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Between Jan 1, 2012 and September 21, 2012 the Daily has reported on 1,226 ORC apprehensions and over $200M in known theft with an average per-suspect amount of $168,350 Given the fact that this information is gathered predominately from news sites it represents a mere fraction of the total activity in apprehensions as retailers avoid reporting such activity to the press. None the less the per-suspect amount is very close to other studies conducted in the industry.

Hialeah, FL., murder case leads to cargo theft ring in southern Florida Hialeah businessman already accused of murder has been indicted along with six others for running a cargo-theft ring that bought stolen property from cargo thefts and sold the goods in his beauty supply stores. One of the victims was Kohl's Department stores. (Source

Final suspect in large scale shoplifting ring operating in New England and possibly up and down the east coast arrested in Brooklyn Bedford NH Police Department fugitive, Dwayne Dollar, 27, was arrested last week in Brooklyn, NY by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Dollar is the final outstanding suspect in a large scale shoplifting ring that was operating though-out New England and possibly up and down the east coast. This group was targeting Staples office supply stores and stealing items such as ink cartridges, computers, calculators and other items. The financial losses to these stores are likely measured in the tens of thousands of dollars or more. (Source

Long Island Razor Blade thief moves camera prior to the theft at Giant Foods. On September 7 a man is seen in the health and beauty aisle of the store, moving the surveillance camera. On that day he took nothing according to Loss Prevention. The following day the thief returned to steal nearly $200 in razor blades. (Source

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