The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
Best Buy Thief From Confrontation is Arrested
Days after the story of two Best Buy employees being fired for scuffling with a suspect received national attention, the accused shoplifter has been caught. According to the Denver Channel the 27-year-old man, who pulled a knife while trying to escape the score during a robbery attempt August 1, was arrested at his home and charged with aggravated robbery and second-degree assault.
FedEx Employees Accused of Stealing Laptops
A pair of FedEx employees are accused of stealing $67,000 worth of laptop computers that were scheduled to be delivered to a Conn's location in the Houston area. According to local news station KTRK, two other FedEx employees noticed the computers were missing, and when they checked surveillance tapes they noticed cameras been turned off during the times the computers disappeared. The two thieves, one a supervisor and the other a freight driver, have both been fired by FedEx, and one allegedly admitted to selling the computers to a third party.
Bose Seeks Stolen Products
Bose Corp. last week filed a lawsuit and sought an emergency impoundment order to stop the illegal trafficking of millions of dollars worth of its its sound systems, which were stolen from its factory in Mexico. According to the Boston Herald, a global reselling ring has been illegally selling the Bose products over the past four years. Police in California this week seized some Bose products from an address tied to the ring's suspected leader.
Two Arrested For Walmart Thefts
A man and woman in Northern New Jersey were arrested and charged with stealing $1,500 in electronics from an area Walmart. According to the Courier News, the two suspects grabbed two iPhones and four Nintendo DS systems and fled by car, after which they were arrested by police. Store employees said the same two suspects had been caught on store cameras stealing cameras a week before. They were charged with shoplifting, possession of an anti-shoplifting device and possession of burglary tools.
Man Robs Closed Circuit City
Just because there's no more Circuit City doesn't mean there are no more Circuit City break-ins. According to local news station WTNH, a man broke into a former CIrcuit City location in Connecticut at 2:15 a.m. Police were called, and the man was arrested and charged with burglary, possession of burglar tools and attempted larceny.