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December 25-31, 2018

  • Thonotosassa, FL: 4 arrested after trailer carrying $500,000 worth of Tequila stolen

  • Gwinnett County, GA: Thieves target Victoria's Secret stores, stealing over $300K in merchandise

  • Wilmington, NC: Pair charged in $100,000 'international scheme' targeting Belk

  • Omaha, NE: Burglars hit Sprint stores for $45,000 in electronics

  • Memphis, TN: Man caught selling stolen merchandise on eBay after UPS Burglary

  • Seven Hills, OH: AT&T files $3,000 theft charges on former employee for unreturned issued iPhone, iPad and Galaxy phone

  • Bronx, NY: Crew of burglars steals over $150,000 from eight Bronx businesses by cutting holes in walls, looting safes and ATMs

  • Davenport, IA: GPS tracker in stash of stolen cell phones helped locate suspects in Sprint $75,000 Armed Robbery

  • Boca Raton, FL: 8 handbags swiped from Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center Mall valued at over $50,000

  • Salem, NH: Police Investigation ends with arrest of 2 men; charged with $41,000 theft

  • Fairfield, CA: Man arrested for String Of Thefts at Ulta Beauty; totaling over $35,000

  • Tallahassee, FL: 2 Winn-Dixie employees accused of $17K fraud scheme

  • Roanoke, VA: $10,000 worth of cigarettes disappear in second Burglary of C- Store

  • Mequon, WI: 10 Marshall's Employees cited in Theft Ring, stealing $6,200 in purchases

  • Naugatuck, CT: Three suspects identified in $5,400 Apple merchandise theft from Walmart

  • Albany, GA: Father, daughter arrested for $5,000 Boot theft

  • Marysville, WA: 2 Thieves busted after stealing $3,200 in Nail Guns from Coastal Farm & Ranch; thwarted by 6 Armed Bystanders

  • Montgomery County, PA: Woman With 2 Kids Attempts To Steal Over $2,000 Worth Of Jeans from Saks Off 5th

  • St Mary's, PA: Woman arrested on 21 counts of theft from Walmart; merchandise valued at over $2,000

  • Lebanon, NH: Sbarros Employee charged with $1,284 theft from the restaurant

  • North Coventry, PA: Victoria's Secret Theft Yields $1000 In Clothing at Coventry Mall

  • Moses Lake, WA: Two arrested following months-long Shoplifting Spree, over $1,000 from multiple Walmarts

  • Ammon, ID: Walmart shoplifter stopped with $1,091 of merchandise; prior warrant

  • La Crosse, WI: The Mac Guys report 2nd Burglary this year; previous stolen goods tracked to Eastern Europe

  • Alpharetta, GA: Several women steal 30 coats valued at several thousand dollars from Von Maur

  • Cheektowaga, NY: Police looking for woman who stole armful of designer handbags during Galleria brawls

  • Greenwich, CT: Woman arrested after detecting marijuana emanating from the car and finding a shoplifting device and drugs during a motor vehicle search

  • Sydney, AU: 8 charged in International Shoplifting Syndicate which stole $1.2M from Sydney residents; stole luxury items from designer stores

  • Moscow, Russia: Burglars steal $100K of merchandise from Louis Vuitton Store. "The door was opened with a key and wasn't damaged, the alarm was disabled," the source added

 

December 21, 2018

  • Apple Pay Fraud: 1st Major Conviction Reported of Scan-and-Go Fraud  Involving Retailers
    - Jacksonville, FL - Fraud Crew Member Gets 4 Yrs Fed. Prison
    - $1.5M in Fraudulent Purchases With Apple Pay

  • Five Charged in a Nationwide Sophisticated Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy
    - Hitting Various Stores, Including Penney's, TJ Maxx, Ross, Kay Jewelers & Others

  • San Francisco, CA: “Operation Wrecking Ball”
    - Police Bust Massive Theft Ring Targeting High-End Retail

  • Stoughton, MA: IKEA Workers Accused Of Stealing $65,000 In Return Policy Scam

  • Manchester, NH: Thieves steal more than $50K in merchandise from a Camera/ Video store
    - Entire theft caught in 60 seconds of surveillance footage

  • Atlanta, GA: It was not a smash-and-grab operation

  • Milwaukee County, WI: Admitted serial cigarette thief said he targeted Speedway, Walgreens ‘to support his family’

  • Carlisle, PA: Carlisle Police thank anonymous tipster for helping solve Retail Theft Ring

  • New Jersey: Delivery driver charged with stealing Amazon boxes

  • Bloomfield Township, MI: 2 women accused of trying to steal $1,900 worth of electronics from Target

  • Glen Rock, NJ: Police Nab Shoplifting Crew Led By Career Offender

  • Nashville, TN: Woman arrest for Burglary at a Christmas Tree Shop of over $8000 in merchandise, but leaves a note for the owner

  • Lawrenceburg, IN: Former Boost Mobile Employee and Accomplice Burglarize stores in Lawrenceburg & Harrison; merchandise valued at $9,800

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Cabela’s Shoplifter steals $1,500 of merchandise, then stops in the store to purchase a Fishing License

  • Detroit, MI: Target Loss Prevention worked with Police and US Postal Service tracking Postal employee gift card thief

  • Walmart employee allegedly embezzles almost $8,000; false returns over 2 months

 

December 20, 2018

  • Collinsville, AL: $500,000 in Counterfeit Merchandise Seized from Dekalb Home

  • Washington County, UT: Utah Highway Patrol stop seizes $27,000 of stolen merchandise

  • Cartersville, FL: Two busted at Ross, accused of stealing 'thousands of dollars worth' of merchandise

  • Downers Grove, IL: Best Buy Employees Pepper Sprayed during $5,000 theft

  • Toronto, Canada: Toronto Police investigating $200,000 in thefts by group hitting the Liquor Control Board stores

  • Bethlehem Township, PA: Shoplifter who took taxi to Walmart, Best Buy then pawn shop faces multiple charges; nearly $1,000 of merchandise

  • Peoria, IL: Man suspected of stealing over $3,000 in meat from multiple Kroger stores

  • Grundy Center, IA: $2,000 theft of Power Tools from Norbys Farm Fleet

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December 19, 2018

  • Atlanta, GA: Gang of 15 Sentenced For Cashing $10M in Stolen U.S. Treasury Checks at Walmart & Kroger Stores

  • San Jose, CA: Two Arrested in Retail Fencing Operation
    -Couple allegedly stole $430,000 worth of merchandise from major retailers

  • Cheatham County, TN: International Credit Card Skimming Operation busted, ties to Romania

  • Belmont, NH: $15,000 in merchandise stolen from cell phone store

  • Imperial, MO: Nearly $4,800 in merchandise stolen
    -Damage done to Jefferson County Music

  • Skokie, IL: 5 Men Grab & Run handbags from Nordstrom, led to Crash and Armed Carjacking

  • Chandler, AZ: Man arrested for stealing chainsaws from Lowe's and Home Depot, ends up lighting his hospital bed on fire

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Jewel Thief Wanted; $50,000 felony warrant for multiple counts of larceny of merchandise in the metro area

  • Horry County, SC: Police looking for a woman who stole thousands from Old Navy 
    in the Tanger Outlets 

  • CAL-ORCA 2019 Annual Training Conference "ORC - Past, Present and Future"

December 18, 2018

  • 2018 in Review:  The Daily's Top ORC Cases of the Year Based on Dollar Amount

  • Secaucus, NJ: Gucci employee stole $50,000 worth of wallets, scarves and handbags

  • Lower Manhattan, NY: Armed robbery of $45k in cell phones from Verizon caught on camera, suspect leaves with suitcase in taxi

  • Richfield, UT: 2 arrested, 2 others remain at large after $23K worth of generators stolen from Honda dealership

  • Santa Clarita Valley, CA: Specially assembled 'retail squad' arrests 9

  • Columbia, MD: Four DC-area women charged in Columbia store robberies

  • Raleigh, NC: Four members of same family arrested for shoplifting at Belk store

  • Update: Wrentham, MA: Police say Wrentham outlet shoplifting suspects part of organized ring

  • UK: Birmingham, England: Thieves steal $13,000 worth of Armani gear in Sutton Sports raid in Sutton Coldfield

  • UK: Birmingham, England: Watch burglar swipe $500 of Tom Ford, Hugo Boss and Chanel perfumes from King Pharmacy

 

December 17, 2018

  • Pittsburgh DOJ: Credit Card Fraudster Gets 10 Yrs Prison For ID Theft & Gun Laws
    -Hitting Stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and California

  • Knox County, TN: Over $120K in stolen property recovered so far by KCSO's holiday task force

  • Knox County, TN: KCSD ORC Holiday Task force arrest 2 in $35,000 Baby Formula Theft/ Scam

  • Saginaw, MI: 30 arrested in Saginaw Township Police 'Shoplifter Blitz'

  • ORC Gang of Five Women Busted Hitting Two Belk Stores in Raleigh and Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

  • Fremont, CA: ORC Gang of Five Women Busted Hitting Multiple Marshalls for $35,000

  • Los Angeles, CA: 10 Suspects, 3 Vehicles Sought in Smash-and-Grab Burglary at Beverly Grove Boutique

  • Boardman, OH: Suspect surrenders in $2,250 Home Depot multiple thefts

  • Houston, TX: More than $1,100 worth of meat stolen from Kroger store; suspect arrested

  • Orlando, FL: Deputy dragged by car during $1,600 shoplifting/ robbery arrest

  • Gainesville, FL: Woman busted with 'booster bag' and $650 of fragrances from Hollister and Sephora at The Oaks Mall

  • Singapore: Vietnamese shoplifting syndicate jailed for theft of items worth almost $45,000

  • Sydney, Australia: 100+ Shoplifters arrested in Christmas blitz Operations "Lightfingers'

  • Wrentham, MA: 3 Arrested following Shoplifting at Wrentham Outlets; smashed into utility pole

  • Chester County, PA: Vision Care store reports $1,000 designer sunglass theft

  • New Lenox, IL: Xbox thief busted at Target; multiple thefts totaling nearly $500

  • Jupiter, FL: 4 Arrested in $300 Organized Retail Theft at Walmart 

  • Avondale, AZ: Shoplifters caught on camera at Valley Lego store

  • Update: Franklin, TN: Police identify final two suspected of ramming police car after $4,500 felony theft

  • Alcoa, TN: Police officers on lookout for crime during holiday retail theft operation

 

December 14, 2018

  • Tucson, AZ: Marana Police looking for serial Home Depot ORC thief

  • Lodi, CA: $25,000 Worth of Handcrafted Baby Clothes Stolen

  • Oneida County, NY: Woman stole 49 shirts worth nearly $3,000 from Macy's

  • Franklin, TN: Police looking for Macy's shoplifter who got away after getaway car rams police car 

  • Update: Amazon employee accused of stealing nearly $4,000 in items, shipping customers empty boxes 

  • Germantown, TN: 3 charged for shoplifting at Old Navy, injuring Germantown Police Officer

  • Update: Donalsonville, GA: Grocery Owner & customers plead guilty to food stamp fraud in South Georgia 

  • Kelowna, BC, Canada: Six thieves hit three stores in Orchard Park Mall within minutes

  • Pasco, WA: Walmart Shoplifter flees empty handed after walking out with Clothing, a vacuum and Lego sets

  • Edmond, OK: Woman arrested in string of home, business burglaries totaling $14,000, busted for $735 shoplifting

 

December 13, 2018

  • Los Angeles, CA: 5 Indictments Handed Down in LA in Movie and TV Show Piracy Ring

  • Five Shoplifting suspects lead Fort Worth PD on high-speed chase; now in custody

  • Menifee, CA: Thieves Steal $2K Worth Of Exotic Baby Birds By Stuffing Them Up Their Sleeves

  • Jefferson County, MO: The owners of a longtime music shop in Jefferson County are trying to recover from a costly theft

  • Gastonia, NC: Man pretends to be Walmart employee in order to shoplift

  • Update: Nashua, NY: Man pleads guilty to $50,000 theft from Merrimack Outlets Mall

 

December 12, 2018

  • Greenwood, IN: Two women held in 'violent shoplifting' incident at Sears; $4,000 in merchandise

  • Orange County, FL: Amazon worker accused of stealing eyebrow makeup, gift cards and electronics accessories

  • Lower Marion Township, PA: Two men get away with $17K worth of Newport cigarettes in 7-Eleven robbery 

  • Harrisburg, PA: Rite Aid Pharmacy Armed Robbers flee with over 2,000 Hydrocodone pills

  • Update: Sherborn, MA: Three arrested in Walgreen Armed Robbery; over 9,500 pills stolen

 

December 11, 2018

  • Janesville, WI: Store Employee accused of stealing $10,000 of mattresses

  • Dixon, CA: Burglars Smash Window of Sporting Goods Store; $10,000 of merchandise

  • Costa Mesa, CA: Four Women Sought for Purse Robbery at Costa Mesa Store

  • Chesterfield, MO: Chesterfield Police Special Enforcement Unit cracking down on shoplifters 

  • Greenwood, IN: Greenwood Park Mall Shoplifters struck witnesses, mall employees with vehicle; $4,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Brockton, MA: Stop & Shop shoplifter busted twice in a week; merchandise totaling nearly $3,000

  • Joplin, MO: Two Walmart shoplifter arrested; 27 items from Walmart and 36 items from other stores recovered

 

December 10, 2018

  • Lexington, KY: "Operation Fa La La Larceny", More than 50 charged in Lexington shoplifting investigations

  • Kansas City, MO: Teen charged in $10,000 cell phone robbery scheme

  • Linden, NJ: Woman Charged with $5,100 Theft from Home Depot

  • Monroe, LA: MPD arrest homeless man for Organized Retail theft

  • Dearborn Heights, MI: Homed Depot Employee arrested for embezzling over $800; passing merchandise to friend

  • Hooksett, NH: Women steals $5,000 of liquor from State Store; multiple thefts

  • Cedar Rapids, IA: Police seeking 4 suspects in Burlington thefts

 

December 7, 2018

  • Oakland, CA: $60,000 Apple store Robbery Suspect placed on 3 years probation; had priors for firearms and burglary

  • Post Falls, ID: $40K worth of cell phones stolen from Walmart

  • Tazewell County, VA: Police looking for suspects who stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from area Walmart stores

  • Las Cruces, NM: Woman arrested for shoplifting more than $800 in merchandise from Kohl's 

  • Carroll, IA: Five Arrested In Ongoing Investigation Into Shoplifting At Carroll Walmart

  • UK: Swindon, England: Shoplifter's Order Wish List for customers recovered 
    by police

 

December 6, 2018

  • Lexington County, SC: Stolen goods worth thousands sold at flea market 

  • Rock Hill, SC: 'Mom said we have to grab four items': Teens shoplift at Walmart

  • Visalia, GA: Employee follows up online order to catch three for using stolen identify to buy furniture

  • Myrtle Beach, SC: 3 suspects wanted in ORC theft at Victoria's Secret at Coastal Grand Mall

  • Coeur d'Alene, ID: Mom & Pop boutique falls victim to shoplifters twice in two weeks; over $1,500

 

December 5, 2018

  • Goodyear, AZ: CVS Pharmacy technician pleads guilty to stealing diabetic strips
    -Facing over 7 years in prison and $100,000 in restitution

  • Wayne County, MI: Wayne County Prosecutor, Kym Worthy speaks out on newly created 'Business Protection Unit'

  • Atlanta, GA: Shoplifting suspect jumped over Perimeter Mall balcony to try to evade arrest

  • Columbia, MD: Nordstrom Rack Employees Threatened With Stun Gun

  • Greenville, SC: Shoplifter arrested with $800 of merchandise at Ulta Beauty

  • Brentwood, TN: Police stepping up efforts to stop shoplifting before Christmas; 'focusing efforts on TJ Maxx'

 

December 4, 2018

  • Update: Detroit, MI: $600K Cash, TVs, Booze, Drugs, Weapons stolen From Meijer, Home Depot, Target, Kroger And Fenced At Bar
    -70-year-old woman ran million-dollar theft ring that paid heroin addicts to steal

  • Buckeye, AZ: 2 arrested for stealing from 3 Walmarts in one day

  • Buckingham County, VA: 17 Firearms stolen in 2 minutes

  • Johns Creek, GA: Man Stole 11 Chainsaws From Ace Hardware Store

  • Staten Island, NY: Two women sought for questioning in $5K theft from Victoria's Secret

  • Downers Grove, IL: Burglars take over $8K In Items Stolen From T-Mobile; 7 iPhones, 2 Apple watches, and more items

  • Champaign, IL: 3 Suspect sought in Best Buy Burglary

  • Clarion County, PA: $1,200 of Over the Counter meds stolen from Walmart

  • North Attleboro, MA: Man charged with stealing $1,140 worth of sneakers from JC Penney

  • Portland, OR: Over $1,000 of toys, makeup, meat recovered during traffic stop; 2 arrested for thefts from Safeway and Fred Meyer 

 

December 3, 2018

  • Dearborn, MI: Police bust major retail fraud ring allegedly responsible for years of crime

  • Bethlehem, PA: Two allegedly try to steal $3,300 worth of products from Northampton County Walmart

  • Lafayette, LA: Four arrested in $13,000 ORC Grab & Dash

  • Fairview Heights, IL: $3,000 of Victoria's Secret merchandise recovered; 2 women arrested for Robbery

  • Cherokee County, GA: ATF offers reward in Gun Store Burglary; 127 weapons and silencers stolen

  • Elmhurst, IL: $4,000 of Apple iPhones stolen in early morning Burglary

  • Millburn, NJ: 3 Arrested for Thefts at Short Hills, over $2,000 of merchandise recovered from Macy's and Sephora

  • Newark, DE: Police going Undercover to Stop Shoplifting

 

November 30, 2018

  • Knox County Sheriff's Office task force recovers $30K in stolen goods

  • Holly Springs, GA: 100+ guns taken in heist

  • Norman, OK: T-Mobile workers use GPS to outsmart crooks: $30,000 of merchandise recovered

  • St. Augustine, FL: Shoplifting suspects sought in St. Augustine Outlet Mall thefts; Investigators say shoplifters tend to operate in groups and steal for a living

  • Lexington, KY: Police Seek Suspects In Shoplifting Ring at Fayette Mall

  • Moline, IA: 3 Suspects wanted in $1,400 Felony Theft from Walmart

  • Cork City, Ireland: Woman arrested after six shops 'targeted in $3400 morning theft spree' 

 

November 29, 2018

  • Wyoming, MI: Four Grand Rapids area cell phone heists likely linked

  • Des Peres, MO: Police: Man with 'fake nose' stole $4,000 of merchandise from North Face store 

  • Butte, MT: Man arrested for tool thefts from Ace Hardware and True Value

  • Update: Newport Beach, CA: 2 More Thieves Wanted In Louis Vuitton Handbag Heist From Neiman Marcus 

  • Adelaide, Australia: Brazen $30,000 Lego burglary caught on camera at toy stores

  • Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Shoplifter brings suitcase to steal drones and cold medicine valued at over $5,000 

  • New Hartford, CT: JC Penney Associate and 2 others charged in $2,800 theft of merchandise

  • Milford, CT: Man arrested for $700 Shoplifting from Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works

  • UK: Dunfermline, Scotland: Romanian perfume thief busted with foil-lined backpack, nearly $2,000 of merchandise recovered; sentenced to 8 months in jail

 

November 28, 2018

  • Madison, MS: Suspects in multi-state theft ring captured in Mississippi

  • Milwaukee, WI: Smart phone theft ring stretches from Milwaukee to Kenosha

  • DeKalb, IL: DeKalb Police say they busted serial Shoplifting Crew; stolen SUV and hundreds of dollars worth of stolen goods

  • Chesterfield, MO: 3 women knock kid down on escalator after stealing $8,000 worth of products from Victoria Secret

  • Lodi, CA: Man involves his 3 kids in thefts; $4,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Buford, GA: Sunglass Hut $2,000 shoplifter ID'd, police asking for help locating him

 

November 27, 2018

  • Center Township, PA: Boscov's Loss Prevention injured, dragged by car of fleeing suspects in $900 theft

  • Tysons, VA: Black Friday Tysons Corner's Zara store theft leads to Pursuit and Crash

  • Manchester, CT: Skateboard thief arrested following assault on Zumiez employee at Shoppes at Buckland Hills; facing second-degree robbery, second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault

  • Doylestown, PA: Duo charged with $4,000 theft of merchandise from Kohl's

  • Columbus, IN: Mom with young child caught stealing over $2000 worth of items from Kohl's 

  • Hendersonville, TN: Police search for 2 suspects with child in a $300 Gun store theft

 

November 26, 2018

  • Missouri Couple Get 48 Months Each for Nationwide Fraud Scheme Hitting Walmart for $600,000

  • Knox County, TN: KCSO Organized Retail Crime Holiday Task Force arrests man with $7K in stolen goods

  • Saratoga Springs, NY: Man arrested in $3,00 theft at Wilton Mall

  • Upper Township, NJ: Police Seek Men in $2,000 theft from CVS

  • Sparks, NV: Four Suspects in jail after stealing from Burlington and TJ Maxx

  • North Naples, FL: Man accused of trying to steal goods worth almost $1,700 at Target on Thanksgiving

  • New Hartford, NY: $1,300 Target Shoplifter at Sangertown Square Mall fights with LP and Police

  • Ephrata, PA: Police seek help locating 2 theft suspects; over $800

  • Oneida County, NY: Deputies responded to the Tops in Camden for a complaint of shoplifting

November 21, 2018

  • Sarasota County, FL: 15 People Arrested in a 3-day Operation in targeting Retail Theft

  • Palm Bay, FL: Vero Beach man charged with stealing $16K from Home Depot stores from Stuart to Palm Bay

  • Erie, PA: Detroit Man Charged, Second Suspect Still at Large in $200,000 Jewelry Store Robbery

  • Lyndhurst, OH: 3 arrested for stealing nearly $3,000 in goods from Dick's

  • Centerville, GA: US Marshalls arrest Victoria Secret shoplifter who nearly run down a Police Officers

  • Evesham, NJ: 'Crime crew' arrested in South Jersey cell phone store burglaries

  • Lethbridge, Alberta, CN: Police have charged 7 teenage boys in connection to an "organized" theft from Park Place Mall

  • Menomonee Falls, WI: 2 women steal nearly $300 in Nike merchandise from Kohl's

November 20, 2018

  • Stafford County, VA: Two Burglars flee AT&T with $80,000 of merchandise

  • Paragould, AR: Man stole $6,500 worth of "Christmas presents" from Walmart

  • Homewood, AL: Police searching for suspect in $3,300 North Face jacket theft at Alabama Outdoors

  • Chambersburg, PA: Maryland woman wanted for theft of 7 vacuums from Target

  • Deltona, FL: Man hits Walmart employee with bag of stolen merchandise; 36 cartons of cigarettes valued at $2,500

  • West Whiteland, PA: Two suspects wanted in $1,500 Ulta fragrance theft

  • Benton County, WA: Two suspects wanted in $1,000 Hobby Lobby theft

 

November 19, 2018

  • Update: Worcester, MA: Thieves used blowtorch to steal $180,000 worth of iPads, iPhones from Target stores

  • Daytona Beach, FL: Officers Interrupt Theft Ring at Tanger Outlets; 4 Arrested

  • Crowley, TX: Police arrest man after $11,000 Walmart theft, chase, crash

  • Omaha, NE: Season of 'Thanks-taking,' not Thanksgiving as 'boosters' return to malls

  • American Canyon, CA: Woman arrested for stealing more than $1,200 of baby items from Walmart

  • Placer County, CA: Home Depot theft at crest of Placer mini-crimewave; Sheriff's Office seeking two suspects considered dangerous

  • Easthampton, MA: Two men wanted for $1,100 theft from local Hardware store

  • Springettsbury Township, PA: Police seeking 3 female suspects in Target theft

 

November 16, 2018

  • Chicago, IL: 3 charged with selling $21,000 of stolen merchandise from spouse's business

