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NOPD arrest 5 suspects in undercover retail theft investigation
New Orleans police recovered cash and stolen property from four different businesses after an undercover operation. Detectives believed the businesses were buying stolen items and reselling it to customers. The investigation started on Sept. 30 at Family Farmers Market. An undercover officer contacted two employees and indicated he had stolen goods for sale. Police say Soliman Attia, 30, and Mohammad Ayaad, 31, purchased the items. Later that afternoon, undercover shoppers entered the store and purchased the stolen merchandise. Detectives then obtained a search warrant. Once inside, they discovered the stolen items were already on the shelves of the store, police said. The two men were arrested for attempted illegal possession of stolen things and organized retail theft. On the same day, undercover detectives used a similar operation on Quicky's Discount Market. An officer sold stolen property to Jehad Kandous, 40, and Inell Jerome, Police say both of the suspects admitted they purchased the stolen goods. On Oct. 1, detectives executed search warrants on Crowder Center Gas Station and at Read Supermarket. Detectives say the recovered stolen property, including 36 cell phones and $1,800. Officers arrested Abedalhadi Malkawi from Read Supermarket for illegal possession of property and organized retail theft. The NOPD says additional arrests may be forthcoming.

Highland, CA: Parolee at large arrested with hundreds
of stolen checks and credit cards
On Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at approximately 9:48 a.m., deputies from the Sheriff's Central Station conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Brian Kelly, 36, of San Bernardino for multiple violations of the California Vehicle Code. Kelly was alone in the vehicle and found to be a parolee at large, considered armed and dangerous. Inside the vehicle were hundreds of pieces of stolen mail, stolen credit cards and hundreds of checks in various stages of being altered and forged. Also in the vehicle was a large stack of blank check stock paper, laptops, a high quality printer, three lock mechanisms from U.S. Postal Service drop boxes and a handmade key for the locks. Among the hundreds of stolen checks, deputies located numerous checks that had been altered, designating the payee as James Lyon, 44, of Highland.

San Carlos, CA: 4 East Coast Men Sentenced to 120 Days for Identity Theft; no contest to stealing credit cards info to buy $125,000 worth of merchandise
Four defendants pleaded no contest Tuesday to identity theft and other offenses that occurred in San Carlos earlier this year, San Mateo County prosecutors said Wednesday. Each received a sentence of 120 days in jail and five years probation that includes additional terms, according to prosecutors. Sheriff's deputies responded at 9:10 p.m. July 22 to the Best Buy in San Carlos at 1127 Industrial Road on a report of an identify theft taking place, prosecutors said.

Palm Beach, FL: Man took thousands worth of Target merchandise with stolen key
A man both Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Target store investigators say stole cellphones from several stores across the state, was recently arrested in Palm Beach County on charges from 2014. Law enforcement officers say Bernard Nobles, 22, is one in a group of individuals stealing items from Target stores in Florida, resulting in more than $33,000 in losses last year. In March 2014, Nobles and co-defendant Katrina Williams were caught on surveillance video taking two Samsung cellphones from the Target on South State Road 7 in suburban Lake Worth. Nobles used a S3 key, a magnetic device commonly used by stores to lock and unlock high-priced electronic items, to take the items. He later told investigators he took it from a Radio Shack. But this wasn't his first time Nobles stole items with the key, according to investigators. In fact, it was the second time that day. Just 20 minutes earlier, Nobles and Williams were at the Super Target on Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach and stole the same items. After Nobles was identified and the information was sent to Target stores across the state, more instances of the same crime caught on surveillance, including cases in Jupiter and Lake Park. Nobles was identified in nine thefts across the state by law enforcement, according to the report. Williams was identified in five, according to investigators. It is unclear if Williams is in custody.

Richmond, VA: Couple steals $8,500 worth of Victoria's Secret merchandise from Chesterfield Towne Center
Crooks were caught on camera stealing more than $8,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret. It happened in broad daylight at Chesterfield Towne Center, and police say the suspects struck more than one store. Police say the crooks stole more than $8,500 in merchandise from Victoria's Secret. Police also say, just prior to stealing from Victoria's Secret, the same two suspects had stolen numerous clothing items from the Hollister store in the same shopping mall.

Arvin, CA: Cousins suspected of stealing $4,000 in merchandise
from Outlets at Tejon
Two cousins are accused of stealing an estimated $4,000 in clothing, shoes, hats and purses from the Outlets at Tejon Wednesday. Wendy Bohannon, 29, and Brialani, Bohannon, 19, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and grand theft after deputies found stolen merchandise inside their vehicle, sheriff's officials said. Deputies were called to the outlets about 5:20 p.m. for a report of two women stealing clothing from the Osh Kosh/Carters store, according to sheriff's officials. Deputies were directed to the Bohannons and searched their vehicle, where they also found merchandise from Gymboree, Banana Republic, Zumiez, Kitchen Collection, Aeropostale, Cotton On and The Gap. The merchandise was returned to the stores.

Deerfield Beach, FL: $3,000 worth of hair weaves stolen,
cash register left behind
Broward County sheriff's detectives are searching for two burglars who stole dozens of hair weaves from a Deerfield Beach beauty supply store. The burglary was reported about 5 a.m. Aug. 8 at Number 1 Beauty Supply, 819 W. Sample Road. Deputies said the thieves used a window punch to smash the glass front door before stealing 50 Brazilian hair weaves displayed behind the cash register, worth about $3,000.


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