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Liquor Thefts in Seattle, The Northwest Grocery Association and the Seattle City Attorney said the bulk of the thefts are being committed by organized retail crime rings. Seattle City Attorney’s Office estimates the problem to be $1000 a day from local merchants, in the past 3 months nearly $50,000 per store. Stores like Safeway have locked glass cabinets in some locations, other retails are adding additional cameras and even security guards. (Source

Two men accused of charging $50K of electronics to a stolen card. Two men are accused of stealing a woman's credit card information and using it to order $50,000 worth of computer equipment. State Police in Somers arrested 31-year-old Almanzor Dejesus-Castro of the Bronx and 38-year-old Paul Abreu-Grullon of Reading, Pa. on Thursday on grand larceny charges. Investigator James Stirpe started an identity theft investigation in October after a Somers resident reported her credit card information was stolen and purchases had been made. Police say large orders were placed with computer companies with pick-up to occur at various shipping hubs. The suspects were arrested when they went to pick up one of the orders from the Somers post office. The men were arraigned in town court and sent to Westchester County Jail on $10,000 bail. (Source

Police seize 878 Counterfeit DVDs from a Minneapolis Man. A 44-year old St. Louis Park man is now 878 DVDs poorer after officers with the St. Paul Police Department stopped him Wednesday evening. Police say the man was walking with an unzipped rolling suitcase and a second bag at the SuperAmerica stopping people going into the gas station and offering the DVDs for sale. The DVDs were counterfeit and included several movies not yet available on DVD. (Source

Three Walmart Baby Formula thieves lead Police on high speed chase in Massachusetts. Three suspects were taken into custody following both a high speed car and foot chase for a cart load of baby formula. Walmart associates were able to pass on the description of the suspect’s get-a-way car to Tewksbury Police. No estimated loss total was given; all three were charged with larceny over $250, plus a load of traffic violations. This same store had another ring of Baby Formula thieves hitting back in April, when one suspect was arrested, he had $1200 of product in a tote bag as he left the store. (Source

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