  • Athens, GA: Police arrest 3 people in 'complex' shoplifting scheme

  • Berks County, PA: Pair facing charges of multiple retail thefts at CVS and Rite Aid

  • St Augustine, FL: String of unsolved thefts at St. Augustine outlets

  • New Orleans, LA: Family Dollar Shoplifter Puts 17 Bottles Of Body Wash In His Pants, in just over a minute

  • Battle Creek, MI: Victoria's Secret reports $1,400 theft of merchandise at Lakeview Square Mall

 

November 15, 2018

  • Sarasota, FL: Five arrested in $830,000 Smash & Grab Theft Ring in Florida

  • San Francisco, CA: Creative lie allows thieves to steal thousands of dollars in Louis Vuitton merchandise

  • Natick, MA: Woman charged $4,600 on fake Neiman Marcus credit card

  • Leader Of South Jersey Retail Theft Ring Gets 5.6 Years

  • Erie, PA: Rochester, NY man waives charges in ORC theft case

  • Fergus Falls, MN: $1,700 of stolen merchandise and $10,000 in meth seized during Warrant search

  • Oxford Township, MI: Repeat offender suspected of stealing $1,700 in merchandise from Meijer

  • Lebanon County, PA: Man arrested after $850 theft of perfumes from Kohl's then crashes car in parking lot

  • Chambersburg, PA: A pair of shoplifters flee with nearly $600 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret at Chambersburg Mall

  • Lower Merion, PA: Police investigating $1,200 theft of cigarettes from Acme

 

November 14, 2018

  • Green Bay, WI: With Holidays Approaching, GBPD Warns of Retail Theft

  • Police bust 'fraud ring' from California after traffic stop on I-15

  • St George, UT: 4 women and 1 man arrested for $1,500 theft at Red Cliffs Mall

  • Brookfield, WI: Police investigating $1,000 Target theft

  • St Johns County, FL: Sheriff's Office seeking suspect in $800 theft from Polo/Ralph Lauren Outlet

  • Oswego, IL: Two arrested for $1,100 theft, resisting and obstruction charges at Kohl's

  • State College, PA: Woman stuffed purses with over $1,000 of stolen Macy's merchandise

 

November 13, 2018

  • Update: Bridgeport store owner's millions came from check-cashing courtesy

  • Memphis, TN: $60K in merchandise stolen from cell phone store in Orange Mound

  • Menomonee Falls, WI: Police search for return scam suspect after a retail theft orchestrated at Home Goods

  • Springfield, OH: 750 books stolen from a Book store

  • Wrentham, MA: Police looking for $5,000 Coach Outlet theft suspect

  • Warwick, RI: Police seek $400 Target shoplifting team

  • Greeneville, NC: 3 Charged With Shoplifting from Walmart and Dollar General

  • Japan: Tokyo Police arrests 3 serial Vietnamese shoplifters; 6 month investigation into Cosmetics thefts 

 

November 12, 2018

  • Mishawaka, IN: Police & Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition unite to combat shoplifting this holiday season

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Manager Accused Of Embezzling $100K from Academy Sports

  • Insurance company won't have to cover $1.7M iPhone theft

  • Manchester, NJ: Former Employee Arrested for Burglary at Local Business

  • Wilmette, IL: Thief steals nearly $800 in Crest Whitestrips from CVS

  • Menomonee Falls, MN: Police seek suspects after $500 retail theft at Kohl's

 

November 9, 2018

  • Mt. Pleasant Township, PA: Small Mt. Pleasant Twp. grocer allegedly banked millions by selling stolen goods

  • Talbot County, GA: Georgia Bureau of Investigations busts $500,000 Multi-State theft Ring

  • San Luis Obispo, CA: Burglars steal $8k worth of merchandise from AT&T store

  • Attleboro, MA: Police recovered $7,500 in stolen goods, arrest 3

  • Tallahassee, FL: Employee steals more than $1K from Staples by using gift card

  • Oakland Park, FL: Police searching for Armed man in attempted theft at Oakland Park Lowe's

  • Long Beach, CA: Police arrested 4 people at a Pawn Shop for felony shoplifting

November 8, 2018

  • Helena-West Helena, AR: Employees charged in Beauty Supply store $70,000 theft ring

  • Grand Forks, SD: Man pleads guilty to stealing $16,000 worth of items from Shoe Carnival

  • Portland, TX: Walmart Shoplifting call leads Police to Identity Theft Ring

  • Update: Lawrence, KS: Woman sentenced for role in The Buckle $5,000 jean robbery

  • Winona, MN: Felony charges for a man who attempted to 'return' $1,400 of merchandise at Menard's

  • Collinsville, IL: Armed robbers flee with cash and 'significant amount of high-end eyewear

  • Sonora, CA: Police looking to ID woman wanted for Shoplifting at multiple stores in Downtown Sonora

 

November 7, 2018

  • SDORCA News: November Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Escondido, Calif.

  • Buffalo, NY: Update: Man charged with Federal Hobbs Act in $400,000 jewelry store robbery

  • Cedar Rapids, IA: Nordstrom employee stole $150,000 of merchandise to sell on eBay

  • Mobile, AL: Five Mobile County merchants charged with trafficking in contraband cigarettes

  • Update: Springfield, MO: Texas Man Admits Stealing 650 Guns From UPS Lot in Springfield

  • Indianola, IA: Des Moines man arrested for $1,100 theft; recognized by employees in previous theft

 

November 6, 2018

  • Nashville, TN: Suspected serial shoplifter arrested for theft of $6,500 in merchandise: Dillards, Dick's and Target

  • Wrentham, MA: Two Shoplifters arrested atWrentham Village Premium Outlet

  • Rock Hill, SC: Rock Hill Police use stun gun 3 times on fugitive after $1,500 Home Depot theft/ chase

  • Wareham, MA: 2 Arrested in string of Jewelry Store Burglaries

  • Summersville, TX: Man cited five times on shoplifting charges

  • Columbia, TN: 3 Women wanted for a Grab & Run at Hibbett Sports

  • Myrtle Beach, SC: Three wanted for stealing more than $2K worth of clothes from Coastal Grand Mall 

  • Austin, TX: Detectives with the Austin Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying shoplifters who stole several items of clothing from a Gap store

 

November 5, 2018

  • Battle Creek, MI: Undercover Officers nab 3 suspected of stealing from stores and reselling items on Facebook

  • Lakeview, IL: Professional Burglary Crew hit Sprint store Inventory Room

  • Victor, NY: Woman charged with theft of $6,000 in goods from Macy's and Sephora in the Eastview Mall

  • Niles, IL: JC Penney reports $2,300 Grab & Run at Golf Mill Center

  • Bronx, NY: Robbers armed with guns and Pepper Spray steal over 100 cellphones

  • Conneaut Lake, PA: State prison time expected for $12,000 cash, lottery ticket theft by C-Store employee

  • Pensacola, FL: Police catch two shoplifting suspects stealing from Belk

  • Sydney, Australia: Second Alleged Baby Formula gang member charged; $250,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Fontana, CA: Cops Nab Alleged Pallet Thieves; 1400 pallets and a tractor trailer were recovered

  • Kennewick, WA: Walmart shoplifters took off in car with Oregon plates

  • Broome County, NY: Shoplifters could face stiffer charges in Broome County retail theft crackdown

 

November 2, 2018

  • ORC LEGISLATION UPDATE
    -Message from Norm Smaligo, President of Oklahoma Retail Crime Association
    -The new Oklahoma Larceny law took effect 11/1

  • Providence, RI: 2 men charged with stealing credit-card info, making $1.2 million in purchases

  • Cleveland, OH: Northeast Ohio big box stores hit by scrap metal thieves

  • Norfolk, NE: Serial shoplifter arrested after stealing $6,000+ from Walmart over 3 months

  • Monticello, MN: 2 women suspected of shoplifting $1,000 of merchandise from Walmart

  • Mt Pleasant, IL: Women stole from suburban grocery stores to sell to Chicago stores to support heroin habit 

  • Blaine, MN: Man arrested in alleged chain of thefts from Best Buy

  • Florence, SC: FPD looking for two people in connection to shoplifting incident at Walmart

  • Smyrna, TN: 2 female shoplifters steal hundreds of dollars of baby formula and diapers from Walmart

  • Bakersfield, CA: Police looking to identify and locate 2 suspected Target shoplifters

 

November 1, 2018

  • 'Traveling fraud group' from Arkansas arrested after allegedly stealing credit cards in Boise, Idaho

  • Glenview, IL: $19,000 Furniture Store heist

  • Jefferson County, AL: Man robs CVS of over 1,000 Opioid pills

  • Tallahassee, FL: Kay's Jewelers Manager accused of stealing nearly $3,500 through fake refunds

  • Waupaca, WI: Brothers busted for $1,500 shoplifting at Fleet Farm store

  • Savannah, GA: Police looking for Lowe's shoplifting suspect

  • Batavia, NY: Warrant Wednesday, NY State Police seeking Shoplifter Fugitive

  • Quebec, Canada: RCMP victimized by $100,000 Credit Card Cloning scam

  • Augusta, ME: Woman facing felony theft charges for $1,500 Walmart shoplifting incident

  • Scarsdale, NY: Shoplifter steal nearly $600 in Allergy medication

  • Glenview, IL: Jewel-Osco reported 2 men stealing 0ver $500 worth of razor blades

 

October 31, 2018

  • Large-scale multi-state credit card fraud scheme busted
    -3 Miami Men Get Fed. Prison For Counterfeit CCs - Hitting Minnesota Sam's Club Stores

  • Redmond, WA: Two brothers/employees steal $200,000 worth of laptops from Microsoft

  • Albuquerque, NM: Pawn Shop owner, employees bought, sold $5,000 - $10,000 of stolen goods

  • South Easton, MA: Man stole thousands in razors from Targets in Easton, Taunton

  • Pasco deputies are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two suspects in a theft at the Land O' Lakes Wal-Mart

  • Latah County, ID: Update: Northwest River Supplies Employee sentenced to 60 days, 14 years probation and $89,000 restitution; theft and sale of over $200,000 in merchandise

  • Racine County, WI: Mt Pleasant Police seeking 3 Walmart Shoplifters

  • Sonoma, CA: Friedman's Home Improvement nab tool thief; nearly $900 of merchandise recovered from multiple stores

 

October 30, 2018

  • Springfield, MO: Manager accused of stealing $30,000 from Burlington Coat Factory

  • Springfield, PA: Police/ Target investigating $14,000 iPhone theft

  • Cincinnati, OH: Man's kids helped duo rob Walmart of nearly $9,000 in layaway items

  • Update: Memphis, TN: $8,000 worth of wigs and supplies stolen from Beauty Supply Store

  • Mobile, AL: Academy Sports employee steals over $1,000 in merchandise

  • Pueblo, CO: Boot Barn in Pueblo Mall reports $1,000 theft

  • Update: Savannah, GA: Police searching for Savannah Mall shoplifter

  • Kansas City, MO: 'Ninja Burglar' strikes, 15th area burglary since 2017; Hemp Haus store burglarized of $50,000 in merchandise

 

October 29, 2018

  • UK: Cyber criminal and shopping addict jailed for 2.5 years for $1.5M fraud scheme

  • Two Tampa Men Indicted For Multi-State Counterfeit CC's & DC's Hitting Walmart Stores
    -Walmart Global Investigations Recognized For Their Efforts - Rarity in DOJ Releases

  • "110 Gang" Arrested in Syracuse For Selling Drugs & Using Credit Card Fraud to Make Money

  • Albuquerque, NM: Couple caught stealing thousands worth of Halloween merchandise

  • Riverside, CA: Update: Woman pleads 'not guilty' to stealing thousands in baby formula from multiple Target stores all in one day

  • Memphis, TN: Arrest made after more than $8,000 in items were stolen from beauty supply store

  • Carbondale, IL: Police searching for 3 Dick's Sporting Goods theft suspects, possibly involved in other incidents

 

October 26, 2018

  • Peoria, IL: $150,000 in Apple merchandise taken from Best Buy

  • Seal Beach, CA: Police Search For Four Suspects Wanted in Shoe Store Armed Robbery: $2,100 of merchandise stolen

  • Fayetteville, NC: Women stole $1,000 in merchandise from kid's clothing store at Cross Creek Mall, assaulted worker

  • Rostraver Township, PA: Charges filed in $600 Lowe's theft

  • Bloomfield Township, MI: Man arrested for stealing hard drives from Costco

  • UK: Heathrow Airport: Three DHL delivery workers caught with $13,000 of stolen designer goods from British Airways

  • Pasco, WA: Police seeking 2 suspects in $8,000 Walmart theft

October 25, 2018

  • ORC is a Problem Worldwide - Australia's ORC
    -Retailers taking aim at new technologies to battle Organized Retail Crime; "Supermarket Security"

  • SDORCA News: November Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Escondido, Calif.

  • North California ORC Association (NCORCA) Welcomes 300 Retail & Law Enforcement Attendees to 5th Annual Symposium

  • Chesterfield, MO: Suspects stage wheelchair accident to steal from Sam's Club

  • Petaluma, CA: 3 wanted in $1,600 theft from Tommy Hilfiger Outlet

  • Rome, GA: PA man with a stolen GA license charged with felony theft at The Home Depot in Rome, GA 

  • Manatee County, FL: Deputies will be giving shoplifters a free "sleigh ride" to jail this holiday season

  • Joliet, IL: Felony charges filed against repeat offender; caught stealing toys from Goodwill store

  • Hackensack, NJ: Trio Shopped With Stolen Card Numbers At Hackensack Bloomingdales

 

October 24, 2018

  • Marine Corps First Sergeant at Parris Island led $1.5 million razor theft

  • U.S. Navy Sailor convicted of scamming 2,500 credit card numbers; 3 years and 6 months in prison

  • Moscow, ID: Northwest River Supplies employee pleads guilty to $200,000 theft of merchandise; sold on eBay 

  • Boise, ID: 3 charged with using stolen credit cards at Boise stores

  • Hinsdale, IL: $10K Worth Of Items Stolen From Boutique

  • Maryland Heights, MO: Police investigating 3rd case of Romanian thieves with phony credit cards, loads of cash and encoding machine

  • Channahon, IL: Thornton's Busts 10 Fuel Thieves; charged with felony Retail Theft

  • Del Rio, TX: Man faces state jail felony theft charge; stealing from Hardware store with 2 prior convictions

  • Joliet, IL: Woman charged with Class 4 Felony for shoplifting at Target; prior conviction

  • Erie, PA: Millcreek Police investigating retail theft at Boscov's; 4 suspects wanted

  • Coming Soon: The Daily's ORC 'Shark' Week
    Featuring Top Industry ORC Leaders, LPNN Episodes & More!

 

October 23, 2018

  • OROCC Columbus Chapter Meeting, Oct. 25th

  • Memphis, TN: Crooks bash truck into business, make off with $60k in clothes

  • Wallkill, NY: Four men are accused of stealing over $40,000 worth of iPhones from a Hudson Valley store 

  • Lafourche Parish, LA: Two wanted for stealing more than $5,000 in merchandise

  • Cartersville, GA: Couple charged with 15 counts of shoplifting

  • UK: Manchester, England: The 'wild' shoplifter who raided TK Maxx, Marks 
    and Spencer, Sports Direct and Boots in a $30,000 spree

  • Lexington, KY: Police Officer attacked during arrest; two charged in $1,000 Kroger thefts

  • Newington, NH: Victoria's Secret reports $6,500 theft of lingerie at the Mall at Fox Run

  • Morton Grove, IL: Pair Charged With Shoplifting Nearly $800 In OTC Medication from CVS

  • Marietta, OH: Man and woman wanted for $600 thefts at Tractor Supply

  • Reston, VA: Target thieves face Grand Larceny charge and drug changes

  • Westminster, MD: Kohl's shoplifters charged with Felony theft, stolen vehicle and drug charges

  • Warminster, PA: Police Seeking 2 suspects in CVS theft

 

October 22, 2018

  • Darin Fredrickson & AZORCA's ORC Basic Surveillance Training
    -October 23-24, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ (Limited Spots Available)

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Man arrested for purchasing $17k worth of LSU football tickets with a stolen credit card

  • Columbus, OH: Shoplifters pocket nearly $5K in jewelry from Easton Town Center

  • Wheaton, MD: Two wanted in $5K theft from LensCrafters

  • Goleta, CA: Suspect arrested for $2,000 theft from Decker's Brand Showcase

  • New York, NY: NYPD seek suspect in $1,600 Gucci store theft

  • Napa, CA: Thieves try to steal $850 in Polo merchandise from Napa outlets

  • Lady Lake, FL: A suspected shoplifter is free on $10,000 bond after multiple trips to Target in The Villages

  • Update: Oro Valley, AZ: Police seek Ulta shoplifting suspect

  • Cheltenham Township, PA: Target hit for $1,600 in vacuum cleaners

  • St Albert, AB, Canada: Thief in stolen employee vest hits Lowe's, Best Buy in St. Albert

  • Sydney, Australia: Four charged over $2,500 NSW baby formula theft

 

October 19, 2018

  • Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA) welcomes 150 retail & law enforcement to 3rd annual conference

  • The End of the "Felony Lane Gang" One of the best run gangs in US history 
    -14th and Final Member of the "Felony Lane Gang" Pleads Guilty in $1 Million Bank Fraud Conspiracy

  • Syracuse Man Sentenced to 140 Months for Multi-State Credit Card Fraud Schemes

  • Leader of Target Department Store Credit Card Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Prison

  • Wayne County, MI: Fencing Operation: Pawn shop owner caught fencing stolen merchandise heads to prison for 2 to 7 years

  • North Manheim Township, PA: Woman Accused of Burglarizing Garden Center Six Times in Four Months; $15,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Natick, MA: Woman stole over 80 pairs of leggings from Victoria's Secret

  • Clearwater, FL: Shoplifting suspects stole $1,300 worth of items from Walmart

  • Franklin, TN: Franklin Police seeking identity of a Stein Mart Shoplifter; $1,000 reward

  • Moline, IL: Von Maur reported a $400 theft at Southpark Mall; two suspects wanted

  • Columbia County, GA: Two suspects wanted for theft of $420 of merchandise from Walmart

  • Lexington, KY: Two arrested for Theft at University of Kentucky bookstore; neither are students at UK 

 

October 18, 2018

  • Cincinnati OROCC Monthly Chapter Meeting - Oct. 19

  • Darin Fredrickson & AZORCA's ORC Basic Surveillance Training
    -October 23-24, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ (Limited Spots Available)

  • Fairmont, WV: Delivery Driver arrested for theft of 25 cartons of cigarettes from Super America; valued at $2,200

  • Knoxville, TN: Two women arrested for $1,800 theft at Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Mentone, Australia: Van's secret floor hides $900 of stolen tools

  • Update: Wilmington, DE: Photos released of 2 females wanted in Target theft; pepper spray Target employees

  • Boardman, OH: A man and two women reportedly stole about $3,025 worth of blue jeans, T-shirts and other clothing items from Toba, a clothing store in Southern Park Mall

 

October 17, 2018

  • Scott Depot, WV: Kmart hit for nearly $100,000 in jewelry in Overnight Burglary

  • Burnsville, MN: Update: Walgreens Pharmacist Stole 500+ Pills from 3 area stores

  • Columbus, IN: Man arrested for shoplifting $2,100 worth of items from Walmart

  • Denham Springs, LA: Thieves steal $2,000 in merchandise from Juban Road retailer, maybe connected to Baton Rouge theft

  • Tyler, TX: 3 suspects in Gas Pump Skimmer case Indicted

  • Hoboken, NJ: Rite Aid Shoplifters crash car into building fleeing police; $1,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Dalton, GA: Woman Tries To Shoplift $700 In Merchandise from Walmart; Loss Prevention recovers merchandise

  • Greenwich, CT: Man charged with the theft of 3 laptops from Apple Store

  • Beachwood, OH: Two women arrested for Shoplifting and possession of criminal tools

  • Bolingbrook, IL: Meijer reports theft of $2,400 in Baby Formula and Diapers

 

October 16, 2018

  • Columbia, SC: Shoplifting suspects accused of hitting Deputy in custody

  • Hilo, HI: Man and two women charged with 59 offenses involving drugs and fraudulent credit cards

  • Madison, WI: Alleged shoplifter banned for life from malls, stores

  • St Augustine, FL: Trio stole $4,500 worth of shoes from Adidas outlet; Nearly 40 pairs of shoes were stolen

  • Houston, TX: Ross Dress For Less shoplifter caught with over $2,000 worth of merchandise

  • Chula Vista, CA: Police looking to identify Hollister shoplifter; over $2,000 in merchandise

  • Darlington County, NC: Duo wanted for stealing generator and tools in Darlington and Hartsville Counties

  • Cranston, RI: Police seeking identity of a Victoria's Secret Shoplifter; fled with $4,316 in merchandise

  • Nashville, TN: Suspect wanted for serial Shoplifting; hitting Kroger 12 times in 2 months

  • Tarentum, PA: Repeat Offender accused of stealing items worth $1,500 from Pittsburgh Mills Walmart; facing 5 additional counts

  • Chattanooga, TN: CVS reports $300 theft of laundry detergent; Police seeking 2 female suspects

  • The Villages, FL: Woman arrested for theft of $777 of Target merchandise

 

October 15, 2018

  • Memphis, TN: Boxcar bandits nab Air Jordans and more; over $36,000

  • Napa, CA: Two men arrested with $5,000 of stolen merchandise following CVS Theft

  • Covington, VA: Police make drug arrest, discover evidence of multistate theft ring

  • Chicago, IL: Update: 3 charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of purses from Dior store downtown

  • Laredo, TX: Man charged with $1,500 theft from Sears in the Mall del Norte

  • Chambersburg, PA: Victoria's Secret store at Chambersburg Mall reports a $500 theft; 3 females and 2 children

 

October 12, 2018

  • Middletown, OH: Walmart associate steals $9,000 worth of cellphones

  • Albuquerque, NM: Thieves offload loot via social media as repeat offenders become more dangerous 

  • The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Scamming Amazon for Big Money Florida man charged with $230,000 fraud

  • Michigan man indicted for having 36 counterfeit credit cards, nearly 500 credit card account numbers and a machine for making counterfeit cards

  • Springfield, MA: Shoplifting suspect threw drill bits and saw at Lowe's employee

 

October 11, 2018

  • Hundreds of retail, law enforcement attend ORCAID's 4th annual conference

  • Napa, CA: Police seeking suspects in theft of $17,000 worth of car gear

  • Virginia Beach, VA: Shoplifters steal over $6,000 worth of Apple watches at Lynnhaven Mall

  • Queens, NY: Man sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years for theft of $3,300 of merchandise from JFK Airport stores

  • West Nyack, NY: Duo Stole $1,200 in Merchandise From Lord & Taylor

  • Las Vegas, NV: Man and woman sought in shoplifting thefts from retail stores throughout the valley

  • London, England: Moped thugs flee smoke-filled watch shop before crashing motorbike inside shopping centre, 1 woman injured

  • New Hartford, NY: Police Arrest woman with 'large Amount' of merchandise stolen from multiple stores in New Hartford

 

October 10, 2018

  • Coldwater, MI: Habitual Shoplifter faces up to Life in Prison

  • Erie County, PA: Update: State Police accuse a group of stealing more than $40,000 from Walmart stores in 3 counties

  • Chico, CA: Thieves steal over $10,000 in merchandise from Chico area stores

  • Houston, TX: 3 masked men beat employee after Verizon store break-in

  • Westmont, IL: More Than $7K In Merchandise Stolen From Store In Westmont; $12,000 stolen in Aurora 

  • Paducah, KY: 3 wanted in connection to Ulta theft; over $2,000 of merchandise

  • Memphis, TN: Man and woman steal $1,200 of merchandise before attacking Kroger employees

  • Petaluma, CA: Police looking for $500 Dick's Sporting Good thief

 

October 9, 2018

  • Stanton, DE: Power tool thieves pepper-spray Home Depot employee; wanted in 5 states

