A group of teenagers were caught out after photos of themselves were found on a digital camera a man claimed was stolen from him while taking a nap on a park bench in Montpellier.
A guitar given to Johnny Hallyday for his 69th birthday was stolen before he was due to go on stage for a concert in Bordeaux.
A 14-year-old boy, who was supposed to be locked up in a detention centre for previous crimes, was found joyriding a stolen car in Toulouse last night.
More former executives of France Telecom are to go before an investigating magistrate Thursday, a day after the ex-head of the company was placed under investigation over a spate of suicides there.
China said on Thursday it would not attend a "Friends of Syria" meeting in Paris that is aiming to coordinate Western and Arab efforts to stop violence in the country.
French investigators will release on Thursday a final report into what caused the mid-Atlantic crash of a Rio to Paris Air France flight that killed 228 people in 2009.