TNN (2021). Buddha idols stolen from Hazaribag recovered from Ranchi. The Times of India. 26 March.
Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses( )
Katie Feehan (2021). Lorry driver is jailed for two years for trying to smuggle ancient coins, arrowheads and statues into UK to sell for Bulgarian mafia bosses. The Daily Mail. 22 March.
Associated Press (2020). German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist. The Independent. 20 December.
Associated Press (2020). Berlin police raid homes and shops over theft of 100kg gold coin. The Guardian. 16 December.
Ken Campbell (2020). Suspects in Gretzky Memorabilia Theft Known to the Family. Sports Illustrated. 15 December.
German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden( )
Naomi Rea (2020). German Police Have Nabbed One of Two Fugitive Twins Suspected of Taking Part in a Massive Museum Heist in Dresden. Artnet News. 15 December.
Kim Sarom (2020). Siem Reap police nab artefact theft suspects. Phnom Penh Post. 14 December.
Al-Masry Al-Youm (2020). Police arrest photographer and model behind controversial Saqqara photoshoot. Egypt Independent. 1 December.
Lydia Venn (2020). Who is Inigo Philbrick? MIC's Victoria's art dealer fiancé, accused of stealing £15m. The Tab. 30 November.
Un intento de robo en la iglesia de La Concepción acaba con la detención de un hombre acusado de cinco hurtos con fuerza en La Laguna( )
An attempted robbery in the church of La Concepción ends with the arrest of a man accused of five robberies with force in La Laguna
El Diario (2020). Un intento de robo en la iglesia de La Concepción acaba con la detención de un hombre acusado de cinco hurtos con fuerza en La Laguna. El Diario. 24 November.
Tobias Siegal (2020). Three arrested, suspected of stealing antiquities from Tel Megiddo. The Jerusalem Post. 9 November.
The Hindu (2020). Recovered idols belong to a temple, say officials. The Hindu. 6 November.
al Khaleej Today (2020). The seizure of a person while excavating antiquities at his home. al Khaleej Today. 6 November.
A. Subburaj (2020). 2 held with panchaloha idol, hunt on for prime accused. The Times of India. 3 November.
Farhan Shaikh (2020). Two arrested for stealing seven silver idols from temple in Navi Mumbai. Hindustan Times. 29 August.
Banksy's The Sad Young Girl: How the theft of a tribute to Bataclan terror victims has ended with the arrest of a luxury designer( )
Cahal Milmo (2020). Banksy's The Sad Young Girl: How the theft of a tribute to Bataclan terror victims has ended with the arrest of a luxury designer. INews. 28 August.
Tehran Times (2020). Police bust gang trading historical objects online. Tehran Times. 26 August.
German art dealer and socialite, 38, is arrested in Lisbon and faces being extradited to UK over '£1m sale of Yayoi Kusama pumpkin that buyer never received'( )
Nicole Conner (2020). German art dealer and socialite, 38, is arrested in Lisbon and faces being extradited to UK over '£1m sale of Yayoi Kusama pumpkin that buyer never received'. The Daily Mail. 24 August.
Ifham Nizam (2020). Kurunegala Mayor and four others face arrest over damaging of historical building. The Island. 7 August.
AFP (2020). How police reclaimed a stolen Bataclan Banksy in Italy. The Local. 1 August.
James Connell (2020). CRIME FILES: Prolific church raider ends up behind bars. Malvern Gazette. 10 May.
The Hindu (2020). Idol Wing CID arrests two in Tirusulam. The Hindu. 16 March.
Hindustan Times (2020). Rajasthan police arrest two who allegedly stole 400-year-old Krishna idol. Hindustan Times. 14 March.
Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2020). Commune police chief jailed over looted artefacts. The Phnom Penh Post. 9 February.
Khmer Times (2020). Antiquities hunters arrested in Preah Vihear. Khmer Times. 6 February.
Helen Holmes (2020). Banksy Theft Solved? Two Arrested in Paris for Pompidou Center Heist. Observer. 6 February.
R. Sivaraman (2020). Five antique idols seized in Pudukottai. The Hindu. 5 February.
Roya News (2020). Three arrested for selling artifacts. Roya News. 5 February.
Amah-Rose Abrams (2020). A Gaming Billionaire's Questionable Trove of Ancient Artifacts Is Raided by Bulgarian Authorities. ArtNet News. 3 February.
Ian Hughes (2020). Jailed £70m cocaine gang stole £1m painting from Maidenhead art gallery. Get Reading. 16 January.
D.L. Cade (2020). Instagram and YouTube Star Jailed for Climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza. Peta Pixel. 16 January.
Murcia Today (2020). Antique porcelain thieves arrested in Mula in Operation Fragile!. Murcia Today. 15 January.
David S. Anderson (2019). Rampant Antiquities Theft Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World. Forbes. 31 July.
A Burglary Ring Used Social Media to Target Wealthy Art Collectors. Should You Think Twice Before Posting Your Picasso?( )
Sarah Cascone (2019). A Burglary Ring Used Social Media to Target Wealthy Art Collectors. Should You Think Twice Before Posting Your Picasso?. ArtNet News. 31 July.
Europol (2019). Over 18000 Items Seized and 59 Arrests Made in Operation Targeting Cultural Goods. Europol. 29 July.
Express News Service (2019). Priest steals diamond crown of idol from Mumbai trader's home, held. The Indian Express. 17 February.
TNN (2019). One arrested for idol theft. The Times of India. 14 February.
Sara Rose Sharp (2019). Serial Art Thief, Who Stole Nearly 250 Artworks, Arrested Yet Again. Hyperallergic. 14 February.
Mira Maged (2019). Former minister's brother arrested for smuggled antiquities. Egypt Independent. 14 February.
TNN (2019). Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft. The Times of India. 13 February.
Associated Press (2019). Swedes arrest man tied to return of stolen royal jewels. Star Tribune. 8 February.
The Hindu (2019). Ex-temple official held in idols theft case. The Hindu. 6 February.
Egypt Today (2019). Citizen excavating for antiquities near Pyramids arrested. Egypt Today. 5 February.
Daily Sabah (2019). 1,200-year-old Bible seized in southeastern Turkey's Diyarbakır. Daily Sabah. 5 February.
Asharq Al-Awsat (2019). Egypt Foils Attempt to Smuggle Egyptian Antiquities Into Turkey. Asharq Al-Awsat. 4 February.
eKathimerini (2019). Laconia police stop 600,000-euro illegal antiquities deal. eKathimerini. 22 January.
Corey W. McDonald (2019). Retired N.J. firefighter stole artifacts from fire museum, sold them on eBay: police. The Jersey Journal. 21 January.
Roya News (2019). Antiques dealer selling artefacts for 4 million, arrested. Roya News. 16 January.
eKathimerini (2018). Larissa man arrested over ancient coin collection. eKathimerini. 28 December.
TNN (2018). HR and CE officials complain to DGP against Pon Manickavel. The Times of India. 28 December.
Jacob Bernstein (2018). Nicolas DeMeyer: The murky story of a man who looted $1.2m of wine from a banker's cellar. Independent. 28 December.
Yvette J. Deane (2018). Antiquities police stop theft of ancient coins. The Jerusalem Post. 27 December.
The Hindu (2018). Conditional bail for DSP arrested in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 December.
TNN (2018). Navlakha antique theft: Four held. The Times of India. 23 December.
Deccan Chronicle (2018). Panchaloha Murugan idol seized, one arrested in guindy. Deccan Chronicle. 23 December.
Safa Alharathy (2018). Artefacts thieves in Sabratha caught in the act. Libya Observer. 20 December.
Tom Seaward (2018). Bungling burglary trio admit stealing from Museum of Computing. Swindon Advertiser. 20 December.
Ruth Michaelson (2018). Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid. The Guardian. 14 December.
Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large( )
Henri Neuendorf (2018). Police Nab a Suspect in the Brazen Theft of a Renoir From a Vienna Auction House—But Others Remain at Large. ArtNet News. 13 December.
Egypt Today (2018). Iraqi Federal Police arrests 2 people attempting to sell pharaonic antiquities. Egypt Today. 9 November.
Associated Press (2018). Croatia Arrests 4 Suspected Thieves in Venice Jewel Heist. The New York Times. 8 November.
Arab News (2018). Yemeni security forces in Marib thwart attempts to smuggle ancient statues. Arab News. 7 November.
eKathimerini (2018). Man arrested in central Athens over ancient artifact. eKathimerini. 3 November.
The Hindu (2018). 1 held for theft of temple idols. The Hindu. 1 November.
Amr Mohamed Kandil (2018). Saqqara police arrests 4 people attempting to sell ancient coffin. Egypt Today. 30 October.
Xinhua (2018). 13 charged with illicit trafficking of cultural heritage artifacts in Macedonia. Xinhua. 7 October.
