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ORC 11-24-15




Bridgeport, CT: Detroit Man Gets 4 Years For Stealing over $250,000
in Rolex watches from Stamford Mall Store
A 26-year-old Detroit man was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison for his part in a smash-and-grab robbery of a Stamford jewelry store, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for Connecticut. Brian Moore worked with two accomplices to steal more than $250,000 worth of items from Sidney Thomas Jewelers in the Stamford Town Center Mall on Nov. 26, 2014. Moore, along with Richard Mathew Bailey and Daiuhn Griffin, both from Detroit, entered the jewelry store with hammers and went to work smashing display cases, targeting Rolex watches. Bailey was caught moments after the robbery while running from the scene. Moore and Griffin were arrested at a later date. Moore, who helped to organize the robbery by recruiting his accomplices and driving some of them to Stamford from Michigan, pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery on Aug. 31. Bailey and Griffin also have pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery.

Lansing, MI: Police arrest 21 in shoplifting blitz
Police from Lansing and Lansing Township arrested 21 people last week - including a 12-year-old -in what they're calling a "shoplifting blitz." The police partnered with stores including Walmart, Meijer, Target, Sears, Kmart, and Kroger - and on Wednesday and Thursday, November 18th and 19th. They spent 15 hours over the course of those two days working with loss prevention officers in the various stores to make the arrests. They arrested 13 men and 7 women. Seventeen of them are from Lansing. Police say they wanted to let people know they're keeping an eye out for these crimes - particularly in the run-up to the holiday shopping season. "This collaborative effort between Police Departments and local retail stores strengthened relationships and sent a strong message to people considering shoplifting," said Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski.

Sarasota Co, FL: Deputies find 55 counterfeit credit cards in Tampa man's truck
A Tampa man is facing charges after he allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to buy prepaid gift cards at multiple Walmart locations on the Suncoast. Gilberto Trujillo, 32, is charged with Possession of a Counterfeit Credit Card and Resisting Arrest with Violence. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, deputies were contacted on Saturday by loss prevention regarding a suspect using several credit cards to buy prepaid gift cards at two Walmart. Stores. Many of those credit cards had been declined. Deputies say they went to the Walmart in Venice in an attempt to find the suspect, but discovered he had left. They later found Trujillo in the parking lot of the Walmart in North Port. The sheriff's office says Trujillo punched a deputy in the chest while they tried taking him into custody. Authorities say they found 55 counterfeit credit cards and more than $11,000 worth in gift cards in his vehicle.

Smith Co, TX: Suspects sought in major Baby Formula thefts hitting several Walmart's in West Texas
The Lindale Police Department is looking for four people that used car seat boxes to steal large amounts of baby formula from some East Texas supermarkets. They believe the suspects are tied to a larger crime ring that could be operating in as many as three other states. Video from inside a Walmart in Lindale on October 28th shows suspects using a large empty car seat box inside a shopping cart to clean out the shelves of baby formula. Police say the suspects are working as a team, standing around at different areas of the store and then meeting up to stuff different carts full of baby formula. The suspects never stay in any one spot for long. "You walk out with a car seat box and you pay for the car seat which can be, I don't know, $50 to a $100," says Mcelyea. "And in turn you probably have close to $2,000 worth of baby formula stuffed into that box." The very next day, police say those same suspects struck again, this time at a Brookshire's in Tyler, attempting to use an infant carrier covered in blankets to conceal formula, and then leaving in a white Chevy Tahoe.

Monroe, WA: Shoplifting suspects in Monroe return for milk, get busted with $2,500 in merchandise
They finish shopping, get back to the car or the house, and realize they forgot something, like the milk. That happened to two women on Sunday evening at the Monroe Walmart. The problem was, all their shopping had been shoplifting, and they'd forgotten to steal milk. So they went back, and they got caught. Both now may face felony theft charges. In all, 208 stolen items were recovered, valued at $2,587. The initial report from WalMart indicated that two women ran outside with three carts of merchandise without paying for it. Monroe police are part of a regional anti-shoplifting group whose participants include Albertsons, Safeway, Kohl's and Lowe's. They get together to share notes - and surveillance images of frequent suspects.

Edinburgh, IN: Shoplifting Due hit for $1,900
at Edinburgh Premium Outlets, 2 arrested
Two Indianapolis women were arrested Sunday after more than $1,900 worth of clothing was stolen from several outlet stores. Lisa York, 52, and Amber Meals, 31, were arrested after police stopped their car on Interstate 65. They were shopping at Polo Ralph Lauren around 6:20 p.m. when Meals went back to her car to get more money to pay for their items. Instead, Meals pulled her car up to the store entrance, and York walked out with a shopping bag full of merchandise. Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputy found the car driving north on I-65. The officer stopped the car and found stolen merchandise in the back seat. Police found merchandise from Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nike and Carter's.

Dubuque, IA: Two steal $1,100 in items from Kohl's, lead authorities on chase
Michelle A. Brandenburg, 28, and Kyle D. Schmitt, 24,were arrested at about 4 p.m. Saturday on charges of second-degree theft. Brandenburg also was charged with eluding and interference with official acts. State Police responded Saturday afternoon to Kohl's, for a report of shoplifters. An employee told police that Brandenburg and Schmitt had taken several items into fitting rooms but did not have all the items with them when they exited the rooms. The employee also saw the two take items from their shopping cart and place them in bags from a different store. When the employee confronted the two, they fled in a vehicle. The vehicle went about 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The sheriff's department deployed stop sticks to disable the vehicle. Police reported finding nearly $1,100 worth of stolen items in the bags and on Brandenburg and Schmitt.

St George, UT: Police Tase disorderly Marriott guest with Target shopping cart full of stolen goods in his room
A complaint of a disorderly hotel guest refusing to pay for his breakfast Saturday morning led to an assault of two officers, the officers deploying a Taser on the guest. Following the confrontation, housekeeping staff entered Scano's hotel room and noticed a variety of suspicious items in the room. Authorities were notified and a search warrant was issued for Scano's hotel room where police located a Target shopping cart full of stolen merchandise. Among some of the numerous stolen items located in Scano's room were Melatonin pills, Zyrtec and Claritin allergy pills, a $70 Phillips toothbrush, Hanes tank tops, underwear, socks, a belt, shoes, candles and an Andrea Bocelli CD. Holmes said Target store personnel confirmed the items, with an estimated value of around $300.

Wauwatosa, WI: Three women stole 12 Northface jackets valued at $2,733 from Nordstrom on Nov. 15

Fairbanks, AL: Couple charged in $865 felony theft at Walmart

ORC 11-24-15
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