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Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:40 AM

Thieves target Home Depot in California, making off with hammers, crowbars and other tools

Source: CNN

Up to 10 people entered a Home Depot store in California on Friday night and left with a range of stolen tools, according to police officials.

The incident took place at approximately 8 p.m. local time in Lakewood, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Deputy Miguel Meza told CNN. Lakewood is a city in Los Angeles County

The theft comes as similar tools have been used in a number of smash-and-grab robberies at high-end stores in several major US cities this month.

At least 18 people broke into a Nordstrom department store in Los Angeles Monday night and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise, the city's police chief said. Similar crimes have been reported in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and other cities.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/home-depot-california-robbery/index.html

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Reply Thieves target Home Depot in California, making off with hammers, crowbars and other tools (Original post)
discocrisco01 Nov 27 OP
MichMan Nov 27 #1
twodogsbarking Nov 27 #2
Bev54 Nov 27 #11
durablend Nov 27 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 27 #4
milestogo Nov 27 #5
dalton99a Nov 27 #6
alphafemale Nov 27 #8
Rebl2 Nov 27 #7
TexasBushwhacker Nov 27 #9
TigressDem Nov 27 #13
orangecrush Nov 28 #30
tenderfoot Nov 27 #10
TigressDem Nov 27 #12
tenderfoot Nov 27 #17
orangecrush Nov 28 #31
JohnnyRingo Nov 27 #14
Nac Mac Feegle Nov 27 #20
LogicFirst Nov 27 #15
Iggo Nov 27 #24
LogicFirst Nov 27 #16
Cozmo Nov 27 #18
The Jungle 1 Nov 27 #19
IcyPeas Nov 27 #21
rockfordfile Nov 27 #22
2naSalit Nov 27 #25
rpannier Nov 28 #29
dalton99a Nov 27 #23
Lasher Nov 27 #26
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 27 #27
winstars Nov 29 #32
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 29 #33
tonekat Nov 28 #28
pasha the cat Nov 29 #34

Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:43 AM

1. Maybe they are building houses for the homeless ?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:49 AM

2. FOX?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:51 AM

11. No doubt gaining more tools for more break ins.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:50 AM

3. IDK are we sure

These groups aren't being egged on by a certain "fringe" political group to make the Democrats look bad?

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Response to durablend (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:06 AM

4. I am. NT

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:10 AM

5. ...

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:20 AM

6. Essential tools for their work

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:42 AM

8. When their work is looting and theft

Yes

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:22 AM

7. Seems like I

have heard of these smash and grab rings/gangs for years now. These groups seem to be more brazen and seem to have more people in the group when they rob the stores. Reminds me of flash mobs from a few years ago, but with sinister intentions.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:46 AM

9. This is organized crime

and I want to know who the organizers are.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:59 AM

13. Check tRump's pardon list

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 11:37 PM

30. Yup

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:49 AM

10. Further proof that the right is tougher on crime!

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:57 AM

12. I think the insurrection is still happening. Disguised as "local crime"

There have been convictions of white supremacists that got into BLM protests and did extensive damage, for instance.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/23/texas-boogaloo-boi-minneapolis-police-building-george-floyd


In Minnesota I see a lot more out of state license plates than I ever have before and shootings are on the rise. Who is obsessed with guns? Not your average Minnesotan.

But all the crime is dovetailing into their cry that DEMS are weak on crime and that police are hampered by having to treat people like people and not just kill them in the streets.

I think the anarchist and racist groups are coming together and making trouble in DEM areas so that there is a lack of confidence in DEM leadership AND the ReThugs present themselves as the solution.


LOTS of the pardons TRUMP issued may lead to organized crime whose purpose is to start a second civil war and put tRump back on the throne in the White House.

LOTS of MAIL FRAUD pardons in January - Racketeering - Money Laundering - Drug Dealing - Health Care Fraud - Military Convictions overturned for war criminals, CYBER ESPIONAGE in one case so secret we don't even know what he stole/traded.

