Branko Bogdanov the $7 million shoplifting suspects to remain jailed
Federal judge in Chicago says the head of a suburban family accused of
shoplifting $7 million in goods must remain behind bars after deeming him a
flight risk. The ruling came Monday at a detention hearing for a father, mother
and daughter accused of going on regular excursions nationwide to steal.
Prosecutor Renato Mariotti says Branko Bogdanov claims he's $28,000 in debt. But
Mariotti says Bogdanov actually owns a $1.3 million Northbrook home and 12
vehicles, including a 2003 Chevy Corvette. Mariotti also told the court the
58-year-old emigrated in 1973 from the former Yugoslavia and is in the U.S.
illegally. The judge didn't immediately rule on the detention of the mother and
daughter. All three are charged with interstate transportation of stolen
property. They haven't entered pleas. (Source
investigating $10,000 theft from Saks Fifth Avenue downtown Cincinnati
Three women and two men stole five Louis Vuitton purses Sunday from Saks Fifth
Avenue in downtown Cincinnati, police said. A representative from the store told
investigators the purses are valued at $10,000. Police are looking at
surveillance footage taken inside the store on W. Fifth Street and continue
their search for the suspects. While no physical information about the suspects
was released, investigators said they are all about 18 years old.
Police release information about Jefferson Mall jewelry store robbery Police
are investigating a robbery that happened early Saturday morning at the
Jefferson Mall. Police said they were called out to Treasures Jewelers around
9:30 a.m. on the report of a burglary. Investigators said they believe the theft
happened early Saturday morning. Apparently, the thieves cut a hole in the roof
of the store and climbed down into the building. Once inside, police said the
suspects broke several display cases and took jewelry and watches. After
stealing the items, police said the suspects left in an unknown vehicle.
Furniture thieves return for cushions after sofa heist at Gorman’s in Grand
Rapids, MI On Sunday, they returned for the cushions.
Grand Rapids police are investigating the second smash-and-grab burglary in
seven days at Gorman’s Home Furnishings, 2320 28th Street SE, which was hit by
furniture thieves for the second time in seven days on Sunday morning, March 9.
Manager Duane Petroeksy said burglars broke through the high-end furniture
store’s rear entrance windows Sunday and stole leather sofa cushions that were
left behind during the previous burglary Monday, March 3.