libya)

Safa Alharathy (2017). Libyan authorities issue international circular on looted antiquities from Libya. The Libya Observer. 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.

Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found

(United States of America)

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

Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum

(France)

AFP (2017). Million-euro crown stolen from Lyon museum. RFI. 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.

Roban las joyas de 4 santos y 3 vírgenes del templo San Agustín

(Bolivia)

Jewels of 4 saints 3 virgins stolen from San Agustín temple

Pamela Pomacahua (2017). Roban las joyas de 4 santos y 3 vírgenes del templo San Agustín. Página Siete. 13 May.

Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Harry Potter prequel stolen in Birmingham burglary. BBC News. 12 May.

Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say

(United States of America)

Lindsay Freed (2017). Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say. The Vermont Cynic. 12 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.

Fort Heritage plaques stolen

(Canada)

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

Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?

(Nigeria)

Lizzie Crocker (2017). Did Damien Hirst Steal Nigerian Culture To Make His Art?. The Daily Beast. 11 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.

La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora

(Spain)

The Hermandad de la Resurrección denounces the theft of various jewels from the Virgin de la Aurora

Europa Press (2017). La Hermandad de la Resurrección denuncia el robo de varias joyas a la Virgen de la Aurora. La Vanguardia. 11 May.

Artists' commissions, tech gifts and guns: the legal issues facing US museums

(United States of America)

Martha Lufkin (2017). Artists' commissions, tech gifts and guns: the legal issues facing US museums. The Art Newspaper. 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.

Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen. The Express Tribune. 10 May.

Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France

(Egypt; France)

Daily News Egypt (2017). Ministry of Antiquities retrieves stolen artifacts from France. Daily News Egypt. 10 May.

Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?

(Nigeria)

Kehinde Omotosho (2017). Is the worlds richest artist using his privilege to manipulate us?. Pulse. 10 May.

Desaparece la zona arqueológica de Tepetxilotla

(Mexico)

The archaeological site of Tepetxilotla has disappeared

Paco Morales (2017). Desaparece la zona arqueológica de Tepetxilotla. XEU. 9 May.

Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2017). Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name. The Washington Post. 9 May.

Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago

(India)

Bishnu K Jha (2017). Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago. Hindustan Times. 9 May.

Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park

(Australia)

Sowaibah Hanifie (2017). Ancient fossil chipped out of rock with heavy-duty tools at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. ABC Australia. 9 May.

Tiara adorned with 367 diamonds stolen from German museum

(Germany)

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

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.

Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed

(United Kingdom)

Connor Boylan (2017). Cops hunt man who stole art from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh city centre where Outlander was filmed. The Scottish Sun. 8 May.

Priceless artwork looted from yesteryear Bollywood actress Nutan's Mumbra bungalow

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Priceless artwork looted from yesteryear Bollywood actress Nutan's Mumbra bungalow. Mid-day. 8 May.

Why Stealing Art Is a Terrible Idea

(General)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Why Stealing Art Is a Terrible Idea. Artsy. 7 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Toronto gallery pulls Amanda PL's exhibit amid complaints of cultural appropriation

(Canada)

Cassandra Szklarski (2017). Toronto gallery pulls Amanda PL's exhibit amid complaints of cultural appropriation. Metro. 7 May.

How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank

(Palestine; Israel)

Yotam Berger (2017). How Jews and Arabs Collaborate on Antiquities Theft in the West Bank. Haaretz. 5 May.

Church regains three icons stolen from the north

(Cyprus; Germany)

Cyprus Mail (2017). Church regains three icons stolen from the north. Cyprus Mail. 5 May.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idols stolen from temple. The Hindu. 5 May.

Asaltan por séptima vez iglesia dedicada a Lourdes: Roban el sagrario y la Eucaristía

(Chile)

Church dedicated to Lourdes robbed for the seventh time: tabernacle and hosts stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Asaltan por séptima vez iglesia dedicada a Lourdes: Roban el sagrario y la Eucaristía. Noticias Press. 5 May.

Destrucción y saqueo en perímetro de Monte Albán; INAH abandona tierras en Mexicápam

(Mexico)

Destruction and looting at the edge of Monte Albán; INAH has abandoned lands in Mexicápam

Carlos Javier (2017). Destrucción y saqueo en perímetro de Monte Albán; INAH abandona tierras en Mexicápam. NVI Noticias. 5 May.

Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood (2017). Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 May.

Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku

(Azerbaijan; Armenia; United States of America)

News.Az (2017). Carpet stolen by Armenians from Karabakh, taken to US to be exhibited in Baku. News.Az. 5 May.

At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director

(Syria)

Leith Fadel (2017). At least 89 stolen artifacts returned to Syria: director. AMN News. 4 May.

Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas

(Mexico)

INAH's disinterests provokes the looting of archaeological ruins in Lázaro Cárdenas

Jorge Castro (2017). Desinterés Del Inah Provoca El Saqueo De Vestigios Arqueológicos En Lázaro Cárdenas. Jorge Castro. 4 May.

Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner

(Nigeria)

Jethro Ibileke (2017). Return our stolen artifacts, Benin monarch tells British High Commissioner. The News. 4 May.

UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn

(United States of America)

Taylor Dobbs (2017). UVM Offers Reward For Stolen Rhino Horn. VPR. 3 May.

'Menace to society' Anthony Ricardo Sannd heading back to jail over theft of $130,000 motorcycle

(New Zealand)

Jared Savage (2017). 'Menace to society' Anthony Ricardo Sannd heading back to jail over theft of $130,000 motorcycle. New Zealand Herald. 3 May.

Remix Culture Nears Its Logical Conclusion

(General)

Adrienne LaFrance (2017). Remix Culture Nears Its Logical Conclusion. The Atlantic. 3 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.

Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera

(Chile)

Inspection of the frigate "Blanco Encalada" submerged in Caldera bay to prevent looting.

El Que Hay de Dierto (2017). Para prevenir saqueos inspeccionan fragata "Blanco Encalada" sumergida en bahía de Caldera. El Que Hay de Dierto. 3 May.

Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Alex Katz Painting Stolen From Munich Gallery in Broad Daylight. ArtNet News. 2 May.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

TNN (2017). Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur. The Times of India. 2 May.

Roban corona de oro de la Virgen de la iglesia Santa Lucia de Chía

(Colombia)

Gold crown of the Virgin stolen from the church of Santa Lucia in Chía

Pulzo (2017). Roban corona de oro de la Virgen de la iglesia Santa Lucia de Chía. Pulzo. 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.

Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive. Mid-day. 2 May.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 May.

14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh's roads for pop art trial stolen

(United Kingdom)

Charlotte Austen-Hardey (2017). 14 pieces of art which decorated Leigh's roads for pop art trial stolen. Halstead Gazette. 2 May.

Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción

(Mexico)

Hubert Carrera Palí (2017). Montículos mayas, sin indicios de destrucción. La Jornada Maya. 1 May.

Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley (2017). Seamstresses restore stolen tapestry panel. The Scotsman. 1 May.

Huntsville police need help finding sculpture theft suspect

(United States of America)

WAFF (2017). Huntsville police need help finding sculpture theft suspect. WAFF. 1 May.

Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history

(Brazil)

Plus55 (2017). Brazil suffers biggest rare book heist in national history. Plus55. 1 May.

Roban parte de la corona de oro del "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" en Nopalucan

(Mexico)

Part of the gold crown of the "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" of Nopalucan stolen

J. L. Hertewing (2017). Roban parte de la corona de oro del "Niño Jesús del Cerrito" en Nopalucan. E-Tlaxcala. 1 May.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo (2017). Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen. National Geographic. 1 May.

Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2017). Two men killed in house collapse as they dig illegally for Egyptian artefacts. Ahram Online. 1 May.

Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Smuggled Anatolian idol sold in US. Hurriyet Daily News. 30 April.

National Museum Burgled

(St. Kitts and Nevis)

L.K. Hewlett (2017). National Museum Burgled. WinnFM. 29 April.

War memorabilia disappears from Naples Airport museum

(United States of America)

Ashley Collins (2017). War memorabilia disappears from Naples Airport museum. Naples News. 29 April.

Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure

(Turkey; United States of America)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Turkey seeks return of 5,000-year-old marble figure. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos

(Turkey)

Doğan News Agency (2017). Illegal excavations stir reaction in Myndos. Hurriyet Daily News. 29 April.

Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in 'targeted theft'

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Piper painting worth £10,000 stolen in 'targeted theft'. BBC News. 28 April.

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.

Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

Fionn Hargreaves (2017). Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

Mark Bradford Claims New York Times Published Photos of His Work Without Permission

(United States of America)

Cara Ober (2017). Mark Bradford Claims New York Times Published Photos of His Work Without Permission. Hyperallergic. 28 April.

Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million. ArtNet News. 28 April.

Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids

(United Kingdom)

The Herald (2017). Police inquiries under way as jewellery and paintings taken in house raids. The Herald. 28 April.

Michelle Obama Muralist Stole My Work Then 'Attacked' My Character: Artist

(United States of America)

Andrea V. Watson (2017). Michelle Obama Muralist Stole My Work Then 'Attacked' My Character: Artist. DNA Info. 28 April.

Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home

(United Kingdom)

Nicholas Fletcher (2017). Art worth thousands stolen from Lincolnshire home. Lincolnshire Live. 28 April.

Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law

(United States of America)

Chip Colwell (2017). Native America's Necessary And Imperfect Law. Huffington Post. 28 April.

Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture

(United Kingdom)

Mark Mackay (2017). Police hunt thieves who stole six-foot African sculpture. The Courier. 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.

Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea

(Spain)

16th century Christ stolen from the chapel of the cemetery of Artea

El Correo (2017). Roban un Cristo del siglo XVI de la capilla del cementerio de Artea. El Correo. 27 April.

Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain

(Mexico; United States of America)

Justin Horwath (2017). Relinquished to feds by local gallery, fate of stolen sculpture uncertain. Santa Fe New Mexican. 27 April.

Theft of military memorabilia at Naples museum

(United States of America)

Karl Fortier (2017). Theft of military memorabilia at Naples museum. Fox. 26 April.

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

(Germany)

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

Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop

(United Kingdom)

Alex Ross (2017). Roman Jewellery Stolen from Shop. York Press. 25 April.

Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2017). Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing. The Times of India. 25 April.

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

(Palestine; Israel)

Ido Ben Porat (2017). Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria. Arutz Sheva. 25 April.

Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest

(Turkey)

Anadolu Agency (2017). Smuggled Torah, artifacts seized in Turkey's northwest. Hurriyet Daily News. 25 April.

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

(Canada)

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

Stolen sculptures recovered, another placed

(United States of America)

Cody Thorn (2017). Stolen sculptures recovered, another placed. Maryville Daily Forum. 24 April.

Valuable painting missing from Provo school found in Springville museum

(United States of America)

Braley Dodson (2017). Valuable painting missing from Provo school found in Springville museum. Daily Herald. 24 April.

Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids

(Egypt)

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din (2017). Egyptian ministry staff face trial over theft from Giza Pyramids. Ahram Online. 24 April.

Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen

(Spain)

Murcia Today (2017). Priceless cross back on display at Murcia cathedral museum 40 years after being stolen. Murcia Today. 24 April.

5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession

(India)

Samhati Mohapatra (2017). 5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession. The Times of India. 23 April.

Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries

(New Zealand)

Jessica Long (2017). Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries. Stuff.co.nz. 23 April.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra (2017). SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor. The Times of India. 22 April.

Karma chameleon: Artist forgives painting's thieves after one returns it face-to-face

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Karma chameleon: Artist forgives painting's thieves after one returns it face-to-face. CBC. 22 April.

Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II

(Poland)

Roberto Galea (2017). Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II. Poland Radio. 22 April.

Chicago Artist Raised Funds for Michelle Obama Mural That He Straight Up Grifted

(United States of America)

David Boddiger (2017). Chicago Artist Raised Funds for Michelle Obama Mural That He Straight Up Grifted. Fusion. 22 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.

Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter

(New Zealand)

Jimmy Kouratoras (2017). Art thieves steal $30,000 worth of work from painter. Scoop. 21 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.

German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims

(United States of America; Germany)

Reuters (2017). German group appeals decision to allow lawsuit over Nazi art theft claims. Reuters. 21 April.

Randy Pitchford Suggests Call Of Duty WWII Art Was Stolen From Brothers In Arms

(United States of America)

Jonathan Leack (2017). Randy Pitchford Suggests Call Of Duty WWII Art Was Stolen From Brothers In Arms. Game Revolution. 21 April.

Treasured wartime documents returned

(Canada)

Bill Kaufmann (2017). Treasured wartime documents returned. Nanton News. 20 April.

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

Rajesh Ahuja (2017). DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US. Hindustan Times. 20 April.

For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties

(India; United States of America)

TNN (2017). For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties. The Times of India. 20 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.

Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Initiative to return missing pieces from "Gypsy Girl" mosaic in Turkey's Gaziantep. Daily Sabah. 20 April.

Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on

(India)

TNN (2017). Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on. The Times of India. 20 April.

जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Statues Of Ashtadhutra Stolen From Jain Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 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.

Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work

(United States of America; Netherlands)

Claire Voon (2017). Bushwick Street Artists Threaten Legal Action Against McDonald's for Using Their Work. Hyperallergic. 20 April.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks (2017). Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government. WBUR. 19 April.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 19 April.

Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2017). Cleveland Museum of Art returns ancient Roman portrait of Drusus after learning it was stolen from Italy in WWII. Cleveland.com. 18 April.

Bronze idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol recovered. Business Standard. 18 April.

One of Wheal Martyn's famous St Austell clay worker statues is vandalised and another stolen

(United Kingdom)

C G Steve (2017). One of Wheal Martyn's famous St Austell clay worker statues is vandalised and another stolen. Cornwall Live. 18 April.

Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy

(Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy. The Japan Times. 18 April.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition. Indian Express. 18 April.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

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

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

Kornkamon Aksorndech (2017). Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals. The Nation. 16 April.

Outcry after historic plaque goes missing

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Outcry after historic plaque goes missing. The Nation. 16 April.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua (2017). Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland. Xinhua. 16 April.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

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

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). 200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen. The Times of India. 15 April.

Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Jessica Long (2017). Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen. Stuff.co.nz. 15 April.

Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Jason Okundaye (2017). Cambridge must return its Benin Bronzes, without condition. Varsity. 15 April.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 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.

Sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" Demands Relocation of "Fearless Girl"

(United States of America)

Benjamin Sutton (2017). Sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" Demands Relocation of "Fearless Girl". Hyperallergic. 14 April.

Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacio's 'Museum'

(Mexico)

Anna Marie de la Fuente (2017). Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacio's 'Museum'. Variety. 14 April.

Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says. BBC News. 14 April.

Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court

(United States of America; Germany)

Spencer S. Hsu (2017). Germany to appeal first ruling allowing Nazi-looted art claim against it in U.S. court. The Washington Post. 14 April.

Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt

(United Kingdom)

Ciaran Sneddon (2017). Dundee designer accuses German reality star of plagiarising t-shirt. The Courier. 14 April.

Tesoros recuperados

(Peru)

Recovered Treasures

El Peruano (2017). Tesoros recuperados. El Peruano. 13 April.

Thieves destroy famed Mississippi Civil War-era home

(United States of America)

Sarah Fowler (2017). Thieves destroy famed Mississippi Civil War-era home. The Clarion-Ledger. 13 April.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

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

Fearless Girl Face-off Poses a New Question: Does the Law Protect an Artist's Message?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). Fearless Girl Face-off Poses a New Question: Does the Law Protect an Artist's Message?. Artsy. 13 April.

Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era

(Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2017). Germany to investigate mass plunder of works of art by Stasi in Cold War era. The Art Newspaper. 13 April.

Prince Photographer Fires Back at Warhol Foundation Copyright Suit

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Prince Photographer Fires Back at Warhol Foundation Copyright Suit. ArtNet News. 13 April.

Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas

(Peru)

Lambayeque: security at archaeological sites intensified

El Comercio (2017). Lambayeque: intensifican vigilancia en las zonas arqueológicas. El Comercio. 13 April.

Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama

(Bosnia)

A Step Closer to Stolen Art

Nevena Vržina (2017). Korak bliže ukradenim umjetninama. Nezavisne. 13 April.

Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.

(Bolivia; Peru)

17 archaeological pieces from Peru seized in Bolivia on their way to the US

RPP (2017). Requisaron en Bolivia 17 piezas arqueológicas de Perú que iban hacia EE.UU.. RPP. 13 April.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa

(Peru)

Archaeological sites monitored against possible Easter Week looters

RPP (2017). Recorren sitios arqueológicos ante posibles huaqueos por Semana Santa. RPP. 13 April.

¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?

(Peru)

Why is there an increase in archaeological looting in Easter Week?

RPP (2017). ¿Por qué se incrementa el huaqueo en Semana Santa?. RPP. 13 April.

Leo lost: Colorful lion stolen from St. Cloud home

(United States of America)

David Unze (2017). Leo lost: Colorful lion stolen from St. Cloud home. SCTimes. 12 April.

Semana Santa: advierten riesgo de invasión en sitios arqueológicos

(Peru)

Easter Week: warning of risk of looting at archaeological sites

La República (2017). Semana Santa: advierten riesgo de invasión en sitios arqueológicos. La República. 12 April.

Hamilton Art Mystery at City Hall: Lost, Stolen or Never There?

(United States of America)

James Barron (2017). Hamilton Art Mystery at City Hall: Lost, Stolen or Never There?. The New York Times. 12 April.

The FBI made pop art with its "wanted" poster for Andy Warhol's stolen soup cans

(United States of America)

Selina Cheng (2017). The FBI made pop art with its "wanted" poster for Andy Warhol's stolen soup cans. Quartz. 12 April.

The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia

(Cambodia)

Noah Charney (2017). The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia. Observer. 12 April.

CSI says man brought tool to steal replicas of priceless artifacts

(United States of America)

Julie Wootton (2017). CSI says man brought tool to steal replicas of priceless artifacts. Magic Valley. 12 April.

WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

ITV (2017). WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum. ITV. 11 April.

Warhol Foundation Fires First Shot in Legal Battle Over Prince-Themed Artworks

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Warhol Foundation Fires First Shot in Legal Battle Over Prince-Themed Artworks. ArtNet News. 11 April.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling

(India)

Ahmed Ali (2017). Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling. The Times of India. 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.

Cultural appropriation: theft or fair exchange?

(General)

Andy Pratt (2017). Cultural appropriation: theft or fair exchange?. The Conversation. 10 April.

Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters

(Turkey)

Ahmet Günhan (2017). Humanity's heritage under threat from treasure hunters. Daily Sabah. 10 April.

Saquean vestigios arqueológicos en Ixtepec

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted in Ixtepec

Guadalupe Ríos (2017). Saquean vestigios arqueológicos en Ixtepec. En Marcha. 10 April.

Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland art heist 'radioactive'

(New Zealand)

Kirsty Wynn (2017). Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland art heist 'radioactive'. New Zealand Herald. 9 April.

Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos

(Peru)

Shrunken head and other archaeological objects recovered

La República (2017). Recuperan cabeza reducida y otros objetos de bienes arqueológicos. La República. 8 April.

Carved mask stolen from Yukon government building

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Carved mask stolen from Yukon government building. CBC. 7 April.

Handyman Jailed for Stealing $623,000 in Paintings from Alan Davie

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Elbaor (2017). Handyman Jailed for Stealing $623,000 in Paintings from Alan Davie. ArtNet News. 7 April.

Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later

(China)

Charles Liu (2017). Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later. The Beijinger. 7 April.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

$10,000 Carnegie bust stolen then returned to Turlock art center

(United States of America)

Sabra Stafford (2017). $10,000 Carnegie bust stolen then returned to Turlock art center. Turlock Journal. 6 April.

Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized. Deccan Chronicle. 6 April.

Top 5 Unsolved Heists

(General)

Miss Rosen (2017). Top 5 Unsolved Heists. Crave Online. 6 April.

Here are the most famous heists in the world of art

(General)

The Economic Times (2017). Here are the most famous heists in the world of art. The Economic Times. 6 April.

How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft

(Palestine)

Aziza Nofal (2017). How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft. Al Monitor. 6 April.

Author wants to see Gardner heist solved

(United States of America)

Bera Dunau (2017). Author wants to see Gardner heist solved. The Foxboro Reporter. 6 April.

Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2017). Turkish gendarmerie confiscate smuggled Picasso painting in Erzurum. Daily Sabah. 6 April.

Lost Art: Stolen paintings of historic LSU figures still lost after nearly 40 years

(United States of America)

William Taylor Potter (2017). Lost Art: Stolen paintings of historic LSU figures still lost after nearly 40 years. LSU Now. 6 April.

This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism

(General)

Brian Boucher (2017). This Dreamy Image Is Sparking a Perplexing Fight Over Artistic Plagiarism. ArtNet News. 5 April.

Stolen deer art was mysteriously returned April 1

(United States of America)

Emily Mieure (2017). Stolen deer art was mysteriously returned April 1. Jackson Hole News & Guide. 5 April.

Second mystery in million-dollar theft of Lindauer paintings from Auckland gallery

(New Zealand)

Kirsty Johnston (2017). Second mystery in million-dollar theft of Lindauer paintings from Auckland gallery. Bay of Plenty Times. 5 April.

Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off

(Netherlands)

Zack Newmark (2017). Van Gogh burglar jumps into canal to avoid cops after brief stand-off. NLTimes. 5 April.

Students' artwork stolen from UNM building

(United States of America)

Brittany Costello (2017). Students' artwork stolen from UNM building. KOB. 5 April.

The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market

(General)

Jeremy Hsu (2017). The Hard Truth about the Rhino Horn "Aphrodisiac" Market. Scientific American. 5 April.

Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Medieval stones stolen from Edinburgh hospital. BBC News. 4 April.

Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries

(Israel; United States of America)

Regin Olimberio (2017). Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Sold In The US: Products Of Sophisticated Archeological Forgeries. The Science Times. 4 April.

28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US

(Israel; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2017). 28 New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Sold in US. Live Science. 4 April.

Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins

(Syria; United States of America)

Gabrielle Russon (2017). Professor uses satellites to study damage to Iraq, Syria ruins. Phys.org. 4 April.

Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders

(New Caledonia; France)

Associated Press (2017). Controversial tribal artifacts sale lures few bidders. The Daily Mail. 4 April.

Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement

(Nigeria; United States of America)

Monty Fynn (2017). Exclusive: University-owned Benin collections may be loaned to Nigeria under new agreement. Varsity. 4 April.

Police release CCTV footage of theft of Lindauer paintings

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Police release CCTV footage of theft of Lindauer paintings. Bay of Plenty Times. 3 April.

Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim

(United States of America)

The Yeshiva World News (2017). Hikind Says Lookout For Stolen, Antique Seforim. The Yeshiva World News. 3 April.

Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations

(United Kingdom)

Chris Young (2017). Frustration in Saltaire as thieves grab Yorkshire Stone just weeks before village celebrations. Telegraph & Argus. 3 April.

Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq

(Syria; United States of America)

Julia Halperin (2017). Culture on the frontline: Penn Museum shows artefacts curators are fighting to save in Syria and Iraq. The Art Newspaper. 3 April.

Fate of pottery collection is 'a can of worms' for Navajos

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2017). Fate of pottery collection is 'a can of worms' for Navajos. The Salt Lake Tribune. 3 April.

Theft of Māori paintings stuns descendant

(New Zealand)

Jacob Brown (2017). Theft of Māori paintings stuns descendant. News Hub. 2 April.

Art criminologist warns stolen $1m Lindauer paintings could be used for ransom

(New Zealand)

Matthew Theunissen (2017). Art criminologist warns stolen $1m Lindauer paintings could be used for ransom. New Zealand Herald. 2 April.

The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'

(Germany)

Allison McNearney (2017). The Mystery of Lucian Freud's Missing 'Bacon'. The Daily Beast. 2 April.

Two valuable Gottfried Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland ram raid burglary

(New Zealand)

Anna Loren (2017). Two valuable Gottfried Lindauer paintings stolen in Auckland ram raid burglary. Stuff.co.nz. 1 April.

Million-dollar Parnell art heist: Interpol on watch for thieves

(New Zealand)

New Zealand Herald (2017). Million-dollar Parnell art heist: Interpol on watch for thieves. New Zealand Herald. 1 April.

Pania, Tuna and a McCahon: A short history of art heists in NZ

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Pania, Tuna and a McCahon: A short history of art heists in NZ. Radio New Zealand. 1 April.

Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France

(Benin; France)

Josué Mehouenou (2017). Benin eyes return of colonial treasures from France. Art Daily. 1 April.

G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts

(General)

DW (2017). G7 culture ministers discuss trafficking of looted artifacts. DW. 31 March.

The dinosaur track theft that never was

(Australia)

Jamie Seidel (2017). The dinosaur track theft that never was. Adelaide Now. 31 March.

After the theft of the Big Maple Leaf

(Germany)

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

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.

How two Irish students stole a masterpiece worth millions in an act of political protest

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Steve Cannane (2017). How two Irish students stole a masterpiece worth millions in an act of political protest. ABC Australia. 31 March.

Forty Years After Theft, Stolen Norman Rockwell Painting Recovered and Returned to Owners

(United States of America)

FBI (2017). Forty Years After Theft, Stolen Norman Rockwell Painting Recovered and Returned to Owners. FBI. 31 March.

Historical items stolen from northeastern Iowa society

(United States of America)

KCCI (2017). Historical items stolen from northeastern Iowa society. KCCI. 30 March.

Acclaimed artist Suzi Malin 'distraught' after burglar steals life's work

(United Kingdom)

Robert Dex (2017). Acclaimed artist Suzi Malin 'distraught' after burglar steals life's work. Evening Standard. 30 March.

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal (2017). Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales. The New York Times. 30 March.

Have You Seen These Paintings? Cardenas Artwork Stolen From Former Bring Funeral Home Space

(United States of America)

Mari Herreras (2017). Have You Seen These Paintings? Cardenas Artwork Stolen From Former Bring Funeral Home Space. The Range. 30 March.

Celebrity art dealer's plea deal in theft case will probably keep him out of prison

(United States of America)

Los Angeles Times (2017). Celebrity art dealer's plea deal in theft case will probably keep him out of prison. Los Angeles Times. 30 March.

Roban coronas de oro de la Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Ayapango

(Mexico)

Gold crowns stolen from the Church of Santiago Apóstol in Ayapango

Luciano Tapia (2017). Roban coronas de oro de la Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol en Ayapango. El Sol de Toluca. 30 March.

Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Window cleaner accused of £500k Alan Davie art theft. BBC News. 29 March.

The most spectacular art robberies in history

(General)

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

Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple. Odisha TV. 29 March.

México, líder in América Latino por robo de arte sacro

(Mexico)

Mexico Latin America's leader for sacred art theft

Ana Salazar (2017). México, líder in América Latino por robo de arte sacro. Milenio. 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.

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

(Poland; United Kingdom)

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

Clampdown on heritage thefts

(United Kingdom)

Dan Bean (2017). Clampdown on heritage thefts. The York Press. 29 March.

Roban el 'santísimo' de una iglesia en Cuautitlán

(Mexico)

Custodia of Cuautitlán church stolen

Excelsior (2017). Roban el 'santísimo' de una iglesia en Cuautitlán. Excelsior. 28 March.

Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting

(Denmark)

Stephen Gadd (2017). Danish auction house in hot water again over sale of stolen painting. CPH Post. 28 March.

Thieves steal war memorabilia

(Australia)

Dominique Baynes (2017). Thieves steal war memorabilia. The West Australian. 28 March.

Ladrones se roban la placa de cobre de la Iglesia de Fátima

(Mexico)

Thieves steal copper plaque from the Church of Fatima

Gabriela Salido (2017). Ladrones se roban la placa de cobre de la Iglesia de Fátima. Meganoticias. 28 March.

Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia

(Mexico; France)

INAH requests halt to auction of Mexican pieces in France

Información Excélsior (2017). Solicitan al INAH detener subasta de piezas mexicanas en Francia. Sistema Michoacano. 28 March.