Albawaba (2018). Egyptian Police Arrest 3 for Illegal Digging for Artefacts. Albawaba. 2 October.
Republican American (2018). 2 charged with thefts from New Jersey submarine museum. Republican American. 21 September.
eKathimerini (2018). Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 19 September.
United News of India (2018). Police unearth interstate idol theft racket. United News of India. 19 September.
Chinese tomb raiders dug underground tunnels to steal priceless objects from 3,000-year-old Yin Xu royal site( )
Laurie Chen (2018). Chinese tomb raiders dug underground tunnels to steal priceless objects from 3,000-year-old Yin Xu royal site. South China Morning Post. 19 September.
Jan M. Olsen (2018). Sweden Arrests Person Over Royal Jewels Heist. US News and World Report. 13 September.
International Business Times (2018). Hyderabad police recovers gold tiffin box, artifacts stolen from Nizam's Museum; nabs two. International Business Times. 11 September.
DW (2018). Bulgarian women on trial for damaging antiquities in Athens. DW. 10 September.
Emma Kelly (2018). 'They weren't criminals so much as idiots': The real story behind the art heist in American Animals. Metro. 7 September.
Samantha Ickes (2018). Massillon man accused of stealing religious relics pleads not guilty. IndeOnline. 7 September.
eKathimerini (2018). Santorini Aphrodite retrieved in smuggling bust. eKathimerini. 5 September.
Ayat Al Tawy (2018). Egypt police arrest artifact gang in Cairo, seize ancient pieces: Ministry. Ahram Online. 5 September.
JTA (2018). Tourist Caught Trying to Smuggle Bricks out of Auschwitz. The Jerusalem Post. 17 July.
eKathimerini (2018). Suspect, 34, arrested for illegal possession of antiquities in northwestern Greece. eKathimerini. 16 July.
The Hindu (2018). Stolen National Museum artefact recovered, one held. The Hindu. 14 July.
The Hindu (2018). One arrested in temple theft case. The Hindu. 12 July.
Africa Times (2018). Egypt arrests 7 for illegal archaeology and antiquities removal. Africa Times. 11 July.
Swarajya Magazine (2018). Pazhavoor Idol Theft: Notorious Smuggler's Aide Arrested Thirteen Years After Crime. Swarajya Magazine. 11 July.
Express News Service (2018). TDB to honour 'girl' who helped crack temple theft. The New Indian Express. 10 July.
Rudhran Baraasu (2018). Idol theft accused arrested in Tirunelveli. Deccan Chronicle. 8 July.
The Hindu (2018). Palani idol theft: former HR&CE; official surrenders. The Hindu. 7 July.
Middle East Monitor (2018). PA seizes 2,571 artefacts in Hebron. Middle East Monitor. 5 July.
Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2018). Three men are arrested for stealing artefacts. The Phnom Penh Post. 5 July.
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea (2018). Man charged with theft of artefacts from pagoda. Khmer Times. 5 July.
BBC News (2018). Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe. BBC News. 4 July.
John Phillips, Justin Huggler (2018). Italian police smash £30m international ancient artefact smuggling ring. The Telegraph. 4 July.
eKathimerini (2018). Police arrest 2 suspected illicit icon traders in Achaia. eKathimerini. 2 July.
Neos Kosmos (2018). Greek museum employee arrested over looted antiquities. Neos Kosmos. 28 May.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue (2018). Blanding artifacts raid raises questions, criticism years later. Deseret News. 9 May.
Hindustan Times (2018). Uttarakhand jeweller who was in cahoots with gang lands in Chandigarh police net. Hindustan Times. 23 April.
Emily Russell (2018). Police arrest suspect, recover stolen ivory from Anchorage antique store. KTOO. 9 April.
eKathimerini (2018). German couple nabbed with antiquities, replica workshop. eKathimerini. 3 April.
Neos Kosmos (2018). Three smugglers of precious Hellenic and Roman antiquities arrested. Neos Kosmos. 29 March.
Interfax Ukraine (2018). Police detain 2 residents of Kyiv on suspicion of stealing bust of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv Post. 25 March.
Zachary Fagenson (2018). Two men arrested for 2010 Florida museum gold bar heist. Reuters. 30 January.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2018). Negev antiquities robber nabbed with trove of 150 Byzantine-era coins. The Times of Israel. 29 January.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2018). Man arrested for looting 150 Byzantine-era coins from archeological sites. Jerusalem Post. 29 January.
Associated Press (2018). Arrest in burglary, vandalism of California Route 66 Museum. Live Auctioneers. 29 January.
Anadolu Agency (2018). Istanbul police arrest nine over artifact smuggling. Yeni Safak. 26 January.
Sibdas Kundu (2018). Idol smuggle cuffs on one. Telegraph India. 23 January.
Press Trust of India (2018). Balasore Temple Idol Theft: Kingpin Of Antique Smuggling Racket Arrested From UP. The Samaya. 22 January.
Samantha Falewée (2018). Former Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Indicted for Theft of $1.2 Million in Rare Wines. Wine Spectator. 22 January.
Zak Failla, Joe Lombardi (2018). Man Nabbed At Stewart Airport Following Forged Artwork Investigation. Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice. 11 January.
Daily Sabah (2018). Man trying to smuggle over 200 Byzantine-era artifacts detained in southern Turkey. Daily Sabah. 8 January.
Cyprus Mail (2018). Two men arrested after drugs, ancient artefacts found in Paphos. Cyprus Mail. 6 January.
Keoni Everington (2017). Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival. Taiwan News. 21 December.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). 'We were just hunting porcupines,' claims antiquities robber. The Times of Israel. 13 December.
Don Lehman (2017). Lake George man who was accused in painting theft faces more charges. The Post Star. 5 December.
Sputnik (2017). Four Arrested in Turkey for Stealing 700-Year Old Torah Scroll. Sputnik. 28 November.
Coconuts Yangon (2017). Trio Busted with 60 Stolen Pagoda Statues. Coconuts Yangon. 24 November.
The Quebec Telegram (2017). Accused of Having Wanted to Sell a Fake Riopelle on eBay. The Quebec Telegram. 23 November.
Mengxi Gu (2017). Police recover Buddha heads. ECNS. 23 November.
Alice Shen (2017). Chinese gang face charges over Buddhist temple raid. South China Morning Post. 22 November.
TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP. The Times of India. 20 November.
Wes Wade (2017). Knoxville man arrested in Maryville oil painting theft. The Daily Times. 19 November.
Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves( )
Zhen Liu (2017). Tomb raider gangs arrested after Chinese police smash ring that stole priceless artefacts from Han dynasty graves. South China Morning Post. 19 November.
TNN (2017). Delhi museum thieves held in Kolkata. The Times of India. 15 November.
Siasat (2017). Golden idol lifter arrested, articles seized. Siasat. 15 November.
Press Trust of India (2017). Mumbai Unit Of DRI Arrests Antique Sculpture Smuggler In Delhi. Mid-day. 14 November.
Danamarie McNicholl-Carter (2017). Arrest made in connection to N Idaho family's stolen crystals. KREM. 14 November.
Lorna Siggins (2017). Irish Viking artefacts recovered by Norwegian police after theft. The Irish Times. 10 November.
The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.
TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested. The Times of India. 7 November.
TNN (2017). 3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked. The Times of India. 6 November.
Khushboo Narayan (2017). 'Antique smuggler' booked by DRI: US Homeland Security starts investigation. The Indian Express. 2 November.
Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to seek US help to probe purchase of smuggled Indian artefacts in Hong Kong. Hindustan Times. 2 November.
Melissa Eddy (2017). Hidden Treasures of Nazis' Art Dealer Finally Go on Display. The New York Times. 1 November.
Benjamin Sutton (2017). Artist Sean Scully's Former Assistant Allegedly Stole Work to Sell at Auction. Hyperallergic. 1 November.
Tom Ferrall (2017). Two stolen tourmaline pieces recovered intact. Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News. 28 October.
Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.
TNN (2017). 600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held. The Times of India. 12 October.
Interfax Ukraine (2017). Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine. Interfax Ukraine. 12 October.
Steve Janoski (2017). Theft of Marvel exec's art reads like a comic book caper. North Jersey. 10 October.
The Hitavada (2017). Two held with antique idols, painting. The Hitavada. 6 October.
P. Naveen (2017). Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques. The Times of India. 5 October.
Shao Ke (2017). After Tip-Off, Police Roll Up Nationwide Tomb Raiding Gangs. Sixth Tone. 3 October.
Kyle Swenson (2017). He smuggled a rhino horn artifact out of Miami, but the feds were watching. The Washington Post. 2 October.
TNN (2017). Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin. The Times of India. 29 September.
The Hindu (2017). Four held for stealing silver palanquin. The Hindu. 28 September.
