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Greenwood, IN: Man sentenced in $350K theft of Harley-Davidson goods
A Winchester man who stole $353,000 worth of Harley-Davidson merchandise was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison. Douglas E. Castle, 37, had pleaded guilty to theft of interstate shipments in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Castle was employed at a logistics and warehousing company in Greenwood when he began stealing the property of one of its clients, Harvey-Davidson. Over 18 months, authorities said, Castle had shipments intended for Harley-Davidson retail stores instead sent to his home, while stealing other items from the warehouse where he worked.

Beaumont, TX: Six women stealing over $25,000 of high-end cosmetics
Beaumont police are looking for six women accused of stealing men's and women's perfume. "They walked in together in a group...selected several pieces of merchandise and walked out of the store," said Detective John Courts with the Beaumont Police Department. He says the theft happened June 27th at about 8:50 in the evening. He says the six women were caught on camera stealing more than 25,000 dollars' worth of the perfume.

Bridgeport, CT: Three Women arrested in $3,000 larceny
at Westfield Trumbull Target

Three Bridgeport women were arrested for larceny at the Target inside the Westfield Trumbull Mall around 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Police said Alessia McKnight, 23, was charged with larceny in the fourth degree for stealing $1,023 worth of beauty care products and children's clothing from the department store. Police also charged Brionna Foster, 24, and Carlaesha Robinson, 22, for stealing $1,022 and $734 worth of items, respectively. According to a report, the three suspects were observed by the store's loss prevention department pushing carts that contained large tupperware bins inside of them.

Peru, NY: NY State Police bust ORC gang focused on meat theft at Tops
NY State Police report they have broken up a months-long shoplifting scheme in Peru, NY. Three men allegedly stole raw meat from the Tops supermarket there, and the idea was to resell the meat at a lower price. Police say a trio of men in their thirties shoplifted raw meat from the same store six times since May. The last alleged attempt was this past Sunday, when lots of people were buying meat for Fourth of July barbecues. State Troopers said they caught Joseph Burnell from Keeseville in the act and he resisted arrest. The other two men, Nathaniel Barber and Michael Finsterer from Plattsburgh, were allegedly waiting outside in a getaway car.

Gloucester Township, NJ: Suspect in Several Camden County
Retail Thefts Captured

Willie D. Darren, 45, has been charged with possession of CDS, robbery and two counts of shoplifting.
Police allege he has been stealing televisions, DVDs, women's clothing, luggage, batteries, detergent, jewelry, gasoline, and hoagies/sandwiches. "Known stores that have been victim to these crimes have been K-Mart,Walmart, Wawa, Family Dollar, and the Rainbow clothing store," police said. "These stores are in various jurisdictions."

St Louis: Man stole $1,000 in cologne, perfume to sell for drugs
Court documents state that Angelo R. Marconi, 26, confessed to filling a shopping basket with 14 bottles of cologne and perfume, then distracting a store employee before running away with the basket. The total value of the items was $1,046, according to court records Marconi took the items from the the Ladue Pharmacy on May 31. Marconi was arrested several days later. He confessed to the theft, saying he wanted to sell or trade the items for drugs, according to charges.

UK: Distraction Thief got away with $15,000 in Cartier Watches,
asked for a drink of water

A thief distracted staff at a high-end jewelry store by asking for a glass of water - then snatched watches worth £10,000 when he was left alone. St Clair Mansbridge, 38, took the two £5,000 Cartier timepieces from Parkhouse Jeweller's in Cardiff city centre on April 20. His lawyer claimed Mansbridge was a dedicated parent who resorted to stealing when he needed money for family events.

Paducah, KY: Women accused of stealing $600 of merchandise inside a Yeti coolers

Illinois woman arrested for stealing more than $340 worth of fabric softener

Lancaster, PA: Giant store shoplifter busted with $300 in razor blades 

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