  • Huntsville, AL: Three arrested in $90,000 Gun theft from Shooting Range

  • Chicago, IL: 4 Women steal 10 handbags from Dior store on Gold Coast

  • Shreveport, LA : Shreveport Police ask for help to identify Victoria's Secret shoplifter

  • Spartanburg, SC: Men in bonnets shoplift thousands from Victoria's Secret store

  • Jackson Township, NJ: A Toms River woman was arrested for shoplifting at Jackson Premium Outlets; Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, and Polo Ralph Lauren-reported a shoplifter

  • Pine County, KY: Man arrested for shoplifting $500 of steaks to support drug habit

 

October 8, 2018

  • $1M ID Theft & Credit Fraud Scam Hitting Sam's Club & Walmart Stores
    -9th & 10th Gang Members Get 5 & 2 yrs Prison 

  • Boca Raton Man Charged in $229K Fake Amazon Accounts Purchases 
    & Reselling Online

  • Pasco County, FL: Deputies respond to a disturbance at Forever 21; 3 Associates assaulted

  • Hamden, CT: Police search for 2 female Kohl's shoplifter - over $1,000 in merchandise stolen

  • Charlotte County, FL: Distraction techniques used to steal $1,000 of merchandise at Murdock Walmart

  • Gastonia, NC: Man and 17 year old charged with felony robbery at Target; $600 of electronics

  • Aurora, IL: T-Mobile Burglars hit for over $12,000 in merchandise

  • Fenton, MI: Two women arrest for theft of over 50 DVD's valued at $1,200

  • Lexington, SC: U-Haul truck leads police on early-morning chase; recovering $200 of stolen CVS merchandise

  • Tsawwassen, British Columbia, CN: Delta police go undercover in Tsawwassen malls for 'Boost and Bust'

 

October 5, 2018

  • Darin Fredrickson & AZORCA's ORC Basic Surveillance Training
    -October 23-24, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ (Limited Spots Available)

  • San Antonio, TX: James Avery employee arrested for allegedly pawning nearly $18,000 of stolen jewelry

  • Evanston, IL: Man steals $500 in merchandise from Home Depot; flashes gun at Loss Prevention

  • Crisp County, GA: Deputy arrests three wanted for Belk's felony shoplifting in Centerville

  • Knoxville, TN: A career criminal with more than 60 prior convictions has added another 29 felony convictions to his record

  • Kenton, OH: Walmart shoplifter steals tote and 67 other items of merchandise

  • Orland Park, IL: Warrant issued for Pearl Vision thief stealing over $6,000 of Designer Sunglasses; 7 prior Felony Retail Thefts

  • Minneapolis, MN: Shoplifter attempts to steal $5,900 of merchandise from Nordstrom's in Mall of America

  • Selinsgrove, PA: Former Lowe's employee busted for $1K theft of merchandise

 

October 4, 2018

  • Anaheim, CA: Couple suspected of high-end liquor thefts from 55 Ralphs locations throughout SoCal

  • Torrance, CA: 3 arrested for $40,000 Burglaries at a Camera Equipment shop

  • Woodstock, GA: $16K In Dresses Stolen; Owner is accusing a former employee of taking dresses, gowns, cash and accessories

  • North Plainfield, NJ: Serial Cell Phone Thieves wanted by Authorities Statewide; merchandise valued at over $10,000

  • Tucson, AZ: 2 Men wanted in $400 TJ Maxx Shoplifting turned Robbery

  • Update: Oakland, CA: Teen, 2 men charged in $30,000 take-over robbery of T-Mobile store

  • Christiansburg, VA: Former Montgomery County employee gets 4 year sentence for credit card fraud and theft from Target

 

October 3, 2018

  • Midlothian, IL: Cache of 400 Guns Recovered After Theft From Memphis UPS Facility
    -One of the largest gun heists investigated by ATF

  • Los Angeles, CA: Smash & Grab thieves steal over $100,000 of merchandise on Melrose Ave

  • Bellevue, WA: Harley Davidson Motorcycle thieves tied to Organized Theft Ring

  • Ripon, CA: 3 women arrested in $3,000 Walgreens theft

  • Bethlehem Township, PA: Man swipes over $2,800 in baby formula from Walmart 11 separate trips over 3 week period

  • Joliet, IL: Menard's thief arrested; facing 4 additional Felony Theft charges.

  • Franklin County, PA: $1,200 in merchandise stolen from Victoria's Secret in the Chambersburg Mall

  • Trumbull, CT: 3 Target Shoplifters arrested for theft of television and X-Box Headphones

 

October 2, 2018

  • Update: New Haven, CT: Kingpin of ORC Fencing Operation sentenced to 6.5 years; re-sold over $6M in stolen goods

  • Lexington, KY: Police seeking Shoplifter who pulled a knife on TJ Maxx Loss Prevention

  • Second Suspect ID'd in $100k Aspen Jewelry Store Robbery

  • Dyer, IN: 200 phony credit cards found in men's possession at a gas station

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Police hope to identify Tommy Hilfiger shoplifters

  • Louisville, KY: Man accused of stealing audio Bibles from CVS

 

October 1, 2018

  • Tallahassee, FL: Multiple JCPenney Employees arrested after stealing over $45,000 from store

  • Bloomington, IN: TJ Maxx Employee Arrested On Theft Charges of $6,616

  • Gwinnett County, GA: Burglary Ring linked to up to 100 crimes

  • Darin Fredrickson & AZORCA's ORC Basic Surveillance Training
    -October 23-24, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ (Limited Spots Available)

  • Bergen, NY: 14 guns taken during upstate New York gun store break-in

  • Batavia, NY: Shoplifter hits Tops Friendly Market for 12 cases of Tide Pods

  • Cedar Falls, IA: Woman charged in Pepper Spray robbery of The Buckle at College Square Mall; $2,301 in merchandise stolen

 

September 28, 2018

  • Bonneville County, ID: Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho honor Deputy for fighting Retail Crime 

  • 17 charged in Apple store thefts across California

  • Jacksonville, FL: $20,000 worth of clothes for local business stolen from unlocked car

  • Myrtle Beach, SC: Over $4,000 of items stolen from Victoria's Secret at Coastal Grand Mall

  • Riverside County, CA: Here's how thieves stealing Baby Formula from Coachella Valley stores will affect you

  • Johnson City, IN; Police have arrested a man they say had shoplifted Baby Formula

  • Manatee County, FL: TJ Maxx female shoplifter crashes car fleeing from Sheriff's Deputies

  • Sugar Land, TX: Lenscrafter Ray-Ban thief steal over $1,000 in sunglasses

  • Florence, AL: Two female suspects wanted in $850 Walmart theft

 

September 27, 2018

  • Update: Oakland, CA: Alameda County Sheriff Confirm 7 Arrests In Connection With Apple Store Robberies; Statewide Sting

  • Update: New York man waives case in Organized Retail Theft Ring

  • Lewisburg, WV: Man facing Grand Larceny charge for theft of $2,500 of merchandise from Walmart

  • Lancaster County, PA: Police seek men accused of stealing over $600 in Tide Pods and Soap from Giant 

  • Quincy, MA: TJ Maxx Loss Prevention assaulted during $500 apprehension

  • Chula Vista, CA: JC Penney Masked Robbers Pull Off Jewelry Smash and Grab

  • Racine, WI: Chilean women arrested for alleged retail thefts in 3 states

  • Rabun County, GA: Walmart Shoplifter gets stuck behind Home Depot after fleeing police; stolen merchandise valued at $800

  • Jackson, AL: AT&T store burglars get away; $70,000 in phones and accessories were recovered

 

September 26, 2018

  • Eight Members of Organized Fraud Ring "Free Band Gang" in Detroit Indicted
    -Hitting Walmart Stores Across the U.S. For Millions Over 3 Years
    -In 9 Hours the Gang Made $100,000 

  • Cincinnati, OH: Group bought BMWs, widescreen TVs, totaling over $100,000 with unactivated Credit Cards scheme

  • Summit County, UT: Walmart thief flees with $54,000 in Cellphones

  • Chattanooga, TN: TJ Maxx Grab & Run thief hit same store 3 times in one day; nearly $3,000

  • Barboursville, WV: Walmart shoplifter busted with $800 of merchandise, gave false information to Police 

  • Dayton, OH: Man steal over $500 of merchandise from Goodwill store

 

September 25, 2018

  • It's Not Too Late!
    -Register for the 2018 CLEAR Conference
    -October 8-11 in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Blackwood, NJ Husband, wife shoplifted $8,000 in clothes to ship to Mexico

  • Houston, TX: Stolen and Cloned Credit Cards used by Fuel Thieves to steal thousands in fuel, 2 Arrested

  • Millcreek Township, PA: Police need help identifying this suspect, believed to be tied to over $2,000 Victoria's Secret theft

  • Corbin, KY: Woman accused of engaging in $1,500 organized crime, shoplifting at Belk with sisters

  • Webster, TX: Carter's store victim of Strong Armed Robbery/Grab & Run; 11th incident reported this year

  • Waynesville, NC: Help police identify duo accused of stealing $500 in jewelry from Belk, pulling knife on worker

  • Glen Rock, NJ: Husband And Wife Duo Get Caught Shoplifting; thousands of dollars in CVS merchandise recovered

  • Highland Park, IL: Target reports theft of $1,900 of Vacuum cleaners

 

September 24, 2018

  • Eighth Member Of "Manche Boy Mafia" Gang Sentenced To 7 yrs In $600K Credit Card Fraud Scheme

  • Santa Rosa, CA: Apple store at Santa Rosa Plaza robbed, again; 1 suspect arrested

  • Update: Grand Rapids, MI: Mail theft leads to $400K in credit-card charges at Meijer's

  • Albuquerque, NM: Shoplifting suspects grabs hundreds of dollars in merchandise from Ulta

  • Miami Beach, FL: Nearly 20 phones stolen from Boost Mobile store in North Miami Beach

  • Pasco County, FL: PCSD searching for Shoplifting Suspects at Children's Place; merchandise valued at over $2,000

  • Beaumont, TX: Man accused of stealing over $1,000 worth of power tools from Lowe's

 

September 21, 2018

  • Detroit, MI: Fencing Operation: West Bloomfield Man Charged In Organized Retail Crime Scheme

  • Geneseo, NY: Men arrested for lifting whitening strips: one charged with Felony

  • Hot Springs, AR: Two women arrested for $3,000 theft from Sears

  • Chesapeake, VA: Police looking for man in wheelchair accused of stealing $1,000 of camping merchandise

  • Oak Creek, WI: Shoplifters try to 'return' Menards items for cash but reveal their identities and get nailed

 

September 20, 2018

  • Register for the 2018 CLEAR Conference
    -October 8-11 in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Two Men Plead Guilty to Stealing More than 70 Firearms from Gun Stores in Ohio & Kentucky

  • North Haven, CT: Police search for $20,000 serial 'Paper Store' thief in CT, MA and NH

  • Santa Rosa, CA: Thieves steal up to $19K in merchandise from Lululemon

  • Shoplifter's Instagram Photos led to investigation and $3,200 of stolen merchandise

  • Lexington, SC: Man Spent $6,000 at Target Using Stolen Credit Card

  • Lake Grove, NY: Woman Stole 12 Pairs Of Shoes From DSW In 2 Days

 

September 19, 2018

  • Utah Attorney General Seeks $1M in Civil Forfeiture From 7 Pawn Shops Raided by Cops

  • MUST WATCH VIDEO
    -Seattle, WA: Man Rampages through Target for 15 minutes, steals electronics

  • Marathon, FL: Man steals more than $1,000 of merchandise from Home Depot

  • Suwannee County, FL: Two charged with $1,000 Grand Theft at Walmart

  • Update: New Philadelphia, OH: Giant Eagle Not Pressing Charges against Employee who ate $9,200 of Deli Meat

  • Boca Raton, FL: Shoplifter caught with foil-lined bag, $800 worth of shirts

 

September 18, 2018

  • Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Attorney General Seeks to Seize Over $1 Million in Assets From Seven Pawn Shops 

  • Update: Martinsburg, WV: Former Asst. Manager gets 1 to 10 years in Bed Bath & Beyond theft; refusal to pay $45,000 in Restitution

  • Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty in Fed. Court to Buying $90k in Gift Cards 
    -Using Counterfeit CC's at Multiple Giant Eagle Stores, Western PA

  • Concord, CA: Three suspects wanted in $6,000 Grab & Run theft at T-Mobile

 

September 17, 2018

  • Australia: Update: Woman Organized 'Mules' to steal $143,000 of Baby Formula; heading to court

  • Knoxville, TN: Woman listed in RICO Indictment, Arrested with several others for Shoplifting

  • Mount Pleasant, WI: Women try, fail to steal $4,000 worth of clothing from Kohl's

  • Portage County, OH: Sunglass Hut thief charged with Felony

  • Palm Coast, FL: Home Depot Chainsaw thief crashes car while fleeing

  • Wichita Falls, TX: 3 women arrested after allegedly stealing $960 from Carter's, Burlington stores

  • Update: Concord, NH: Member of Ukrainian Crime Ring gets 16 months

  • Newtown Township, PA: Police looking for 3 suspects in $5,000 theft of clothing and medications from Acme Market

  • Albuquerque, NM: Police arrested woman after Crime Stopper tips pay off in repeated Ulta Beauty thefts

 

September 14, 2018

  • Gloucester Township, NJ: 4 Arrested In $130K Home Depot Fraud Ring

  • South Glens Falls, NY: Felony Theft: Attempt to steal 2 TVs fails, thief couldn't get them inside her car

  • UK: Nottingham, England: Gang used Security Jamming Device to try and steal from TK Maxx stores

  • Altoona, WI: Employee enters guilty plea to $5,700 theft from Woodman's Grocery

  • CVS Pharmacy Employee busted for $2,500 Prescription Theft

  • Raleigh, NC: 5 thefts in 2 weeks from Apple Store at Crabtree Valley Mall blamed on 1 man; totaling $9,200

 

September 13, 2018

  • Lower Saucon Township, PA: Traffic stop turns up metal-lined purses, $10K in stolen clothing recovered 

  • Queensbury, NY: Repeat Walmart shoplifter headed to prison for 1 to 3 years

  • Mandeville, LA: 4 Mississippi women arrested after shoplifting $5K in clothing

  • Orland Park, IL: ID Thief Pawns Jewelry Purchased With Stolen Credit Card; Woman purchased $4,600 of jewelry at JC Penney using a stolen ID and pawned it for fraction of value

  • Wheelersburg, OH: Couple accused of Burglarizing Car Washes in 4 States arrested in Ohio

 

September 12, 2018

  • Update: Montgomery County, MD: Police Charge 5 Men in Theft From Chevy Chase Gucci Store inside Saks Fifth Avenue; Up to $30,000 worth of merchandise was stolen in July

  • Knoxville, TN: Five women arrested in Walmart shoplifting scheme

  • Sandy, UT: Two suspects boldly stealing $5,500 worth of MacBooks from local computer store

  • Tulsa, OK: Suspect arrested in Multiple thefts from Sam's Club

  • Enid, OK: Citizen honored by Police for reporting a crime in Progress; $2,400 of Walmart merchandise recovered

  • Former Walmart Associate charged with $2,757 theft, merchandise being sold online

 

September 11, 2018

  • Sacramento, CA: California Street Gangs stole $1 Million by credit card fraud scheme

  • Roseville, CA: Apple Store Robbed Twice in 24 Hours

  • Forsyth, IL: Finish Line associate collected more than $1,400 in fake refunds

  • DOJ Update: Santa Ana, CA: 2 More Key Players in Ring that Conducted Series of Jewelry Store Armed Robberies Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences

 

September 10, 2018

  • San Antonio, TX: Man hired to stop employee theft steals over $35K in lotto tickets, merchandise

  • Bolivar, OH: Giant Eagle worker charged with eating $9,200 worth of Deli Meat

  • Fayetteville, NC: Seven charged with stealing $9K worth of merchandise from Cross Creek Mall

  • Memphis, TN: FedEx Hub employee was paid $100 to steal $6,220 worth of phones from shipment

  • Cape Coral, FL: Two suspects sought in $600 Burlington store theft

  • Melbourne, AU: Diapers, baby formula and vitamins worth $13,000 seized as police crack down on theft

  • Mt Pleasant, MI: Three thieves had almost $1,000 in loot from Meijer

  • Niceville, FL: Over $600 of merchandise recovered from Walmart shoplifter; DVDs, pants, underwear, tennis balls and a pet collar

 

September 7, 2018

  • Seguin, TX: Nearly, $300,000 Lawn Equipment, Merchandise and multiple vehicles stolen from Tractor Companies

  • Glen Carbon, IL: Burglar found with 60 pairs of sneakers from Ross store plus $4,300 in other loot

  • Laredo, TX: Pawn Shop Employee busted for $3,200 theft; stolen merchandise re-pawned

  • Baltimore, MD: Woman charged with $2,700 theft from Dick's Sporting Goods in Westminster

  • Chattanooga, TN: Thieves Hit Sephora in Hamilton Place twice on same day

  • Lower Swatara Township, PA: Man charged with Felony Theft; 13th Arrest for Retail Theft

  • Washington, MO: Three Suspects identified in Schnucks theft

September 6, 2018

  • Pasco County, FL Pasco Sheriff's Office Requests Help on Identifying Thieves

  • Spruce Pine, NC: $10,000 Verizon Store Burglary may be tied Granite Falls break-in

  • Lawrenceville, GA: Armed Robbery at Home Depot prompts Georgia Gwinnett College to go on Lockdown 

  • Nashville, TN: Man arrested for multiple thefts from Lowe's; $3,300 in merchandise and warrant for theft case in Georgia

  • Cranston, RI: Ocean State Job Lot Shoplifting Suspects Identified

  • Knox County, TN: New Knox Sheriff Tom Spangler shakes up KCSO with fewer chiefs, shorter shifts, staffing changes to Organized Retail Crime Unit

September 5, 2018

  • Stevens Point, WI: Employee stole $30K from Feltz Lumber

  • Martin County, IN: Martin County Sheriff's Department and Kroger LP team up to break Western Union Scam 

  • Fayetteville, NC: Tips flood in after thefts at Cross Creek Mall

  • Frazer, PA: Two people accused of stealing about $2,700 in goods from Pittsburgh Mills mall

  • UK: Exeter, England: Lovesick Distribution Center supervisor stole $96,000 worth of clothes from Go Outdoors to impress girls

  • Greenwich, CT: Four Shoplifters hit Brooks Brothers, Hermes and Saks Fifth Avenue in brazen 
    Grab & Run

  • Montgomery, IL: Menard's Shoplifter arrested for Felony Theft; repeat offender

  • Brookfield, WI: Man steals $600-$700 worth of alcohol from Metro Market

 

September 4, 2018

  • Burlingame, CA: Apple store hit for 4th time amid epidemic of grab & run thefts

  • Update: Dallas, TX: One of four Robbers arrested in $60,000 Costco Jewelry Smash & Grab

  • Gretna, NE: Team of thieves hit Ulta Beauty in Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall; $700 theft

  • St. Louis: Two Foreign Nationals Producing Counterfeit Cards in Hotel Room Charged

  • Corbin, KY: Woman charged with shoplifting of $2,600 of merchandise at Belk with children

  • Memphis, TN: Mother tries to steal more than $1,300 from Target with two small children; left purse behind

  • Morris Plains, NJ: Kohl's shoplifter struggles with Loss Prevention; theft of $1,300 in electronics

  • Elizabethtown, KY: Man charged with $500 theft from Kohl's; threatened Loss Prevention

 

August 31, 2018

  • State College, PA: Baby’s Burgers and Shakes Manager accused of stealing  almost $80,000 over 3 years

  • Albuquerque, NM: Man posed as contractor to steal thousands in tools and supplies

  • Bellefonte, PA: C-Store Employee busted for theft of $7,000 of Lottery tickets; she did win over $4,000

  • Elmhurst, IL: Chicago man charged with stealing $9,000 worth of cigarettes from a gas station

  • North Haven, CT: Police seek DSW thief; stole 14 pairs of shoes valued at over $1,000

  • Pierce Township, OH: Police search for female Walmart felony theft suspect

 

August 30, 2018

  • 2018 Cook County Regional Organized Crime Conference - Sept. 5-6

  • Knox County, TN: Two arrested, C-store closed after raid by Knox County Sheriff's office

  • Minneapolis, MN: Robbery crew made off with at least $69,000 in pills from Twin Cities Walgreens in monthslong spree

  • Bethel Township, PA: Man charged with theft of 58 cans of Baby Formula from Weis Market; found during traffic stop

  • Marshall, MO: Police seeking suspects in high dollar Walmart electronics theft

  • Clinton, NJ: Home Depot Associate accused of theft in $11,000 refund scam

  • Brookfield, WI: Sears Associate charged with stealing $3,700; fraudulent returns

  • Update: Maple Grove, MN: Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Theft of over 20,000 pills

  • Update: Somerset, KY: Shoplifter sentenced to 3 years; 'Project Shop Loss'

  • Simi Valley, CA: 4 Women arrest as they fled Kohl's with $1,200 in merchandise

August 29, 2018

  • Defendants in $1.3M ticket-switching scam hitting Home Depot & Lowe's sentenced

  • Tenn: Amaurys Mendez Campanon, of Miami, Sentenced to Serve 57 Months for $21K CC & Gift Card Fraud

  • Detroit, MI: CVS robbery may be linked to Detroit theft ring; targeting Retailers and Pharmacies in 5 States

  • Sonora, CA: Traffic Stop leads to Walmart merchandise, Counterfeit Money, Fake Credit cards and stolen ID info

  • Chico, CA: Three arrested for shoplifting from Chico T.J. Maxx; 'zip gun' found in get-a-way car

  • Baytown, TX: Police are looking for three women that stole 57 cans of Similac brand baby formula

  • Black Mountain, NC: Man arrested with $1,300 of counterfeit currency, tied to stolen goods and methamphetamines

  • Bloomington, IL: 2 suspects involved in theft, credit card fraud over $1,000

  • Las Cruces, NM: Man accused of stealing Dallas Cowboys jerseys, $900 of merchandise from Sears 

 

August 28, 2018

  • San Diego Organized Retail Crime Alliance members receive Partnership Recognition from ULTA Beauty

  • Des Moines, IA: Man steals 35 iPhones, valued at over $28,000, crashes stolen car after chase

  • Mankato, MN: Former Graif Clothing manager charged with $38,000 theft

  • Golden, CO: Jefferson County grand jury indicts 8; buying merchandise with stolen credit cards and pawning it for cash

  • Update: Sugar Land, TX: Police release Images of 3 thieves stealing over $9K in Designer Frames

  • Forsyth, IL: Shoplifter stopped at 'taser-point' outside Menards store; merchandise valued at $870 

  • Seminole, FL: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office searching for $300 Meat thief from Winn Dixie

 

August 27, 2018

  • Delaware, OH: Five indicted in $50,000 theft at multiple Home Depot stores

  • Houston, TX: Deputies searching for 4 suspects accused of stealing at least $18,000 in merchandise from Home Depot

  • Fraud Gang of Six Busted in San Carlos, CA., Hotel

  • Update: Baltimore, MD: Three women convicted in Organized Retail Theft ring; Pink, Ulta, Dick's Sporting Goods and Victoria's Secret

  • Update: 5 Restaurant Employees charged in $70,000 Gift Card Theft; 3 enter plea agreement

  • Ninilchik, AK: Alaska State Troopers bust man in $85,000 Seafood Burglary 

  • Staten Island, NY: Two women hit two CVS locations for over $1,600 in beauty products and medicine

  • Cumberland County, PA: Man arrested after stealing over $1000 worth of computer equipment from Walmart

 

August 24, 2018

  • Woodbury, MN: 2 Charged in Alleged Million-Dollar Theft & Racketeering Operation

  • Update: Apple Store Security Policy under question; can unarmed Security Guards have an impact? 

