Cell phone theft is on the rise, but the industry isn't helping much (Infographic)

May 13, 2013
Cell phone theft in this country is on the rise – some are calling it an epidemic – but there’s not really any incentive for the industry to help curb the increase.

What's the world's most stolen food?

Apr 2, 2013
It's especially a hot commodity in Europe.

To catch an Apple thief: NYPD creates new team

Feb 22, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed the rise in overall crime in the city on Apple products subjected to the five-finger discount.

Plastic's fantastic for thieves in California

Nov 26, 2012
Thieves steal millions of dollars of plastic pallets and milk cases from businesses. Sold to recyclers, the plastic is then used to make new pallets and milk cases.

Thieves make off with millions of unsellable artwork

Oct 17, 2012
In the Netherlands, thieves made off with seven paintings valued at $130 million. But they probably won't make much money from the heist.

The lucrative crime of cardboard theft

Aug 6, 2012
For most people, cardboard is... just there. But stealing cardboard can be a relatively easy -- and surprisingly profitable -- crime.

Thieves bypass the cash register to steal hair weaves

Jun 12, 2012
As the price of hair extensions rises, so does theft of those goods. Bandits have started to smash into beauty salon storefronts to steal hair.

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Meat theft on the rise in U.K.

Apr 24, 2012
In the U.K., meat theft is on the rise and it's not just hungry individuals -- we're talking fully-fledged organized crime gangs. And it doesn't stop at supermarket meat either.

Government's new plan to end growing cell phone theft

Apr 10, 2012
There’s word today the federal government is moving to render those stolen cell phones a lot less valuable. The plan is to make phone companies keep a registry of specific phones as opposed to phone numbers.

Getting Personal: Identity crisis

Feb 17, 2012
Tess talks with David Lazarus of the the Los Angeles Times about how to cope with possible identity theft, the tax implications of airmiles and handling your credit profile when collectors come calling.