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Stolen [UK] Luxury Cars Find New Owners In East Africa

Luxury cars worth an estimated £400 million a year are stolen from the UK and shipped to unknowing wealthy people across East Africa, according to British police. A report in the UK’s Independent newspaper says British police and their East African partners seized stolen UK cars worth more than £1 millionin Uganda in June alone. […]

French rural areas are facing a growing crime wave as thieves steal potatoes from the fields, grapes from the vines and expensive machinery from farms and showrooms. On January 21, French gendarmes broke up a highly specialised international criminal organization. It wasn’t robbing armoured cars, luxury jewelry stores in Place Vendôme or tourists on the […]

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Daniela Vinci was finding it hard to sleep. It had been an exceptionally difficult time for the unmarried 40-year-old, who had suffered a break-in at her three-bedroom maisonette in Slough just two nights before. Though unhurt, she had been deeply unsettled by the burglary, during which her mobile phone, laptop and bank cards had been […]

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The number of foreigners accused of robbery in French towns and cities has surged in recent years according to new data published on Tuesday. The figures show that thieves from abroad are now implicated in over a quarter of all thefts and robberies in the country. New figures released on Tuesday gave an insight into […]

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Money flows as fast as the champagne in the chic bars opening across Nairobi. At the hand-carved bar in Sankara Hotel, listed as one of the world’s coolest destinations by Conde Nast Traveller, bottles of Armand De Brignac cost $800 – a year’s salary for the average Kenyan. In the leafy suburbs, five-bedroom villas with […]

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