King Farouk I of Egypt or “Thief of Cairo”, would often disguise himself and shoplift in markets and stores. He even hired a professional thief to teach him how to pickpockets. Also, he once stole Winston Churchill’s pocket watch.

King Farouk I of Egypt or “Thief of Cairo”, would often disguise himself and shoplift in markets and stores. He even hired a professional thief to teach him how to pickpockets. Also, he once stole Winston Churchill’s pocket watch.

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A picture of King Farouk I
King Farouk I

During his visits abroad, he quietly stole artifacts and objects such as the ceremonial sword from the Shah of Iran.

Even commoners were victims of his kleptomaniac ways.

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