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ORC 10-5-15




Hempfield TWP., PA: ORC Duo stealing from Macy's at Westmoreland Mall and selling them at Plato's Closet
In late September, a man and woman entered his store with jeans, tennis shoes and other clothing. The items, according to state police, were stolen. But Canut, the store owner, didn't know that until he got a call from a witness. That witness watched the man and woman tear the price tags from the clothing while standing in the Greengate Centre parking lot. They then walked across the lot and into Plato's Closet. The witness got their license plate, notified the store and called police. State police say the two worked together, allegedly stealing clothes from Macy's at Westmoreland Mall, then trying to sell them to Plato's Closet. State police are confident they know who the two poeple are and say charges are imminent.

Des Moines, IA: Sprint store robbed of $31,500 worth of cellphones
Armed robbers took more than $31,500 worth of cellphones from a Sprint store on Sunday. Officers arrived at the Sprint store in the 500 block of East 14th Street around 4:10 p.m., minutes after three robbers fled the store with the cellphones and cash. Two employees were in a dark back room when police arrived and initially, officers cuffed them. After police figured out they were employees and took off the handcuffs, one started having a seizure and medics were called. The story unfolded that an hour earlier, one of the robbers had been in the store just before closing time looking at phones. The robber returned with two other people after store-close, pretending to look around, when they pulled bandanas over their faces. One pulled a gray handgun and demanded what was inside the cash register, $557.11. One of the robbers, a woman, told the employees to unplug any security cameras, but they were out of reach. Another demanded to be taken to the storage room where cellphones were kept. They unlocked all of the cabinets and put $31,500 worth of phones into a bag.

Clarksville, TN: Felony Lane Gang Caught Using Stolen ID
at Same Bank Where Victim Worked
But the standard Felony Lane scam didn't go textbook smooth for Detra Lapaglia and Kayla Taylor recently. According to reports, the two women were taken into custody in late September after trying and failing to cash a stolen check with a stolen ID. According to the report, on September 21, Lapaglia and Taylor attempted to cash the check using an ID at the Clarksville bank. The teller, however, immediately, knew something was up. The ID the women were claiming to use - it actually belonged to a woman who worked at the very same bank branch. The teller already knew her co-worker had had her ID jacked in May.

Columbus, OH: Tips sought in cart load theft at Toys R US
Two women entered the Toys R Us store at 1400 Gemini Place about 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. They loaded items in a cart, then pushed the cart out the front doors without paying for the merchandise. Among the stolen items: five Lego remote-control cars, two Lego City sets and a karaoke machine. The items were valued at more than $1,700.

Albuquerque, NM: Shoplifter pulls knife on JC Penney Loss Prevention Agent, stealing $763 in Sunglasses
A man accused of stealing hundreds of dollar of sunglasses, allegedly pulled a knife on store security after being confronted. Albuquerque police were dispatched to the JC Penney store on Friday in response to a felony shoplifting incident. According to the store's loss prevention department, Omar Reed, 28, took $763 worth of sunglasses from the store. Police say when Reed was confronted outside of the store by loss prevention he threw the glasses and stated he had a knife. Loss prevention was able to grab Reed before he could take the knife out from his waist band. Reed was issued a criminal trespass notification and arrested for felony shoplifting and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

ORC Ring Busted in Pheonix Hitting Lowe's


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