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ORC Archives 6-13-16




UPDATE: Hampton Roads, VA: Robbers stole $384K worth of smartphones from AT&T stores
A stick-up crew stole about $384,000 worth of smart phones and tablets earlier this year from three AT&T stores in Hampton Roads, according to federal investigators. And they think they also tried to rob a fourth. The scope of the robbery scheme - which targeted iPhones, iPads, and Samsung Galaxy phones - was made public last week in court documents. Police have charged three men in Newport News General District Court: Breon Berry, 25; Brice Keeling, 23; and Corey Holmes, 26. Kendrick Perry, 23, is charged in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Thursday in the federal case against Perry link the crew to two robberies on Feb. 25 and April 7 in Virginia Beach, another on Feb. 9 in Newport News and an attempted robbery on April 2 in Suffolk. The haul included about 442 smartphones and tablets.

Toledo, OH: Kroger and Meijer team up with Toledo area Law Enforcement to bring down ORC scheme
The Ohio Investigative Unit issued numerous civil citations while at the scene during the search warrant. Criminal charges against individuals who have purchased stolen merchandise, which also included bottles of liquor, cartons of cigarettes, and various packages of meat, will be filed in the next several weeks, according to Det Ryan Spangler. "They'll be criminally charged with receiving stolen property," he said, "a first degree misdemeanor." All charges will be filed in Toledo Municipal Court later this month. Those buying the items were aware they were stolen, he said, though undercover agents usually don't come right out and say they are "hot." Product for the investigation was supplied by the Organized Retail Crime units from Kroger and Meijer, according to Spangler. The support and cooperation from the units is crucial in assisting law enforcement agencies in conducting these styles of investigations, where stolen produce from their retail stores is being sold to fencing operations at a significantly lower price. "Kroger and Meijer are the ones that are taking the large losses on the product that's getting shoplifted. So they find it extremely beneficial to assist law enforcement in these styles of investigations to supply the product to take down the fencing operation where all their stolen products are going to," he said. The liquor and cartons of cigarettes came from the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Long Island, NY: Man banned from Roosevelt Field steals
$10,000 in merchandise

A Hempstead man previously banned from Roosevelt Field mall for theft was arrested Friday at the shopping center has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 worth of goods from several stores over a 10-day period. On May 29, Henry Cabezas, 50, of Beverly Road, removed merchandise totaling $6,000 from the Perfume Point kiosk inside the Garden City mall.

Lebanon, NH: Couple sought in Walmart robbery; Store robbed twice in four days
Police in Lebanon are asking for the public's help in identifying two people who they say stole hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a Walmart. Officers said a man and a woman filled a shopping cart on May 28 and left the store in West Lebanon without paying. Four days later, on June 1, they said the same couple loaded a cart with $650 worth of items and again left without paying. The couple allegedly fled the store in a Nissan Altima after a store employee asked to see a sales receipt.

Santa Fe, NM: Four arrested for Theft at Albertson's and Walmart;
pulled Pellet Gun on LP

Santa Fe police arrested a quartet of people suspected of stealing merchandise from both an Albertsons and the Wal-Mart Supercenter Sunday morning. Though police initially thought the suspects were armed with a deadly weapon, officers recovered only a pellet gun from one of the suspects at the scene of the arrest.

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ: Woman Had Infant Grandson With Her When She Shoplifted $700 of merchandise from Lord & Taylor


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