County, GA: Two men steal 75 iPads in Dalton, GA
Two Whitfield County men have been arrested in connection with the
disappearance of 75 iPad minis from a local retail display and design company.
James Andrew Baker, 55, of 143 Yonah Way in Tunnel Hill, was charged with
theft by taking and theft by deception for reportedly pilfering the tablets from
the company. Robert Allen Lynch, 58, of 121 Bamboo Way in Cohutta, was charged with theft
by receiving stolen property after he reportedly sold the iPad minis on eBay,
Craigslist and at a booth at a local flea market. The tablets had built-in apps from an outside company and that company became
aware of the thefts when people who bought the stolen tablets opened an app and
it registered with the company's tracking software.
Princeton, NJ: Man sought in
CVS shoplifting heist believed to be part of bigger East Coast Operation
A Brooklyn, New York man arrested in a string of shoplifting heists from CVS
stores along the East Coast allegedly struck again at the CVS in Princeton two
weeks ago. Ernesto Serrano, 34, on April 29 allegedly shoplifted about $5,000
worth of Nexium, Prilosec, Mucinex, Claritin, Flonase, Align and other
medications. But he didn't actually leave the store with them. He allegedly hid
the medication behind some toilet paper, so that an accomplice could come to the
CVS later that day to put the "hidden" medication in a bag and leave with them,
the complaint-warrant said. Police spokesman Lt. Jon Bucchere said Tuesday that
the case is under investigation, and that Mr. Serrano has not been arrested. Mr.
Serrano was caught shoplifting from CVS stores in Rhode Island and Connecticut,
according to published media reports in those states. Back in 2009, for example,
he and two others were charged with stealing over-the- counter-medication and
other merchandise worth more than $13,000 from CVS stores in Connecticut.
Aventura, FL: Macy's
employee accused of defrauding customers out of more than $7,000
According to an arrest report, Samantha Saint-Louis, 22, allowed her
boyfriend, whom she identified as Michael Green, to come into the store several
times beginning March 22 and buy gift cards and clothing using people's Macy's
credit card account numbers without their consent. Police said each purchase
ranged in price from $200 to $300 and were made using five customer's personal
identification information. The total of all the transactions was about $7,200.
Barboursville, WV: Police
seeking suspect in Ulta $1,000 theft
Barboursville police are searching for a woman they say was caught on camera
taking merchandise from a store. The woman allegedly stole more than $1,000
worth of makeup and perfume from Ulta, a beauty products store in the Huntington
Mall complex, around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23, according to police.
New Orleans: Shoplifters
targeting Dove soap have made clean getaway so far
The NOPD is seeking the public's help in identifying three people who have been
caught on surveillance camera lifting bars of Dove soap from a local drug store.
The incidents have occurred on April 10 and May 10 at the Walgreen's pharmacy in
the 4200 block of Chef Menteur. On April 10, just after 3 p.m., police said a
suspect entered the store and walked to the soap aisle where he grabbed several
packs of Dove soap from the shelf and walked out.
Tahlequah, OK: Shoplifters
caught with $500 in merchandise Tahlequah Officer Cory Keele said employees at Walmart watched as
Chelsea Beaver, 20, and a 17-year-old female filled a bin with more than $500
worth of merchandise Saturday. They then took the bin through a self-checkout
line, paid for the bin, and left without buying the hidden merchandise. Officers
were awaiting the two when they left. Beaver allegedly told Keele they only
tried to steal "because they had nothing due to their house burning down." Keele
said he told Beaver there were "other avenues of help." No word if the story
they told was true.
say they're fire victims
Melbourne, NZ: Stealing
meat, bartering with bacon: It's a NZ thing too
Following word of growing meat thefts in Melbourne, Stuff.com
reports nearly $10,000 worth of meat was stolen from grocery and specialty food
stores in Auckland in April with tactics ranging from lamb legs stuffed down
trousers to coordinated gang thefts with getaway vehicles. Statistics from crime
prevention company Auror showed meat was the most stolen grocery item of the
stores they monitored. In an attempted theft on April 15 a particularly persistent offender
tried to nab $300 worth of lamb legs, chicken kebabs and other assorted meats
over the course of three visits to an Auckland grocery store - all in one day.
American Fork, UT: Shoplifters
injured after 2 minute Police chase; smashed into Power Pole
Natick, MA: Shoplifter caught after
his act of politeness; arrested after holding mall door open for police