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Ferguson protests disrupt retailers on Black Friday - Stores shut down as demonstrators stage "die-ins" Missouri protesters Friday turned their anger over the police shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown on the St. Louis Galleria Mall, forcing it to shut down temporarily on the busiest shopping day of the year. Demonstrations spanned the country, from service disruptions at an Oakland, California, transit station to a march outside Macy's Herald Square store in New York. As many as 200 people demonstrated near Chicago's famed Water Tower, urging shoppers not to spend money as a show of solidarity with people in Ferguson. Protesters in Seattle clashed with authorities on Friday as well. Police said they used pepper spray against demonstrators and said some were throwing flares. In St. Louis, officials urged Galleria retailers to bring down security gates after several hundred protesters entered the mall and disrupted shopping. One mall worker said demonstrators threatened to throw chairs in the food court before the National Guard moved in. At times, protesters would stop and lie on the floor of the Galleria Mall in a "die-in." Demonstrators also interrupted Black Friday shopping at Target and Walmart stores in the area, the station reported. cnn.com voanews.com
Thousands of protesters descended on Walmarts to protest what they said were the
retailer's low wages About 300 people rallied Friday morning at a
Walmart near Union Station in Washington, while 11 Walmart workers and
supporters were arrested on charges of blocking traffic outside a Walmart on
West Monroe Street in Chicago. At the Walmart in North Bergen, N.J., several
hundred union members and others protested, including Randi Weingarten,
president of the American Federation of Teachers, whose placard said, "Walmart:
Breaking the Promise of America." It was the third year that Our Walmart
sponsored protests on the day after Thanksgiving. The group, supported by the
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, said many workers had
engaged in a one-day strike, although it said many did not because they feared
retaliation. Walmart sought to play down the protests, saying few employees went
on strike. In a statement, the company said: "Fewer associates called out absent
over the past day than we see on a typical day. That tells us our associates are
excited to be there for our customers at this special time, and they are not
joining in made-for-TV demonstrations in any meaningful way." Walmart added,
"The crowds are mostly made up of paid union demonstrators and they are not
representative of our 1.3 million associates across the country."
Bedford, Mass., police department's 'Operation P.A.C.E.'
A campaign aimed at providing both a visible and invisible police presence in
shopping centers and retail establishments during the holiday shopping season.
Bedford officers will be present and visible within the town's shopping centers
during the holiday season in an attempt to curb theft during the busiest retail
season of the year. wcvb.com
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Minneapolis ORC Duo busted hitting Walmart store in Minot, N.D. - $8,000 worth
of stolen merchandise found in hotel room Police say they got a report
of a stolen cell phone, leading them to arrest 22-year-old Davonte Derick Nelson
and 24-year-old Siearae Jashea Smith. Police used surveillance video to identify
the two and later caught them in a traffic stop where some of the stolen goods
were found. After the arrest, police found a hotel room key in a squad car.
Officers search the room and found more stolen merchandise.
ORC Trio busted stealing hundreds of dollars worth of electronics from Walmart in Ocala, FL., with the intent to sell or refund for cash Authorities said the three planned either to sell the stolen merchandise or to return it for cash - and they explained they had stolen the items because they're unemployed. Two of the three arrested, Heather Lee Sauers, 25, and her 28-year-old boyfriend, Eric D. Slaughter, have four children between them, and two of the children were with them when deputies said Slaughter was caught stealing the first time on Thursday. The other two children were with them when they were caught on Friday. ocala.com
Female ORC thief busted hitting multiple stores in Delta TWP, MI. Eaton County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 35-year-old Mason woman on Friday in connection with the theft of about $3,225 in merchandise from a Delta Township business. Deputies said the suspect had stolen an unknown amount of merchandise from the store earlier last week and was caught leaving with a second cart of items on Friday. After arresting the woman outside the store, deputies found about $1,400 in additional merchandise stolen from another Delta Township business in the suspect's car. She is being held in the Eaton County jail for suspected felony retail fraud. The suspect has a long history of retail frauds and is currently on probation for felony retail fraud, deputies said. lansingstatejournal.com
