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Luxury watch stolen in armed robbery in Denmark found in Athens

A luxury watch stolen during an armed robbery in Denmark five years ago was located in Greece when a woman brought it to a store for repair in Athens. The robbery was attributed to international jewel thief network Pink Panthers. As its serial number was registered, the store technician identified …

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Steinhardt Collection: 47 stolen antiquities return to Greece

Forty-seven illegally trafficked Greek artifacts among the dozens surrendered by American hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt under a deal with US authorities will be returned to Greece in the coming days, the Culture Ministry announced on Thursday. The ancient items that will be returned originated from Central Greece, Crete, the Cyclades …

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Granny steals full vial with Pfizer vaccine as “souvenir”

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been reportedly stolen from a vaccination center in western Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. The theft was discovered by doctors and nurses at the Evosmos Health Center who noticed that one vial was not in its place. The director of the clinic reported the …

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Greek Police recover Picasso, Mondrian paintings stolen in 2012 (UPD)

Greek police has said that they have recovered two paintings by 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian, stolen in 2012 from the National Art Gallery, the biggest state art gallery in Athens,. A statement late Monday said the two works were in the hands of the police. According …

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Greek police recover ancient statue of ‘exceptional artwork’

A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional artwork” that once likely adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it, Greek authorities said Friday. Police said the 5th century B.C. statue was recovered following …

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Twelve icons stolen from Greek churches return from the UK

A 19th-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ and another 11 icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of the Visokos Virgin in Kalouta, in the central Zagori district of Ioannina, have been returned from the United Kingdom. According to a statement by the Greek Culture …

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Precious icons stolen from Epirus monastery allegedly auctioned in gallery abroad

Two precious icons that are allegedly stolen from church and monasteries in Epirus, western Greece, have been auctioned by a private gallery in Europe, local media reported. According to epiruspost, “two of the hundreds of icons stolen from the churches and monasteries of Epirus between 2000 and 2010 were put …

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Turkey may have stolen data for gas drilling in Block 8 off Cyprus

Turkey may have stolen technical data that enabled it to send drill ship Yavuz at a specific location south of Cyprus that energy companies Eni and Total had pre-selected to carry out their own exploratory drilling, Cypriot officials said Wednesday. The Cyprus government essentially confirmed a media report suggesting Turkey …

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Military equipment stolen from Naval Base on Leros; Anti-terror investigates

Military equipment has been stolen from the Naval Technical Facility on the island of Leros in the eastern Aegean sea. The theft has been discovered during a search in the facility’s inventory. The incident is considered as “serious”, teams from the counter-terror department of police to investigate the issue. A …

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2,700 liters of heating oil stolen from school in mountainous Siatista

The director of Technical high-school (EPAL) in Siatista tried in vain to start the heating on Wednesday morning. The system did not work even though 2,700 liters of heating oil were delivered just one day earlier. When he went to check the tank he found out that not a single …

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German returns Ancient Greek mosaics stolen from Delos and Athens

A German citizen sent per post to the Greek Embassy in Berlin what has been stolen decades ago: three fragments of ancient Greek mosaics. Two of the fragments were removed on the island of Delos and one from the Hadrian Liberality in Athens in the 1960’s, an attached note clarified. …

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Remorseful US tourist returns stones from Acropolis “stolen many years ago”

A most probably American tourist who stole a handful of stones from the ancient site of the Acropolis many years ago, returned them per mail to the Greek National Tourism Organization in New York. The four small stones were put in a plastic bag and had a handwritten note in …

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Gun and bullets stolen as the police guard of ND deputy chairman was…

Τhe gun of the police officer assigned with the safety of New Democracy deputy chairman Kostis Chatzidakis was stolen in downtown Athens, while the police officer was carrying packages to the lawmaker’s office. According to media, the policeman had left the gun together with thirteen bullets in a small leather …

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Larissa: Baby Jesus stolen from Nativity Scene

Unknown persons stole Baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in the center of the city of Larissa in central Greece. According to Athens news Agency, the perpetrators broke the plexiglass protection of the Nativity scene next to the Christmas Tree in the main square of the city. They stole Baby …

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