The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
Best Buy Customer “Outed”
A Best Buy customer who took his BlackBerry to the store to be fixed was the victim of a “prank” in which an employee posted on the man’s Facebook account that he was gay. According to 7 News Denver, Best Buy has fired the employee responsible and the customer is considering suing.
Two Arrested in Florida Best Buy Robbery
Two men were arrested for attempting to rob a Best Buy in Hialeah, Fla., in early April. According to the local CBS affiliate, the two 17-year-olds were both arrested when people nearby heard a bang. They were chased on foot but apprehended.
Texas Woman Has Stolen 100 iPads
A woman in the Dallas area has stolen more than 100 iPads from 28 Walmart and 8 Target stores, ABC News reported, citing its Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate. Every time, the woman claims that she left her wallet in the car, leaves with the items and never returns.
Target Thief Give Items Back
A man who stole thousands of dollars in electronics from an Indiana Target appears to have returned the items. According to RTV Channel 6 in Indianapolis, the man entered the store, hid out until closing, and then grabbed the items. A few hours later, a cart appeared with the stolen items.
Fork Stabbing at Walmart
A woman was arrested for stabbing a man in the neck with a fork at a Walmart in South Carolina. According to Midlands Connect, the couple had been arguing prior to the assault, which took place at 11 a.m. on a Friday.
Three Arrested in Walmart Thefts
A trio of thieves have been arrested for multiple thefts of electronics worth $5,000 from the same Walmart in Florida. According to the Orlando Fox affiliate, the three carried out the thefts when one of them obtained the key to a locked electronics display case after an employee dropped it.