The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
California RadioShack Robbed
A man last week committed the arm robbery of a RadioShack location in Fullerton, Calif. Accordng to the Orange County Local News Network, the man pulled a gun on a clerk and came away with $1,200 in cash. He remains at large.
"Strong Arm" Walmart Robber Caught While Bleaching
A 22-year-old woman in upstate New York was arrested last week and charged with attempting to steal around $100 worth of merchandise from a local Walmart. According to the CBS affiliate in Albany, the woman was caught after her picture, from surveillance footage, was shown in local news media- and when police arrived at her home, she was attempting to die bleach her hair.
Drug Bust in Best Buy Lot
Police, acting on a tip, seized $600,000 worth of cocaine from a car parked at a Best Buy location in the Atlanta area. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police had obtained a search warrant for the owner of a car, but the car was driven to the Best Buy store, where it was abandoned. Drug-sniffing dogs were able to detect the presence of drugs in the car.