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ORC 8-23-13



San Bernardino and Riverside police arrest 25 people during operation focused on organized retail crime in San Bernardino  Officers worked with numerous businesses Tuesday and Wednesday, including Sam’s Club, Sears, Stater Bros., Target and Walmart to identify and arrest suspected store thieves. Police also uncovered information about fencing operations during the enforcement. (Source

Six charged in ‘organized retail theft' hitting Wal-Mart and selling stolen goods to pawn shops in N.C.  An alleged scheme to steal merchandise from Walmart and resell it at pawnshops and other businesses has led to charges against six Mount Airy residents and the recovery of property including an above-ground swimming pool at their home. Thousands of dollars’ worth of items such as air-conditioners, Blu-ray players, computer equipment and GPS units were taken from the store and sold from early July until shortly before the arrest of the six people this week, city police said. The thefts were spearheaded by three female members of the group, according to Brandon Davis, a detective with the Mount Airy Police Department. (Source

ORC gang of three busted hitting Wal-Mart stores in North Carolina  Authorities say three men from Henderson have been identified in connection with a theft ring that targeted Wal-Mart stores across central North Carolina. Sheriff Richard Webster said investigators were able to identify the suspects after two thefts from a Wal-Mart on the Chatham-Orange county line. He said the smash-and-grab thefts netted $150,000 in electronic items. (Source (Source

Two HEB shoplifters linked to organized crime gang and Mexican kidnapping of pop star's husband  The two are accused of shoplifting food, toys, and cosmetics from an HEB Plus in San Antonio, TX., Sunday evening. According to a police report, officers discovered the two were wanted on Mexican federal warrants. A number of internet reports claim the connection is to the abduction of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi's husband. Trevi is widely hailed as the edgy equivalent to Madonna in Mexican pop music. Her husband, Armando Gomez, was kidnapped in 2011, according to published accounts. A string of arrests have been made in the case since Jan 2012 including a well-known soccer player. (Source

ORC gang of three busted stealing $1,000 of Rogaine and Crest White Strips at Wal-Mart in Indian Trail, N.C.  Officials said more than $1,000 of merchandise was taken from Walmart including Rogaine and Crest White Strips. The Monroe Police Department will be charging the suspects with felony larceny and other traffic-related offenses. (Source

Daytona Beach Police seek two credit-card thieves  
Police in Daytona Beach are hoping newly released surveillance photos will help them find two women who they say are going on shopping sprees with stolen credit cards. Investigators said the cards were stolen in Holly Hill. The suspects were then caught on camera allegedly using them to buy merchandise from the Best Buy and Marshall's at the Volusia Mall. (Source

One man left holding the bags at Kohl's in Lower Nazareth Township
A man with a criminal record was part of a group of three men and two women attempting to steal $865 worth of merchandise from the Kohl’s store in Lower Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The suspect, Glenn Lindsey was caught holding the bags when the rest of the group fled when approached by Kohl’s Loss Prevention. Lindsey has a record for shoplifting with Kohl’s at another nearby store. (Source

Burglars hit South Pasadena optical store for $50,000 in frames  
South Pasadena Police reported that the glass was smashed out of a back door to the South Pasadena Eye Care store. Two masked and gloved thieves worked quickly to select and steal $50,000 worth of optical frames. (Source



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