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Shoplifting science:,0,6037568,full.story

Clerks try to keep up with crooks

Technology trying to anticipate the next theft tactic

“They are getting way more clever,” she said. So security companies are coming up with the next generation of anti-theft devices.

Click on the above link to view the video clip that accompanied the article.


Organized Retail Crime Meeting – July 21st

July 21st 1pm – 3pm  – Location – DeWitt Town Hall

The Next Loss Prevention Coalition – Organized Retail Crime Working Group Meeting will be held on 7/21/2011 at 1:00-3:00 PM at the DeWitt Town Hall.  Please pass the word on to all area Loss Prevention Officers and/or Store Managers. 

Special Guest Speakers with Q&A: District Attorney’s Office Municipal Court Bureau and White Collar Crime Bureau

Who should attend?  Commercial Business Owners, Law Enforcement Professionals, Loss Prevention Managers, District Managers and Security Professionals with an interest in Retail Crime Prevention.

Current InfraGard Organized Retail Crime SIG  & DeWitt Loss Prevention Coalition Members:

Walmart, K-Mart, JCPenney, Wegmans, Tops, Rite-Aid, Kinney’s, Home Depot, Price Chopper, Carousel Center, Shoppingtown Mall and Great Northern Mall.

For more information email Laurie at


Chandler, AZ PD Arrest Family Retail Theft Ring

Chandler police arrest 3 in retail theft ring
Chandler Police Department 

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 5:24 pm East Valley Tribune

Three relatives were arrested by Chandler police on Thursday in connection with a retail theft ring, ending a three-month investigation into an operation that involved thefts from two Valley grocery stores.  Police arrested brothers Sami Shiha, 32, and Samer Shiha, 23, and their cousin Hane Shiha, 32, on suspicion of stolen property-related offenses and conducting an illegal criminal enterprise, according to information from Chandler police…

Miami Burglary Ring Busted
Authorities say they’ve busted up a massive Miami-based burglary ring that raked in over $6 million in stolen jewelry in the past two years. Eight South Floridians are facing charges in the crime ring, which targeted jewelry stores and pawn shops in six states, including Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Connecticut, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Wednesday.  The burglary crews would cut holes in the roofs of stores, disable alarms and surveillance systems and use torches to access safes, authorities said. Source: NBC 6-15-2011

June 15th Greater DeWitt Retail Theft Coalition/Partners with InfraGard to fight Organized Retail Crime in CNY

InfraGard will be announcing the new Commercial Sector Chiefs from both the Private and Public Sectors focusing on Organized Retail Crime in CNY at the June 15th Meeting! 

From the Public Sector -the Syracuse PD, the Onondaga Crime Analysis Center, Manlius Police Department and Camillus Police Department have joined to support the program.

From the Private Secor – we welcome new members from Walmart’s 12 Regional Stores, Kinney Drugs, RiteAid, Great Northern Mall, Shoppingtown Mall, Wegmans, and Zales to the program this month.

A website has been created and is maintained by the Town of DeWitt Police Department for retail establishments throughout DeWitt and Central NY. 

The GDRTC was formed to assist retail establishments in combating theft on all levels with the following goals:           

  • Prevent and deter retail theft
  • Exchange and share information on retail theft suspects
  • Track and share information on organized theft rings
  • Provide education and training for retail establishments in areas of theft and fraud

The next Loss Prevention Coalition Meeting will be held on 6/15/2011 at 1:00 PM at the Town of DeWitt Town Hall.  Please pass the word on to all area Loss Prevention Officers and/or Store Managers.   Register to attend the meeting by sending an email to Laurie at

For more information about the GDRTC contact: 

Ofc Brenton White,                                                                                                                                             
315-449-3640 x228


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