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Safeway baby formula thieves lead pd on high-speed chase in Pleasanton 
A couple suspected of stealing baby formula from a grocery store and leading police on a high-speed vehicle chase along Interstate 680 Wednesday morning were arrested after nearly crashing the car and being nabbed by a police dog. Luke and Martin were arrested on suspicion of multiple felony counts including theft and evading police then booked at the Santa Rita Jail. In addition to the formula stolen from Safeway, police said they recovered a trunk full of baby formula likely taken from other stores. Police said they are investigating whether the case related to a previous theft of baby formula at the same Safeway on March 1 that involved a similar suspect and vehicle descriptions.

Shoplifting crews steal sunglasses worth $6,000 in F'ville
Two shoplifting crews in March hit the LensCrafters store at the Fayette Pavilion and stole nearly $6,000 in sunglasses. Fayetteville Detective Mike Whitlow said the first crew, a young African American couple with a young child, struck the LensCrafters store on March 17 and made off with nearly $2,000 in Ray-Ban sunglasses. The couple is believed to be from the metro Atlanta area, said Whitlow. The second crew, a white male and female in their 20s, robbed the store of approximately $4,000 in Ray-Ban and Tiffany sunglasses on March 30. LensCrafters is investigating the robbery and believes it to be connected to a crew operating out of California, Whitlow said. The same couple hit LensCrafters stores in Dunwoody and Chicago, Whitlow added.

Four Grand Rapids, MI men used stolen credit card numbers to buy Meijer gift cards, electronics  Four men have been indicted on allegations that they used credit cards re-encoded with stolen account numbers to purchase high-value gift cards from Meijer stores. Leon Goodwin, Travon Mayberry, Devin Dixon-Ryles and Sean Young-Perry were indicted March 26 on counts of conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. The case, filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, was unsealed last week. The men are accused of using stolen credit card account numbers and expiration dates to create re-encoded credit cards and obtain stored-value cards. They then used those cards to purchase Meijer gift cards and stored-value cards, the indictment alleges. The Meijer gift cards, most of which were valued at $900 each, were used to buy expensive electronics.

Two busted for attempt to sell stolen XBox controllers from Corpus Christi Walmart  Cops easily tracked down two guys accused of stealing Xbox controllers from Walmart on Tuesday afternoon. Employees at the Walmart on Greenwood Drive called CCPD when they noticed two men removing the controllers from boxes before walking out the front door. Those same employees noticed the suspects had walked across the parking lot to a nearby video game store. Officers were soon contacted by GameStop employees who confirmed the same men had just tried to sell the controllers, valued at $39 each.

Woman arrested for stealing $1,100 worth of lingerie from Victoria's Secret in Louisville, KY  New Albany woman is behind bars at Metro Corrections after police said she stole hundreds of dollars of merchandize from a Louisville mall. Thirty-six-year-old Pedia Turner was arrested Tuesday but the alleged theft took place back in March. According to court documents, Turner took more than $1,100 worth of lingerie from Victoria's Secret at the Mall St. Matthews. Police said employees witnessed Turner place items in a bag and leave the store without paying for them. Turner was identified through surveillance video. Turner is charged with felony shoplifting.

Hickory, NC Woman Charged with Habitual Shoplifting at JC Penney
52-year-old Carrie Denise Linder of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 last night (April 8) on one count of felony habitual shoplifting. She was also charged with misdemeanor second-degree trespass. She was arrested after a Loss Prevention Officer at the J.C. Penney store in Hickory's Valley Hills Mall saw a female subject place eight pairs of men's and women's jeans into an empty J.C. Penney bag she had taken from the counter. The woman, Carrie Linder, exited the store without paying and was stopped by Loss Prevention just outside the store. As the result of a previous criminal history of larceny and shoplifting, Linder now faces the felony habitual shoplifting charge.

Madison, WI woman facing felony retail theft charge; $1800 of Macy's merchandise recovered  A Madison woman was arrested for felony retail theft after she allegedly walked out of a Hilldale Mall store with nearly $1,800 worth of men's clothing, according to a release from the MPD. The incident happened Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. Police said 28-year-old Roxanna A. Nava was stopped by Macy's store security after she walked out of the store with 20 shirts and 6 pairs of pants stuffed into grocery bags. The suspect told police she was committing the crime because a man offered to pay her to steal the items.

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