Gold bracelets and designer watches lay amid shards of crushed glass after culprits drove through an entrance at Market Mall, broke into a jewelry store and made off with a significant amount of product early Monday.
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In Canada its SUVs at night, in the UK motorbikes in the day – vehicle based jewelry store robberiesFriday, November 9th, 2012
U.S. retail inventory shrinkage fell last year to 1.42 percent, the lowest recorded level in 20 years, but 2011’s $35.28 billion in lost profits is at a record high because of moderate growth in U.S. retail sales, according to a wide-ranging national survey examining loss prevention.
Police are searching for a man who kidnapped two dairy owners at gunpoint in Tokoroa on Saturday night.
A gun-wielding man approached the woman as she waited in the couple’s silver Toyota saloon car while her partner locked up the store.
He forced the woman back to the shop where he stole money and then forced the couple to drive him around Tokoroa in their car.
Card fraud linked to pay-at-the-pump gas terminals is growing, and that trend will continue until more fraudster convictions are publicized, some security experts say. While they’re pleased that another skimming fraudster was sentenced last week, they say the courts need to do a better job of considering the long-term impact of skimming when setting sentences.
Meanwhile, in an effort to help prevent fraud, one trade association is testing a system designed to help alert convenience stores and others about potential skimming threats.
Shoplifting has spiked in Christchurch, with many of the offenders single mothers stealing the “necessities of life”.
A brazen fraudster told various chain stores she was from Wellington City Council and other organisations as part of a ruse to steal thousands of dollars worth of electronic goods and alcohol.
Police say Hineawa Noanoa, 36, stole computers, phones, televisions, and booze from shops across the Hutt Valley. She has pleaded guilty to more than 20 charges including shoplifting, theft and obtaining by deception.
Three suspected members of al-Qaeda arrested in Spain were planning to launch an attack from the air on a shopping mall in the British territory of Gibraltar during the Olympics, reports say.
A service station attendant was “mown down” and thrown across the forecourt after trying to stop a petrol thief yesterday.
The whole incident at the Gull service station in Albany was recorded by security cameras and the film is said to show clearly how the attendant was hit, thrown onto the bonnet and then driven about 12m before he was thrown off over the top of the car.
Canadian searchers have recovered two bodies after partially dismantling a collapsed Ontario shopping mall, and say they don’t believe other victims are inside.
The investigation into a deadly shooting rampage that set off a mass panic at the Toronto Eaton Centre focused Sunday on the shooter behind the brazen attack, as police and local authorities reassured the public that Toronto remains a safe city.
Police confirmed Saturday’s shooting at one of Canada’s busiest shopping malls — which killed one and injured seven others — was a targeted act.