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$140K worth of Jewelry stolen from Kohl's store in Texas
A few North Texas department stores have become a target for jewelry thieves, and the criminals keep coming back despite being caught on camera. The thieves are hitting Kohl's department stores in the middle of the night. Store surveillance video caught them throwing a rock through the door of a Lewisville store, grabbing store bags and smashing jewelry counters. They took $140,000 worth watches, gold and necklaces and then rolled it out on a store wheelchair. Kohl's stores in Dallas and Carrollton have also lost about $100,000 in similar burglaries. There was also an attempted burglary in Irving.

Santa Barbara, CA: Thieves grab Handbags Valued Over $8,500 from Nordstrom
On Wednesday at 11:30am, three suspected thieves grabbed more than a dozen high-end Burberry purses and wallets, fleeing on foot with what police say amounts to more than $8,500 dollars worth of merchandise.

New York City: Two accused in Middletown Sears $3,800 shoplifting spree
Two alleged shoplifters, apparently with good taste in kitchenware, face a raft of charges, accused of trying to walk off with thousands of dollars' worth of items from the Middletown Sears. Reports filed by Middletown police charge Jay Hutler, 44, of Netcong, with taking Kitchen-Aid appliances out of the store without paying on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, January 9, 10, and 11. Police said that he filled carts with items totaling $2,559.84 this past day after allegedly taking $549.99 appliance, and two days after allegedly leaving with items worth $744.98.

Orchard Park, NY: Investigation of three sharp-dressing shoplifters continuing Orchard Park police said Thursday that they are continuing to investigate other possible store thefts by three sharply dressed Dunkirk men arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Kohls store parking lot with more than $2,500 in clothing and electronic gear.

Westland, MI: Kohl's shoplifter sentenced to 1 yr for ORC;
Led Police on 100mph chase
47-year-old Marcus Lowell Hunter has been sentenced to one year in the Livingston County jail and two years of probation. Hunter pleaded guilty as charged last month to one count of organized retail crime, 1st degree retail fraud and fleeing and eluding a police officer with a motor vehicle. In October, police were called to a fraud complaint at the Kohl's in Genoa Township, Hunter fled with the merchandise. Hunter took off, heading on I-96 and reached speeds of 100 mph.

San Bernardino Co, CA: Three women are arrested on identity theft charges
Three women were arrested on identity theft charges on Jan. 11, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. On Jan. 11 at about 3 a.m., Deputy Kovensky of the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department contacted one of the suspects in Rancho Cucamonga. During the contact, Kovensky learned Mullins was on felony probation for fraud. While searching Mullins's purse, Kovensky located several fraudulent credit cards. Kovensky questioned Mullins and found she was renting a room at the Holiday Inn Express. Kovensky and several additional deputies conducted a probation search on Mullins's hotel room. Baker and Ramirez were located in Mullins' room; both were found to be on felony probation. A thorough search of the room revealed additional fraudulent credit cards, stolen ID cards, an embossing machine, credit card reader, stolen credit cards and laptop computer.

Orlando, FL: 3 charged in suspected Disney ticket scheme
Undercover detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office have filed charges against three people for reselling park hopper passes to Walt Disney World. Investigators charged the 3 suspects with resale of multi-day or multi-event tickets. According to investigators, the three were buying and then reselling the tickets from a counter rented in a convenience store just a stone's throw from the Disney entrance off of Highway 535. Deputies say the trio was buying multi-day passes that still had days left on them, and then reselling them. After the undercover deputies paid $260 cash, they were handed two passes and told two names they were supposed to use. Investigators say they were given specific instructions on what to do if they were approached by Disney security.

Decatur, AL: Police say woman took $1,100 worth of merchandise from Kohl's

Lower Nazareth Twp, PA: 3 jailed in $848 Wal-Mart shoplifting scheme

Pittsburgh, PA: State Police seek woman in Westmoreland Mall Macy's dressing room theft

Exeter Township, PA: Police seek man wanted in $200 energy-drink heist

Portland, OR: Couple steals from Ace Hardware store on opening day

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