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

(Turkey; Switzerland)

Jamey Keaten (2017). Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey. The Tribune. 28 March.

A university's painting went missing. Police are searching for three people of interest

(United States of America)

Victoria St. Martin (2017). A university's painting went missing. Police are searching for three people of interest. The Washington Post. 28 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.

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

(Germany; Canada)

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

Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre

(Guatemala)

Rural farmers invade protected area in the Laguna del Tigre National Park

Prensa Libre (2017). Campesinos invaden zona protegida en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre. Prensa Libre. 26 March.

Venta de piecas arqueológicas 'disgusta' al INAH

(Mexico)

Sale of archaeological pieces "disgusts" INAH

Idalia Carrillo (2017). Venta de piecas arqueológicas 'disgusta' al INAH. Sipse. 26 March.

Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple. Kaumudi. 25 March.

Tráfico de patrimonio cultural en Oaxaca; igual que el de drogas

(Mexico)

Trafficking of cultural heritage in Oaxaca: the same as drugs

Luis Ignacio (2017). Tráfico de patrimonio cultural en Oaxaca; igual que el de drogas. NVI Noticias. 25 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.

FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA

(Pakistan)

Shakeel Qarar (2017). FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA. Dawn. 24 March.

UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes

(General)

Voice of America (2017). UN Says Attacks on Heritage Sites Could Be War Crimes. Voice of America. 24 March.

Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño

(Spain)

Suspects in robbery of O Carballiño church sent to prison

La Voz de Galicia (2017). Ingresan en prisión los presuntos autores de un robo en una iglesia de O Carballiño. La Voz de Galicia. 24 March.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Malayan relics stolen from museum

(Indonesia)

Rizal Harahap (2017). Malayan relics stolen from museum. The Jakarta Post. 23 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

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

Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish

(Iraq; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Red list of Iraqi artifacts available in Turkish. Hurriyet Daily News. 23 March.

Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Caught on camera: Thieves who stole primary school's historic lanterns. Express & Star. 23 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.

Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Forever 21 Accused of Copying Charles Smith's Design Concept

(United States of America)

India Pougher (2017). Forever 21 Accused of Copying Charles Smith's Design Concept. Teen Vogue. 22 March.

Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft

(Ireland; United States of America)

John Breslin (2017). Irishman known as the King of the Travellers loses $20MILLION libel suit against US magazine's piece on his involvement in rhino horn theft. The Irish Sun. 22 March.

What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?

(United States of America; Germany)

Kwame Anthony Appiah (2017). What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?. The New York Times. 22 March.

Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple

(India)

TNN (2017). Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple. The Times of India. 21 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.

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

(United States of America)

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

$100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016

(United States of America; Egypt; Turkey)

Owen Jarus (2017). $100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016. CBS. 21 March.

Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

(Syria)

Frank Gardner (2017). Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution. BBC News. 21 March.

Bruton theft saw £2.5m worth of paintings and jewellery stolen and woman tied up overnight

(United Kingdom)

James Wood (2017). Bruton theft saw £2.5m worth of paintings and jewellery stolen and woman tied up overnight. Somerset Live. 20 March.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

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

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary. ArtNet News. 20 March.

Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park

(China)

Lisa Movius (2017). Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park. The Art Newspaper. 20 March.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming. Yonhap News Agency. 20 March.

Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture

(Canada)

Sue Yanagisawa (2017). Jail time for man who sold stolen plaques, sculpture. The Whig. 19 March.

As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All

(Netherlands)

Nina Siegal (2017). As Stolen Van Goghs Return to View, a Thief Tells All. The New York Times. 19 March.

Roban arte sacro en Acatzingo; sospechan de los párrocos y los mayordomos

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Acatzingo; parish priests and caretakers suspected

Karen Meza (2017). Roban arte sacro en Acatzingo; sospechan de los párrocos y los mayordomos. Página Negra. 19 March.

Tráfico de bienes culturales: las claves del cuarto comercio ilegal del mundo

(Argentina)

Trafficking in cultural goods: the keys to the fourth largest illegal market in the world

Irene Hartmann (2017). Tráfico de bienes culturales: las claves del cuarto comercio ilegal del mundo. Clarín. 19 March.

Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país

(Colombia; Spain)

Other "Quimbaya" Colombian treasure pieces abroad and inside the country

Irene Hartmann (2017). Otras piezas "Quimbaya" de los tesoros colombianos en el exterior y en el interior del país. Cronica Del Cuinddio. 19 March.

Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa

(India)

TNN (2017). Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa. The Times of India. 19 March.

World renowned artist will hold first exhibition since £100,000 theft of paintings from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

Hampshire Chronicle (2017). World renowned artist will hold first exhibition since £100,000 theft of paintings from Marwell Zoo. Hampshire Chronicle. 19 March.

Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen

(United Kingdom)

Express & Star (2017). Primary school 'devastated' after historic lanterns stolen. Express & Star. 18 March.

Six theories behind the stolen Gardner Museum paintings

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2017). Six theories behind the stolen Gardner Museum paintings. The Boston Globe. 18 March.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott (2017). Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?. Times of Malta. 18 March.

Art Trafficking

(Syria; Iraq)

Tania Rakhmanova (2017). Art Trafficking. Al Jazeera. 17 March.

Bronze arrowhead stolen from Ditto Landing sculpture

(United States of America)

WAFF (2017). Bronze arrowhead stolen from Ditto Landing sculpture. WAFF. 17 March.

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

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

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

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.

Christie's Dubai Yanks Iraqi Painting From Sale Over Smuggling Allegations

(United Arab Emirates; Iraq)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Christie's Dubai Yanks Iraqi Painting From Sale Over Smuggling Allegations. ArtNet News. 17 March.

Stolen gold rings and cross devastating to St. Leo Abbey, community

(United States of America)

Peter Bernard (2017). Stolen gold rings and cross devastating to St. Leo Abbey, community. WFLA. 16 March.

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong (2017). Painting pincher gets the axe. Bangkok Post. 16 March.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy. The New York Times. 16 March.

Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2017). Police Recover 67 Works Stolen in $2.6 Million Vienna Art Heist. ArtNet News. 15 March.

16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene

(Denmark)

Perwana Nazif (2017). 16 Years Later, Stash of Stolen Paintings Found Near Crime Scene. ArtNet News. 15 March.

Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail

(Israel)

Philippe Bohstrom (2017). Diving Robbers Are Looting Underwater Treasures, Archaeologists Wail. Haaretz. 15 March.

The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts

(General)

Jessie Knadler (2017). The Hidden World of Stolen Art and Artifacts. WMRA. 14 March.

WPD: $40,000 worth of paintings stolen from south Wichita storage unit

(United States of America)

KWCH (2017). WPD: $40,000 worth of paintings stolen from south Wichita storage unit. KWCH. 14 March.

Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza

(Switzerland; Syria; Yemen; Libya)

Nine artworks from Syria, Yemen, and Libya exhibited in Switzerland

EFE (2017). Nueve obras de arte confiscadas de Siria, Yemen y Libia se exponen en Suiza. El Diario. 14 March.

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

(Cambodia)

Tess Davis (2017). Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East. The Diplomat. 14 March.

Windsor art heist: $20,000 taken in early morning break-in

(Canada)

Craig Pearson (2017). Windsor art heist: $20,000 taken in early morning break-in. Windsor Star. 13 March.

$8k in artwork stolen from North Valley home

(United States of America)

Nicole Perez (2017). $8k in artwork stolen from North Valley home. Albuquerque Journal. 13 March.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal (2017). Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US. Dawn. 13 March.

Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week

(Egypt)

Omar Thabet (2017). Egypt thwarts 24 cases of antiquities theft in one week. Andalou Agency. 13 March.

$6,000 worth of paintings stolen from Saugerties art studio

(United States of America)

Daily Freeman (2017). $6,000 worth of paintings stolen from Saugerties art studio. Daily Freeman. 13 March.

Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say

(United States of America)

Channel 3000 (2017). Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say. Channel 3000. 13 March.

Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico

(Spain)

The enemies of historic heritage

Aludena Ruiz (2017). Los enemigos del patrimonio histórico. El Diario. 13 March.

Crosses under grave threat

(South Africa)

Andrew Unsworth (2017). Crosses under grave threat. Times Live. 13 March.

Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years. Yonhap News Agency. 13 March.

Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Pharaonic relics submerged with Titanic must be recovered: Egyptologist. Egypt Independent. 12 March.

$30,000 worth of artwork stolen

(United States of America)

Chris Guardaro (2017). $30,000 worth of artwork stolen. KOAT. 11 March.

Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley

(United Kingdom)

Callum Keown (2017). Veterans appeal for help a er historic stones vanish from old Ox and Bucks barracks in Cowley. The Oxford Times. 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.

Delincuentes roban custodia con hostia consagrada de iglesia argentina

(Argentina)

Delinquents steal custodia with consecrated hosts from Argentina church

ACI Prensa (2017). Delincuentes roban custodia con hostia consagrada de iglesia argentina. ACI Prensa. 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.

Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum

(Iraq)

Kawa Omar (2017). Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum. Reuters. 11 March.

Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle

(India)

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

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

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

How Big Of A Problem Is Art Theft In The US?

(United States of America)

Mark Brodie (2017). How Big Of A Problem Is Art Theft In The US?. KJZZ. 10 March.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police. Mid-day. 10 March.

Stolen Stradivarius violin will sing again

(United States of America)

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

New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation

(United Kingdom)

Martin Williams (2017). New £50,000 reward appeal for return of Scotland's first ever coins - as rest of collection is gifted to nation. The Herald. 10 March.

Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Door and decorative elements of Sultan Al-Kamel Al-Ayyubi shrine stolen. Ahram Online. 9 March.

Police seek tips on stolen sculpture

(Canada)

CBC (2017). Police seek tips on stolen sculpture. CBC. 9 March.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

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

The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art

(United States of America)

Matthew Blitz (2017). The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art. Atlas Obscura. 8 March.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 8 March.

As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen

(United Arab Emirates)

Peter S. Goodman (2017). As Dubai's Skyline Adds a Trophy, the Architect Calls It Stolen. The New York Times. 8 March.

Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed

(United Kingdom)

Sam Russell (2017). Policeman who stole ancient gold coins he found with metal detector is jailed. Manchester Evening News. 8 March.

Health care worker gets 10 years for stealing artwork from elderly Wheat Ridge woman

(United States of America)

Tom McGhee (2017). Health care worker gets 10 years for stealing artwork from elderly Wheat Ridge woman. The Denver Post. 7 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.

Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life

(Ireland)

Noel Baker (2017). Ancient monuments damaged by modern day life. Irish Examiner. 7 March.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

Deshdeep Saxena (2017). Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments. The Times of India. 7 March.

Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'

(Germany)

Julia Hitz (2017). Facing Germany's colonial heritage: It's 'detective work'. DW. 7 March.

NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts

(United States of America)

Mike Leiby (2017). NCSO investigating possible stolen artifacts. White Mountain Independent. 7 March.

Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft. India. 6 March.

Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?

(United Kingdom)

Chris Bishop (2017). Was ancient church at Santon Downham, near Thetford, targeted by nighthawks?. Eastern Daily Press. 6 March.

Three iron crosses honoring Confederate veterans have been stolen from historic Sheldon church near Beaufort

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2017). Three iron crosses honoring Confederate veterans have been stolen from historic Sheldon church near Beaufort. The Post and Courier. 6 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.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds. The Indian Express. 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.

Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note

(United Kingdom; Saint Lucia)

L. Barton (2017). Mysterious return from the Caribbean of stolen rare 200 year-old Padstow Bank note. Cornwall Live. 6 March.

Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change

(South Korea)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March.

6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple

(Bangladesh)

Ujjal Chakraborty (2017). 6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple. Dhaka Tribune. 5 March.

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

(India)

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

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months

(India)

TNN (2017). Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months. The Times of India. 5 March.

Who Stole Erica Morini's $3.5 Million Stradivarius Violin

(United States of America)

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

Thieves take statue worth over £4,000 in art gallery break-in

(United Kingdom)

Carl Eve (2017). Thieves take statue worth over £4,000 in art gallery break-in. The Herald. 4 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.

Old fisherman still homesick

(Turkey; Germany)

Ozgen Acar (2017). Old fisherman still homesick. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 March.

Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family

(United States of America; Germany)

Holly Watt (2017). Bank's Kandinsky painting was looted by Nazis, says family. The Guardian. 3 March.

Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case. The Times of India. 3 March.

Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Palace stripped of lightning tape by thieves. BBC News. 2 March.

Peter Guber Sues His Insurance Broker Over Stolen Bronze Head

(United States of America)

Gene Maddaus (2017). Peter Guber Sues His Insurance Broker Over Stolen Bronze Head. Variety. 2 March.

Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders

(United Kingdom)

Mark Molloy (2017). Rare crocodile shark found for the first time on UK beach could have been victim of exotic wildlife traders. The Telegraph. 2 March.

An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?

(Netherlands)

Allison Meier (2017). An Online Exhibition Asks: What Makes "The Goldfinch" So Special?. Hyperallergic. 1 March.

Denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas

(Mexico)

Looting of archaeological pieces condemned

Diario de Yucatán (2017). Denuncian saqueo de piezas arqueológicas. Diario de Yucatán. 1 March.

Feds: Philly man stole signed Muhammad Ali painting from Kentucky museum

(United States of America)

Tommy Rowan (2017). Feds: Philly man stole signed Muhammad Ali painting from Kentucky museum. Philly.com. 1 March.

5 Art Market Misdeeds With Impressive Provenance

(General)

Bill Glass (2017). 5 Art Market Misdeeds With Impressive Provenance. Artlyst. 28 February.

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.

Stolen painting finds way home

(United Kingdom)

Tanya Yilmaz (2017). Stolen painting finds way home. This is Wiltshire. 27 February.

Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend

(United States of America; Mexico)

Claire Ricke (2017). Archaeology smuggler caught with 500 stolen artifacts at Big Bend. KXAN. 27 February.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

TNN (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur. The Times of India. 27 February.

The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World

(Brazil)

Allison McNearney (2017). The $20 Million Heist at the Biggest Party in the World. The Daily Beast. 26 February.

Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?

(Indonesia)

Natali Pearson (2017). Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?. The Conversation. 26 February.

Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued

(Canada; United States of America)

Artlyst (2017). Jasper Johns Stolen Drawings Case Fred Dorfman Gallery Sued. Artlyst. 26 February.

Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing

(United States of America)

Fox (2017). Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing. Fox. 26 February.

Dunfermline man jailed for art theft

(United Kingdom)

Dunfermline Press (2017). Dunfermline man jailed for art theft. Dunfermline Press. 24 February.

Thieves swoop on seascapes

(South Africa)

Barbara Hollands (2017). Thieves swoop on seascapes. Dispatch Live. 24 February.

Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones

(United Kingdom)

Nuneaton News (2017). Smart solution to stop theft of Hartshill Castle stones. Nuneaton News. 24 February.

Stolen Gate Returned to Germany's Dachau Concentration Camp

(Germany; Norway)

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

Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art

(United States of America)

Alex Napoliello (2017). Asbury Park police find stolen Bruce Springsteen art. NJ.com. 23 February.

Popular Billericay park statue is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Mark Richardson (2017). Popular Billericay park statue is stolen. The Enquirer. 23 February.

Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group

(Iraq)

Associated Press (2017). Iraq hopes to reclaim heritage lost to Islamic State group. The Daily Mail. 23 February.

Inside private art collections with Scan the World

(General)

Beau Jackson (2017). Inside private art collections with Scan the World. 3D Printing Industry. 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.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2017). Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette. eKantipur. 22 February.

An Artful Robbery

(General)

Yvonne Dewerne (2017). An Artful Robbery. Harpers Bazaar. 21 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.

Los controles que siguen faltando

(Argentina)

Controls are still missing

El Ancastí (2017). Los controles que siguen faltando. El Ancastí. 20 February.

Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Policeman sacked for keeping gold coin proceeds. BBC News. 20 February.

Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home

(United Kingdom)

C Turner (2017). Two valuable Lenkiewicz paintings have been stolen from a Plymouth home. The Herald. 20 February.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 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.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 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.

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures

(China)

Jun Mai (2017). With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures. South China Morning Post. 20 February.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine (2017). Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law. The Straits Times. 20 February.

Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?

(General)

Graham Bowley (2017). Has the Art Market Become an Unwitting Partner in Crime?. The New York Times. 19 February.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple. The Indian Express. 18 February.

Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen

(United Kingdom)

Robin Murray (2017). Art enthusiast devastated after Bradford on Avon gallery raided and £10,000 of paintings stolen. Wiltshire Times. 18 February.

The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says

(Syria; Iraq)

Rick Noack (2017). The Islamic State's 'business model' is failing, study says. The Washington Post. 17 February.

A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft

(United States of America)

Chris Davis (2017). A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft. ABC United States. 17 February.

Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio

(Germany)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Markus Lüpertz Ditches His Düsseldorf Studio. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March. The Nation. 16 February.

Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show. ArtNet News. 16 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

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

Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2017). Police appeal for information on stolen Mary Potter painting. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

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

Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang"

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Police recover $25,000 sculpture from "art thieves gang". The Daily Telegraph. 16 February.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN (2017). Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples. The Times of India. 16 February.

The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online

(Syria)

Jason Farago (2017). The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online. The New York Times. 15 February.

Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work

(Australia; United States of America)

Karen MIchael (2017). Artist Jon Campbell sues retail giant Target, alleging it copied his work. Domain. 15 February.

181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help

(United States of America)

Julie Applegate (2017). 181 artifacts from looted site found, BLM asks for help. St George News. 15 February.

Lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in a church

(United States of America)

The Associated Press (2017). Lincoln sculpture stolen from museum found in a church. Star Tribune. 14 February.

Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany

(Turkey; Germany)

Ömer Erbil (2017). Stolen artifacts from Turkey found in Germany. Hurriyet Daily News. 14 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.

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art

(Bosnia)

Igor Spaic (2017). Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art. Balkan Insight. 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.

After 14 months, stolen Lincoln's hand returned to museum

(United States of America)

Allison Shapiro (2017). After 14 months, stolen Lincoln's hand returned to museum. Daily Journal. 13 February.

Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Murphy (2017). Reports of illegal metal detecting near the historic Weeting Castle. Watton & Swaffham Times. 13 February.

13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak

(India)

Manish Sirhindi (2017). 13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak. The Times of India. 13 February.

Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet

(Spain)

Young looters sack sites in the Comunitat Valenciana and sell them on the internet

J. A. Marrahí (2017). Jóvenes expoliadores saquean yacimientos de la Comunitat Valenciana y lo difunden por internet. Las Provincias. 13 February.

Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript

(United Kingdom)

Chitra Ramaswamy (2017). Mission impossible: trying to flog a stolen 500-year-old Dante manuscript. The Guardian. 13 February.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 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.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(United Kingdom)

George Sandeman (2017). Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse. The Guardian. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Vanessa Thorpe (2017). Vandals target display of multifaith artworks at Gloucester Cathedral. The Guardian. 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.

Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus

(United Kingdom)

Kate Wilson (2017). Man stole bronze figurine worth £400 but was "so drunk" he left it on bus. Daily Echo. 11 February.

Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA

(Australia)

Mirage News (2017). Wall mural stolen from Kensington Gardens school, SA. Mirage News. 10 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.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist

(Russia)

TASS (2017). Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist. TASS. 10 February.

DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports

(India; United States of America)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports. Hindustan Times. 10 February.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers. Western Advocate. 10 February.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 February.

Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary

(Hungary; Turkey; Armenia; Lithuania)

PanArmenian (2017). Urartu-era antiquities found in a truck in Hungary. PanArmenian. 9 February.

Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Manhattan District Attorney Returns Ancient Sarcophagus to Greek Consulate. Greek Reporter. 9 February.

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years

(Israel)

Bethan McKernan (2017). New Dead Sea Scrolls cave filled with ancient artefacts discovered for first time in 60 years. The Independent. 9 February.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 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.

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

(India)

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

Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house

(India)

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

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.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson (2017). Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire. Nature. 7 February.

Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle

(Spain)

Missal and ancient sacrum stolen in Pinos del Valle recovered

Granada Hoy (2017). Recuperan un misal y un sacro antiguos robados en Pinos del Valle. Granada Hoy. 7 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January

(General)

Perwana Nazif (2017). The Art Lost Register Resolved Eight Stolen Artworks Cases in January. ArtNet News. 6 February.

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt. The Indian Express. 6 February.

Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix

(United Kingdom)

Alex Williams (2017). Cathedral-goers get up-close look at snatched medieval crucifix. Premier. 6 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.

FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College

(United States of America)

David Spunt (2017). FBI Recovers Rare, Local History Stolen From Girard College. CBS Philly. 6 February.

Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios

(Guatemala)

Relic of the Mercedarios Martys stolen

Miguel Lopez (2017). Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios. Prensa Libre. 6 February.

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

Amar Ujala (2017). दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 6 February.

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

(General)

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

Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle

(Iraq)

Loaa Adel (2017). Najaf Police confiscates 35 artifacts hidden inside vehicle. Iraqi News. 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.

Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation

(United States of America)

Gephardt Daily (2017). Breaking: Governor signs resolution asking to rescind Bears Ears monument designation. Gephardt Daily. 3 February.

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

Live Hindustan (2017). ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी. Live Hindustan. 3 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.

Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves

(France)

Vincent Noce (2017). Prosecution seeks jail time and heavy fines for Paris museum thieves. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

'Playful pup' sculpture returns to Mercer Island park

(United States of America)

Katie Metzger (2017). 'Playful pup' sculpture returns to Mercer Island park. Mercer Island Reporter. 3 February.

Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca

(Spain)

Association denounces looting and destruction of archaeological remains in Salamanca

La Vanguardia (2017). Asociación denuncia saqueo y destrucción de restos arqueológicos en Salamanca. La Vanguardia. 3 February.

Maui temple bell stolen

(United States of America)

Gary Kubota (2017). Maui temple bell stolen. Star Advertiser. 2 February.

Roof nicked, gallery floods

(South Africa)

Ufrieda Ho (2017). Roof nicked, gallery floods. Times Live. 2 February.

Jury indicts man accused of stealing memorabilia from Canfield museum

(United States of America)

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

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.

New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'

(New Zealand)

Elanore Ainge Roy (2017). New Zealand's surprising history of art crime: 'I continue to be flabbergasted'. The Guardian. 2 February.

Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme

(United States of America)

Jason Sorensen (2017). Three charged in theft by swindle art scheme. The Journal. 2 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 2 artifacts from London. Egypt Independent. 1 February.

How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened

(France)

Stefan Dege (2017). How Paris' 100-million-euro art heist happened. DW. 1 February.

Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery

(South Africa)

Jan Bornman (2017). Thieves will battle to resell unique artworks heisted from Joburg gallery. Times Live. 1 February.

Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue. Yonhap News Agency. 1 February.

Belgians face decade in prison for Auschwitz theft

(Poland; Belgium)

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

'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.

Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos

(Spain)

Here's how the Armada is protected from pirates of underwater treasures

Gonzalo Araluce (2017). Así protege la Armada de los piratas los tesoros submarinos. El Español. 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.

Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist

(France)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Defendant Claims He Threw Out Modern and Impressionist Masterpieces After 'Spider-Man' Heist. ArtNet News. 31 January.

Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral

(United Kingdom)

Nazia Parveen (2017). Antiques dealer jailed for stealing painting from Chester Cathedral. The Guardian. 31 January.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns. Khaoso. 31 January.

Sarasota art theft suspects caught

(United States of America)

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

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2017). Art snatcher suspended. Bangkok Post. 30 January.

'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft

(France)

AFP (2017). 'Spider-Man' burglar on trial over €100m Paris art theft. The Guardian. 30 January.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

(Israel)

David Israel (2017). Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre. The Jewish Press. 30 January.

Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship

(United Kingdom)

Ed Adamczyk (2017). Two charged in theft from sunken World War I warship. UPI. 30 January.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News (2017). Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia. Belarus News. 30 January.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Devanathan Veerappani (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 30 January.

Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school

(United States of America)

Dan Alexander (2017). Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school. New Jersey 101.5. 30 January.

Encuentran dos momias prehispánicas abandonadas en un paraje del Cuzco

(Peru)

EFE (2017). Encuentran dos momias prehispánicas abandonadas en un paraje del Cuzco. El Comercio. 30 January.

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen. The Times of India. 30 January.

The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century

(General)

Candida Moss (2017). The Worst Art Thefts of the Past Century. The Daily Beast. 29 January.

Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London

(Egypt)

Egypt Independent (2017). Egypt retrieves 4,000-year-old figurine from London. Egypt Independent. 29 January.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal. The Nation. 28 January.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk

(Australia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk. WA Today. 28 January.

Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Nikhil Bhardwaj (2017). Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple. The Tribune. 27 January.

Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple. News Today. 27 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.

Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'

(United Kingdom)

Daniel O'Mahony (2017). Celebrity hotspot Belsize Village 'besieged by burglars'. Evening Standard. 27 January.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft. Khaoso. 27 January.

बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा

(India)

Bastar: ancient Ganesh idol stolen from Dholkal

Khabar Non Stop (2017). बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा. Khabar Non Stop. 27 January.

Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes

(Spain)

Four sculptures of saints stolen from the hermitage of San Antonio in Frailes

Belén Ramírez (2017). Roban cuatro imágenes de santos de la ermita de San Antonio de Frailes. Alcalá la Real. 27 January.

Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco

(Peru; United States of America)

Andina (2017). Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco. Andina. 27 January.

Light exhibition goes dark as artwork stolen from botanic gardens

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2017). Light exhibition goes dark as artwork stolen from botanic gardens. Radio New Zealand. 27 January.

"Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?

(Poland)

"Queen of the Polish Crown" will return to the country?

Łukasz Gazur (2017). "Królowa Korony Polskiej" wróci do kraju?. Dziennik Polski. 27 January.

Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil

(Brazil; Israel)

Arutz Sheva (2017). Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil. Arutz Sheva. 26 January.

Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?

(France)

Where are the Spider Man paintings?

Brendan Kemmet (2017). Oú sont les toiles de l'homme-araignée ?. Le Parisien. 26 January.

Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul

(Iraq)

ABC Australia (2017). Ancient Assyrian artefacts discovered in raid on Islamic State safe house in Mosul. ABC Australia. 26 January.

Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla

(Ecuador)

Some of the jewels stolen in Parla returned

Vivir en Parla (2017). Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla. Vivir en Parla. 26 January.

'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison

(United States of America)

The Washington Post (2017). 'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison. TribLive. 26 January.

Recovery of three stolen Riopelle paintings just tip of iceberg

(Canada)

Les Perreaux (2017). Recovery of three stolen Riopelle paintings just tip of iceberg. The Globe and Mail. 26 January.

Watch Brazen Thief Steal $600 Painting From Logan Art Gallery

(United States of America)

Mina Bloom (2017). Watch Brazen Thief Steal $600 Painting From Logan Art Gallery. DNA Info. 26 January.

South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun (2017). South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says. The New York Times. 26 January.

Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017

(Peru)

More than 800 illegally looted cultural objects from Peru will be repatriated in 2017

David Hidalgo (2017). Más de 800 objetos culturales sacados ilegalmente del Perú serán repatriados en 2017. Ojo Público. 26 January.

SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings

(Canada)

CTV (2017). SQ art squad seizes stolen Riopelle paintings. CTV. 25 January.

RCMP investigate art theft and other crimes

(Canada)

Fairview Post (2017). RCMP investigate art theft and other crimes. Fairview Post. 25 January.

Roban campana de iglesia en Villa de la Paz

(Mexico)

Rosa María Morales (2017). Roban campana de iglesia en Villa de la Paz. Pulso SLP. 25 January.

Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence

(United Kingdom)

Eastern Daily Press (2017). Norfolk policeman who sold gold coins he found could face suspended sentence. Eastern Daily Press. 25 January.

To catch a thief

(United States of America)

Bennett Hall (2017). To catch a thief. Corvallis Gazette-Time. 25 January.

