Everything you need to know about the Dresden museum heist
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Everything you need to know about the Dresden museum heist

Monday's Green Vault break-in was dubbed the largest art theft in Germany since WWII. Here's how it happened, what was stolen, and if there's hope of finding the objects.

Cashing in: Why Germany is an ‘El Dorado’ for bank machine raiders

Cashing in: Why Germany is an ‘El Dorado’ for bank machine raiders

Brazen thief steals €2 million Ferrari during test drive near Düsseldorf

Brazen thief steals €2 million Ferrari during test drive near Düsseldorf

Crime in Germany at lowest level since reunification

Crime in Germany at lowest level since reunification

‘Not a shred of firm evidence’: Men on trial deny giant gold coin heist

‘Not a shred of firm evidence’: Men on trial deny giant gold coin heist

Four men face Berlin trial over theft of giant gold coin valued at €3.75 million

Four men face Berlin trial over theft of giant gold coin valued at €3.75 million

Thief in Kassel saws down tree in effort to steal €2,000 bike

Thief in Kassel saws down tree in effort to steal €2,000 bike

Thieves outwit police by driving 48-tonne crane through Germany

Thieves outwit police by driving 48-tonne crane through Germany

Oktoberfest waiter had €6,500 of earnings stolen after falling asleep in S-Bahn

Oktoberfest waiter had €6,500 of earnings stolen after falling asleep in S-Bahn

Berlin police widen hunt for stolen John Lennon belongings

Berlin police widen hunt for stolen John Lennon belongings

Sticky-fingered thieves steal €70,000 of chocolate in Hesse

Sticky-fingered thieves steal €70,000 of chocolate in Hesse

Thieves snatch 500 cases of urinal cakes, worth thousands of euros

Thieves snatch 500 cases of urinal cakes, worth thousands of euros

Museum guard among four arrested over stolen €1 million gold coin in Berlin

Museum guard among four arrested over stolen €1 million gold coin in Berlin

Police release video of thieves who stole €1 million-coin from Berlin museum

Police release video of thieves who stole €1 million-coin from Berlin museum

€1 million gold coin stolen from iconic Berlin museum

€1 million gold coin stolen from iconic Berlin museum

Man robbed in own home by teens who helped rescue him

Man robbed in own home by teens who helped rescue him

VIDEO: Police search for thief who robbed petrol station with ‘samurai sword’

VIDEO: Police search for thief who robbed petrol station with ‘samurai sword’

Pensioner fined €200 for searching for food in bins

Pensioner fined €200 for searching for food in bins

Crime writer in court for failed robbery – just like in his book

Crime writer in court for failed robbery – just like in his book

Berlin thief shows heart in surprising act of kindness

Berlin thief shows heart in surprising act of kindness

London ‘master thief’ strikes at Germany’s fanciest store

London ‘master thief’ strikes at Germany’s fanciest store

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store

Parents blast principal who ordered kids to strip naked

Parents blast principal who ordered kids to strip naked

Skull of St. Hedwig stolen from Frankfurt Cathedral

Skull of St. Hedwig stolen from Frankfurt Cathedral

Wig thieves make away with 600 different disguises

Wig thieves make away with 600 different disguises

Cat camera catches elusive cat burglars

Cat camera catches elusive cat burglars

Bavarian bureaucrat steals from poor to give to herself

Bavarian bureaucrat steals from poor to give to herself

Photos help police nab New Year sex assault suspects

Photos help police nab New Year sex assault suspects

Banks exchange 1000s of credit cards after hack attack

Banks exchange 1000s of credit cards after hack attack

First suspect arrested after Cologne sexual assaults

First suspect arrested after Cologne sexual assaults

Gang robs cash truck with rocket launcher

Gang robs cash truck with rocket launcher

Thief robs 43 families of Christmas duck dinner

Thief robs 43 families of Christmas duck dinner

Gangs bamboozle cops in bank bombing raids

Gangs bamboozle cops in bank bombing raids

Cologne gang ‘stole from churches to fund Isis’

Cologne gang ‘stole from churches to fund Isis’

Police hunt suspected female gang in Hamburg

Police hunt suspected female gang in Hamburg

Cheeky thief caught after returning for swag bag

Cheeky thief caught after returning for swag bag

Swarm of bee thefts angers German apiarists

Swarm of bee thefts angers German apiarists

Police arrest teen over Berlin knife attack

Police arrest teen over Berlin knife attack

Pickpockets hitting rail passengers: police

Pickpockets hitting rail passengers: police

‘Straw hat’ robbers leave flowers as calling card

‘Straw hat’ robbers leave flowers as calling card

Burglars coast to €1m theme park haul

Burglars coast to €1m theme park haul

Toilet theft at interior ministry causes a stink

Toilet theft at interior ministry causes a stink

Man comes home to thief sleeping on couch

Man comes home to thief sleeping on couch

Police catch teen who stole island’s only car

Police catch teen who stole island’s only car

Munich to return €2.5M book trove to Naples

Munich to return €2.5M book trove to Naples

Munich launches mega trial of €2.4m thieves

Munich launches mega trial of €2.4m thieves

Bavaria police nab serial kindergarten thief

Bavaria police nab serial kindergarten thief

Police put a spoke in bike thieves’ wheels

Police put a spoke in bike thieves’ wheels

Drunken art theft ‘marked World Cup victory’

Drunken art theft ‘marked World Cup victory’

Thieves tunnel into jewellery display case

Thieves tunnel into jewellery display case

Police lose scent of cheese heist thieves

Police lose scent of cheese heist thieves

Justice minister plans new data fencing law

Justice minister plans new data fencing law

Germany’s vicious cycle of bike thefts

Germany’s vicious cycle of bike thefts

Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer

Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer

Police catch drunk art thieves in Bavaria

Police catch drunk art thieves in Bavaria

Thieves clean out casinos with software

Thieves clean out casinos with software

Hackers steal details of 18 million email accounts

Hackers steal details of 18 million email accounts

Police arrest smash and grab ‘Apple store’ gang

Police arrest smash and grab ‘Apple store’ gang

Thieves steal 100 antique string instruments

Thieves steal 100 antique string instruments

How to hack 16 million email accounts

How to hack 16 million email accounts

Berlin burglars steal 300 phones in one minute

Berlin burglars steal 300 phones in one minute

Outcry over arrest of German ‘book thief’

Outcry over arrest of German ‘book thief’

Cyber thieves plunder 250,000 accounts

Cyber thieves plunder 250,000 accounts

Ibiza phone thief ‘world’s most stupid’

Ibiza phone thief ‘world’s most stupid’

Farmer unearths potato thief after 15 years

Farmer unearths potato thief after 15 years

Düsseldorf airport: the ‘El Dorado’ of bag theft

Düsseldorf airport: the ‘El Dorado’ of bag theft

German home burgled every four minutes

German home burgled every four minutes

Most bike locks child’s play for thieves

Most bike locks child’s play for thieves

Conductor goes off rails, steals driver seats

Conductor goes off rails, steals driver seats

Police arrest Brit over rhino horn theft

Police arrest Brit over rhino horn theft

Wave of toilet stall door thefts hits Brandenburg

Wave of toilet stall door thefts hits Brandenburg

Six officers remove raging bride from dry cleaner’s store

Six officers remove raging bride from dry cleaner’s store

‘Stolen’ car found in neighbour’s garage two years later

‘Stolen’ car found in neighbour’s garage two years later