Aspen Hill, MD: Video Released of $57,000 burglary at Sprint; possible ties to
Beltsville burglary |
Police say officers responded to the store, located at 13605 Connecticut Ave.,
around 9:30 a.m. for a burglary that had been discovered by an employee arriving
to open the store. Video surveillance captured the suspects enter the business'
rear door just after 6 a.m. Police say one suspect is seen prying open a safe,
and both suspects can be seen stealing cellphones from the safe. Police say they
also stole cash from the business and are seen leaving the store at 6:25 a.m.
(Note: Police say the time stamp shown on the surveillance video is incorrect).
The total value of the stolen cellphones is over $57,000. Police believe that
these two suspects may also be responsible for a similar burglary that occurred
on Tuesday at a Sprint store in Beltsville.
Franklin, TN: Two of Four Suspects Identified in Target theft
Two people have been arrested and two others are on the run following a theft
from a Cool Springs Target. Franklin Police commend the community, Crime
Stoppers, and local media for helping identify Travaris Thomas and Yvette
Simpson, as the thieves who helped steal $2,315 in merchandise from the Cool
Springs Target. The incident occurred in December 2015. Simpson is a convicted
felon with a history of violence. Simpson and Thomas were both arrested last
week and charged with Felony theft. Detectives are still working to identify two
others who were involved in the theft.
NJ: Police investigating $4,000 Robbery at Home Depot, one arrested
For the second time this week, the Home Depot is the site of an investigation by
the Milltown Police. Yesterday's incident involved an unidentified male that
allegedly attempted to leave the store with a shopping cart full of unpaid
merchandise. Store security reported that the individual tried to leave the
premises of the Home Depot at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The merchandise in
his cart was valued at approximately $4,000. When the man was confronted by
store security, the suspect turned on the employee and assaulted him before
fleeing into the parking lot. An hour later the suspect was arrested by Police.
Macon, GA: Six arrested in Bibb County identity theft ring
Six people are in Bibb County jail following a sting operation to nab identity
theft suspects. The operation started in January and included the Bibb County
Sheriff's Office, Jackson County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals.
The six people who were arrested are accused of stealing mail from mailboxes,
burglarizing homes and stealing other items to obtain people's identity.
Multiple credit cards were opened in other people's names. The cards along with
multiple items were recovered.
Newbury Park, CA: 1of 2 arrested in attempt to steal cart-full of goods from
Loss-prevention officers called the Ventura County Sheriff's Office about 9 p.m.
to report suspicious activity inside the store. They told police that two males
were loading up shopping carts with high-end items and were talking to each
other via cellphone. One of the men was standing outside the store possibly
acting as a "lookout" when a deputy arrived. He was detained and questioned by
the deputy but he ran back inside the store before leaving through an emergency
exit and jumping over a wall to get away. The other man, later identified as
22-year-old Brandon Melo-Cervantes, was arrested on suspicion of attempted grand
theft and conspiracy to commit a crime. The man acting as a "lookout" was not