The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
Man, Boy Caught Stealing From Circuit City
A 40-year-old North Carolina man and his accomplice- an 11-year-old boy- were caught after robbing a Circuit City last week. According to local news station WRAL, the boy actually took the products, including a camera and laptop computer, and later met back up with the man. Police, acting on a search warrant, then found two dozen stolen items in the man's car.
Closing Circuit City Robbed of TVs
A man in Gaston County, N.C. stole a pair of TVs from an about-to-close Circuit City, and got away after a store employee chased him in his car.
According to the Gaston Gazette newspaper, the suspect removed security sensors from a pair of 22-inch Samsung TVs and made off with them. An employee then followed the man before losing him; he was able to provide police with a license plate number.
Woman Says She Was Offered Gift Cards For Silence About Beating
A Detroit woman has filed a $15 million lawsuit against the city, claiming that police officers beat her and her family, and then offered her gift cards to Walmart and Target in exchange for her silence. According to the Detroit News, the woman claims that police, acting on a tip from neighbors that the woman was selling drugs, raided her home without a warrant and physically assaulted her as well as family members.