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April 21, 1988
The mummified remains of Pope Celestine V, who died in the 13th Century, were recovered intact by Italian police after they were stolen from a cathedral. Police found the remains in a plywood box hidden in a cemetery wall in Amatrice, 35 miles south of L'Aquila, by following two suspected thieves, who escaped in the dark. The remains were stolen Sunday night from L'Aquila, 70 miles northeast of Rome, where they had been held since 1327.
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September 24, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
French police recovered five masterpieces stolen from Paris museums last summer, including a small work by Renoir. Police arrested Richard Etoh-Mvondo, 21, and said he confessed to stealing the paintings and a small 15th-Century statue. They said he also had stolen a 1470 portrait by Italian painter Lazzaro Bastiani from a Venice museum last week.
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February 4, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Armed robbers stole at least 200 ancient Roman gold artifacts from a storehouse in the excavation site at Herculaneum, a popular tourist center. Police said two robbers climbed over the gates, tied up six guards and with the help of other robbers they let into the site, escaped with sacks full of gold bracelets, earrings and other trinkets dating from the 1st Century.
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May 18, 1988 | United Press International
Two young muggers stripped their victim of his trousers Tuesday when he refused to hand over $4,100 in his pockets, police said. Enrico Barcella, 48, appeared at police headquarters in his underwear to report the robbery in Piazza Bovio in the center of Naples.
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April 28, 1989 | From Asssociated Press
Twenty bandits armed with pistols and machine guns raided a Colgate Palmolive factory Thursday and escaped with $740,000 worth of soap, toothpaste, bubble bath and shampoo, police and company officials said. The bandits, who arrived with a dozen trucks to transport their loot, burst into the factory in this seaside city 35 miles south of Rome shortly after midnight, police said. The bandits locked about 80 workers in a company truck and at gunpoint forced 20 other workers to load up the gang's trucks with the toilet articles.
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April 19, 1988 | Associated Press
The remains of Pope Celestine V, who resigned in 1294 after a five-month papacy, were stolen Sunday night from the cathedral in the city of L'Aquila, authorities said Monday.
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February 4, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Armed robbers stole at least 200 ancient Roman gold artifacts from a storehouse in the excavation site at Herculaneum, a popular tourist center. Police said two robbers climbed over the gates, tied up six guards and with the help of other robbers they let into the site, escaped with sacks full of gold bracelets, earrings and other trinkets dating from the 1st Century.
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September 24, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
French police recovered five masterpieces stolen from Paris museums last summer, including a small work by Renoir. Police arrested Richard Etoh-Mvondo, 21, and said he confessed to stealing the paintings and a small 15th-Century statue. They said he also had stolen a 1470 portrait by Italian painter Lazzaro Bastiani from a Venice museum last week.
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August 25, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
One of the most closely studied art catalogues in Europe, and perhaps the world's most tasteful wanted poster, is a handsome volume published here by the Carabinieri, Italy's militarized national police. The current edition, with a cover showing a pair of bronze handles from the 4th Century BC, is a 131-page wonderland of paintings, sculptures, porcelains, wood carvings, illuminated manuscripts and valuable antiques ranging from mantle clocks to altar pieces.
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April 28, 1989 | From Asssociated Press
Twenty bandits armed with pistols and machine guns raided a Colgate Palmolive factory Thursday and escaped with $740,000 worth of soap, toothpaste, bubble bath and shampoo, police and company officials said. The bandits, who arrived with a dozen trucks to transport their loot, burst into the factory in this seaside city 35 miles south of Rome shortly after midnight, police said. The bandits locked about 80 workers in a company truck and at gunpoint forced 20 other workers to load up the gang's trucks with the toilet articles.
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August 25, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
One of the most closely studied art catalogues in Europe, and perhaps the world's most tasteful wanted poster, is a handsome volume published here by the Carabinieri, Italy's militarized national police. The current edition, with a cover showing a pair of bronze handles from the 4th Century BC, is a 131-page wonderland of paintings, sculptures, porcelains, wood carvings, illuminated manuscripts and valuable antiques ranging from mantle clocks to altar pieces.
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May 18, 1988 | United Press International
Two young muggers stripped their victim of his trousers Tuesday when he refused to hand over $4,100 in his pockets, police said. Enrico Barcella, 48, appeared at police headquarters in his underwear to report the robbery in Piazza Bovio in the center of Naples.
NEWS
April 21, 1988
The mummified remains of Pope Celestine V, who died in the 13th Century, were recovered intact by Italian police after they were stolen from a cathedral. Police found the remains in a plywood box hidden in a cemetery wall in Amatrice, 35 miles south of L'Aquila, by following two suspected thieves, who escaped in the dark. The remains were stolen Sunday night from L'Aquila, 70 miles northeast of Rome, where they had been held since 1327.
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April 19, 1988 | Associated Press
The remains of Pope Celestine V, who resigned in 1294 after a five-month papacy, were stolen Sunday night from the cathedral in the city of L'Aquila, authorities said Monday.
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March 22, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
The murder of a leading air force general last week and a rash of armed robberies, two of them smoothly executed heists worth more than $5 million in all, have led Italian authorities to brace for a new and well-financed wave of terrorism by the long dormant Red Brigades. Gen. Licio Giorgieri, Italy's top military aerospace officer, was assassinated by two gunmen on a motorbike Friday night as he was being driven to his suburban Rome home.
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