6 gang members arrested after SWAT standoff in Albuquerque; ties to Armed
Robberies and Shoplifting APD said it arrested six gang members at a
house on Grover Street. Police tracked the known gang members to the house
Wednesday, but no one would come out. Officers brought in SWAT and crisis
negotiators because a wanted felon was in the house. The arrests were made
shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. The six face various charges like armed robbery,
identity theft, shoplifting and probation violations.
Ring Tied To Thousands Of Dollars Of Stolen Merchandise Busted Police have
busted a major fencing ring that has been tied to hundreds of thousands of
dollars worth of stolen merchandise, according to a senior law enforcement
source. The source told CBS4's Jim DeFede that this was "major operation" that
had been underway for several months. The source said the head of the fencing
ring had been arrested and more arrests are expected in this ongoing operation.
Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said this was a joint
operation involving Miami-Dade and Coral Gables Police.
Huntsville, TX Police arrest 2 connected to Organized Theft Ring hitting
Academy, Target, and Marshalls Authorities arrested two Huntsville men
who stole a variety of items from several stores in a local shopping center
earlier this week. Confun Shann Mitchell, 35, and Joshua Cole Dimmick, 28, were
taken into custody on charges of organized retail theft about 10:45 a.m. Monday.
Huntsville police believe a third suspect was involved but he was able to elude
capture. Officers were dispatched to Ravenwood Shopping Center after an employee
at Target reported a theft in progress. When officers arrived, two of the
suspects had left Target and were located in Dollar Tree. Police say Dimmick and
Mitchell tried to leave the store through the emergency exit which set off an
alarm. The two suspects were taken into custody and police were able to recover
items that were stolen from Academy, Target and Marshalls worth close to $1,000.
Michael Kors merchandise targeted at Marshall's and TJ Maxx in Linden, NJ
Police are looking for a group of thieves who allegedly have stolen several
thousands dollars in merchandise, mostly designer Michael Kors coats and
handbags, from TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores in the area. Police have released
video surveillance images of group members who allegedly stole designer handbags
and coats around 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 from the TJ Maxx store on Routes 1 and 9 at
the Linden Plaza shopping center. According to police, the group members are
believed to be part of a gang targeting TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores in the
Kohl's Coat thieves in Hatfield, Co, PA lead Police on 2 city chase
Two repeat offender retail thieves from North Philadelphia are behind bars in
Montgomery County jail - each charged with multiple felonies - after they
allegedly stole a half-dozen winter coats, valued at nearly $500 from a Hatfield
Township Kokl's and one led responding police officers from two jurisdictions on
a chase. Police said a check of both men's criminal histories revealed that
Shelton has two previous convictions for retail theft, and Davis has 11 priors
for retail theft, which is why the charges were graded as felonies rather than
UK: Estee Lauder employee stealing 50 items a day; 'stealing to order'
Cocaine addict Radoslaw Ozgowicz has been jailed after he stole hundreds of
cosmetics from a laboratory and sold them to a couple who made thousands on
eBay. Portsmouth Crown Court heard the 36-year-old would take up to 50 items a
day while working for Estee Lauder. It comes as couple Dariusz Suski, 32, and
Joanna Lazarska, 33, were jailed after their home was raided and police found
thousands of Estee Lauder and Clarins items. Sentencing Ozgowicz, of Copnor
Road, she said: 'You were stealing products during your breaks and hiding them.
'You, at the time, initially sold some of those items through eBay but very
quickly you were selling directly to Suski and Lazarska. Judge Munro added he
received at least $100,000 from Suski and Lazarska in Southsea, who had 11,000
items at their home. She added: 'You were clearly a supplier of a significant
quantity of those products. Although you dispute this, you were in effect
stealing to order.'
Fencing Operation: Passaic Co, NJ Sheriff's Office seizes Counterfeit
merchandise; selling $400k to $500k in stolen merchandise A Clifton
man was arrested on charges of selling an estimated $400,000 worth of stolen and
counterfeit clothing, along with accessories, per year out of his Paterson shop,
where detectives seized more than $60,000 in goods. Andres Grullon, 56, faces
charges of counterfeiting, fencing and receiving stolen property. Victoria's
Secret and other major clothing brands notified the sheriff's office in December
that Grullon was suspected of fencing merchandise at his Main Street store,
Kaylee G. Fashion. Victoria's Secret products are sold exclusively at the
brand's retail stores, however, authorities recovered more than $35,000 worth of
pants and undergarments from Grullon's shop, the sheriff said. In addition to
the stolen clothing, Berdnik said investigators also found more than $30,000 in
phony merchandise using brands including Michael Kors, Chanel, Gucci, Lacoste,
Burberry and Louis Vuitton. The investigation was a joint effort with sheriff's
detectives, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office and security officials from
the various brands, Berdnik added. Thank you to Joe Hadju, with Lbrands
for submitting this article!