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Traveling Jewelry Salesman targeted by an armed gunman in San Carlos, CA
The victim, a 43-year-old jewelry salesman, had arrived Geoffrey's Diamonds and Goldsmith at the store in possession of a case of gems. While he was crossing the street, at least one masked suspect confronted him and brandished a silver semi-automatic pistol, deputies said. The suspect demanded the victim's case containing the jewels. The suspect grabbed the case and fled toward three other masked suspects waiting inside an SUV. (Source

Tijuana-Based ID Theft Conspiracy Busted
Tijuana-based identity theft ring which netted more than $100,000 and involved two men -- one of whom is a resident from San Diego’s South Bay -- has been taken down by U.S. federal officials, according to indictments unsealed this week. The suspects stole about 4,200 customers’ data between Dec. 2012 and June 2013, though the scheme dates back to July 2011. (Source

Baby Formula Shoplifter Sentenced to Probation, Community Service in East Greenwich, RI  The man East Greenwich Police were trying to identify in connection with the theft of numerous cans of baby formula from the CVS on South County Trail has been arrested. Police said Dennis McGovern, 46, with a last known address in Cumberland, was charged with two counts of shoplifting. Police said McGovern stole baby formula from the store on two separate occasions in January and February respectively. Last week, police distributed images of him captured by store security cameras via the Rhode Island Web site in the hopes of identifying him. Court records show McGovern has had more than two-dozen run-ins with the law for a variety of charges since the 1980s. McGovern pleaded no contest to the two shoplifting charges, one of which was dismissed. He was sentenced to six months of probation, ordered to perform 10 hours of community service and make restitution. He was also ordered to pay court costs. (Source

Four arrested in shoplifting $1200 of merchandise from Walmart in Stevens Point, WI; needed money for heroin addiction  One of four people arrested in what the suspects say was a theft ring designed to get drugs told investigators “it was a relief to get caught because he was tired of being sick (heroin withdrawals) and other bad things happening, such as having a gun directed at him”. (Source

Two women in Beulah, ND busted leaving Walmart with $700 of merchandise
Two Beulah women face multiple charges after alleged shoplifting incident at the Mandan Walmart. A caller told police two women had stolen several items and left the store. Officers located the suspects vehicle and found over $700 dollars in merchandise, drugs and drug paraphernalia and an eight year old girl. (Source


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