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ORC 5-28-14



ORC trio sentenced for $10,000 crime spree in Berrien County, MI.
A Three Oaks man has been sentenced to probation and jail after being caught stealing more than $10,000 worth of items from stores in an organized crime spree. Zachary Alan Lee, 28, of Orange Street pleaded guilty to organized retail crime and was sentenced in Berrien County Trial Court to five years probation and 90 days in jail followed by attendance in the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program. He was given credit for 37 days already served. He must pay $13,060, including more than $10,400 in restitution. The crimes occurred between Dec. 1 to March 31 and involved Lee stealing merchandise such as drill bits, router bits and saw blades from Lowe's in Niles Township. He would return the items to another Lowe's or sell the items to others, who would make returns to stores. Lee used the money to support a drug habit. (Source

Tulsa Police Issue Photos Of 'Screaming' ORC Suspects; hit ULTA for $900  Tulsa Police are asking for help in identifying three women who they say have stolen thousands of dollars in merchandise from a cosmetics store. The women are stealing from the ULTA Store in the Tulsa Hills shopping complex, according to a news release. The Organized Retail Crime Unit released photos of the women taken Friday, May 2. Police say the women visited the store at about 4 p.m. that day and stole over $900 in perfume and cologne. "The suspects are very vocal and will scream at employees or even other customers if they feel someone is watching them," the news release states. (Source

Children's Place shoplifters wanted; duo hits store in Orange Park Mall, FL  According to a police report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, a man and woman went into the Children's Store in the Orange Park Mall May 15 and started picking up merchandise and shoved it into a large bag they were carrying. The couple was caught on surveillance video, but left the store before mall security could catch them in the act. The value of the items stolen from the store totals almost $800. The same store was hit by three females shoplifting suspects in January who were able to get away with a little over $600 of merchandise. (Source

Nyquil Robber Strikes at Miami 7-Eleven
Police are searching for a robbery who tried to steal 10 bottles of Nyquil from a Miami 7-Eleven store. Police are searching for a robber who tried to steal 10 bottles of Nyquil from a Miami 7-Eleven store. The strong arm robbery happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the store at 95 Southeast 9th Street when the suspect entered and placed the Nyquil in a bag and walked out, pushing an employee out of the way, police said. The employee followed the suspect out of the store and a struggle ensued. The suspect released his hold on the bag and fled on foot. (Source

San Francisco, Union Square bra bandit strikes Victoria Secret again
A man who San Francisco police call the “underwear burglar” made off with almost $450 worth of bras and panties in his fifth alleged heist at the Victoria’s Secret Pink store in Union Square on Tuesday. Anthony Robinson, 55, was allegedly caught with 15 bras and four pairs of panties hidden under his clothes at about 3:30 p.m. May 20. He had been booked into county jail in February on suspicion of burglary, robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and for outstanding warrants after investigators said he committed three thefts inside the store. But the brief stay in jail was apparently not enough to deter him, and Police said Robinson returned to the store three more times — on April 25, April 29 and May 12 — to steal more underwear. (Source


ORC 5-28-14
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