News and updates about theft

No shame:

Hotel security officer stole money from evacuees

At a hotel hosting evacuees, police arrest security employee suspected of stealing tens of thousands of shekels from families evacuated due to the ongoing war.

Hotel security officer stole money from evacuees

Kiryat Gat:

Torah scrolls thrown to floor in synagogue break-in

Police, forensic investigators, arrive at scene of Kiryat Gat synagogue break-in, aiming to identify suspects.

Torah scrolls thrown to floor in synagogue break-in

Guns stolen from Gaza hidden in Hadera school

Reservist allegedly stole multiple rifles and other items from Hamas terrorists and hid them in the school where he works.

Guns stolen from Gaza hidden in Hadera school

Jerusalem: Suspects steal mezuzahs, sell them - and are arrested

Police arrest two suspected of ripping mezuzahs off doorposts in Jerusalem, selling them to unsuspecting Judaica business.

Jerusalem: Suspects steal mezuzahs, sell them - and are arrested

Tel Aviv:

Two arrested on suspicion of stealing donations for soldiers

Police arrest two residents of central Israel, on suspicion of stealing equipment intended for donation to IDF soldiers.

Two arrested on suspicion of stealing donations for soldiers

Jerusalem: Two arrested for stealing safe from synagogue

Two suspects break into Jerusalem synagogue, steal safe and charity boxes.

Jerusalem: Two arrested for stealing safe from synagogue

Thieves who stole nearly 30,000 bullets from IDF bunker arrested

Israeli security forces arrest two Israeli Bedouin men, recover 26,000 stolen rounds of rifle ammunition stolen from IDF bunker.

Thieves who stole nearly 30,000 bullets from IDF bunker arrested

Debit card scammer steals thousands from Jewish Brooklyn shops

Man convinces Midwood shopkeepers to let him key in his debit card number, at which point he issues himself hefty refund and flees.

Debit card scammer steals thousands from Jewish Brooklyn shops

Man saws off, steals ATM with NIS 25,000

Nof HaGalil man who evaded police for weeks after being caught with a stolen ATM in his home indicted.

Man saws off, steals ATM with NIS 25,000

Unusual incident:

Vehicle stolen from Ben Gurion Airport

Vehicle stolen by foreign national before it can be returned to a customer at the airport. Incident is of a criminal background.

Vehicle stolen from Ben Gurion Airport

Money stolen from Bnei Brak yeshiva located near Shechem

Arab worker steals 60K from yeshiva's office, organization works with religious figures in Shechem to quickly return the money.

Money stolen from Bnei Brak yeshiva located near Shechem

The eternal allocation of land in Eretz Yisrael

Torah from young scholars: Land theft in Eretz Yisrael is a more serious offense, since it is the theft of an absolute right of ownership.

The eternal allocation of land in Eretz Yisrael

Cancer patients' wigs stolen from Ichilov Hospital

Hospital calls for new donations after cancer patients find wigs have been stolen when they come to pick them up.

Cancer patients' wigs stolen from Ichilov Hospital

Torah scroll stolen at Las Vegas hotel

New York jeweler reports precious Torah stolen at Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.

Torah scroll stolen at Las Vegas hotel

Pittsburgh Judaica thief charged with over 12 counts of theft

A Pittsburgh man is charged with stealing Judaica from dozens of Jewish homes.

Pittsburgh Judaica thief charged with over 12 counts of theft

Atlanta car thief steals rabbi’s son’s tefillin

Thief breaks into car and steals tefillin belonging to son of rabbi who only recently had his bar mitzvah.

Atlanta car thief steals rabbi’s son’s tefillin

Watch: Thief makes off with wigs worth half a million shekels

Wild police chase leads to capture of thief who robbed wig store.

Watch: Thief makes off with wigs worth half a million shekels

Necklace stolen from Olympic medalist's bag is found

Search of Arab suspect reveals knife - and Olympic medalist's necklace.

Necklace stolen from Olympic medalist's bag is found

Three Torah scrolls returned to Jerusalem synagogue

Torah scrolls stolen, hidden in storage room, are returned to Jerusalem synagogue.

