ARTICLES RELATING TO THEFT

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Has your cat gone missing? It's a US plague

2014-07-14 12:42

Scrap metal dealers are giving away lots of easy cash for the catalytic converters in the US, apparently they're being stolen off cars and sold like hot cakes.

Car-jamming: Watch what could happen to you

2014-06-12 14:37

Car-jamming is on the rise at an alarming rate. Insurance company Aon South Africa spoke to Wheels24 and showed how this criminal activity works.

Boy (10) takes baby sister for joyride

2014-02-13 08:58

A 10-year-old boy took his 18-month-old sister for a joyride in the family car and crashed into a snowy ditch. The reason for his disastrous cruise - He wanted to visit his grandmother!

Dude, where's my car?

2014-02-07 13:00

Have you seen a white VW polo? It's mine, and I want it back.

Ex-Absa man guilty of theft involving R15m

2013-10-29 07:54

A former Western Cape relationship manager at Barclays Wealth, a division of Absa, has been found guilty of 39 counts of theft involving R15m.

Eight arrested over Barclays e-theft

2013-09-20 12:39

British police say they have arrested eight men after a gang stole £1.3m from Barclays bank by taking control of a branch computer system.

DA: White collar crime pays

2012-11-06 16:22

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's fine of R1.5m, for the theft of R27m, proves white-collar crime pays, says the DA.

Lindsay Lohan: Banned!

2012-08-31 12:00

From being accused of jewellery theft to being tossed out of the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel, it seems that Lilo’s antics know no bounds.

Top brass helped Motala

2011-09-11 10:23

An estimated 600 liquidations were handed to Enver Motala, whose crime dossier of theft and fraud convictions came to light during the past week.

State security fraud probe completed

2011-06-02 14:49

An investigation into theft from the State Security Agency's group life scheme has been wrapped up, says the state security minister.

Burglar comes back for more

2009-08-30 13:35

An American burglar who made off with a man's valuables returned to the home later while police were still there and snatched what he couldn't carry on his first trip: a 45kg plasma-screen TV.

 

International diamond thief nabbed

2014-09-13 07:00

A suspected jewellery thief accused of stealing diamonds worth millions of dollars has been arrested in Switzerland, Interpol says.

Car-jamming: Watch what could happen to you

2014-06-13 09:36

Car-jamming is on the rise at an alarming rate. Insurance company Aon South Africa spoke to Wheels24.

Hijackers steal Free State ambulance

2014-02-24 13:37

A Free State government ambulance was stolen after the driver and 'his friends' were held up by gunmen in Wepener, report police.

Barclays frets over whistleblower claims

2014-02-09 14:29

Barclays says it has launched an investigation after a newspaper reported that the personal details of 27 000 customers had been stolen and sold.

200 stolen cars 'owned by Tajikistan elite'

2013-12-20 09:06

About 200 cars stolen in Germany have been tracked down in Tajikistan, where most are now driven by family and friends of President Emomali Rakhmon.

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A video showing a child allegedly stealing a cellphone from a patron of a busy restaurant in Joburg has gone viral. Watch.

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Women: Staying safe in your car

2013-03-16 08:18

We women often take safety for granted, says Wheels24's JANINE-LEE GORDON. We're thinking about too many things - so here's five items and 50 tips about fighting back.

Car theft: Gone in 10 seconds

2012-10-30 09:04

Car thieves in the UK can reportedly steal a vehicle in ten seconds with 150 000 models reported stolen each year. Top of their shopping list - black Audis and silver BMWs. Smart car owners however, are safe...

Lindsay Lohan: Banned!

2012-08-29 12:00

From being accused of jewellery theft to being tossed out of the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel, it seems that Lilo’s antics know no bounds.

Robbers target bank clients

2011-08-18 22:22

South Africans who make large cash withdrawals are increasingly being hit by robberies, authorities say.

Coke employees arrested for theft

2011-03-30 06:40

Six Coca-Cola employees were caught allegedly making a private sale of beverages at a shop in Duduza which was not on an official delivery route, says police.

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