Express News Service (2017). 4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized. The New Indian Express. 28 September.
The Hans India (2017). Inter-state robbers nabbed. The Hans India. 27 September.
The Hindu (2017). Idol lifting case: accused produced in court. The Hindu. 26 September.
A Selvaraj (2017). DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack. The Times of India. 24 September.
One detained for stealing archaeological pieces from Iberian site of Ulldecona
"La Vanguardia" (2017). Un detenido por robar piezas arqueológicas del yacimiento íbero de Ulldecona. La Vanguardia. 24 September.
The Hindu (2017). Suspended DSP produced in court. The Hindu. 23 September.
A. Selvaraj (2017). Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer. The Times of India. 23 September.
Express News Service (2017). Idol theft gang falls in CID trap. The New Indian Express. 22 September.
Asia Times (2017). Taiwan and Vietnamese men arrested for illegal logging. Asia Times. 22 September.
YLE (2017). NBI: Nine face possible charges in major art forgery case. YLE. 20 September.
Times of Malta (2017). Stolen church items found after tipoff during confession. Times of Malta. 19 September.
Associated Press (2017). Ivory Dealer Goes Undercover to Help Bust Wildlife Smuggler. US News and World Report. 19 September.
Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Two suspects arrested over illegal excavation in Cairo and Sharqia. Egypt Independent. 18 September.
eKathimerini (2017). Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils. eKathimerini. 15 September.
Çetin Aydın (2017). Thieves break into Latin Catholic Church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artifacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.
Hurriyet Daily News (2017). Thieves break into Armenian Orthodox church in Istanbul's Beyoğlu, steal artefacts. Hurriyet Daily News. 15 September.
Deccan Chronicle (2017). Tamil Nadu: Absconding DSP held for idol robbery. Deccan Chronicle. 15 September.
R. Rajaram (2017). DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested. The Hindu. 14 September.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Metro station police foil security guard's attempt to steal artefact from Coptic Museum. Ahram Online. 14 September.
The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.
Edmund Heaphy (2017). German Police Uncover $3 Million Art Heist, Including Baselitz Work. The New York Times. 5 September.
Calum Macdonald (2017). Jailed YouTuber: 'Not proud' of prank. BBC News. 3 September.
eKathimerini (2017). Illegal treasure-hunter arrested in Crete. eKathimerini. 31 August.
James Badcock, Nick Squires (2017). Briton arrested in Spanish hotel on suspicion of stealing ancient artifacts from Italy. The Telegraph. 29 August.
Kevin Rawlinson (2017). Briton arrested in Turkey over coins he found while snorkelling. The Guardian. 23 August.
Theo Ioannou (2017). Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani. Greek Reporter. 23 August.
Yusuf Koyun (2017). Police seize ancient tapestry in southern Turkey. Andalou Agency. 21 August.
TNN (2017). Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them. The Times of India. 19 August.
The Hindu (2017). Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered. The Hindu. 19 August.
China Radio International (2017). Chinese police arrest 22 cultural relic thieves. GB Times. 18 August.
Mohammad Asghar (2017). Two customs officials booked in antiques smuggling case. Dawn. 17 August.
Rich Jones (2017). Homeless man arrested following theft of horse sculpture from Augustine Gallery. WOKV. 14 August.
eKathimerini (2017). Greek Police help Egyptian peers arrest antiquities trader. eKathimerini. 12 August.
The Mice Times of Asia (2017). China: detained audacious looting of ancient tombs. The Mice Times of Asia. 11 August.
The Hindu (2017). Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP. The Hindu. 11 August.
The Costa Rican Times (2017). Gang Stealing Artwork in Costa Rica Luxury Neighborhoods. The Costa Rican Times. 10 August.
Natasha Frost (2017). The Strange, Sad Story of Joe Orton, His Lover, and 72 Stolen Library Books. Atlas Obscura. 9 August.
The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.
DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.
Detenido tras robar donativos de los feligreses y un cofre del siglo XVIII de una iglesia de Puente Genil( )
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.
DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA. 3 August.
TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.
Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Spanish Police Arrest Collector's Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca. ArtNet News. 1 August.
Amanda Borschel-Dan (2017). Arrest of Jerusalem antiquities dealers opens a smuggling Pandora's Box. The Times of Israel. 1 August.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Police arrest 5 in $20 million black market antiquities, tax fraud sting. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.
Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.
Rachel Bishop (2017). Stolen £3.3m solid gold Queen Elizabeth II coin 'found melted down' after 'Lebanese mafia' arrests. The Mirror. 28 July.
Haven Orecchio–Egresitz (2017). New charge added in theft of nautical items. Cape Cod Times. 27 July.
Egypt Independent (2017). Police foil attempt to steal goddess Isis statue in Nubia Museum. Egypt Independent. 24 July.
Rory Mulholland (2017). Art thief caught with 'Aladdin's cave' of stolen goods after 20-year spree. The Telegraph. 24 July.
The Times of Israel (2017). Palestinian caught trying to smuggle rare, ancient coins from Gaza. The Times of Israel. 16 July.
BBC News (2017). Germany makes arrests over theft of giant solid-gold coin. BBC News. 12 July.
David Shimer (2017). Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum. The New York Times. 12 July.
The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.
Diario Popular (2017). Palermo: robó reliquias en una iglesia y fue detenido. Diario Popular. 9 July.
Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.
TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.
The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.
R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.
Chen Huizhi (2017). 53 held for auction trading fraud. Shanghai Daily. 29 June.
Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.
Daily Sabah (2017). Smugglers caught with 2,500-year-old artifacts from Turkey's Knidos. Daily Sabah. 22 June.
The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.
TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.
Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.
Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.
Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.
Son attempted to sell painting stolen from mother's Portland home to N.Y. art gallery for $60,000, feds allege( )
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.
"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.
Jed Lipinski (2017). NOPD arrests reputed art forger wanted in New York. The Times-Picayune. 15 June.
Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Israel Nabs 'Antiquities Pirates' at Archaeological Site. The Jerusalem Post. 12 June.
Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.
Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.
Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.
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.
Associated Press (2017). Greek police recover illegally excavated statue, arrest 2. The Republic. 26 May.
Associated Press (2017). Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found in Florida. CBS. 26 May.
AFP (2017). Bulgaria recovers over 5,000 antiquities in joint anti-smuggling op with Turkey, France. Daily Sabah. 26 May.
Anadolu Agency (2017). Ancient tomb seized from treasure hunters in central Turkey. Hurriyet Daily News. 26 May.
Jim Monk (2017). Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.. KFGO. 25 May.
Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.
Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Police Arrest 3 Antiquity Smugglers at Grevena. Greek Reporter. 21 May.
Adrinenne Cutway (2017). Caretaker accused of stealing $37,500 in jewelry, artifacts. Click Orlando. 19 May.
Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.
Andy Rosen (2017). Suspect nabbed after theft from historic Rolls-Royce. The Boston Globe. 15 May.
Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.
TNN (2017). Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore. The Times of India. 13 May.
Jacob Magid (2017). Police recover stolen ancient coins, lamps, other antiquities near Hebron. The Times of Israel. 12 May.
Tornos News (2017). Man arrested for possession of rare antiquities in Greece. Tornos News. 11 May.
Karen Roberts (2017). Pair appear in court over alleged art theft near comedians north-east home. Evening Express. 10 May.
Amitava Banerjee (2017). SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested. Millennium Post. 8 May.
The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.
Emily Duke (2017). All artifacts recovered from Herrett Center theft. KMVT. 3 May.
Helen Stoilas (2017). Naked man in a box who crashed the Met gala is arrested. The Art Newspaper. 2 May.
Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.
Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.
John Smith (2017). Man who faked well-known artwork arrested by National Police. EuroWeekly. 27 April.
IANS (2017). SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal. India. 27 April.
Press Trust of India (2017). Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested. Business Standard. 22 April.
Dana Rieck (2017). Man accused of stealing 'Mein Kampf' from Collinsville museum because it 'fascinated' him. Belleville News-Democrat. 21 April.
Elizabeth Donald (2017). Stolen book returned to Collinsville library; arrest made in theft. Belleville News-Democrat. 20 April.
Kathleen Sharp (2017). How a California Anesthesiologist Became One of America's Largest Antiquities Looters. Mens Journal. 20 April.
Web India 123 (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held. Web India 123. 18 April.
Outlook (2017). Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested. Outlook. 15 April.
Alex Riggins (2017). Police recover 2 of 5 replica artifacts stolen from Herrett Center, identify suspect. Magic Valley. 14 April.
Fred Barbash (2017). NASA 'sting' operation against 74-year-old widow of Apollo engineer draws court rebuke. The Washington Post. 14 April.
TNN (2017). 2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol. The Times of India. 13 April.
Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.
Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.
Jeff Starck (2017). German art police target Munich show in early March. Coin World. 31 March.
Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.
Sophia Kishkovsky (2017). Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest. The Art Newspaper. 30 March.
Nir Hasson (2017). Israel Arrests Temple Mount Officials After Assault on Archaeologists. Haaretz. 29 March.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Egypt recovers objects stolen from Al-Imam Al-Shafie Dome. Ahram Online. 29 March.
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.
Daily Sabah (2017). 3 arrested for selling ancient artifacts in Istanbul. Daily Sabah. 27 March.
Faith Jessie (2017). Man caught selling thousands of dollars' worth of stolen Nevada Museum Antiques on Ebay. 3 News. 25 March.
Ben Ariel (2017). 11 arrested for desecrating Auschwitz. Arutz Sheva. 24 March.
Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.
Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.
TNN (2017). Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered. The Times of India. 21 March.
Sarah Cascone (2017). Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China. ArtNet News. 21 March.
AFP (2017). Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit. The Straits Times. 20 March.
Alice Ross (2017). Man charged over attack on Gainsborough painting at National Gallery. The Guardian. 19 March.
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.
Nicola Donnelly (2017). Man (52) who damaged Monet painting admits supermarket theft. Irish Independent. 11 March.
Channel 3000 (2017). Police ask for help finding stolen painting. Channel 3000. 11 March.
Roi Kais (2017). Tunisian authorities foil smuggling of 15th-century Torah scroll. Ynet News. 11 March.
Mo Hong'e (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.
Seph Rodney (2017). A Painting and News Report Land a Turkish Artist in Prison. Hyperallergic. 9 March.
The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.
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.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2017). Antiquities theft from second temple period prevented in central Israel. The Jerusalem Post. 6 March.
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.
Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.
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.
Michael Race (2017). Man exposes himself to four women at ancient monument site. The Oxford Times. 27 February.
John Smith (2017). Guardia Civil arrest a gang involved in producing and selling fake paintings. EuroWeekly. 23 February.
TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.
Fatih Karacali (2017). Priceless 18th century icon seized in car trunk in Turkey's Adana. Hurriyet Daily News. 22 February.
Maria Arcega-Dunn (2017). Suspect arrested in theft of LeBron James painting. Fox. 20 February.
"Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso( )
Henry Samuel (2017). "Spiderman" art thief gets eight years for €100 million heist of works including Matisse and Picasso. The Telegraph. 20 February.
Arutz Sheva (2017). Family catches antiquity thief in the act. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.
Ilan Ben Zion (2017). Palestinian nabbed at crossing with sack of ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 20 February.
Ido Ben Porat (2017). Israeli authorities foil ancient Roman coin smuggling attempt. Arutz Sheva. 20 February.
Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.
ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.
The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.
Tornos News (2017). Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities. Tornos News. 15 February.
Press Trust of India (2017). Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate. Deccan Chronicle. 14 February.
A lawsuit involving American Indian artifacts, alleged excessive force and a Utahn's suicide has hit another wall( )
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.
Associated Press (2017). Albania stops smugglers of 230 ancient Apollonia artifacts. The Pueblo Chieftan. 12 February.
TNN (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested. The Times of India. 12 February.
Fiona Hamilton (2017). Pensioner jailed for spate of art thefts. The Times. 11 February.
Nicole Fleming (2017). Attempted art heist on Super Bowl foiled by BU students. The Boston Globe. 11 February.
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.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Encroachments removed from Dahshour necropolis site: Ministry. Ahram Online. 10 February.
Daily Sabah (2017). 5 detained in Turkey for attempting to sell painting claimed to be Picasso's work. Daily Sabah. 9 February.
AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.
Daily Sabah (2017). Police seize 1 billion liras worth of Hellenistic jewelry in western Turkey. Daily Sabah. 7 February.
Elisha Ben Kimon (2017). Antiquities robber caught red-handed in a Byzantine site. Ynet News. 7 February.
John R. Ellement (2017). Newbury Street gallery robbed, and suspected thief caught within moments. The Boston Globe. 6 February.
Police go after 'thieves' of Maya ruins in Umán
Luis Fuente (2017). Van por 'ladrones' de vestigios mayas en Umán. Milenio. 5 February.
Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur
Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 5 February.
Benoît Morenne (2017). For Paris 'Spiderman,' Stealing 5 Museum Masterpieces Was No Sweat. The New York Times. 3 February.
Egypt Independent (2017). Police seize 801 artifacts, preventing illegal sale in Sharqiya. Egypt Independent. 2 February.
Phusadee Arumas (2017). 'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.
Hiru News (2017). Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested. Hiru News. 31 January.
The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.
10 News (2017). Sarasota art theft suspects caught. 10 News. 30 January.
Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi
Khaskhabar (2017). 150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा. Khaskhabar. 27 January.
Nevine El-Aref (2017). Lamps stolen from Cairo's El-Refai Mosque recovered. Ahram Online. 24 January.
Ihlas News Agency (2017). Smugglers captured trying to sell ancient artifacts. Daily Sabah. 23 January.
Famagusta Gazette (2017). Cyprus Police seize 1.383 artworks and antiquities during operation "Pandora". Famagusta Gazette. 23 January.
Philip Chrysopoulos (2017). Greek Antiquities Among 3,500 Illegally Obtained Objects Confiscated. Greek Reporter. 23 January.
Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Cuban Dissident Artist 'El Sexto' Released From Maximum Security Prison. ArtNet News. 23 January.
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( )
The Sofia Globe (2017). Europol: Nearly 250 arrests in Operation Bosphorus against smuggling of Turkish pistols via Bulgaria. The Sofia Globe. 23 January.
Associated Press (2017). Spanish Police Announce Arrests in Cultural Artifacts Ring. The New York Times. 22 January.
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.
Al-Masry Al-Youm (2017). Movie director arrested over archaeological paintings theft. Egypt Independent. 20 January.
Arutz Sheva (2017). Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins. Arutz Sheva. 19 January.
Gargi Verma (2017). 2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations. Mumbai Mirror. 18 January.
TNN (2017). 2 arrested over Karave temple theft case. The Times of India. 18 January.
Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France. ArtNet News. 16 January.
Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.
Macaela J. Bennett (2017). Withers attorney analyzes New York antiquities scandal. Greenwich Time. 12 January.
TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.
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.
Eagle Radio (2017). Police not 'a-moo-zed' after finding stolen Surrey Cow Parade sculpture. Eagle Radio. 11 January.
Arrests for theft in an Onda church
Paula Varella (2017). Detenidos por robar en una iglesia de Onda. Cadena Ser. 11 January.
Chattanoogan (2017). Davis Charged With Stealing Large Contemporary Painting. Chattanoogan. 11 January.
Hindustan Times (2017). Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered; grandson, 2 others arrested. Hindustan Times. 10 January.
D B Buda (2017). Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals. My Republica. 7 January.
Prasad Kulkarni (2017). Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held. The Times of India. 4 January.
Record & Landmark (2016). Man charged in replica, artifact thefts from Fort Dobbs. Record & Landmark. 29 December.
RAPSI (2016). Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested. RAPSI. 28 December.
Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.
T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.
Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.
Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.
Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.
Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.
Hannah Martin (2016). Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service. Stuff.co.nz. 20 December.
eKathimerini (2016). Four suspected antiquities thieves nabbed near Mesolongi. eKathimerini. 19 December.
The Times of India (2016). Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol. The Times of India. 18 December.
Ken Daley (2016). Tenant accused of $1.4 million artwork theft from widow of painter Pat Trivigno. Nola. 15 December.
Della Hasselle (2016). 'Close friend' accused of stealing $1.4 million worth of artist Pat Trivigno's paintings. The New Orleans Advocate. 15 December.
David Scott (2016). Man arrested for stealing Ali Center painting reportedly said he thought it was a gift shop poster. WDRB. 14 December.
Ilan Ben Zion (2016). Three looters busted plundering ancient tomb in Galilee. The Times of Israel. 14 December.
CT Bureau (2016). Police crack temple theft case, two held. City Today. 13 December.
The Hindu (2016). Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed. The Hindu. 9 December.
Associated Press (2016). Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing. The Daily Mail. 8 December.
TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.
News 18 (2016). CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case. News 18. 5 December.
Police arrested suspects in the robbery of the church and rectory of Cea
Faro de Vigo (2016). La Policía detiene a los presuntos autores del robo en la iglesia y la rectoral de Cea. Faro de Vigo. 5 December.
The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist( )
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.
WOWT (2016). Stolen prints recovered during arrest of suspects. WOWT. 2 December.
ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.
Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.
Express News Service (2016). 2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held. The New Indian Express. 30 November.
ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.
TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.
TNN (2016). Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1. The Times of India. 30 November.
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.
BBC News (2016). Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow. BBC News. 29 November.
TNN (2016). 12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again. The Times of India. 27 November.
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.
TNN (2016). Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains. The Times of India. 23 November.