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press (2017). Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel. Salon. 25 January.

Immigration Customs Enforcement's Other Job: Recovering and Repatriating Cultural Property

(United States of America)

Jackson Lewis (2017). Immigration Customs Enforcement's Other Job: Recovering and Repatriating Cultural Property. The National Law Review. 25 January.

बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी

(India)

11 Precious Statues Stolen from Temple in Bihar

Samay Live (2017). बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी. Samay Live. 25 January.

Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk

(Belarus)

Belarus News (2017). Belarusian experts to authenticate Shishkin's painting discovered near Minsk. Belarus News. 25 January.

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

Santosh Sonawane (2017). Temples, a new target for thieves. The Times of India. 25 January.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters

(Russia)

Olga Gertcyk (2017). Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters. The Siberian Times. 25 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 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.

How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?

(General)

Victoria Reed (2017). How should museums respond to art smuggling scandals?. Apollo. 24 January.

The Fraudster and the Little Bird

(India)

Bikram Grewal (2017). The Fraudster and the Little Bird. Ahmendabad Mirror. 23 January.

Former FBI agent details long search for 'Devil's Diary'

(United States of America)

Debra Rubin (2017). Former FBI agent details long search for 'Devil's Diary'. New Jersey Jewish News. 23 January.

Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules

(Ireland)

Andrew Phelan (2017). Art worth €50k must be handed over, court rules. The Herald. 23 January.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

Faras Ghani (2017). Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away. Al Jazeera. 23 January.

Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts

(Turkey)

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

A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war

(Yemen)

Aisling Irwin (2017). A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war. New Scientist. 23 January.

Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba

(Spain)

Blanca Ruiz (2017). Roban y profanan imágenes de la Virgen y el Niño en ermita de Córdoba. ACI Prensa. 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.

Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum

(Romania)

Romania Insider (2017). Documentary on the looting of 2000 year-old Dacian bracelets premiers at the Bucharest's National History Museum. Romania Insider. 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.

Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2017). Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia. The Guardian. 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.

Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo

(Spain)

A thief calls 112 after falling off the roof of the Church of San Pablo

El Periódico (2017). Un ladrón llama al 112 tras caerse del tejado de la iglesia de San Pablo. El Periódico. 22 January.

हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच

(India)

Silver ornaments stolen from Hanuman Temple, police start investigation

Khaskhabar (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच. Khaskhabar. 22 January.

The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

(Syria; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Lebanon)

Patrick Sawer (2017). The strange case of the ancient Assyrian curse and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The Telegraph. 21 January.

Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple. The New Indian Express. 21 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.

How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques

(Egypt)

Khalid Hassan (2017). How Egypt is trying to stop looting at ancient mosques. Al Monitor. 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.

70 pieces of art worth $750K stolen in northern Alberta: RCMP

(Canada)

Global News (2017). 70 pieces of art worth $750K stolen in northern Alberta: RCMP. Global News. 19 January.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP (2017). Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon. AFP. 19 January.

Thieves steal lead from church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2017). Thieves steal lead from church roof. BBC News. 19 January.

My Niece Has My $1M Kandinsky Painting in Her FIT Dorm Room, Aunt Fears

(United States of America)

James Fanelli (2017). My Niece Has My $1M Kandinsky Painting in Her FIT Dorm Room, Aunt Fears. DNA Info. 19 January.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus (2017). Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note. Condé Nast Traveler. 19 January.

Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe

(United States of America)

Rebecca Rosenberg (2017). Hotel art thief takes plea deal after drunken swipe. New York Post. 19 January.

Cuban collector's heirs settle over Wifredo Lam painting that resurfaced in Miami

(Cuba; United States of America)

David D'arcy (2017). Cuban collector's heirs settle over Wifredo Lam painting that resurfaced in Miami. The Art Newspaper. 19 January.

मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी

(India)

Lord Krishna Statue Stolen from Temple in Varanasi

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी. Dainik Bhaskar. 19 January.

Aparece el 60%de las joyas robadas hace tres días a una hermandad de Parla

(Ecuador)

60%of stolen jewels reappear after three says at the hermitage of Parla

Tele Madrid (2017). Aparece el 60%de las joyas robadas hace tres días a una hermandad de Parla. Tele Madrid. 19 January.

Varias Iglesias instalan sistemas de seguridad por los robos

(Argentina)

Churches install security systems because of robberies

Nueva Ciudad (2017). Varias Iglesias instalan sistemas de seguridad por los robos. Nueva Ciudad. 19 January.

वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Varanasi: 150-year-old Lord Krishna Idol Stolen

Amar Ujala (2017). वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 19 January.

Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple. The Hindu. 19 January.

Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice

(Rwanda; Germany; Belgium)

The New Times (2017). Colonial looting of our culture calls for justice. The New Times. 19 January.

Warrant issued in medal theft case

(United Kingdom)

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

Art Thief Drove Stolen Car to Seek Pardon From Wrong Attorney General, Police Say

(United States of America)

Alex Johnson (2017). Art Thief Drove Stolen Car to Seek Pardon From Wrong Attorney General, Police Say. NBC. 18 January.

Sarasota police searching for art thieves

(United States of America)

Fox (2017). Sarasota police searching for art thieves. Fox. 17 January.

Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences

(Malta)

Matthew Agius (2017). Young church bell thieves fined, given suspended sentences. Malta Today. 17 January.

Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York

(Greece; United States of America)

Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Archaeologist Prevents Illicit Sale of Antiquity in New York. Greek Reporter. 17 January.

The Big Couture Rip Off

(General)

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

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

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

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar (2017). Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January.

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

(India)

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

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.

Gallery owner accused of selling stolen art

(United States of America)

Kathianne Boniello (2017). Gallery owner accused of selling stolen art. New York Post. 15 January.

Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed. Ahram Online. 15 January.

मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी

(India)

Asthadhatu idol and charity box stolen from temple

Patrika (2017). मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी. Patrika. 15 January.

Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back

(India)

TNN (2017). Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back. The Times of India. 13 January.

Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley (2017). Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US. The Telegraph. 13 January.

Controversial student painting will come down from Capitol walls, lawmaker says

(United States of America)

Mike DeBonis (2017). Controversial student painting will come down from Capitol walls, lawmaker says. The Washington Post. 13 January.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2017). Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania. ECNS. 13 January.

2 arrested for breaking into art gallery

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for breaking into art gallery. The Times of India. 12 January.

Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts

(Iran)

Mehr News Agency (2017). Official laments smuggling of invaluable Shia manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 12 January.

मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Sculptures Stolen from the Temple Treasures

Amar Ujala (2017). मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 12 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.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2017). SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers. Daily Times. 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.

Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return

(Australia)

Shaya Laughlin (2017). Paparazzi Dog statue stolen from Paddington, artists offering $10,000 worth of art for its return. The Daily Telegraph. 11 January.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone (2017). WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage. Radio Praha. 11 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.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam (2017). 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January.

Painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs becomes a political football, with California politicians among the players

(United States of America)

Sarah D. Wire (2017). Painting in Capitol depicting police as pigs becomes a political football, with California politicians among the players. Los Angeles Times. 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.

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

C R Gowri Shanker (2017). Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law. Deccan Chronicle. 11 January.

Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques

(Norway)

Oskar Aanmoen (2017). Norwegian drug lord helped to solve the theft of King Harald's priceless antiques. Royal Central. 11 January.

Stolen art returned to cancer group

(United States of America)

John Loesing (2017). Stolen art returned to cancer group. The Acorn. 11 January.

Raasch: The politics of art, or the art of politics? It's in the eye of the beholder

(United States of America)

Chuck Raasch (2017). Raasch: The politics of art, or the art of politics? It's in the eye of the beholder. St. Louis Post-Dispach. 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.

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

(Mongolia)

Ben Dooley (2017). Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market. Phys.org. 10 January.

11 Artists Sue Fashion Retailer Francesca's for Copyright Infringement

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2017). 11 Artists Sue Fashion Retailer Francesca's for Copyright Infringement. Artsy. 10 January.

Un saqueo y negocio sin medidas: paleontología

(Mexico)

Looting and business without moderation: palaeontology

Guillermo Robles Ramírez (2017). Un saqueo y negocio sin medidas: paleontología. Zocalo. 10 January.

Thieves rip off historic images from Park City construction site

(United States of America)

Jay Hamburger (2017). Thieves rip off historic images from Park City construction site. Park Record. 10 January.

Two antique brass pots stolen from temple

(Myanmar)

The Star (2017). Two antique brass pots stolen from temple. The Star. 9 January.

Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge. My Republica. 9 January.

House member seeks police action against fellow lawmaker

(United States of America)

Heather Caygle (2017). House member seeks police action against fellow lawmaker. Politico. 9 January.

Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Iain Burns (2017). Man denies stealing £20,000 painting from Belsize Park art gallery. Ham & High. 9 January.

Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time

(India)

J Shanmughasundaram (2017). Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time. The Times of India. 9 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.

Guerrilla art bench stolen from Hays Street Bridge

(United States of America)

Elda Silva (2017). Guerrilla art bench stolen from Hays Street Bridge. My San Antonio. 6 January.

Notre Dame sued over alleged stolen art

(United States of America)

Margaret Fosmoe (2017). Notre Dame sued over alleged stolen art. South Bend Tribune. 5 January.

Officials grateful for resolution of rare San Angelo art theft

(United States of America)

Rashda Khan (2017). Officials grateful for resolution of rare San Angelo art theft. Standard-Times. 5 January.

Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases

(Australia)

Toyah Shakespeare (2017). Morley artist devastated by theft of canvases. Community News. 4 January.

14 Chandannath idols recovered

(Nepal)

L.P. Devkota (2017). 14 Chandannath idols recovered. The Kathmandu Post. 4 January.

House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor

(Egypt)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). House basements used for illegal excavation discovered in Luxor. Egypt Independent. 4 January.

Donald Trump Kisses the Feet of Convicted Art Thief 'Joey No Socks'

(United States of America)

Michael Daly (2017). Donald Trump Kisses the Feet of Convicted Art Thief 'Joey No Socks'. The Daily Beast. 4 January.

Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting

(United States of America)

Jay Evensen (2017). Jay Evensen: A monument designation won't stop the looting. Deseret News. 4 January.

Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities

(India)

AFP (2017). Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities. The Economic Times. 3 January.

$3,000 painting stolen from apartment building lobby

(United States of America)

WOWT (2017). $3,000 painting stolen from apartment building lobby. WOWT. 3 January.

Heritage Auctions Sues Rival Christie's for Widespread Theft, Copyright Infringement

(United States of America)

The Fashion Law (2017). Heritage Auctions Sues Rival Christie's for Widespread Theft, Copyright Infringement. The Fashion Law. 3 January.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki (2017). Bringing the gods home. The Kathmandu Post. 3 January.

Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals

(India)

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

Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2017). Thieves get bright idea to steal six priceless Islamic lanterns from Cairo's Al Refai mosque. Albawaba. 2 January.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple. The Times of India. 31 December.

Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters

(Iraq)

Lori Hinnant (2016). Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving mess to looters. The Detroit News. 31 December.

राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी

(India)

Hanuman Idol Stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी. Live Hindustan. 31 December.

PGR investiga robo de Niño Dios en iglesia de Tlaxcala

(Mexico)

PGR investigating the theft of the Baby Jesus from the church of Tlaxcala

Antonio Morán (2016). PGR investiga robo de Niño Dios en iglesia de Tlaxcala. Televisa. 31 December.

Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI. Kashmir Reader. 30 December.

The 10 Biggest International Art Scandals of 2016

(General)

Sarah Cascone (2016). The 10 Biggest International Art Scandals of 2016. ArtNet News. 30 December.

Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana

(United States of America)

Torsten Ove (2016). Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 30 December.

Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery

(United Kingdom)

Emily Banks (2016). Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery. Ham & High. 29 December.

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.

Old Bedford Village gains national attention after historic rifles were stolen

(United States of America)

Katie O'Toole (2016). Old Bedford Village gains national attention after historic rifles were stolen. WJAC. 29 December.

Provo City School District's most expensive piece of art is missing

(United States of America)

Braley Dodson (2016). Provo City School District's most expensive piece of art is missing. Daily Herald. 29 December.

New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities

(General)

Africa Times (2016). New 'Red List' for West Africa helps to protect art, cultural antiquities. Africa Times. 29 December.

Roban imagen de Niño Jesús en Iglesia de la zona uno

(Guatemala)

Sculpture of the Baby Jesus stolen from church in zone one

Grecia Ortíz (2016). Roban imagen de Niño Jesús en Iglesia de la zona uno. La Hora. 28 December.

Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña

(Spain)

Two 500 kilo bronze bells stolen from the church of Porto do Son

Antena 3 (2016). Roban dos campanas de bronce de 500 kilos en una iglesia de Porto do Son, A Coruña. Antena 3. 28 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.

Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs

(United Kingdom)

Miranda Larbi (2016). Another artist is claiming that a big fashion brand has ripped off her designs. Metro. 28 December.

Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece

(Greece; Cyprus; United Kingdom)

Annette Chrysostomou (2016). Cyprus petition launched for return on Elgin Marbles to Greece. Cyprus Mail. 28 December.

Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist

(United States of America)

Sarah Cascone (2016). Statue Widely Ridiculed After Restoration Returned to Artist. ArtNet News. 28 December.

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

Kamal Pariyar (2016). Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla. My Republica. 27 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.

Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk

(India)

TNN (2016). Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk. The Times of India. 26 December.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

Deepak Kharel (2016). Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal. My Republica. 26 December.

Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan

(Egypt; Jordan)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves 340 smuggled artifacts from Jordan. Egypt Independent. 26 December.

Thieves steal hood from historic Shackleton exhibition

(United Kingdom)

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

Antique dealer left 'devastated' after $20,000 art theft

(New Zealand)

Radio New Zealand (2016). Antique dealer left 'devastated' after $20,000 art theft. Radio New Zealand. 23 December.

Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait

(Iraq; Kuwait)

Gulf News (2016). Iraq seizes manuscript worth millions stolen in Kuwait. Kuwait News Agency. 23 December.

Lane Bryant Issues Public Apology After Using Shantell Martin's Designs Without Authorization

(United Kingdom)

Brian Boucher (2016). Lane Bryant Issues Public Apology After Using Shantell Martin's Designs Without Authorization. ArtNet News. 22 December.

Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford

(United Kingdom)

Alex Winter (2016). Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford. Bournemouth Echo. 22 December.

Illicit antiquities trade being fought

(Bolivia; Argentina)

Manuela Pulido (2016). Illicit antiquities trade being fought. Latin American Post. 22 December.

Police look for couple after $22,000 pitcher stolen

(United States of America)

Caroline Balchunas (2016). Police look for couple after $22,000 pitcher stolen. ABC United States. 22 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.

Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Appeal for Ceri Richards painting stolen from north London gallery. Antiques Trade Gazette. 22 December.

Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize

(Nigeria)

Daily Trust (2016). Customs officials can't tell antiquities from crafts they seize. Daily Trust. 21 December.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

Vibeke Venema (2016). The medal detective. BBC News. 21 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.

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

(Italy; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2016). Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine. The Guardian. 21 December.

This Wiyot Tool Dug Up 86 Years Ago by a Notorious Grave Robber is Being Sold in an Online Auction

(United States of America)

Ryan Burns (2016). This Wiyot Tool Dug Up 86 Years Ago by a Notorious Grave Robber is Being Sold in an Online Auction. Lost Coast Outpost. 21 December.

Case Against Robert Motherwell's Foundation Is Dismissed

(United States of America)

Graham Bowley (2016). Case Against Robert Motherwell's Foundation Is Dismissed. The New York Times. 20 December.

Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid

(United Kingdom)

Adele Couchman (2016). Leeds Castle bolsters defences with 'crime-fighting liquid. Kent News. 20 December.

ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics

(United States of America)

Aaron Gilchrist (2016). ICE On Trail of Stolen Relics. NBC. 20 December.

Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Artist floored by the theft of victorious McGregor print. The Herald. 20 December.

Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'

(Ireland)

Cian Murray (2016). Stolen Conor McGregor painting may have been spotted on a bus, after a man 'showed it to the whole upper deck'. Irish Independent. 19 December.

6 antique long rifles stolen from Bedford County museum

(United States of America)

Paul Peirce (2016). 6 antique long rifles stolen from Bedford County museum. TribLive. 19 December.

Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi

(Greece)

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

Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property. South China Morning Post. 19 December.

A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke

(Netherlands)

Milan Schreuer (2016). A Master Work, the Ghent Altarpiece, Reawakens Stroke by Stroke. The New York Times. 19 December.

Roban arte sacro en iglesia del Barrio de "Jesús" de Acajete

(Mexico)

Sacred art stole from church in the Jesús neighbourhood of Acejete

Carmen Flores (2016). Roban arte sacro en iglesia del Barrio de "Jesús" de Acajete. El Sol de Puebla. 19 December.

El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches

(Spain)

The looting of the Guanche mummies

EFE (2016). El 'saqueo' de las momias guanches. RTVC. 19 December.

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple. The Times of India. 18 December.

Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques

(United Kingdom)

Laura Chesters (2016). Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques. Antiques Trade Gazette. 16 December.

Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage

(France)

France 24 (2016). Verdict upheld for elderly French couple who hid Picasso works in garage. France 24. 16 December.

Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?

(United States of America)

Rob Bates (2016). Have You Seen These Stolen Hearst Family Heirlooms?. JCK. 16 December.

Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation

(United States of America)

Dave Collins (2016). Man linked to $500M art heist getting mental evaluation. Myrtle Beach Online. 16 December.

Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay

(France)

Employee of the natural history museum of Orléans, he resold stones and fossils on eBay

Philippe Renaud (2016). Employé du muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Orléans, il revendait des pierres et fossiles sur eBay. La République. 16 December.

Hawaii's 'Cursed' Lava Rocks Are Driving National Park Staff Insane

(United States of America)

Sarah Emerson (2016). Hawaii's 'Cursed' Lava Rocks Are Driving National Park Staff Insane. Motherboard. 16 December.

New Orleans art thefts: Works by Banksy, George Rodrigue have been among targets

(United States of America)

Doug MacCash (2016). New Orleans art thefts: Works by Banksy, George Rodrigue have been among targets. Nola. 15 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.

University of Evansville Painting Stolen

(United States of America)

Lindsay Holmes (2016). University of Evansville Painting Stolen. Tristatehomepage.com. 14 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.

Art by Robert Gentile, Stephen Bunyard Stolen at Phoenix Festival of the Arts

(United States of America)

Lynn Trimble (2016). Art by Robert Gentile, Stephen Bunyard Stolen at Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Phoenix New Times. 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.

Have Bremoaners stolen Bojo's Polish portrait? Painting of the Foreign Secretary goes missing from London club

(United Kingdom)

Sebastian Shakespeare (2016). Have Bremoaners stolen Bojo's Polish portrait? Painting of the Foreign Secretary goes missing from London club. The Daily Mail. 14 December.

Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Pip McGarry paintings worth £160k stolen from Marwell Zoo. BBC News. 13 December.

Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum

(United States of America)

Jordan Grzelewski (2016). Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum. Vindy.com. 13 December.

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

(United States of America)

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

Piece of Art Stolen from Mahopac Public Library Gallery

(United States of America)

David Propper (2016). Piece of Art Stolen from Mahopac Public Library Gallery. The Examiner News. 13 December.

Guelph police looking for man who stole art from downtown cafe

(Canada)

Chris Seto (2016). Guelph police looking for man who stole art from downtown cafe. Guelph Mercury Tribune. 13 December.

सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Theft in Ramjanki temple in Supaul, three valuable sculptures stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर. Live Hindustan. 13 December.

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

TNN (2016). Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga. The Times of India. 13 December.

Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS (2016). Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors. The Economic Times. 11 December.

Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept

(India)

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

British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned

(New Zealand)

Catrin Owen (2016). British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned. Stuff.co.nz. 9 December.

Man Stole Art from Greenwich Facility: Feds

(United States of America)

Rich Scinto (2016). Man Stole Art from Greenwich Facility: Feds. Patch. 9 December.

Queens Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Sale Of Artwork Stolen From Prominent New York Collection

(United States of America)

Dept of Justice (2016). Queens Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Sale Of Artwork Stolen From Prominent New York Collection. United States Department of Justice. 9 December.

'My stomach dropped': Artist discovers her 'stolen' work on shirts being sold at Winners

(Canada)

Rosa Marchitelli (2016). 'My stomach dropped': Artist discovers her 'stolen' work on shirts being sold at Winners. CBC. 9 December.

Piden a ladrones que devuelvan cuadro religioso

(El Salvador)

Thieves asked to return religious painting

Fátima Membreño (2016). Piden a ladrones que devuelvan cuadro religioso. La Prensa Grafica. 9 December.

Painting heist an inside job: Cops

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghoshl (2016). Painting heist an inside job: Cops. The Times of India. 9 December.

Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video

(France)

Anny Shaw (2016). Kader Attia accuses Universal Music of plagiarism over French rap video. The Art Newspaper. 8 December.

50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen

(India)

Priyanka Dasguptal (2016). 50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen. The Times of India. 8 December.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

(Italy)

Max Paradiso (2016). The mystery of the stolen Klimt. BBC News. 8 December.

'Blue Dog' art thief walks free after experts say drug overdose caused behavior

(United States of America)

Della Hasselle (2016). 'Blue Dog' art thief walks free after experts say drug overdose caused behavior. The Advocate. 8 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.

Statue had been sold as scrap metal

(Canada)

Ian MacAlpine (2016). Statue had been sold as scrap metal. Thewhig.com. 7 December.

Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran. Greater Kashmir. 7 December.

Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2016). Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen. The Indian Express. 7 December.

Artist's Giant Inflatable Igloo Stolen in Brooklyn, Artist Says

(United States of America)

Camille Bautista (2016). Artist's Giant Inflatable Igloo Stolen in Brooklyn, Artist Says. DNA Info. 7 December.

Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church

(New Zealand)

Danielle Clent (2016). Virgin Mary stolen from Helensville church. Stuff.co.nz. 6 December.

Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo

(Spain)

Hole opened in the door of the chapel of San Anton in Cedeira to rob the chapel

Ana F. Cuba (2016). Abren un boquete en la puerta de la capilla de San Antón, en Cedeira, para robar el cepillo. La Voz de Galicia. 6 December.

Kivi group leads search for stolen paintings

(Canada)

Jim Moodie (2016). Kivi group leads search for stolen paintings. The Sudbury Star. 5 December.

Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen

(India)

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

CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case

(India)

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

'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). 'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple. My Republica. 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.

Stolen coffins found after police search

(United Kingdom)

Caroline Tilley (2016). Stolen coffins found after police search. Gazette News. 5 December.

The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft

(United States of America; Canada)

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

Four precious idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Four precious idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 4 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.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

(Nepal)

DB Buda (2016). Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended. My Republica. 3 December.

Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined

(United Kingdom; Turkey)

The Herald (2016). Judge orders 'owner' to provide more details before ancient golden crown can be examined. The Herald. 3 December.

Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects

(United States of America)

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

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway

(Germany)

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

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

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

Austin artist out thousands of dollars after thieves steal paintings

(United States of America)

Amanda Brandels (2016). Austin artist out thousands of dollars after thieves steal paintings. KXAN. 2 December.

Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Man 'stole' Chester Cathedral's Greek Lazarus painting. BBC News. 30 November.

Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London

(India)

Faisal Fareed (2016). Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London. Two Circles. 30 November.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district

(India)

TNN (2016). 206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district. The Times of India. 30 November.

Mystery at the U of A Art Museum

(United States of America)

Kevin Adger (2016). Mystery at the U of A Art Museum. Tucson News Now. 30 November.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

Hu Min (2016). Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row. Shanghai Daily. 30 November.

Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft

(United Kingdom)

Gemma Murphy (2016). Renewed appeal for information on Terry Bradley art theft. News Letter. 30 November.

Broadway group sues women who tried to sell allegedly stolen lamp

(United States of America)

Barbara Ross (2016). Broadway group sues women who tried to sell allegedly stolen lamp. New York Daily News. 30 November.

Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce (2016). Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case. The Press and Journal. 30 November.

Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial

(United Kingdom)

Frances Barrett (2016). Man accused of stealing Chester Cathedral icon stands trial. The Chester Chronicle. 30 November.

Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery. The Kathmandu Post. 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.

Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic

(Egypt; United Arab Emirates)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Dozens of rare Islamic books seized at Cairo Airport on way to Doha authentic. Ahram Online. 30 November.

Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local

(Spain)

Sixteenth century relic stolen from the Museum of Sacred Art and deliver to Local Police

David Gonzalez (2016). Roban una reliquia del siglo XVI del Museo de Arte Sacro y la entregan a la Policía Local. El Correo. 29 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.

రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Idols theft at Racha Konda Seetaramaswamy Temple

Namasthetelangaana (2016). రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthetelangaana. 29 November.

Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days. The Kathmandu Post. 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.

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni (2016). Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive. Sixth Tone. 28 November.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2016). 28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight. My Republica. 28 November.

No cesa saqueo arqueológico en la isla de Jaina

(Mexico)

The looting of archaeology on the island of Jaina has not stopped

Cronica (2016). No cesa saqueo arqueológico en la isla de Jaina. Cronica. 28 November.

Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa

(United Arab Emirates)

Bassam Za'za' (2016). Six men jailed over Dh40,000 theft from villa. Gulf News. 28 November.

The Stone still waiting for its final destiny

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). The Stone still waiting for its final destiny. BBC News. 28 November.

Kylie Jenner to Face Copyright Infringement Suit Over Cosmetics Imagery

(United States of America)

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

28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath

(Nepal)

LP Devkota (2016). 28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath. The Kathmandu Post. 28 November.

RS 2.6 Lakh Antique Chair Stolen from ID Show

(India)

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

12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again

(India)

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

16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). 16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple. The Kathmandu Post. 27 November.

కోటప్పకొండపై నంది విగ్రహం అపహరణ... ఎందుకో తెలుసా...?

(India)

Nandi idol theft from Kotappa Konda Temple in Guntur District

Webdunia (2016). కోటప్పకొండపై నంది విగ్రహం అపహరణ... ఎందుకో తెలుసా...?. Webdunia. 26 November.

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

(India)

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

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics. CRIEnglish. 25 November.

Artwork stolen from ANU School of Art graduate exhibition

(Australia)

Georgina Connery (2016). Artwork stolen from ANU School of Art graduate exhibition. The Canberra Times. 25 November.

Video: £50,000 of artwork has been stolen from Terry Bradley's Belfast gallery

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Elder (2016). Video: £50,000 of artwork has been stolen from Terry Bradley's Belfast gallery. Belfast Telegraph. 24 November.

Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Batman painting stolen in £50k Belfast art raid. BBC News. 24 November.

Los verdaderos ladrones del patrimonio nacional

(Cuba)

True thieves of national heritage

Miriam Celaya (2016). Los verdaderos ladrones del patrimonio nacional. Marti. 24 November.

Huella de zapato delata a ladrones de corona de Virgen de Altagracia

(Venezuela)

Footprint of shoe betrays crown robbers of Virgen de Altagracia

Jesus Rivero (2016). Huella de zapato delata a ladrones de corona de Virgen de Altagracia. Panorama. 24 November.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

Xu Shanshan (2016). Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi. ECNS. 23 November.

Toronto police search for stolen art worth more than $50K

(Canada)

Julia Whalen (2016). Toronto police search for stolen art worth more than $50K. CBC. 23 November.

Police appeal after theft from National Trust property

(United Kingdom)

WS County Times (2016). Police appeal after theft from National Trust property. West Sussex County Times. 23 November.

मंदिर से भगवान महावीर की 500 साल पुरानी मूर्ति चोरी, अष्टधातु की 11 अन्य चीजें भी गायब

(India)

500 Year Old Statues Stolen From The Temple

Patrika (2016). मंदिर से भगवान महावीर की 500 साल पुरानी मूर्ति चोरी, अष्टधातु की 11 अन्य चीजें भी गायब. Rajasthan Patrika. 23 November.