  • Worcester, MA: Former Postal worker stole as much as $82,000 in Stamps

  • Hallsville, TX: Traffic Stop leads to stolen merchandise inside the car

 

August 23, 2018

  • Register for the 2018 CLEAR Conference

  • Cleveland, TN: $700 Violent Kohl's shoplifting end with shooting and fiery crash

  • Denton, TX: Freight Company Employee stealing shipments of Opiate-based Prescriptions from Pharmaceutical Distributor
    - 120,000 pills valued at over $1.5 million during a seizure

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Women accused of Shoplifting $80,000 in merchandise in last 90 days

  • Plainville, CT: Kohl's associate stole almost $35,000 in merchandise

  • Sugar Land, TX: $9,000 worth of high-end eyeglasses stolen from Lenscrafters at First Colony Mall

  • Fayette County, KY: Man and Woman charged on multiple warrants for Shoe Thefts at Rack Room, Off Broadway and DSW; over $1,200

  • Cape Coral, FL: Ulta Beauty thieves steal nearly $900 worth of perfume and cologne

  • St Mary's County, MD: Auto Parts Employee charged with theft of $5,282 theft of merchandise

  • Clarence, NY: Women charged with stealing $2,000 in Victoria's Secret merchandise at Eastern Hills Mall

  • Lakeland, FL: 1 Woman arrested, second woman at large in $1,000 Baby Formula theft

August 22, 2018

  • Newport Beach, CA: 5 in custody, as many as 5 suspects at large after heist at Fashion Island

  • Orem, UT: Man arrested again for reportedly pawning, selling $23,000 of Rented camera equipment

  • Clinton, MS: Police searching for suspects involved in Smash & Grab Burglary at clothing store

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Three women arrested for theft at Victoria's Secret at Penn Square Mall

  • Detroit ORC Crew Hitting Big Box Retailers for $500,000 Arraigned 

 

August 21, 2018

  • Register for the 2018 CLEAR Conference

  • Thousand Oaks, CA: Five arrested in $18,000 Apple Store theft at The Oaks Mall

  • Update: Detroit, MI: 2 charged in Organized Retail Crime probe in Canton Township, Dearborn, $125,000 in merchandise recovered

  • Germantown, MD: Police looking for women who assaulted store clerk during attempted Baby Formula Robbery

  • Madison Heights, MI: Police seek 3 suspects in attempted Jewelry Smash & Grab Robbery at Costco 

  • Pike County, PA: Woman sentenced to 2 to 5 years for $2,600 in retail thefts

  • West Allis, WI: 3 Suspects wanted in $1,000 theft from Burlington

  • Yardley, PA: Over $500 of Crab Legs stolen from Giant Food

 

August 20, 2018

  • Kansas City, MO: Serial Shoplifter Kelli Bauer arrested again
    -In 2016 stole $100k in merchandise

  • Glendale, CA: Fencing Operation - Police recover $35,000 of stolen merchandise; 1 woman arrested

  • Clinton, CT: 2 New Yorkers arrested on ORC Charges; $4,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Woman steals nearly $2,000 of baby formula from Cape Walmart

  • Easton, MD: Woman Arrested After Stealing From Target Twice; over $1,000

  • Portland, OR: 'Kleptomaniac' Target Associate arrested for theft; allegedly stole Legos, lightbulbs, drinks 

  • Polk County, FL: Woman arrested at Lowe's for theft tied to ID Theft; 16 victims identified

  • Beaverton, OR: Two Kohl's Female Shoplifters arrested following Police Chase and Crash; hundreds in merchandise recovered

  • Ventura, CA: Children help Woman steal Baby Formula at Target

  • Alexandria, VA: Walmart thieves pull knife on LP as the pushed out 2 cart full of Diapers and Detergent

  • Chico, CA: Two men arrested in connection to Home Depot Robbery

  • Menomonee Falls, WI: Two men charged with theft of $5,100 of cigarettes from Speedway

  • Desloge, MO: Two arrested in multi-state Walmart felony thefts; $5,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Columbus, OH: Speedway Burglar steals with $1,800 of cigarettes

 

August 17, 2018

  • Two men charged in $70,000 thefts from Walmart's in 3 counties
    -8 to 10 believed to be in ORC ring

  • Roanoke, VA: Update: Pair from Florida admit guilt for bank card scam that hit Roanoke County

  • Pittsburgh, PA: Burglar Steals $2,500 In Steelers Gear From Store

  • Savannah, GA: Police seeking Lowe's thief hit store on multiple occasions

  • El Paso, TX: Police searching for a woman who stole more than $5,000 in items from hotel, Dillard's store and a restaurant

  • Fergus Falls, MN: $500 in stolen Hoverboards recovered in Walmart theft

  • Farmington Hills, MI: Two suspects wanted for theft of Sunglasses and Handbags from Saks Off 5th

 

August 16, 2018

  • 2018 CLEAR Conference Topics Released!

  • Stanislaus County, CA: ORC Operation busted: 
    -3 Trailers filled with $250,000 in stolen merchandise 

  • Fayette County, GA: Ramen thief escapes with $100,000 worth of illicit noodles

  • Beaumont, TX: Home Depot employee and boyfriend indicted for $5,300 theft of merchandise

  • $170 worth of hair taken in robbery at Little Rock beauty supply store

 

August 15, 2018

  • Tuscaloosa, AL: Retailers teaming up to fight crime in Tuscaloosa
    -Retail BOLO's could be coming to a store near you
    -Stores in Tuscaloosa say they're not going to put up with theft anymore

  • Brooklyn Brothers Sentenced for $91K Counterfeit Credit Card Scheme Hitting Western PA Stores

  • Kitty Hawk, NC: Outer Banks Walmart theft suspects crash in high-speed chase

  • Tulsa, OK: Police Arrest 2 Women For Shoplifting, Assaulting Store Employees

  • Roseville, CA: Four masked men target the Apple Store in the Roseville Galleria, making off with 20 iPhones and 2 computers

  • Chicago Ridge, IL: Two women charged with felony retail theft; stole $1,990 of merchandise from Sears in Chicago Ridge Mall

  • Homewood, IL: Two females charged with $966 theft from Kohl's

  • Royal Palm Beach, FL: Woman stole Swarovski crystals valued at $878 from Hobby Lobby 

  • Salina, KS: Man and woman charged with multiple felony thefts at Walmart; less than $1,000

 

August 14, 2018

  • Miami, FL: Gang of 5 hit a flea-market shop for $750,000 in Jewelry

  • Cleveland, OH: Facebook scam costs moms $200,000+ across U.S

  • Montgomery, AL: 5 wanted in apparent Organized Retail Theft ring in multiple Alabama cities

  • Knox County, TN: Wig-wearing Felony Lane Gang cell dismantled, five members convicted

  • Garden Grove, CA: Three Grab & Run thieves hit T-Mobile for nearly $8,000 in phones and Apple watches

  • Sweetwater, TN: Pair arrested after attempting to take $3,000 in merchandise 

  • and $1,400 in gift cards from Walmart

  • Tarentum, PA: Pittsburgh Mill Walmart shoplifter facing Felony charges; $,1,400 and $500 thefts in past 60 days

  • Manheim, Township, PA: 2 men wanted in $1,400 Formula theft from Target

  • Cranston, RI: Men wanted for stealing eyeglasses from Eye Care store

  • Bryan, TX: Home Depot Associate charged in $3,000 theft

  • Decatur, IL : Belk Loss Prevention bust female shoplifter with nearly $700 of stolen merchandise

August 13, 2018

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Former Wichita Falls Police Officer, $300,000 ORC Kingpin sentenced to 10 years

  • Union County, NC: Woman involved in Police chase and crash facing more charges; link to $100,000 in merchandise theft from The Home Depot

  • Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Man & ID Fraud Gang Member Gets 2 Yrs & $60k Restitution Order

  • Home Depot employee charged with $3,000 theft in July incident

  • Roseville, CA: Shoplifters try their luck at two Ulta Beauty stores, stealing over $1,000 in merchandise

  • Myrtle Beach, SC: Woman wanted in connection to Hollister store Robbery at Coastal Grand Mall

  • Riverhead, NY: Juvenile male arrested for $782 theft from Stop & Shop; pulled Stun Gun on Loss Prevention

  • Pensacola, FL: Two Molino Men Arrested For Walmart $600 Theft, One Had A Loaded Gun And Spice

 

August 10, 2018

  • Mount Vernon, NY: $1M Nationwide Cellphone Fraud Ring Busted In The Hudson Valley; 12 Arrested

  • Laval, Quebec, CN: Thieves steal $500,000 worth of Hockey Equipment from Quebec sports store

  • PCSO on hunt for the ‘Not-So-Fabulous Five’; Lowe’s thefts in 11 counties

  • Grand Forks, ND: Walmart Associate accused of embezzling $12,000, sending money to Nigeria

  • Polk County, FL: Men returned Play-Doh in hard drive boxes to steal $6,000 from Target

  • San Francisco, CA: Burglars steal 21 Bicycles valued at over $60,000; store was also hit last year

  • Lewisburg, PA: Gas Station Employee busted for $12,000 Lottery Theft; lied to get the job, extensive criminal history for nearly 20 years

 

August 9, 2018

  • Cincinnati's OROCC Monthly Chapter Meeting Set for Aug. 17

  • Update: San Diego, CA: Suspects sought in series of 'grab and run' thefts at North County Apple stores 

  • San Mateo County, CA: Woman pleads no contest to Retail Crime Spree; facing 4 years

  • Okaloosa County, FL: Two Men charged with $1,000 theft from Victoria's Secret and others

  • Tinley Park, IL: Three arrested at Target for alleged Felony Theft

  • Port Charlotte, FL: Stolen Deli Chicken leads to 4 women facing Grand Theft charges from Walmart, Macy's

  • Bloomington, IN: $6,000 of CBD Oil stolen in Burglary

August 8, 2018

  • Update: Tucson, AZ: Man Sentenced in High-End Arizona Heists; over $130,000 of Jewelry and Handbags

  • Update: Father and Son on trial in 2015 "Plastic Paradise" Gift Card Theft Ring

  • Pasco County, FL: $25,000 of merchandise stolen in Smash & Grab at Ralph Lauren store in Tampa Premium Outlet

  • Brevard County, FL: Couple carrying out an organized scheme to steal $4,000 of power tools out of stores under blankets

  • Anoka County, MN: Woman offered Diversion program; over $3,000 of merchandise stolen from The Home Depot

  • Amarillo, TX: Two men arrested in $7,000 Burglary of cigarettes from local C- Store

 

August 7, 2018

  • San Antonio, TX: Women in wigs stole $35,000 in DVDs from Barnes & Noble over months

  • Decatur, AL: 3 teens charged with stealing over $500 of merchandise from Walmart

  • Weslaco, TX: Pawn Shop thief flees with $5,300 in jewelry; Employee chases and even jumps in get-a-way car

  • Atlanta, GA: Two women accused of retail scams at Goodwill and TJ Maxx

  • Northbrook, IL: Distraction Thieves steal $700 wallet from Louis Vuitton store

  • Temple, TX: Man flees Target with $1,900 of merchandise; vacuum cleaner, calculators and school supplies

  • Orland Park, IL: Man charged with Felony Theft of Liquor, Lobster and Scallops valued at over $1,200 from Mariano's

 

August 6, 2018

  • Monroe, WA: Monroe Police ProAct Team working with area Retailers; focus on criminal who traffic in drugs and stolen goods

  • Polk County, FL: PCSD and Retailers arrest 32 in Countywide ORC Sweep

  • Hilltown Township, PA, PA: Police arrest Giant Foods employee for $6,400 theft of merchandise

  • Las Vegas, NV: Sports store victim of serial thefts over six months: over $6,000 in merchandise stolen

  • Garden Grove, CA: Thieves cutting security wires and ripping out display phones at T-Mobile

  • Detroit, MI: ORC 4th time Habitual Offender sentenced to 40 months to 15 years

  • Barboursville, WV: Two Women charged with shoplifting over $1,700 of merchandise from Victoria's Secret and Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Kenosha, WI: Cigar thief now facing 19 charges for theft; stole $1,600 of merchandise in 7 months

  • Collier County, FL: Woman busted for over $300 grocery theft; exited through Garden Center

 

August 3, 2018

  • NEORCA, METRORCA, NESPIN and RAM Work Together to Provide ORC Training to Law Enforcement

  • Sacramento, CA: Final Defendant Sentenced to time served in Target REDcard fraud scheme 

  • San Rafael, CA: Man Arrested for $17,000 thefts from Grocery and Drug Store 
    in Marin County

  • Racine County, WI: 2 Arrested in multiple Grocery Store thefts; products sold in Chicago to support drug habit

  • Lafayette, IN: JC Penney Shoplifting turns to Robbery after pepper spray is used; entire rack of children's clothes stolen

  • Santa Clarita, CA: T-Mobile Cell Phone thieves led Police on 100 MPH Car Chase

 

August 2, 2018

  • Canton, MI: Police announced the arrests of 5 people in $125,000 Retail Theft Ring

  • Fairfax County, VA: Police break up suspected Credit Card Fraud ring; 

  • 293 cards seized

  • Miami, FL: 11 Arrested, 11 Vehicles Confiscated in Massive Miami-Dade Gas Theft Ring

  • Mobile, AL: Couple trying to steal $1K worth of school supplies pepper spray store employee

  • Racine, WI: Dollar General associate and man steal over $1K in merchandise

  • Tallahassee, FL: Uniformed Security Guard charged with $3,000 grand theft from Walmart
     

August 1, 2018

  • Chevy Chase, MD: 7 Robbers take $30,000 of Gucci merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Stamford, CT: 2nd former AT&T employee accused of stealing $232,000 worth of iPhones and iPads extradited from New York

  • Cloverdale, IN: Thief steals at least 30 firearms from Gun store in small Indiana town

  • Griffin, GA: Three Armed Robbers flee with over $10,000 of merchandise from T- Mobile; now in custody

  • Trumbull, CT: $1,400 worth Of Pokemon Cards stolen from Target; 2 arrested

  • Gilford, NH: Police search for man who stole $1,000 in sunglasses from sport shop

  • Three arrested for Multiple Burglaries at coin operated Air Pumps, over $800 recovered

 

July 31, 2018

  • Oxford, MS: 2 more people have pleaded Guilty in a Federal Investigation into stolen trailers full of merchandise in Mississippi

  • Update: Vail, CO: Vail shoplifters back in court; pair allegedly stashed $20,000 of stolen stuff in their rented economy car

  • Auburn, MA: 3 indicted in $1,500 theft of tools from Home Depot

  • South Brunswick, NJ: Police arrested a 51-year-old man involved with a trio of teen shoplifters

  • Dayton, OH: Robbery suspect flees with $4,000 of prescription drugs from Rite Aid

  • Richland County, SC: Pressure Washer and Drills among the $1,300 of merchandise stolen from Lowe's

  • Freehold Township, NJ: Two women charged with $800 Burglary of Plants and Lawn Ornaments from Brock Farms

 

July 30, 2018

  • Two Members of $850,000 Fraud & ID Theft Ring Sentenced in Alexandria, Va.

  • Cincinnati Airport Police & US Secret Service Bust Tampa Ring Before They Even Get Started
    -Five Florida Residents Sentenced For Committing CC Fraud In Northern Kentucky

  • San Diego, CA: Burglar gets away with $8,000 bicycle

  • Gloucester Township, NJ: Two men Grab & Run with $5,500 worth of handbags from Michael Kors Outlet

  • Lady Lake , FL: Woman arrested for theft of Amazon Firesticks at Best Buy; other merchandise recovered

  • Corunna, MI: Judge sends 'career criminal' to prison

  • Hilltown Township, PA: Giant Foods associate steals $6,400 of merchandise in 5 weeks

  • Brentwood, TN: Pressure Washers and Chainsaws are a target for thieves in Brentwood

  • UK: Middlesbrough, England: Two men sentenced to 32 months after pleading guilty to $1,400 theft of Razor blades and Cosmetics from Wilco

 

July 27, 2018

  • San Antonio, TX: Woman accused of using a Booster Bag to steal at North Shore Mall

  • Verona, VA: Augusta County Sheriffs Investigating Theft of $10,000 in Gold Coins

  • Caseyville, IL: Police need help finding man suspected of stealing 30 cases of Red Bull

  • St Johns County, FL: Surveillance video posted to Facebook snags St. Johns County shoplifting suspect

  • Westport, CT: CVS employee charged with stealing prescription meds

  • Canastota, NY: Kinney Drugs' Pharmacy Technician arrested for drug theft

  • East Brunswick, NJ: 4 charged with theft of $1,200 in merchandise from Walmart

  • New Jersey Man Gets 5 Months for $109K Counterfeit CC Scheme Hitting Stores For Gift Cards & Merch

 

July 26, 2018

  • Highland Township, MI: Organized Theft Ring steal $170,000 of stereos and GPS units in Car Dealership theft 

  • Bonneville County, ID: 2 arrested after more than $24,000 in merchandise stolen from multiple Cabela's stores

  • Altoona, PA: Best Buy Loss Prevention breaks $14,000 case; merchandise seized from Multiple retailers

  • Third NY Man & Fraud Gang Member Sentenced 39 Months

 

July 25, 2018

  • One Arrested in Atlanta Yesterday 
    -Two Essex County, New Jersey, Men Charged With $600,000 Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft Conspiracy

  • Fresno, CA: Women who struck Lululemon may be linked to statewide crew

  • Costa Mesa, CA: Burglary crew hits Apple store for $29,000 in merchandise

  • Fresno, CA: Couple arrested as suspected cigarette and lotto ticket C-Store bandits

  • Miami, FL: Professional Athletes and Coaches among ID thief's victims; Indicted on 22 charges

  • Petaluma, CA: Two arrested in Target theft, refund/gift card scheme; hit stores in Fairfield, Vallejo and Napa

  • Harrison County, OH: Two men wanted for theft of $8,000 of merchandise from Pawn Shop

  • Wetumpka, AL: Police seek woman who stole $250 worth of underwear from Dollar General

  • Berkeley, CA: 13 Lululemon stores in Bay Area robbed in past 12 days

 

July 24, 2018

  • Head of $21M online fraud gang & 14 members arrested in six year pan-European operation

  • Former Online Survey Worker Sentenced to 18 Months
    -Stealing $492,000 in Unclaimed Amazon Gift Cards

  • Franklin Township, NJ: Prosecutor Busts Retail Theft Ring; Six Suspects Arrested, $14,000 of merchandise seized

  • San Antonio, TX: Woman charged with pawning $56,000 worth of stolen jewelry

  • Peachtree City, GA: $20,000 in merchandise stolen from Victoria's Secret

  • Morrow, GA: DTLR Store Manager Arrested for theft of nearly $12,000 in cash and merchandise

  • Chattanooga, TN: Manager Of Boost Mobile Charged In Connection With $3,100 Armed Robbery

  • Broward County, FL: Shoplifter with distinct beard steals $740 worth of razors

  • Westfield, NJ: Same woman, different accomplices hits a Downtown Shop multiple times for over $2,200 in merchandise

  • Roseburg, OR: Marshall's Shoplifter arrested after pushing out $1,000 of merchandise

 

July 23, 2018

  • Update to Friday's Post: More than $9 million in goods stolen from Home Depot, CVS, others sold at flea markets; 3 charged

  • Polk County, FL: Nationwide ORC Ring busted; over $30,000 returned for gift cards

  • Oconto, WI: C-Store Employee charged with $68,000 theft of Lottery Tickets

  • Little Rock, AR: Police seek paint crew members in $54,000+ theft from Jos. Banks stores

  • Wyandotte, MI: Man charged with 22 crimes for selling items stolen from stores at pawn shop

  • Skimming Gang of Two - Treasure Trove of Tools of the Trade
    -Florida Man Busted in Wisconsin Hitting Retailers Pleads Guilty

  • Estill County, KY: 2 Burglars steal nearly $2,300 of cigarettes from C-Store

  • Hoboken, NJ: Liquor Store Burglary Suspect arrested; $4,000 of wine stolen and $6,000 in store damages

  • Soho, NY: Robbery suspect caught two days after escape from police during arrest for stealing shirt from Nike store; Derek Robinson has been arrested 23 times since 1995 

  • Bloomington, IN: Two women arrested for theft on $1,300 of merchandise from Lowe's

  • Palmer Township, PA: Pair of Bath & Body Works shoplifters arrested for $700 theft

 

July 20, 2018

  • Anderson County, SC: 3 arrested in connection with Organized Retail Thefts, 'Operation Turning Tables' 

  • Palo Alto, CA: Police arrest 4 in Stanford Shopping Center heists at Urban Outfitter and Victoria's Secret

  • Trumbull, CT: Forever 21 Associate busted; scheme to steal around $7,000 worth of merchandise

  • Peachtree City, GA: 5 Shoplifters grab $6K in merchandise from Victoria's Secret

  • Bolingbrook, IL: 4 Men Arrested for Baby Formula theft; stealing over $300 of product from Meijer

 

July 19, 2018

  • Lincoln, NE: Target's Asset Protection Team networks to help LPD track down thieves

  • Union City, CA: $90,000 of 'High-end' baby clothes stolen from Union City shipping container

  • Wheaton, IL: Women Use Taser in Grab & Run Robbery at Victoria's Secret

  • Wenatchee, WA: Sav-Mart Manager gets 40-day sentence for peddling $30,000 of stolen furniture

  • Chicago, IL: 4 charged with Credit Card Fraud at multiple Casey's stores in 4 Counties

  • Selma, TX: Man arrested in Yeti Cooler Theft Ring

  • Palo Alto, CA: Police seeking two in $5,538 bras theft from Victoria's Secret at Stanford Shopping Center

 

July 18, 2018

  • Kroger ORC Making an Impact in Tennessee
    -Retailer is targeting retail crime rings and gangs

  • Osceola County, FL: 23 arrested in Osceola County ID Theft Ring

  • Tulare County, CA: Bandits steal $23K in cigarettes, suspects could be connected to other robberies

  • Update: Riverside, CA: 2 Adults hit stores for months and forced kids to do their dirty work

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Three arrested in $700 Victoria's Secret theft

  • Layton, UT: Layton Police looking for suspects in theft at C-A-L Ranch store

 

July 17, 2018

  • Sacramento Man Sentenced To 41 Months Prison For Nationwide $353K Debit Card Fraud Scheme Targeting Apple Stores

  • Santa Clarita, CA: 4 Teens Steal Computer Equipment From Apple Store At Valencia Town Center

  • Dayton, OH: Theft suspects steal $56,000 worth of law textbooks from Univ. of Dayton

  • Moreno Valley, CA: Pair suspected of using children in retail robberies in Moreno Valley

  • Waukegan, IL: Man faces felony theft charges in Antioch; over $5,000 of stolen merchandise from stores in Vernon Hills, Waukegan, Gurnee and Round Lake Beach

  • Menomonee Fall, WI: Police seeking woman in $600 theft from Ulta Beauty

 

July 16, 2018

  • Volusia County, FL: Shoplifting's rise in Volusia-Flagler makes criminals rich, adds to price of goods

  • Trenton, NJ: Over 30 shoplifting trips will cost man a handful of years in prison

  • U.S. Postal Inspectors arrest suspect in High End Credit Card Fraud; over $109,000

  • Anoka County, MN: Claire's employee accused of stealing over $2,200 in merchandise

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA: Two arrested in major shoplifting incidents this week at Kohl's

  • Wareham, MA: A woman was arrested After She Shouted for Police to do so

  • Stamford, CT: Music Store Employee arrested for $2,000 Refund theft; awaiting warrant on 2nd employee for $20,000 theft

  • Riverbank, CA: Second suspect in $1,600 theft from Target in Riverbank arrested

  • Chesterfield County, VA: Police seeking woman in $1,000 theft of merchandise from Macy's

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Police arrest 3 women from GA, FL and NY for $700 Victoria's Secret theft from Sikes Senter Mall

  • Crestview, FL: Man with active warrant arrested for $600 Walmart theft

July 13, 2018

  • Roxbury Township, NJ: Defendant Indicted In $12M Go-Go Bar ORC Theft Ring

  • York, PA: Four stole $181K worth of baby formula from Conewago Twp. Warehouse

  • Brookline, MA: 4 arraigned in connection to $50,000 Bakery theft and 60 Amazon packages