Victoria Stapley-Brown Nathalie Eggs (2016). Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests. The Art Newspaper. 21 November.
Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts. Egypt Independent. 18 November.
Henri Neuendorf (2016). Man Claims Mistress Ran Off With $15 Million in Erotic Art. ArtNet News. 14 November.
Alanna Quillen (2016). Lantana officer recounts bizarre art theft investigation. WPTV. 10 November.
Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.
Philip Mark (2016). Paphos mayor says he feel vindicated following archaeology arrests. Cyprus Mail. 10 November.
Rachael Gillett (2016). Antiquities seized. Cyprus Mail. 9 November.
Newsport (2016). Old-fashioned burglar caught red handed. Newsport. 8 November.
KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.
Udaipur Times (2016). Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed. Udaipur Times. 8 November.
Christopher D. Shea (2016). Austrian Authorities Thwart Group Trying to Sell Fake Picassos. The New York Times. 8 November.
STA (2016). Slovenian busted in Austrian investigation into art forgery. STA. 7 November.
eKathimerini (2016). Four arrested for illegal antiquities trading. eKathimerini. 2 November.
BBC News (2016). 'Activists held' at King Cyrus tomb in Iran. BBC News. 31 October.
Express News Service (2016). Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized. The New Indian Express. 28 October.
Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'( )
Gareth Harris (2016). Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 October.
S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.
TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.
The Hindu (2016). Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 October.
Christine Hauser (2016). 'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan. The New York Times. 26 October.
Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.
The Himalayan Times (2016). Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols. The Himalayan Times. 19 October.
eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.
TNN (2016). Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police. The Times of India. 19 October.
Deccan Herald (2016). Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house. Deccan Herald. 18 October.
Associated Press (2016). Emirati Police Holding 3 Foreigners Trying to Sell Artifacts. ABC United States. 18 October.
The Hindu (2016). Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram. The Hindu. 18 October.
Brett Barrouquere (2016). Texas man busted at border with Mexican artifacts. Chron. 18 October.
TNN (2016). Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held. The Times of India. 17 October.
Orissa Post (2016). Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found. Orissa Post. 16 October.
Al-Masry Al-Youm (2016). Sohag police arrest three suspected 'tomb raiders' with 15 stolen artifacts. Egypt Independent. 13 October.
AFP (2016). Greek police bust 'antiquities smuggling ring'. 7 News. 5 October.
Helen Stoilas (2016). Police in Greece arrest 26 in bust of alleged antiquities smuggling ring. The Art Newspaper. 5 October.
Jericho Knopp (2016). Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case. CBC. 28 September.
Arrests for looting of archaeological stones
Tribuna (2016). Detenidos por saquear piedras arqueológicas. Tribuna. 25 September.
Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.
Ben Guarino (2016). Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt. The Washington Post. 21 September.
TNN (2016). Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples. The Times of India. 21 September.
Nishikant Karlikar (2016). City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka. The Times of India. 16 September.
Press Trust of India (2016). 5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held. India Today. 15 September.
Chun-fu Chiu (2016). Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts. Taipei Times. 9 September.
Emily Clark (2016). Plymouth teen charged with stealing lobster statue. The Patriot News. 9 September.
Daily News (2016). Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded. Daily News. 5 September.
The Daily Star (2016). Ancient artifact smugglers arrested in south Lebanon. The Daily Star. 3 September.
KTVU (2016). SFPD searching for stolen ivory relics, arrest made. KTVU. 2 September.
David Kearns (2016). Artist Kevin Sharkey arrested over alleged art theft. Irish Independent. 31 August.
John Smith (2016). Old Master recovered and gang arrested in Marbella. EuroWeekly. 29 August.
Lazaro Aleman (2016). Looters hit county's archaeological sites. ECB Publishing. 23 August.
Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.
The Kathmandu Post (2016). Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments. The Kathmandu Post. 21 August.
Jennifer Bain (2016). Man who stole Diana Vreeland portrait says he was drunk. New York Post. 21 August.
The Sofia Globe (2016). Bulgarian police arrest man over illegal possession of ancient coins. The Sofia Globe. 19 August.
Sarah Cascone (2016). Artist Natalie White Arrested for Vandalism After Equal Rights Protest. ArtNet News. 17 August.
Matthew Weaver (2016). Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy. The Guardian. 15 August.
eKathimerini (2016). Grevena man arrested over hoard of 184 antiquities. eKathimerini. 11 August.
eKathimerini (2016). Family of three charged over possession of illegal antiquities, drugs. eKathimerini. 9 August.
Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.
'Pink Panther' jewel thief gang arrested after stealing £280MILLION in 380 armed robberies as they tried to escape wearing joke-shop wig and fake glasses( )
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.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2016). Police detain 5 Wakf members for illegally renovating Dome of Rock. The Jerusalem Post. 4 August.
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.
Malay Mail (2016). Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang. Malay Mail. 2 August.
Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.
Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.
Express News Service (2016). Dacoit gang busted, 4 held. The New Indian Express. 1 August.
Helen Stoilas (2016). Turkish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan arrested. The Art Newspaper. 29 July.
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.
Bangkok Post (2016). Temple burglary gang busted. Bangkok Post. 28 July.
The Hindu (2016). Temple priest arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 24 July.
Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru. Daijiworld. 23 July.
The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.
Shafaque Alam (2016). Three cops booked for selling stolen goods. The Times of India. 17 July.
S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.
Doğan News Agency (2016). Police seize priceless 2,000-year-old Aphrodite statue in Istanbul. Hurriyet Daily News. 12 July.
Hiru News (2016). Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots. Hiru News. 5 July.
Arutz Sheva (2016). Authorities combine to catch antiquities thieves. Arutz Sheva. 4 July.
R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.
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.
Assumed robbers of the crown of the Virgen de la Cabeza arrested
CLM24 (2016). Detienen a presuntos autores del robo de las coronas de la Virgen de la Cabeza. CLM24. 30 June.
TNN (2016). 5-star hotel employee held for temple theft. The Times of India. 29 June.
Kassandra Parisi (2016). Two arrested after art theft attempt at airport. Spotlight News. 28 June.
R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.
Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.
TNN (2016). Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues. The Times of India. 25 June.
TNN (2016). Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released. The Times of India. 24 June.
DNA (2016). Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera. DNA. 24 June.
Hannah Schwarz (2016). Assisted living center worker accused of stealing antiques, keepsakes. Journal Sentinel. 24 June.
AFP (2016). Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft. Hindustan Times. 22 June.
Murcia Today (2016). Over ten thousand stolen items con scated from Bullas antique collector. Murcia Today. 22 June.
Veronica Rocha (2016). Man arrested in theft of trailer containing $250,000 in artwork by Matisse and Chagall. Los Angeles Times. 21 June.
eKathimerini (2016). Police recover 16 ancient artifacts, man detained. eKathimerini. 21 June.
Martin Williams (2016). Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen near Billy Connolly's former home. The Herald. 20 June.
Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.
Associated Press (2016). Spanish police nab 2 in possession of 10,000 stolen artworks. The Daily Mail. 18 June.
Nqobile Tshili (2016). Lobengula spear 'thief' nabbed. Chronicle. 16 June.
Philip Chrysopoulos (2016). Greek Police Dismantle Drug Ring Including 3 Army Officers. Greek Reporter. 14 June.
Cyprus Mail (2016). Man arrested after Bronze-Age pots found. Cyprus Mail. 9 June.
Henry Samuel (2016). Scandal strikes Versailles Palace as police detain two top art dealers over 'fake' Louis XV chairs. The Telegraph. 9 June.
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.
Yeni Şafak (2016). Stolen Ottoman-era artifacts recovered in Istanbul. Yeni Şafak. 8 June.
TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.
AFP (2016). Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown. The Daily Mail. 6 June.
Ari Soffer (2016). Driver smuggled antiquities in Norwegian Ambassador's car. Israel National News. 6 June.
News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.
Robber of the Church of Perpetual Help arrested
Diario de Alto Aragón (2016). Detenido el autor del robo en la iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro. Diario de Alto Aragón. 4 June.
eKathimerini (2016). Priest nabbed for robbing churches. eKathimerini. 2 June.
Geraldine Scott (2016). Two arrested after two-month crime spree at east Norfolk churches. Evening News 24. 1 June.
Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.
Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.
Bianca Hall (2016). International graffiti artist who travelled to Melbourne to tag jailed for 6 months. The Age. 31 May.
Nadia Khomami (2016). Spanish police make arrests over stolen Francis Bacon works. The Guardian. 28 May.
Express News Service (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The New Indian Express. 22 May.
L. Churchill (2016). Seven arrested after violent £2.7m art and jewellery heist at Bulmer family's Somerset home. Bristol Post. 20 May.
News Letter (2016). 'Audacious' theft of £35,000 of jewellery from Mount Stewart. News Letter. 19 May.
Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge( )
Salisbury Journal (2016). Six middle-aged 'new-age travellers' arrested at Stonehenge over flaming torch incident Play Video Stonehenge protest New-age travellers protest at Stonehenge. Salisbury Journal. 19 May.
Carey Dunne (2016). Iran Arrests Eight Models for Posting "Un-Islamic" Photos on Instagram. Hyperallergic. 18 May.
Gabrielle Fonrouge (2016). Cops nab man accused of stealing church painting. New York Post. 18 May.
Yiannis Souliotis (2016). Cuban suspected of major art theft to be extradited. eKathimerini. 18 May.
AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.
Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case
Patrika (2016). पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 11 May.
Gang busted for aggravated theft in churches
EFE (2016). Desarticulada una banda por robo con fuerza en iglesias. La Cronica de Badajoz. 5 May.
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.
The Hindu (2016). Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri. The Hindu. 29 April.
Ian Lovett (2016). Los Angeles Art Dealer Is Arrested on Embezzlement Charges. The New York Times. 22 April.
A. Makris (2016). Minoan-Era Kouros Found in Heraklion Valued at 1.3 Million. Greek Reporter. 20 April.
The Hans India (2016). Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case. The Hans India. 20 April.
Christine Byers (2016). Prolific graffiti artist known as 'Super' arrested by St. Louis police. St. Louis Post-Dispach. 14 April.
Lakmal Sooriyagoda (2016). Museum burglary main suspect further remanded. Daily News. 12 April.
S. Vijay Kumar (2016). HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels. The Hindu. 8 April.
The Scotsman (2016). Arrests made over 2009 Edvard Munch heist from Oslo art dealer. The Scotsman. 6 April.
AFP (2016). Stolen Edvard Munch artwork recovered after seven years. The Guardian. 6 April.
Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.
Associated Press (2016). Columbus family sues after Air Force museum security holds them at gunpoint. Cleveland.com. 4 April.
Senior Bulgarian Civil Servant Caught with Diverse Collection of Archaeological Artifacts, Coins in Anti-Treasure Hunting Raid( )
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.
The Hindu (2016). Four held; stolen idols recovered. The Hindu. 30 March.
Associated Press (2016). Teen arrested in theft of model spaceship from UFO museum. Salon. 28 March.
TNN (2016). Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop. The Times of India. 27 March.
Elenore Thery (2016). Paris art handlers testify to taking '€220,000 in a plastic bag' among other revelations. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.
Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard( )
Catherine Wong (2016). Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard. South China Morning Post. 25 March.
The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.
Sandy Rashty (2016). Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah. The Jewish Chronicle. 24 March.
Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.
IANS (2016). Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC. The Times of India. 21 March.
The Hindu (2016). Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols. The Hindu. 19 March.
Chris Jennewein (2016). Suspect in Buddhist statue theft arrested in Santa Ana. My News LA. 19 March.
Jenny Starrs (2016). Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects. The Washington Post. 17 March.
Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges. The Art Newspaper. 15 March.
The Hindu (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The Hindu. 12 March.
TNN (2016). Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended. The Times of India. 10 March.
Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.
'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items( )
AFP (2016). 'The toilets were absolutely full of crucifixes': Two elderly people arrested over theft of religious items. The Journal. 6 March.
Anne Fernandez (2016). Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery. Inter Aksyon. 6 March.
Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.
TNN (2016). Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net. The Times of India. 4 March.
Reuters (2016). Hacker Guccifer who leaked Bush paintings, racy Powell emails to be extradited to US. New York Post. 4 March.
Express News Service (2016). Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft. The Indian Express. 4 March.
Press Trust of India (2016). 5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered. Business Standard. 4 March.
eKathimerini (2016). Police seize 1 mln euros' worth of antiquities from three suspects. eKathimerini. 26 February.
Elizabeth Reed (2016). Police arrest suspect in stolen dog statue case. KOB4. 25 February.
Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.
DW (2016). 'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft. DW. 20 February.
The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 February.
Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.
Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.
Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.
The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.
IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.
TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.
Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.
Three arrested for theft of gold and silver pieces from the church of Aes (Cantabria)
Europa Press (2016). Tres detenidos por robar piezas de oro y plata de la parroquia de Aes (Cantabria). El Diario. 9 February.
A vendor was selling Roman columns and vases on the internet
La Verdad (2016). Un comerciante vendía vasijas y columnas romanas por internet. La Verdad. 9 February.
Ivan Dikov (2016). 2 Treasure Hunters Arrested While Destroying Ancient Roman City Ratiaria near Bulgaria's Archar. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 8 February.
Egyptian Streets (2016). Three Arrested for 'Selling Pieces' of the Giza Pyramids for $32. Egyptian Streets. 6 February.
Two people implicated in 20 church robberies detained in Ourense.
Europa Press (2016). Detenidas en Ourense dos personas implicadas en 20 robos en iglesias. 20 Minutos. 5 February.
Brian Boucher (2016). Art Dealer Is Arrested on Charges of Selling Fake De Kooning Artworks. ArtNet News. 4 February.
The Tribune (2016). Two held with stolen heritage furniture. The Tribune. 2 February.
Grant Sloan (2016). Items Stolen From Roaring River State Park Recovered. Ozarks First. 1 February.
Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.
The Journal (2016). Man on trial for having ancient stolen books in his house. The Journal. 27 January.
Police arrest suspect in the robbery of liturgical pieces from Corpus Christi.
Sevilla Directo (2016). La Policía detiene al presunto autor del robo de piezas litúrgicas del Corpus Christi. Sevilla Directo. 27 January.
Carmen Duarte (2016). Marana police arrest man in connection to stolen cacti. Arizona Daily Star. 27 January.
Specialists implicated in the theft of sacred statues: had a connection with collectors
Hoy (2016). Cae "especialista" en robo de imágenes sacras: tendría conexión con coleccionistas. Hoy. 27 January.
Yellow Advertiser (2016). Man arrested over alleged theft of Roman coins from Chelmsford Museum. Yellow Advertiser. 27 January.
Up to 2 years in prison sought for three involved in the sale of art stolen from churches
El Norte de Castilla (2016). Piden hasta 2 años de cárcel para tres implicados en la compraventa de piezas robadas en iglesias. El Norte de Castilla. 24 January.
BBC News (2016). 'Operation Pandora' recovers thousands of artefacts. BBC News. 23 January.
Doug Keeler (2016). Man, boy arrested for theft of artifacts, cell phone. Taft Midway Driller. 22 January.
Leena Dhankhar (2016). Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples. Hindustan Times. 20 January.
Romoke W. Ahmad (2016). Vigilante foils robbery attempt at Kwara Museum. Daily Trust. 18 January.
Thieves arrested in stolen idol case
News 18 (2016). मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद. News 18. 16 January.
Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site( )
Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.
Susant Kumar Das (2016). Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha. IAmIn. 14 January.
Orissa Post (2016). Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held. Orissa Post. 13 January.
Three arrested for the theft of more than 200 pieces from churches in Burgos province.
Pablo Morquecho Martínez (2016). Tres detenidos por el robo de más de 200 piezas en iglesias de la provincia de Burgos. Tribuna Salamanca. 12 January.
The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 12 January.
Caroline Elbaor (2016). 'Hollyweed' Sign Prankster Arrested by Los Angeles Police. ArtNet News. 10 January.
Nagpur Today (2016). NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours. Nagpur Today. 5 January.
Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.
Guelda Voien (2015). Art Basel Stabber Pleads Not Guilty To First Degree Attempted Murder. Observer. 29 December.
The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.
The Malay Mail (2015). Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum. The Malay Mail. 26 December.
Elias Hazou (2015). Treasure hunters seized in Limassol. Cyprus Mail. 24 December.
Ahram Online (2015). Cairo airport authorities foil attempt to smuggle 22 antique coins. Ahram Online. 23 December.
This is How the Robbery at the Anthropology Museum 30 Years Ago Went
José Antonio Aspiros Villagómez (2015). Así fue el robo al Museo de Antropología hace 30 años. Yancuic. 19 December.
Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.
Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.
Herald Dispatch (2015). Sentencing delayed in '12 museum break-in. Herald Dispatch. 17 December.
Police arrest looters at the archaeological site of Cayaltí
RPP (2015). Policía detiene a huaqueros en zona arqueológica de Cayaltí. RPP. 16 December.
Trish Mehaffey (2015). Retired Effigy Mounds official will plead guilty to removing ancient human remains. The Gazette. 16 December.
Chris Cappella (2015). Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts. The Evening Sun. 15 December.
The Richmond Standard (2015). Police make arrest in $200,000 theft of artworks from trailer in Richmond; all artwork recovered. The Richmond Standard. 15 December.
Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested
Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 December.
