Staten Island, New York, Man Sentenced To 54 Months In Prison For
Multimillion-Dollar Organized Retail Crime Conspiracy A Staten Island,
New York, man was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for his role in a
large-scale, organized, retail crime scheme involving the theft of tens of
millions of dollars' worth of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and health
and beauty aid (HBA) products, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Mohammed
Abuteer, 27, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty
to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to transport stolen
goods interstate. Judge McNulty imposed the sentence today in Newark federal
court. From 2008 through May 2013, Abuteer participated in an elaborate scheme
to steal and resell HBA and OTC, such as Claritin, Zantac, Mucinex, Prilosec,
and Crest White Strips. The items were stolen from retail stores including
Target, Wal-Mart, and CVS, and military commissaries, some of which were located
in New Jersey.
Two Radio Shack Burglars arrested in Muscatine, IA after stealing $48,000 in
cell phones The Muscatine Police Department arrested two men in the
wee hours of Monday morning after they allegedly attempted to steal dozens of
cell phones. According to complaints filed by the Muscatine County District
Court, Tywon Stanton, 35, Chicago, and Fazon Stanton, 23, Iowa City, were
accused of entering Radio Shack by breaking through a wall of an adjacent
business. The two men allegedly took approximately 80 cellular phones valued at
$48,000. The incident was reported about 1 a.m. Monday.
wanted in $3,200 Ammunition theft from Gander Mountain in Jacksonville, FL
A 26 year old man, Ronald Fuller, will face charges of grand theft in the
Burglary of $3,200 of ammunition from the Gander Mountain store in Jacksonville.
Police say Fuller has an extensive criminal background involving theft and drug
charges. According to Police, Fuller went into the Gander Mountain store with a
small child carrying a backpack. Fuller filled the backpack with the ammunition
and walked to the check-out with 1 box of ammo still in his hand. Fuller
attempted to purchase the 1 box, but his credit card was declined. Gander
Mountain officials were able to get the suspect vehicle information and called
Police. Gander Mountain officials stated that due to Company Policy, they are
not able to detain a shoplifter without Police presence.
Polk Co, FL Sheriff's Office charges man with 8 thefts at the same Target store
At approximately 8:23 pm, on Monday, July 20, 2015, Polk County Sheriff's Office
deputies received a call about a possible retail theft occurring at the Target
retail store located in Davenport, FL. Through the investigation, the suspect
was identified as 22-year-old Timothy J. Raschke, of Davenport. Detectives
learned Raschke had concealed a Charge device, a Mobile gamming device and a
candy bar and attempted to leave the store without paying. Detectives learned
Raschke had been involved in seven additional thefts from the same store.
Raschke had taken merchandise from the store on June 9, June 10, June 14, June
15, June 17, July 7, and July 9. Raschke admitted to stealing the merchandise
during each of the incidents, and then selling it on Craigslist. Raschke then
told detectives he used the money to pay for his hotel room. During a search of
the room, over $300 worth of Target merchandise was located.
Sports and Corpus Christi, TX Police seeking Organized Retail thieves
The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking for two suspects who are accused
of stealing from a store. Store employees say, the two men walked into the
Academy Store on July 15, Tuesday. They picked up a duffel bag off the shelf and
started to put clothing in it. When approached by store employees the suspects
made a dash through the fire exit with the unpaid merchandise. Store employees
gave chase to the suspects who dropped the bag of merchandise. The duffel bag
was recovered. The merchandise inside was valued at over $1,700.
Petaluma, CA Police seek suspects in $1,000 Target theft
Petaluma police are searching for two men wanted for stealing $1,000-worth of
merchandise from the Petaluma Target store on Friday. Police say the men entered
Target around 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon and placed a GPS device, razors,
electronics and other miscellaneous items into a shopping cart. One suspect
placed a hand basket in the bottom of the shopping cart, making it easier to
remove the property from the cart.
GRAORCA Retail Crime Conference
August 19th - Atlanta GA
August 19, 2015 08:00am - 05:00pm
WHERE: AmericasMart, Bldg. 2, 230 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA
Please join over 400 Retail Security and Law Enforcement
professionals for a full day of training and networking in the
battle against Organized Retail Crime. Local, State and National
speakers will present on various topics. Breakfast and lunch will be
provided. CFI/CFE and POST credits are anticipated. Go to
http://www.georgiaretail.org/lpconference/ to register.