  • 2 Detroit men charged with hacking into pump, stealing 600 gallons of gas

  • Hialeah, FL: Police Seek Suspects Who Pawned Fake Gold Jewelry

July 12, 2018

  • Port Arthur Police: UPS employee steals packages worth more than $100,000; Samsung or Apple phones valued at between $400 and $1,100 each

  • Charleston, SC: Suspect arrested for $40K Northwoods Mall jewelry theft 3 years after crime

  • Batesville, AR: Man accused of defrauding Walmart stores across AR, MO

  • Port Arthur, TX: Claire's employee indicted on charge of stealing $7,000 in money, jewelry

  • Racine, WI: Repeat Offender stealing $1,000 of Red Bull from Racine County stores

 

July 11, 2018

  • Chilean Nationals Suspects in Organized Retail Theft Crew - Thousands stolen from Victoria Secret

  • Tulare County, CA: Nearly $23,000 worth of cigarettes stolen from Dollar General and several C- stores

  • Johnson City, TN: 2 Women charged in $7,000 Ulta Beauty theft

  • Update: Millcreek, PA: Cleveland trio face trial in Verizon Armed Robbery; merchandise valued at over $12,000

  • Shreveport, LA: Trio seen on camera stealing from Home Depot

  • Lilburn, GA: Children used to steal 87 used car batteries from Walmart

  • Great Falls, MT: Walmart Tire Department Manager accused of embezzlement

  • Mesa, AZ: Man steal $1,400 worth of Fish Hooks from Sportsman's Warehouse

  • Melbourne, FL: Grab & Run with $15,000 ring from Dillard's at Melbourne Square Mall

  • Daytona Beach, FL: Woman arrested after she attempted to steal $600 worth of items from local supermarket

 

July 10, 2018

  • Update: Fresno, CA: Video release of $27,000 Apple Store Grab & Run

  • Update: Salt Lake City, UT: Pawn shops bought items with store security devices still attached

  • Update: Thousand Oaks, CA: 4 Arrested in $3,150 Victoria's Secret theft

  • Stafford County, VA: 3 Arrested in $1,200 Walmart cell phone theft

  • Niles, IL: Thieves steal merchandise from retailer, cause 3-car collision during police pursuit

  • Virginia Beach, VA: Police seeking suspects in Target refund scam

  • Temecula, CA: 4 Arrested in Walmart theft; 'vehicle full of stolen merchandise'

 

July 9, 2018

  • Huntington Station, NY: Gang of thieves snatches $19,000 of iPhones from Apple Store

  • Fresno, CA: Four men robbed the Apple store at Fashion Fair Mall

  • Upper Macungie Township, PA: Man claims he's from corporate office, scams store of $3.5K in gift cards

  • Holly Springs, NC: Thieves flee with $1,000 worth of Baseball Bats down their Pants

  • Northbrook, IL: 6 Dyson vacuums stolen from Lowe's

  • Wilmington, NC: Garden Center hit by thief 8 times in past 2 months; Owner offering reward

  • Chesterfield County, VA: Police seeking Walmart Shoplifter in Midlothian: stole over $1,800 in merchandise

  • Philadelphia, PA: $300 Baby Formula theft from Walgreens. Wayne Brown, 24, was charged with retail theft after taking $305 worth of baby formula from Shop Rite, at 2:25 p.m. June 29

 

July 6, 2018

  • North Brunswick, NJ: Police arrest 3, recover nearly $1M of Cosmetics swiped 

  • in late-night caper

  • Miami, FL: North Miami Couple Arrested in $280K Home Depot Fraud Scheme

  • Update: Precious metal thief busted for counterfeit cards, total over $76,000

  • Macon, GA: Man arrested after paying for $15K worth of gas with stolen card

  • Humble, TX: Texas man allegedly steals 612 pairs of underwear from Victoria's Secret; valued at $10,000

  • Moorestown, NJ: Four suspects hit Victoria's Secret for $2,100 of merchandise

July 5, 2018

  • ORC Fraud Ring Leader Gets 30 Months
    - Hitting Stores in Wenatchee Valley, CA Crime Spree

  • Savannah, GA: Police officer helps catch theft suspects wanted in 4 states; $2,300 of merchandise recovered from Belk

  • Bradenton, FL: Felony tool theft from Lowe's ends 10 charges and 2 damaged Patrol cars

  • New Zealand: 29,000 Retail Thefts just tip of the iceberg: Retail NZ

July 3, 2018

  • Mishawaka, IN: Police find stolen Walmart Trailer full of merchandise at a home 

  • Cypress, TX: $80,000 worth of Fireworks, trailer, credit card machine and computers stolen in overnight Burglary

  • Paducah, KY: Three women arrested for stealing $3,500 worth of merchandise from Kohl's

  • Orlando, FL: Military Vet pepper-sprayed, hit by vehicle while attempting to stop theft, $1K of Victoria's Secret items recovered

  • Hiawatha, IA: Men involved in chase used cloned credit cards to buy between $1,000 to $10,000 of cigarettes


July 2, 2018

  • Ocala, FL: Update: Home Depot, CVS and Publix credited with assist in $500,000 ORC Ring bust 

  • Grand Junction, CO: Man accused in card scam may be linked to ORC ring operating in West; targeting Sam's Club for estimated $400,000

  • Arlington, VA: Over $80,000 Theft Reported At Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

  • Tallahassee, FL: Suspects tried to steal $500 Walgreen's gift card

  • Wilkes-Barre, PA: Shoplifters caught at Kohl's; $1,500 of merchandise recovered

  • Dallas, TX: Thieves armed with pickaxe rob jewelry from Costco

  • Lodi, CA: Police Looking For Three Suspects In Home Depot Theft

  • Orland Park, IL: Two men arrest in Fencing Ring Operation; charged with Wire Fraud, Possession of Stolen Property and Continuing Financial Crime Enterprise

  • Foley, AL: Foley Police are seeking help identifying suspects in Nike merchandise theft

  • Watertown, NY: Man charged with stealing more than $500 from thrift shop

June 29, 2018

  • Fencing Operation: Houston Pawn shop manager accused of helping sell stolen Home Depot merchandise

  • Clovis, CA: $100,000 cache of stolen Fireworks found inside a home

  • Phoenix, AZ: Arrest made after 12 pallets of Amazon packages are stolen, valued at over $40,000

  • Troy, MI: Sak's Fifth Avenue Shoplifting/ Robbery leads to drug bust; over $1,500 of merchandise recovered

  • Spokane, WA: $10,000 of merchandise stolen from Northwest Outdoors; electronics, bikes, climbing gear

  • North Myrtle Beach, SC: Man walked out with $500 worth of crab legs, but he was caught on camera

 

June 28, 2018

  • Douglas County, NV: Alleged 'Rainbow Crew' member in custody

  • Update: Sonoma County, CA: Thieves Busted With over 400 Items Stolen From Napa, Contra Costa Safeways, valued at $9,500

  • Stockton, CA: Multiple Burglary Suspects Caught on Camera Stealing $9,000 Worth of Makeup

  • Knoxville, KY: Trio arrested after Police chase following Walmart shoplifting; 2 of 3 had warrants

  • Update: Davenport, FL: Shoplifters steal $7,600 worth of clothing from Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Thousand Oaks, CA: Suspect arrested in $3,500 theft of merchandise from CVS

  • Brampton, Ontario, CN: 3 men wanted after $200,000 of merchandise stolen from businesses in Greater Toronto Area

  • FBI: CVS robberies in Jonesboro, Hot Springs, AR connected to Indianapolis gang ring

  • Springfield, PA: Woman attempts to flee Target with $1,200 in merchandise

  • Key Largo, FL: Woman arrested for the theft of 60 bottle of alcohol from Winn Dixie; $800 of merchandise stolen over 5 months

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Police looking for man who stole nearly $450 worth of golf balls from Target

 

June 27, 2018

  • Sonoma County, CA: Safeway Shoplifting apprehension leads to $9,500 of stolen merchandise

  • Sahuarita, AZ: Two charged with ORC theft after man Impersonates an Officer

  • Marlin, TX: Tires, wheels worth nearly $100K stolen from car dealership

  • Peachtree Corners, GA: Police looking for Two Women who tried to steal over $1,000 from Target 

  • Spokane, WA: Detectives searching for suspects who stole over $1,800 worth of power tools from North 40 Outfitters

  • Arlington, TX: Alleged Thieves Used a Stroller to Steal More Than $1,000 in Beauty Products from Ulta

  • New Zealand: Sticky-fingered thieves take $5,500 of manuka honey from Pak'n Save Supermarket

 

June 26, 2018

  • Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Attorney General, Police Raid Pawnshops belonging to members of polygamous Kingston Group

  • Chicago, IL: International Jewel thief arrested as he attempted to flee with $158,000 in Diamonds

  • Omaha, NE: Stolen Golf clubs a break in a $20,000 theft ring

  • Memphis, TN: Teens steal $25K in goods from Mid-South Target

  • Chambersburg, PA: $1,200 of Electronics stolen from Walmart

 

June 25, 2018

  • Anchorage, AK: 14 arrested in Fred Meyer Retail Detail Operation

  • Holton, KS: Suspects arrested in third Holton Walmart theft in three months

  • Norwood, MA: Police seek 2 suspects in $2,000 theft from Stop & Shop

  • Nashville, TN: French, Romanian Men Arrested For ID Theft In Tennessee; 32 fake debit cards recovered

  • Lakeland, FL: Shoplifting suspect stuffs $2,790 worth of Victoria's Secret underwear down his pants

  • Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia: Three women work together to hit a small Boutique for hundreds in merchandise

  • South Africa: ‘Shoplifter’ pulls tin after tin out of her trousers – revealing nearly 11lbs in hidden baby formula

 

June 22, 2018

  • Houston, TX: Cash America Seizure: $30,000 worth of merchandise stolen from 15 area Home Depot stores

  • (Update) Arrest made in theft of $30K in Home Depot merchandise

  • Osceola County, FL: Three Arrested for Credit Card Fraud, Skimming and Fuel Theft Operation

  • Gretna, NE: Two wanted for theft of over $600 of merchandise from Ulta Beauty

  • Pasadena, CA: Three women used Pepper Spray in 2 out of 3 Retail Store Robberies; Tillys and 2 Urban Outfitters

  • Okaloosa Island, FL: $12,000 of Oakley and Smith Sunglasses stolen in Burglary at Coastal Outfitters

  • Wareham, MA: Man Arrested for $850 theft from Home Depot; has 2 outstanding warrants

 

June 21, 2018

  • Northern Utah: Authorities raid 7 Utah pawnshops, seize at least $1 million in allegedly stolen goods

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Former Police Officer, Librarian and Family arrested for operating an ORC Ring; 15 Pay Pal accounts valued at $218,000

  • Horn Lake, MS: Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing Phones From T-Mobile and AT&T Stores 

  • Gaston County, NC: Victoria's Secret in the Eastridge Mall reported 18 thefts in the last 12 months

  • Janesville, WI: Police arrest 2 men in "a cigarette theft ring"

  • Scottsbluff, NE: Man facing Felonies, Habitual Criminal charges, in two cases

  • Ironton, OH: Lowe's Home Improvement Center reported last week that someone stole two riding lawn mowers valued at $2,300

  • Brooklyn, OH: Man stealing over $1,400 worth of razors from Sam's Club

 

June 20, 2018

  • Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition participates in Annual Community Day

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Thousands of stolen jewelry found during traffic stop

  • Corvallis, OR: Advance Auto Parts employee accused of embezzling $33,000

  • Port Angeles, WA: ORC Duo Stole More than $1,300 in Infant Formula from Safeway Stores

  • Detroit, MI: Parole Absconder Admits To Organized Retail Crime, habitual offender and Fleeing Police

  • Marana, AZ: Police asking for help identifying Walmart thieves

  • Boca Raton, FL: Woman steals $1,300 worth of T-Shirts, shorts from Boca Raton store

  • Boca Raton, FL: Man steals a purse valued at $2,295

June 19, 2018

  • Hits 450 Walmarts in 23 states for $1 million
    -Connecticut Man Gets Ten Years Federal Prison - National Multi-Million Dollar Identity Theft Scheme

  • Atlanta, GA: Update: Crooks pull off $100K 'Mission: Impossible' style theft at Best Buy

  • Hoover, AL: Suspects Wanted For Questioning In $5,000 Field & Stream Theft

  • Lexington, SC: Hobby Lobby Shoplifter sought for stealing $2,500 worth of goods in purse

  • Smyrna, GA: Publix employee arrested for $1,800 coupon-for-cash scheme

  • Whiteville, NC: UNSOLVED: String of Thefts at Belk and Walmart in Whiteville

  • Las Vegas, NV: Suspects in salon Burglaries caught after leaving fingerprint on trash can

 

June 18, 2018

  • Yuma, AZ: Walmart Shopper Abuses Return Policy To The Tune Of $1.3 Million, Now Faces Six Felony Charges

  • Golden, CO: Bike shop targeted by smash-and-grab thieves; nearly $50K in high-end bikes stolen

  • Blount County, TN: Trio arrested in $3,000 Belk shoplifting, public intoxication incidents

  • Peoria, IL: $500 in cologne stolen from Northwoods Mall store

  • Greece, NY: Thief steals $220 worth of condoms from Walgreens

  • Bayonne, NJ: Man sends Walgreens employee to hospital while stealing $500 worth of oral hygiene products

 

June 15, 2018

  • Kimball Junction, UT: Former Cell Phone Store employee arrested for theft of $23,000 worth of merchandise 

  • Long Island, NY: Walmart Employee Caught Stealing $10,000 In Lottery Tickets

  • Ocala, FL: Couple with bag full of 24 Blu-ray discs arrested at Wal-Mart

  • Laredo, TX: 28 pairs of Levi's stolen, valued at nearly $2,000

  • California: ORC Crew Stealing Formula Hits Multiple Stores

  • Dubuque, IA: Police evacuate Dubuque business plaza, arrest man after foot chase; nearly $700 of merchandise recovered

  • Claremore, OK: Three women attempt to flee Walmart with $1300 of merchandise, now facing larceny, trespassing and drug paraphernalia charges

 

June 14, 2018

  • San Diego, CA: Thieves Steal Up to $50,000 in Designer Glasses from Eye Store

  • Greenville, SC: 15 electronics store employees indicted on fraud charges
    -Store merchandise came from shoplifters targeting businesses across state

  • Boca Raton, FL: More than 440 pairs of panties stolen from local store

 

June 13, 2018

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  • Morrow, GA: Police concerned after $6K armed robbery at T-Mobile
    -Thieves targeting cell phone stores across the country

  • Newbury Park, CA: Three men arrested after stealing $30K in high-end bikes

  • Canberra, Australia: Man to face court after stealing $100K in fishing equipment

 

June 12, 2018

  • Nashville, TN: Man caught on camera stealing nearly $20K in hair weaves

  • Honolulu, HI: Fake hospital employee caught stealing thousands in jewels
    -Hit at least three different shops in four days

  • Seymour, IN: Three arrested after stealing trash bags full of merchandise valued at $2,000

  • Port Angeles, WA: Duo steals more than $1,300 in baby formula

  • UK: Prolific thief hit Apple store seven times in 10 weeks
    Stole 26 iPhones worth over £20,000

  • Kingman, AZ: Pair arrested for Walmart shoplifting scheme; tried to return stolen items

 

June 11, 2018

  • Nassau County, NY: 2nd Brooklyn man charged in $17,000 return merchandise scam at The Home Depot

  • Huntsville, AL: Police find possible Stolen Merchandise from Big Box retailers at Busters Pawn Shop

  • Louisville, KY: 24 Retailers team with Police in Shoplifting sting in Louisville and St. Matthews

  • Ringleader of Lowe's and The Home Depot theft crew sentenced to 16 years in prison; Merchandise valued at over $35,000

  • New Orleans, LA: Couple sought in ticket-switching scheme at multiple Walmart's

  • Rutland, VT: Four arrested after Home Depot incident

  • Alachua County, FL: Man charged with grand theft of $800 of electronics from Love's Truck Stop

  • Council Bluffs, IA: Woman tried to steal 47 items from Walmart; 8 hours of Shoplifting, $215 of merchandise

  • Natick, MA: Police Sunglasses Theft Is 'Like A Magic Act'; over $1,000 of merchandise

June 8, 2018

  • Joliet parolee was arrested for buying more than $150,000 worth of items from Menards, Lowes and Blain's Farm & Fleet stores with fake checks

  • Dallas, TX: Woman Wanted For Shoplifting $20K In Merchandise from Clothing Store

  • Salem, OR: ID Thief pleads guilty to hitting Zales and Kay Jewelers for $13,000

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Police searching for "Bic Bandit" accused of stealing over $2,000 worth of cigarette lighters

  • Wasilla, AK: $1,500 of stolen Home Depot merchandise turns up on Facebook

  • Louisville, KY: Woman charged with shoplifting from several Mall St. Matthews stores; items stolen from Victoria 's Secret, New York & Company, and Garage, total valued of over $500

June 7, 2018

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  • Fayette County, OH: Ringleaders sentenced in Interstate cargo theft; $11.9 M of merchandise

  • Spokane County, WA: Police bust million-dollar mail theft ring

  • Canton, OH: Two young men plead guilty to $3,000 Target theft; Judge gives suspects interesting assignment

  • San Luis Obispo, CA: Men steal $12,000 in merchandise from local Appliance store

  • New Ulm, MN: Burglar sought by Police in $35,000 theft from Auto Performance shop

June 6, 2018

  • Seattle, WA: Five indicted for $800,000 fraud involving Target gift cards

  • Detroit, MI: 5 men wanted in connection with 25 smash-and-grab robberies throughout Detroit; thieves smashed through walls

  • Clifton Park, NY: Two women stole $1,300 of merchandise from JC Penney and Boscov's

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Police seek 3 suspects in $1,000 theft from Circle K

  • Paducah, KY: Gun and Military store operator arrested on $600 theft charges

  • Pleasant Prairie, WI : 3 Men and a teenager arrested at Target for electronics theft; suspects believed hit same store last week for $400 in merchandise

June 5, 2018

  • Muncie, IN: Three sentenced in $1.2M Amazon return scheme; stole over 2,700 items

  • Gillette, WY: Woman gets probation in $10,000 theft, Kleptomania term paper defense fails

  • Burley, ID: Stokes Market employee charged with theft of nearly $9k in merchandise

  • Chubbuck, ID: Couple accused of stealing FedEx packages from their own delivery vehicles

 

June 4, 2018

  • Black-market fuel probe nets Miami man with counterfeit credit cards

  • Lexington, KY: 27 Arrested In Lexington Police Shoplifting Blitz

  • Louisville, KY: Stolen Semi hauling $1M worth of X-Boxes leads police on dead-end chase

  • Vacaville, CA: ORC suspects arrested after stealing nearly $3,000 of Baseball gloves from Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Plymouth Meeting, PA: Target Vacuum Cleaner thieves busted; $1,050 of merchandise recovered

  • Mt Pleasant, SC: Police attempting to ID suspects in $500 Ulta Beauty theft

  • Finneytown, OH: 2 Shoplifters lead Police on high-speed chase, crash into car with 3 kids inside; $371 of merchandise from Marshall's

  • West Chester Township, OH: Thieves scam Walmart cashier out of $7,800 in Gift Cards

  • Arnold, MO: 2 Arrested in $800 Walmart theft; facing felony theft and counterfeiting

  • Caernarvon Township, PA: Police looking to identify a Baby Formula thief who hit at multiple Walmart stores

 

June 1, 2018

  • Skimming Gang Member Hits 16 Iowa counties Hits Walmart Self-Checkouts
    -3rd Cuban Gets 3yrs Fed. Pen. - Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

  • Update: Madison, WI: Suspects in Walmart $1 M Multi-state check fraud ring Indicted

  • Racine, WI: Woman charged after stealing from Walmart at least 15 times; over $4,000

  • Theodosia, MO: Seven more defendants charged in Dollar General theft scheme

  • Charleston, SC: Over $1,000 of merchandise stolen from boutique

  • Coral Gables, FL: Sunglass Thief flees store with $2,000 of merchandise

 

May 31, 2018

  • How Organized Retail Crime Works

  • Apollo, FL: West Marine store Burglars flee with over $200,000 in merchandise

  • Planada, CA: Thieves rip through Pharmacy before leading authorities on high-speed chase

  • Metairie, LA: Police net 2 men in $3,500 Seafood thefts

  • Indiana, PA: Police looking to ID woman involved in $1,500 Walmart theft

  • Southington, CT: Man Arrested After String Of Target Store Thefts

  • Gainesville, FL: Booster Bag Shoplifter hits Belks and American Eagle...then hits 3 cars attempting to flee Police

 

May 30, 2018

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  • Jacksonville, FL: Sheriff's Office Arrests 8 Suspects tied to Organized Retail Theft Ring as part of 'Operation Loot and Scoot'; $500,000

  • Missoula, MT: LensCrafters Employee sentenced for stealing more than $44,000 
    in glasses

  • Elizabeth Township, PA: Police have arrested a man for retail theft after surrounding a home for several hours Tuesday night

  • Midland, MI: Police seeking suspect 6 Felony warrants for Retail Fraud and Organized Retail Theft

 

May 29, 2018

  • Northern Calif. Gang of 9 Guilty Producing & Using Fake Target Stores Redcards

  • Volusia, County, FL: Update: 5 Month probe of $1M Organized Retail Theft Rings nets 8 Arrests

  • San Luis Obispo, CA: Serial iPhone thief hits Apple Store but gets caught

  • Boca Raton, FL: Female ORC Ringleader arrested; larceny of over $3,000

  • Charlotte, NC: Suspects caught on camera stealing from Victoria's Secret in Blakeney
    -CMPD have responded to the shopping center nearly 100 times already this year

  • St Peters, MO: Armed Shoplifters grab an armful of clothing
    -Police chase ends with a crash

  • Madison, WI: Police Officer stuck with open syringe during Ink Cartridge thief's apprehension

  • West Chester, PA: Police and Organized Retail Theft Association working in conjunction to deter Shoplifting

  • Greenville, SC: $1000 of merchandise stolen from Lowe's

 

May 25, 2018

  • Update: Volusia County, FL: Pawn shop owner sold millions of dollars in tools stolen from Home Depot

  • Raleigh, NC: Woman had children serve as 'lookouts' while she stole video games from Target

  • Meriden, CT: Father and son charged with Organized Retail Theft

  • Meriden, CT: Mother uses son to shoplift $700 of merchandise from Stop & Shop

  • Sparta, MI: Larceny suspects believed to be connected to 29 phone thefts

  • Forsyth County, Verizon Wireless store reports $25,000 of phones stolen during Burglary

  • Marietta, GA: Smash & Grab thieves steal thousands in merchandise from Fly Gear ATL Clothing store

  • Atlanta, GA: Armed Robber hold gun to AT&T employees head as he steals 37 phones

  • Menomonee Fall, WI: Police looking to id 2 Shoplifters that fled from a Woodman’s store, 24 yr. old woman arrested

  • Chesterfield, MO: 2 suspects sought after $1,000 computer stolen from Sam's Club

  • Stafford, VA: Two women charged with Grand Larceny for theft of $800 of merchandise from Walmart

 

May 24, 2018

  • BREAKING NEWS: Volusia County, FL: Volusia Deputies take on Racketeering Operation; hundreds of thousand of dollars in Retail Theft

  • Update: Hartford, CT: Jury convicts two in $1.5 Million Retail Fencing Operation; Booster hit The Home Depot, Lowe's, Target and CVS

  • Kansas City, MO: 2 suspects charged with Robbery of Apple Store; tied to $300,000 of merchandise stolen from Apple in TX, AR and MS

  • East Aurora, NY: Fisher Price employee accused of stealing $9,000 in toys

  • La Crosse, WI: Mac Computer Store the victim of a $60,000 Burglary

May 23, 2018

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    -Course Webinar Sponsored by Tyco Retail Solutions

