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ORC 6/27/14




Robbery 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. (Source

Interstate 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. (Source

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


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