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ORC 5-12-15




San Antonio, TX Cellphone wholesaler targeted 2 times in 3 days, loss of nearly $100,000  A local business has been a popular target for thieves recently. The cellphone wholesaler located outside Leon Valley in the 7000 block of Reindeer Trail was broken into early Monday morning, just three days after crooks hit them during business hours. "They blatantly just kicked in the door, grabbed and ran," said Joseph, the owner of the business. "(They) basically just ransacked one of our offices and took probably $85,000 to $90,000 worth of product from us." The product they were after is cellphones, the business refurbishes and resells them and they have tens of thousands of them in the warehouse. As a wholesaler, they don't have a store front or even a name on the door, making it difficult for anyone to know what's inside the business. The business has seen its share of criminal activity recently. Three weeks ago, someone tried to get in through a loading dock door after hours and last Friday they were hit in the middle of the day.

Houston, TX Galleria Theft ring targeting shoppers busted  Two suspects have been arrested, part of a gang of thieves targeting high end shoppers. The gang would case high end shoppers inside the mall, follow the shoppers to the parking lot and then to their homes/ businesses to steal packages from their cars. Police believe the gang had committed three similar thefts since April 27 and are now piecing additional information together.

Plea deal for Buffalo, NY man in $68,000 burglary at Universal Wireless
A Buffalo man accepted a plea offer Monday in the case of a $68,820 burglary at a Universal Wireless store in Niagara Falls last year. Anthony W. Flood, 26, of Alma Avenue, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of petit larceny, while the attorney for co-defendant Marcus T. Davis, 27, of Dorris Avenue, Buffalo, said in court that his client intends to plead guilty May 22 to attempted third-degree burglary. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon scheduled Flood's sentencing for July 6. Assistant District Attorney Kevin D. Canali said each man will be responsible for half of the restitution tab, which includes $1,000 for the store owner's insurance deductible and $67,820 to Liberty Mutual Insurance. The crime occurred Jan. 22, 2014.

Ohio trucker pleads guilty in W.Va. to stealing Cabela's merchandise
An Ohio trucker has pleaded guilty to stealing merchandise during a delivery to a Cabela's facility in West Virginia. Bruce Silver faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. The 55-year-old resident of Neffs, Ohio, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Wheeling to theft from interstate shipment. U.S. Attorney Williams J. Ihlenfeld II says in a news release that Silver stole a shipment of products worth more than $1,000 while making a delivery to the Cabela's Distribution Center in Triadelphia in April 2014.

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