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ORC 2-13-15




Riverside Police Department Partner with Ralphs Grocery Company
to Combat Organized Retail Crime

*Thank you Denny Dansak for this ORC press release!

TJX Canada ORC Team and Toronto Police close $75,000 cases
The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of arrests made and search warrants executed in a series of thefts from across the province. On Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6 a.m., five people were arrested and charged with various property-related thefts from a number of major department stores in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area. In the course of the investigation, officers found over $75,000 of other stolen goods. Thanks Andrew Grummett for this submission!

UPDATE: Maricopa County, AZ Attorney Bill Montgomery speaks to the press regarding 'Operation Power Burn'  In attendance and partners in the operation are: Michelle Ahlmer, Arizona Retailers Association; Joe Kopelic, Divisional Loss Prevention Manager, Fry's Food Stores; David Bailey, Market Asset Protection Manager, Walmart; Mike Moran, Market Asset Protection Manager, Walmart and Thomas Rosch, Senior Investigator-Global Investigations, Walmart.

Retailer's Alert: ORC Ring Operating in Florida - $7,500 in lingerie stolen from Victoria's Secret in Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg, Fla.  In one month, an organized theft ring has taken more than $7,500 in women's undergarments from Victoria's Secret store at Tyrone Mall, according to police. In January, there were three grand theft offenses committed at the store in the mall. On each occasion, surveillance cameras showed suspects stealing more than $2,500.00 worth of woman's lingerie. The suspects appear to be well organized with some acting as lookouts and distracters while the theft is taking place (see video below). Detectives believe these suspects are related to an organized group targeting retail stores in malls and factory outlets throughout Florida.

Raleigh, Clayton police charge woman in $8,600 merchandise thefts from Belk, Walmarts  A woman from Henderson was arrested at a Holly Springs Walmart store early Friday on warrants from Raleigh and Clayton police charging she had shoplifted $8,600 in merchandise from two Walmarts and a Belk store and helped in the theft of more. Raleigh police charged that the thefts began with Ross carrying off "80 pair of dress pants, jeans and shirts" worth $3,680 from the Belk store. That is also when, police charged, Ross helped unknown other people carry away clothing worth $1,100. On Jan. 15, Raleigh police charged, Ross stole a little over $2,000 worth of electronics and housewares from the Walmart. The third warrant, from Clayton police, alleged Ross stole $2,900 worth of "computers, television, tools and kitchen appliances" from the Walmart.

Mesa police looking for male ORC thief hitting Safeway for $1,400 in alcohol in four days

ORC 2-13-15
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