Crime

"Priest" Threatens with Death Bulgaria's Interior Minister

A man, claiming to be a priest, has threatened with death Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov in a telephone conversation with officials from the department that he heads, reports say.

Crime | April 11, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1154

Romanian Driver Buried by His Truck in Bulgaria

The driver of a Romanian truck, who crashed Sunday afternoon near the Black Sea coast, died after long hours of rescue efforts to pull him out of a ditch failed.

Crime | April 10, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 822

Bulgarian Police Crash Prostitution Ring

A criminal group forcing young ladies to prostitute has been crashed in a specialized police operation by the Vratsa police department, northwestern Bulgaria.

Crime | April 10, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1315

Bulgarian ATM Scammer Busted in Belgium

Belgian police have caught a Bulgarian right when he was withdrawing money from an ATM with a cloned card, media reported. The 40-year-old man was caught red-handed in the city of Liege with a copy of a card that belonged to a Norwegian man.

Crime | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1307

Thieves Pilfer Bulgarian Temples

Thieves have desecrated two Bulgarian temples near Blagoevgrad in the south overnight, the Ministry of Interior announced.

Crime | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Bulgarian Mugged in Moscow

A Bulgarian citizen has been assaulted and mugged in Moscow, media reported. Unknown assailants clubbed Petar Stanev and took from him about RUB 50,000 and his leather jacket.

Crime | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 914

Police Raid Surprises Sofia Nightclubs

Bulgaria's police launched a third unannounced raid on nightclubs and bars all over the country, looking for underage visitors, illegal parking, and drunk drivers. From 4,549 inspected vehicles 508 were parked incorrectly and 68 had technical failures.

Crime | April 9, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 941

Greek Police Officers Who Raped Bulgarian Detainee Fired

Several police officers that were involved with the raping of a Bulgarian lady detained at the island of Rhodes have been laid off their posts, reports said. A total of seven employees of the local police station have been punished, private bTV channel r

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1226

Pimping Pensioner Arrested in Bulgaria

Police have apprehended a pensioner who rented out one of his rooms to prostitutes in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv. Local prostitutes took their clients to the 63-year-old man's apartment on the Hristo Botev Boulevard in Plovdiv.

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Fake Alcohol Found in Cop-Owned Company in Bulgaria

About two tons of hard liquor with fake excise bands were discovered by Bulgarian police in a warehouse and a distillery owned by a fellow colleague.

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1281

Bulgaria Busts Illegal Distillery

Bulgaria's police have launched two raids on Friday night, busting an illegal alcohol distillery, Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has said. Over two and a half tons of alcohol have been nabbed by the authorities, Petkov said for private Darik radio.

Crime | April 8, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

No Clarity over Attack on Bulgarian Crime Reporter

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry admitted to making insignificant progress in uncovering the assassination attempt against Bulgarian top crime reporter Vassil Ivanov.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1143

Somali Pirates Hijack Ship, Claim USD 400,000

Somali pirates have hijacked a South Korean fishing trawler with 25 people on board and have demanded a ransom of USD 400,000 for her release, media reported.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1237

Seaside Bungalows Ablaze in Bulgaria

Five wooden bungalows were burned Thursday night in a fire that broke out in the woods near Bulgaria's Golden Sands seaside resort.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Greek Police Officers Raped Bulgarian Detainee

Three Greek police officers have raped a Bulgarian lady detained at the island of Rhodes, AFP reported. The 29-year-old Bulgaria was detained on suspicions of illegally living in Greece and was to be deported to Bulgaria.

Crime | April 7, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1360

Nova TV: Assault on Our Reporter is Terrorist Act

The assassination attempt against our colleague Vassil Ivanov is a terrorist act, said Silva Zurleva, chair of the Board of Directors of Nova TV channel.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1015

Sofia Teen-Shooter Arrested

The man who shot three teenage boys in Sofia Wednesday night has been arrested, Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has said. 22-year-old Nikola Yurukov has quite a long list of previous offences, including thefts and robberies.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1266

Bulgarian Reporter's House Completely Demolished

The powerful bomb explosion in front of the apartment of a prominent Bulgarian television reporter has left his house completely demolished. "Everything in the apartment is blown to pieces, the rest of the apartments literally lay in ruins," said the cri

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 859

3 Investigative Stories Suspected in Journalist Attack

The Bulgarian crime reporter, whose house was demolished by a powerful bomb early on Thursday, suspects the assault might have been triggered by one of his three key investigative stories. "It could be the story about the cops' prostitutes, the abuses at

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

Man Attacked by Sofia Stray Dogs Spends Hour on Tree

A Bulgarian who was attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Sofia's South Park spent an hour perched on a tree, media reported. The 41-year-old man was walking through the park late Wednesday evening when the dogs chased after him.

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 957

Bomb-Targeted Bulgarian Journalist Has His Suspicions

Bulgarian journalist Vassil Ivanov, whose house was targeted by a bomb early Thursday morning, has said that suspects which of his investigations could have caused the violent act. The police, however, have advised him not to speak out on the matter, so

Crime | April 6, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1046
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