The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
RadioShack Employee Accused of Punching Customer
A RadioShack clerk in Wisconsin was arrested this week and charged with disorderly conduct and battery after he allegedly punched a customer. According to the AP, the customer was attempting to return an item and got into a dispute with the clerk, who ultimately hit him.
Canadian Theft Ring Caught
Police in Ontario have busted a two-man ring who carried out numerous break-ins that targeted TVs and other electronics products around the province. According to the Mississauga News newspaper, one of the suspects was charged with four counts of break and enter, two counts possession of stolen property, breach of recognizance and five gun-related charges. The other, a juvenile, was charged with three counts of break and enter, two counts of possession of stolen property and breaching a probation order.
Montana Walmart Employee Caught Stealing and Selling
A man who worked at a Walmart store in Great Falls, Mont. allegedly stole items from the store, and then placed the same items for sale on a bulletin board for employees. According to local TV station KXMC, the items included iPods and computers. After store managers became suspicious they reviewed surveillance video and caught the man stealing. He has been charged with felony theft.