Three Torah scrolls returned to Jerusalem synagogue

Olympic necklace stolen from gold medalist's bag

Gold medalist Linoy Ashram says necklace given to her after the Olympics was taken from her personal bag.

Olympic necklace stolen from gold medalist's bag

Torah scrolls stolen from Tel Aviv synagogue

Police investigate break-in after several Torah scrolls are stolen from synagogue.

Torah scrolls stolen from Tel Aviv synagogue

Watch: Palestinians try to hijack Israeli car in Samaria

Israeli drive foils attempted carjacking in Samaria, forcing would-be thief to flee.

Watch: Palestinians try to hijack Israeli car in Samaria

Two youths suspected of stealing MDA ambulance

Police investigating after youths take ambulance on a joyride to northern Israel.

Two youths suspected of stealing MDA ambulance

2 Hatzalah ambucycles stolen on first day of Sukkot

2 ambucycles stolen in Jerusalem neighborhood, 3rd theft attempt foiled in Tel Aviv. 1 ambucycle recovered so far.

2 Hatzalah ambucycles stolen on first day of Sukkot

Tens of thousands of shekels in jewelry stolen in Tel Aviv

Dramatic footage shows a man in a Tel Aviv shop threatening those inside with a handgun and smashing jewelry cases before fleeing.

Tens of thousands of shekels in jewelry stolen in Tel Aviv

Thief returns to the scene of the crime - and is caught

Arab who entered Israel illegally returns to scene of electronics theft - and is caught.

Thief returns to the scene of the crime - and is caught

Modi'in Illit residents fear for safety as infiltrations mount

Around 20 Palestinians arrested over past weeks, accused of theft. Residents fear worse crimes could occur.

Modi'in Illit residents fear for safety as infiltrations mount

They went to a wedding - and their cars were broken into

Dozens of vehicles broken into while owners attend wedding.

They went to a wedding - and their cars were broken into

Man arrested for stealing MK Haimovich's handbag from cafe

Handbag included Knesset member card and Knesset entry certificate. The suspect, in his 60s, will be brought today for a remand hearing.

Man arrested for stealing MK Haimovich's handbag from cafe

Hackers steal $7.5 million from Washington Jewish endowment

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington loses $7.5 million to hackers, who directed the money to international accounts.

Hackers steal $7.5 million from Washington Jewish endowment

Arab suspected of stealing synagogue charity boxes arrested

Suspect was employed as a gardener in Moshav Arbel and lives in nearby Tur'an

Arab suspected of stealing synagogue charity boxes arrested

Watch: Jewish student teaches thief a lesson

Maddy Gun, Jewish student and member of Chabad on Campus at MSU, had her mezuzah ripped of her doorpost. This is what she did.

Watch: Jewish student teaches thief a lesson

A major blow to bereaved family of IDF soldier

Family asks thief to return photos of IDF captain who died in car accident after father's smartphone is stolen.

A major blow to bereaved family of IDF soldier

Uman: Local disguised as maintenance man caught stealing

Local resident entered tomb of Rebbe Nachman disguised as maintenance worker and tried to empty out charity box before being caught.

Uman: Local disguised as maintenance man caught stealing

Be'er Sheva: Suspects charged for stealing from synagogues

Indictments filed against two suspects charged with stealing from synagogues, private home.

Be'er Sheva: Suspects charged for stealing from synagogues

Watch: Stealing from a thief

Police locate bag robber - only to discover he stole the bag from someone else.

Watch: Stealing from a thief

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Watch: Arab avocado thieves caught red-handed

Israeli police catch four Arab thieves red-handed with load of avocados stolen from the kibbutz they work in.

Watch: Arab avocado thieves caught red-handed

NYC: Thief uses Tallit to pull off yeshiva burglary

Police say suspect snuck into Brooklyn yeshiva wearing Tallit, stole thousands of dollars in cash during Passover festival.

NYC: Thief uses Tallit to pull off yeshiva burglary

Watch: Car theft thwarted at last minute

Attempt to steal Jewish car at gate of Beit Hagai in Hevron area prevented due to resourcefulness of the vehicle owners. Burglars escape.

