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Man selling stolen meat, frozen shrimp from hitting Safeway stores
Joseph Brasky remains in the Multnomah County Detention Center. He was arrested last week on two counts of first-degree theft and one count of second-degree criminal trespass. According to court documents, Safeway Loss Prevention opened an investigation after discovering more than 21 thefts between August 2013 and September 2014. The total value of merchandise stolen is estimated at more than $3,000, court documents state. Detectives at North Precinct interviewed Brasky where he was shown 21 photos from the various thefts in 2013 and 2014. Brasky admitted that he was the person in all of the photos, according to the documents. (Source

8 Thieves Rob Chicago - Oak Brook Louis Vuitton in Smash-And-Grab
A group of people crashed a minivan into a storefront and robbed a Louis Vuitton at a west suburban mall in Illinois Sunday morning. Just after 4 a.m., police said a minivan backed into the front doors of a Louis Vuitton in the Oakbrook Center Mall and eight people wearing masks and gloves entered the store. The offenders took an unknown amount of merchandise from the store while the driver waited in the van. (Source

Five suspects arrested in connection with Louisville Verizon store Armed Robberies  Louisville Police have arrested five suspects believed to have been involved in the armed robbery of a cell phone store on Dixie Highway. The five suspects have been identified as Brandon Rauh, Wallace Louis, Jr., Stephon Craig, Mario Vrici, and Wallecia Louis all from the Louisville area. The Verizon Wireless store is located at 10414 Dixie Highway, near Ashby Lane, was robbed on Friday morning at gunpoint. Police say electronics were stolen from the store, and that the suspects were all arrested immediately following the robbery. Wallecia Louis reportedly admitted to acting as a lookout during the robbery. Vrici allegedly drove himself along with Craig and Wallace Louis Jr. to the Verizon store, before he entered the store with a gun according to police. Police say they believe Rauh, Craig, Vrici and Wallace Louis also took part in the robberies of a Radio Shack store at 5105 New Cut Road in June and July. (Source

RCMP charge two men in southern Alberta, Canada credit card fraud scheme Investigators say two males were attending gas stations and convenience stores, making large purchases of gasoline, cigarettes and various other items. Police say “unusual” purchases of scratch lottery tickets were also made — in excess of $100 and $200. The men attended the same stores on several occasions, within the same day. The purchases were initially approved, but the store was ultimately informed the transaction was completed with a fraudulent credit card. RCMP allege that the same two men are responsible for a “large number” of fraudulent purchases along the Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 1 corridor between Calgary and the border of Saskatchewan. (Source

ATM 'skimmer' and ID thief gets prison for South Florida scam; order to pay $11,294 in restitution  A man who admitted he installed "skimming" devices on South Florida ATMs to steal money and identities was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison Friday. Security cameras captured photos of Gheorghe Andrei, 53, of Hollywood, fitting and removing the devices and using the stolen information to withdraw cash at banks in Hallandale Beach, Weston, Jupiter, Lantana and Deerfield Beach. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Wood said Andrei's identity theft involved banks in South Florida and Canada and he was previously convicted of committing almost identical offenses in California in 2012. Andrei, a Romanian citizen who sought asylum in the U.S., apologized for his crimes. The judge imposed the maximum recommended punishment of four years and three months in federal prison. He also ordered Andrei, who could face deportation after serving his time. (Source

Man sought in $800 baby formula theft in Anne Arundel, MD
Anne Arundel County Police are looking for a man who they said has stolen baby formula from at least two stores. Police said the man pictured in the photo above has taken about $800 worth of formula from Safeway stores in Hanover and Severna Park. (Source


New York Metro ORC Alliance Kickoff Event

This Friday, Sept 12, in NYC - RSVP today!

The New York Metro Organized Retail Crime Alliance will host its kickoff event this Friday at One Police Plaza Auditorium in NYC. This new regional crime-fighting partnership will allow retailers and law enforcement in the greater New York area to communicate and collaborate like never before. RSVP for this free event here. Learn more at

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