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ORC 10-27-14




Fencing Operation Busted in Seattle - Convenience Store - Investigation Ongoing - Retailer's Alert  Seattle Police busted an alleged "fencing" operation this week that was doing a brisk business in stolen laptops, cell phones and cameras. Police had received information that a small, cluttered convenience store on a busy street near Rainier Beach was doing a lot of fencing in stolen goods -- buying and selling electronics, stolen in a rash of robberies in the neighborhood. When officers walked into the store with a search warrant on Thursday, that was the end result of a chain of events that had started when robberies began to pick up speed in South Seattle toward the end of summer. When police walked in with the search warrant and found the trove of stolen goods they arrested the 48-year-old shop owner for trafficking in stolen property, according to an SPD statement. Detectives requested that the exact location not be disclosed as they continue their investigation. "It's pretty bad, the number of phones we found here," said South Precinct burglary/theft Sergeant Steve Daman. The back room was also stuffed with laptops and cameras. Investigators also found new clothes, shoes and bed spreads still in their packaging. In another room, a pile of bicycles sat next an inoperative industrial refrigerator. Along with the more than 250 smartphones and hundreds of cameras, computers, watches and instruments found in the store - a number of which Robbery Detectives have already tied to crimes in Rainier Beach - detectives also found $13,000 in cash, boxes of untaxed cigarettes illegally imported from Vietnam, and cabinets filled with bags of Khat -- a plant leaf stimulant classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule-1 controlled substance.

ORC gang of 8 busted in Polk County - For $6,500 in theft  Six adults and two teens were arrested last week in connection to a retail-theft ring responsible for at least $6,500 in merchandise, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday. The merchandise was later sold, detectives said. In some cases, undercover detectives purchased stolen property from the thieves, the sheriff's officer said. Sheriff's detectives said the shoplifters targeted clothing at retailers such as Bealls Outlet, Sports Authority, Hot Topic, Foot Locker, Rainbow, Crush Boutique, Dillard's, Kohl's, Toys R Us, Cotton On, and Burlington Coat Factory. The eight people arrested combined for 21 felonies and 17 misdemeanors, the sheriff's office said. All eight were given trespass warnings that ban them from businesses, including at Lakeland Square Mall.

Police Arrest Two Cleaning Crew employees for Theft At Marshall's in Cape Cod Mall  Barnstable Police say two men tasked with cleaning the Marshall's store in Cape Cod were attempting to clean out the store of it's merchandise before they were caught yesterday morning. Police responded to the store around 5:20 a.m. yesterday after the store's loss prevention team contacted them about the theft. With prior larceny issues, loss prevention members looked at security camera footage and were able to identify the two men tasked with cleaning the store, as the culprits. Police say the men were taking higher priced items off racks and shelves, taking the tags off and were hiding them in their cleaning equipment. The men, employed by TCM Incorporated, were also allegedly taking merchandise and putting it in shopping carts to hide in closets.

Burglars steal $14K in golf equipment from Gold Galaxy in Madison, WI
Burglars who smashed a glass door to get into a business early Saturday stole over $14,000 worth of golf gear. The break-in was reported at about 6:15 a.m. at Golf Galaxy, 502 S. High Point Road, Madison police said in a news release. Police were notified of the break-in when a burglar alarm went off at the store.

Frankfort, KY Police release Video of Rifle Theft from Walmart
Frankfort Police released security camera video of a gun theft from a Walmart that happened on October 11, 2014. Investigators said two men took an artificial Christmas tree out of its box in the store and put stolen rifles in it and paid at the register as if they were buying the holiday tree. Police said the security alarm did go off as the men left the store, but when the employee checked the receipt, it read that they had paid for the tree, so they were allowed to leave.

Taylor Alan Collins, 22, of Muskegon, Mich., 90 days jail, two years probation for organized retail crime, $743.50 restitution/fees/costs

ORC 10-27-14
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