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We're Not Doing Enough to Protect the World's Nuclear Materials

US President Obama and leaders from over 50 countries are meeting in the Hague this week to discuss nuclear security. The over-arching theme of the conference, unfortunately, is a troubling one. Put bluntly: We're not doing enough to protect the world's most dangerous materials. Read More >>

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Best Dad in the World* Steals £40,000 of Lego

A Lego police helicopter was hastily assembled and scrambled in the skies above a West Yorkshire business park, after thieves were discovered to have stolen £40,000 worth of Lego. So be on the lookout for shady men offering you discounted minifigs in pubs. Read More >>

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Gene Pool Nearly Enhanced as Smoking Petrol Thief Sets Himself on Fire

A man supposedly stealing petrol from cars while smoking has, you guessed it, set himself on fire, with the fireball also torching several parked cars. It's hard to tell exactly what's happening in the CCTV clip, but local news stations in Australia claim the man was found burned, busted by police and charged with arson. [YouTube via Metro] Read More >>

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Broken-Hearted Flower Thief Filmed Legging it From Shop by Local News

A Polish film crew managed to capture a crime unfolding live in the background of their shot, as a man walked away from a shop with a bunch of flowers at a suspiciously brisk pace. Because he was stealing them. Read More >>

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Identity Thieves Caught By Instagramming Dinner

You might think it's all fun and games when you're Instagramming your dinner before you dig in, but former identity thief Nathaniel Troy Maye will tell you otherwise; doing just that got him arrested. Read More >>

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Hackers Stole £30 Million In Cash From ATMs Around the Globe

Waving a gun around at a bank is so 10 years ago. With a little tech on their side, a squad of bank robbers were able to snag a cool £30 million in cash with nothing but some hacks and few old key cards that had ATMs across the globe virtually printing money. Read More >>

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Watch This ATM Machine Get Blown to Bits and Pieces By Genius Thieves

If you're looking to steal money from an ATM, what do you do? Try to wheel it to your house and smash it until it opens? Continually rob people who try to take money out of the machine? Hmm, what about just blowing the freaking ATM up to smithereens with explosives. That's what these thieves did at a petrol station in Hampshire. Read More >>

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Man Tracks Down Stolen Phone Just to Get His Head Kicked In too

We've heard quite a few happy-ending tales of how people have gotten their thieved gadgets back. Yes, you might be able to track your stolen phone with Find My Whatever, but remember you're not Liam Neeson. Let this be a lesson for you: criminals are dangerous, and confronting them is certainly not a good idea, without the police at least. Read More >>

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Last Night Armed Robbers Stole Around £1 Million Worth Of Gear From a Paris Apple Store

If you think you're having a rough day after your New Year's festivities, an Apple Store in Paris' opera district is still trying to determine just how much hardware was stolen after four or five armed thieves robbed the store three hours after it had closed. Read More >>

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Thieves Stole £1 Million of iPad Minis from Airport

Breaking into the same JFK airport cargo building featured in the movie GoodFellas, two thieves stole two pallets of iPad Minis — about £1 million worth — in a slick robbery that included using the airport's own forklifts and possibly an inside man. Read More >>

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How Does an 800-Year-Old Giant Tree Go Missing?

Enterprising tree poachers have stolen a gold, er, woodmine of a target: an 800-year-old red cedar tree that's one of the largest in the Vancouver Island area. It's gone now and it was stolen under a two-part operation that's been underway for the past year. Read More >>

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Burglars Swipe £11,000 Worth of Raunchy Sex Toys

A mail order company is feeling the opposite of complete ecstasy after finding out that more than 400 of their raunchy items, worth £11,000, were stolen after robbers penetrated their property in Worcestershire. Read More >>

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BT Unleashes the RABIT to Catch Cable Thieves

We heard that BT had had enough of its cables getting pinched, but now it’s unleashed the RABIT on the thieving bastards, which should help keep your broadband flowing freely and uninterrupted. Read More >>

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Genius Thieves Get Caught on Video By the Same Security Cameras They Were Stealing

If you're looking into becoming an enterprising criminal, don't be like these guys. Why? Because these two super slick robbers stole security cameras... without bothering to steal the security cam's footage. Meaning they were recorded stealing by the items they stole. Read More >>

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Waste and Metal Task Force To Bring the Smackdown on Cable Pilferers

A new collaboration between BT, the London Metropolitan Police, and Bexley Council, has been set up to target the miscreants that pinch the nations copper cables. The Waste and Metal Task Force aims to bring the pain on the thieves who cost the taxpayer £700m a year. Read More >>

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