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White Plains, NY: Federal Agents bust Cargo Thieves- 1,200 Apple Computers stolen, valued at over $1M  Four men, including three from Yorktown Heights, have been charged with participating in a scheme to steal, transport and sell a shipment of 1,200 Apple MacBook Air laptops worth over $1 million and selling them for cash. The units are worth about $1,000 each and the crooks were selling them for $500 to $800. Federal Pprosecutors said on Wednesday, they knew the stolen truck story did not add up. Anton Saljanin and his brother drove a truck from Yorktown Heights to a technology company in Massachusetts to pick up a shipment of roughly 1,200 Apple computers. The computers were being shipped to two public high schools in New Jersey. The men drove the truck to the home of a long-time friend, Ujka Vulaj where it is alleged the computers were off-loaded. A fourth man, Carlos Caceres and Vulaj allegedly sold the computers illegally.

Miami, FL: Seven Arrested In Credit Card Fraud Busts; believe to be making $20-30,000 per week  Undercover detectives arrested seven people in connection with a credit card fraud ring during two overnight raids. A husband and wife were taken into custody at a home in southwest Miami-Dade. Detectives say they found 65 stolen credit cards, $5,000 dollars in cash and a gun. "We have over 60 to 65 counterfeit credit cards here, those are 60 to 65 victims that their identity was stolen or their credit card information was stolen and it's being used by these individuals to go out and make purchases," said Detective Marcos Rodriguez. Earlier in the night, police arrested five other people at a home in Westchester, where they recovered dozens of credit cards, cash and merchandise. Police believe they were using the stolen cards to buy merchandise and re-sell it at a fraction of the cost. Detectives believe the group was making about $20 to $30-thousand dollars a week.

Grapevine, TX: Fake Walmart employee walks out of Grapevine store with big-screen TVs  A thief masquerading as a Walmart employee walked out of Grapevine store last month with four big-screen TVs. Police are asking for help catching the man who stole the Samsung televisions Aug. 8. Wearing a vest and employee badge, the suspect went straight to the stockroom, loaded up a hand truck with thousands of dollars worth of smart TVs and walked out to an SUV and an accomplice waiting outside. "He knows what he's going after," Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling said. "He pretty much committed the identical offense" at a Walmart in Bedford a week later. In fact, Eberling says, the department has heard from a number of other agencies around North Texas who have seen similar thefts.

Greenfield, WI: Burglar with Axe makes off with $5,000 worth of electronics; suspect in multiple burglaries  Police said he would break in late at night, wielding a yard tool. Surveillance video shows a burglar breaking into the Greenfield Target store in May. He put down a sheet for his loot, then raised his axe to the iPad case. Police said he got more than $5,000 worth of electronics. Weeks later, Target security was ready. They were watching cameras at corporate headquarters when they spotted a burglar inside the Menomonee Falls Target. Target security called police, who arrested Quinton Murry, 24, as he left the scene. They said they found six iPads and one Xbox in his car. It turns out this wasn't Murry's first trip to Target. Court records show Murry had just gotten out of prison after serving four years for using yard tools to break in to Target stores to steal electronics, including the Brown Deer store near his home, which he hit three times.

Syracuse, NY: Macy's shoplifter charged with $1,600 Robbery for threats he was armed  A man was arrested after police say he robbed Macy's at Destiny USA and when confronted by store security, told them he was armed. Around 1:55 p.m. Friday, Robert A. Bey Jr., 23, stole eight North Face jackets, valued at $1,600, from Macy's. After Bey exited the store with the jackets, Macy's Asset Protection Detectives confronted him. In response, Bey yelled at them, said he had a gun and threatened force. He then fled on foot. He was later arrested in the mall and charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.

Woodbine, NJ: New Jersey State Police recover $1,700 in Baby Formula
Destiny Parker, 23, and Shaw'nae Still, 19, both of Vineland, were charged with shoplifting/ attempted shoplifting, the Acme Markets in Upper Township on two separate occasions. Total goods allegedly stolen were approximately $1,700 in baby formula. Both subjects were also found to have active warrants for their arrest and were processed and relayed to the respective police departments for processing on the warrants.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ: Victoria's Secret hit for over $1,000 in merchandise; 2 thefts in 10 days  Police were dispatched to a Chestnut Ridge Road business before 10 a.m. on a report of a theft. A store employee from Victoria's Secret told police that over $500 of merchandise was stolen the night before from a floor display, a large area of which an employee noticed was empty. The employee told police that the bras taken were all the small size, and similar to an unreported theft that occurred at the store 10 days before. That theft was not reported because it was under the $500 threshold for company policy for reporting a theft.

Moultrie, GA: Police seeking suspect in Grab and Run from Walmart
Cameras catch him walking out of the store with a pressure washer and welders. Loss Prevention officers chase after the man who leaves the items and runs to get inside the car.

Roxboro, N.C.: Credit card fraudsters hitting Walmart for gift cards - iPhones

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