Facebook help in stolen art mystery may lead to more trouble

(Canada)

CBC (2016). Facebook help in stolen art mystery may lead to more trouble. CBC. 23 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.

LeBron James painting stolen during San Diego hip-hop festival

(United States of America)

Maria Arcega-Dunn (2016). LeBron James painting stolen during San Diego hip-hop festival. Fox. 22 November.

Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey

(United Kingdom)

Josh Searle (2016). Antiques worth thousands stolen from Polesden Lacey. Surrey Mirror. 21 November.

Roban la corona de la Virgen de Altagracia en Los Puertos

(Venezuela)

Crown of the Virgin of Altagracia in Los Puertos stolen

Noticia al dia (2016). Roban la corona de la Virgen de Altagracia en Los Puertos. Noticia al dia. 21 November.

Roban arte sacro a 26 iglesias cada semana en México: Diputada

(Mexico)

Bajo Palabra (2016). Roban arte sacro a 26 iglesias cada semana en México: Diputada. Bajo Palabra. 21 November.

Veracruz entre los estado con mayor saquen de arte sacro

(Mexico)

Veracruz between the states with the greatest sac of sacred art

Veracruzanos (2016). Veracruz entre los estado con mayor saquen de arte sacro. Veracruzanos. 21 November.

'I was really quite angry': Yellowknife carvings stolen

(Canada)

Mike Gibbins (2016). 'I was really quite angry': Yellowknife carvings stolen. My YellowKnife Now. 21 November.

London Colney aircraft museum has stolen propeller replaced - 11 years after it was taken

(United Kingdom)

Sophie Crockett (2016). London Colney aircraft museum has stolen propeller replaced - 11 years after it was taken. The Herts Advertiser. 19 November.

Richard Prince Slapped With Yet Another Copyright Lawsuit

(United States of America)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Richard Prince Slapped With Yet Another Copyright Lawsuit. ArtNet News. 18 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.

Vancouver police investigate Downtown Eastside art heist

(Canada)

Scott Brown (2016). Vancouver police investigate Downtown Eastside art heist. Vancouver Sun. 17 November.

Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered. Dawn. 17 November.

170-year-old painting stolen from N.J. museum

(United States of America)

Joe Malinconico (2016). 170-year-old painting stolen from N.J. museum. KHOU. 16 November.

British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes (2016). British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging. The Guardian. 16 November.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes (2016). Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed. The Guardian. 16 November.

Scotland back in the day: The complex tale behind how Elgin lost his Marbles

(Greece; United Kingdom)

The National (2016). Scotland back in the day: The complex tale behind how Elgin lost his Marbles. The National. 15 November.

Verona-Kiev, one way

(Ukraine; Italy)

Danilo Elia (2016). Verona-Kiev, one way. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. 15 November.

Artworks by Joan Collins's Son Stolen When Shipped to Collector

(United Kingdom; United States of America)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Artworks by Joan Collins's Son Stolen When Shipped to Collector. ArtNet News. 15 November.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Public sculptures vandalised in Hue

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Public sculptures vandalised in Hue. Vietnam Net. 15 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.

To be seen nevermore? Raven sculpture vanishes from artist's downtown studio

(Canada)

Megan Gillis (2016). To be seen nevermore? Raven sculpture vanishes from artist's downtown studio. Ottawa Citizen. 14 November.

HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case. Daily Excelsior. 13 November.

Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities

(Cyprus)

Philip Mark (2016). Cyprus police coordinated Europe-wide Pandora operation to hunt down missing antiquities. Cyprus Mail. 12 November.

DNR cracks down on fossil hunters

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2016). DNR cracks down on fossil hunters. The Charlotte Observer. 12 November.

Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple

(India)

George Mendonca (2016). Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple. The Times of India. 12 November.

Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk

(United States of America)

Brad Branan (2016). Proposed Bears Ears monument protects Anasazi history at risk. The Sacramento Bee. 11 November.

Artwork featuring Bruce Springsteen stolen from Asbury Park shop

(United States of America)

News 12 (2016). Artwork featuring Bruce Springsteen stolen from Asbury Park shop. News 12. 10 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.

Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe

(Spain)

Tabernacle and ciborium stolen from Polloe church recovered

El Diario Vasco (2016). Recuperados el sagrario y el copón sustraídos de la iglesia de Polloe. El Diario Vasco. 10 November.

Thief rides off with 'priceless' sculpture from Edmonton gallery

(Canada)

Scott Stevenson (2016). Thief rides off with 'priceless' sculpture from Edmonton gallery. CBC. 10 November.

Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed

(Australia)

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

Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín

(Spain)

Carved sculptures from the 16th and 18th centuries stolen from the church of Villaldavín

El Norte de Castilla (2016). Roban dos tallas de los siglos XVI y XVIII en la iglesia de Villaldavín. El Norte de Castilla. 8 November.

Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla. The Times of India. 8 November.

जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुईं 500 साल पुरानी मूर्तियां बरामद, दो बदमाश गिरफ्तार

(India)

500-year old sculptures stolen from Jain Temple recovered

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुईं 500 साल पुरानी मूर्तियां बरामद, दो बदमाश गिरफ्तार. Dainik Bhaskar. 8 November.

Gaitonde painting 'stolen'

(India)

The Telegraph (2016). Gaitonde painting 'stolen'. The Telegraph. 7 November.

बालाजी धाम मंदिर से चांदी के छत्र के साथ 7 मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and parasol stolen from Balaji Dham temple

Hindustan Hindi News (2016). बालाजी धाम मंदिर से चांदी के छत्र के साथ 7 मुकुट चोरी. Hindustan Hindi News. 7 November.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake

(Italy)

Allen Cone (2016). Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake. UPI. 7 November.

Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3. The Times of India. 7 November.

Demand for high-end honey prompts beehive crime wave

(New Zealand)

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

FBI Art Crime Unit Uncovers Stolen Treasures

(United States of America)

David Spunt (2016). FBI Art Crime Unit Uncovers Stolen Treasures. CBS. 7 November.

El saqueo de nuestra riqueza arqueológica y cultural

(Colombia)

The plundering of our archaeological and cultural wealth

Vanguardia (2016). El saqueo de nuestra riqueza arqueológica y cultural. Vanguardia. 7 November.

Police Search For Man Who Stole Scepter, Other Items From Brooklyn Church

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Police Search For Man Who Stole Scepter, Other Items From Brooklyn Church. CBS. 6 November.

Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto

(Italy)

Earthquake: Painting from 1600s disappears, investigated as theft

Rai News (2016). Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto. Rai News. 6 November.

Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched

(Bangladesh)

IANS (2016). Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched. Business Standard. 5 November.

Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'

(Spain)

Works of art in 'search and capture'

Carlos Fonesca (2016). Obras de arte en 'busca y captura'. Voz Populi. 5 November.

Se robaron tres coronas de la Virgen

(Venezuela)

Three crowns of the Virgin stolen

El Tiempo (2016). Se robaron tres coronas de la Virgen. El Tiempo. 4 November.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy

(United States of America)

Steven Litt (2016). Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy. Cleveland.com. 4 November.

Art in bunkers and high-security facilities

(General)

Vangmayi Parakala (2016). Art in bunkers and high-security facilities. Live Mint. 3 November.

Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg

(Bangladesh)

FM Mizanur Rahaman (2016). Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg. Dhaka Tribune. 3 November.

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

(Germany; United States of America)

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

Only a Fraction of Mexico's Stolen Cultural Antiquities Are Recovered

(Mexico)

Tania L. Montalvo (2016). Only a Fraction of Mexico's Stolen Cultural Antiquities Are Recovered. Insight Crime. 3 November.

Ring the alarm: Legendary bell precious to Métis nation is missing — again

(Canada)

CBC (2016). Ring the alarm: Legendary bell precious to Métis nation is missing — again. CBC. 2 November.

Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading

(Greece)

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

Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court

(France)

Vince Noce (2016). Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court. The Art Newspaper. 1 November.

Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial

(France)

RFI (2016). Picasso widow accused of hiding art at electrician's theft trial. RFI. 1 November.

Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton

(United Kingdom)

Katrina Chilver (2016). Thieves steal ancient stones from historic ruined castle near Nuneaton. Coventry Telegraph. 1 November.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

Tamaghna Banerjee (2016). Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore. The Times of India. 1 November.

Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2016). Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe. The Hindu. 1 November.

German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection

(Germany)

The Jewish Press (2016). German Frozen Pizza Maker Reveals Nazi Art Loot in Company Collection. The Jewish Press. 31 October.

Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017

(United States of America)

Emily Previti (2016). Former Harrisburg mayor's trial pushed to 2017. WITF. 31 October.

The Scots noble stolen from his grave

(United Kingdom)

The Scotsman (2016). The Scots noble stolen from his grave. The Scotsman. 31 October.

Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?

(Italy; Netherlands)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2016). Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?. The Daily Beast. 29 October.

Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple. The Times of India. 29 October.

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

(Canada)

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

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years. BBC News. 28 October.

Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics

(Egypt)

Amr Khalifa (2016). Corruption central: The plundering of Egypt's relics. Middle East Eye. 28 October.

Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole

(New Zealand)

Josh Fagan (2016). Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole. Stuff.co.nz. 28 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.

Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft

(India)

Bosco Dominique (2016). Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft. The Times of India. 28 October.

Valuable hockey cards stolen from OHHOF

(Canada)

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

पाकुड़ में चौथी बार एक ही मंदिर में हुई चोरी, चुराए मां काली के गहने

(India)

Thieves steal ornames of idol in Pakur

Live Hindustan (2016). पाकुड़ में चौथी बार एक ही मंदिर में हुई चोरी, चुराए मां काली के गहने. Live Hindustan. 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.

Temple doors found open but all valuables intact

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple doors found open but all valuables intact. The Times of India. 27 October.

Maryland caretaker admits selling stolen art in N.J.

(United States of America)

Paul Milo (2016). Maryland caretaker admits selling stolen art in N.J.. NJ.com. 26 October.

Art goes mysteriously missing from lodge

(United States of America)

Emily Mieure (2016). Art goes mysteriously missing from lodge. Jackson Hole News & Guide. 26 October.

Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later

(Germany)

Noah Charney (2016). Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later. Observer. 26 October.

Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples. The Times of India. 26 October.

Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Ancient Hebrew Papyrus Seized from Looters, But Is It Authentic?. Live Science. 26 October.

Hundreds of pounds worth of First World War memorabilia stolen from museum

(United Kingdom)

Steph Brawn (2016). Hundreds of pounds worth of First World War memorabilia stolen from museum. Lancashire Telegraph. 26 October.

Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Ownership questions trigger NGV action on antiquities. The Australian. 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.

First maple syrup, now fir resin subject of lucrative heist

(Canada)

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

Museum makes plea for missing maritime trail signs

(Cayman Islands)

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

Respected GP Jill Purce says theft of £15k Steve McQueen print from Belfast hotel was 'moment of madness'

(United Kingdom)

Christopher Woodhouse (2016). Respected GP Jill Purce says theft of £15k Steve McQueen print from Belfast hotel was 'moment of madness'. Belfast Telegraph. 25 October.

Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen. Udaipur Times. 25 October.

Rukoro hints at reparation package

(Namibia; Germany)

New Era (2016). Rukoro hints at reparation package. New Era. 25 October.

Paintings by executed Bali Nine inmate Sukumaran stolen in Adelaide

(Australia)

Tom Richardson (2016). Paintings by executed Bali Nine inmate Sukumaran stolen in Adelaide. In Daily. 25 October.

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect In Ali Center Art Theft

(United States of America)

Lex18 (2016). Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect In Ali Center Art Theft. Lex18. 25 October.

Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000

(Switzerland; Germany)

Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Mummy portraits stolen by Nazis, recovered, sell for over $300,000. The Times of India. 25 October.

Denuncian robo en zona arqueológica de El Rosario, en SJR

(Mexico)

Theft in archaeological site of El Rosario denounced

Karen Mungula (2016). Denuncian robo en zona arqueológica de El Rosario, en SJR. Codice Informativo. 25 October.

Art theft from Vancouver church shocks local fabric artists

(Canada)

Karin Larsen (2016). Art theft from Vancouver church shocks local fabric artists. CBC. 24 October.

Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence

(United Kingdom)

Esther Addley (2016). Killer of Oxford rare books dealer given 34-year jail sentence. The Guardian. 24 October.

Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS

(United States of America)

Nick Gale (2016). Kirk Goes After Artifacts Plundered By ISIS. WLS. 24 October.

Fossil poaching threatens scientific study, says University of Alberta researcher

(Mongolia)

Clare Clancy (2016). Fossil poaching threatens scientific study, says University of Alberta researcher. Edmonton Journal. 24 October.

Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned

(United States of America)

Stephanie Woodard (2016). Culture Held Captive—Tribal Members Want Patrimony Returned. Indian Country Today. 24 October.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post (2016). These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.. The Jerusalem Post. 24 October.

Divers steal a bronze gun from 'at risk' shipwreck site on Dunwich Bank

(United Kingdom)

Richard Cornwell (2016). Divers steal a bronze gun from 'at risk' shipwreck site on Dunwich Bank. Ipswich Star. 21 October.

Art stolen from Steinberg heir likely to go to organized crime: expert

(Canada)

Paul Cherry (2016). Art stolen from Steinberg heir likely to go to organized crime: expert. Montreal Gazette. 21 October.

Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement Over Skittles Image

(United States of America; United Kingdom)

Carey Dunne (2016). Photographer Sues Trump for Copyright Infringement Over Skittles Image. Hyperallergic. 21 October.

Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya

(Libya)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Looters exploit the political chaos in Libya. The Art Newspaper. 20 October.

Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online

(India)

TNN (2016). Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online. The Times of India. 20 October.

Framed: art crime in focus

(New Zealand)

Rebecca Fox (2016). Framed: art crime in focus. Otago Daily Times. 19 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.

Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items

(United States of America)

Chris Clark (2016). Udall Leads Senate Hearing On Action To Prevent Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale Of Tribal Cultural Items. Los Alamos Daily Post. 19 October.

Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mary Hudez (2016). Loopholes in U.S. Laws Allow Trafficking in Sacred Tribal Artifacts. AllGov. 19 October.

Stolen Artifacts! Drunk Teens! And More True Tales of Florida's First State Archaeologist

(United States of America)

Sarah Laskow (2016). Stolen Artifacts! Drunk Teens! And More True Tales of Florida's First State Archaeologist. Atlas Obscura. 19 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

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

Belfast police take hour to respond to art theft at Bullitt hotel - station is just metres away

(United Kingdom)

Claire McNeilly (2016). Belfast police take hour to respond to art theft at Bullitt hotel - station is just metres away. Belfast Telegraph. 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.

Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara

(United Arab Emirates)

QNA (2016). Qatar Museums opens 'Fragments' exhibition in Katara. GDN Online. 18 October.

Black Market for Latin American Cultural Heritage Revealed

(General)

TeleSur (2016). Black Market for Latin American Cultural Heritage Revealed. TeleSur. 18 October.

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

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

Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'

(Syria)

Noura Hourani (2016). Some looted Idlib National Museum artifacts resurface, fate of others a mystery amidst 'thriving black market trade'. Syria Direct. 18 October.

Find the artifact thief and win

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Today (2016). Find the artifact thief and win. Pakistan Today. 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.

U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation

(United States of America)

Justin Matthews (2016). U.S. Senators are pushing for Native American Artifact legislation. KOAT. 18 October.

Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder

(India)

Creative India (2016). Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder. Swarajya. 18 October.

Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña

(Spain)

Religious ornaments and jewellery stolen from the church of Santa María in Ocaña

ABC España (2016). Roban ornamentos religiosos y joyas en la iglesia de Santa María en Ocaña. ABC España. 18 October.

Steve McQueen painting stolen from Belfast bar

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Steve McQueen painting stolen from Belfast bar. ITV News. 17 October.

Heritage furniture theft: Cops to quiz hostel staff

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Heritage furniture theft: Cops to quiz hostel staff. The Tribune. 17 October.

Sólo se recupera 1 de cada 100 bienes culturales robados en México

(Mexico)

Only 1 in 100 cultural objects stolen in Mexico are recovered

Tania L. Montalvo (2016). Sólo se recupera 1 de cada 100 bienes culturales robados en México. Animal Politico. 17 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.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

(India)

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

Doña Neria, la mujer que rescató 560 piezas mayas de saqueadores

(Guatemala)

Doña Neria, the woman who rescued 560 Maya pieces from looters

Soy 502 (2016). Doña Neria, la mujer que rescató 560 piezas mayas de saqueadores. Soy 502. 16 October.

NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case

(India)

Sarfaraz Ahmed (2016). NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case. The Times of India. 16 October.

¿Tiene piezas precolombinas en sus manos? Entréguelas al Museo Nacional

(Costa Rica)

Do you have Precolumbian pieces on your hands? Bring them to the National Museum.

Hassel Fallas (2016). ¿Tiene piezas precolombinas en sus manos? Entréguelas al Museo Nacional. La Nación. 16 October.

Traficantes ticos suplen arte precolombino a ilícito mercado mundial

(Costa Rica)

Precolumbian traffickers supply Precolumbian art to the global illicit market

Hassel Fallas (2016). Traficantes ticos suplen arte precolombino a ilícito mercado mundial. La Nación. 16 October.

Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton

(Costa Rica; United States of America; France)

Trafficker sent a stolen Picasso painting from Heredia to Washington

Hassel Fallas (2016). Traficante envió un cuadro robado de Picasso desde Heredia a Washigton. La Nación. 16 October.

La sombra nazi de Harry Mannil, el coleccionista de jaguares

(Costa Rica)

The Nazi shadow of Harry Mannil, the collector of stone jaguars

Lorenzo Pirovano (2016). La sombra nazi de Harry Mannil, el coleccionista de jaguares. La Nación. 16 October.

Joyas prehispánicas a la deriva por falta de dinero para repatriarlas

(Costa Rica)

Prehispanic treasures left adrift due to a lack of money to repatriate them.

Lorenzo Pirovano (2016). Joyas prehispánicas a la deriva por falta de dinero para repatriarlas. La Nación. 16 October.

Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha

(Costa Rica)

Leonardo Patterson, the art dealer always under suspician

Hassel Fallas (2016). Leonardo Patterson, el comerciante de arte siempre bajo sospecha. La Nación. 16 October.

Guerrero de piedra de Limón se subastó en $865.000 en París

(Costa Rica)

Stone warrior from Limón was auctioned for $865,000 in Paris

Hassel Fallas (2016). Guerrero de piedra de Limón se subastó en $865.000 en París. La Nación. 16 October.

Coleccionistas conservaron reliquias arqueológicas pese a ser ilegal

(Costa Rica)

Collectors preserve archaeological relics despite them being illegal

Hassel Fallas (2016). Coleccionistas conservaron reliquias arqueológicas pese a ser ilegal. La Nación. 16 October.

Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting

(United States of America)

Lewis Kendall (2016). Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting. Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 16 October.

Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery

(India)

Ajay Kanth (2016). Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery. The New Indian Express. 15 October.

Reclaiming our Gods: Why India must reverse the plunder of its artistic heritage

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Reclaiming our Gods: Why India must reverse the plunder of its artistic heritage. DNA. 15 October.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Why has idol theft been neglected?. DNA. 15 October.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan (2016). Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics. Caixin Online. 14 October.

Roban campana a templo católico en Santiago

(Dominican Republic)

Bell stolen from Catholic church in Santiago

Ricardo Rodríguez Rosa (2016). Roban campana a templo católico en Santiago. Diario Digital. 14 October.

Help! My Goldie's missing!

(New Zealand)

Natasha Thompson (2016). Help! My Goldie's missing!. The Gisborne Herald. 14 October.

Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur

(Nigeria; United Kingdom)

Max Ndianaefo (2016). Nigeria: Jesus College under Pressure to Return Okukur. CP Africa. 14 October.

Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques. DNA. 14 October.

Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino

(Spain)

Loreto Velázquez (2016). Roban la campana de la iglesia de Quintana del Pino. El Correo De Burgos. 14 October.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.

Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA

(Australia; Guatemala)

Michaela Boland (2016). Mayan vase subject of latest provenance inquiry at NGA. The Australian. 14 October.

Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India. DNA. 14 October.

Have you seen this larger-than-life Transformers sculpture that was stolen from an LIC studio?

(United States of America)

Angela Matua (2016). Have you seen this larger-than-life Transformers sculpture that was stolen from an LIC studio?. QNS. 13 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.

Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria

(Egypt)

Ahram Online (2016). Egyptian man dies while digging for artefacts in Alexandria. Ahram Online. 13 October.

Suman ocho robos a iglesias de la región de Tecamachalco

(Mexico)

Eight robberies in churches in the region of Tecamachalco

Javier Rodríguez (2016). Suman ocho robos a iglesias de la región de Tecamachalco. Diario Cambio. 13 October.

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

(Canada)

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

Roban arte sacro en Tecamachalco

(Mexico)

Sacred art stolen in Tecamachalco

José Sánchez (2016). Roban arte sacro en Tecamachalco. El Popular. 12 October.

Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker

(India)

TNN (2016). Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker. The Times of India. 12 October.

Pub manager appeals for help to recover father's war medals after raid on The Aviator at Queenborough Corner

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Holmwood (2016). Pub manager appeals for help to recover father's war medals after raid on The Aviator at Queenborough Corner. Kent Online. 11 October.

To Whomever Stole this Totem Pole – Bring it Back!

(United States of America)

Daedalus Howell (2016). To Whomever Stole this Totem Pole – Bring it Back!. Argus Courier. 10 October.

Stolen art piece to raise awareness of homelessness replaced

(United States of America)

Scott Burton (2016). Stolen art piece to raise awareness of homelessness replaced. KTOO. 10 October.

Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming

(United Kingdom)

Kristina Killgrove (2016). Mummy Crowdfunder Leaves Archaeologists Fuming. Forbes. 10 October.

Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?

(Israel)

Owen Jarus (2016). Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?. Live Science. 10 October.

Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned. Vietnam Net. 10 October.

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back. Sunday Guardian Live. 9 October.

Temple politics in Kullu

(India)

Dipender Manta (2016). Temple politics in Kullu. The Tribune. 9 October.

Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?

(Italy)

Allison McNearny (2016). Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?. The Daily Beast. 9 October.

What It Takes to Recover a Stolen Work of Art

(General)

Leila Amineddoleh (2016). What It Takes to Recover a Stolen Work of Art. Artsy. 8 October.

Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh

(India)

The Hitavada (2016). Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh. The Hitavada. 8 October.

"La corona ya no está en Tabasco"

(Mexico)

"The Crown is not in Tabasco"

José Vázquez (2016). "La corona ya no está en Tabasco". Tabasco Hoy. 7 October.

Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel

(Egypt; Israel)

Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel. Egypt Independent. 7 October.

Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum

(Netherlands; Ukraine)

Nina Siegal (2016). Five Paintings Stolen in 2005 Return to Dutch Museum. The New York Times. 7 October.

If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?

(United Kingdom)

Becky Shaw (2016). If treasure is found in my garden, can I keep it?. Financial Times. 6 October.

Man Charged With Stealing Rare Books Worth $20,000 From Manhattan Dealer

(United States of America)

Sarah Maslin Nir (2016). Man Charged With Stealing Rare Books Worth $20,000 From Manhattan Dealer. The New York Times. 6 October.

Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork

(Netherlands)

Kathleen Rellihan (2016). Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork. CN Traveler. 6 October.

French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'

(France)

AFP (2016). French minister says stolen art may fund terror via 'free ports'. Yahoo News. 6 October.

Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton

(United Kingdom)

East Lothian Courier (2016). Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton. East Lothian Courier. 6 October.

Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task

(Egypt)

Sarah El Shaarawi (2016). Egypt's Own: Repatriation of Antiquities Proves to be a Mammoth Task. Newsweek. 5 October.

Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel

(Afghanistan; Israel)

Michael Press (2016). Raiders of the Lost Archive: How Newly Discovered Manuscripts of Afghanistan Ended Up in Israel. Hyperallergic. 5 October.

Dash Snow's Estate Sues McDonald's for Copyright Infringement

(United States of America)

Carey Dunne (2016). Dash Snow's Estate Sues McDonald's for Copyright Infringement. Hyperallergic. 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.

Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Susannah Polk (2016). Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt. CNN. 5 October.

Bay State director tapped to write screenplay for art heist film

(United States of America)

Mark Shanahan (2016). Bay State director tapped to write screenplay for art heist film. The Boston Globe. 5 October.

Paintings That Bear the Scars of War

(Belgium)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Paintings That Bear the Scars of War. The New York Times. 5 October.

Greenpoint's USS Monitor trail marker stolen

(United States of America)

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

Gandhi's signature spectacle stolen, UG authorities fear theft of statue

(Ghana)

Austin Brakopowers (2016). Gandhi's signature spectacle stolen, UG authorities fear theft of statue. My Joy Online. 5 October.

Indie Artist Lili Chin Is Suing Kohl's for Allegedly Ripping Off Her 'Doggie Language' Designs

(United States of America)

Madeleine Davies (2016). Indie Artist Lili Chin Is Suing Kohl's for Allegedly Ripping Off Her 'Doggie Language' Designs. Jezebel. 4 October.

More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art

(Italy; Netherlands)

Francesca Astorri (2016). More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art. Al Arabiya. 4 October.

Stolen brazier leaves artist dissapointed

(New Zealand)

Carly Gooch (2016). Stolen brazier leaves artist dissapointed. Stuff.co.nz. 4 October.

Statue stolen from ancient pagoda

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Statue stolen from ancient pagoda. Vietnam Net. 4 October.

'We Are a Big Family': Dealers Unite Against Thefts of Rare Books

(United States of America)

Sarah Maslin Nir (2016). 'We Are a Big Family': Dealers Unite Against Thefts of Rare Books. The New York Times. 4 October.

Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past. Sunday Guardian Live. 4 October.

Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2016). Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai. Mid-day. 4 October.

Raza's missing 'Bindu' traced to city

(India)

TNN (2016). Raza's missing 'Bindu' traced to city. The Times of India. 3 October.

Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra

(Syria)

Magdy Samaan (2016). Exclusive: Under the Russians' noses, looters continue to plunder treasures of Palmyra. The Telegraph. 3 October.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice. Sunday Guardian Live. 3 October.

ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk

(Iraq)

Amir Abdallah (2016). ISIS destroys, loots archaeological sites near Kirkuk. Iraqi News. 3 October.

Denuncia el INAH saqueo de piezas prehispánicas en Asientos

(Mexico)

INAH denounces the looting of prehispanic archaeological pieces in Asientos

Hidro Calido (2016). Denuncia el INAH saqueo de piezas prehispánicas en Asientos. Hidro Calido. 3 October.

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

Richard Morris (2016). Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture. India GB News. 3 October.

Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects

(United States of America)

Laura Morales (2016). Congress Condemns Trafficking of Native American Objects. Arizona Public Media. 3 October.

Chile debe devolver libros saqueados

(Chile)

Chile must retrieve looted books

Denis Merino (2016). Chile debe devolver libros saqueados. Diario Uno. 2 October.

En el abandono están los sitios arqueológicos de Comayagua y La Paz

(Honduras)

The archaeological sites of Comayagua and La Paz are abandoned

Juan César Díaz (2016). En el abandono están los sitios arqueológicos de Comayagua y La Paz. El Heraldo. 2 October.

How Indie Artists Can Protect Designs From Unauthorized Retail Use in the Digital Age

(General)

Ronda Majure (2016). How Indie Artists Can Protect Designs From Unauthorized Retail Use in the Digital Age. Apparel. 2 October.

Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple. Web India 123. 1 October.

No deathbed confession in Gardner heist

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2016). No deathbed confession in Gardner heist. The Boston Globe. 1 October.

Es un sacrilegio: Diócesis

(Mexico)

Crystyan Vinagre (2016). Es un sacrilegio: Diócesis. Tabasco Hoy. 1 October.

