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ORC 4-11-14



41 people, including 12-year-old, Arrested in Retail Theft Ring Bust in Florida
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies said they arrested 41 people within two days during an investigation into an organized retail theft ring. Sheriff Grady Judd held a news conference Friday to announce the arrests. Judd said the thieves were hitting popular stores and supermarkets. Judd said the people arrested were behind many kinds of other crime in the community. The youngest person arrested was 12 years old, and the oldest was 67 years old. Deputies said the thieves were hitting stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Walmart and Publix. Judd said that of those arrested, 18 were receiving some sort of government aid or public assistance, and that 32 of them have criminal histories. (Source


Dallas jewelry store employee arrested for theft, re-selling items  A Dallas jewelry store employee originally arrested for stealing one item had actually been taking items for months according to Dallas police. The employee, Mary Gregory, had been stealing items from Kendra Scott Jewelry in Uptown since January and selling them on Craigslist. Police believe more than $18,000 worth of merchandise had been stolen since the start of the year. Gregory had a theft charge filed against her on Tuesday, but when police began to investigate on Wednesday they discovered more thefts. Store management provided police with surveillance video that showed one of the thefts. Police were then able to obtain a warrant and found additional merchandise in the woman's purse. Gregory confessed to stealing from the store since January and another warrant found more items in her apartment. The suspect has been jailed on multiple theft charges. (Source

Six Arrested In Attempted Flash Mob Burglary Of Upscale Ventura County Store
Six Bay Area women were arrested, after law enforcement officers say they tried a flash mob style burglary of an upscale women’s clothing store in Ventura County. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say that just after 3:30 yesterday, a group of six to eight women walked into the Tory Burch store in the Camarillo Premium Outlets. Investigators say the women had large bags, which they began filling with merchandise. About 30 seconds later, when one of the store employees contacted one of the women, the group fled from the store, and ran to a van. The employees called 911. Responding deputies quickly reviewed surveillance video, and identified the van, and other officers stopped it on the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. The six women, who ranged in age from 21 to 39, were arrested for burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools. (Source

Double Bust at Moraga, CA HomeGoods Store Tuesday
Two women were arrested Tuesday -- as their small children sat nearby -- after allegedly "returning" items stolen from the Moraga HomeGoods store, according to police. The suspects reportedly entered and took items from inside the store, then took the pilfered goods to a clerk to claim as returns -- receiving cards for store credit, police said. Johnson is allegedly a repeat offender and familiar to the Moraga store employees, who documented her previous offenses on March 31, April 3 and April 5, and reported them to law enforcement on April 7, police said. (Source

Pharmacy armed robbery suspects arrested with $250K of drugs in Conyers, GA

Lancaster Co., PA Convenience Store clerk and friends wanted in $14K theft


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