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ORC 7-1-15




Federal Charges for theft of over $100,000 in Phones in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA  A press release from United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana J. Boente stated that Edgar Brito, 21, of Virginia Beach pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges in relation to an armed robbery of approximately $100,000 in cell phones from multiple businesses around Hampton Roads. Daren Artis and Alexander Horst were listed as co-conspirators in the release. Artis was said to have pled guilty on June 17 and Horst on June 18. The statement of facts filed with Brito's plea agreement said that the three men committed a string of armed robberies at stores that sold cell phones, including: Radio Shack on Colley Avenue in Norfolk on Dec. 2, 2014; T-Mobile on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk on Dec. 7, 2014; and a T-Mobile store on Phoenix Drive in Virginia Beach on Jan. 1, 2015. The men would enter the stores wearing masks and demand money and cell phones from the employees at gunpoint.

Walgreens employee in Hope, AR stealing drugs from store
A Hope, Arkansas drug store employee is facing charges for allegedly stealing drugs from the store. Police arrested 20-year-old Liliana Frayre on June 24 at the Walgreens where she worked. Investigators say she took an undisclosed number of pills from the pharmacy without a prescription. She is charged with theft of controlled substances by fraudulent practices.

4 charged in Clearlake, CA Walmart Robbery and Assault on Greeter  Four people are facing charges for their part in a Sunday robbery and an assault of an employee at the Clearlake Walmart. Leanne Lynne Perez, Johnny Ramon Perez Cristina Marie Pacheco, and Justin Lynn Carey were arraigned on Tuesday. District Attorney Richard Hinchcliff said it's alleged that at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday the four - taking along with them the 3-year-old son of Leanne and Johnny Perez - went to Walmart, intending to steal items in order to later return them for cash. The couple loaded up their cart with about $1,000 worth of merchandise and attempted to leave through the garden area. As they were attempting to leave with the merchandise, Hinchcliff said a 66-year-old Walmart employee who was checking receipts asked for theirs. They couldn't produce the receipt and when they tried to leave anyway, the Walmart employee grabbed ahold of the cart, Hinchcliff said. At that point, Pacheco jumped out of the car, ran up and pepper-sprayed the Walmart employee before they all fled., taking the merchandise.

San Antonio, TX searching for thieves targeting Western stores  The San Antonio Police Department is investigating three western store break-ins on the city's northwest side. Investigators believe it's aTheft Ring where burglars are stealing expensive items to resell on the black market. Police responded to a the 5600 block of Kenwick Street around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday for a burglar alarm. Officers said thieves broke into the side of the store. Police said they believe the the same person or persons took boots the night before from the same store. On Saturday, boots and expensive coolers were taken from Cavendar's Boots on Frontage Road.

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