The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
Overseer Accused of Stealing From Circuit City
He may be the last man ever to steal from Circuit City. Police say a contractor hired to oversee the liquidation of a CIrcuit City in suburban Philadelphia stole $8,000 in equipment from the store. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer the man, who is based in Florida, was caught when a manager noticed five laptops missing; they were later found in the man's car.
Sears Robbed in Michigan
Several items, including multiple DVD players and TVs, were stolen from a Sears electronics department in Livingston County, Mich. According to Livingston Daily Web site, thieves broke into the store after first breaking into a vacant storefront located next door, which formerly was the location of a religious bookstore. Police are offering a reward for information leading to the suspects' arrest.
Airline Sued Over Lost Xbox
A Yale University student has filed a $1 million lawsuit against US Airways, claiming the airline stole his Xbox 360 console out of his luggage. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the plaintiff picked up his luggage to find that the console, which was tricked out with components that brought its value to over $1,000, was the only thing missing. He also accused the airline of giving him "an unconscionable 'run-around'" after he reported the incident.