Watch: Car theft thwarted at last minute

US citizen charged with theft of item from Auschwitz

37-year-old man charged with attempted theft of metal part of rail tracks where prisoners were unloaded.

US citizen charged with theft of item from Auschwitz

Iran: Three Torah scrolls stolen from synagogue

Three ancient Torah scrolls disappear from synagogue in Tehran, Iran.

Iran: Three Torah scrolls stolen from synagogue

Woman punches Arab who tried to steal her car

Arab attempts to steal car at entrance to Kibbutz Einat. Driver manages to repulse thief who escapes to waiting car. Two suspects arrested.

Woman punches Arab who tried to steal her car

300-pound menorah stolen from Boston-area synagogue

6-foot menorah at Brookline synagogue found a mile away after being stolen.

300-pound menorah stolen from Boston-area synagogue

Police locate centuries-old holy books stolen in southern Israel

Priceless holy books which survived the Holocaust, 19th century pogroms nearly lost after thieves put books on sale online.

Police locate centuries-old holy books stolen in southern Israel

New report:

'PA taking control of areas in Judea and Samaria, Jordan Valley'

Report to be presented in Knesset finds PA consolidating control in areas of strategic importance via agricultural, infrastructure projects.

'PA taking control of areas in Judea and Samaria, Jordan Valley'

Man arrested for stealing Torah scroll from Louisville hospital

Man suspected of stealing hospital Torah arrested by hospital security, who believed him to be same person seen in footage 2 days prior.

Man arrested for stealing Torah scroll from Louisville hospital

Hundreds of items stolen from suitcases at airport

Police arrest porter suspected of stealing hundreds of items from passengers traveling through Ben Gurion Airport.

Hundreds of items stolen from suitcases at airport

Soldier's M-16 stolen at airport

Thief from Arab village near J'lem arrested for stealing soldier's weapon in car parked at Ben Gurion. Weapon still has not been located.

Soldier's M-16 stolen at airport

Broke into the synagogue where he prayed and stole charity money

Police arrest 40-year-old resident of Bat Yam suspected of breaking into the synagogue where he prayed and emptying tzedakah boxes.

Broke into the synagogue where he prayed and stole charity money

Man steals thousands from hospital roommate

Indictment filed against suspect who exploited his hospitalization to steal thousands in cash from his 70-year-old roommate.

Man steals thousands from hospital roommate

Water theft in Judea, Samaria:

'Our deterrence is zero - we don't have resources'

Civil Admin. aims to bring more water to Judea and Samaria amid massive theft. 'Arab farmers use huge amounts of water they don't pay for.'

'Our deterrence is zero - we don't have resources'

Watch: Stole car, crashed - then fled

Two Arab residents of eastern J'lem steal car, after which they crash into trees and flee the scene. Indictment filed against one of them.

Watch: Stole car, crashed - then fled

The theft that could torpedo the promotion

Military documents stolen from vehicle of head of Commando Brigade, just as PM considered him for position of military secretary.

The theft that could torpedo the promotion

IDF soldier reports weapon stolen in southern Israel

Police searching for four suspects wanted in theft of assault rifle from IDF soldier.

IDF soldier reports weapon stolen in southern Israel

Thieves caught thanks to 'bourekas'

Police arrest two suspects in Ashkelon who stole from car while driver fixed flat tire caused by suspects themselves. Bourekas save the day.

Thieves caught thanks to 'bourekas'

Arab arsonists spark massive Gush Etzion fire

Palestinian Authority Arabs set fire to Jewish cherry orchard, steal tons of cherries.

Arab arsonists spark massive Gush Etzion fire

Police arrest Bedouin gang stealing tons of meat from factory

Police say the gang has broken into a number of southern businesses in recent weeks, causing millions of shekels in damages.

Police arrest Bedouin gang stealing tons of meat from factory

Non-profit sues businessman for failing to pay for purchase

Pro-Israel charity sues businessman for not paying for paintings of the Trumps he won at auction.

Non-profit sues businessman for failing to pay for purchase

Jewish shepherd injured in Samaria during heist

Incident occurred near Rimonim northeast of Jerusalem; stolen flock saved thanks to arrival of civilian security forces.

Jewish shepherd injured in Samaria during heist