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Rich Crime

Memorial housekeepers accused of stealing $500,000 in jewelry, felt couple trusted them too much

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Two Houston housekeepers are accused of stealing more than $500,000 worth of jewelry from a couple at a Memorial-area assisted living facility. Thirty-three-year-old Rebecca Castaneda, who work ...

"Rescuing the Gold: The Fascinating World of Art Theft and Recovery" wth Robert K. Wittman

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Rising from humble roots as the son of an antiques dealer, Robert K. Wittman had a 20-year law enforcement career that was nothing short of extraordinary as an FBI special agent and top investigato

Cowboy Crime

Texas Rangers to the rescue: $1 million worth of stolen cowboy boots recovered in made-for-TV find

By Claire St. Amant

It might sound like the plot of a Walker, Texas Ranger episode, but the news of a $1 million cowboy boot bust is very real. Carrollton police detectives were first notified of a large-scale cowboy ...


High-end West U purse thief tracked down in Maryland: Perp loved those Hermes handbags

By Elizabeth Rhodes

One of the Houston's alleged high-end purse thieves is behind bars. After eight Hermès handbags — estimated to be worth $200,000 — were stolen from a West University home ...

Police swoop in

Houston street gang preys on Rodeo parkers: It's a thieving treasure hunt for punks

By Tyler Rudick

A sharp-eyed witness put a damper on some petty crime when a trio of suspected gang members were spotted breaking into cars at RodeoHouston. The three men managed to acquire a hefty stash of lo ...

An Early Start

The holiday crime season's begun: Pepper spraying purse ambush at Target, beating raise alarms

By Whitney Radley

Sugar Land shoppers and thieves alike are gearing up for the holiday season: Last week, a man was beaten unconscious in a First Colony Mall restroom for his cell phone; this wee ...

Security fail

Where the TSA steals your stuff: Texas is a hotbed for airport thefts

By Whitney Radley

Between 2002 and December 2011, the Transportation Security Administration — the body charged with passenger security and safety — fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from ...

Overwhelming Stress

Heartless criminals: Family in town for daughter's cancer treatment hit by thieves

By Whitney Radley

Eric and Laura Smith traversed more than 800 miles from the small town of McRae, Ga., to Houston to seek treatment for their daughter Grace at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Cent ...

Still a Need Though

No one stole all the kids' DVDs at Texas Children's Hospital: How a rumor became a "news" crisis

By Whitney Radley

When the "news" that someone stole all of the DVDs from the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center started rocketing around the Internet and radio, it was received with pre ...

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Exotic peacock thieves are on the loose in the Houston area: Bird dealers warned of plot

By Whitney Radley

Spring resident Diane Falbe has raised and sold peacocks for years on her peaceful homestead, which she calls "a little slice of paradise." But its sanctity was threatened earlier thi ...

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