Shoplifting and theft are common, and retail stores often include a margin of loss to account for thievery. However, business owners also work to discourage theft by prosecuting anyone who is caught stealing from their stores. For example, three women stand accused of grand larceny after police say they took merchandise from a lingerie store.
Theft & Property Crimes Archives
A now 36-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years incarceration for a home invasion in 2007 when he was just 24 years old. The New York robbery resulted in the killing of a 39-year-old Harlem man. Apparently, the now-convicted man -- who was a known drug dealer at the time and linked to a Queen's drug ring -- believed the man had a stash in his apartment. He was not acting alone at the time.
Three men have to answer for their alleged part in what is being called a $2 million crime. The New York residents are facing charges of robbery and kidnapping in connection with cryptocurrency. The accused are all said to be members of a Bronx biker gang and are accused of kidnapping a friend and allegedly stealing nearly $2 million in cryptocurrency from him.
Breaking in is hard to do. That may be the reason why the man who allegedly entered Taylor Swift's Manhattan apartment supposedly took a shower before falling asleep. The New York Police Department responded to the call just after noon on April 20. They arrested a 22-year-old male while conducting the burglary investigation.
A former worker at the United Nations will be spending time behind bars. The man has been sentenced two years after a plea agreement with the court, but will likely be released in six months. The 53-year-old resident pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in the third degree, one count of attempted robbery in the second degree and two counts of grand larceny -- all offenses considered to be nonviolent. The prosecutor was asking for a five-year sentence.
Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a recent Brooklyn double murder. New York police believe the murders are connected to the possible robbery of the dead couple's home. The two had been walking home from work when they were stabbed outside their residence. Witnesses told cops they spotted a man wearing a ski mask fleeing the property.
A woman with more than $1 million in her bank account is in some hot water for allegedly defrauding Medicaid. The 37-year-old Queens, New York mother has been charged with grand larceny, falsifying her business records and welfare fraud in connection with apparently getting more than $70,000 from Medicaid over a three-year period. She allegedly told Medicaid that the money her husband earned in a month -- about $1,750 -- was not enough to make ends meet for four children and two adults. She began receiving public assistance in 2012.
Cops are asking the public to help them identify three suspects in the recent violent robbery of a Bronx apartment. Apparently, all eight people inside the apartment were zip-tied. One male victim suffered facial injuries after allegedly being pistol whipped by one of the suspects during the New York robbery. The trio purportedly made their getaway in a luxury sedan after having stolen $5,500. The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.
An Xbox and a TV may have been the motives behind the murders of four people recently. Two men, both from Schenectady, ages 24 and 38, have been taken into custody and charged with murder, burglary, possession of stolen property and robbery in connection with the brutal killings of a family of four in the area of Troy, New York. Apparently, one of the accused was friends with one of the victims, according to a family member of one of the deceased.
Two doctors are facing charges in connection with operating on more than 60 people at a Upper East Side Manhattan clinic and allegedly disfiguring a patient. The New York plastic surgeons are facing charges of grand larceny and first-degree assault, among others. One of the men lost his plastic surgery license in 2007 for misconduct, including incompetence, gross negligence and being morally unfit.