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Goldsboro, NC: FBI investigating after 4 NY men caught stealing from Lowe's
The FBI is investigating after four men from New York City were caught with nearly $5,000 in stolen merchandise from a Lowe's Home Improvement in Goldsboro, police said The arrests stem from an incident that occurred Dec. 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Lowe's store located at 1202 N. Berkeley Blvd. when two men were seen running out of the store pushing a shopping cart full of merchandise. The two who ran from the store with the shopping cart then met two other men who helped empty the cart into a vehicle's trunk before driving away. A Goldsboro Police officer pursued the men in the vehicle and found the merchandise located inside the trunk. The approximate value of the stolen goods is $4,813.27, according to police.

VIDEO: Organized theft gangs a scourge on Woodbury Common, Middletown, N.Y.
Woodbury Common draws organized retail crime gangs that travel in groups of three to five, targeting high-end stores that can yield thousands of dollars worth of merchandise in one hit. Det. Michael Baur explains how the gangs operate.

Miami, FL: Nearly $15,000 of Dollars Worth of 'Hoverboards' Stolen From Downtown Store
The owners of a small, family-owned electronics store are dumbfounded after they say thieves smashed through the glass of their business and stole thousands of dollars worth of "hoverboards." Daniel Feldman, owner of Sonrisas Electronics at 145 East Flagler Street in downtown Miami, said that the burglary happened around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Thieves broke the store's secure lock and smashed through the glass, making off with 25-30 of the two-wheeled devices. The must-have holiday item retails around $500, meaning Feldman and his family are out nearly $10,000 to $15,000 due to the theft.

Two New York City men are facing a slew of charges after police learned the men were allegedly receiving stolen Lowe's merchandise, returning it for gift cards and then, selling the gift cards to construction sites
In the scheme, police say Ramdial bought stolen items in New York from a seller at 40 percent less than the actual cost. The two people he was with then returned the items and gained gift cards for Ramdial. Ramdial then takes the gift cards to construction sites and sells them for 60 percent of the face value, according to police. A Lowe's loss prevention officer responded to the scene and told police the retailer was already were tracking Ramdial for allegedly returning stolen items. The total amount returned to the Bethlehem Township store was $1,172, police said. Police seized the rest of the stolen merchandise in Ramdial's vehicle. The items totaled $5,724.

Spring, TX: Two busted stealing over $1,000 of merchandise
from Macy's in The Woodlands
On Dec 4 A deputy was dispatched to 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive in reference to a shoplifter. While en route to Macy's, the deputy observed a subject running across Lake Woodlands that met the description of one of the suspects involved in the alleged theft of $1,020 worth of merchandise. The suspect, a 21-year-old man, was detained and returned to Macy's where the deput met with loss prevention officers and detained the second suspect, a 22-year-old woman.

Detroit Lakes, MN: Woman gets year in prison for stealing TVs from Wal-mart Tonya Love Lee Arthur, 36, was found guilty of felony theft and sentenced to one year and one day in prison. On June 6, 2013, Detroit Lakes police were called to Wal-Mart, where a loss prevention specialist there reported five TVs had been stolen the night before. Surveillance showed Love and a woman named Corinne Ann Devall loading the TVs and a phone into their carts and wheeling them out the door and into a van before leaving. The TV's totaled $931.88; the phone was $149.88.

Tucson, AZ: Police focus on Shoplifting with 'Operation Everyone Pays'
Thousands of people are out picking up last minute Christmas gifts, but the shopper to your left or your right might actually be an undercover police officer. "'They call this Operation Everyone Pays because everyone does,"' said Tucson Police Sgt. Michael Jennings. Tucson Police officers are ditching their uniforms for street clothes in an effort to cut down on shoplifting on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Officers set up their command post a Park Place Mall Saturday afternoon. About an hour into Operation Everyone Pays they had their first suspect. A man was accused of organized retail theft, which is stealing a bunch of products with the intent of reselling them, said police. "'This is a multi-million dollar industry the organized crime nationwide it is pretty bad so we are trying to help with that,"' he said.

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