Costa Mesa, CA Audeze warehouse hit for $262,000 of high-end headphones
The six thieves struck in the middle of the night, cutting a hole through a
corrugated roll-up door and slinking across the floor to avoid detection. They
took their time, sorting through boxes in the factory, looking for the goods.
Not once did they rise more than 18 inches off the floor during the two hours
they ransacked the business, their faces and hands concealed by hoods, hats,
gloves and bandanas. Like characters out of a jewel heist movie, the
perpetrators were organized and methodical. They lined up the plunder along the
floor and pushed it through the square hole they had cut in the door to a truck
waiting outside the nondescript industrial building, surveillance videos later
showed. The loot? $262,000 worth of high-priced headphones - 180 of them to be
exact, with a retail price of up to $1,945 apiece. The Feb. 28 caper shook the
company that manufactures the premium headphones, a small Costa Mesa outfit
called Audeze, whose factory the criminals targeted. The loss of so much
inventory added further delays to Audeze's already backlogged deliveries.
Brampton, ON women charged in theft of $2,500 in merchandise from Real Canadian
Superstore Three Brampton women have been charged with theft after
attempting to leave a local grocery store with nearly $2,500 in merchandise
Sunday night. At around 6:50 p.m., the group of females was observed removing
cosmetics from their packaging while inside the Real Canadian Superstore on
Guelph St. in Georgetown. The suspects then left the store without attempting to
pay for the items and were arrested as they tried to load the stolen goods into
a vehicle. A total of $2,450.87 worth of merchandise ranging from groceries,
clothes and cosmetics was returned to the store.
Romanian nationals arrested in Moberly, MO for stealing $1,000 of baby formula
Moberly police arrested three people Saturday afternoon at the Wal-Mart
Supercenter for stealing baby formula. Florentina Lordache, 25, Elena Nistor, 35
and Florin Dumitru, 35 are charged with felony stealing. Moberly police officers
were dispatched to the Wal-Mart around 3 p.m. Security at the store told
officers these were the same people wanted for stealing baby formula at other
Wal-Mart stores across the state earlier in the week. Officers said the three
were attempting to steal $1,000 worth of baby formula from the Moberly store.
Police said the three are Romanian citizens from the state of California.
Officers searched the car they were driving and found over 80 cans of baby
Port Authority PD nabs 'mule' for ID theft ring at George Washington Bridge
after shopping sprees A Bronx man who investigators said worked as a
"mule" for an ID theft ring was arrested by Port Authority police at the George
Washington Bridge after buying iPads, iPhone and other pricey electronics with
credit cards in unsuspecting victims' names at the Walmart in North Bergen. Paul
J. Cole, 33, was charged with fraudulent use of credit cards, driving with a
revoked license and unsworn falsification after Port Authority officers nabbed
him Friday afternoon. Cole, who has two previous felony convictions for ID
theft, was carrying bogus driver's licenses from Ohio and New York, at least two
phony credit cards he obtained using those licenses and other identifying
information for potential victims in Florida, authorities said. Authority
detectives were working with their counterparts from North Bergen and from
Morris County, where sources told reporters it's believed Cole did the same
thing at the Rockaway Mall.
Centre Hall, PA woman accused of attempting to steal $700 worth of merchandise
from Macy's A Centre Hall woman faces charges after a reported retail
theft this weekend. Victoria Hoover, 32, is accused of retail theft and
receiving stolen property after a reported incident Saturday evening at Macy's
Saturday evening, police said. Hoover is suspected by State College police of
attempting to take $700 of merchandise from the store in the Nittany Mall.
Hoover was arraigned before District Judge Allen Sinclair, who set bail at
$5,000, and taken to Centre County prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled