costing Colorado $500 million a year and they've introduced
a new bill that will toughen laws Republican
Rep. Mark Barker, a former police officer and district
attorney, is behind a bill that would crack down on the
criminals. The bill would allow police to arrest people for
carrying the tools used in shoplifting — things like
foil-lined clothes that bypass electronic security and
equipment to remove theft detection devices. Right now
officers have to wait for them to take something before they
can move in. The purpose of this is to give law enforcement
some ability to stop it in advance; to go after the people
who are planning these before they do it,” Barker said.
Expected to pass the House this week and has broad support.
Michigan Governor plans on enacting tougher ORC laws as well
and has the full support of the Michigan Retailers
Association We applaud Gov. Snyder for taking
on this serious public safety issue, and we look forward to
assisting his legislative efforts to ensure better laws are
enacted," said James P. Hallan, MRA president and CEO.
"Organized retail crime not only hurts retail businesses, it
has far-reaching effects throughout society," Hallan said.
"We appreciate the governor addressing this problem and
we're prepared to help any way we can."
ORC ring of two & fencing operation busted in Lawrence,
Mass., with $20,000 in stolen clothing seized in suspects
apartment. On Monday, a room at the Lawrence
Police Department was overflowing with at least $20,000 in
stolen clothes and other merchandise with the price tags and
security sensors still attached. Police say it was all part
of major shoplifting and fencing operation being run out of
Jorge Alvarado's apartment. It appears it’s consistent with
a fencing operation and shoplifting. And he did make
statements after Mirandized, he did make statements as to
the property, and that will obviously be part of the court
case,” Chief Romero said. (Source
Possible ORC suspect arrested and may be involved with
others in North Attleboro, Mass. Woman
arrested stealing $2,500 of perfume from Macy's at Emerald
Square Mall - two months after her arrest for the same
offense at South Shore Plaza in Braintree. She was arrested
Friday night, allegedly after struggling with and punching a
Macy's security guard who was attempting to detain her.
Police allege she is the same woman who stole Coco Chanel
perfume on two previous occasions at the store since Feb.
26. Allegedly, she was identified after police and store
officials reviewed store videotape. Police are still
investigating other suspects involved with Bolden on the
other instances. On one previous instance, Bolden allegedly
stole perfume while a male accomplice kept the clerk busy,
police said. (Source
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