ORC duo arrested after viewer tips lead to hotel - Hitting 10 Macy's stores & 1 Nordstrom in West Valley City, Utah Police in West Valley City have caught two alleged serial shoplifters, thanks in part to tips from viewers. Police say tips led them to a hotel, but once officers got there, they found that the two had already left. But the suspects, Daniel Craig Edwards and Jennifer Allyce Hatch, were found at the Gateway Motel about a half mile away and arrested. Edwards and Hatch allegedly stole from at least 11 retail stores in malls around the valley, hitting ten Macy's stores and one Nordstrom. "Right now they're estimating somewhere between seven and nine thousand dollars in merchandise that they were able to steal," said West Valley City Police Lt. Dalan Taylor. "They're stealing high end clothing, and purses seemed to be what they were going after." fox13now.com
Miami Man Arrested With Counterfeit Credit Cards; "potential loss of $170,000"
The cards contained information obtained from a skimming device. A
Miami man is behind bars after police discovered multiple counterfeit credit
cards during a traffic stop. Lee County Sheriff's deputies pulled over
29-year-old Leon Marcel Atkinson on I-75 in Fort Myers for speeding on Monday,
November 24th. Officers detected the smell of marijuana and searched the
vehicle. A number of credit cards and gift cards were found scattered throughout
the car. Police checked the authenticity of the cards and determined them to be
counterfeit and cloned. The cards contained information obtained from a skimming
device. Detectives said the cloned cards had an approximate potential loss value
of $170,000, had they been used as intended. Atkinson was arrested and
transported to the Lee County Jail. He faces a number of charges, including 17
counts of possession of cloned credit cards and one count of trafficking in
cloned credit cards.
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Gunman shoots Nordstrom employee/ex-girlfriend, kills self inside Chicago store
A gunman shot a woman before turning the gun on himself Friday night in what
police describe as a domestic-related shooting at the Nordstrom store off of
North Michigan Avenue. The 31-year-old man was targeting his "girlfriend or
ex-girlfriend," who was a seasonal employee at the department store, said John
Escalante, chief of detectives for the Chicago Police Department. According to a
police report, the shooter, identified as Marcus Dee, approached the woman at
the store and they spoke with each other. He took out a gun, and as the woman
walked away from him, he shot her in the head/neck area before shooting himself
in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:23 p.m.,
the report said. The woman died Saturday, her family said. The crowded store, at
55 E. Grand Ave. in the Shops at North Bridge mall on North Michigan Avenue, was
hurriedly emptied of holiday shoppers after the shooting, according to
Black Friday brawl sparks shooting spree panic at Westfield Annapolis Mall in
Maryland Shoppers were sent into a frenzy after fearing a 'gunman' had
opened fire during a Black Friday brawl as bargain-hunters continued to cause
chaos. Fights continued to break out across the country on the biggest shopping
day of the year - despite some stores saying it has been 'quieter than usual'.
Customers in the Westfield Annapolis Mall in Maryland panicked after hearing
loud bangs and windows smashing - fearing someone had started shooting.
According to WJLA there was a fight in the food court that saw tables
overturned. Anne Arundel County Police responded and the mall was put on shut
down. However the mall reopened a short time later, allowing shoppers to
continue their hunt for cut-price gifts.
Smash, Grab, Run: It's Been a Brazen Year for Jewelry Heists Gunshots rang out in central Paris on the afternoon of Nov. 25, as two men
robbed a Cartier boutique near the Champs Elysées, exchanged fire with police,
and fled on a motor scooter with a stash of jewelry and diamond-encrusted
watches. That crime was only the latest in a string of bold, broad-daylight
jewel heists worldwide. On Nov. 11, a gunman posing as a delivery person took
some $500,000 worth of luxury watches from a store in New York City's diamond
district. Robbers wearing burqas cleaned out a Toronto jeweler in October. Two
other chic Paris boutiques were hit earlier this year, while Cartier's Fifth
Avenue store had a smash-and-grab robbery in January. The perpetrators of these
crimes don't much resemble the debonair cat burglar Cary Grant in To Catch a
Thief, or the skilled technicians recruited by George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven
and its sequels. More often, real-life thieves employ sledgehammers, axes, and
assault rifles. One group in the Philippines, known as the Acetylene Gang, even
breaks into stores with acetylene torches. The number of heists in some
countries, including the U.S. and France, has declined in recent years. But at
least in the U.S., the value of the stolen loot has increased, because of a rise
in "million and multi-million dollar robberies and burglaries," according to the
Jewelers Security Alliance. The New York City-based trade group reports that the
value of jewels and watches stolen in the U.S. rose 10.5 percent in 2013, even
as the number of crimes fell 8.1 percent, to 1,414 reported incidents.
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