A pair of “drunk” women allegedly broke into a Chinese restaurant in New York City to satisfy a late-night craving for dumplings.
How they did it: The trespassers managed to break into the Chelsea location of Xi’an Famous Foods after an electronic lock disengaged due to a temporary power failure in their door mechanism, founder Jason Wang said.
Police in Washington, D.C., are looking for two women who stole $10,000 worth of Gucci bags from a store in the district’s Chinatown last month.
Caught in the act: Security footage shows the women walking around the store on the 1000 block of I Street NW at about 2:30 p.m. on April 17, reported NBC Washington.
A popular Vietnamese restaurant called Turtle Tower was “robbed in broad daylight” on Tuesday 1:30 p.m. in Tenderloin, San Francisco.
Like other struggling restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, Turtle Tower is open for contactless service. What was thought to be a customer coming in for a meal resulted in a man who went straight for the tip jar, stole all the cash inside and threatened its owner before running from the scene.
A tech startup in Tokyo, Japan has developed an artificial intelligence software that detects potential shoplifters.
Vaak, based in Chiyoda, calls its software Vaak Eye, which harnesses deep learning from more than 100,000 hours of surveillance data.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with further details on the suspect.
A nail salon manager in Las Vegas was tragically killed after chasing a customer skipping out on a $35 manicure bill.
A Scottish con-artist has allegedly been luring gullible women and men in Hong Kong with sweet words before taking away their valuables.
The fraudster, identified as Kieran Donnelly, reportedly targeted different nationalities, tricking at least 12 women in the past two years.
Employees at a Vietnamese nail salon in Canada were forced to lock their front door to stop a group of dissatisfied customers from fleeing after they refused to pay for services.
Video posted online by Facebook user Sunny Gandhi shows a woman and her companion trying to leave the nail salon in Brampton, Ontario without paying.
Twitter users have come together to hunt down a girl who allegedly stole a tip jar from a family’s small business and later mocked them about asking her to render hours for community service as punishment.
The Philadelphia City Government has officially apologized for the incident that occurred in December 2017 when a guest of the “ugly sweater party” in the Franklin Institute broke and stole the thumb of one of the 10 Terracotta Warriors that were in a closed area at the time.
David Oh, a member of the City Council of Philadelphia, expressed his sincerest apologies to the People of China for the damage that the visitor, identified as Michael Rohana, did to one of the statues that was loaned to the museum by the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center.
A Kuwaiti man’s one-night stand with a Moroccan woman in Thailand turned into one rather unpleasant experience after realizing the next day that his three luxury watches were stolen.
Pattaya police arrested 32-year-old Rabia Zrideg for allegedly stealing one Rolex and two Audemars Piguet from Talal Sabah Alsabah, 22, when he fell asleep after having sex with her.
The Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center has asked the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the museum currently displaying the Terracotta Warrior exhibit, for compensation. The reason? For the damage Michael Rohana caused by stealing a statue’s thumb.
Rohana, a guest at the museum’s “Ugly Sweater Party,” reportedly broke into the closed exhibit on December 21, Courier Post reported. He managed to sneak inside the closed off area and used his cellphone’s flashlight to illuminate the area.
Rohana, from Bear, Delaware, took a selfie with one of the $4.5 million statues with his arm wrapped around it. To make the matters worse, he also pried off the thumb of the statue, identified as a Cavalryman, and concealed it inside his pocket before leaving the room.
It took two weeks to discover what happened to the statue. Shortly after, the FBI went to the 24-year-old man’s home to ask about the stolen thumb. He immediately obliged, relinquishing the digit he’d nabbed.
In an FBI affidavit published last week, Rohana was charged with “theft of a major artwork from a museum, concealment of a major artwork stolen from a museum, and interstate transportation of stolen property,” Shanghaiist via Medium reported. He is currently out on bail.
The incident was not received well by the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center. It proposed to send a small team of experts to the Franklin Institute to assess the damage and asked for compensation from the museum.
In addition to the proposal for compensation, an unnamed official from the center expressed that Rohana should face severe punishment for his crime: stealing and damaging very valuable art from China’s history.
The Terracotta Army statues were made more than 2,000 years ago as guards for the first emperor of China and founder of the Qin dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.
The Terracotta Warriors exhibit in Franklin Institute will continue to open its doors until Marc 4, 2018; however, they ask that visitors keep their hands — not the statues’ hands — to themselves.
Featured image Shanghaiist via Medium