at high-end SF Union Square shop raises security concerns A high-end
store in San Francisco's Union Square hit by a group of shoplifters that stand
out because of their distinctively colorful clothing has raised an alarm among
retailers in the neighborhood. Many in San Francisco's Union Square retail
community said they want more to be done about the brazen thieves. According to
police, a group of five to seven people dressed in brightly colored clothing and
head scarves -- mostly women -- hit the Tory Burch store on Maiden Lane last
week. Investigators said they ransacked the store, grabbing purses, wallets and
handbags. An employee was thrown to the ground trying to stop them.
Jewelry Theft Ring busted in Louisville, KY
St. Matthews Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a man
Thursday in connection with three jewelry store robberies in the Louisville
area. Investigators arrested Yussuan Chamizo, 32, at a home in the 3200 block of
Chinquapin Lane in Louisville, St. Matthews Police Det. Dennis McDonald said.
But more arrests may come. Police are still searching for two other men who
teamed with Chamizo in a theft ring to steal jewelry from at least 40 stores in
three states. Police said Chamizo and the other two men were responsible for
burglaries at Genesis Diamonds in St. Matthews, Macy's in Oxmoor Center and
Treasures in Jefferson Mall since the beginning of the year. The most recent of
the three burglaries took place at Genesis Diamonds on Shelbyville Road around 1
a.m. Saturday. The thieves got away with about $100,000 of jewelry.
Four People Charged in Theft Ring
Four people have been charged in a theft ring at the Walmart in Quincy, WV.
Derrick Walker, 33, of Charleston, Stephanie Woodrum, 27, of Dunbar, Temple
Green, 32, of Elkview and Margie Redman, 64, of Elkview were charged with two
counts of computer fraud and two counts conspiracy to commit a felony. Walker,
Temple and Margie are related. West Virginia State Police said the group was
having a 9 year old relative distract clerks at the store while one them stole
merchandise. Then, that person would go to the customer service to return it for
a merchandise credit as another item was taken. (Source
FBI Agent to Speak on July 2 in Annapolis, MD on International Organized Crime
in the Gem Trade