Washington DC area retailers see
spike in thefts & ORC
Clerks at the Tysons Corner
Center over the past month have tipped police off to a
man with $20,000 in stolen merchandise in his car, four
people alleged to have been stealing from high-end
stores in Tysons for a year-and-a-half, and a couple
believed to be responsible for more than $1 million in
theft from across the country.
Small ORC group arrested at West
Towne Mall, in Madison, Wis., Monday night
A trio of
women found to have nearly $1,000 worth of stolen
merchandise in their possession were arrested on theft
charges Monday night at West Towne Mall. Police said
that mall security had been on the lookout for one or
more of the women because of past retail thefts. An
arresting officer said the three suspects appeared to be
working together in a somewhat sophisticated fashion,"
police spokesman Joel DeSpain said in the release. A
manager of one of the stories identified Watkins as
being one of the people who stole clothing from
Abercrombie & Fitch on Saturday.