£80,000 jewellery theft at Ardingly

22 September 2008

MORE than £80,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from the Ardingly Showground on Wednesday, September 3.

FBI tracing owners of huge art hoard

18 August 2008

The FBI are attempting to track down the rightful owners of 137 works of art, discovered in a New York apartment, which are thought to have been stolen in the 1960s and 70s.


Johnson family jailed but stolen antiques still remain at large

11 August 2008

Stolen art and antiques valued at tens of millions of pounds remain at large despite the incarceration of five members of the notorious Johnson family who bragged in a 2005 BBC documentary that they would gladly steal from “the lords, the sirs and the ladies”.


Thieves steal a collection built up over a lifetime

04 August 2008

A YORKSHIRE dealer lost a lifetime's collection in one night when thieves stole the bulk of his Clarice Cliff stock built up over the last 25 years. Art Deco dealer Muir Hewitt lost around 55 pieces of Clarice Cliff when the thieves targeted his shop in the Redbrick Mill in Batley in the early hours of July 26.

French online stolen database

14 July 2008

A FRENCH company has launched a new online stolen art database which allows victims of theft to offer rewards directly.

Jewellery theft similar to those at Hatton Garden

07 July 2008

A DEALER had £50,000 of jewellery stolen when his car was broken into after he returned from a fair in Birmingham. Thieves used the same modus operandi employed in previous thefts at Coinex and in Hatton Garden.


Thief takes sculptor’s show entry

07 April 2008

THIS lifesize bust of the actor Charles Dance has been stolen from a car only days before it was due to be entered for exhibition.


Police issue image of clock thief

07 April 2008

Police are looking for a thief resembling this man who stole a valuable clock from an antiques shop in Kent on Sunday March 9.


Midnight raid on Kent centre

07 April 2008

Burglars made off with a large cache of Doulton figures and silver in a sophisticated raid on Bagham Barn Antiques of Chilham, Kent last month.


Thieves attend view then pounce hours before sale

17 March 2008

Thieves deactivated an alarm before breaking through a roof and two doors to steal 92 items from the view of Hansons Auctions’ Old School Mackworth Saturday auction on March 27.

Fire pump stolen in Essex

10 March 2008

A pre-War fire pump and trailer were among items stolen from a collector at Great Totham, near Maldon, Essex sometime between Monday, January 28 and Friday, February 8.


Thieves use ‘fishing rods’ to steal from auctioneers

10 March 2008

Six works hooked off wall and reeled in through barred window

Police seek £150,000 coin fair raiders

09 January 2008

POLICE are on the lookout for a gang of thieves who stole a chest of antique coins worth over £150,000 from London auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb. They are believed to be the same people who targeted dealers in Hatton Garden late last year.

VCs stolen in museum raid

21 December 2007

THIEVES have stolen a collection of war medals Ð including five Victoria Crosses Ð awarded to 12 of New ZealandÕs most highly decorated servicemen. The burglary took place shortly after 1am on December 2 at the Army Museum in Waiouru.

Thieves take Mouseman stools from pub

03 December 2007

Ten Mouseman stools were stolen from The Forresters Arms Hotel in Kilburn, North Yorkshire in the early hours of Monday, November 26.

Four bailed over violent robbery of Lowrys

12 November 2007

FOUR men have been bailed until Ferbruary 25 next year following the police investigation into the theft of five L.S. Lowry paintings.

Yarnwinder recovery, two lawyers charged

15 October 2007

FOUR men, including two lawyers, arrested in a police raid in Glasgow to recover the Leonardo da Vinci stolen from Drumlanrig Castle, have now been charged in a Scottish court.

Boulton clock stolen from top London gallery

28 August 2007

A substantial reward is being offered for the return of a George III ormolu and white marble table clock by Matthew Boulton stolen from Knightsbridge dealership Hotspur on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 22.

Stolen: medieval rings and De Morgan ceramics

20 August 2007

Pictured here is a 16th century gold ring that was stolen from Somerset County Museum in Taunton on either August 6 or 7.


Appeal for witnesses after £250,000 gems theft at fair

18 June 2007

Partridge Fine Art lost £250,000 worth of jewellery to thieves at the Summer Olympia Fair. The thieves struck at the dealers’ stand on Sunday afternoon, when four items were taken. The police were informed immediately and Partridge spokesman Oscar Humphries told ATG that they were hopeful of recovering the gems.