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7-Eleven store manager busted stealing $20,000 in gasoline scheme with male accomplice in Brownsville, TX  A scheme to steal thousands of dollars worth of gasoline has ended with two men behind bars in Brownsville. Cameron County District Attorney's Office investigators arrested Larry Muñoz and Cesar Augusto Rodriguez on Wednesday. Investigators allegedly watched as Muñoz allegedly provided Rodriguez with $244 dollars worth of gasoline. Authorities believe that more than $20,000 dollars worth of gasoline has been stolen from the store over the past few months. (Source

Three face charges in South Florida organized theft ring
Members of what detectives call an organized theft ring were arrested this week, accused of stealing from Targets, Walmarts, Best Buys and other stores throughout South Florida. Justin Noel McCommon, 32, of Sunrise, is accused of stealing video cameras, headphones, digital cameras and other electronics mostly from the Target Superstore at 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach, according to several arrest reports. The three men have been linked to thefts at stores in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coconut Creek, Wilton Manors, Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach. We are contacting other districts through the Broward Sheriff's Office to find other cities that have been victimized but at this time we know that Mr. McCommon, Mr. Hansen and Miranti are involved," said Detective Jason Dorsett with the BSO Burglary Apprehension Team. On Monday, the group stuffed electronics into a Reebok duffel bag in the Target store at 1200 S. Federal Hwy. in Deerfield Beach, but they left empty-handed, detectives said. Security personnel recovered the merchandise and alerted other stores in the area, investigators said.Later that day, the suspects went to the Target Superstore on Hillsboro Boulevard and stole several Go Pro video cameras worth about $400 each and nine digital cameras worth an estimated $1,350 combined, according to the police reports. Target security officials were waiting for them and called the Broward Sheriff's Office. (Source

Second Arrest Made in Organized Retail Theft Scheme in College Station, TX  College Station Police made a second arrest Tuesday in connection with six thefts over a five week period during beginning January 19. Twenty-five-year-old Stephanie Rivera of Bryan is out of jail on bond, charged with organized retail theft. Police said her accomplice, 38-year-old Stephen Peterson was able to bypass security at the Target on Texas Avenue by removing a sensor called “spider wrap.” Lieutenant Chuck Fleeger said the specialized key used to defeat the security measure allowed them to elevate the charge from a state jail felony to a third degree. Police reports value the stolen merchandise at nearly $1,200, over half of which was sold to the nearby Hastings for less than $200. Peterson was arrested April 24 on the same charges and posted bond the next day. (Source

West York Borough, PA Police seek men in “distraction” theft ring  West York Borough Police are on the lookout for three men wanted for their involvement in a multi-state commercial distraction theft ring. The trio were charged in April 2013 for their roles in two separate distraction thefts in the borough. The first took place on December 28, 2012 at the Giant Foods Store. Once suspect distracted a clerk, another acted as a lookout while the third broke into the store office and took cash. The second incident happened on April 28, 2012 at Smokers Outlet. Two suspects distracted the clerk, while two more acted as lookouts and a another entered the office, removed a safe and a large sum of cash from the store. After an extensive investigation, several of the suspects were identified and charged. Borough police also identified at least 8 people that have been in the group, that have committed several similar style thefts throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia all within the last eight years. (Source fox

Organized Retail Theft Videos from Congressional Testimony and other sources
Check out these various videos on the growth of organized retail crime, how to prevent and mitigate the North American problem, and how retailers are partnering with investigators throughout the United States:



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