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return. The Times of India. 1 October.

Mobster said to know location of art in biggest US heist near death, attorney says

(United States of America)

Reuters (2016). Mobster said to know location of art in biggest US heist near death, attorney says. The Guardian. 1 October.

Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches

(Spain)

Jordi Pérez Colomé (2016). Spanish thieves find easy source of loot: unprotected churches. El País. 30 September.

Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell

(Italy; Netherlands)

Corky Siemaszko (2016). Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell. NBC. 30 September.

Se roban una virgen en municipio de Ocotepeque

(Honduras)

Virgin stolen from the municipality of Ocotepeque

Ariel Trigueros (2016). Se roban una virgen en municipio de Ocotepeque. Tiempo. 30 September.

When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches

(Germany)

Tobias Heimbach (2016). When Art Thieves Target Treasures In Churches. World Crunch. 30 September.

Roban corona de Virgen de la Asunción

(Mexico)

Crown of the Virgen de la Asunción stolen

Leobardo Pérez Marín (2016). Roban corona de Virgen de la Asunción. El Universal. 30 September.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church. The Art Newspaper. 30 September.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

Temple looted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple looted. The Hindu. 29 September.

Theft in Hebri temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in Hebri temple. The Hindu. 29 September.

Police: Ex-girlfriend stole $10 million in art from Lantana home

(United States of America)

Hannah Winston (2016). Police: Ex-girlfriend stole $10 million in art from Lantana home. Palm Beach Post. 28 September.

Saquean con trascabo tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan

(Mexico)

Prehispanic tombs at Titimehuacan looted with bulldozer

Francisco Sánchez (2016). Saquean con trascabo tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan. Intolerancia Diario. 28 September.

Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo

(Spain)

An anonymous letter reveals the theft of four bells from the Casa del Chavo C

Javier Martínez (2016). Una carta anónima desvela el robo de cuatro campanas en la Casa del Chavo. Las Provincias. 27 September.

Denuncian corrupción en parques arqueológicos

(Guatemala)

Corruption at archaeological sites denounced

William Gularte (2016). Denuncian corrupción en parques arqueológicos. El Periódico. 27 September.

Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property

(Cyprus)

Famagusta Gazette (2016). Cyprus to spearhead war on illicit trafficking of cultural property. Famagusta Gazette. 26 September.

Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre

(Spain)

A stolen tapestry that's price multiplied by ten after 'losing' its name.

Eduardo Bayona (2016). Un tapiz robado multiplica por diez su precio tras 'perder' el nombre. Publico. 25 September.

Roban campana en Huichapan

(Mexico)

Bell stolen in Huichapan

El Sol de Hidalgo (2016). Roban campana en Huichapan. El Sol de Hidalgo. 25 September.

Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire

(Nigeria)

Daryl Worthington (2016). Benin City: A Stunning Metropolis Annihilated By the British Empire. New Historian. 25 September.

The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts

(Australia; United Kingdom)

Paul Daley (2016). The Gweagal shield and the fight to change the British Museum's attitude to seized artefacts. The Guardian. 25 September.

La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón

(Spain)

The "mysterious" disappearance of the remains of Diego Columbus

Mónica Arrizabalaga (2016). La «misteriosa» desaparición de los restos de Diego Colón. ABC España. 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.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar (2016). Art of the past. Pakistan Today. 24 September.

University of Utah police seeking info over art theft

(United States of America)

Abigail Norton (2016). University of Utah police seeking info over art theft. KUTV. 23 September.

Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites

(Cyprus)

Angelos Anastasiou (2016). Unsupervised digs and illicit ticket sales rampant at historc sites. Cyprus Mail. 23 September.

Popular art gallery owner shot, killed

(United States of America)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (2016). Popular art gallery owner shot, killed. Atlanta Journal Constitution. 23 September.

Police find 'Emperor Has No Balls' statue depicting naked Donald Trump

(United States of America)

Marcine Joseph (2016). Police find 'Emperor Has No Balls' statue depicting naked Donald Trump. ABC United States. 23 September.

Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored

(Egypt)

Garry Shaw (2016). Egypt's Mallawi Museum reopens with looted collection mostly restored. The Art Newspaper. 23 September.

Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Stolen painting recovered in Leeuwarden is a fake. NL Times. 22 September.

Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft

(Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Paintings recovered in Leeuwarden storage unit 17 years after theft. NL Times. 22 September.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob. Kashmir Reader. 22 September.

Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's Malawi Museum inaugurated. Ahram Online. 22 September.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap. Khmer Times. 22 September.

Who stole naked Trump statue? Police want to ask this guy about it The naked Donald Trump statue first made an appearance on a Wynwood billboard last week. In Wynwood, a nude Donald Trump is no more, and Miami Police have a suspect. The naked Donald Trump statue first made an appearance on a Wynwood billboard last week. The naked Donald Trump statue first made an appearance on a Wynwood billboard last week. In Wynwood, a nude Donald Trump is no more, and Miami Police have a suspect.

(United States of America)

Alex Harris (2016). Who stole naked Trump statue? Police want to ask this guy about it The naked Donald Trump statue first made an appearance on a Wynwood billboard last week. In Wynwood, a nude Donald Trump is no more, and Miami Police have a suspect. The naked Donald Trump statue first made an appearance on a Wynwood billboard last week. The naked Donald Trump statue first made an appearance on a Wynwood billboard last week. In Wynwood, a nude Donald Trump is no more, and Miami Police have a suspect.. Miami Herald. 22 September.

Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners

(Australia)

Ollie Gillman (2016). Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners. The Daily Mail. 22 September.

Have You Seen This Artist's Converted Metermaid Vehicle, Stolen Yesterday?

(United States of America)

Caleb Pershan (2016). Have You Seen This Artist's Converted Metermaid Vehicle, Stolen Yesterday?. SFist. 21 September.

Last two remaining 'Indian Bridge' figures stolen from city storage yard

(Canada)

Reg Clayton (2016). Last two remaining 'Indian Bridge' figures stolen from city storage yard. Kenora Daily Miner and News. 21 September.

Rough Riders replace stolen plaque honoring their namesake

(United States of America)

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

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

(Canada)

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

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

(United Kingdom)

John Vidal (2016). UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales. The Guardian. 21 September.

UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'

(United Kingdom)

Noelle McElhatton (2016). UK ivory ban threat: 'government WILL consult antiques industry'. Antiques Trade Gazette. 21 September.

How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country

(United States of America; Russia)

Brian Mann (2016). How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country. North County Public Radio. 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.

How the Mona Lisa became so overrated

(France)

Phil Edwards (2016). How the Mona Lisa became so overrated. Vox. 20 September.

Police on the hunt for stolen buffalo statue, thief in Oklahoma City

(United States of America)

Bill Schammert (2016). Police on the hunt for stolen buffalo statue, thief in Oklahoma City. Fox. 20 September.

Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime

(United Kingdom)

Jenny Thomson (2016). Buddha statue theft from temple treated as hate crime. STV. 20 September.

Artist Wants Thieves Who Stole Translucent Child Sculpture Punished

(United States of America)

Leslie Albrecht (2016). Artist Wants Thieves Who Stole Translucent Child Sculpture Punished. DNA Info. 20 September.

The memorial plaque for David Bowie in Berlin has been stolen

(Germany)

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

Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum. BBC News. 19 September.

Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling

(Iraq)

Adnan Abu Zeed (2016). Iraq struggles to stop antiquities smuggling. Al Monitor. 19 September.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii

(Italy)

New Kerala (2016). US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii. New Kerala. 19 September.

Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain

(General)

Michelle ForCruz (2016). Progress in Protecting Stolen Antiquities Is Real — But Challenges Remain. Asia Society. 19 September.

Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed

(Turkey; Syria; United States of America)

Owen Jarus (2016). Looting? $283 Million Flow of Artifacts to US Revealed. Live Science. 19 September.

Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance

(Colombia; United Kingdom)

Richard Emblin (2016). Pre-Columbian sculpture recovered at London auction house after mysterious disapperance. The City Paper. 19 September.

Replicas now sit where items were stolen from Roger Maris Museum

(United States of America)

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

Ancient artifact hidden in sock by Belgium tourist proves very costly

(Canada)

David Strege (2016). Ancient artifact hidden in sock by Belgium tourist proves very costly. GrindTV. 19 September.

"Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute"

(Bulgaria)

"Treasure Hunters are Today's Huns"

Balazs Csekö (2016). "Die Schatzsucher sind die Hunnen von heute". Der Standard. 18 September.

Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers

(Denmark; United Kingdom; Germany)

Robert Booth (2016). Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers. The Guardian. 18 September.

Stolen art piece was intended to raise awareness of homelessness in Juneau

(United States of America)

Scott Burton (2016). Stolen art piece was intended to raise awareness of homelessness in Juneau. KTOO. 18 September.

Teesdale mayfly stone carving stolen

(United Kingdom)

Kate Richardson (2016). Teesdale mayfly stone carving stolen. The Northern Echo. 16 September.

Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine hands back stolen paintings to Dutch museum. Reuters. 16 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.

Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage

(Cambodia; Thailand; Myanmar)

Curtis S. Chin (2016). Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage. The Straits Times. 16 September.

Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet

(United Kingdom)

Darin Hutson (2016). Trust appealing for return of stolen tribute to Borders poet. Harwick News. 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.

An 18th-Century Temple Buddha Painting Returns to Korea after an Epic Journey

(South Korea)

Alexxa Gotthardt (2016). An 18th-Century Temple Buddha Painting Returns to Korea after an Epic Journey. Artsy. 15 September.

Saquean Jaina... pero es 'cliente frequente': INAH

(Mexico)

Looting Jania... it is a 'frequent customer': INAH

El Expreso (2016). Saquean Jaina... pero es 'cliente frequente': INAH. El Expreso. 14 September.

Arqueólogos intentan hacer de Afganistán un museo entre saqueos

(Afghanistan)

Archaeologists intend to make Afghanistan a museum despite looting

Panorama (2016). Arqueólogos intentan hacer de Afganistán un museo entre saqueos. Panorama. 14 September.

Bring back vigango to their rightful locations

(Kenya)

Nancy Jumwa Ngowa (2016). Bring back vigango to their rightful locations. Daily Nation. 14 September.

Missing Coltsville Plaque Found Chopped Into Nearly Two Dozen Pieces

(United States of America)

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

Roban medallas de la Virgen en la iglesia de Zumpango

(Mexico)

Medals of the Virgin of the church of Zumpango robbed

El Siglo de Torreón (2016). Roban medallas de la Virgen en la iglesia de Zumpango. El Siglo de Torreón. 14 September.

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato

(Italy)

Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 September.

Police probe Marrache art collection theft

(Gibralter)

Brian Reyes (2016). Police probe Marrache art collection theft. Gibralter Chronicle. 13 September.

Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Dutch News (2016). Museum hopeful stolen paintings in Ukraine will be home soon. Dutch News. 12 September.

Robbed of our antiquities

(Canada)

Alan Wade (2016). Robbed of our antiquities. The Chronicle Journal. 11 September.

Sacramento art groups bounce back after thefts

(United States of America)

Ryan Lillis (2016). Sacramento art groups bounce back after thefts. The Sacramento Bee. 11 September.

Police seeking information for 9/11 monument theft

(United States of America)

Michelle Gaitan (2016). Police seeking information for 9/11 monument theft. Standard-Times. 11 September.

Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja

(Spain)

The Leader (2016). Thirty works of art recovered in Torrevieja. The Leader. 11 September.

Robo de figuras religiosas: PDI da consejos para facilitar la búsqueda de piezas valiosas

(Chile)

Theft of religious statues: PDI gives suggestions to help facilitate the locating of valuable pieces

Lilian Olivares (2016). Robo de figuras religiosas: PDI da consejos para facilitar la búsqueda de piezas valiosas. Economía y Negocios. 11 September.

25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal

(India)

Mahesh Buddil (2016). 25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal. The Times of India. 10 September.

Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds

(General)

Karin Brulliard (2016). Rhinos being killed for horn's value as collectible, study finds. Portland Press Herald. 10 September.

Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police searching stolen vehicle finds 2nd century tomb in Bursa. Daily Sabah. 10 September.

Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores. The Times of India. 10 September.

Reputed Mobster In Hospital After Prison Fall, Trial Delayed

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Reputed Mobster In Hospital After Prison Fall, Trial Delayed. CBS. 9 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.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao (2016). The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts. Sixth Tone. 9 September.

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

(Poland)

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

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.

Caregiver Charged With Theft Of 600+ Pieces Of Art

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Caregiver Charged With Theft Of 600+ Pieces Of Art. CBS. 8 September.

Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Bronze book stolen from Borders poet's memorial. BBC News. 8 September.

Jho Low Used Goldman Sachs to Illicitly Buy Van Gogh Work

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Jho Low Used Goldman Sachs to Illicitly Buy Van Gogh Work. ArtNet News. 8 September.

£1,000 painting stolen from Ripley gallery found in Bradford

(United Kingdom)

Hollie Bone (2016). £1,000 painting stolen from Ripley gallery found in Bradford. Harrogate Advertiser. 8 September.

The Disappearance and Return of the Original Ground Zero Flag

(United States of America)

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

AG to decide about antiquities irregularities

(Cyprus)

George Psyllides (2016). AG to decide about antiquities irregularities. Cyprus Mail. 8 September.

Thief steals $50,000 in art from Naples gallery

(United States of America)

Devin Turk (2016). Thief steals $50,000 in art from Naples gallery. NBC. 7 September.

Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán

(Mexico)

INAH asked to prevent looting at the archaeological site of Totimehuacán

Víctor Hugo Juárez (2016). Piden al INAH frenar saqueo en zona arqueológica de Totimehuacán. El Sol de Puebla. 7 September.

US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House

(United States of America; France)

Allison Meier (2016). US Judge Approves Warrant for Acoma Shield Listed for Sale by Paris Auction House. Hyperallergic. 7 September.

Ponytailed Man in Tie-Dye Shirt Caught on Video Stealing Art Mural from East River Waterfront Esplanade

(United States of America)

NBC New York (2016). Ponytailed Man in Tie-Dye Shirt Caught on Video Stealing Art Mural from East River Waterfront Esplanade. NBC. 7 September.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept

(India)

G.S. Paul (2016). 500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept. Tribune India. 7 September.

Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen

(Ireland)

Eoin English (2016). Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen. Irish Examiner. 6 September.

Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam

(France)

BBC News (2016). Paris auction workers jailed over theft scam. BBC News. 6 September.

Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house

(France)

Associated Press (2016). Verdict expected in vast theft scam at French auction house. Salon. 6 September.

Sen. Cornyn replaces military medals of late WWII POW stolen from his family in Fort Worth

(United States of America)

Liz Farmer (2016). Sen. Cornyn replaces military medals of late WWII POW stolen from his family in Fort Worth. Dallas News. 6 September.

French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam

(France)

Philippe Sotto (2016). French auction workers convicted in vast theft scam. CTV. 6 September.

Roban copones con hostias consagradas de iglesia en Bucaramanga

(Colombia)

Cups and consecrated hosts stolen from church in Bucaramanga

Vanguardia (2016). Roban copones con hostias consagradas de iglesia en Bucaramanga. Vanguardia. 6 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.

Roban figuras religiosas desde iglesia jesuita en Calera de Tango

(Chile)

Religious statues stolen from the Jesuit church in Calera de Tango

24 Horas (2016). Roban figuras religiosas desde iglesia jesuita en Calera de Tango. 24 Horas. 4 September.

Woman seeks return of late husband's $85,000 horse sculpture

(United States of America)

Kyndell Nunley (2016). Woman seeks return of late husband's $85,000 horse sculpture. 3 News. 3 September.

Vandals steal Nelson Park lobster sculpture

(United States of America)

Emily Clark (2016). Vandals steal Nelson Park lobster sculpture. WCVB. 3 September.

Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo

(Spain)

Theft thwarted in the night at the church of Santa María de Laredo

Abel Verano (2016). Robo frustrado de noche en la iglesia de Santa María de Laredo. El Diario Montañes. 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.

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

(United States of America)

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

Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial

(United States of America)

Maxine Bernstein (2016). Federal judge in Oregon standoff case rules on what evidence can be introduced at trial. Oregon Live. 2 September.

Major art theft in Harborough district

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail (2016). Major art theft in Harborough district. Harborough Mail. 2 September.

Mystery of the missing Mary: Police recover church's stolen statue in river

(United States of America)

Edward Damon (2016). Mystery of the missing Mary: Police recover church's stolen statue in river. Berkshire Eagle. 2 September.

Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Audit Office raids Paphos museum and sites. Cyprus Mail. 1 September.

Saquean tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan

(Mexico)

Prehispanic tombs looted in Totimehuacan

Pilar Pérez (2016). Saquean tumbas prehispánicas en Totimehuacan. El Sol de Puebla. 1 September.

Stolen 116-year-old notebook puts focus on pioneer museum in Chilliwack

(Canada)

Chilliwack Times (2016). Stolen 116-year-old notebook puts focus on pioneer museum in Chilliwack. Chilliwack Times. 1 September.

Author says New Zealanders need to watch out for art crime

(New Zealand)

Mahvash Ali (2016). Author says New Zealanders need to watch out for art crime. Stuff.co.nz. 1 September.

Art crime in New Zealand - there's more than you think

(New Zealand)

Eleanor Black (2016). Art crime in New Zealand - there's more than you think. Stuff.co.nz. 1 September.

Robaron la corona de la Virgen de Peña en Tartagal

(Argentina)

The crown of the Virgen de Peña stolen in Tartagal

El Tribuno (2016). Robaron la corona de la Virgen de Peña en Tartagal. El Tribuno. 1 September.

Art Heist Suspect Robert Gentile Wants Release From Prison Because Of Failing Health

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahony (2016). Art Heist Suspect Robert Gentile Wants Release From Prison Because Of Failing Health. Hartford Courant. 1 September.

Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua

(Spain)

Jewels of the Virgin of the hermitage of Tiagua stolen

La Voz de Lanzarote (2016). Roban las joyas de la Virgen en la ermita de Tiagua. La Voz de Lanzarote. 1 September.

Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Anselm Kiefer's Workshop Robbed for Raw Materials Again. ArtNet News. 31 August.

Memorabilia heists in NY, NJ mirror Fargo Maris theft

(United States of America)

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

Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft

(Ireland)

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

Paintings presumed stolen from Dunkirk Museum

(United States of America)

Dave McKinley (2016). Paintings presumed stolen from Dunkirk Museum. WGRZ. 30 August.

11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey

(Turkey)

Daily Sabah (2016). 11th century Bible recovered in central Turkey. Daily Sabah. 30 August.

Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple. Daijiworld. 30 August.

The truth about the Hemingway Heist

(United Kingdom)

David Mason (2016). The truth about the Hemingway Heist. The Guardian. 30 August.

Cambridge artist's Gord Downie portrait stolen by T-shirt sellers

(Canada)

Lisa Rutledge (2016). Cambridge artist's Gord Downie portrait stolen by T-shirt sellers. Cambridge Times. 30 August.

Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple. The Times of India. 30 August.

Denuncian robos sacrílegos en el templo Santa Catalina de Juliaca

(Peru)

Sacrilegious theft in the Santa Catalina temple in Juliaca denounced

Correo Punto (2016). Denuncian robos sacrílegos en el templo Santa Catalina de Juliaca. Diario Correo. 30 August.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

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

Juliaca: perpetran nuevo robo sacrílego en Templo Santa Catalina

(Peru)

Juliaca: New sacrilegious robbery perpetrated in Santa Catalina temple

Redacción (2016). Juliaca: perpetran nuevo robo sacrílego en Templo Santa Catalina. RPP. 29 August.

Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple. The Hindu. 29 August.

Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella

(Spain)

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

Richard Prince And Gagosian Sued By Makeup Artist Over Instagram Copyright infringement

(United States of America)

Artlyst (2016). Richard Prince And Gagosian Sued By Makeup Artist Over Instagram Copyright infringement. Artlyst. 28 August.

Stolen shields: Native art stolen from elementary school

(United States of America)

Sam DeGrave (2016). Stolen shields: Native art stolen from elementary school. Juneau Empire. 27 August.

Somerset man who claimed theft of expensive painting was 'drunken prank' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Somerset Live (2016). Somerset man who claimed theft of expensive painting was 'drunken prank' escapes jail. Somerset Live. 27 August.

Gold Coast breakup ends in federal court, claims of art theft

(United States of America)

Kim Janssen (2016). Gold Coast breakup ends in federal court, claims of art theft. The Chicago Tribune. 26 August.

What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio)

(General)

BBC World Service (2016). What is the Cost of Preserving the Past? (Audio). BBC World Service. 26 August.

Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building

(Barbados)

Nation News (2016). Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building. Nation News. 25 August.

Roban valiosos objetos de la iglesia de Taurisma

(Peru)

RPP (2016). Roban valiosos objetos de la iglesia de Taurisma. RPP. 25 August.

Antique Heist Leads To $50K Loss Of Rare Greek And Japanese Artifacts

(United States of America)

Jack Morse (2016). Antique Heist Leads To $50K Loss Of Rare Greek And Japanese Artifacts. SFist. 25 August.

The Mammoth Pirates

(Russia)

Amos Chapple (2016). The Mammoth Pirates. Radio Free Europe. 25 August.

Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol

(Bulgaria)

Novinite (2016). Valuable Ancient Jewelry Found in Private Home in Bulgaria's Nikopol. Novinite. 25 August.

Guaquería, la historia oculta bajo tierra

(Colombia)

Looting: the history hidden under the ground

Juliana Diosa Vargas (2016). Guaquería, la historia oculta bajo tierra. El Espectador. 25 August.

Missing Torahs at Jersey City synagogue after back-to-back burglaries

(United States of America)

Terrence T. McDonald (2016). Missing Torahs at Jersey City synagogue after back-to-back burglaries. NJ.com. 24 August.

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'. Bangkok Post. 24 August.

Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says

(Syria)

Tim Cornwell (2016). Almost 70%of smuggled objects seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, antiquities chief says. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom

(New Zealand)

The New Zealand Herald (2016). Sacred Maori paintings taken from King Country trust boardroom. The New Zealand Herald. 23 August.

Looters hit county's archaeological sites

(United States of America)

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

East Harlem Kenny Scharf Mural Stolen a Second Time

(United States of America)

Brendan Krisel (2016). East Harlem Kenny Scharf Mural Stolen a Second Time. Patch. 23 August.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers (2016). Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers. Bloomberg. 23 August.

Action urged for Yama lintel return

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Action urged for Yama lintel return. Bangkok Post. 23 August.

Tomb raiders pillaged ancient Kazakhstan pyramid leaving only skulls and pottery

(Kazakhstan)

Lara Rebello (2016). Tomb raiders pillaged ancient Kazakhstan pyramid leaving only skulls and pottery. International Business Times. 23 August.

SF church's holy relic stolen

(United States of America)

Steve Rubenstein (2016). SF church's holy relic stolen. SFGate. 22 August.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

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

Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA

(United States of America)

Emily Sweeney (2016). Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA. The Boston Globe. 22 August.

Yaguarón: Rescatan candelabros robados del templo

(Paraguay)

Yugarón: Candelabras stolen from church returned

Ultima Hora (2016). Yaguarón: Rescatan candelabros robados del templo. Ultima Hora. 22 August.

Who's Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains

(United States of America)

Frank Hopper (2016). Who's Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains. Indian Country Today. 22 August.

Gold chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from deity of Bhadrachalam temple

(India)

B. Satyanarayana Reddy (2016). Gold chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from deity of Bhadrachalam temple. The New Indian Express. 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.

Security firm brought in to protect artwork after thieves target Southern Nature Art Exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Sian Davies (2016). Security firm brought in to protect artwork after thieves target Southern Nature Art Exhibition. Southern Daily Echo. 21 August.

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash. The Hindu. 21 August.

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple. The Hindu. 21 August.

Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica

(Costa Rica)

Jamie Lopez (2016). Suspected Tomb Raider Gets Raided in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica Star. 20 August.

Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony

(United States of America)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Commentary: U.S. must help safeguard tribal patrimony. Santa Fe New Mexican. 20 August.

El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón

(Spain)

The head of La Hermandad de la Fe give up as lost 37 pieces of jewellery stolen, despite the arrest of the thief

Europa Press (2016). El hermano mayor de la Fe da por perdidas las 37 piezas de joyería robadas pese a la detención del ladrón. La Informacion. 20 August.

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous

(France; Italy)

Evan Andrews (2016). The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous. History. 19 August.

Brooklyn man charged with swiping $45K Diana Vreeland portrait

(United States of America)

Jamie Schram (2016). Brooklyn man charged with swiping $45K Diana Vreeland portrait. Page Six. 19 August.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture found in river. BBC News. 19 August.

Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church

(United Kingdom)

Steve Wright (2016). Burglars steal brass from altar of Shipley church. Telegraph & Argus. 19 August.

Ohio man who bought Native American remains gets probation

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ohio man who bought Native American remains gets probation. Fox. 19 August.

Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt

(Australia)

The West Australian (2016). Stolen $65,000 sculpture returned after alleged ransom attempt. The West Australian. 19 August.

Surrey charity 'devastated' after life-sized fiberglass cow stolen in the middle of the night

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Chaplain (2016). Surrey charity 'devastated' after life-sized fiberglass cow stolen in the middle of the night. Evening Standard. 19 August.

Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks. Ahram Online. 19 August.

Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church

(United Kingdom)

Alex Capon (2016). Police appeal for information following silver theft from Gloucestershire church. Antiques Trade Gazette. 19 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.

Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church

(United Kingdom)

Ellis Barker (2016). Brass ornaments stolen from Chelmondiston Church. East Anglian Daily Times. 19 August.

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria

(Syria; Iraq; United States of America)

Joe Davidson (2016). Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria. The Washington Post. 19 August.

Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe

(Zimbabwe)

Mawuna Koutonin (2016). Racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe. The Guardian. 18 August.

US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts

(Syria; United States of America)

AFP (2016). US places import restrictions to protect Syrian artifacts. The Daily Mail. 17 August.

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province. Shanghai Daily. 17 August.

Por qué es fácil robar obras de arte en Córdoba

(Argentina)

Why is it easy to steal artworks in Córdoba

Sergio Carreras (2016). Por qué es fácil robar obras de arte en Córdoba. La Voz. 16 August.

EXCLUSIVE: Crook steals, then returns painting to Chelsea hotel

(United States of America)

Rocco Parascandola (2016). EXCLUSIVE: Crook steals, then returns painting to Chelsea hotel. Daily News. 16 August.

Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Plea bargain in case of removal of Native American artifacts. The Daily Mail. 16 August.

Appropriation In Art – Part of a Belief System

(General)

Edward Lucie-Smith (2016). Appropriation In Art – Part of a Belief System. Artlyst. 15 August.

Civil War Pistol Stolen From Nebraska City Museum

(United States of America)

News Channel Nebraska (2016). Civil War Pistol Stolen From Nebraska City Museum. News Channel Nebraska. 15 August.

Tacna: Desconocidos vuelven a profanar huaca San Antonio y se llevan vestigios pre incas

(Peru)

Tacna: Unknown people desecrate huaca San Antonio again and takepre-Inca remains

Redacción Multimedia (2016). Tacna: Desconocidos vuelven a profanar huaca San Antonio y se llevan vestigios pre incas. Diario Correo. 15 August.

Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting Native American artifacts from public lands

(United States of America)

Louis Sahagun (2016). Mono County doctor pleads guilty to looting Native American artifacts from public lands. Los Angeles Times. 15 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.

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

(United States of America)

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

Money laundering and the art world

(Malaysia)

Akhbar Satar (2016). Money laundering and the art world. Asto Awani. 14 August.

Burglars strike Park City arts fest overnight

(United States of America)

Jay Hamburger (2016). Burglars strike Park City arts fest overnight. Park Record. 14 August.