  • CC Cloning Gang Member - Syracuse Woman Sentenced to 51M in Fed Prison

  • Montrose, CO: Burglar makes off with $60,000 in cash and merchandise from The Smoke Shop

  • Oak Brook, IL: Burglars grab $50K in Louis Vuitton merchandise after smashing an SUV into the store 

  • Mount Prospect, IL: Three Women Scam Michael's Store out of $10K in Gift Cards

  • Pierre, SD: Woman gets 24 days in jail, must pay back $2,327 in Walmart self-checkout thefts

  • Putnam County, NY: Shoplifter banned from Michaels steals $2K from Brewster, NY store

  • Manchester, NH: Police seek men in $8K credit card fraud probe; card used at Best Buy, Staples and GameStop

 

May 22, 2018

  • Minneapolis, MN: FBI Now Investigating Theft Ring Targeting Family-Owned Businesses Across Twin Cities; over $250,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Memphis, TN: Bass Pro employee accused of stealing $30k in just 7 months

  • Los Angeles, CA: Police Seek to ID Man Who's Stolen $25K Worth of Home Electronics From More Than 30 Target Stores Across SoCal

  • Vancouver, WA: Man arrested for stealing 157 Plants from Fred Meyer, Lowe's and Wilco; nearly $7,000 of merchandise recovered

  • North Wales, PA: Man and woman wanted for Health and Beauty form Giant Eagle

  • Pullman, WA: 3 charged in $900 Walmart electronics theft; facing felony theft and Burglary

  • Cleveland Heights, OH: Police looking to id a Shoplifter who hit CVS, Zagara's and Family Dollar in the same day

 

May 21, 2018

  • Muncie, Ind., Married ORC Couple Get Nearly 6 Yrs in Fed. Prison for $1.2M Amazon Theft

  • Richmond, RI: Women had $20,000 worth of stolen merchandise from Outlets in their car

  • Clinton, IA: Home Depot theft scheme ends in guilty plea; Restitution of over $1,600

  • Gloucester County, NJ: Woman Sought In Retail Theft Ring

  • Nederland, TX: Store catches thieves on camera stuffing $1,000 of stolen items into their pants

  • UK: Cheshire, England: Organized Crime Ring target three Car phone Warehouse stores in violent attacks

  • Soho, NY: Thieves purchase $800 of sunglasses with stolen credit card

  • Queens, NY: Shoplifter with gun sticks out his tongue as he flees Burlington store


May 18, 2018

  • Indianapolis, IN: Man charged with leading Fraud Ring that targeted Kroger; over 5000 Fraudulent checks

  • Charleston, IL: Couple connected to string of thefts from area Walmarts; 
    selling baby formula to c-stores

  • Decatur, IL: Woman charged with stealing $500 in merchandise from Victoria's Secret

  • Lake Balboa, CA: Armed Robber steals 50 to 100 Cellphones

 

May 17, 2018

  • The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces ORC Certificate 
    -Course Webinar Sponsored by Tyco Retail Solutions

  • Auburn, CA: Trio arrested for pepper-spraying, robbing delivery driver of thousands of dollars in cigarettes 

  • Solstice Sunglass thieves foiled by flat tire: $7,000 in merchandise recovered

  • Wilton, NY: Warrant out for woman who stole $4,000 in Victoria's Secret underwear

  • West Allis, WI: Family video employee created imaginary returns and pocketed customer late fees, made $1,380

  • Hammond, LA: Tide laundry detergent thieves sought by police

  • Charleston couple connected to string of thefts across area Walmarts; $1,750

 

May 16, 2018

  • Home Depot Shoplifter Injures Motorcycle Deputy attempting to flee; now facing multiple Felony charges

  • Colvill, WA: Former employee accused of stealing more than $10k from vision store

  • Grove City, PA: Warrants issued for 2 suspects in $4,500 Michael Kors Grab & Run

  • San Carlos, CA: 3 Arrested in $1,000 theft from CVS

  • Mooresville, NC: 3 men arrested for multiple ID theft incidents at Harris Teeter stores across the region; $12,000 in cash seized

  • Denver, CO: ORC Ringleader targeting Home Improvement stores pleads guilty; expected sentence of 16 years

  • Update: Rhode Island: Man pleads guilty in Target, CVS rooftop robbery case

 

May 15, 2018

  • Hermosa Beach, CA: Duo Arrested For $160K Fraudulent CC Purchases
    -Men have hit other locations in the past

  • Hobart, IN: Man accused in theft of $2,100 in paint, selling it on eBay

  • San Carlos, CA: Trio arrested in four-figure theft from CVS

  • Nashua, NH: Three women arrested after weekend theft spree

 

May 14, 2018

  • Deland, FL: 11 people arrested in Walmart retail theft sting

  • Cypress, TX: $107k in watches stolen from Fred Meyer in less than 30 seconds 

  • Rochester, MN: More Than 40 iPhones Stolen from Target North; Could be part of larger ring 

  • Medford, OR: Woman sentenced for stealing $7,000 in Victoria's Secret underwear

  • Hacienda Heights, CA: Woman arrested after police find $2K in stolen Victoria's Secret items

  • Twin Cities, MN: Shoplifting crew charged with felonies after stealing $1,162 worth of merchandise from mall

 

May 11, 2018

  • 1st Annual KYORCA Conference - May 18, 2018 from 9AM to 12PM in Lexington, KY

  • Erie, PA: Five charged in $250,000 theft ring; motorcycles, ATV's, dirt bikes, power tools stolen from Erie area businesses

  • Update: Pittsburgh, PA: Two suspects waive preliminary hearing for $120,000 theft from UPS facility, items pawned in Monroeville

  • Truck used in Smash & Grab Burglary at T-Mobile; $6,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Jefferson, MO: Man charged in Walmart Vacuum Cleaner thefts across Missouri; $1,264 reported at 1 store

  • Tampa, FL: Deputies trying to ID women stealing baby formula from Publix

  • Levittown, NY: Two Suspects sought in Baby Formula Theft from BJ'S Wholesale

  • Columbus, OH: Female Shoplifter hits Kroger stealing vacuums and blenders

May 10, 2018

  • Clinton, CT: Two men charged with Organized Retail Theft of $10,000 of merchandise; facing possible deportation

  • Sioux Falls, SD: Shopko Shoplifter facing Felony charges stealing $300 in Video Games; possession of deactivating device (criminal tools)

  • Carlisle, PA: Two men stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Antique store

  • Tyler, TX: Police looking to ID $1,000 Lowe's thief

 

May 9, 2018

  • Two Arrested in $19,000 Ulta Beauty Burglary; GPS tracking and helicopter

  • Charlotte, NC: Belk Employee said she couldn't pay medical bills, so she stole $25,000 in Fine China

  • Saugus, MA: Macy's stops 3 females during $1200 theft at Square One Mall

  • Grand Island, NE: Yap Auction loses $6,000 in Online Credit Card fraud transaction

  • Laredo, TX: Police searching for female suspect in the theft of 4 TV's from Walmart

  • Tulsa, OK: Flower Theft Suspect arrested with $1,200 of evidence in truck bed

  • (Update) Myrtle Beach, SC: Police seek woman accused of stealing $10K in items from Victoria's Secret in Coastal Grand Mall

 

May 8, 2018

  • Cary, NC: Thieves Steal $500,000 Worth of Jewelry in early morning Smash & Grab

  • Tulsa, OK: Stolen Truck, $80,000 Worth Of Merchandise Recovered

  • Cranberry Township, PA: Walmart thief stole Pens, Steelers gear worth $6,800

  • San Ramon, CA: 3 Arrested in $4, 600 theft from The Home Depot; Police chase ends in crash

  • Norwalk, CT: Shoplifter threatens Marshall's Loss Prevention with scissors; no injuries and $1,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Decatur, IL: Woman with 23 prior convictions busted at Walgreens and Von Maur with nearly $900 in stolen merchandise

  • St George, UT: Two woman arrested for theft of $300 worth of Baby Formula from Walmart

 

May 7, 2018

  • Fergus, Falls, MN: Six identified in $400,000 multi-state Walmart theft ring

  • Greenville, NC: $11,000 worth of cellphones stolen from Walmart

  • Petaluma, CA: Man arrested for stealing over $4,500 in baby formula from Safeway stores

  • Gwinnett County, GA: Burglar Crew hit 5 gas stations in 1 night; over $20,000 in cash and cigarettes

  • Columbus, OH: Man stole $2,200 worth of OSU merchandise from Macy's

  • Greece, NY: Bald man steals $400 worth of Gillette razors from CVS

  • Wilton, NY: Repeat Walmart Shoplifter charged with Felony Burglary after being banned from store

  • Greenport, NY: NY State Police arrest man changing bar code; investigation begun in March

  • UK: York: Judge tells Shoplifting Gang 'York is closed to thieves' 

 

May 4, 2018

  • Update: Fergus Falls, MN: 6 identified in Multi-State ORC ring; Nearly $400,000 taken from Walmart stores

  • King of Prussia, PA: Police investigate $112,000 worth of high-end handbags stolen from King of Prussia Mall

  • Monroe, LA: Target cashier accused of stealing nearly $17K in three days

  • Beachwood, OH: $17,000 Of Stolen Property Found On 2 Shoplifters at Beachwood Place

  • Vietnamese National Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, and Money Laundering Scheme

  • Godfrey, IL: Police search for man who they say stole $3,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart

  • Roanoke Rapids, NC: Police seek information in $1,000 Adidas merchandise theft

  • Pittsburgh Resident Pleads Guilty in Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme


May 3, 2018

  • Gaithersburg, MD: Woman steals $52,615 in designer merchandise from Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores

  • Charles, MD: Man Stole Over $11,000 Worth Of Fragrances In Past 4 Months

  • Hershey, PA: 2 charged for shoplifting at Tanger Outlets, two Police chases

  • Suffield, CT: Connecticut Police extradite Massachusetts man suspected of Multiple Shoplifting incidents

  • Update: Pittsburgh, PA: Two suspects who police say were at the heart of a massive series of thefts from a Pittsburgh UPS facility waived their preliminary hearings yesterday

  • Update: Columbus, NE: Aaron' Store Manager pleads No Contest to theft of stealing identification to create phony financial accounts

 

May 2, 2018

  • Hillsborough County, FL: 34 arrested in massive theft & re-sale ring at Home Depot stores

  • Hillsborough Sheriff holds News Conference on Home Depot Fencing Operation 

  • Chicago, IL: Former owner of Noble Square car dealership charged with $1.5 Million theft scam

  • Muncie, IN: Frequent local arrestee says 'they' make him steal

  • Newbury Park, CA: Pediatrician and her husband arrested; making fake barcodes to steal thousands from Target

  • Parkville, MD: Woman charged in armed robbery/shoplifting spree

  • Charlotte, NC: Criminals stealing a lot of lingerie from local mall

  • Las Vegas, NV: Three men sought in connection to Cellphone thefts at several store in Las Vegas and Henderson; armed with wire cutters 

 

May 1, 2018

  • Cary, NC: Manager accused of pilfering $200,000 from Toy store

  • Update: Erie, PA: Police search for suspects in $20,000 Kmart Jewelry theft

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Suspects steals $500 worth of perfume from Ulta

  • Delaware State Police trying to find Tide Pods Thief

April 30, 2018

  • Portland, OR: Suspect Arrested in Connection to $50K Lego Fencing Operation

  • Memphis, TN: Two men rob CVS Pharmacy, steal $44,000 in drugs

  • Mansfield, OH: Kroger Market Place cashier short changed $750 during $15,000 transaction

  • Rome, GA: TJ Maxx employee charged with Stealing over $4K of merchandise

  • Burglary suspects part of organized crime ring; hitting stores in RI, NH and MA

  • (Update) Rochester, NY: Brighton leaders push to close pawn shop after Tuesday raid

  • St Petersburg, FL: Repeat Shoplifter Caught after fleeing Lowe's and leaving his Wallet behind

  • St. Augustine, FL: Male purse thief dressed as woman steals $2,400 in purses at Outlet mall

  • French Police dismantle Georgian Criminal Gang operating in France

 

April 27, 2018

  • Tallahassee, FL: UPS worker used labels addressed to himself to steal $20,000 of electronics

  • Avon, IN: Avon Police search for suspect in multiple thefts from Target and other Central Indiana Retailers

  • South Attleboro, MA: C-Store Burglary suspects may be linked to Organized Ring

  • Christchurch, New Zealand: 3 of 6 suspects pleads Guilty to 23 charges in Organized Theft Ring

  • Barrie, Ontario, CN: Suspect sought in baby formula theft investigation at Shoppers Drug Mart

 

April 26, 2018

  • Seventh Member Of "Manche Boy Mafia" Gang Sentenced To Six Years In Credit Card Fraud Scheme

  • Federal Jury Convicts Twin Brothers For Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft In Gas Pump Skimmer Case

  • Santa Rosa, CA: Three suspect arrested in $1,000 Wig Burglary, Police chase

  • Columbus, OH: Police looking for woman who has allegedly been stealing from Victoria's Secret stores

  • Langhorne, PA: 2 Women Stole $1K Worth Of Merchandise From Sephora at Oxford Valley Mall

  • Corbin, KY: Mother uses 3 children to steal $750 worth of clothes from Walmart

 

April 25, 2018

  • Los Angeles, CA: FBI Raids Hollywood Apartment Complex, Arrests 5 Amid Investigation Into ID Theft/'Shimming' Ring

  • Rochester, NY: More than $200K in stolen goods seized from Brighton pawn shop

  • Chesterfield, VA: Shoplifter flees Stein Mart with $1,500 in merchandise

  • Raynham, MA: Trio charged with shoplifting $850 of electronics from Walmart

  • Rome, GA: TJ Maxx Employee arrested for $4,000 ORC theft

 

April 24, 2018

  • Tampa Man Gets 51 months prison for $143,532 Counterfeit CC's & Gift Card Reselling - Hitting Florida Retailers

  • Gloucester County, NJ: South Jersey Man Wanted In Retail Shoplifting Ring

  • Dothan, AL: Two more arrested in connection with December Sun South theft; $150,000 in merchandise stolen

  • Shelby, NC: Nearly 8,000 Oxycodone and Hydrocodone pills taken from pharmacy (value between $40,000 - $80,000)

  • New Lenox, IL: Jewel-Osco Laundry Detergent Thief Caught

  • Spartanburg, SC: Officer tases wanted man after foot chase through Walmart; multiple outstanding theft warrants

 

April 23, 2018

  • Pasco County, FL: Suspect in Multi-Million Dollar Credit Card Fraud Ring Arrested for Organized Fraud

  • Westland, MI: Pawnshop Owners Charged with Selling Stolen Merchandise

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Mattress Firm Employee embezzled $41,000 in inventory scam

  • Chicago, IL: Best Buy Employee charged with $18,900 theft of 22 cellphones

  • Medford, OR: Woman charged in $7,000 Victoria's Secret and $3,500 Safeway thefts

  • Seattle, WA: Man steals 2 Louis Vuitton handbags valued at over $10,000 from Nordstrom

  • Chicopee, MA: Man attempted to steal over $6K of goods from Home Depot

  • Airmont, NY: Two men steal a $1,900 guitar from Alto Music

  • Southington, CT : Female arrested for the theft of 6 FITBITS from Target, total value of $1,799

  • Bloomfield Township, MI: Female busted at Target stealing $1,600 of clothing

  • Erie, PA: Two Suspects Wanted in Theft of More than $6,000 of Merchandise from Walmart

 

April 20, 2018

  • Over 400 Retail LP & Law Enforcement Attend Successful MetrORCA Conference

  • Update: York County, PA: Leader of massive Shoplifting Ring is stuck with having to pay $452K bill

  • Dearborn Heights, MI: Home Depot, Lowe's and Target scammed in Fencing Operation
    -Multiple police agencies confiscate merchandise during raids at Pawn Shops

  • Tallahassee, FL: Update: Third person arrested in $21K Victoria's Secret package theft

  • Gonzales, LA: Two women sought in $3,200 Sunglass Hut theft

  • Boston, MA: Wig Store shoplifters hit for a 3rd time; Owner injured in an attempted apprehension

  • Beaumont, TX: Thieves caught on camera stealing a trailer full of diapers from a Non-profit Center

 

April 19, 2018

  • Over 400 Retail LP & Law Enforcement Attend Successful METRORCA Conference

  • LPQ and LPC Winners from METRORCA Conference

  • NYC Counterfeit CC Gang Member Pled Guilty to Hitting Stores for Gift Cards & Luxury Goods For Resale

  • Baltimore, MD: Shoplifting Crew Strikes Home Improvement Stores

  • Tallahassee, FL: Man stole $20K of Victoria's Secret panties from 3rd Party 
    Logistics center

  • Wilmington, NC: Pair suspected of buying $12K worth of merchandise with stolen credit cards

  • Porter County, IN: Two arrested after 2 Walmart thefts and a high-speed Police chase

  • ID Theft Gang Member Indicted - Hitting Target, Best Buy & Others in Pittsburgh

  • Man accused of stealing $2,800 lawnmower from Walmart ; tied to $1,771 theft in January

  • Cody, WY: Gabriel Vargas was charged with felony shoplifting of over $1,000 and two counts misdemeanor disabling anti-theft devices

 

April 18, 2018

  • Metro ORCA & NYPD hold conference to tackle ORC
    -Retail schemes on the rise even as crime drops

  • Lynchburg, VA: Suspect in stolen vehicle stole tools from Lowe's in Lynchburg, Madison Heights

  • Hermiston, OR: Officers sort through stolen property, search for thief

  • Greenville, SC: Woman and an Armed Juvenile arrested for multiple TV thefts from 2 separate Walmarts 

 

April 17, 2018

  • RECAP: Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition hosts successful symposium in Indianapolis

  • Florida: 10 Involved with Multi-State Identity Theft Ring Indicted for Credit Card Fraud and Money Laundering 

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Former electrical supply store employee charged in $82,000 embezzling

  • Galesburg, IL: 16 year old JC Penney Employee charged with $3,800 Felony Theft

  • St Louis, MO: Police believe recent debit card theft is the work of ring moving through the region 

  • Ocala, FL: 15 guns worth more than $9,000 stolen from pawn shop

 

April 16, 2018

  • Decatur, IL: 2 arrested after buying over $9,000 of Lowe's merchandise with stolen credit card information

  • Ionia County, MI: Sheriff's Office needs help in ID'ing retail fraud suspect

  • Vanceboro, NC: Three people arrested, face 72 felony counts, in Pitt and Craven Co. check fraud case

  • Eau Clarie, WI: Bond set for woman accused in the theft of 56 Cell phones and $6,700 worth of tablets from Walmart

  • Cranberry Township, PA: Walmart believes theft part of Organized Crime Ring

April 13, 2018

  • Lander, WY: Police searching for suspect in $115,000 Jewelry store Burglary

  • Champaign, IL: Fencing Operation: Businessman accused in felony theft of $80,000 of goods

  • Man used hammer from Target tool aisle to smash display case, steal 17 iPads totaling over $9,000

  • Fort Myers, FL: Police looking for man who stole $500 in razor blades from Publix

  • Warwick, RI: Twin Sisters arrested for the theft of $700 of Walmart merchandise

  • Hillsdale County, MI: Man pleads to Felony theft from Walmart, $1,000

  • Bakersfield, CA: 3 of 4 suspects on the run after Shoplifting at Nike Outlet; group tied to stolen car

  • Bossier City, LA: Bossier City Detectives working Multiple Theft and Shoplifting Cases

 

April 12, 2018

  • Bellingham, WA: SpookShop former employee arrested for theft of nearly $200,000 of merchandise, over 16,000 items posted on the internet

  • Houston, TX: Jewelry Wholesale Employee tried crossing TX/MX border after $50,000+ diamond heist

  • North Bay Village, FL: Thief makes off with $50,000 worth of sunglasses and watches while Security Guard looks on

  • Lake Oswego, OR: Bike Shop Owner tracks down his $35,000 of stolen merchandise

  • Dothan, AL: Woman stole nearly $5,000 in ink cartridges, headphones from Sam's Club

  • Winchester, VA: Three face shoplifting charges on items worth about $2,500 from Apple Blossom Mall

  • Des Moines County, IA: Staple’s thieves lead Police on High Speed chase; ends with crash and over $500 in merchandise recovered

 

April 11, 2018

  • Nashua, NH: N.Y. man suspect in $50K theft from Outlet Mall in a month

  • Harvey, LA: Walgreens employees bought more than $26,000 in Gift Cards with fake coupons

  • Clinton, IA: Man Arrested on 10 Felony counts; stole over $14,000 of Video Games from Family Video

  • Update: Bakersfield, CA: Bakersfield Police investigating 3 suspects in Home Depot Burglary

  • Memphis, TN: 2 of 4 Men Arrested in $20,000 Cash America Pawn Shop Jewelry theft

  • Palestine, TX: C-Store Owner arrested for Organized Crime; 59 Gambling Machines seized

 

April 10, 2018

  • Monroe, WA: Police arrest pawn shop owner over purchases of stolen goods
    -Hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise seized

  • Three apprehended in connection with Coventry Mall thefts; hitting nearly a dozen stores

  • Moline, IL: Two suspects wanted after allegedly stealing $3,500 worth of merchandise from Moline Walmart

  • Champaign, IL: Wanted: Info on four women behind Kohl's theft

  • Upland, CA: 2 arrested on suspicion of stealing car and $1,500 of Walmart merchandise

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Man arrested for Orchestrating "Top-Shelf" Liquor thefts throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties; over $1,000

  • Logan, UT: Police seeking 2 suspects in multiple store thefts; over $1,000

  • UK: Dewsbury, England: Alcoholic used foil-lined bag to steal bottles of vodka from Asda; 68 prior charges

 

April 9, 2018

  • River Dale, NJ: Jeweler Fenced $1.25M In Stolen Bling

  • Corpus Christi, TX: Repeat Home Depot Shoplifter threatens LP with a gun; wanted in multiple robberies in the area

  • Evergreen Park, IL: Photo-Shopped Driver's License lands man in Jail; 11 prior Felony convictions

  • Yorkville, IL: Three Ulta Beauty Shoplifters apprehended with $785 in merchandise

  • 75 year old Woman arrested for 4 Walmart thefts in a week

 

April 6, 2018

  • DOJ: Fences Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-State Criminal Theft Operations
    -Wholesaler Used Central American Undocumented Aliens as Boosters Traveling U.S.

