The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
New Jersey Theft Ring Caught
A video store owner in New Jersey has been arrested and charged with running a large fencing ring that specialized in electronics. According to the Madison Patch, the 64-year-old man sold stolen goods at his store. He was charged, the paper said, with "two counts of receiving stolen property, seven counts of conspiracy to commit fencing, six counts of attempt to commit theft, five counts of attempt to commit to receiving stolen property, one count of conspiracy to commit theft and one count of conspiracy to receive stolen property."
Best Buy Stockboy Pleads Guilty
A former stockboy at a Best Buy in the Buffalo area plead guilty last week to stealing $35,000 in merchandise. According to the Buffalo News, the 20-year-old man surrendered an $18,000 check and signed a confession of judgment for the remaining amount. He is unlikely to face jail.
Philadelphia Apple Store Robberies May Be Linked
Police in suburban are looking into whether a recent burglary of an Apple Store may be connected to one last fall in Southern New Jersey. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, thieves stole $22,000 worth of computers and other products after breaking into the Admore, Pa., store July 14. A similar robbery took place last September in Marlton, N.J., in which 23 computers, 14 iPhones and nine iPods.