Three Tunisian artists sent to prison for usage of narcotics
Edelweiss Vieira (2015). Trois artistes tunisiens condamnés à de la prison pour usage de stupéfiant. Le Monde. 11 December.
Pat Reavy (2015). Judge says BLM did not use excessive force in 2009 Blanding raid. Deseret News. 11 December.
Homa Bash (2015). Museum theft suspect arrested by John Carroll University police works at college. News Net 5. 11 December.
Salvadorian arrested for theft of saint sculpture in Guatemala
Equilibrium (2015). Salvadoreño implicado en robo de imagen en Guatemala. Equilibrium. 11 December.
IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.
Public Prosecutor filed complaints for around 40 arrested for damaging culture
Perla Polo Salés (2015). Ministerio Público archivó unas cuarenta denuncias por afectación cultural. La Republica. 9 December.
Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.
The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.
Veerendra P.M. (2015). Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested. The Hindu. 28 November.
Neos Kosmos (2015). Infamous art thief arrested in Athens. Neos Kosmos. 27 November.
Ioanna Zikakou (2015). Greek Police Arrest Cuban Man Suspected of Pulling off Major Museum Heist. Greek Reporter. 26 November.
Ilan Ben Zion (2015). Cops bust antiquities dealer with over 3,000 ancient coins. The Times of Israel. 26 November.
Grundy County Herald (2015). Arrest in Swiss Farm Museum Burglary. Grundy County Herald. 25 November.
Joseph Serna (2015). Man charged in the death of muralist shot while painting anti-violence art in Oakland. Los Angeles Times. 25 November.
ILNA (2015). Objects of historical interest seized in Tehran. Iran Front Page. 24 November.
BBC News (2015). India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation. BBC News. 23 November.
Loot archaeological sites and announce it on the internet: bad idea
Lukor (2015). Saquear yacimientos arqueológicos y anunciarlo en Internet: mala idea. Lukor. 23 November.
Namini Wijedasa (2015). On the trail of Paynter's paintings; sold and regained. The Sunday Times. 22 November.
TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.
TNN (2015). Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held. The Times of India. 20 November.
Thief enters through convent to rob church and becomes trapped
Tiempo (2015). Brinca convento, entra a robar a Iglesia y queda atrapado. Tiempo. 11 November.
The Tribune (2015). Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered. The Tribune. 11 November.
Picsture (2015). Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores. Picsture. 8 November.
The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.
Cassie Fambro (2015). Man who stole iconic Mobile oyster shell said he was 'bored'. AL.com. 2 November.
Doğan News Agency (2015). Gilded Bible seized in Tokat. Hurriyet Daily News. 27 October.
"Daesh" cell arrested for plan to target the pyrmaids
Ahmed Chalabi (2015). ضبط خلية تنتمي لـ«داعش» استهدفت الأهرامات و«الإنتاج الإعلامي». Almasryalyoum. 26 October.
Matthew Dutton (2015). Monmouth's Earp Birthplace Museum in limbo. The Register-Mail. 26 October.
Ahmedabad Mirror (2015). CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol. Ahmedabad Mirror. 26 October.
DHNS (2015). Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot. Deccan Herald. 25 October.
Bess Browning (2015). HMS Hermes thefts: Teynham man arrested. Kent Online. 23 October.
Associated Press (2015). Drunk California man accused of spraying graffiti on prehistoric carvings. The Guardian. 23 October.
Jonathan Shugarts (2015). Police charge man with cemetery gates theft. Citizen's News. 22 October.
Tim Walker (2015). Squatter 'makes $300,000 by selling off art collection' from San Francisco mansion. The Independent. 21 October.
Associated Press (2015). Cuban artist El Sexto released from jail for planned art piece criticizing Castros. The Guardian. 20 October.
La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín( )
The story of the thief that urgently needed an alarm clock: robbed a church and fell with the loot
Noticia al Dia (2015). La historia del ladrón que necesitaba !urgente! un reloj despertador: Robó en una iglesia y se quedó dormido junto al botín. Noticia al Dia. 20 October.
KTVU (2015). Squatter busted by SFPD in art theft at vacant Presidio Heights home. KTVU. 19 October.
Novinite (2015). Bulgarian Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Group. Novinite. 15 October.
Youn-Ho Kim (2015). Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted. Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 October.
Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.
Adam Lynn (2015). Man charged with breaking $120,000 Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum. The News Tribune. 29 September.
Adu Gyamfi Ameyaw (2015). Court Remands Scrap Dealer For Stealing Ancient Church Bell. Peace FM. 29 September.
Bangalore Mirror (2015). Cop dilemma over antique or fake. Bangalore Mirror. 29 September.
In Cyprus (2015). Man arrested with antiquities. In Cyprus. 26 September.
Lot-et-Garonne : 700 objects found in the home of church robbers
Sud Ouest (2015). Lot-et-Garonne: 700 objets découverts chez les pilleurs d'églises. Sud Ouest. 26 September.
Saudi Gazette (2015). Three arrested for stealing artifacts. Saudi Gazette. 16 September.
Theft of Church's Virgin
Gerardo González (2015). Roba Virgen de Iglesia. Plaza de Armas. 14 September.
Express News Service (2015). Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft. The New Indian Express. 13 September.
Yori Yalon (2015). Antiquities robbers destroy 1,400-year-old church mosaic. Israel Hayom. 8 September.
Murcia Today (2015). Metal Detector Charged With Selling Artifacts From Murcia Via Internet. Murcia Today. 8 September.
Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.
Second person arrested for robberies of 22 churches and chapels
Alberto Abascal (2015). Detienen a una segunda persona por el robo en las 22 iglesias y ermitas. Diario Palentino. 31 August.
El Carpio man arrested for theft from Malpica church
La Tribuna de Toledo (2015). Detenido un vecino de El Carpio por el robo en la iglesia de Malpica. La Tribuna de Toledo. 29 August.
Press Trust of India (2015). Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers. Business Standard. 28 August.
Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.
Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 August.
Elizabeth Larson (2015). Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem. Lake County News. 26 August.
TNN (2015). After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case. The Times of India. 26 August.
Express News Service (2015). Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket. The New Indian Express. 26 August.
Berenice Quirino (2015). Native American artifacts found in van. Lake County Record-Bee. 25 August.
Man alleged to have committed the robberies of 22 churches in León, Zamora, Palencia and Valladolid arrested
iLeon (2015). Detenido el presunto autor del robo en 22 iglesias de León, Zamora, Palencia y Valladolid. iLeon. 25 August.
The Local (2015). French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia. The Local. 24 August.
Associated Press (2015). Dutch police arrest man suspected of trying to sell fake Van Gogh painting. The Guardian. 21 August.
Harrison Tippet (2015). Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal. The Advertiser. 18 August.
Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed. Daijiworld. 18 August.
R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques. The New Indian Express. 15 August.
A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.
G.C. Shekhar (2015). Filmmaker in idol theft net. The Telegraph. 14 August.
CTV (2015). Sculpture stolen from Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery found. CTV. 13 August.
Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.
The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.
A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 August.
Kaumudi Online (2015). Accused in idol theft case held in capital city. Kaumudi Online. 12 August.
May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.
The Local (2015). Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone. The Local. 11 August.
An ecclesiastical booty
Ignacio Cabanes (2015). Un botín eclesiástico. Levante. 9 August.
Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.
Mid-day (2015). Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore. Mid-day. 8 August.
Valaree Dunn (2015). Quincy police make arrest in burglary at History Museum. WGEM. 6 August.
Express News Service (2015). Man Held for Multiple Theft. The New Indian Express. 5 August.
Virgin of Copacabana Robbery Case Closed
Roberto Charca H. (2015). Cierran el caso de robo a Virgen de Copacabana. La Prensa. 4 August.
Hayah Goldlist-Eichler (2015). Antiquities theft thwarted near Beit Shemesh in late night helicopter chase. The Jerusalem Post. 30 July.
Joe Warner (2015). Police arrest suspect in alleged chain-saw theft from renowned South Jersey artist. NJ.com. 26 July.
Daniel Ortiz (2015). Dr. Morris Confirms That Myles Damaged Uxbenka. 7 News Belize. 24 July.
Fox (2015). Man, woman accused of stealing ancient ivory penis carvings from NC business. Fox. 23 July.
Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.
PGR rescues Maya artefacts
La Verdad (2015). PGR rescata piezas mayas. La Verdad. 21 July.
Nicola Davison (2015). Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself. The Telegraph. 21 July.
Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.
IANS (2015). 'Chinese student held in Iraq not IS linked'. Business Standard. 20 July.
The Times of Israel (2015). Police arrest Jewish suspects in arson at 'loaves and fishes' church. The Times of Israel. 12 July.
Anurag Bende (2015). I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal. Pune Mirror. 11 July.
Chen Wen-chan (2015). Charges laid over art theft. Taipei Times. 10 July.
