Category Archives: Organized Retail Crime Theft

Organized crime ring busted with $9500 in merchandise

Organized crime ring busted with $9500 in merchandise
By Index-Tribune Staff Report An Antioch woman and a San Francisco man were arrested Sunday after deputies from the Sonoma Police Department, responding to a shoplifting in progress at the Safeway, discovered about $9,500 in purloined goods in the couple’s vehicle. At about 9:30 p.m., the deputies were sent to the Safeway, at 477 W.…
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Duo accused of $3,600 in Walmart liquor thefts with aid of children

Duo accused of $3,600 in Walmart liquor thefts with aid of children
By Jefferson Robbins CHELAN — Two Bridgeport suspects are accused of using children to carry out multiple thefts of liquor from the Chelan Walmart that amounted to $3,600 in value. Angel Hernandez Garcia, 28, and Nanci Kay Lagrou, 28, were arrested Thursday by Chelan County sheriff's deputies, who now seek criminal charges of theft with intent…
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Five Accused in 140K Theft-and-Return Scheme

Five Accused in 140K Theft-and-Return Scheme
By Steven Cook Five people have been arrested in an elaborate scheme to steal home-improvement merchandise from multiple Lowe's stores, which was then "returned" to the Halfmoon store for gift cards, state police said. Police believe the ring hit Lowe's stores from Rome and Norwich in central New York to Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as the Capital Region. Ring members would…
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Police Looking For Wayne Bottle King Theft ‘Crew’

Police Looking For Wayne Bottle King Theft ‘Crew’
By Daniel Hubbard Wayne, NJ - Township police are looking for a "crew" of people they said have stolen several thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from three North Jersey Bottle King stores, including the one in Wayne. Wayne police released photos of the individuals taken from security camera footage of people "positively identified" as those…
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Easton Pair Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting Spree

Easton Pair Arrested for Alleged Shoplifting Spree
By Edward Sieger Easton, PA -  A pair of Northampton County women are sitting in county prison after authorities allegedly found nearly $2,000 in merchandise stolen from five stores in the same shopping complex. Colonial Regional police charged Laurie Ann Jacoby and Jessica Ashley Greiss following the alleged shoplifting spree last week at Northampton Crossings in Lower…
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Police on the Lookout for Brazen Thieves Pushing Their Way Through Metro

Police on the Lookout for Brazen Thieves Pushing Their Way Through Metro
By Robert Townsend Lee's Summit, MO - Police say so-called “push out thefts" are popping up across the metro. Cops say the crooks fill up their shopping carts at retail stores with no intention of paying for the purchases. Police say the thieves are fast and unassuming. They`re getting away with these crimes simply by walking…
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