IL: Shoplifters Steal $95,000 Jacket from Ralph Lauren Mag Mile
Two shoplifters nabbed three jackets collectively valued at more than $100,000
including a rare, $95,000 alligator trench coat from Downtown luxury stores last
week, police said. The suspects, a white man and a white woman, stole a $95,000
jacket between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 14 from a store on the 700 block of North
Michigan Avenue, police said Monday morning. Earlier that afternoon, the
suspects also allegedly took a suit coat and a jacket valued at $10,000 from
another store on the first block of East Oak Street. Staff at the Ralph Lauren
store, 750 N. Michigan Ave., confirmed a $95,000 "Purple Label" alligator trench
coat was stolen last week. The jacket was on display on the second floor of the
store, staff said. The clothier's "Purple Label" is a higher-end line featuring
some of Lauren's most expensive items, including the $95,000 alligator coat.
MA: Police searching for man who stole $13,000
in electronics from Walmart
Police are searching for a Springfield man who is suspected of stealing more
than $13,000 in electronics from the Walmart a week ago. An arrest warrant has
been issued for John Echols, 49, of Springfield for the theft, Ware Police Det.
Scott Lawrence said. Police have searched his home but have not located him.
Officers are unsure where he is now, Lawrence said. Echols is a suspect in the
theft of more than 80 electronic tablets from the store on Dec. 12, he said. The
man allegedly filled one plastic tote with the tablets, which were unsecured,
and carried them to his car. He then returned and piled more tablets in a tote
and left the store.
Sacramento, CA: $1,000 worth of hoverboards stolen from store
A Sacramento store is out $1,000 after thieves stole three hover boards on
Sunday. Surveillance video shows three men walking into ATV Wholesale Outlet,
Inc. grabbing three boxes and running out. Doug Stabler, the store owner, went
after them. "All I was able to do was run like crazy out there and barely smack
one of the vehicles and they peeled out and took off right into traffic right on
Auburn blvd," Stabler said.
women were arrested and police are continuing to try and develop information
about a third suspect involved in a recent robbery that resulted in a clothing
store clerk being assaulted
Brittany L. Frederick, 19, and Christina A. Hawkins, 28, both have been charged
with second-degree robbery. They were arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals
Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Florence police Detective Justin Wright
said the women are accused of being involved in a shoplifting incident that
turned into a robbery once the clerk was assaulted. Wright said the incident
occurred the evening of Dec. 8 at a clothing store on Florence Boulevard.
Orange, CT: An accused baby formula thief is now in police custody
Officers with the Orange Police Department responded to the Target Store on
Boston Post Road last Thursday around 1:30 p.m. for complaints of shoplifting.
Officers arrested Jermaine Foster, 44, of New Haven, for allegedly taking nearly
$180 worth of baby formula and leaving the store without paying. Store security
stopped Foster outside and waited for police to arrive. Foster was taken into
custody and charged with larceny.
NM: Police cracking down on shoplifters; 'It's an automatic ride to jail'
Officer Simon Drobik with Albuquerque police said APD has a handful of
operations currently taking place in several malls around the city as well as
retail areas to deal with shoplifters. "We do have plain clothed under covered
officers at the malls in different locations and we are out in force trying to
coattail the shoplifting problem," Drobik said. He said shoplifting is no longer
a citation and you will go straight to jail. "If you steal from a dollar to a
thousand dollars, mo matter what amount it is, you will go to jail," Drobik