  • Owner of TheFinestWatches.com found guilty of Grand Theft; $161,171

  • Gypsy Sisters star Mellie Stanley is charged over using bogus coupons scam to obtain $18,000 worth of goods from Toys R Us

  • Madison, WI: "Pawn star" spots stolen instruments for sale, identifies suspects

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Man steals more than $2,500 worth of items from Lowes, hits deputy with truck

  • Helena, MT: Repeat Offender/ Heroin User busted at Shopko with $1,100 of merchandise, doesn't go quietly

 

April 5, 2018

  • REGISTER NOW: 1st Annual METRORCA Information Sharing & Training Conference - April 17

  • San Antonio, TX: $500,000 of Stolen merchandise discovered in illegitimate business' warehouse; 1 man arrested

  • Theft victims recovering $250,000 in property seized by Fontana Police

  • Monticello, MN: Former Cub Foods Employee arrested the theft ORC Theft of Razor blades and White Strips 

  • Richmond Height, OH: 28 Phones stolen from T-Mobile in Armed Robbery

  • Forsyth, IL: Woman tried to steal $400 in perfume, jewelry from Von Maur in Hickory Point Mall

  • Orland Park, IL: Police searching for a Walgreens thief who grabbed a large quantity of over-the-counter medications and ran

  • Guam: Supermarket Warehouse Manager arrested for theft of $12,500 of canned beef and mackerel

April 4, 2018

  • West Chester, OH: Police dept. hosting local ORC meeting

  • West Palm Beach, FL: Police track down $500,000 worth of Stolen Goods at a Pawn Shop

  • Sarasota, FL: Jewelry heist: $100K in jewelry, coins stolen in 60 seconds

  • Chandler, AZ: Man arrested in $86,000 Home Depot scheme

  • Holton, KS: Two Missouri men arrested for theft of TV's from Walmart; one suspect wearing Ankle Monitor 

  • Lehigh Acres, FL: Three women take off with $1,500 worth of Baby Formula from Winn Dixie and Walgreens

April 3, 2018

  • Milwaukee, WI: Five people, 62 credit cards, and a nationwide fraud scheme stopped by investigators

  • St George, UT: Repeated retail thefts valued at over $10,000 land suspect in jail

  • Gastonia, NC: Two Charlotte Women Arrested in Connection to Theft from Home Depot

  • Jensen Beach, FL: Woman accused of stealing from Toys 'R' Us; totaling $1,700
     

April 2, 2018

  • ATF Bust Tildenville Violent Burglary Crew Hitting Central Florida Stores
    - Stole Over 150 Guns - Selling Them on the Street - Used to Kill & Commit Violent Crimes

  • Tampa Man Gets 3.5 yrs For $31K Gift Card Fraud Scheme Hitting Home Depot Stores

  • Hamden, CT: Apex Pharmacy employee charged with theft of $23,000

  • Wichita, KS: $20,000 worth of jerseys stolen from Sporting Goods store

  • Georgetown, DE: Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery of $5,500 in Walmart merchandise

  • Manchester, CT: Woman 'organized' shoplifting at Macy's

  • Monroe, WA: Police shut down ORC Fencing Operation

  • Brockton, MA: Man stole $1,200 worth of hygiene products from CVS and Family Dollar

  • Great Falls, MT: Woman uses two children to shoplift from Walmart

  • St Paul, MN: Police seeking 2 men using stolen credit cards to buy $21,000 in Target gift cards

March 29, 2018

  • Oklahoma Retail Crime Association (OKRCA) Holds March Meeting
    -Identifies 6 'previously unknown subjects' for retail partners

  • Holton, KS: Three ORC Thieves arrested; hitting for thousands in high-end electronics in MO, IA, NE, KS

  • Charleston, WV: Man charged after theft spree uses kids to target 9 stores; $2,000 in merchandise

  • Marana, AZ: Convicted serial shoplifter strikes just months after prison release
    -Using "sophisticated method" to dodge security"

  • East Garden City, NY: New Jersey Woman Charged in Sephora Robbery in Roosevelt Field Mall, police seeking male accomplice

  • Boise, ID: A Boise man faces five burglary counts after police say he was involved in a series of retail thefts

  • Meriden, CT: Woman charged in theft of more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret in Meriden mall

  • Becker County, MN: Man buys 2 Generators for $1,800 with stolen credit card info over the phone

  • Glenview, IL: Jewel-Osco Shoplifter busted with $880 in stolen razor blades

  • Columbus, NE: Columbus Woman's 5th Shoplifting Conviction in past 5 years

 

March 28, 2018

  • Tipton County, IN: Police chase leads to 2 arrests, recovery of $14K in stolen merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Walmart Shoplifting Police chase tops 115mph, two women arrested

  • Knox County, TN: Career Criminal now facing up to 12 years; 23 Felony Convictions

  • Clark County, WA: Deputies seek suspects in $1,700 theft from Walgreens

  • UK: Newcastle, England: John Lewis store employee arrested for $20,000 theft 

  • of cologne and after shave; sold on eBay
     

March 27, 2018

  • Fairfax, VA: Toys R Us employee stole over $100,000 of merchandise, Sold Them on Ebay

  • Marlborough, MA: Woman Stole Thousands From Target

  • Victorville, CA: Woman arrested for selling stolen merchandise on Facebook sentenced to 180 days

  • Hammond, IN: Man pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft; 57 months and $26,600 in restitution

  • Punxsutawney, PA: Pennsylvania State Police investigating $4,500 theft 
    from Walmart

  • Los Alamos, NM: Smith's busts Liquor Thief; charged with 5 thefts 
    totaling over $2,500

 

March 26, 2018

  • Chicago, IL: Police recover over $1 million in stolen goods from massive fencing ring

  • Queens, NY: Counterfeit credit card ring busted in Flushing; 
    -400 cards seizes and over $100,000 of cosmetics, perfume and cologne

  • Albuquerque, NM: Repeat Offender escapes handcuffs and attempts to flee Walmart

  • Update: Phoenix, AZ: Police still searching for suspect in Home Depot Armed Robbery

  • Update: Georgia State University, Follet Bookstore $40,000 Thief facing charges of Child Molestation charges 

  • St Charles, MD: 3 Women Arrested for Shoplifting Over $2,500 Worth of Items from Victoria's Secret and Kohl's at St. Charles Towne Center Mall

  • Nassau, Bahamas: Four Cashiers arraigned on $400,000 theft from Battery & Tyre Specialists; purchased high end electronics, handbags, jewelry

 

March 23, 2018

  • Gresham, OR: Albertson-Safeway bust $32,000 ORC thief

  • Louisville, KY: Two men accused of leading juvenile accomplices on cell phone theft sprees

  • North Coventry Township, PA: Four thieves hit Victoria's Secret for over $1,300

  • Williamsburg, VA: Two men have been accused of stealing more than $1,200 of items at the Guess Factory store in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets

  • Foley MN: Local Hardware store offers reward for Thieves who fled with thousands in Chainsaws, Leaf Blower and high end Power Tools

  • 2 Women Steal $250 worth of Children's Clothing from Marshalls

 

March 22, 2018

  • Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition hosting 5th ORC Symposium April 13

  • Update: Eau Claire, WI: Three charged in $40K theft from Walmart in Eau Claire
    -Tied to $360,000 thefts hitting in 6 States

  • Update: San Francisco, CA: Multiple Arrests in $48,000 Grab & Run Handbag Robbery

  • Nashville, TN: Four men accused of stealing 133 guns from 5 stores in KY and TN

  • Escondido, CA: Jewelry Store Distraction Theft; woman had up to 10 Accomplices

  • Port Isabel, TX: Police investigating 2 Walmart thefts totaling over $7,000

  • Forks Township, PA: Police seek pair in $1,200 theft from CVS Pharmacy

  • Renton, WA: Jewelry Store Employee a suspect in pawning loose diamonds

 

March 21, 2018

  • Detroit, MI: Store Owner Pleads Guilty To $2M Food Fraud

  • Update: Salt Lake City, UT: 3 convicted in Utah on charges tied to $500,000 Vegas Victoria's Secret thefts

  • Burrell Township, PA: Two men charged in $6,000 Walmart theft

  • Two arrested for stealing $5K worth of Health & Beauty products from Walgreens

  • Pierre, SD: Woman admits palming fake bar code to steal $3K from Walmart

  • Olathe, KS: Smokin' Joe's Bar-B-Q owner spent $7,355 on customer's card left at restaurant

  • Decatur, IL: Walmart employee stole 14 rings worth $3,600

  • Liberty, MO: $2,500 in Sporting Goods, jerseys and Autographed Memorabilia stolen

  • UK: London: Teen caught stealing $500 worth of Baby Formula told Tesco manager 'I have 16 children'

 

March 20, 2018

  • REGISTER NOW: 1st Annual METRORCA Information Sharing & Training Conference - April 17

  • North Haven Man Pleads Guilty in U.S. Court to Role in Large-Scale $5.9M Fencing Operation
    -Using Boosters With Opioid Addictions - Facing 15 Yrs in Fed Prison

  • Update: Riverside, CA: Two men sentenced in multiple Retail Store Burglaries in Riverside County

  • Update: San Francisco, CA: Arrests made after mob steals $48K of handbags

  • Lincoln County, OK: $250K in stolen property found at 'Stash House'

  • Albuquerque, NM: Police search for pair of thieves targeting Bed Bath, Toys R Us and Target

  • Boardman, OH: Woman leaves purse with stolen IDs at Home Depot

  • Denison, TX: Texas Flooring Retailer Charged with $20,000 Felony Theft

  • Chicago, IL: More than 50 clothing items valued at $2,622 were stolen from a store in the 3300 block of Touhy Avenue; 1 female charged with retail theft

  • Cumberland County, PA: Police seeking Weis Market shoplifter who stole $600 of Crab Meat

  • UK: Carlisle, England: A "professional" shoplifting gang member who helped to steal goods valued at almost $5,500 from Tesco and ASDA Carlisle supermarkets has been jailed

 

March 19, 2018

  • ORCAID Success Story
    Boise, ID: Two arrested after tips lead police to seven-state fraud crew; One retailer reports $156K in losses

  • Lopatcong Township, NJ: Man made $70,000 in fraudulent purchases from Advance Auto store

  • Glen Rock, NJ: Kilroy's Market Employee Accused Of Stealing $18K From Store

  • Menifee, CA: Exotic birds worth $9,000 swiped from pet shop

  • Napa, CA: 3 women arrested for shoplifting more than $2,500 in merchandise

  • Seattle, WA: Pair of Costco Shoplifters exit Fire Door, right into the hands of Police

March 16, 2018

  • Pittsburgh, PA: 2 UPS Employees Charged With Stealing $250,000 of Merchandise, pawning for drug money

  • Greenville, SC: Police locate Bassmaster Classic vendor's trailer stolen with over $100K of merchandise

  • Las Vegas, NV: 2 indicted in series of Las Vegas Strip luxury Handbag Thefts

  • Kingsport, TN: Woman's rap sheet wraps up with gunfire, pursuit

  • Benton, IL: Police arrest one in Dollar General Felony Retail theft

 

March 15, 2018

  • Passaic County, NJ: 11 men Arrested in $1 Million Cargo Theft Operation

  • 2 New York Men Plead Guilty to Using Counterfeit Credit Cards for $91K at Giant Eagle Stores

  • Dickson, TN: Walmart parking lot meth lab busted after shoplifter pursuit

  • North Auburn, CA: Home Depot Shoplifter arrested following 10-mile car chase, crashed into a tree

  • Oklahoma City, OK: 3 women steal over $1,000 worth of shoes from Shoe Carnival

  • Longmeadow, MA: Police seeking woman in $1,000 theft from CVS

 

March 14, 2018

  • Chandler, AZ: Son continues father's Baby Formula theft spree after arrest; $48,000 in merchandise

  • 3 arrested in 'elaborate' $16,000 interstate Yeti Cooler theft ring

  • Lufkin, TX: Authorities identify man who stole $3k in 'returned merchandise' scheme at Sam's Club

  • Wilkes-Barre Township, PA: More than $2.6K in panties stolen from Victoria's Secret

March 13, 2018

  • Pembroke Pines, FL: 2 job applicants linked to $1 million theft at marine store

  • Coldwater, MI: Police arrest suspect in $10,000 merchandise theft from Meijer

  • South Windsor, CT: Macy's employee arrested for stealing $3,400 from a Distribution Center

  • Shippensburg, PA: Man's 6th Retail theft arrest leads to felony charge

  • ORC Duo: Woman Stealing Guns From Three Jacksonville Stores Pleads Guilty

  • Whitehall, OH: Police kick off 2018 crime blitzes

  • Bolingbrook, IL: Two Women facing charges of stealing a Swimming Pool from Walmart

 

March 12, 2018

  • Houston, TX: Nearly $600,000 of stolen merchandise seized by Federal Agents

  • Daytona Beach, FL: Identity Theft Ring bust nets 9 arrests; thousands in merchandise seized in 5 month Investigation

  • Bethleham, PA: Wal-Mart employee jailed in near $60K retail theft scheme

  • Folsom, CA: Female Duo Accused of $11,000 Victoria's Secret Bra Heist

  • Beavercreek, OH: Armed Robbers steal 50 phones from Verizon

 

March 9, 2018

  • Worchester, MA: Man held on ID theft charges worked at store tied to $3.6M food stamp fraud

  • Birmingham, AL: US Secret Service Agents arrest Organized Retail Theft gang; over $250,00 from multiple Walmarts

  • Abilene, TX: C-Store Employee arrested for theft of $41,000 in lottery tickets

  • Thibodaux, LA: Man arrested for trading stolen baby formula for drugs

  • Cape Coral, FL: Pawn shop Owners warning of scam that's hurting their bottom line

  • Boardman, OH: Police arrest a woman wanted in 5 retail thefts; Home Depot & Dick's Sporting Goods

  • Thailand: Flight Catering Staff steals 180 Duty-Free items from British Airways Aircraft

  • Tallahassee, FL: Repeat Offender now facing Felony charged for $46 Walmart theft

 

March 8, 2018

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS
    -Upcoming San Diego ORC Alliance Event

  • Bethlehem Township, PA: Woman arrested in connection to Walmart theft ring: $57,000

  • Milwaukee, WI: Serial thief charged in 18 cases in 8 counties; Meijer and Walmart

  • Wichita Falls, TX: Man arrested in connection with $40,000 Tire Theft Ring

  • Rochester, NY: 3 charged after $1,000 theft at Eastview Mall

  • Danville, IL: Burglars cut through a wall to steal $13,000 of booze from Liquor Store

  • Yakima, WA: Shopko Shoplifter charged with $1,600 of stolen merchandise; had multiple outstanding warrants

 

March 7, 2018

  • Brockton, MA: Two men arrested for ORC Ring hitting Lowe's and The Home Depot

  • NYC: Serial shoplifter wanted in connection with Upper East Side high-end handbag theft; nearly $20,000

  • Williamsburg, KY: Man steals 500 Snack Cakes, sells them on social media

  • Update: Bloomingdale, IL: Chicago woman charged with burglarizing Victoria's Secret

  • UK: Tonbridge, England: Suspected Drug Ring discovered during Beales coffee machine theft investigation 

 

March 6, 2018

  • Save the Date: 1st Annual METRORCA Information Sharing & Training Conference - April 17

  • Vail, CO: Vail Police arrest 2 men with $20K in stolen merchandise stashed in a car

  • Gwinnett County, GA: Police searching suspects behind Multi-State ORC ring

  • Little Rock, AR: Thieves run out of Apple Store with more than $22,000 in iPhones, laptops

  • Taft, CA: Man hid inside Kmart to steal $11,321 in Jewelry

  • Panama City, FL: Police looking for suspects after Victoria's Secret theft

  • Wallingford, NH: 2 men Arrested at Walmart attempting to buy Gift Cards with stolen credit cards at Walmart; 13 fraudulent credit cards seized

  • Springfield, MA: Police seeking suspect in Razor Blade theft from CVS

  • UK: York, England: 4 Arrested on Shoplifting charges at York Designer Outlet
     

March 5, 2018

  • Hattiesburg, MS: Jurors find Physician guilty in Pharmacy Multi-Million dollar fraud case

  • Allentown, PA: Warehouse manager stole nearly $190,000 in appliances

  • Elizabethtown, KY: Woman arrested for stealing, selling $74,000 worth of Belk items

  • Farmington, MA: Former Lowe's employee accused of stealing $33,000

  • Cleveland Heights, OH: Three Home Depot cashiers arrested in $13,000 Grand Theft

  • Ventura, CA: Three arrested in $3,000 theft from Pacific View Mall

  • Soldotna, AK: Fred Meyer's LP apprehends a woman with $1,200 of merchandise

  • Coronado, CA: Suspect Arrested with Razors, Shavers, Clothing and 33 Bottles of Alcohol from Rite Aid and Vons

 

March 2, 2018

  • Snellville, GA: Warehouse raid nets $500,000 of stolen property

  • Houston, TX: Man wanted on over 20 Identity Theft charges, $45,000 of merchandise stolen from The Home Depot

  • Alliance, OH: Alliance Police Investigating Career Shoplifters hitting Lowe's, Walmart and Target

  • Dickson, TN: Police seeking Baby formula Theft Ring Suspects

  • Portland, OR: Safeway's ORC Team hires 2 former FBI Agents as private investigators

  • Wheaton, IL: One suspect arrested in $2,300 Victoria's Secret theft in Bloomingdales

  • Omaha, NE: Man Charged With Felony Theft After Failed Attempt To Steal $2,500 Of Merchandise Inside a Fish Tank from Walmart

  • Decatur, AL: Suspect charged in $1,500 theft from Target

  • Pasco County, FL: Restaurant Owner says Sam's Club register scanner didn't work; charged with theft of $860 worth of Bacon

  • Charlotte, NC: Man runs out of Northern Tool & Supply with a 100 pound gas Engine

 

March 1, 2018

  • Montreal: Quebec couple charged with stealing about $2M worth of goods from Best Buy and other retailers

  • Pawn shops bought stolen goods, funded thieves' addictions in Bucks County; $700,000 in seized stolen merchandise

  • Colonial Heights, VA: ORC Crew ran pet supply business by stealing inventory from PetSmart locations; nearly $100,000 of merchandise

  • Knox County, TN: Two men arrested for buying $12,000 and 4 EBT cards

  • Chicago, IL: Northbrook woman pleads guilty to Organized Retail Thefts in Cook, Lake and DuPage 

  • Racine County, WI: Man facing charges for multiple theft in 1 hour at CVS and Walgreens; over $1,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Forsyth, IL: Two people wanted for a $400 Felony Theft from Menards

  • St. George, UT: Pawn shop loses $7,000 in Credit Card Fraud scheme; 2 Indiana men arrested

  • Arlington, TX: Arlington Police attempting to ID suspect in $1,000 the from Ulta in The Arlington Highlands last week

 

February 28, 2018

  • Update from Yesterday's Story
    -Prosecutor links suspects in nearly $1 Million Walmart thefts to crimes in 14 States

  • Kansas City, MO: Smash and grab' thieves steal over 70 cellphones from SETCELL

  • Southlake, TX: Woman hits Sephora, Ulta and Victoria's Secret for over 
    $10,000 in merchandise

  • Vancouver, WA: Maurices' Assistant Manager charged with $5,000 refund theft

  • Peoria, AZ: Distraction Thief fraudulently obtains $5K in reloadable debit cards at Walmart

  • Carrollton, GA: Man & woman arrested for theft of $5,000 of merchandise 
    from Robinson Salvage

  • North Haven, CT: Man arrested for theft of over $800 from Ulta Beauty store

  • Columbus, OH: Two men hit Giant Eagle for $700 of Ohio State merchandise

  • Beaverton, OR: Police investigating Man responsible for $1,300 theft of Art Supplies from Craft Warehouse

  • Waterford, CT: Woman wanted for stealing from Ulta Beauty store

 

February 27, 2018

  • Monona, WI: Police suspect 2 are part of Multi-State Check Fraud Ring; group responsible for nearly $1M theft from Walmart

  • Lufkin, TX: Former CVS Pharmacy Tech accused of stealing pills

  • Las Cruces, NM: Burglars flee with $17,000 in Golf Equipment

  • Show Low, AZ: Police recover $1,000 of merchandise from Ross, Kmart and JC Penney

  • Jackson, TN: Police seek to ID woman in $1,100 Kohl’s thefts

 

February 26, 2018

  • Michigan Regional Organized Crime (MiROC) Association holding ORC Seminar March 8

  • California Highway Patrol Cargo Theft Interdiction Program arrests Organized Theft Crew; $1 Million in merchandise stolen

  • Hamilton men scammed local Sam's Clubs out of $50K of rewards points

  • Anchorage, AK: 17 arrested at Walmart in APD's latest 'retail blitz'

  • Elko, NV: Former Walmart employee charged in $3,700 theft of merchandise

  • Dearborn, MI: Police seek 2 men who stole $4K in video games

  • Logan County, PA: Vape store Burglars steal over $2,000 in merchandise

  • Gastonia, NC: Woman charged with Felony shoplifting after being busted at Kohl's in $400 jewelry theft 

  • Collier County, FL: Ulta Shoplifter charged with Grand Theft; identified by her Ulta Loyalty card

 

February 23, 2018

  • San Francisco, CA: Burglar stole $250,000 in jewelry an 'unnamed' Department Store

  • Wheaton, IL: 4 charged with panty raid at Victoria's Secret store; $2,000 in merchandise

  • Natick, MA: Police looking for 2 women in Professional Booster theft

  • Coal Township, PA: Repeat Offender busted after 7 thefts at Walmart totaling nearly $4,000

  • Wappingers Falls, NY: Man Stole $3K In Merchandise From Hudson Valley Home Depot

  • Gardnerville, NV: Two arrested after crashing Fire Door with a tote of Camera equipment from Walmart

  • Wise County, VA: Man pleads Guilty to multiple shoplifting charges and Recruiting children to steal

 

February 22, 2018

  • Gilbert, AZ: Woman may be responsible for $80K in retail thefts around the Valley

  • Update: Hudson, WI: Walmart scam in WI & MN involved employee impersonation, $8,000 gift card theft 

  • Westfield, NJ: Man Steals 60 Pairs of Pants valued at $5,910

  • Helena, MT: Two men arrested for multiple thefts from Shopko; over $2,000

  • Plainfield, IN: Former Verizon employee arrested for $1,800 theft

  • Rockton, IL: Four men charged with Felony charges for Distraction Theft at T- Mobile

  • Jonesboro, AR: Man arrested for stealing $1,600 worth of cigarettes from Tobacco Superstore

  • Springville, NY: Deputies stop man who stole over $1,000 of electronics from Walmart

 

February 21, 2018

  • Lancaster, PA: 5 women charged with stealing over $2.7K from Kohl's, Bon-Ton

  • Orlando, FL: Mom uses 8 children to help her shoplift

  • Chico, CA: Chico Community Leaders Team Up to Stop Shoplifting

  • State College, PA: Police Say Walmart Employee Stole More Than $1,000 in Merchandise by Under-Ringing Girlfriend

  • Racine, WI: Man facing 35 Misdemeanor charges for theft of Meat & Liquor

February 20, 2018

  • Michigan Regional Organized Crime (MiROC) Association holding ORC Seminar March 8

  • Benton, AR: Police looking for theft suspect who attacked Walmart employee with a baseball bat 

  • San Pablo, CA: Man suspected of Robbing an AutoZone last week, tricked by Police to showing up with the stolen goods

  • St George, UT: 2 men low on cash after losing money in Vegas steal $3,000 in Walmart merchandise

  • Niles, IL: Suspects admits to Police she has done this before; caught with $1000 of merchandise

  • Tarentum, PA: Frazer Police charge 3 in $1,500 theft from Walmart at Pittsburgh Mills

February 19, 2018

  • Ontario, CA: 3 men accused of $200,000 theft from Nordstrom Distribution Center, selling goods online

  • Mt Juliet, TN: $128K stolen from Wilson sporting goods store in complex scheme

  • Lowe's tracks Facebook posts for 14,000 ft of Romex Wire; 2 thieves now in custody

  • Beavercreek, OH: 5 Armed Men hit Verizon store at closing, steal over 50 phones

  • Springfield, IL: T-Mobile thieves hitting stores in Forsyth and Springfield

  • Brooklyn, OH: Home Depot Shoplifter escapes from Police Custody

February 16, 2018

  • Save the Date: 1st Annual METRORCA Information Sharing & Training Conference - April 17

  • Dearborn, MI: Couple steals 126 hats from Lids at Fairlane Town Center; valued at over $3,500

  • Mebane, NC: Mebane Police charged 4 in $1,500 ORC ring theft

  • Pittsburgh, PA: Update: Man sentenced to 11 years for theft of a Sears van with $15,000 of merchandise; Co-Conspirator in unsuccessful Armed Robbery of a Giant Eagle pharmacy delivery van

February 15, 2018

  • Update: Glastonbury, CT: A Hartford teen charged with two types of larceny and the blanket crime of "organized retail theft"

  • Charlotte, NC: $24,000 of Hair extensions stolen from Beauty store

  • Storm Lake, IA: Bomgaars Supply Store employee pleads guilty to $7,000 theft

  • Update: Muncie, IN: Police seek help identifying suspects in video of brazen theft at Victoria's Secret 

