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Illinois man arrested in New Jersey with $200K worth of stolen Wisconsin cheese

An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey. New Jersey authorities say Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika, 34, from south suburban Plainfield was arrested Tuesday afternoon. New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese.


Robbers pull off huge diamond heist at Brussels airport

Diamond Heist

Robbers dressed as police and armed with machine guns have stolen 120 parcels of diamonds worth millions of dollars from the runway of Brussels Airport in one of the biggest heists the industry has seen.


3 arrested in massive maple syrup heist.

Maple Sryup

Fire up the griddle! Much of a huge cache of maple syrup snatched from a Quebec storage facility has been recovered, police say. Three people have been arrested and five others are being sought in connection with the theft from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Quebec Provincial Police said in a statement Tuesday. The theft occurred between August 2011 and July 2012, police said.


Thieves steal $1.5 million worth of iPad Minis from a cargo building at JFK airport

Shortly before midnight on Monday two criminals accessed a cargo building in John F. Kennedy airport and managed to steal $1.5 million worth of iPad minis. According to The New York Post, the pair used the airport’s own forklift to load two pallets containing the Apple (AAPL) tablets into their vehicle.


Suspects indicted over alleged $1 million casino thefts

A total of 14 suspects have been indicted on accusations they stole about a million dollars from casinos in California and Nevada.


Why do art thieves steal paintings they can’t sell?

On Tuesday, the art world reeled after the theft of seven valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam. Before dawn, thieves broke into the museum and, in five minutes, made off with famous works by the likes of Picasso, Monet and Matisse.


Snakes in an SUV: Thief steals vehicle full of reptiles

Snakes in a Plane

An SUV stolen from outside a Colo. Walmart contained a 3-legged tortoise, a 13-foot Burmese python, a rattlesnake, five non-poisonous snakes, three scorpions, five lizards and a tarantula.


Picasso, Monets stolen in Dutch heist

Stolen Art

Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions....


Pope's butler says he's innocent of stealing, but guilty of betrayal

Paolo Gabriele took the stand Tuesday in a Vatican courtroom to defend himself against accusations of his role in one of the most damaging scandals of Benedict's pontificate. Prosecutors say Gabriele stole the pope's letters and documents alleging power struggles and corruption inside the Vatican and leaked them to a journalist in an unprecedented papal security breach.


Looking for item to steal, man finds body in trunk

A passing motorist found a body in the trunk of a car parked in a ditch in northeast Houston, Texas, The Houston Chronicle reported.


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