Opposing Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles, Weavers Appeal to Guatemala's High Court

(Guatemala)

Jeff Abbott (2016). Opposing Corporate Theft of Mayan Textiles, Weavers Appeal to Guatemala's High Court. Truthout. 14 August.

Cathedral locking its doors between Masses in response to crime

(United States of America)

Madeline Fox (2016). Cathedral locking its doors between Masses in response to crime. The Wichita Eagle. 14 August.

Why Does Van Gogh's 'Poppy Flowers' Keep Getting Stolen?

(Egypt)

Allison McNearny (2016). Why Does Van Gogh's 'Poppy Flowers' Keep Getting Stolen?. The Daily Beast. 14 August.

Historic boat vandalized in Solomons, Md. in Calvert County

(United States of America)

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

St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft

(United Kingdom)

David Hannant (2016). St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft. Eastern Daily Press. 13 August.

Exploring the gray area between cultural appreciation and appropriation in Juneau

(United States of America)

Lisa Phu (2016). Exploring the gray area between cultural appreciation and appropriation in Juneau. Juneau Empire. 13 August.

Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers

(United States of America)

Anne Constable (2016). Pueblo leaders: Patrimony legislation won't hurt art dealers. Santa Fe New Mexican. 13 August.

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

(Poland)

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

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom

(China)

Deborah Lehr (2016). The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom. The Diplomat. 12 August.

Prized painting stolen from Adolf Hitler comes to light 71 years later

(Germany; United States of America)

Vicky Smith (2016). Prized painting stolen from Adolf Hitler comes to light 71 years later. Mirror. 12 August.

Artist Claims Topshop Ripped off His Designs

(United States of America)

Claire Voon (2016). Artist Claims Topshop Ripped off His Designs. Hyperallergic. 12 August.

Roban campana de iglesia en Hidalgo

(Mexico)

Church bell stolen in Hidalgo

El Arsenal (2016). Roban campana de iglesia en Hidalgo. El Arsenal. 11 August.

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

(United States of America)

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

Life-size model of goat stolen from Sheffield allotment

(United Kingdom)

Dan Hobston (2016). Life-size model of goat stolen from Sheffield allotment. The Star. 11 August.

Zany Zebras: Angry artist Cara Sandys calls for better security

(United Kingdom)

Southern Daily Echo (2016). Zany Zebras: Angry artist Cara Sandys calls for better security. Southern Daily Echo. 11 August.

Robo, la cruz de la iglesia

(Mexico)

Stolen, the cross of the church

J. Jesús Lemus (2016). Robo, la cruz de la iglesia. Reporte Indigo. 10 August.

Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen. Udaipur Times. 10 August.

Theft Of Rolex Watch And Oil Paintings Prompts Police Warning For Isle Of Wight Residents

(United Kingdom)

Jamie White (2016). Theft Of Rolex Watch And Oil Paintings Prompts Police Warning For Isle Of Wight Residents. Isle of White Radio. 10 August.

Harry Potter exhibition sign 'magically' disappears from Devon attraction

(United Kingdom)

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

Video: Cackling Williamsburg Hipsters Run Off With Church's Sacred Jesus Statue

(United States of America)

John V. Santore (2016). Video: Cackling Williamsburg Hipsters Run Off With Church's Sacred Jesus Statue. Williamsburg Patch. 10 August.

China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors

(China)

Ana Ablaza (2016). China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors. Yibada. 10 August.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

Brea's 8-foot-tall public sculpture 'Selections' stolen, likely for its copper

(United States of America)

Angela Ratzlaff (2016). Brea's 8-foot-tall public sculpture 'Selections' stolen, likely for its copper. The Orange County Register. 10 August.

Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen

(India)

Arvind Chauhan (2016). Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen. The Times of India. 10 August.

On the Fine Line in Art Between Inspiration and Appropriation

(General)

Tobias Carroll (2016). On the Fine Line in Art Between Inspiration and Appropriation. Signature. 9 August.

I Want My Art Back More Than My Van, Theft Victim Says

(United States of America)

Alisa Hauser (2016). I Want My Art Back More Than My Van, Theft Victim Says. DNA Info. 9 August.

Spat over Paphos antiquities continues

(Cyprus)

Cyprus Mail (2016). Spat over Paphos antiquities continues. Cyprus Mail. 9 August.

Still No Leads Finding Stolen Roger Maris Memorabilia

(United States of America)

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

Forever 21 Under Fire Once Again For Allegedly Copying Indie Designs

(United States of America)

Ana Colon (2016). Forever 21 Under Fire Once Again For Allegedly Copying Indie Designs. Refinery 29. 8 August.

Shambhala thief makes off with painting

(Canada)

Will Johnson (2016). Shambhala thief makes off with painting. Nelson Star. 8 August.

Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted

(Egypt)

Owen Jarus (2016). Blood & Gold: Children Dying As Egypt's Treasures Are Looted. Live Science. 8 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.

Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel

(United Kingdom)

Dan J. Martin (2016). Charity saddened by theft of irreplaceable Tudor stained glass from Leicestershire chapel. Leicester Mercury. 8 August.

Former Capitol police officer receives probation, jail for theft of painting, forgery

(United States of America)

Ed Treleven (2016). Former Capitol police officer receives probation, jail for theft of painting, forgery. Wisconsin State Journal. 8 August.

Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor

(Cyprus)

Evie Andreou (2016). Ministry to ask police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities made by Paphos mayor. Cyprus Mail. 8 August.

Pilfered paintings get digital recreation: Korean art kept overseas animated as part of new exhibit going on at DDP

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun (2016). Pilfered paintings get digital recreation: Korean art kept overseas animated as part of new exhibit going on at DDP. Korea JoongAng Daily. 8 August.

Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes

(United Kingdom)

Stephen Houston (2016). Ancient plaque welcoming visitors to Ayr's historic Auld Kirk vanishes. Daily Record. 7 August.

Falta mayor consciencia para reportar fósiles

(Mexico)

Greater awareness about reporting fossils is lacking

Gustavo Mendoza Lemus (2016). Falta mayor consciencia para reportar fósiles. Milenio. 7 August.

Tráfico de bienes culturales: Esto es un robo, señores

(Argentina)

Trafficking of cultural property: This is theft, folks

Sergio Carreras (2016). Tráfico de bienes culturales: Esto es un robo, señores. La Voz. 7 August.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

'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.

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

(United States of America)

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

Chile: robaron un hueso de Santa Teresa de Los Andes

(Chile)

Chile: Bone of Saint Teresa de los Andes stolen

Tiempo de San Juan (2016). Chile: robaron un hueso de Santa Teresa de Los Andes. Tiempo de San Juan. 6 August.

Saquean zonas arqueológicas de los municipios de la Mixteca poblana

(Mexico)

Archaeological sites looted in the municipalities of the Mixteca area

Brisselda Sarabia (2016). Saquean zonas arqueológicas de los municipios de la Mixteca poblana. El Sol de Puebla. 6 August.

Theft of three retablos from Spanish Market shocks, saddens artists

(United States of America)

Andrew Oxford (2016). Theft of three retablos from Spanish Market shocks, saddens artists. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 August.

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

(India)

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

Magnus app founder hits back at critics

(Germany)

Melanie Gerlis (2016). Magnus app founder hits back at critics. The Art Newspaper. 4 August.

Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

Janene Pieters (2016). Ukraine not letting go of stolen Dutch Art. NL Times. 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.

Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco. Bangkok Post. 4 August.

Robaron imágenes de las estaciones del viacrucis de la catedral San Francisco de Asís

(Colombia)

Stations of the cross from the Cathedral of San Francisco de Asisi stolen

Caracol Radio (2016). Robaron imágenes de las estaciones del viacrucis de la catedral San Francisco de Asís. Caracol Radio. 4 August.

Historias que demuestran el oscuro amor de los ladrones de arte por el verano

(General)

Stories that demonstrate the curious love of art thieves for summer

Karina Sainz Borgo (2016). Historias que demuestran el oscuro amor de los ladrones de arte por el verano. Voz Populi. 4 August.

The First Armed Art Heist in History Is Being Made Into a Movie

(United States of America)

Danny Lewis (2016). The First Armed Art Heist in History Is Being Made Into a Movie. Smithsonian. 3 August.

Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church

(United Kingdom)

Harborough Mail (2016). Priceless stained glass window stolen from historic village church. Harborough Mail. 3 August.

100 Auction Houses Now Subscribing for Art Loss Register Due Diligence

(United Kingdom)

Fine Books Magazine (2016). 100 Auction Houses Now Subscribing for Art Loss Register Due Diligence. Fine Books Magazine. 3 August.

Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants

(United States of America)

Jason Mark (2016). Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants. The American Prospect. 3 August.

Brazen Thieves Take $10,000 Painting Off Gallery Wall in San Pedro and Walk Away With It; Reward Offered

(United States of America)

Kennedy Ryan (2016). Brazen Thieves Take $10,000 Painting Off Gallery Wall in San Pedro and Walk Away With It; Reward Offered. KTLA. 3 August.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

4 ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Inextlive (2016). मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी. Inextlive. 3 August.

Heavy bronze plaques stolen from New Brunswick Museum

(Canada)

Rachel Cave (2016). Heavy bronze plaques stolen from New Brunswick Museum. CBC. 2 August.

McDonald's advertising agency accused of plagiarising artist's viral cows video

(United Kingdom)

Kate Nelson (2016). McDonald's advertising agency accused of plagiarising artist's viral cows video. The Independent. 2 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.

Este fue el hombre que robó en el museo religioso de San Pedro de los Milagro

(Colombia)

This is the man who robbed the religious museum of San Pedro de Milagro

Ana María Plata (2016). Este fue el hombre que robó en el museo religioso de San Pedro de los Milagro. Minuto 30. 2 August.

Sospechan pobladores de posible saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Totolapan

(Mexico)

Locals suspected of possible looting of archaeological objects in Totolapan

Rosendo Álvarez (2016). Sospechan pobladores de posible saqueo de piezas arqueológicas en Totolapan. La Unión de Morelos. 2 August.

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

(India)

IANS (2016). Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple. The Hindu. 2 August.

Magnus Art-Pricing App Pulled from Apple Store Amid Evidence of Extensive Data Theft

(Germany)

Brian Boucher (2016). Magnus Art-Pricing App Pulled from Apple Store Amid Evidence of Extensive Data Theft. ArtNet News. 1 August.

The Fight for Bears Ears National Monument

(United States of America)

Kelly Bastone (2016). The Fight for Bears Ears National Monument. Backpacker. 1 August.

Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh. The Tribune. 1 August.

Dacoit gang busted, 4 held

(India)

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

More Than 40 Artists and Designers Accuse Zara of Plagiarism

(United States of America)

Carey Dunne (2016). More Than 40 Artists and Designers Accuse Zara of Plagiarism. Hyperallergic. 29 July.

Rengstorff House curators lose curios in theft

(United States of America)

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

Good luck longhorn stolen from Comanche museum

(United States of America)

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

Thieves steal fixtures from front of Berks History Center

(United States of America)

Steven Henshaw (2016). Thieves steal fixtures from front of Berks History Center. Berks & Beyond. 29 July.

Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market

(France; Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). Long-Lost Engraving by Albrecht Dürer Discovered at Flea Market. ArtNet News. 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.

Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones

(Spain)

Archaeological treasures of Alexander the Great and the daughter of Muhammed valued at 100 million stolen

Luis F. Durán (2016). Roban joyas arqueológicas de Alejandro Magno y de la hija de Mahoma valoradas en 100 millones. El Mundo. 29 July.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

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

Two Britons among 12 people to face trial for taking samples from archaeological sites

(United Arab Emirates)

GDN Online (2016). Two Britons among 12 people to face trial for taking samples from archaeological sites. GDN Online. 28 July.

Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple. The Times of India. 28 July.

Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Director of Vienna's Belvedere Museum Dismissed Over Misconduct. ArtNet News. 28 July.

Church Members Still Seek Tiffany Window Reported As Stolen 28 Years Ago

(United States of America)

Antiques and the Arts Weekly (2016). Church Members Still Seek Tiffany Window Reported As Stolen 28 Years Ago. Antiques and the Arts Weekly. 28 July.

Photos released of Roger Maris Museum theft suspect

(United States of America)

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

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

(United States of America)

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

Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple. The Times of India. 27 July.

'Irreplaceable' sculptures commemorating Battle of the Somme stolen from exhibition at the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton

(United Kingdom)

Anders Anglesey (2016). 'Irreplaceable' sculptures commemorating Battle of the Somme stolen from exhibition at the Honeywood Museum in Carshalton. Your Local Guardian. 27 July.

Former Boston mobster says stolen Gardner Museum paintings were buried in Florida

(United States of America)

Dan Glaun (2016). Former Boston mobster says stolen Gardner Museum paintings were buried in Florida. Mass Live. 27 July.

Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples. The Hindu. 27 July.

Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'

(Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Dali, De Lempicka stolen from Dutch museum 'found after seven years'. Luxemburger Wort. 27 July.

Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail

(Ireland)

Independent (2016). Former librarian who stole hundreds of rare antique books worth nearly €200,000 from the National Library of Ireland avoids jail. Irish Independent. 27 July.

Movie in the Works About 1972 Worcester Art Museum Heist

(United States of America)

Matt Juul (2016). Movie in the Works About 1972 Worcester Art Museum Heist. Boston Magazine. 26 July.

Bathing tub artifact taken from hanging jail

(United States of America)

Pamela Sleezer (2016). Bathing tub artifact taken from hanging jail. American Press. 26 July.

Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts

(Cyprus)

Bejay Browne (2016). Phedonos lashes out at antiquities head, refuses to retract allegations of artefact thefts. Cyprus Mail. 26 July.

Notorious Boston mobster-turned-pastor has clues about Gardner heist

(United States of America)

Stephen Kurkjian (2016). Notorious Boston mobster-turned-pastor has clues about Gardner heist. The Boston Globe. 26 July.

Panchaloha idol found in sand heap

(India)

TNN (2016). Panchaloha idol found in sand heap. The Times of India. 26 July.

Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue

(Japan; South Korea)

Toru Higashioka (2016). Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue. The Asahi Shimbun. 26 July.

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

(United States of America)

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

EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage

(General)

EuroEfe (2016). EU countries failing to protect cultural heritage. EurActive. 25 July.

14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple. The Times of India. 24 July.

The man who stole Pompey's medals

(Australia)

Caleb Cluff (2016). The man who stole Pompey's medals. Bombala Times. 24 July.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

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

Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts

(Iran; Germany)

Mehr News Agency (2016). Iran's National Library receives 2 rare Quran manuscripts. Mehr News Agency. 23 July.

U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield

(United States of America; France)

Anne Constable (2016). U.S. files complaint to recover Acoma war shield. Santa Fe New Mexican. 23 July.

सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

14 sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Susner

Naidunia (2016). सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी. Naidunia. 23 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.

Picasso's Weeping Woman: Could mystery of 1986 NGV art heist be solved?

(Australia)

Debbie Cuthbertson (2016). Picasso's Weeping Woman: Could mystery of 1986 NGV art heist be solved?. The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 July.

Body armor stolen from Plimoth Plantation

(United States of America)

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

El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria

(Spain)

Neglect and looting has ruined much of the industrial history of Cantabria

Álvaro San Miguel (2016). El abandono y los saqueos arruinan gran parte de la historia industrial de Cantabria. El Diario Montañes. 22 July.

Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk

(India)

TNN (2016). Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk. The Times of India. 21 July.

'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees. The Times of India. 20 July.

Insuring valuables in a changing world: the art and antiques market takes cover

(General)

Ivan Macquisten (2016). Insuring valuables in a changing world: the art and antiques market takes cover. Antiques Trade Gazette. 20 July.

Indie Designer Takes to Twitter to Accuse Zara of Copying Her Designs

(United States of America)

Yahoo News (2016). Indie Designer Takes to Twitter to Accuse Zara of Copying Her Designs. Yahoo News. 20 July.

Ladrones se llevan de iglesia campana de bronce de 200 kilos

(Mexico)

Thieves take bronze church bell of 200 kilos

Manuel Jiménez (2016). Ladrones se llevan de iglesia campana de bronce de 200 kilos. El Imparcial. 20 July.

मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र

(India)

Silver crown stolen from temple

Patrika (2016). मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र. Patrika. 19 July.

Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?

(Spain)

Lizzie Crocker (2016). Who Stole These Francis Bacon Masterpieces?. The Daily Beast. 17 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.

मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Precious ashtadhatu idol theft from temple

EENadu (2016). मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी. EENadu. 17 July.

The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts. The Indian Express. 17 July.

El Inai, el INAH y el robo de "arte sacro"

(Mexico)

The INAI, the INAH, and the theft of "sacred art"

Francisco Javier Acuña (2016). El Inai, el INAH y el robo de "arte sacro". Excelsior. 17 July.

Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis

(Germany)

Doreen Carvajal (2016). Nazi Art Loot Returned... to Nazis. The New York Times. 15 July.

Religious artifacts and equipment stolen from Chabad Jewish center of USC

(United States of America)

Alexia Fernandez (2016). Religious artifacts and equipment stolen from Chabad Jewish center of USC. Los Angeles Times. 15 July.

Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh. Orissa Post. 15 July.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in temple. The Hindu. 15 July.

Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims that Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis

(Germany)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims that Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis. ArtNet News. 15 July.

Rocks stolen from Gettysburg Battlefield are cursed, repentant thieves confess

(United States of America)

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

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

(North Korea; Mozambique)

Don Pinnock (2016). North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report. The Guardian. 15 July.

Can a trove of Native American ruins be saved from eBay and 'white people' ideology?

(United States of America)

Ari Phillips (2016). Can a trove of Native American ruins be saved from eBay and 'white people' ideology?. Fusion. 14 July.

Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress. The Times of India. 14 July.

Londoner's Diary: Thieves steal the show from Soho gallery

(United Kingdom)

Evening Standard (2016). Londoner's Diary: Thieves steal the show from Soho gallery. Evening Standard. 14 July.

Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple

(Malaysia)

ANN (2016). Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple. Asia One. 13 July.

Hombre robó imagen de la Virgen del Carmen desde Parroquia Buen Pastor de Los Ángeles

(Chile)

Man steals statue of the Virgen del Carmen from the Buen Pastor church in Los Ángeles

Alejandro Alarcón (2016). Hombre robó imagen de la Virgen del Carmen desde Parroquia Buen Pastor de Los Ángeles. Biobio Chile. 13 July.

Netanyahu Reportedly Secreted Auschwitz Blueprints to Israel

(Israel)

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

Robos a iglesia católica deben preocupar a la sociedad: Diócesis

(Mexico)

Theft from Catholic churches should worry society: Diocese

Ulises Villar (2016). Robos a iglesia católica deben preocupar a la sociedad: Diócesis. Quadratin. 13 July.

Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas

(Spain)

On year and three month for theft from a Romanian church in Roquetas

Diario de Almería (2016). Un año y tres meses por robar en una iglesia rumana de Roquetas. Diario de Almería. 13 July.

Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh

(India)

Prameya News (2016). Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh. Prameya News. 13 July.

Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch

(France)

Naomi Rea (2016). Art 'Expert' Vanishes With an Elderly Client's Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch. ArtNet News. 12 July.

Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Stolen Southampton zebra sculpture leads art trail parade. BBC News. 12 July.

Staff devastated after Civil War artifacts stolen from historic site

(United States of America)

WECT (2016). Staff devastated after Civil War artifacts stolen from historic site. WECT. 12 July.

Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier

(France)

Hili Perlson (2016). Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier. ArtNet News. 12 July.

TN gets back two 1,000-year-old idols smuggled to US

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). TN gets back two 1,000-year-old idols smuggled to US. The Times of India. 12 July.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned. The Times of India. 12 July.

INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte

(Mexico)

INAH must release documents about theft of pieces of art

Quadratin (2016). INAH debe entregar documentos sobre robo de piezas de arte. Quadratin. 12 July.

भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस

(India)

Dantewada police looking for stolen idol of god

Naidunia (2016). भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस. Naidunia. 12 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.

Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN. The News Minute. 11 July.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

TNN (2016). Items smuggled under guise of iron goods. The Times of India. 11 July.

Así se recuperaron 150 piezas preincas que fueron profanadas de la Huaca San Antonio

(Peru)

150 Pre-Inca pieces looted from the Huaca San Antonio have been recovered

Redacción Multimedia (2016). Así se recuperaron 150 piezas preincas que fueron profanadas de la Huaca San Antonio. Diario Correo. 10 July.

Break-in shuts Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson down until Tuesday

(United States of America)

WETC (2016). Break-in shuts Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson down until Tuesday. WETC. 10 July.

Chattisgarh: Rare, centuries-old idols stolen from Bhoramdeo temple

(India)

DNA (2016). Chattisgarh: Rare, centuries-old idols stolen from Bhoramdeo temple. DNA. 9 July.

Man Sentenced for Stealing Bones From Iowa's Effigy Mounds in 1990

(United States of America)

John Samuels (2016). Man Sentenced for Stealing Bones From Iowa's Effigy Mounds in 1990. CDA News. 9 July.

Bantwal: Thieves enter temple at Vittal- decamp with silver, cash

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Bantwal: Thieves enter temple at Vittal- decamp with silver, cash. Daijiworld. 8 July.

Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery

(United States of America; Syria)

Olivia Paschal (2016). Syria, Colonialism, and the Yale Art Gallery. The Politic. 8 July.

Kohinoor, the mountain of light

(India)

K.S.S. Seshan (2016). Kohinoor, the mountain of light. The Hindu. 7 July.

Roban una de las campanas de Duález

(Spain)

One of the bell of Duález stolen

David Carrera (2016). Roban una de las campanas de Duález. El Diario Montañes. 7 July.

The nagging question behind the mysterious theft of a $7.5 million golden eagle

(Canada)

Douglas Quan (2016). The nagging question behind the mysterious theft of a $7.5 million golden eagle. National Post. 7 July.

How technology is changing the way we tackle art theft

(General)

James Ratcliffe (2016). How technology is changing the way we tackle art theft. Apollo. 7 July.

Acoma Pueblo sacred shield stolen; Pueblo fights to get it back

(United States of America)

Royale Da (2016). Acoma Pueblo sacred shield stolen; Pueblo fights to get it back. KOAT. 7 July.

Lawyer Questions Competence Of Aging Gangster Tied To Infamous Gardner Art Heist

(United States of America)

Edmund H. Mahony (2016). Lawyer Questions Competence Of Aging Gangster Tied To Infamous Gardner Art Heist. Hartford Courant. 7 July.

Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel

(Israel; Poland; Germany)

JTA (2016). Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel. The Times of Israel. 7 July.

कभी गायब होने के बाद खुद लौट आई थी मूर्ति, अब फिर से हुई चोरी

(India)

Historical Idol Of Natraja Stolen From Chhattisgarh Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). कभी गायब होने के बाद खुद लौट आई थी मूर्ति, अब फिर से हुई चोरी. Dainik Bhaskar. 7 July.

Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley. Daily Excelsior. 7 July.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Hat belonging to late author Roald Dahl swiped from Southport exhibition

(United Kingdom)

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

Vessels, puja items stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Vessels, puja items stolen from temple. The Hindu. 6 July.

Is Nate Murphy Holding a Dinosaur for Ransom?

(United States of America)

Jacqueline Ronson (2016). Is Nate Murphy Holding a Dinosaur for Ransom?. Inverse. 5 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.

Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common

(United Kingdom)

Malvern Observer (2016). Conservators issue warning after reports of metal detecting at Link Common. Malvern Observer. 5 July.

What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities

(Tanzania; South Africa; Kenya)

Christopher Jones (2016). What Central Africa's War on Poaching Can Teach Us About Fighting the Plunder of Antiquities. Hyperallergic. 5 July.

Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says

(Denmark; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says. The New York Times. 5 July.

Report: Decades of cover-up followed Iowa theft of native American bones

(United States of America)

Christina Beck (2016). Report: Decades of cover-up followed Iowa theft of native American bones. The Christian Science Monitor. 5 July.

Roban más de 6 mil 871 bienes culturales en 18 años

(Mexico)

More than 6871 cultural items stolen in 18 years.

Olinka Valdez (2016). Roban más de 6 mil 871 bienes culturales en 18 años. Milenio. 5 July.

Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Theft of ancient bones a 'debacle' for National Park Service. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

(Switzerland; France)

Reuters (2016). Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle. The Daily Mail. 4 July.

Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house

(Egypt; United Kingdom)

Egypt Independent (2016). Egypt retrieves Abbasid artifacts from London auction house. Egypt Independent. 4 July.

Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves

(Israel)

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

Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised

(Malaysia)

R. Sekaran (2016). Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised. The Star. 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.

Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia (2016). Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted. ABC Australia. 4 July.

Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor (2016). Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India. The Sydney Morning Herald. 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.

Vandals steal items from World War II memorial in Fall River

(United States of America)

Neil Remiesiewicz (2016). Vandals steal items from World War II memorial in Fall River. WPRI. 3 July.

Parks, sites get looted, overrun

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen (2016). Parks, sites get looted, overrun. The Post and Courier. 3 July.

Castle Cary man claimed £8,500 painting theft was 'drunken prank'

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette (2016). Castle Cary man claimed £8,500 painting theft was 'drunken prank'. Somerset Live. 3 July.

Pakistan's Vanishing History

(Pakistan)

Daud Khattak (2016). Pakistan's Vanishing History. The Diplomat. 2 July.

Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe

(United States of America)

Cheryl Burke (2016). Dive company focus of SBI criminal probe. Carteret County News-Times. 1 July.

'That's our alien!' Owner recognizes 'sexy alien beast' abducted in theft

(United States of America)

Scott Sistek (2016). 'That's our alien!' Owner recognizes 'sexy alien beast' abducted in theft. Komo News. 1 July.

To Cite or to Steal? When a Scholarly Project Turns Up in a Gallery

(United Kingdom)

Kevin L. Ferguson (2016). To Cite or to Steal? When a Scholarly Project Turns Up in a Gallery. Hyperallergic. 30 June.

40 years later, search continues for Rockwell painting stolen from New Jersey home

(United States of America)

Philly Voice (2016). 40 years later, search continues for Rockwell painting stolen from New Jersey home. Philly Voice. 30 June.

HC to hear plea on irregularities in National Art Gallery

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). HC to hear plea on irregularities in National Art Gallery. The Hindu. 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.

Japanese-Canadians' stolen history brought to light

(Canada)

Richard Watts (2016). Japanese-Canadians' stolen history brought to light. Times Colonist. 29 June.

As search for missing Union Station benches continues, Springfield officials contact Putnam Academy, hoping students can rebuild them

(United States of America)

Kim Kinney (2016). As search for missing Union Station benches continues, Springfield officials contact Putnam Academy, hoping students can rebuild them. Mass Live. 29 June.

Uniform, military medals of late WWII POW stolen from his family in Fort Worth

(United States of America)

Liz Farmer (2016). Uniform, military medals of late WWII POW stolen from his family in Fort Worth. The Dallas Morning News. 29 June.

ART: Thieves walk off with gallery paintings

(United States of America)

Cassie Ruud (2016). ART: Thieves walk off with gallery paintings. The News Guard. 29 June.

Former police officer pleads guilty to stealing painting from Governor's Mansion

(United States of America)

Ed Treleven (2016). Former police officer pleads guilty to stealing painting from Governor's Mansion. Wisconsin State Journal. 29 June.

Bavaria Sold Nazi Looted Art Back to Nazis: Report

(Germany)

Guelda Voien (2016). Bavaria Sold Nazi Looted Art Back to Nazis: Report. Observer. 28 June.

Homer Watson reproduction stolen from Waterloo library

(Canada)

Ryan Flanagan (2016). Homer Watson reproduction stolen from Waterloo library. CTV. 28 June.

Robbers strike close to PMB family's heart

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay (2016). Robbers strike close to PMB family's heart. News 24. 28 June.

Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Painting worth thousands stolen from cottage. ITV News. 28 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.

