14 arrests, but still no sign of huge haul

16 October 2006

Stolen art and antiques valued at tens of millions remain at large despite the arrests of 14 people in connection with a string of burglaries at English stately homes. Police have asked the antiques trade to remain vigilant.

Judge tells police to make extra efforts

11 September 2006

POLICE have confirmed they are committed to tracing over 40 rare books stolen from Manchester’s Central Library after a senior judge demanded that greater efforts be made to recover them.


Huge gems haul at fair

04 September 2006

THIEVES have raided a fair in Belgium and stolen antique jewellery from one of Europe's leading dealers in period jewellery.

£30,000 book theft as robbers go through wall

15 August 2006

Thieves broke into Goldsworth Books & Prints some time between 5pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday July 29-30, stealing books, maps and prints to the value of over £30,000.

Dealer admits rare map crime spree

04 July 2006

THE notorious map thief Edward Forbes Smiley III has appeared in court in the US where he admitted to stealing 97 antique maps worth more than $3m.


Thief uses key to steal rare peasant artefacts

13 March 2006

A THIEF who used a key to get into a display cabinet and avoided being filmed on CCTV has made off with two unusual artefacts from a museum in Surrey.

Ramsbury theft – police release more images

27 February 2006

More details have emerged of art and antiques stolen during the multi-million pound raid on Ramsbury Manor, home of property developer Harry Hyams, on the evening of February 1.

Details emerge of £30m theft

07 February 2006

Pictures released of some of the stolen items

Auctioneer and colleagues walk free as crime spree case collapses

26 November 2005

THE case against an auctioneer accused of trading in stolen goods as part of a £30m antiques crime ring has collapsed.


Thames Valley thieves caught on camera

08 November 2005

ATG have received these new pictures of two men thought to be targeting antique shops and centres in the Thames Valley area.

Stuffed animals on the loose

08 November 2005

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of four stuffed heads of wild animals that were stolen from a Leicestershire house.

Help sought in Hants thefts

02 November 2005

Police in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, are investigating a series of thefts from antiques shops and galleries in the area over the last month, which officers believe are linked.


Thieves target antiques centres

05 October 2005

POLICE are warning antiques dealers to look out for the two men, pictured left, who they believe are professional thieves targeting antiques centres and shops.


Thief returns to Colchester viewing

23 August 2005

Auctioneers in Essex are being asked to exercise extra vigilence after Colchester auctioneers Reeman Dansie had an unwelcome visitor return to their salerooms on August 9.

£10,000 haul of antiques

07 July 2005

THIEVES escaped with £10,000 worth of furniture and antiques in a raid on a dealer in Staffordshire.

Gang steals half the lots on night before sale

29 June 2005

Horners Auctioneers in Acle, near Norwich lost half the lots for their auction when thieves broke in the night before the sale.

Four deny charges linked to £30m crime spree

21 June 2005

FOUR people linked to a £30m crime spree have denied selling hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of art and antiques.

Southall Library Martinware theft

31 May 2005

Ealing Council are appealing for information on the theft of 16 pieces of Martin Brothers pottery from Southall Library in the early hours of Monday, May 23.

£500,000 Aladdin’s Cave on show

12 April 2005

Police have announced two dates for a roadshow of objects recovered from what is thought to be a £30m art theft spree.

Drouot theft and recovery

04 April 2005

A SMALL Renoir portrait painted in 1913, with an estimated value of €170,000-200,000 (£120,000-140,000), was stolen from the Tajan premises in Paris shortly before it was to be offered at a sale on March 31.