  • Mechanicsburg, PA: Woman charged with helping in string of ORC thefts in 2017

  • La Crosse, WI: Target employee steals $3,200 worth of phones in Gift Card Scam

  • Owensboro, KY: OPD searching for person who stole items worth $3,000

  • Los Angeles, CA: Groups of shoplifters target cosmetics, handbags in Plaza de La Canada stores

February 14, 2018

  • Update: Mother, Daughter Stole Nearly $15K Worth of Merchandise From Ventura County Victoria's Secret

  • Butler County, OH: Thieves from local ORC Ring target Liberty Center, hitting Dillard's, Victoria's Secret and Footlocker

  • Grand Rapids, MI: 8 arrested in 'Felony Lane' scheme bust

  • Wallingford, CT: 3 purchased more than $4,000 worth of electronics from Walmart with counterfeit credit cards

  • Nashville, TN: Serial Shoplifter sentenced to 8 years for assaulting Police Officer, Store Clerk in 2016 incident

  • Butler, PA: 3 charged in Shoplifting cases face felony charges

  • Bellefontaine, OH: Walmart Employee admits to stealing for 5 years; busted for total of $83

 

February 13, 2018

  • Save the Date: 1st Annual METRORCA Information Sharing & Training Conference - April 17

  • Federal Grand Jury indicts 10 in Colorado credit card, fuel theft scam

  • Chesterfield, MO: Burglars' steal $20,000 worth of Sunglasses from Solstice Sunglass Outlet

  • San Ramon: Safeway employee alerts Police to $10,000 ORC over-the-counter medication theft 

  • Ventura County, CA: Police Detectives halt alleged "panty bandits" in Thousand Oaks

  • Pacoima, CA: Three men, one armed with a handgun and two with hammers, robbed a Costco Monday morning before fleeing

  • Kittanning, PA: Woman stole more than $2,200 in merchandise from Walmart

  • Dickson, TN: 50 to 60 cans of Baby Formula Stolen from Kroger

 

February 12, 2018

  • Bayonne, NJ: Two men used stolen credit card info in $76K fraud scheme at Stop & Shop; sentenced to 5 years

  • Stuart, FL: Police accuse Miami woman of stealing, using 9 credit cards; hit Best Buy for $3,500

  • South Point, OH: Owner arrested in Thrift Store raid; stolen merchandise and drugs

  • Northbrook, IL: Suspect arrested following $1,400 theft from CVS

  • Chicopee, MA: Two Ludlow women are facing felony shoplifting charges after they allegedly tried to steal more than $1,225 worth of items from the Chicopee Walmart on Friday

  • Nile, IL: Victoria's Secret reports theft of $788 from Golf Mill Mall

  • Pittsburgh, PA: Man who led forged Prescription Ring sentenced to more than 6 years in Federal Prison

  • Seal Beach, CA: Suspects arrested in Sprint Store Armed Robbery; over $130,000 of merchandise stolen

  • Chico, CA: Shoplifters caught on tape at Pep Boys; walked out with $700 in merchandise, staged to steal an additional $700

 

February 9, 2018

  • Maryland man gets 4 yrs for $1.5M losses - stealing over 5,000 credit cards

  • Marlborough, MA: Best Buy Employee busted in $7,000 theft of merchandise

  • South Strabane, PA: An Alert Loss Prevention at Sam's Club prevents $4,000 scam

  • Beavercreek, OH: Toys R Us reports theft of over $1,300 in Grab & Run theft

  • Lexington, KY: Man Arrested In Connection To Lowe's Shoplifting Ring

  • Sweden: New Legislation On Organized Retail Theft

  • Albany, GA: Sprint PCS Employee busted for theft of 9 phones; sold to a kiosk in Albany Mall

  • Lowville, NY: Suspect turns himself in following tool theft from 2 Northern NY Hardware stores

 

February 8, 2018

  • Seattle, WA: Washington State Police searching for thieves in $400,000 diamond heist

  • 2 leaders of $180,000 multi-state credit card fraud scheme get prison time

  • Philadelphia, PA: Timberland Burglarized after Super Bowl win; nearly $6000 in merchandise stolen

  • Chesterfield, VA: Man tried to steal 151 boxes of candy from Walmart

  • Moultrie, GA: Police suspect employee in theft; almost $13,000 in merchandise missing

  • Ocala, FL: Kmart employee suspected of stealing $6,000 from store

  • Broken Arrow, OK: $400 Advanced Auto Theft tied to Pawn Shop

  • Beachwood, OH: Dillard's arrested 2 employees at Beachwood Place; over $4,000 in merchandise stolen

 

February 7, 2018

  • Knox County, TN: The Knox County Sheriff's Office raided a North Knox County home off Emory Road Tuesday morning after a man allegedly accepted EBT cards in exchange for cash or heroin

  • Las Vegas, NV: GNC store robbed twice in one week by the same men

  • East Lampeter Township, PA: Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store Employee facing theft charges; $2,300

  • Murfreesboro, TN: Kroger Employee arrested for $2,000 Gift Card theft

 

February 6, 2018

  • Chandler, AZ: Man connected to 21 thefts at Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart in East Valley

  • Staten Island, NY: Police seek man for questioning after baby formula taken from Target.

  • San Mateo, CA: SMPD Officers arrest 4 suspects in $10,000 Robbery

  • Update: Richland, WA: Former Rite Aid Manager set for trial for setting-up $6,000 Armed Robbery 

  • Katy, TX: Gunman steals $2K in vape merchandise during robbery

  • Park City, UT: Shoplifter hits for over $1,000 of Cosmetics from Boutique

  • Elk Grove, IL: 3 Burlington shoplifters flee after threatening LP with a knife

  • Elk Grove, IL: PetSmart Employee Assaulted, Punched in Face 
    by Shoplifting Suspects

  • Jackson, TN: Man charged in $500 Walmart theft

 

February 5, 2018

  • An 'Iceberg' of Unseen Crimes: Many Cyber Offenses Go Unreported

  • First Reported in the Daily on August 8, 2013
    -Two Men Sentenced To Prison In International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy
    -Last of 22 Defendants Convicted and Sentenced

  • 12 Member Gang Ringleader Gets 9 yrs in Credit Card Fraud - ID Theft Scheme
    -Black Market Stolen Numbers Used in Retail Stores For Smuggling Smokes to NYC

  • New Rochelle, NY: $1 Million in Coins and Jewelry stolen through a hole in the Roof

  • Jersey City, NJ: Man wanted in $80k Newport Mall theft barricades himself inside home

  • Redding, CA: Thieves Shipped Stolen Goods to Chile

  • Harriman, TN: Lowe's Lawn Mower theft suspects arrested after returning to scene of crime

  • Greece, NY: On Jan. 29, multiple suspects stole $929 worth of vacuum cleaners from a store on Bellwood Drive

 

February 2, 2018

  • Stuart, FL: Baby Formula donated after Walmart theft

  • Seattle, WA: Police find suspect's to-do list in serial Rolex smash-and-grab robberies, 'Hit a Ben Bridge'

  • Indianapolis, IN: Suspects smash glass jewelry cases with hammer, steal more than $100K in merchandise

  • UPDATE: Ravenna, OH: $30,400 Giant Eagle employee theft sends woman to jail for 90 days, probation and full restitution

  • Bristol, CT: Man Indicted on Rite Aid $1,000 Theft

  • North Olmstead, OH: C-Store Employee arrested for $1,500 Lottery Ticket Theft

 

February 1, 2018

  • Annapolis, MD: Five Women Charged With Stealing $100K-Plus from Dick's, Victoria's Secret and Pink in Theft Ring

  • Memphis, TN: Owner of a Meat Market charged in $1.2 Million Food Stamp Scam

  • Fremont, CA: Police Recover 2,000 Stolen Laptops in International Theft Ring

  • Update: Horry County, SC: Three suspects facing over 100 charges after breaking into 50 Dollar Generals in a multi-state crime spree 

  • Tucson, AZ: 'Foundrop' assists Ace Hardware recover thousands in stolen merchandise

  • Sonora, CA: Four arrested in another $1,500 baby formula heist

  • UK: England: House of Fraser worker caught with hand in till used dodgy refunds to bankroll cocaine habit; James McCaughey for almost 20 years, stole thousands to pay off drug dealers

 

January 31, 2018

  • Michigan State Police execute search warrant at Detroit store in Organized Retail Crime investigation 

  • Chandler, AZ: Man arrested in 21 thefts of Home Improvement stores in 5 Valley cities

  • Johnstown, NY: Pair tried to steal cartload of power tools

  • Tyler, TX: 60 pairs of underwear stolen from Victoria's Secret in Broadway Square Mall

January 30, 2018

  • Serial burglars suspected of stealing $500,000 worth of cosmetics in California, Las Vegas are arrested

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Metro PCS clerks arrested after allegedly claiming robbery; confess to faking it, taking cash

  • Hewitt, TX: Police seeking women accused in $2,000 Walmart gift card scheme

  • Reynoldsburg, OH: Police searching for Best Buy theft suspects

  • Crestwood, IL: Shoplifter Walks Out Of Menards With Cart Full of Stuff

  • Bridgewater, NJ: Sunglass Hut in Bridgewater Commons reports $1,900 theft

  • Memphis, TN: Serial Target shoplifter accused of attacking employee with hammer

  • UK: Blackburn, England: Carphone Warehouse manager stole hundreds of phones worth $261,000 

 

January 29, 2018

  • (Update) North Londonderry, NH: 
    -How an Human Resources Manager defrauded Lowe's of $130,000

  • Geneseo, NY: I.D. Left at Walmart During $2K Ink Theft Leads to Inmate's Arrest

  • Snohomish County, WA: Jewelry Store Burglars flee from Police; ends in Crash and 30 pieces recovered

  • Hanover, PA: Former employee, wife charged for stealing $5,100 and using Walmart gift cards

  • Flint, MI: Woman attempted to steal $970 in groceries from Meijer in Genoa Twp.

  • Troy, MI: Man accused of stealing more than $400 worth of items from Victoria's Secret 

 

January 26, 2018

  • London’s Female Shoplifting Mafia of Yesteryear
    -Gang 'terrorized' London for over two centuries

  • Roeland Park, KS: Roeland Park Retail Crime Enforcement Unit cracking down on crime, incidents decreased 30 percent

  • St Louis, MO: 6 Thieves pull Smash & Grab at North Face store; $20,000 in merchandise

  • Merced, CA: Suspect steals nearly $7,000 worth of merchandise from Costco

  • Kenosha County, WI: Five arrested following high-speed chase, over $6,000 in stolen merchandise recovered

  • Elk River, MN: Home Depot serial Shoplifter thief may be tied to 9 store thefts

  • Peabody, MA: Police Arrest Man, Woman Twice In Same Day

  • Topeka, KS: Sprint reports Theft of over $3,000 worth of phones

  • Oklahoma City, OK: Group of Suspects stole over $5,000 for Apple Store in Penn Square Mall

 

January 25, 2018

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS
    -Upcoming San Diego ORC Alliance Events

  • North Brunswick, NJ: Two arrested in Credit Card Fraud Ring and Aggravated Identity Theft conspiracy

  • Franklin, TN: Fragrance thieves struck repeatedly at Macy's at CoolSprings Galleria

  • Lexington, KY: Kroger Employee arrested for theft of $14,000 worth of Meat

  • West Whitehead, PA: Police seeking 2 in $900 Macy's Exton Mall theft

  • Bainbridge, GA: 3 Arrested in Ag-Pro (John Deere) Burglary / theft of $85,000

  • Springfield, PA: Man arrested following $1,000 Theft of Baby Formula from Babies R US

 

January 24, 2018

  • San Diego, CA: Private Investigator Analyzes $500K Heist at Hermes de Paris in Fashion Valley

  • Tallahassee, FL: C-Store Employee steals more than $250,000 worth of Lottery tickets

  • Lewisville, NC: Man accused of fraudulently ordering nearly $100,000 worth of cellphones

  • Wareham, MA: Mississippi woman with 9 outstanding warrants arrested at Walmart

  • Fredericksburg, VA: 5 suspects stole $7K worth of electronics from Walmart

  • Menomonee Falls, WI: Two suspects wanted in connection with theft from Woodman's 

  • Anchorage, AK: Airline workers steal 343 Computers, 667 cartons of Cigarettes

  • Paso Robles, CA: Two men steal $3,000 worth of cigarettes from a Chevron

 

January 23, 2018

  • Stratford Man Sentenced - 18 Months in Prison for Role in Large-Scale $3.9M Fencing Operation - Running Boosters in Multiple States & Selling Online

  • Hampstead, MD: Two men arrested for stealing computers from Walmart

  • Boca Raton, FL: Armed Florida man accused of stealing $1,000 in Star Wars PlayStation games

  • Plainfield, IL: Target Shoplifters Fled Police, Caused Crash

  • Closter, NJ: Police seek suspect in $500 Tide theft from Stop & Shop

  • Huntington, WV: Walmart Employee charged with Grand Larceny in $1,400 theft

  • Napa, CA: 4 men arrested after Coach store $1,000 Grab& Run theft

  • Brentwood, CA: Police Nab Pair Who Stole $1,500 in Merchandise from Kohl's

January 22, 2018

  • Santa Cruz, CA: Police say Toys R US robbery was Orchestrated and Sophisticated plan

  • Blue Ash, OH: Pair arrested in area stolen Credit/Gift Card operation, 1 suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

  • Redding, CA: 2 Arrested for ID Theft after Charging $10K in Stolen Credit Cards

  • Forney, TX: Burglar steals thousands in Eyeglass Frames from 20/20 Sight

  • El Cerrito, CA: CVS busts 2 thieves dismantling a Security case containing Electric toothbrushes and razors 

  • Albuquerque, NM: Thieves steal two rare birds from pet store valued at $3,000

  • Sugar Land, TX: Police release video of $72,000 Jewelry Exchange Grab & Run

  • Celina, OH: Police Traffic Stop results in $75,000 recovery of stolen merchandise

  • Oroville, CA: Police Investigating 'high dollar' Walmart shoplift; 3 suspects being sought

  • Madison, WI: Hy-Vee Loss Prevention nabs suspects with 20 cans of stolen Baby Formula

 

January 19, 2018

  • Houston, TX: Thieves smash display cases, make off with $2M in jewelry

  • Jacksonville, FL: Thieves accused of stealing $700 worth of perfume

  • Secaucus, NJ: E-Commerce Employees Arrested In Scam At Jimmy Jazz Warehouse

  • Ludlow, MA: Police arrest three for shoplifting at Big Y; two charged with Shoplifting by Asportation

  • Vallejo, CA: Shoplifter at Kohl's pulls gun on Loss Prevention

  • Marlborough, MA: Two men charged with stealing $600 video game consoles from Target; Police also recover merchandise from The Home Depot and Walmart

January 18, 2018

  • Bakersfield, CA: 6 in custody following $30,000 Robbery at AT&T store

  • Newark, DE: $4,600 in merchandise stolen outside Shoe store

  • Cortland, NY: Women suspected in thefts at Walmarts in Cortland, Norwich

  • Council Bluffs, IA: Shoplifter's attempt to flee authorities at Metro Crossing captured on video

  • Bozeman, MT: Claire's Employee charged with Felony Theft

  • Tahlequah, OK: Man jailed after scamming Walmart out of $2,000 in merchandise

  • Rome, GA: Woman arrested on $791 felony shoplifting charge at Sam's Club

January 17, 2018

  • Fort Myers, FL: Men steal $250,000 in electronics from Verizon store; 
    Arrested after high-speed chase

  • Brooklyn, NY: Ice cream theft spree forces Walgreens to stop selling some brands
    -Bandits steal pints, resell them to bodegas and smaller grocery stores

  • Carlisle, PA: Walmart employee under-rang merchandise for two retail theft suspects

 

January 16, 2018

  • Miramar Beach, FL: Five charged in retail theft ring
    -Police find thousands in stolen merchandise 

  • Lower Saucon, PA: Grocery store employee stole $8,000 over a year-long period

  • Toronto, ON: Seven suspects stole $14K worth of merchandise from downtown department store

  • NAORCA Worldwide and BOLO Board Form Partnership
    Expanding the tools available to fight ORC

 

January 15, 2018

  • Michigan Regional Organized Crime (MiROC) Association holding ORC Seminar March 8

  • Brooklyn, NY: Police search for suspects behind Macy's $2,400 fur coat robbery

  • Watch shoplifter steal jewelry from Century Girl in New Orleans

January 12, 2018

  • Tempe, AZ: French Bulldog puppies from Arizona Mills mall; valued at $30,000

  • Puyallup, WA: $1,200 Lego Heist at Puyallup Walmart

  • Prescott Valley, AZ: Police Arrest 3 on ORC Charges; merchandise from Walmart and two Home Depot stores

  • Racine, WI: 3 Women charged in $1,000 Hobby Lobby Theft

 

January 11, 2018

  • Clarksville, TN: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office discovers Reshipping Scam to move Stolen Merchandise

  • Albany, NY: NY Man facing 79 months in Federal Prison for $500,000 Online Fraud Scheme 

  • San Joaquin County, CA: Criminals using keys to steal electronics from multiple Target stores facing additional charges

  • Charleston man receives probation for selling stolen items on Amazon

  • Charles Town, WV: 3 arrested for shoplifting $1,195 of merchandise from Walmarts in Charles Town and Springs Mills

 

January 10, 2018

  • San Jose, CA: Man Sentenced To Over 3 years for role in Conspiracy To Transport Stolen Wine In Interstate Commerce; restitution ordered for $585,000

  • Palo Alto, CA: $100,000 in Gucci bags stolen by mob of thieves at Nordstrom

  • Martinsburg, WV: Two sentenced in $65,000 Bed Bath & Beyond employee theft

  • Abilene, TX: Walmart worker accused of stealing $5,000 faux On-Line Orders

  • Saratoga Springs, NY: 4 charged in $8,000 Victoria's Secret theft at Wilton Mall

  • Fulton County, NY: 3 Retailers accused of Welfare Fraud

  • Pierre, SD: $1,000 Walmart Shoplifter charged with Grand Theft

 

January 9, 2018

  • Jackson, TN: Second person charged in $17,000 theft from Sears at Old Hickory Mall

  • Rainier, WA: Six arrested in Burglary sting operation; $13,000 of merchandise recovered

  • Staten Island, NY: $6,800 in items stolen from CVS in Mariners Harbor

  • Mountain Terrace, WA: 1 Man Crime Wave, hits Walmart, T-Mobile and Starbucks; 13 prior felonies - 12 On-going investigations

January 8, 2018

  • Detectives recover more than $50,000 in cash and property following multiple Sprint store burglaries

  • West Palm Beach, FL: Bed Bath & Beyond employee accused of stealing more than $10,000

  • Minot, ND: $4,000 Hobby Lobby Shoplifter gets stuck in the Snow

  • Ludlow, MA: Three month investigation ends with 3 Shoplifters arrested at Big Y

  • Waukon, IA: Police Traffic Stop ends with 2 Arrested and over $1,000 of stolen merchandise recovered

  • Decatur, AL: Belk nabs 3 female shoplifters, recovering $1,160 in merchandise

  • Naples, FL: Stein Mart apprehends Purple Haired Shoplifter with $700 of perfume

 

January 5, 2018

  • Tonawanda, NY: Alert Police Officer foils theft of $40K in tools

  • Calexico, CA: $2,000 of stolen Walmart merchandise seized during traffic stop

  • Rome, GA: 2 in custody facing Felony Shoplifting charges for $900 theft from Walmart

  • Palm Desert, CA: Man walks out of Louis Vuitton shop in El Paseo with goods worth $13,000

  • Lakewood, NY: Two arrested for multiple thefts totaling 20 Hoverboards, valued at over $2,400 from Walmart

  • Parkersburg, WV: Police seeking suspect in multiple Walmart jewelry thefts

  • Buckingham, FL: Lee County Deputy makes traffic stop; seizes $29,000 of stolen frozen Pork

 

January 4, 2018

  • Update: Miami, FL: Charged in a heist of 23,000 iPhones, a Miami Uber driver walks free

  • Austin, TX: Suspects In Statewide ATM Theft Ring Caught In Austin; suspects tied to a string of ATM heists centered in Houston area

  • Miami, FL: Electronics Store Burglar flees with $60,000 in merchandise; Apple product, Go-Pros and Smart Watches

  • Fairfield, CT: Two arrested in $1,800 Jewelry theft form Kohl's

  • Great Falls, MT: Walmart employee issues herself fake refund of $1,578

  • Natick, MA: Neiman Marcus apprehends a woman for $1,150 wool wrap, turns out she has 4 outstanding theft warrants

  • Santa Clarita, CA: 4 women arrested following theft of 10 pairs of Ugg boots, valued at nearly $2,000

January 3, 2018

  • Roane County, TN: Multi-county operation leads to more than 30 theft arrests

  • Columbus, NE: Rent -to- Own Store Manager arrested for $250,000 id theft scam

  • San Bernardino County, CA: 2 sought in theft of $75,000 worth of TVs from SoCal Target stores

  • Madison, WI: Serial shoplifter arrested; had 9 outstanding theft warrants

  • Manitowoc, WI: Green Bay women came to Manitowoc to steal to avoid being caught in hometown

  • Update: Sacramento, CA: Invalid debit cards used to steal $350,000 of Apple devices

  • New Iberia, LA: Employee arrested for $15,000 felony theft; loading gift cards

January 2, 2018

  • ​Dec. 27th, Sioux Falls, S.D., Police: 3 arrested with "spider keys" attempting to steal $2,400 of merchandise from 2 stores

  • Braintree, MA: Men who tried to steal laptops at Best Buy connected to 2nd crime

  • Darien, IL: Man steals nearly $1,000 worth of medicine from Walgreens

  • Dec. 3rd - Jewel-Osco, Lake Zurach, IL, Two men charged in $1,197.40 alcohol theft

  • Flash Mob of 17 Hits Nordstrom at Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
    - Dec. 19th at 5:25 p.m. for 12 Canadian Goose coats - $900 ea.

  • San Antonio, TX: SAPD unit that busts people selling stolen goods to become permanent; In 2 years, 100-plus arrests, more than $600k of property recovered or seized

  • Lexington, KY: ORC Get -a way driver charged in multiple theft

  • Columbus, NE: Furniture Store Manager charged with $100,000 theft of merchandise

  • Napa County, CA: Sheriff's Office seizes over $30,000 of stolen electronics, bikes, cameras and home & garden equipment believed to be from Home Depot 

  • Southborough, MA: Police seek suspect in theft of $20,000 worth of comic books

  • Lexington, KY: Kroger employee arrested for theft of $13,000 in Lottery Tickets by refund fraud

  • Polk County, FL: 2 Arrested, 3rd suspect on the run in Beall's/ JC Penney $3,000 thefts

  • Clarkston, WA: Man accused of $3,000 fraudulent return scheme targeting regional Walmart stores

  • West Nyack, NY: Sephora busts shoplifter in Palisades Mall with $2,216 of merchandise

  • Newark, NJ: Woman busted in Shoplifting spree at Marshalls and Shoprite; $1,335

  • Reading, PA: Boscov's Shoplifter threatens LP with a knife; $1,157 in merchandise recovered from career criminal

  • Tallahassee, FL: Three arrested at Kohl's with $1,005 of stolen Nike & Adidas merchandise

  • Detroit, MI: Pawn shop defendants avoid prison in ORC crime scheme; $1,000 in stolen property recovered

  • Monroe, LA: Habitual thief busted at Walmart stealing $500 TV; 17 theft charges in past 10 years

  • Davenport, IA: Trio Arrested in $500 Grab & Run Theft from Farm & Fleet

  • Boston, MA: Best Buy Laptop Thieves Wanted for Another Theft

  • Centralia, WA: Thea M. Smith, 37, of Tacoma, was arrested for alleged felony Organized Retail Theft on Sunday at the Centralia Outlet Mall

  • Loudon County, TN: 9th Judicial Drug Task Force, Loudon County Sheriff's Office, and local Law Enforcement make 11 theft arrests in Holiday Blitz

  • Beachwood, OH: Two teens arrested for $580 theft form Dillard's in Beachwood Place

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