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Police were inspecting the shop for suspected stolen goods when they spotted the bicycle's "exceptional technical characteristics". It belonged to a rider competing in the Vuelta a Espana race around Spain.
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Two Roman Catholic priests have been accused of stealing $800,000 from the collection plate of their church in the US state of Florida.


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Scrap metal was once a lucrative trade for Eastern European Gypsies but this has been devastated by the global economic crisis.


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A popular bicycle rental scheme in Paris that has transformed travel in the city has run into problems just 18 months after its successful launch. Over half the original fleet of 15,000 specially made bicycles have disappeared, presumed stolen. They have been used 42 million times since their introduction but vandalism and theft are taking their toll.


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Space trading game Eve Online has suffered a virtual version of the credit crunch.


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Hundreds of people were left without their landline phone service for nearly 48 hours after thieves stole 1km (0.6 mile) of copper cabling.


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Drug traffickers employing high-tech drills, miles of rubber hose and a fleet of stolen tanker trucks have siphoned more than $1 billion worth of oil from Mexico's pipelines over the past two years, in a vast and audacious conspiracy that is bleeding the national treasury, according to U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials and the state-run oil company.


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Those who fell for the ploy were directed to a fake emissions registry website with the authority's logo. The scam allowed the cyber-criminals to capture security codes and passwords needed to gain access to company accounts, enabling them to steal carbon permits and resell them through trading accounts registered in Denmark and Britain. The head of the German Emissions Trading Authority, Hans-Juergen Nantke, said the crime was a...


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About 24,000 clients of HSBC's private banking operation in Switzerland had personal details stolen by a former employee, the company has admitted.


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Computer hacker Albert Gonzalez has been jailed for 20 years in the US for his part in stealing the details of more than 130m credit and debit cards.


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Global culture officials are meeting to discuss how to recover ancient treasures which they say have been stolen and displayed overseas.


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The theft of a Vincent Van Gogh painting worth about $50m from a Cairo museum on Saturday has been blamed on poor security.


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Why did you steal 40,000 hotel coat hangers, knowing that hotel coat hangers are designed to be useless outside hotel wardrobes?


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A New York nun has denied charges that she embezzled $850,000 over 10 years from the college where she worked.


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US State Department spokesperson PJ Crowley has called for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to return the leaked US embassy cables, claiming they are "stolen property".


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