25 Interesting And Unbelievable Stories About Stolen Items

Although you are surely a law abiding citizen, the world of robbers and thieves almost definitely intrigues you. It is a place that doesn’t follow the regular rules of civil society. Things don’t belong to you because the law says they do. They belong to you because you are powerful and you had the means to take them. This, perhaps not surprisingly, makes for great drama, which is something that Hollywood has certainly picked up on. Although things get stolen all the time, usually never to be seen again, this list is going to be about the unbelievable heists. These are the things that got stolen, returned, stolen again, and then returned again. They are incredible stories of items that were stolen and the people that owned them, stole them, and found them again. Whether it is a police agency or a ring of thieves, you will probably be surprised by some of these stories. From the Mona Lisa to Charlie Chaplin, some of these stories are entertaining while others are downright appalling. All of them, however, are quite surprising and almost certainly you will learn something before you finish. These are 25 interesting and unbelievable stories about stolen items!

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If you bought or rented a DVD recently you had to sat through an anti-piracy ad. It recently emerged that the music on the ad was actually pirated (Melchior Reitveldt vs Buma/Stemra music).

If you bought or rented a DVD recently you had to sat through an anti-piracy ad. It recently emerged that the music on the ad was actually pirated (Melchior Reitveldt vs Buma/Stemra music)Source: abc.net.au, Image: wikipedia
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While on a hunting expedition Theodore Roosevelt’s boat was stolen. In spite of freezing temperatures, Teddy and his friends built a raft, sailed down the river, and captured the thieves several days later.

While on a hunting expedition Theodore Roosevelt’s boat was stolen. In spite of freezing temperatures, Teddy and his friends built a raft, sailed down the river, and captured the thieves several days laterSource: nps.gov, Image: wikipedia
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Picasso’s The Weeping Woman was once stolen from a gallery in Australia with the ransom demanding more funding for the arts. The painting was later found in a train station but the thief was never caught.

Picasso’s The Weeping Woman was once stolen from a gallery in Australia with the ransom demanding more funding for the arts. The painting was later found in a train station but the thief was never caughtSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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When Julian Altman died, he told his wife that the violin he had been playing for almost his whole life was actually a stolen Stradivarius violin that had been made in 1713.

When Julian Altman died, he told his wife that the violin he had been playing for almost his whole life was actually a stolen Stradivarius violin that had been made in 1713.Source: nytimes, Image: wikipedia
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A .45 caliber handgun was stolen from President Taft by Carl Panzram and then used in several murders.

A .45 caliber handgun was stolen from President Taft by Carl Panzram and then used in several murdersSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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