Theft

Time For DIY CSI... 9 Crimes That Police Could Ask You To Investigate Yourself

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

Police have been asking crime victims to investigate offences themselves, a new report from the police watchdog has revealed. Some police forces ha...

This Should Be Headline News

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Laurenne Chapman

Image courtesy of Picasso I just checked the news headlines for the day and sunk into the usual glum despondence. Powerless faced with all the hor...

Woman Caught On Film Stealing Cuddly Toy From Toddler's Grave

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Police in the US state of Ohio have released video of a woman stealing a cuddly toy from the grave of a 14-month-old toddler. The clip, which police i...

Rise of the Commuter Snoopers

Christian Toon | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Imagine the situation: you're on the train to a meeting, going over some papers and you need to leave the carriage to go grab a coffee from the buffet car. What do you do with your briefcase? You'll only be gone two minutes and your laptop is safely stowed in the office, so what's the harm in leaving it on your seat?

Top 20 Burglary Hotspots In UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with part of Manchester the worst in the country and 12 London postcodes in the list. Ac...

Crime Figures Reach 32-Year Low

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Crime against households and adults in England and Wales fell 10% in the year to September, official figures have revealed, the lowest level since the...

This Pair Of Thieves Could Be In A Sticky Situation..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

Norwich is a-buzz, with thieves having stolen a beehive containing thousands of sleeping bees. The hive was stolen from a community garden in Marlp...

Loose Onions and Carrots: Or, How to Steal from Sainsbury's

Michael Allen | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

My finger hovers over the image of 'loose onions'. Could I get away with it? Avocados are pretty expensive. My heartbeat rises and I peer out of the corner of my eye at the security guard by the door. ..

PICTURES: The World's Greatest Jewel Heists

Tom Bywater | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Jewels worth up to £100 million were brazenly stolen by an armed masked man on Sunday from an exclusive hotel in Cannes on the French Riviera, a favo...

Value Of Jewels Snatched In Cannes Soars To £89 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

The value of jewellery and diamonds stolen from the world-famous Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes on Sunday has rocketed to a staggering £89 ...

Jewellery Worth 40 Million Euros Snatched From Hotel In Cannes

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

In one of Europe's biggest heists of recent years, more than 40 million Euros (£35 million) in precious jewellery and diamonds has been stolen at gun...

Tom Moseley

Police Force Refuses To Name Ex-Cop Charged With £113,000 Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Moseley | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A police force has refused to name an ex-officer charged with stealing £113,000 from its headquarters. Warwickshire Police claimed a "change in po...

Is the UK Government Trying to Kill Off Photographers

Edmond Terakopian | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Edmond Terakopian

Regardless of if you're a proud parent taking pictures of your children or a professional photographer photographing news, weddings, portraits, landscapes and so on, all photographs uploaded to the internet will soon be in danger of getting stolen and used without your permission.

Fleeing the Freeze? Don't Leave Your Mobile Security Out in the Cold

Gary Hibberd | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Tech
Gary Hibberd

Most phones are connected to many different websites all of which contain our personal details and many are also connected to (or contain) personal and work email accounts and documents. Cyber security is not just a plot in a James Bond movie, it's a real threat.

Phone Theft: An Unlikely Liberator?

Nick Reilly | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Reilly

Three weeks ago, I was the victim of a crime. Thankfully there was no violence or any physical attacks upon my person, nor was there anything that was generally symptomatic of the broken Britain that doom-mongering tabloids peddle on a daily basis.

Snap! The Photo That Landed Burglar Behind Bars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

This is the photograph that helped put a burglar behind bars as he posed for a snap just moments after stealing a car. Ashley Jordan kept the image...

Can You Believe This? Thief Steals iPhone From Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

These astonishing pictures show the moment a thief stole an iPhone from the hands of a toddler in a shop in Lancashire. 20-month-old Luella Reid wa...

Duke Of York's Ex-Girlfriend To Appear In Court Over £31,000 Theft

PA | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK

Koo Stark, the former girlfriend of the Duke of York, is to appear in court in connection with an alleged theft, police said. The 56-year-old actre...

Woman Who Stole Ferry Shouting 'I'm Jack Sparrow!' Jailed

SWNS | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A woman who caused thousands of pounds of damage after stealing a passenger ferry and crashing into boats whilst high on drink and drugs and shouting ...

Should He Have Seen It Coming? Thief Who Stole From Derren Brown Convicted

PA | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

A man has been convicted of cashing over £30,000 worth of cheques stolen from illusionist Derren Brown. Bernard Ayanbanjo, 48, was given the chequ...

Olympic Cycling Champion Has Bike Stolen In Raid

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

A British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist has had his bike stolen in a robbery at his home. Philip Hindes, who earned gold London 2012 in the Te...

Asil Nadir Handed 10 Year Jail Sentence For Polly Peck Fraud

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Former fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir, 71, was jailed for 10 years at the Old Bailey on Thursday for stealing millions from his Polly Peck business empire...

Since When Was Stealing Software Acceptable?

Sarah Coombes | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

The civil damages regime in the UK needs an overhaul to stop software theft harming the economy, innovation and future job creation.

U2 Star's Former Aid Guilty Of £2.2 Million Theft

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

U2 star Adam Clayton's former personal assistant has been found guilty of embezzling 2.8 million euro (£2.2 million) from him to fund a lavish lifest...

Jail For Bride Who Stole £200k From Bosses To Pay For Lavish Wedding

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

Kirsty Lane and her husband Graham on their wedding day A bride who stole up to £200,000 from her bosses to help pay for her lavish wedding was...