Ford dealership uses art from Firewatch for ad – without permission, of course

(United States of America)

Kris Ligman (2016). Ford dealership uses art from Firewatch for ad – without permission, of course. ZAM. 28 June.

Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum

(United Kingdom)

The Telegraph (2016). Metal detectorist who struck gold with Bronze Age ring during illegal search is fined after touting it to a museum. The Telegraph. 27 June.

$2K Mural on East River Waterfront Stolen Days After it Was Unveiled

(United States of America)

Dartunorro Clark (2016). $2K Mural on East River Waterfront Stolen Days After it Was Unveiled. DNA Info. 27 June.

Unique sculpture mysteriously missing from Albuquerque art gallery

(United States of America)

Haley Rush (2016). Unique sculpture mysteriously missing from Albuquerque art gallery. KRQE News. 26 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.

Art student's agony as degree show submission is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Eddie Nisbet (2016). Art student's agony as degree show submission is stolen. STV. 25 June.

Stolen University of Victoria native art recovered

(Canada)

Mary Griffin (2016). Stolen University of Victoria native art recovered. CHEK. 25 June.

Theft at two temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft at two temples. The Hindu. 25 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.

Remains of 18 people stolen from cemetery in Stratford

(United States of America)

Katie Harris (2016). Remains of 18 people stolen from cemetery in Stratford. Fox. 24 June.

So, Those Cool Souvenirs You Bought on Vacay Might Not Actually Be Legit

(General)

Katie A. Paul (2016). So, Those Cool Souvenirs You Bought on Vacay Might Not Actually Be Legit. Yahoo News. 24 June.

Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town

(Libya)

The Libya Observer (2016). Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town. The Libya Observer. 24 June.

Stolen paintings found in Wicklow ditch to be auctioned in London

(Ireland; United Kingdom)

Michael Parsons (2016). Stolen paintings found in Wicklow ditch to be auctioned in London. The Irish Times. 24 June.

बंद रहा दरवाजा और मंदिर से देवताओं की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Thieves steal statues of the gods from temple in Madhubani

Pradesh 18 (2016). बंद रहा दरवाजा और मंदिर से देवताओं की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर. Pradesh 18. 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.

Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof

(United Kingdom)

Kirsten Mcstay (2016). Police appeal for witnesses after thieves steal lead from Hillhouse Parish Church roof. Daily Record. 24 June.

Art heist or misplaced masterpiece? Missing painting baffles Nelson artist

(New Zealand)

Tim O'Connell (2016). Art heist or misplaced masterpiece? Missing painting baffles Nelson artist. Stuff.co.nz. 23 June.

Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring

(United Kingdom)

Mid Sussex Times (2016). Treasure hunter fined for stealing ancient gold ring. Mid Sussex Times. 23 June.

Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings

(United Kingdom)

Chris Webber (2016). Thieves cause £20,000 of damage to one of Stockton's most historic buildings. The Northern Echo. 23 June.

First Nations shrine collecting dust in New York museum's basement

(Canada; United States of America)

Brian Morton (2016). First Nations shrine collecting dust in New York museum's basement. Vancouver Sun. 23 June.

Roban joyas y causan daños por valor de 90.000 euros en la parroquia de la Trinidad

(Spain)

Jewels robbed and 90,000 euros of damage caused in the parish church of Trinidad

Juan Cano (2016). Roban joyas y causan daños por valor de 90.000 euros en la parroquia de la Trinidad. Diario Sur. 23 June.

8 Art Thefts That Went Wrong

(General)

Abigail Cain (2016). 8 Art Thefts That Went Wrong. Artsy. 22 June.

Artwork stolen from library gallery

(United States of America)

Kristen McEwan (2016). Artwork stolen from library gallery. Daily Herald. 22 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.

चोरों ने बनाया मठ को निशाना, एक साथ चुराईं अष्टधातु की आधा दर्जन मूर्तियां

(India)

Thieves stole statues of gods from temple in Muzaffarpur

Pradesh 18 (2016). चोरों ने बनाया मठ को निशाना, एक साथ चुराईं अष्टधातु की आधा दर्जन मूर्तियां. Pradesh 18. 22 June.

Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple

(India)

Mangalorean News (2016). Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple. Mangalorean News. 21 June.

Snapchat Is (Allegedly) Back at It Again With Plagiarized Filters

(General)

Cordelia Tai (2016). Snapchat Is (Allegedly) Back at It Again With Plagiarized Filters. The Fashion Spot. 21 June.

Detrás del tráfico ilegal de piezas arqueológicas opera un círculo vicioso de poder: Renfrew

(General)

A vicious circle operates behind the illegal trafficking of archaeological objects: Renfrew

Paula Carrizosa (2016). Detrás del tráfico ilegal de piezas arqueológicas opera un círculo vicioso de poder: Renfrew. La Journada de Oriente. 21 June.

Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years

(India)

Sumit Hakhoo (2016). Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years. The Tribune. 21 June.

B.C. Premier wants First Nations remains and cultural artifacts returned from U.S. museums

(Canada)

Rob Shaw (2016). B.C. Premier wants First Nations remains and cultural artifacts returned from U.S. museums. Vancouver Sun. 21 June.

9/11 Memorial by Concho River destroyed; steel stolen

(United States of America)

Standard-Times (2016). 9/11 Memorial by Concho River destroyed; steel stolen. Standard-Times. 21 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.

Viking axe mystery ends in student bloodshed on streets

(United Kingdom)

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

Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar

(Japan)

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

Antique store worker returns stolen icon to Wichita church

(United States of America)

Emily Younger (2016). Antique store worker returns stolen icon to Wichita church. KSN. 20 June.

Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Muhammad Ali tribute mural stolen at Birmingham centre. BBC News. 20 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.

Ladrones roban imagen de una virgen bañada en oro en casa cural de Cartago

(Costa Rica)

Thieves steal statue of the virgin decorated with gold in the rectory of Carthage

Katherine Chaves (2016). Ladrones roban imagen de una virgen bañada en oro en casa cural de Cartago. La Nación. 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.

War hero's medals stolen from son on the train returning from his funeral

(United Kingdom)

Tristan Cork (2016). War hero's medals stolen from son on the train returning from his funeral. Bristol Post. 19 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.

Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Thieves strip lead off East Meon church roof. BBC News. 17 June.

Icon stolen from Wichita church

(United States of America)

Lara Korte (2016). Icon stolen from Wichita church. The Wichita Eagle. 17 June.

Cracking down on idol-looters

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Cracking down on idol-looters. The Hindu. 17 June.

How Indigenous artists are taking back what the fashion industry stole

(Canada)

Leah Collins (2016). How Indigenous artists are taking back what the fashion industry stole. CBC. 17 June.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones. Business Standard. 17 June.

'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'. The Hindu. 17 June.

Cusco: Falsos arqueólogos realizan excavaciones en centro arqueológicos

(Peru)

Cusco: Fake archaeologists excavate at archaeological site

El Popular (2016). Cusco: Falsos arqueólogos realizan excavaciones en centro arqueológicos. El Popular. 16 June.

Gravesite looted in Harrison County

(United States of America)

Katie Bauer (2016). Gravesite looted in Harrison County. Wave 3. 16 June.

Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed

(Zimbabwe)

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

Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI

(India)

K. Maniandan (2016). Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI. The Hindu. 16 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2016). Villagers in court over stolen statue. Shanghai Daily. 16 June.

HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples. The Hindu. 16 June.

Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers. The Hindu. 16 June.

Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers

(Poland; Russia)

TASS (2016). Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers. TASS. 15 June.

Not a scam: statue owner

(Canada)

Jessica Kerr (2016). Not a scam: statue owner. Delta Optimist. 15 June.

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Catching up with a master smuggler. The Hindu. 15 June.

HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols

(India)

Express News Service (2016). HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols. The New Indian Express. 15 June.

More than 700 Archaeologists Urge Obama to Protect Bear Ears Cultural Area

(United States of America)

Popular Archaeology (2016). More than 700 Archaeologists Urge Obama to Protect Bear Ears Cultural Area. Popular Archaeology. 15 June.

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

(United States of America)

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

Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid

(United Kingdom)

ITV News (2016). Valuable 16th century silver stolen in church raid. ITV News. 14 June.

Fight between Pittsburgh man, Notre Dame over half million dollars of early American art moves to federal court

(United States of America)

Brian Bowling (2016). Fight between Pittsburgh man, Notre Dame over half million dollars of early American art moves to federal court. TribLive. 14 June.

Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock

(United Kingdom)

Hertfordshire Mercury (2016). Copper worth thousands stolen from roof of St Mary's Church in Clothall, Baldock. Hertfordshire Mercury. 14 June.

'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2016). 'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'. The Times of India. 14 June.

Austrian Supreme Court Accuses Franz West Private Foundation Of Embezzlement

(Austria)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Austrian Supreme Court Accuses Franz West Private Foundation Of Embezzlement. ArtNet News. 14 June.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2016). Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring. The Times of India. 14 June.

Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism, and Grave Robbing

(United States of America)

Jenny Rowland (2016). Bears Ears Cultural Area: The Most Vulnerable U.S. Site for Looting, Vandalism, and Grave Robbing. Center for American Progress. 13 June.

Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties

(India)

TNN (2016). Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties. The Times of India. 13 June.

King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica

(Zimbabwe)

Joel Tsvakwi (2016). King Lobengula stolen 'golden spear' a replica. Bulawayo 24. 12 June.

'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

(Mali)

Simon Worrall (2016). 'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts. National Geographic. 12 June.

Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found

(Cyprus)

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

Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen

(Zimbabwe)

Zim Eye (2016). Lobengula Spear, Artefacts Stolen. Zim Eye. 9 June.

Whistle stolen from Museum of East Anglian Life steam engine exhibit

(United Kingdom)

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

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.

Denuncias de INAH por ataques a zonas arqueológicas del estado

(Mexico)

INAH criticised over attacks to archaeological sites in the state

Jorge Martínez (2016). Denuncias de INAH por ataques a zonas arqueológicas del estado. Criterio. 9 June.

Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft

(India)

Gokul Rajendranl (2016). Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft. The Times of India. 9 June.

Who owns ancient artefacts?

(General)

Al Jazeera (2016). Who owns ancient artefacts?. Al Jazeera. 8 June.

Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot

(Switzerland)

Swiss Info (2016). Experts help Geneva free port crack down on stolen loot. Swiss Info. 8 June.

'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure

(Switzerland)

Bloomberg (2016). 'Misleading' Modigliani Case Shows Need for Free Port Disclosure. Swiss Info. 8 June.

Tricornios contra expoliadores

(Spain)

Tricorns Against Plunder

E. Gancedo (2016). Tricornios contra expoliadores. Diario de León. 8 June.

Mega heist at Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Mega heist at Thanjai temple. The New Indian Express. 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.

Buen Pastor: "Robaron las obras y se pintaron murales falsos"

(Argentina)

Buen Pastor: Artworks stolen and fake murals painted

CBA 24 (2016). Buen Pastor: "Robaron las obras y se pintaron murales falsos". CBA 24. 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 stolen in Tirupur turns out to be fake, three suspected smugglers released

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol stolen in Tirupur turns out to be fake, three suspected smugglers released. The Times of India. 6 June.

Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig

(United Kingdom)

Petersfield Post (2016). Archaeologists frustrated as 'Night hawks' swoop on East Hampshire dig. Petersfield Post. 6 June.

Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral

(Germany)

Reuters (2016). Relic of Pope John Paul II stolen from Cologne Cathedral. Business Insider. 5 June.

Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river

(India)

TNN (2016). Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river. The Times of India. 5 June.

"Gnome Heist" Public Sculpture Stolen From Florida Art Museum Late Thursday Night: Museum Offers $500 Reward For Safe Return

(United States of America)

Artiholics (2016). "Gnome Heist" Public Sculpture Stolen From Florida Art Museum Late Thursday Night: Museum Offers $500 Reward For Safe Return. Artiholics. 4 June.

Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk

(United States of America)

AP Reporting (2016). Bill to punish grave robbers sent to governor's desk. WWL. 4 June.

BYU-Idaho students warned by cops after replacing stolen painting with dead rabbit

(United States of America)

Stephan Rockefeller (2016). BYU-Idaho students warned by cops after replacing stolen painting with dead rabbit. Fox. 4 June.

Spoils of War: Black market robust for military artifacts stolen from public displays

(United States of America)

Cristina Corbin (2016). Spoils of War: Black market robust for military artifacts stolen from public displays. Fox. 4 June.

Thieves Who Stole Warhol Prints From Springfield Art Museum Were Likely 'Amateurs'

(United States of America)

Laura Spencer (2016). Thieves Who Stole Warhol Prints From Springfield Art Museum Were Likely 'Amateurs'. KCUR. 3 June.

Historic coins stolen from museum

(Bermuda)

Sarah Lagan (2016). Historic coins stolen from museum. The Royal Gazette. 3 June.

The battle between artists and fraudsters in today's digital age

(Canada)

Marcie Good (2016). The battle between artists and fraudsters in today's digital age. BC Business. 3 June.

PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage

(United Kingdom)

Karen Pickering (2016). PLUNDERED: Stone thefts are stripping away our heritage. Telegraph & Argus. 3 June.

Art Museum theft shows limits of public money

(United States of America)

Springfield News Leader (2016). Art Museum theft shows limits of public money. Springfield News Leader. 3 June.

Questions raised after famous statue disappears in Ankara

(Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Questions raised after famous statue disappears in Ankara. Hurriyet Daily News. 3 June.

Missing taxidermy sheep reappears – without its clothes

(United States of America)

Jonathan Romeo (2016). Missing taxidermy sheep reappears – without its clothes. The Durango Herald. 3 June.

Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints

(United States of America)

Justine McDaniel (2016). Jail for woman who plundered famous photo prints. Philly.com. 3 June.

Priest nabbed for robbing churches

(Greece)

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

Stolen Art From Dead City Museum Creator Located

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Stolen Art From Dead City Museum Creator Located. CBS. 2 June.

Pricey Painting Found

(United States of America)

CBS (2016). Pricey Painting Found. CBS. 2 June.

Ancient stela lost after discovery

(Turkey)

Ömer Erbil (2016). Ancient stela lost after discovery. Hurriyet Daily News. 2 June.

Rare 'Inverted Jenny' Stamp Stolen in 1955 Returned

(United States of America)

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

Motion filed to drop charges in museum gem theft

(United States of America)

News Net 5 (2016). Motion filed to drop charges in museum gem theft. News Net 5. 2 June.

Complejo arqueológico Narihualá en riesgo por falta de cerco

(Peru)

Archaeological site of Narihualá at risk due to lack of fence

Ralph Zapata (2016). Complejo arqueológico Narihualá en riesgo por falta de cerco. El Comercio. 2 June.

Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo

(Spain)

Archaeologists ask administration for support to stop the looting of the site of Malamoneda in Toledo

Europa Press (2016). Arqueólogos piden apoyo "decidido" a las administraciones para detener el expolio del yacimiento de Malamoneda en Toledo. La Vanguardia. 2 June.

Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US

(India)

TNN (2016). Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US. The Times of India. 2 June.

Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple

(India)

The Hitavada (2016). Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple. The Hitavada. 1 June.

Crime victim asking P.E.I. to be on lookout for valuable coffee table

(Canada)

Ryan Ross (2016). Crime victim asking P.E.I. to be on lookout for valuable coffee table. The Guardian. 1 June.

Egypt's National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen Antiquities resumes activities

(Egypt)

Nevine El-Aref (2016). Egypt's National Committee for the Repatriation of Stolen Antiquities resumes activities. Ahram Online. 1 June.

Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist

(Syria)

AFP (2016). Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra, says archaeologist. The Guardian. 1 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.

Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center

(Greece)

Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi (2016). Five Bronze Busts Stolen from Athens Cultural Center. Greek Reporter. 31 May.

Roban valiosa imagen en parroquia de Itá

(Paraguay)

Valuable icon stolen from the church of Itá

ABC Paraguay (2016). Roban valiosa imagen en parroquia de Itá. ABC Paraguay. 31 May.

Beloved 'little old lady' public art stolen from Hughes shops

(Australia)

Kim Lester (2016). Beloved 'little old lady' public art stolen from Hughes shops. ABC Australia. 31 May.

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

(Ukraine; Netherlands)

AFP (2016). Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece. 7 News. 31 May.

Is this Dutch Artist Accusing Duke Riley of Pigeon Plagiarism?

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Is this Dutch Artist Accusing Duke Riley of Pigeon Plagiarism?. ArtNet News. 31 May.

Sale of Depression-era painting draws a federal lawsuit

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Sale of Depression-era painting draws a federal lawsuit. The Daily Mail. 31 May.

How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?

(Iraq; Syria)

Fiona Rose-Greenland (2016). How much money is ISIS actually making from looted art?. The Conversation. 31 May.

Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert

(Canada)

Paul Tukker (2016). Missing: Horse skull from Yukon's Carcross desert. CBC. 30 May.

Golden Eagle statue stolen in Delta, valued at $6 million

(Canada)

Cassidy Oliver (2016). Golden Eagle statue stolen in Delta, valued at $6 million. Vancouver Sun. 30 May.

Kiwanis Club seeks return of missing train items

(United States of America)

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

US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield

(United States of America; France)

France 24 (2016). US hails 'small victory' as Paris auction withdraws Native American shield. France 24. 30 May.

Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Paris auction house cancels sale of Acoma shield. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Rangers hunt looters who desecrated Civil War battlefield

(United States of America)

Bruce Leshan (2016). Rangers hunt looters who desecrated Civil War battlefield. WUSA. 30 May.

Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris

(United States of America; France)

Michael Coleman (2016). Acoma shield being auctioned in Paris. Albuquerque Journal. 30 May.

Silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Silver articles stolen from temple. The Hans India. 29 May.

Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft

(India)

The Siasat Daily (2016). Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft. The Siasat Daily. 29 May.

La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia)

(Spain)

Police recover a 16th century Berruguete painting stolen from a Lantadilla church (Palencia)

EcoDiario (2016). La Policía recupera un óleo de Berruguete del siglo XVI robado a una iglesia de Lantadilla (Palencia). EcoDiario. 29 May.

The mystery of the missing Great Miami Hurricane historical marker

(United States of America)

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

Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'

(United States of America)

Andreas Preuss (2016). Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'. CNN. 28 May.

Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property

(Australia)

The Daily Telegraph (2016). Art, coins and stamps snatched from Sydney property. The Daily Telegraph. 28 May.

'An affront to the memory of people who fought': Looters dig up a Civil War battlefield

(United States of America)

Elahe Izadi (2016). 'An affront to the memory of people who fought': Looters dig up a Civil War battlefield. The Washington Post. 28 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.

Several pieces of art stolen from E.L. festival recovered

(United States of America)

RJ Wolcott (2016). Several pieces of art stolen from E.L. festival recovered. Lansing State Journal. 27 May.

Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos

(Spain)

The crowns of the patron saint and the Esperanza of Hinojos stolen

José Javier Comas Rodríguez (2016). Roban las coronas de la patrona y la Esperanza de Hinojos. Pasión en Sevilla. 27 May.

The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago

(United States of America; France)

Associated Press (2016). The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago. Yahoo News. 27 May.

Police: $25K oil painting stolen from Connecticut home

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Police: $25K oil painting stolen from Connecticut home. The Washington Times. 27 May.

Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi. Nagpur Today. 27 May.

Infamous artifact thief John Tillman granted day parole extension

(Canada)

Heide Pearson (2016). Infamous artifact thief John Tillman granted day parole extension. Global News. 26 May.

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

(United States of America)

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

Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts

(United States of America; France)

Martin Heinrich (2016). Heinrich: Halt French Auction of Sacred Native American Artifacts. KRWG. 26 May.

$25,000 oil painting stolen from Suffield home

(United States of America)

Anthony Fay (2016). $25,000 oil painting stolen from Suffield home. WWLP. 25 May.

Milton Keynes community rally to replace stolen singing frog statue

(United Kingdom)

OneMK (2016). Milton Keynes community rally to replace stolen singing frog statue. OneMK. 25 May.

Guccifer, Who Revealed George W. Bush's Secret Life as a Painter, Pleads Guilty to Hacking

(United States of America)

Brian Boucher (2016). Guccifer, Who Revealed George W. Bush's Secret Life as a Painter, Pleads Guilty to Hacking. ArtNet News. 25 May.

Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'

(United States of America; France)

David Smith (2016). Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: 'It harkens to slave auctions'. The Guardian. 25 May.

10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises. The Hindu. 25 May.

Yankees fire Yankee Stadium security guard who stole memorabilia

(United States of America)

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

Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2016). Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology. Daily Times. 25 May.

Picasso vase worth $30K stolen from art gallery

(United States of America)

Tina Moore (2016). Picasso vase worth $30K stolen from art gallery. New York Post. 24 May.

Lo condenan a un año de cárcel por robar campana de iglesia

(Mexico)

Sentenced to one year in prison for stealing bell

El Pueblo (2016). Lo condenan a un año de cárcel por robar campana de iglesia. El Pueblo. 24 May.

Old Fort burglarized in Fort Madison, Iowa

(United States of America)

Jeff Whitten (2016). Old Fort burglarized in Fort Madison, Iowa. KWQC. 24 May.

Paintings stolen during East Lansing Art Festival

(United States of America)

R.J. Wolcott (2016). Paintings stolen during East Lansing Art Festival. Detroit Free Press. 24 May.

Kuvempu Prathisthana seeks replica of stolen medal

(India)

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

New charges for target of Gardner heist probe

(United States of America)

Milton J. Valencia (2016). New charges for target of Gardner heist probe. The Boston Globe. 24 May.

Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions

(United States of America; France)

AFP (2016). Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions. The Daily Mail. 24 May.

La Media Luna, 4 décadas de saqueos

(Mexico)

Media Luna, 4 decades of looting

Alfredo Espinosa Estrada (2016). La Media Luna, 4 décadas de saqueos. El Sol de San Luis. 23 May.

Indignación en El Santuario por robo en parroquia Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá

(Colombia)

Outrage in El Santuario because of robbery in the church of Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá

Carlos Mario Gómez (2016). Indignación en El Santuario por robo en parroquia Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá. Colombiano. 23 May.

First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'

(United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark)

Mark Duell (2016). First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'. The Daily Mail. 23 May.

Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones

(Spain)

Hide the valuable items of the churches from now on, one of the solutions

Ángel García (2016). Ocultar los elementos de valor de los templos a partir de ahora, una de las soluciones. Zamora 24 Horas. 23 May.

El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo

(Spain)

The Government admits to robberies of 58 churches in Zamora between February and May.

I. Gómez (2016). El Gobierno admite el robo en 58 iglesias de Zamora entre febrero y mayo. La Opinión de Zamora. 23 May.

No paran robos de campanas en Tasquillo

(Mexico)

Robbery of bells in Tasquillo not stopped

El Sol de Hidalgo (2016). No paran robos de campanas en Tasquillo. El Sol de Hidalgo. 22 May.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India)

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

No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España

(Spain)

Not Thomas Crown, but a hole-maker: the profile of an art thief in Spain

Rebeca Fernández (2016). No fue Thomas Crown, fue un butronero: el perfil del ladrón de arte en España. El Confidencial. 22 May.

Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records. Greater Kashmir. 21 May.

NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe

(India)

The Times of India (2016). NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe. The Times of Israel. 21 May.

Diver fined for shipwreck plunder

(Finland)

YLE (2016). Diver fined for shipwreck plunder. YLE. 20 May.

NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins

(India)

The Times of India (2016). NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins. The Times of India. 20 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.

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

(Ethiopia; Sudan; Switzerland)

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

Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history

(Syria)

Lizzie Porter (2016). Looting rife, heritage sites destroyed: The state of Syria's history. Middle East Eye. 20 May.

Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts

(Syria; Turkey)

Hurriyet Daily News (2016). Red list prepared for Syrian artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 20 May.

Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum

(Pakistan)

The News (2016). Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum. The News. 20 May.

Malden man arrested in connection to stolen museum artifacts

(United States of America)

Allison Twaits (2016). Malden man arrested in connection to stolen museum artifacts. KFVS12. 19 May.

Lust for Loot: Collecting Is Driving the Demand for Plunder

(General)

Sarah Parcak (2016). Lust for Loot: Collecting Is Driving the Demand for Plunder. National Geographic. 19 May.

Stolen Chalice Remains Missing

(United Kingdom)

Rebecca Cain (2016). Stolen Chalice Remains Missing. Hereford Times. 19 May.

Hurtan pinturas en templo católico de Alegría, Usulután

(El Salvador)

Paintings stolen from catholic church of Alegría, Usulután

Carlos Segovia (2016). Hurtan pinturas en templo católico de Alegría, Usulután. El Salvador. 19 May.

Berlin's lost Renaissance sculptures rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Catherine Hickley (2016). Berlin's lost Renaissance sculptures rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum. The Art Newspaper. 19 May.

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

(United Kingdom)

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

Tracking down Warhol's stolen 'Campbell's Soup' prints

(United States of America)

Laura Spencer (2016). Tracking down Warhol's stolen 'Campbell's Soup' prints. Marketplace. 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.

PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula

(Ukraine)

Ukrinform (2016). PM Groysman orders audit of cultural artefacts after theft of incunabula. Ukrinform. 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.

Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo

(Spain)

More than 50 churches attacked since the month of March

Alejandro Bermudez (2016). Más de medio centenar de templos, asaltados desde el mes de marzo. La Opinión de Zamora. 18 May.

Art thief sentenced in 'Afghan Girl' heist

(United States of America)

Shane Benjamin (2016). Art thief sentenced in 'Afghan Girl' heist. The Durango Herald. 17 May.

'Fat woman' who repeatedly hit herself on the head helped steal paintings worth more than £1,000

(United Kingdom)

Dan Russell (2016). 'Fat woman' who repeatedly hit herself on the head helped steal paintings worth more than £1,000. Nottingham Post. 16 May.

Steal This Fork: An Artist Spent 15 Years Stealing Silverware Used by the 1%

(Australia)

DJ Pangburn (2016). Steal This Fork: An Artist Spent 15 Years Stealing Silverware Used by the 1%. The Creator's Project. 16 May.

Robo arqueológico se dispara en el país

(Mexico)

Archaeological theft on the rise in the country

El Universal (2016). Robo arqueológico se dispara en el país. El Diario. 16 May.

मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी

(India)

Ornaments Cash Stolen From Temple In Bilaspur

Amar Ujala (2016). मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी. Amar Ujala. 16 May.

Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village

(United Kingdom)

Florence Sneed (2016). Police launch appeal after church silver worth more than £3,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire village. Cambridge News. 16 May.

Ante robos, INAH y Arquidiócesis de Xalapa elaboran catálogo de bienes religiosos

(Mexico)

After robberies, INAH and Archdiocese of Xalapa prepare an inventory of religious art

Rogelio Hernández (2016). Ante robos, INAH y Arquidiócesis de Xalapa elaboran catálogo de bienes religiosos. El Democata. 16 May.

Uncharted 4: is the looter-adventurer character a type of cultural appropriation?

(General)

Anna Turner (2016). Uncharted 4: is the looter-adventurer character a type of cultural appropriation?. The Guardian. 16 May.

Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library

(Ukraine)

Ukraine Today (2016). Ukraine's first printed book stolen from library. Ukraine Today. 16 May.

YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist

(United Kingdom)

Court News (2016). YouTube pranksters jailed after 'terrifying' fake art heist. The Guardian. 16 May.

Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro

(Spain)

Thieves steal from and cause serious damage to the sanctuary of Carballeda in Rionegro

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Los ladrones roban y provocan serios daños en el santuario de la Carballeda, en Rionegro. La Opinión de Zamora. 16 May.

Lost and found: The twisted tale of Hobcaw Barony's stolen art

(United States of America)

Adam Parker (2016). Lost and found: The twisted tale of Hobcaw Barony's stolen art. The Post and Courier. 16 May.

Roban campanario de iglesia en Tasquillo

(Mexico)

Bells stolen from church in Tasquillo

El Sol de Hidalgo (2016). Roban campanario de iglesia en Tasquillo. El Sol de Hidalgo. 15 May.

