Revealed: the surprising extent of petty theft in Switzerland

Revealed: the surprising extent of petty theft in Switzerland

While people in Switzerland have a reputation for being a law-abiding bunch, a new survey paints a slightly different picture.

How ‘stealing’ a packet of grated cheese ended up costing a Swiss pensioner thousands of francs

How ‘stealing’ a packet of grated cheese ended up costing a Swiss pensioner thousands of francs

Suspects behind daring Helvetic diamond heist could face eight years in prison

Suspects behind daring Helvetic diamond heist could face eight years in prison

Swiss arrest suspected charity thief

Swiss arrest suspected charity thief

Delivery driver stole hundreds of items from Swiss online shop

Delivery driver stole hundreds of items from Swiss online shop

Prized violin worth millions stolen on Swiss train

Prized violin worth millions stolen on Swiss train

Thieves leave the cars but steal their parts

Thieves leave the cars but steal their parts

Looted artefacts restored to Italy from Geneva

Looted artefacts restored to Italy from Geneva

Swiss jewel thieves make off with huge booty

Swiss jewel thieves make off with huge booty

Lucerne underwear thief to see jail time

Lucerne underwear thief to see jail time

Geneva art dealer in court over Picasso theft

Geneva art dealer in court over Picasso theft

Vevey jeweller hurt in fruitless armed hold-up

Vevey jeweller hurt in fruitless armed hold-up

Fake Geneva cops rip off tourists — and UN staff

Fake Geneva cops rip off tourists — and UN staff

Survey: Swiss motor boat theft on the rise

Survey: Swiss motor boat theft on the rise

Rare Valais sheep feared stolen for meat sale

Rare Valais sheep feared stolen for meat sale

Low-IQ ‘IT genius’ leads school computer theft

Low-IQ ‘IT genius’ leads school computer theft

Rich pensioners robbed churches ‘for thrills’

Rich pensioners robbed churches ‘for thrills’

Fifty kilos of gold stolen from Zurich-bound  plane

Fifty kilos of gold stolen from Zurich-bound plane

Fake police ring nabbed in western Switzerland

Fake police ring nabbed in western Switzerland

Two inmates on the run from Vaud prison

Two inmates on the run from Vaud prison

Swiss airline ‘loses’ $1.2 million at JFK airport

Swiss airline ‘loses’ $1.2 million at JFK airport

Priest suspended for stealing from parishes

Priest suspended for stealing from parishes

Images of Basel diamond thieves captured

Images of Basel diamond thieves captured

Diamonds swiped in daring Basel raid

Diamonds swiped in daring Basel raid

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Thieves steal 230 Zurich pigeons

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Suspected ‘Pink Panther’ diamond thief arrested

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Thieves return stash of stolen watches

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Scot jailed for theft of Basel diamond

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Warhol thief gets 18 months