Before you slap a piece of bright yellow American cheese on your burger this holiday weekend, consider the plight of a poor truck driver in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, whose truck full of cheese was stolen on Friday.
Commuting via bicycle can be rough. There are nails and potholes waiting to destroy your tires, cars waiting to smoosh you, and thieves waiting to steal your bike as soon as your back is turned. The last problem is so pernicious it keeps a lot of people from riding, and those that do opt to ride ride $100 junkcycles.…
Not feeling paranoid enough today? Here you go: Your phone lock screen might actually make it easier for nefarious cyber bandits to steal your passwords.
President Obama and leaders from over 50 countries are meeting in the Hague this week to discuss nuclear security. The over-arching theme of the conference, unfortunately, is a troubling one. Put bluntly: We're not doing enough to protect the world's most dangerous materials.
Those Mexican thieves that stole a truckload of cobalt-60? They're virtually sure to die, according to experts.
Nothing like a good trap loaded with luscious cheese to trap a rat. Like these fake homes full of electronic goodies to attract burglars—and then catch them in the act using hidden cameras. A simple and clever police trick that apparently works great.
Gizmodo's Kyle Wagner makes a great argument for an easy feature that should be implemented by every phone manufacturer: require a passcode to turn it off. That alone could stop thieves from stealing your phone, because the phone will stay on to be tracked.
You might think it's all fun and games when you're Instagramming your dinner before you dig in, but former identity thief Nathaniel Troy Maye will tell you otherwise; doing just that got him arrested.
Waving a gun around at a bank is so 10 years ago. With a little tech on their side, a squad of bank robbers were able to snag a cool $45 million in cash with nothing but some hacks and few old key cards that had ATMs across the globe virtually printing money.
The subway is a prime place for phone theft. Snatch, grab, run. Whether you're getting on or getting off, you'll make a quick escape from your target. It doesn't always work, though. The NYPD managed to catch someone who tried exactly that trick by using Find My iPhone and following along on the ground in a righteous…
If you're looking to steal money from an ATM, what do you do? Try to wheel it to your house and smash it until it opens? Continually rob people who try to take money out of the machine? Hmm, what about just blowing the freaking ATM up to smithereens with explosives. That's what these thieves did. The explosion was…
"Frank Drebin"'s home got burglarized a month ago. The thieves stole some tablet PCs. Frank went on with his life—until he decided to open the picture folder in his Dropbox account. That's when he found more than one hundred pictures of these two, including some pouting mirror shots by the glamorous lady you can see…
Breaking into the same JFK cargo building featured in the movie GoodFellas, two thieves stole two pallets of iPad Minis—about $1.5 million worth—in a slick robbery that included using the airport's own forklifts and possibly an inside man.
This is all kinds of crazy, scary, ridiculous, and downright unbelievable, but this video purportedly shows thieves attempting to rob a truck while it's barreling down the highway somewhere in Romania.
Enterprising tree poachers have stolen a gold, er, woodmine of a target: an 800-year-old red cedar tree that's one of the largest in the Vancouver Island area. It's gone now and it was stolen under a two-part operation that's been underway for the past year.
If you're looking into becoming an enterprising criminal, don't be like these guys. Why? Because these two super slick robbers stole security cameras... without bothering to steal the security cam's footage. Meaning they were recorded stealing by the items they stole.
This is the three-foot long copper sword stolen from Abraham Lincoln's Tomb in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. It was there sometime in September (left) and now is gone (right).
Let's say you steal a $16,000 diamond and get caught. Tough noogies I guess, but what're you gonna do? Oh, swallow it in plain sight of the cop that's arresting you? No no, that can't be right. And yet!
I can't believe criminals haven't jumped onto thermal cameras because they're apparently BOSS at stealing your ATM PIN number. Not only can they figure out the set of numbers in a pin but sometimes they can even tell the order too. Scary.