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ORC 2-13-14




Henderson, Nevada Man Arrested in Series of Target Store Thefts
Henderson Police have arrested a man in connection with thefts at two Target stores in Henderson. Police arrested 30-year-old Harold Joseph Michael on charges of burglary, grand larceny, petit larceny, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools. He took items in five different incidents, police said. Small electronics were the most common items stolen. Police are investigating Michael and believe he may be responsible for a series of thefts at Target stores in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. (Source

Shoplifters choke Target clerk in Greenwood Village, CO, fill shopping cart with electronics  Greenwood Village Police are asking for the public's help in identifying shoplifters who choked a Target clerk into unconsciousness and then escaped out a back door with a shopping cart full of merchandise. The suspect asked a clerk to open the electronics merchandise case so they could look at some high-end Beats Headphones. The headphones typically range in price from $200 to $400. When the clerk bent over to open the case, one of the suspects grabbed the employee from behind by his neck, causing him to lose consciousness. (Source

Beaumont, TX Case of Shoplifting from Dillard’s turns into a Short Police Chase  A 33-year-old Beaumont woman refused to stop her car, the officer pursued her. The chase ended a short time later at an apartment complex. "We know for sure some shirts were taken, there may have been some other items and they're working that out," said Sergeant Rob Flores, with the Beaumont Police Department. "She also had two outstanding felony warrants for a prior theft, and a failure to ID. She's in custody right now for the felony warrants, failure to ID, for felony evading in a motor vehicle as well." Organized shoplifting rings have been on the rise in Southeast Texas for the past few years. (Source

WFTV Inv. Reporter looks at Organized Retail Crime and how the Daytona Beach Police are successfully working with Retailers  Channel 9's Vanessa Welch spent months looking into the issue and learned detectives with the Daytona Beach Police Department are aggressively going after thieves. Daytona Beach police Detective Scott Frantz said we are all affected by this kind of crime. Frantz and his team go after people who keep the thieves in business, including smaller store owners who are buying the stolen goods for pennies on the dollar and using them to stock their shelves. (Source

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