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Police recover almost $27,000 of purses in Edina, MN, Louis Vuitton says it is a $1M problem  After a minivan full of Chicago area men led five law enforcement agencies on a 21-mile-long high-speed chase ending in Woodbury last week, police have recovered $26,960 worth of purses snatched from a Louis Vuitton Store in Edina. Louis Vuitton, a recent target for thieves nationwide, has reported more than $1 million in losses in dash-and-grab thefts, like the "mass takeover theft" that occurred July 1 at the Galleria Mall, according to the complaint.

2nd suspect in $7,000 theft from Abington Bloomingdale's pleads guilty
Tyree Harrison, 24 received a nine- to 23-month county jail sentence after pleading guilty Monday in Montgomery County Court to a felony conspiracy to commit retail theft charge. Harrison will also have to spend three years on probation. A condition of his plea agreement, which was approved the Judge, requires Harrison to testify against one of the other two suspects. The charges against Harrison and the two others - Dominic Thomas and Dorrell Shaw stem from a theft about noon on Dec. 14 from Bloomingdale's at Willow Grove Park mall in Abington. A store security officer noticed two men acting suspiciously as they circled around in the men's department, paying particular attention to high-end Burberry merchandise. The two exited the store, returned and exited several more times but always focused on the Burberry merchandise. The two grabbed arms full of Burberry merchandise and then ran from the store to the car. The clothing had a value of about $7,000. The three were stopped minutes later by Abington and Jenkintown police.

71 yr old man stole $4,000 of merchandise from Goodwill in Clear Lake, TX; sold items at flea market  Police arrested a 71-year-old Seabrook man for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise from a Goodwill Donation Center in Clear Lake. Martin Gottlieb, 71, admitted to officers he took more than $4,000 worth of electronics, household items, clothes and toys and sold them at a flea market. Documents said that several times between May 11 and May 15 Gottlieb took merchandise and loaded items in his truck from the stockroom, even as employees tried to stop him. One employee said it happened about 10 times.

Canada: Two Toronto men arrested with U-Haul truck and over $5,000 of stolen goods from Walmart, Lowes and Real Canadian Superstore  A pair of Toronto men were arrested twice in one night after a shopping cart full of meat was stolen from an Oshawa grocery store. Durham Regional Police said the men were initially arrested after a Monday evening theft from a Real Canadian Superstore on Gibb Street. Police were called to the scene at approximately 8:20 p.m., when it was reported that two men had filled a shopping cart with meat and fled the store. Both were arrested a short time later. The meat was recovered, and its value was estimated at $1,800. Inside the U-Haul truck where one of the suspects was found, officers said they discovered $224 worth of merchandise reported stolen from a Lowes store and $3,311 in products stolen from a Walmart store. Both men were charged with theft before being released, on the condition that they would not associate with each other. Just hours later, shortly after 1 a.m., the men were found walking together in Oshawa and arrested again.

Suspect accused of stealing more than 100 cases of energy drink from Meijer in Columbus, OH  Police are searching for the man dubbed the "Energy Drink Addict" after he is accused of stealing more than 100 cases of 5-Hour Energy drinks. Corey Jay Meadows, 30, has two warrants for his arrest after being accused of stealing more than $1,580 worth of 5-Hour Energy. Investigators said he took a total of 103 cases of the supplements from multiple stores in central Ohio. "Mr. Meadows has stolen 794 bottles of 5-Hour Energy-or the equivalent of 3970 hours of continuous, instant energy-that we can verify," said First Assistant City Prosecutor Bill R. Hedrick. "He is either a cog in an organized theft ring or one seriously wired energy drink addict who hasn't slept in months."

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