Two men from Arnedo arrested for robberies of churches and homes
La Rioja (2015). Detenidos dos vecinos de Arnedo por robos en iglesias y viviendas. La Rioja. 10 July.
Express News Service (2015). Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar. The Indian Express. 10 July.
Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.
KATU (2015). $70K statue torn from downtown Portland pedestal. KATU. 9 July.
Times Gazette (2015). Serpent Mound suspect arrested. Times Gazette. 8 July.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Father enlists 4 kids to unearth 'treasure' from Second Temple period protected by 'demon'. The Jerusalem Post. 8 July.
Chetan R (2015). Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online. Bangalore Mirror. 7 July.
Two, including a student, arrested for stealing a statue in a temple near Devakottai
Maalaimalar (2015). தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது. Maalaimalar. 6 July.
Chuck Chiang (2015). Chinese visitor face charges in ancient art scam. Vancouver Sun. 29 June.
R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back. The Indian Express. 27 June.
A gang that robbed antiquities in chapels of the southwest arrested
Asturias 24 (2015). Detenida una banda que robaba antigüedades en capillas del suroccidente. Asturias 24. 26 June.
Henri Neuendorf (2015). Shepard Fairey Hit with Felony Charges, Arrest Warrant Issued by Detroit Police. ArtNet News. 25 June.
Church thief arrested in the city of Durango
UnoTV (2015). Capturan a ladrón de iglesias en la ciudad de Durango. UnoTV. 24 June.
Associated Press (2015). Greek former archaeologist held for allegedly pilfering digs. The San Diego Union-Tribune. 18 June.
Press Trust of India (2015). Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar. Z News. 17 June.
The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.
Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés( )
Three arrested for stealing a bell from the church of Santiago that had been donated by a parishioner only days before
Diario Sur (2015). Tres detenidos por el robo de una campana de la iglesia de Santiago donada días antes por un feligrés. Diario Sur. 10 June.
Perpetrator of a robbery of silver object from a parsonage in La Ribera arrested
Burgos Conecta (2015). Detenido el autor de un robo de piezas de plata en una parroquia de La Ribera. Burgos Conecta. 9 June.
Express News Service (2015). Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar. The Indian Express. 8 June.
Elizabeth Wiley (2015). Ex-Chihuly employee charged with stealing $3 million in art. King5. 2 June.
Jason Felch (2015). Federal agents comb records for disgraced dealer Subhash Kapoor's sales and gifts. The Art Newspaper. 2 June.
Nevine El-Aref (2015). Two curators arrested in Egypt for forging antiquities. Ahram Online. 2 June.
Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.
Steephan Kayyar (2015). Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft. Daijiworld. 1 June.
Global Times (2015). Raiding the tomb raiders. Global Times. 31 May.
BBC News (2015). Argentine police arrest 'meteorite thieves'. BBC News. 31 May.
Thanh Nien News (2015). Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum. Thanh Nien News. 30 May.
Ivan Dikov (2015). Bulgarian Police Seize Rare 5th Century BC Ancient Thracian Krater from Treasure Hunter. Archaeology in Bulgaria. 29 May.
A. Makris (2015). Four Arrested in Crete for Attempting to Illegally Sell Priceless Minoan-Era Statuette. Greek Reporter. 29 May.
Press Trust of India (2015). Police recover 300 years old idol. Business Standard. 29 May.
BBC News (2015). China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts. BBC News. 27 May.
CCTV (2015). 175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid. CCTV. 27 May.
Michelle Hunter (2015). Metairie man tried to steal $25K Blue Dog painting from hospital, police say. The Times-Picayune. 27 May.
Nevine El-Aref (2015). Suspects arrested in case of stolen Memphis statue. Ahram Online. 26 May.
Twenty arrested from a gang that planned to rob the statues of the church of Santiago
Diario de Almería (2015). Veinte detenidos de una banda que intentó robar las imágenes de la iglesia de Santiago. Diario de Almería. 22 May.
Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.
The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.
Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.
BGN News (2015). Hundreds of stolen Roman-era artifacts recovered in police raid in Turkey. BGN News. 17 May.
TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.
Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded
Naidunia (2015). महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार. Naidunia. 14 May.
The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.
Spaniard hides sacred art stolen from Swedish churches in Tenerife
El País (2015). Un español ocultaba en Tenerife arte sacro robado en iglesias suecas. El País. 11 May.
Tazpit News Agency (2015). Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe' 'Tomb Raiders' at Ancient Roman Catacomb. The Jewish Press. 10 May.
Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. The New Indian Express. 9 May.
Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.
Graham Bowley (2015). Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 2 April.
Paul McEnroe (2015). St. Cloud State professor arrested, accused of smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horn. Star Tribune. 31 March.
Richelle Simon (2015). Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Man arrested for attempting to loot antiquities from northern underground cave. The Jerusalem Post. 26 March.
The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.
The Sofia Globe (2015). Foreigner among suspects arrested by Bulgaria over trafficking archaeological artefacts. The Sofia Globe. 24 March.
Ahram Online (2015). Head of Egypt museums arrested for taking bribe. Ahram Online. 24 March.
Suspect arrested in Guatemala with 12 prehispanic archaeological pieces
La Vanguardia (2015). Arrestan a sospechoso en Guatemala con 12 piezas arqueológicas prehispánicas. La Vanguardia. 20 March.
Subject caught for theft in Cabo San Lucas church
UnoTV (2015). Cae sujeto por robo en iglesia de Cabo San Lucas. UnoTV. 17 March.
Attempted theft of the marriage certificate of the son of Martí to remove it from Cuba thwarted
Daniel Benítez (2015). Frustran intento de robo de acta matrimonial del hijo de Martí para sacarla de Cuba. Cafe Fuerte. 6 February.
Dan Lewis (2015). The juice bottle that brought down an art thief. BoingBoing. 6 February.
Rajendra Nath (2015). 7 held with ancient Buddha statue. eKantipur. 6 February.
BGN News (2015). Authorities seize ancient Hebrew book written on deer skin. BGN News. 3 February.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2015). Tomb raiders arrested in Ashkelon National Park for looting, damaging ancient site. The Jerusalem Post. 1 February.
eKathimerini (2015). Archaeologists assessing finds made in police bust in northern Greece. eKathimerini. 8 January.
TNN (2015). Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols. The Times of India. 7 January.
Hillel Fendel (2014). Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed in Judean Desert Caves. Arutz Sheva. 7 December.
YK (2014). Antiquities seized in Rusaifa. Petra. 2 December.
The Japan Times (2014). Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue. The Japan Times. 25 November.
Police arrest a man for robbing religious items
Héctor Contreras (2014). Policía captura a hombre por robo de imágenes religiosas. Prensa Libre. 24 November.
Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian airport officials seize smuggled Ottoman-era coins. Ahram Online. 10 October.
M. Srinivas (2014). Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district. The Hindu. 8 October.
Constantinos Psillides (2014). Police believe stolen Degas has not left Cyprus. Cyprus Mail. 6 October.
Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.
The Sunday Times (2014). Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests. The Sunday Times. 10 August.
Nevine El-Aref (2014). Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport. Ahram Online. 6 August.
Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (2014). Officials deny prison escape in Socotra. Yemen Times. 6 August.
Mazarrón Council calls for measures to protect Phoenician ship; Spanish
Murcia Economía (2014). El Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón reclama medidas para la protección del barco fenicio. Murcia Economía. 5 August.
Mary Annette Pember (2014). Huge Black Market in Native Relics Slowed by FBI Seizures. Indian Country Today. 7 July.
Jamal Shahid (2014). China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins. Dawn. 2 June.
Nevine El-Aref (2014). Egyptian police confiscate three mummies from smuggling gang. Arahm Online. 12 April.
The Local (2014). Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'. The Local. 7 April.
Daniel K. Eisenbud (2014). Police confiscate ancient coffins from tomb raiders in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post. 31 March.
The History Blog (2014). 1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters. The History Blog. 14 March.
FNA (2014). Authorities Confiscate Stolen Archaeological Artifacts in Palmyra. Fars News Agencys. 10 March.
Nolan Verheij-Full (2014). Book proves Tweed man's $50m Cezanne painting is real. My Daily News. 10 March.
BBC Mundo (2013). Bolivia: detienen a sacerdote por robo de joyas a la Virgen de Copacabana. BBC Mundo. 26 July.
Igor I. Solar (2010). Woman arrested while attempting to mail a mummy by parcel post. Digital Journal. 27 October.
Tom Phillips (2008). Stolen Picasso recovered undamaged in Brazil. The Guardian. 10 January.
The Hindu (2004). Stolen Jaina image recovered. The Hindu. 13 October.
Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.
Ozgen Acar (2001). Will "Blind Edip" Sing?. Archaeology. 1 January.
Associated Press (1994). Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue. Associated Press. 20 December.