Larceny, Theft and Stealing Offences in NSW

Image credit: Viaval Tours Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A stolen life-size Big Bird costume has been returned to a circus in Adelaide, after the South Australian Police were called in to investigate. The 213cm-tall ostrich feather costume is valued at $160,000. Whilst dog patrols searched the area in which the costume was found, ...continue reading

Stealing Property in a Dwelling-House Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An award-winning 129cm-long rabbit that held the Guinness World Record for being the biggest of its kind in the world has been stolen from his home in Stoulton, England. Darius, a 12-year-old continental giant rabbit, went missing on Saturday 10th April 2021 after it was believed to have been ...continue reading

Stealing Plants Not Growing in Gardens Offences & Defences NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.    In April 2021, it was reported that thieves had been pillaging plants from several public spaces around Wollongong, getting off scot-free in spite of the enduring efforts of landscapers and horticulturalists who had spent so much time sprucing up the public gardens for citizens to enjoy. In fact, not ...continue reading

Stealing From a Person Offences & Defences NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the heartless crime that left Melbourne woman, Grace Daley, absolutely devastated and turning to the public for help. At some point between 7pm on Friday 9th March 2021 and midday the following day, Ms Daley’s car was entered by a thief who stole her mother’s ashes that ...continue reading

Carjacking Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A young woman has been charged following investigations into an alleged carjacking at Castle Hill. Police allege that the 18-year-old female flagged down a 40-year-old man, driving a Holden Commodore, claiming that she was injured. After the man had stopped the vehicle to assist the woman, he was threatened by two men ...continue reading

The Offence of Stealing a Car or Motor Vehicle in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s never been easier to have food delivered to your doorstep. Indeed, with the myriad of food-ordering apps now available, meals can now be dropped off to you, sometimes within minutes. But while the food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years, so too has it swamped ...continue reading

The Offence of Stealing Animals Ordinarily Kept in Confinement in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Let’s face it, piglets are pretty darn cute. Sure, they may not be for everyone. But if you ask us, it’s hard not to be enticed by their adorable baby-pig size, their playful nature, enthusiastic outlook, even their vocabulary of oinks, snorts and squeals. For one Canberra man, the ...continue reading

Dog Stolen in Broad Daylight Caught on Camera

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the callous moment a woman in Adelaide, posing as a Good Samaritan, stole a new staffy puppy right from its owner’s arms in broad daylight before speeding off to escape the scene. Animal lover, Rhiannon Green, had become parent to the Staffordshire bull terrier puppy for ...continue reading

The Grinch That Stole Christmas Presents: Woman Charged After Daylight Thefts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Christmas is supposed to be the season of giving – a time of generosity and helping others that even goes beyond family and friends. While most of us embrace this spirit, unfortunately, amongst us lie Grinches, who, if not steal Christmas, certainly pilfer parcels at the expense of others. ...continue reading

Sydney’s Inner West Community Band Together to Help Find “Jake the Jack Russell” After He Was Stolen Outside Supermarket

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s a tale of tenacity and treasured community spirit, which, if Jake the Jack Russell could speak, would say had an excellent ending for his owner. In the afternoon of Saturday 30 August 2020, Jake the Jack Russell and his owner, 51-year-old Gerard Murphy, went for a stroll to ...continue reading

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