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Authorities arrest Organized Retail Crime suspects in connection to Lowe’s theft
in Spring, TX A month-long crime spree ended Wednesday after deputies
arrested two suspects linked to nine documented thefts at Lowe’s stores in
Austin, Katy, Houston, Tomball, Kingwood and Spring. The robberies began on Jan.
11 in Round Rock, TX and ended recently in Spring, Texas. Two suspects were
arrested: Christopher Beebe, 33, and Brittany Trout, 30. Beebe would allegedly
run out of the stores with stolen battery powered tools, primarily drills,
chains and saws while Trout would be waiting in a car to drive away.
Newark supermarket owner accused of unloading $6K of stolen meat
A theft of $6,500 worth of meat led to the arrest of a supermarket owner for
receiving stolen property on Wednesday night, police said. Francisco Almanzar,
of East Orange, was arrested while he was allegedly unloading the boxed products
into his store on the 700-block of Broadway, said detective Carmen Rivera. A van
loaded with the meat had been reported stolen out of Elizabeth by the Magnolia
Beef Company. (Source
Albany, NY Man sentenced up to 7 years for selling stolen merchandise
A man who admitted he sold stolen merchandise has been sentenced to 3 ½ to 7
years in prison. John Suddard, 40, was sentenced in Albany County Court on
Thursday morning. He pleaded guilty back in December. Police say the Fort Edward
man received $3,388 for the items at Olde Saratoga Coin in Colonie. He was
arrested as he exited the store. (Source
Robbers target gift cards at 7- Eleven store in Vallejo, CA
Investigators were searching for someone with retail experience in two robberies
of the same Vallejo convenience store where the thieves made off with several
thousand dollars in pre-paid gift cards. The same 7-Eleven store in Vallejo has
been robbed twice over the past week and a half. Police said during the most
recent robbery on Feb. 8, one of the suspects took the clerk to a back room
while an accomplice loaded $6,000 onto gift cards. The previous robbery on Feb.
2 also involved gift card theft -- about $1,500 in that case.
6 thieves face organized crime charges in Pike County, KY
A half-dozen alleged thieves, who police believe stole numerous item including
meat products, are facing an organized crime charge and a potential for a
decade-long prison sentence if convicted. According to an indictment handed down
by a Pike grand jury this week, the six suspected members of a group which
officials believe to be part of an organized effort to steal items from retail
businesses in Pike County could face prison sentences of between five and 10
years if convicted on the class C felony charge they face of engaging in
organized crime or a criminal syndicate. Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick
Bartley said the items stolen included food, medication and cleaning supplies.
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