Theft Headlines

  • A middle school teacher turned himself in after police say he used his toddler to steal prizes from inside a mall game machine

    Salem Police Department Andrew Helinski, a 34-year-old middle school teacher in Andover, Massachusetts, was charged with theft and endangering the welfare of a child. It comes after he was filmed using his toddler-aged daughter to steal prizes from a game machine in a New Hampshire mall, according to police. Helinski has been put on leave from Doherty Middle School, the school said in a statement. A Massachusetts teacher was charged and put on leave from school after police say he was filmed...

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  • Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

    Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the central state of Puebla. A total of six civilians and four soldiers were killed in the confrontation that erupted in...

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  • Mexico’s rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings

    Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says soldiers executed two men and planted rifles on their bodies during a 2017 shootout between authorities and fuel thieves in the central state of Puebla

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  • Elderly woman has husband's ashes stolen in UK burglary

    British police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected of stealing the ashes of an elderly woman's husband along with cash, bank cards and jewelry. Police released images of the suspects Sunday. Detective Robert Costigan called it a "particularly harrowing crime" that has...

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  • Elderly woman has husband’s ashes stolen in UK burglary

    British police are asking the public to help identify two men suspected of stealing the ashes of an elderly woman’s husband along with cash, bank cards and jewelry

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  • Stolen cash: Scottish isle reports first crime in 20 years

    The peace and tranquility on the island of Gigha off the western coast of Scotland has been shattered by a burglary said by locals to be the first serious crime in about 20 years

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  • Sweden arrests person over royal jewels heist

    Swedish prosecutors say a person has been arrested over the theft of priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display. Sweden's Prosecution Authority said Thursday the suspect was arrested a day earlier but that none...

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  • Sweden arrests person over royal jewels heist

    Swedish prosecutors say a person has been arrested suspected for stealing priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia, including a jeweled crown, from a cathedral where they were on display, before speeding off by motorboat

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  • Ex-convict pleads guilty in Chinese student's shooting death

    An ex-convict pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the plea agreement that allowed him to avoid the death penalty. He...

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  • Echoes of Watergate in Trump tumult

    The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by tormentors — Bob Woodward is driving him crazy — so he tends his version of an enemies list, wondering aloud if he should rid himself of his...

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  • Council worker admits defrauding London fire survivor fund

    A former finance manager for the local authority that owns London’s fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower has admitted stealing 60,000 pounds ($78,000) from a fund for survivors of the blaze that killed 72 people.

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  • Fall Preview: Robert Redford rides into the sunset

    In "The Old Man and the Gun," the elderly bank robber Forrest Tucker, played by Robert Redford, walks up to a bank teller, smiles, says a few words in a kindly manner, and collects a heap of money. Later when the teller is interviewed by the police, she'll sound a little bewildered describing...

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