and Run Thieves target Gucci stores in Boston; over $100,000 in 20 seconds
Thieves are targeting Gucci stores in the Boston area. They have hit two
different stores on four occasions, and the haul has been enormous. It happens
without warning. "Less than probably 20 seconds," says Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker.
"They know exactly what they want." And last Thursday at the Gucci
store inside the Bloomingdale's at the Chestnut Hill Mall, it happened again.
"Pretty brazen. The first couple of times it was two to three individuals," Apotheker says.
"This time, looking at the video, there were six people." Half a
dozen men storm into the store, past the employees and straight to the walls,
where they pull item after item off the shelves. Gucci purses run into the
thousands, and in this instance, the thieves made off with 30 handbags. "They're
going to sell it," Apotheker says. "They'll sell it for a fraction of the cost,
and that will be used to buy drugs, guns." And here's what's very concerning -
it's the fourth robbery at a Gucci in the Boston area since April.
Fencing Operation: Four C-Store Operators busted reselling stolen merchandise in
Lebanon, PA Four people waived their preliminary hearings at Central Court
Thursday and were ordered to stand trial on charges that they were involved in a
ring that bought and sold merchandise stolen from area retailers. Larry A.
Jones, 51, the owner of JT's Buy and Sell, faces trial on charges of corrupt
organizations, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, organized retail
theft enterprise, receiving stolen property, conspiracy, prohibited offensive
weapons and a violation of the Pawnbrokers License Act. Investigators alleged
that Jones and his employees bought and sold merchandise that others had stolen
from area retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Kmart. At the time of
Jones' arrest on April 2, Lebanon County District Attorney Dave Arnold said the
transactions totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars between Jan. 1, 2014, and
April 2 this year.
Thieves steal $37,000 in electronics from Wal-Mart in Horseheads, NY
Chemung County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man and a woman who they
said stole $37,000 worth of electronics from the Wal-Mart on County Route 64 in
the Town of Horseheads. The duo entered the store and stole the merchandise
around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Criminal Investigation Division
of the Chemung County Sheriff's Office. A second, similar, larceny also took
place at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Painted Post on Thursday. The Sheriff's
Department did not indicate whether the two thefts were related.
Women charged in Salem credit fraud scheme plead not guilty
Two women pleaded not guilty in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday to charges that
include money laundering and credit card fraud, stemming from an attempt to buy
a Rolex watch at a Peabody jeweler last February. But Ylka Acosta, 47 and
Carolin Leonardo, 32, could be facing even more charges following an
investigation by Peabody Police, the Secret Service and the District Attorney's
office. The pair are believed to be part of a New York-based fraud ring that
manufactures phony credit cards and identifications using stolen information.
San Francisco shoplifters hit Sunglass Hut for $7,000 in merchandise
San Francisco police are looking for two women who allegedly stole more than
$7,000 worth of sunglasses from a store at the Stonestown Galleria the afternoon
of May 19, 2015. The two women, who police said are between the ages of 16 and
20, entered the store near San Francisco State University around 4 p.m. May 19,
said Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesman. With the clerk distracted by
another customer, the two thieves allegedly got to work, quickly grabbing at
least 24 pairs of sunglasses and stuffing them into bags.
Wilkes-Barre, PA Police Looking For Answers About Victoria's Secret Thefts
The Victoria's Secret store at the Wyoming Valley Mall has gotten a lot of
attention lately. Thieves have hit the store repeatedly over the past few
months, stealing hundreds of bras and panties. Police have surveillance video of
some of the thieves, but still no one has been caught. Panty pilferers and bra
bandits have hit the Victoria's Secret store inside the Wyoming Valley Mall five
times in the last six months, making out with hundreds of undergarments worth
well over $10,000.
Two charged with shoplifting more than $1,000 in Walmart electronics in Becker
Co, MN Bittany Jeanette Degroat, 26, and John Duvall Canova, 35, have
each been charged in Becker County District Court with felony taking moveable
property. according to court records, the two of them allegedly stole more than
$1,000 worth of electronics from Walmart March 1-2, taking two Pioneer stereo
systems, a DVD/CD player, headphones and other items. The thefts were allegedly
caught on security video. On May 22 District Judge Joe Evans issued a summons
for both of them to appear in district.
Baldwinsville, NY Police looking for man in teeth whitening strips theft
Police are asking the public's help find a man they say stole $220 worth of
teeth whitening strips. The man entered Kinney Drugs at 21 E. Genesee St. around
11 a.m. on April 25 and made off with the whitening strips, Officer Robert