Highland Park, TX: Thieves in van smash through Chanel store
seven people who tried to steal high-end purses after crashing a van into the
Chanel Store. It happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday at the store in Highland Park
Village on Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road. Police said it appears the
suspects first tried to use tools to break in. Then they used a maroon van to
smash through a glass window. An off-duty police officer who was working
security saw the suspect load as many as 50 handbags into the van and another
San Diego, CA: Armed Robbers steal $21,000 worth of cellphones
Beach AT&T store
San Diego police sought Tuesday two men who held up a cell
phone store in Pacific Beach. One of the men pulled a gun at the AT&T store on
Garnet Avenue near Lamont Street around 7:45 p.m. Monday, San Diego police
Officer Dino Delimitros said. According to early reports, 23 phones were stolen.
The phones were Samsung and iPhones with an estimated value of $21,000.
Stamford, CT: 70 Page Rap Sheet; Serial shoplifter stopped in Stamford
Robert Lee's criminal history, which shows he has been arrested by a stunning 41
different law enforcement agencies throughout his life. Lee, of the Bronx,
doesn't so much have a rap sheet as a rap book -70 pages long - said Capt.
Richard Conklin, who along with Officer Stephen Lopez took the serial shoplifter
into custody Friday night as he was allegedly casing stores in the Stamford Town
Cops hunt 2 Manhattan ATM skimming gangs who have stolen $16,600
Police are asking the public's help in cracking two ATM skimming gangs in
Manhattan. Two apparently unconnected two-man crews placed skimming devices on
ATMs at a Midtown CVS and a bank and deli on the Upper East Side, then used
customers' banking info to take out thousands of dollars with duplicate debit
cards, police said. The first crew set up skimmers at a CVS on Fifth Ave. near
37th St. and a Bank of America on E. 96th. St., according to cops. They then
made more than $7,800 in withdrawals at banks in Queens in October and December.
Crew no. 2 put its device on an ATM at the Green Gourmet Deli on Lexington Ave.,
then made more than $8,800 in withdrawals in early December, authorities said.
Frankford, NJ: Ninja Blender thieves hitting Walmart sought
by New Jersey State
An elusive pair of shoplifters who State Police say swiped a dozen
Ninja blenders from Walmarts in Sussex and Morris counties are still at large,
although detectives are sure they know the couple's names and getaway car thanks
to social media. The couple pulls the same stunt at each store, hiding a Ninja
blender - which sells for $175-$235 - in their cart under bags of less expensive
purchased items - let's assume puppy chow. State Police put store surveillance
photos of the couple on Facebook last week, and within 20 minutes got a bunch of
calls identifying the Ninja-loving duo, CBS News reports.
MA: Woman busted stealing $1,400 worth of coats from Ski Shop
Two days after
police said she stole a coat from a Rte. 9 store, a Malden woman returned to the
store wearing the stolen coat. Framingham Police arrested Shaquila Anderson, 22,
at the Summit Ski and Snowboarding store on Rt. 9 on Sunday at 4:08 p.m.,
according to a police report. Store employees told police that Anderson and a
second woman, who has not been identified, had stolen two jackets valued at
$1,400 on Friday. The second woman distracted the clerks while Anderson hid the
jackets under her jacket and fled the store.