Friday, July 12, 2024

Dresden vault robbery: ‘Priceless diamonds stolen’

Burglars have stolen three diamond jewellery sets from one of Europe's largest treasure collections - the Dresden Green Vault in eastern Germany. The sets consist of 37 parts each, and the thieves may try to break them up. Dresden police and museum officials say they are still trying to establish exactly how much was stolen in the break-in early on Monday. (BBC)

Police seek help in $500,000 art heist

CALGARY - Approximately $500,000 worth of art was stolen from a Calgary gallery in May and now police are reaching out to the public for help in the investigation. (CBC News)

Ottawa Senators defence man foils Vancouver theft in progress

An NHL defenceman is earning accolades after intervening in a theft in progress in Vancouver’s Gastown. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, when Ottawa Senators alternate captain Mark Borowiecki saw someone break into a parked vehicle and take a backpack near Granville and West Cordova Streets, according to police. (Global News)

Stolen hearse with body inside leads police on wild chase

PASADENA - A police chase involving a stolen hearse ended in a crash — and the recovery of the body it was carrying. The hearse, a black Lincoln Navigator SUV, was stolen from a church in Pasadena, California late on February 26 while the body of an adult woman in its casket was still inside. (Driving.ca)

Man crashes stolen float plane in Vancouver harbour

Officers responded to reports around 3:30 a.m. that a man stole a Harbour Air float plane from Coal Harbour in the 1100-block of West Cordova Street and then crashed it into another plane in the harbour. (Vancouver Sun)
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Burnaby RCMP video shows crowbar-wielding thugs carrying out crime spree

The Burnaby RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify up to five suspects who allegedly have committed multiple mail thefts at Burnaby area apartment buildings over the past few weeks. (Burnaby Now)

Two Vancouver men charged in brazen thefts from boats and waterfront cabins

VANCOUVER - For months, residents of the West Hotel in Vancouver’s crime-plagued Downtown Eastside knew something was suspicious. Bags full of items were taken into the rundown hotel every day and stored in a second-floor suite. (The Province)

Aquaduct racetrack robbery an inside job says employee

An employee at Aqueduct says a weekend heist was an inside job, telling The Post that the robbers knew exactly where to be to pull off their $250k racetrack robbery. (New York Post)

Teen killed after jumping out of stolen vehicle pursued by NYPD

New York - A joyride in an allegedly stolen SUV turned into a car-crash tragedy for two teen boys in Morningside Heights on Saturday night, with one dying and the other suffering injuries as they tried to elude police. (New York Post)

Five vintage guitars stolen from BC rock band recovered by police

VANCOUVER - Five out of seven ‘irreplaceable’ guitars stolen from B.C. rock band 54-40 have been located by New Westminster police. (Vancouver Sun)
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