Police search for man who stole religious icon from Manhattan church

(United States of America)

Dray Clark (2016). Police search for man who stole religious icon from Manhattan church. ABC United States. 15 May.

Retired FBI agent shares insight on notorious Boston art heist

(United States of America)

Jim Sullivan (2016). Retired FBI agent shares insight on notorious Boston art heist. Portland Press Herald. 15 May.

Se dispara 1,000%robo arqueológico en el país

(Mexico)

Archaeological theft in the country exceeded by 1000%

Alejandro Melgoza (2016). Se dispara 1,000%robo arqueológico en el país. El Universal. 15 May.

Man buys stolen World War I cannon without knowing

(United States of America)

Daniel Francis (2016). Man buys stolen World War I cannon without knowing. Pulse. 14 May.

Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos)

(Ukraine; Estonia; Russia; Belarus)

Ukraine Today (2016). Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos). Ukraine Today. 14 May.

CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts

(Iran)

Tehran Times (2016). CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts. Tehran Times. 14 May.

Sword stolen from Tippecanoe Co. Courthouse statue

(United States of America)

Joseph Paul (2016). Sword stolen from Tippecanoe Co. Courthouse statue. JCOnline. 13 May.

How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History

(General)

Tom Mueller (2016). How Tomb Raiders Are Stealing Our History. National Geographic. 13 May.

Solapan en Kanasín saqueo arqueológico

(Mexico)

Archaeological looting in Kanasín

Ana Hernández (2016). Solapan en Kanasín saqueo arqueológico. Sipse. 13 May.

Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso

(Spain)

Zamora held in check by continuous robberies of its religious heritage

Alberto Ferreras (2016). Zamora, en jaque por los continuos robos en su patrimonio religioso. ABC España. 13 May.

NU to seek legal opinion over filing FIR in missing coins case

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU to seek legal opinion over filing FIR in missing coins case. The Times of India. 13 May.

Chiclayo: Delincuentes roban iglesia por segunda vez

(Peru)

Chiclayo: Criminals rob church for second time

Perú21 (2016). Chiclayo: Delincuentes roban iglesia por segunda vez. Perú21. 12 May.

Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service (2016). Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur. The Himalayan Times. 12 May.

Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum

(Ukraine; Italy)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum. Reuters. 12 May.

Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Life-sized zebra sculpture 'stolen' in Southampton. BBC News. 11 May.

After theft of Lincoln's hand, museum to get security cameras

(United States of America)

Mike Frey (2016). After theft of Lincoln's hand, museum to get security cameras. Daily Journal. 11 May.

Charity Whose Leader Was Attacked With Lye Closes

(United States of America)

Andy Newman (2016). Charity Whose Leader Was Attacked With Lye Closes. The New York Times. 11 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.

Así fue saqueado un cementerio indígena de Santander

(Colombia)

Indigenous cemetery in Santander looted

Entorno Inteligente (2016). Así fue saqueado un cementerio indígena de Santander. Entorno Inteligente. 11 May.

Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple

(Nepal)

Rastriya Samachar Samiti (2016). Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple. The Himalayan Times. 11 May.

Two charged in Chihuly statue theft

(United States of America)

Anna Lee (2016). Two charged in Chihuly statue theft. Greenville Online. 10 May.

UT departments told to prepare inventory of heritage furniture

(India)

Ramkrishan Upadhyay (2016). UT departments told to prepare inventory of heritage furniture. The Tribune. 10 May.

ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ

(India)

Isvaramangala: thieves break into the temple

Vijay Karnataka (2016). ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ. Vijay Karnataka. 10 May.

Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed

(United Kingdom)

Steven Morris (2016). Antique dealer who plundered churches for profit jailed. The Guardian. 10 May.

Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities

(United States of America; Syria)

Bradley Klapper (2016). Obama signs into law new restrictions on Syrian antiquities. Stars and Stripes. 9 May.

Painting worth £10,000 allegedly stolen from Somerset gallery

(United Kingdom)

Western Gazette (2016). Painting worth £10,000 allegedly stolen from Somerset gallery. Western Gazette. 9 May.

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

(Hong Kong)

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

The Heritage Warriors

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). The Heritage Warriors. DNA. 8 May.

Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple

(India)

Latha Iyer (2016). Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple. Performance Gurus. 8 May.

Stolen Three Century Old Violin Mysteriously Returned

(United States of America)

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

The Ins and Outs of Stolen Art, Explained

(United States of America)

Leila Amineddoleh (2016). The Ins and Outs of Stolen Art, Explained. Artsy. 7 May.

Police make deal with suspected art thief, angering artist

(United States of America)

Rob Low (2016). Police make deal with suspected art thief, angering artist. KDVR. 7 May.

Six items stolen from chapels still missing

(Malta)

Sarah Carabott (2016). Six items stolen from chapels still missing. Times of Malta. 6 May.

Theft in temple in Siddapura

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in temple in Siddapura. The Hindu. 6 May.

BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals. The Salt Lake Tribune. 6 May.

Bosnia Urged to Tackle Art Trafficking

(Bosnia)

Rodolfo Toe (2016). Bosnia Urged to Tackle Art Trafficking. Balkan Insight. 6 May.

Roban objetos de incalculable valor histórico de la iglesia de Capiatá

(Paraguay)

Objects of incalculable historical value stolen from church of Capiatá

ABC Paraguay (2016). Roban objetos de incalculable valor histórico de la iglesia de Capiatá. ABC Paraguay. 6 May.

El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio

(Spain)

Theft in the necropolis of Elorrio starts debate about the protection of heritage

Alain Salterain (2016). El robo en la necrópolis de Elorrio abre el debate sobre la protección del patrimonio. Deia. 6 May.

If the Gardner Paintings Are Ever Found, How Damaged Will They Be?

(United States of America)

Ray Hardman (2016). If the Gardner Paintings Are Ever Found, How Damaged Will They Be?. WNPR. 5 May.

Missing art not found at Robert Gentile's house

(United States of America)

WHDH (2016). Missing art not found at Robert Gentile's house. WHDH. 5 May.

Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos

(Spain)

The churches of Torres, Almendra, and Almaraz, latest "victims" of theft spree

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Las iglesias de Torres, Almendra y Almaraz, últimas "víctimas" de la oleada de robos. La Opinión de Zamora. 5 May.

Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro

(Spain)

The tabernacle of the Church of Perpetual Sorrow stolen

Radio Huesca (2016). Roban el Sagrario de la Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Radio Huesca. 4 May.

A fierce battle over who created a new Snapchat filter is tearing this community of artists apart

(General)

Charles Pulliam-Moore (2016). A fierce battle over who created a new Snapchat filter is tearing this community of artists apart. Fusion. 4 May.

Why the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's stolen art may never be found

(United States of America)

James Ratcliffe (2016). Why the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's stolen art may never be found. Apollo. 4 May.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site

(United Kingdom)

BBC News (2016). Hertfordshire Puddingstone stolen from museum site. BBC News. 4 May.

Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple

(Bangladesh)

BD News 24 (2016). Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple. BD News 24. 4 May.

Stolen Reed College artwork found with $1,500 to $2,000 in damage, official says

(United States of America)

Jim Ryan (2016). Stolen Reed College artwork found with $1,500 to $2,000 in damage, official says. Oregon Live. 4 May.

Cedar mask artwork stolen from Juneau Arts & Culture Center

(United States of America)

Paula Ann Solis (2016). Cedar mask artwork stolen from Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Juneau Empire. 3 May.

Artwork valued at $15,000 stolen from Reed College

(United States of America)

Jim Ryan (2016). Artwork valued at $15,000 stolen from Reed College. Oregon Live. 3 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.

Thieves desecrate temple

(South Africa)

Kailene Pillay (2016). Thieves desecrate temple. News 24. 3 May.

Bronze statues stolen from Woodbury shopping center

(United States of America)

Mathias Baden (2016). Bronze statues stolen from Woodbury shopping center. Duluth News Tribune. 2 May.

FOUND: Golden lion art installation stolen, dumped, and turned into police

(United States of America)

Denise Rosch (2016). FOUND: Golden lion art installation stolen, dumped, and turned into police. News 3. 2 May.

FBI searches property of man at center of Gardner heist case

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy (2016). FBI searches property of man at center of Gardner heist case. The Boston Globe. 2 May.

Art installation stolen and vandalized at Las Vegas intersection

(United States of America)

Jami Seymore (2016). Art installation stolen and vandalized at Las Vegas intersection. News 3. 2 May.

'Warhol Uncanned' exhibit at Springfield Art Museum also a food drive

(United States of America)

Jackie Rehwald (2016). 'Warhol Uncanned' exhibit at Springfield Art Museum also a food drive. The News Leader. 1 May.

Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego

(Spain)

Thieves attack the temples of Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel, and Riego

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Los ladrones asaltan los templos de Requejo, Barrios, Santa Colomba, San Miguel y Riego. La Opinión de Zamora. 1 May.

Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?

(India; United Kingdom)

Ruchika Sharma (2016). Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?. Scroll.in. 1 May.

Rosslyn stitchers remake stolen panel from Great Tapestry

(United Kingdom)

Jane Bradley (2016). Rosslyn stitchers remake stolen panel from Great Tapestry. The Scotsman. 30 April.

भगवान राम पड़े अकेले, माता सीता को ले गए चोर, पुलिस ढूंढ़ रही पता

(India)

Idol Theft From Temple In Jhansi

Bhaskar (2016). भगवान राम पड़े अकेले, माता सीता को ले गए चोर, पुलिस ढूंढ़ रही पता. Bhaskar. 30 April.

Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río

(Spain)

Gold crown of the Virgin of the Rosary stolen from the church of Gallegos del Río

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Roban la corona de oro de la Virgen del Rosario en la iglesia de Gallegos del Río. La Opinión de Zamora. 30 April.

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

(United States of America)

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

Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?. MyIndMakers. 29 April.

The Right to Own Living Memorials

(Kenya)

Stephen E. Nash (2016). The Right to Own Living Memorials. Sapiens. 29 April.

Suspects indicted in French Laundry wine theft-spree

(United States of America)

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

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के

(India)

Idols stolen from temple in Raebareli

Amar Ujala (2016). मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के. Amar Ujala. 29 April.

Lost-and-found dagger a symbol of Nehruvian era

(India)

Richi Verma (2016). Lost-and-found dagger a symbol of Nehruvian era. The Times of India. 29 April.

Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa

(Spain)

One of the three bells of the church of Carracedo stolen with the use of a crane

La Opinión de Zamora (2016). Roban una de las tres campanas de la iglesia de Carracedo tras utilizar una grúa. La Opinión de Zamora. 29 April.

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

P. Naveen (2016). Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP. The Times of India. 29 April.

Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Police thwart sale of 600-year-old Torah in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 29 April.

Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park

(United Kingdom)

L Churchill (2016). Woodcarving stolen from Kingswood Park. Bristol Post. 28 April.

Dagger Stolen From Nehru Memorial Museum Recovered, 2 Held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Dagger Stolen From Nehru Memorial Museum Recovered, 2 Held. NDTV. 28 April.

CCS cops recover 1-cr idol within 24 hours of theft

(India)

The Hans India (2016). CCS cops recover 1-cr idol within 24 hours of theft. The Hans India. 27 April.

NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces. The Times of India. 27 April.

Stolen Sarcophagus Returned

(Turkey; United States of America)

Ahmet Balan (2016). Stolen Sarcophagus Returned. Associated Press. 26 April.

Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par. Business Standard. 26 April.

Three historical human skulls stolen from Arizona store

(United States of America)

Cynthia Washington (2016). Three historical human skulls stolen from Arizona store. Tucson News Now. 25 April.

Ex-Art Studio Worker Pleads Guilty in 'Afghan Girl' Theft

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Ex-Art Studio Worker Pleads Guilty in 'Afghan Girl' Theft. ABC United States. 25 April.

Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable

(United Kingdom)

Russell Leadbetter (2016). Meet Dr Donna Yates, the expert aiming to make antiquities-collecting socially unacceptable. The Herald. 25 April.

18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government. The New Indian Express. 25 April.

Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash

(India)

Ranjani Govind (2016). Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash. The Hindu. 25 April.

Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Shaw (2016). Police missed 'golden opportunity' to solve £20k coin heist. Edinburgh Evening News. 25 April.

Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced

(Greece)

George Georgakopoulos (2016). Stolen Marathon messenger statue to be replaced. eKathimerini. 25 April.

Monuments Men go after state's treasure

(India)

Vandana Kamath (2016). Monuments Men go after state's treasure. Bangalore Mirror. 24 April.

Saquean Cerro del Muerto

(Mexico)

Andrea Verdín (2016). Saquean Cerro del Muerto. AM. 23 April.

Hatton Garden vault - from daring heist to 'fascinating museum piece'

(United Kingdom)

Patrick Sawer (2016). Hatton Garden vault - from daring heist to 'fascinating museum piece'. The Telegraph. 23 April.

Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room

(Poland)

Justin Huggler (2016). Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room. The Telegraph. 22 April.

A Documentary About the Artist Who Stole Banksy's Work Out of Spite

(United Kingdom)

Alina Cohen (2016). A Documentary About the Artist Who Stole Banksy's Work Out of Spite. Hyperallergic. 22 April.

चोरी से पहले हनुमानजी की पूजा, फिर चुराई तेल की बोतल और कुर्सियां

(India)

Temple theft caught on CCTV footage

Bhaskar (2016). चोरी से पहले हनुमानजी की पूजा, फिर चुराई तेल की बोतल और कुर्सियां. Bhaskar. 22 April.

Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft

(United States of America)

Brian Maffly (2016). Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft. The Salt Lake Tribune. 21 April.

France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects

(France)

Claire Voon (2016). France Lost Track of 23,000 State-Owned Artworks and Historic Objects. Hyperallergic. 21 April.

Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum. The Times of India. 21 April.

Should the FBI Offer Reward Money for Stolen Art?

(United States of America)

Jillian Sequeria (2016). Should the FBI Offer Reward Money for Stolen Art?. Law Street Media. 20 April.

Picasso piece tangled in tug-of-war between dealer, billionaire

(United States of America)

Charles Rabin (2016). Picasso piece tangled in tug-of-war between dealer, billionaire. Miami Herald. 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.

Art Stolen From ArtSpace In Hartford

(United States of America)

Susan Dunne (2016). Art Stolen From ArtSpace In Hartford. Hartford Courant. 19 April.

Robo de la Virgen del Carmen causa repudio en 2001

(Guatemala)

Theft of the Virgin of Carmen caused repudiation in 2001

Hemeroteca PL (2016). Robo de la Virgen del Carmen causa repudio en 2001. Prensa Libre. 19 April.

Montreal art gallery displays paintings 'stolen' from the Internet

(Canada)

Robert Everett-Greene (2016). Montreal art gallery displays paintings 'stolen' from the Internet. The Globe and Mail. 19 April.

Theft of teak trees of temple near Nellore: teams formed to nab accused

(India)

G. Ravikiran (2016). Theft of teak trees of temple near Nellore: teams formed to nab accused. The Hindu. 19 April.

Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII

(Spain)

3.5 years in prison sought for the theft of a 13th century baptismal font

Ricardo Sánchez Rico (2016). Le piden 3,5 años de cárcel por robar una pila bautismal del siglo XIII. El Norte de Castilla. 19 April.

Impune, el saqueo de zonas arqueológicas de Michoacán

(Mexico)

The archaeological sites of Michoacán looted with impunity

Sayra Casillas Mendoza (2016). Impune, el saqueo de zonas arqueológicas de Michoacán. Cambio de Michoacán. 18 April.

Save cultural heritage of India

(India)

Anil Paba (2016). Save cultural heritage of India. Daily Excelsior. 18 April.

11 Picasso Works Stolen from German Bank's Collection

(Germany)

Hili Perlson (2016). 11 Picasso Works Stolen from German Bank's Collection. ArtNet News. 18 April.

Couple Sought in Alleged Art Theft from 26 Degree Brewing (Video)

(United States of America)

David Minsky (2016). Couple Sought in Alleged Art Theft from 26 Degree Brewing (Video). New Times. 18 April.

Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria

(Turkey; Syria)

Daily Sabah (2016). Turkish Culture Minister: No tolerance for antiquity smuggling from Syria. Daily Sabah. 17 April.

Illustrators and graphic designers fume as print vendors copy their designs

(India)

Benito Fernando (2016). Illustrators and graphic designers fume as print vendors copy their designs. Mid-day. 17 April.

Colorado artist makes 'new' soup prints to replace stolen ones at Springfield Art Museum

(United States of America)

KSPR (2016). Colorado artist makes 'new' soup prints to replace stolen ones at Springfield Art Museum. KSPR. 16 April.

Gang of thieves make-off with distinctive £10,000 statue from resident's garden as he slept

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles (2016). Gang of thieves make-off with distinctive £10,000 statue from resident's garden as he slept. The Argus. 16 April.

Crooks hit Boca art gallery for second time in one week

(United States of America)

Charlie Keegan (2016). Crooks hit Boca art gallery for second time in one week. WPTV. 16 April.

Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen. The New Indian Express. 16 April.

कोतवाली पुलिस सोती रही, पड़ोस के जैन मंदिर में हो गई चोरी

(India)

Theft in Jain Temple Near Police Station, Gwalior

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). कोतवाली पुलिस सोती रही, पड़ोस के जैन मंदिर में हो गई चोरी. Dainik Bhaskar. 16 April.

S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster. Yonhap News Agency. 16 April.

Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery

(China)

Feng Shuang (2016). Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery. ECNS. 15 April.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death. Shanghai Daily. 15 April.

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

(United States of America)

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

Se reúne el Comité de Lucha contra el Tráfico del Patrimonio Cultural

(Argentina)

The Committee for the Fight Against the Trafficking of Cultural Heritage to Meet

Diario Panorama (2016). Se reúne el Comité de Lucha contra el Tráfico del Patrimonio Cultural. Diario Panorama. 15 April.

Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property

(Belgium)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2016). Belgium eliminates federal taskforce to fight trafficking in cultural property. The Art Newspaper. 15 April.

Shawnee State University's Amr Al-Azm aids the fight against ISIS looting in Syria (photos)

(Syria)

Steven Litt (2016). Shawnee State University's Amr Al-Azm aids the fight against ISIS looting in Syria (photos). Cleveland.com. 14 April.

SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure

(India)

Hindustan Times (2016). SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure. Hindustan Times. 14 April.

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

(Italy; Russia)

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

Probe panel on coins theft likely next week

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Probe panel on coins theft likely next week. The Times of India. 14 April.

EB-5 suspect Bollen's love of ancient artifacts part of criminal case against him

(United States of America)

Seth Tupper (2016). EB-5 suspect Bollen's love of ancient artifacts part of criminal case against him. The Rapid City Journal. 14 April.

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

(United States of America)

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

Mouse figure stolen by 'rat' at opening day of Cambridge art exhibition

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News (2016). Mouse figure stolen by 'rat' at opening day of Cambridge art exhibition. Cambridge News. 13 April.

Cops refuse to register NU's 'vague' complaint in coin theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Cops refuse to register NU's 'vague' complaint in coin theft. The Times of India. 13 April.

Police seek person who stole porcupine sculpture from the Jetport

(United States of America)

Meilin Tompkins (2016). Police seek person who stole porcupine sculpture from the Jetport. WCSH6. 12 April.

Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

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

Silver items taken away from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Silver items taken away from temple. The Hindu. 12 April.

FBI announces reward of up to $25,000 in Springfield museum theft case

(United States of America)

Gregory J. Holman (2016). FBI announces reward of up to $25,000 in Springfield museum theft case. Springfield News Leader. 12 April.

After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft. The Times of India. 12 April.

Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts

(Turkey; Syria)

Sputnik News (2016). Why Gaziantep Became Hub for Smugglers Selling Historical Syrian Artifacts. Sputnik News. 11 April.

6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). 6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept. The Times of India. 9 April.

Pieces of Chihuly statue in Greenville park reported stolen

(United States of America)

Anna Lee (2016). Pieces of Chihuly statue in Greenville park reported stolen. The State. 8 April.

FBI and Interpol alerted: Springfield Art Museum official says Warhol prints stolen

(United States of America)

Giacomo Bologna (2016). FBI and Interpol alerted: Springfield Art Museum official says Warhol prints stolen. The News Leader. 8 April.

Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found. Daijiworld. 8 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.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV (2016). Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'. Press TV. 8 April.

Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP. Business Standard. 7 April.

If Passed, Could a New Law Stop ISIS Profiting from Looted Syrian Antiquities?

(United States of America)

Isaac Kaplan (2016). If Passed, Could a New Law Stop ISIS Profiting from Looted Syrian Antiquities?. Artsy. 7 April.

Private collectors fuel demand for looted Mideast antiquities

(General)

Barbara Slavin (2016). Private collectors fuel demand for looted Mideast antiquities. Al Monitor. 7 April.

Denuncian robo de 3 campanas de origen colonial en pueblo de Áncash

(Peru)

Theft of three colonial bells reported in Áncash village

Andina (2016). Denuncian robo de 3 campanas de origen colonial en pueblo de Áncash. Andina. 7 April.

Dashing rogues? No, art thieves are boring goons

(General)

Jonathan Jones (2016). Dashing rogues? No, art thieves are boring goons. The Guardian. 7 April.

NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins. The Times of India. 7 April.

Court: Navajo due hearing on demand that feds return remains, relics

(United States of America)

Sara Weber (2016). Court: Navajo due hearing on demand that feds return remains, relics. Arizona Daily Sun. 7 April.

Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?

(Israel)

David D'Arcy (2016). Is the Israel Museum's Birds' Head Haggadah Nazi-era loot?. The Art Newspaper. 6 April.

Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau (2016). Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia. Reuters. 6 April.

Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation

(Syria; Turkey)

Richard Engel (2016). Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation. NBC. 6 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.

Museum Accuses Marin County Man of Stealing Missing Gold-Flecked Meteorite Over 'Seller's Remorse'

(United States of America)

Lisa Fernandez (2016). Museum Accuses Marin County Man of Stealing Missing Gold-Flecked Meteorite Over 'Seller's Remorse'. NBC. 6 April.

Documentary Examines US Soldier Who Stole Priceless Art

(United States of America; Germany)

Greg Flakus (2016). Documentary Examines US Soldier Who Stole Priceless Art. Voice of America. 6 April.

Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico

(Spain)

Three years in jail requested for four 'piteros' for archaeological looting.

Juan Esteban Poveda (2016). Piden tres años de cárcel a cuatro 'piteros' por expolio arqueológico. Ideal. 6 April.

Saquean y olvidan Zona Arqueológica

(Mexico)

Archaeological site looted and forgotten

Adrián Mendoza Salazar (2016). Saquean y olvidan Zona Arqueológica. Diario de Poza Rica. 6 April.

Roban iglesia de Suesca en Cundinamarca

(Colombia)

Church of Suesca in Cundinamarca robbed.

Caracol Radio (2016). Roban iglesia de Suesca en Cundinamarca. Caracol Radio. 5 April.

$90,000 Hindu Statue Stolen From UES Gallery During Open House

(United States of America)

Jen Chung (2016). $90,000 Hindu Statue Stolen From UES Gallery During Open House. Gothamist. 5 April.

Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn

(United Kingdom; Ireland)

Mark Wilding (2016). Inside the Ballsy Irish Traveller Gang That Stole Millions of Pounds Worth of Rhino Horn. Vice. 5 April.

Dolls theft: Cops clueless even after 40 days

(India)

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

प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी

(India)

Bell stolen from Ancient Bhadreswar temple

Amar Ujala (2016). प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी. Amar Ujala. 5 April.

Completamente saqueadas urnas funerarias en Altamura

(Mexico)

Funerary urns completely looted in Altamura

Sabás Espinoza (2016). Completamente saqueadas urnas funerarias en Altamura. Línea Directa. 4 April.

Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned

(China)

Alicia Tan (2016). Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned. Mashable. 4 April.

Burglars decamp with Rs. 17,480, 8 silver Chhatrs from Sarwal Temple

(India)

State Times (2016). Burglars decamp with Rs. 17,480, 8 silver Chhatrs from Sarwal Temple. State Times. 4 April.

గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Rama Temple of Gurajala

Sakshi Post (2016). గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ. Sakshi Post. 4 April.

Man spent $44.5K on Confederate jacket; New Orleans museum says it was stolen

(United States of America)

Associated Press (2016). Man spent $44.5K on Confederate jacket; New Orleans museum says it was stolen. The Times-Picayune. 4 April.

Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres

(France)

Stéphane Kovacs (2016). Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres. Le Figaro. 4 April.

Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west

(Turkey)

Ömer Erbil (2016). Historic castle destroyed by sea and treasure hunters in Turkey's west. Hurriyet Daily News. 4 April.

Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

(United Kingdom)

Peter Swindon (2016). Organised crime gang planned to raid Glasgow's Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The Herald. 4 April.

Charge dismissed in museum coin theft

(United States of America)

Marshall White (2016). Charge dismissed in museum coin theft. News-Press. 4 April.

2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari

(Bangladesh)

UNB (2016). 2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari. Prothom Alo. 3 April.

पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति

(India)

Ashtadhatu idol stolen from temple

Patrika (2016). पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति. Patrika. 3 April.

Nightlife guru takes to Instagram to report stolen art

(United States of America)

Mara Siegler (2016). Nightlife guru takes to Instagram to report stolen art. Page Six. 3 April.

Roban el copón de las hostias de la iglesia Jesucristo el Buen Pastor en Cúcuta

(Colombia)

Custodia of hosts stolen from the church of Jesucristo el Buen Pastor in Cucuta

RCN (2016). Roban el copón de las hostias de la iglesia Jesucristo el Buen Pastor en Cúcuta. RCN. 3 April.

नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति

(India)

Idol stolen from Nashirabad

Pradesh 18 (2016). नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति. Pradesh 18. 3 April.

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panchaloha idols seized. The Hans India. 3 April.

चोर की करतूत, मंदिर से पार कर दिया कीमती भगवान की मूर्ति

(India)

Kanker: Sculpture theft at temple

Patrika (2016). चोर की करतूत, मंदिर से पार कर दिया कीमती भगवान की मूर्ति. Patrika. 3 April.

Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired

(Australia; India)

The Chakra (2016). Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired. The Chakra. 2 April.

मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी

(India)

Banke Bihari temple idol theft in Uttar Pradesh

Khaskhabar (2016). मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी. Khaskhabar. 2 April.

Many precious artefacts too missing from NU, says probe panel member

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Many precious artefacts too missing from NU, says probe panel member. The Times of India. 2 April.

AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'. The Australian. 2 April.

A final attempt to recover stolen art

(United States of America)

Stephen Kurkjian (2016). A final attempt to recover stolen art. Times Union. 1 April.

Stepping up stakeholders' involvement in the fight against trafficking of culture

(General)

UNESCO (2016). Stepping up stakeholders' involvement in the fight against trafficking of culture. UNESCO. 1 April.

Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting

(United Kingdom)

Jasmine Rapson (2016). Marlow's history at risk following rise in illegal metal detecting. Bucks Free Press. 1 April.

Looters, Tourism, and Racism: Controversy Surrounds 'Discovery' of Lost City in Honduras

(Honduras)

Gabriela Gorbea (2016). Looters, Tourism, and Racism: Controversy Surrounds 'Discovery' of Lost City in Honduras. Vice. 31 March.

ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE)

(Turkey; Syria)

RT (2016). ISIS 'Department of Artifacts' document exposes antique loot trade via Turkey (RT EXCLUSIVE). RT. 31 March.

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.

Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport

(Bulgaria)

Ivan Dikov (2016). Bulgaria's Customs Capture Nearly 700 Archaeological Artifacts, Coins at Sofia Airport. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 31 March.

89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). 89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal. The Hindu. 31 March.

After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes. The Times of India. 31 March.

Idols stolen from streetside temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idols stolen from streetside temple. The Hindu. 30 March.