GREAT SOURCE for people to keep up the chaos and continue the insurrection.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_granted_executive_clemency_by_Donald_Trump

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Response to TigressDem (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:07 PM

17. Very plausible...

These smash and grabs do reek of psyops.

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Response to TigressDem (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 11:38 PM

31. Agree



This smells.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 11:17 AM

14. They do this while the store is open for business. They aren't breaking in.

Judging by the replies, some seem to think this was a case of where they smashed the window and stole goods in the middle of the night, but that isn't how this new crime works.

They've been doing this around here for a year or so where one or two thieves walk into a Loews or Home Depot and walk out with a couple thousand dollars in big ticket items like A/C units, backpack leaf blowers, and power tools. They hop in the car with no plates and speed away.

They get away with it because they know the store has a no apprehension policy and is too cheap to hire an off duty cop. They're afraid someone might get hurt and sue, or get worker comp. Regardless, the corporation doesn't want cashiers playing Dirty Harry.

The stores have been quiet about this because once people find out they can walk out with anything they want and not be stopped, they will.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 03:18 PM

20. Saw this a couple years ago

Just before Christmas, my son and I were in the local Home Depot, going through the clearance rack at the back of the electrical department. A guy comes up nearby and waits a few minutes. His phone rings, he picks up some high-dollar power tools from his basket, and dashes out the fire escape door. A couple minutes later, an employee comes up and resets the alarm on the door and walks away, like Just Another Thursday. The phone call must have been the signal that the accomplice was next to the door.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 11:56 AM

15. Hammers but no nails? High IQ folks.

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Response to LogicFirst (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 06:17 PM

24. When you sell a hammer, you don't need to provide nails to make the sale.

They didn't steal hammers because they don't have hammers.

They stole hammers to sell hammers.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 11:58 AM

16. Maybe this is what Hawley meant when he said that men should act more manly.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:24 PM

18. Don't condone looting, but can't think of a better store to suffer than the fascists at Home Depot

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Response to Cozmo (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:44 PM

19. Yup.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 03:19 PM

21. new sport.... seems to be catching on

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 04:14 PM

22. 10? Arrest them?

How could the police let this happen?

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 06:47 PM

25. Wonder if some...

Might be cops, like ones in the oafkkkeepers and such. Just wondering but I can't help but wonder. Especially when it comes to the group thefts.



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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 08:51 PM

29. No police there when it happened (probably)

Many stores won't pay for private security.
In some areas, the police won't come unless it's over a certain amount
Stores write it off as a loss. Kind of like when people take stuff from the self-service check out

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 04:19 PM

23. Four Arrests in Beverly Hills May Be Related to Lakewood Home Depot Theft

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/four-arrested-in-relation-to-lakewood-home-depot-theft/2767706/

Four Arrests in Beverly Hills May Be Related to Lakewood Home Depot Theft
Police investigation into the incident is ongoing, as the LAPD searches for suspects and works to confirm whether the four in custody were involved in Friday's Home Depot theft.
By City News Service Published 4 hours ago Updated 44 mins ago

Four individuals, who police believe may be involved in the flash mob theft of at least $400 in merchandise from a Home Depot in the Lakewood Center Mall, were in custody Saturday after being arrested in Beverly Hills.

The police investigation is still ongoing, as police work to confirm whether the four individuals arrested were involved in Friday night's incident.

Police received a call regarding several vehicles driving with no license plates near Beverly Drive and Dayton Way just after 9 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Jeff Newman of the Beverly Hills Police Department told City News Service.

Officers stopped one of the vehicles and took the suspects into custody.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 06:47 PM

26. I saw this article and was going to share it here.

Thanks for beating me to it.

If these are indeed some of the perps, they don't seem too smart. They grab tools at Home Depot and they're still driving around with no license plates an hour later? I have to wonder what they might learn from these individuals.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:14 PM

27. A forged breaching tool designed by professionals for professionals.

Estwing is proud to introduce REXIT, the rapid entry and exit tool...Police, SWAT and firemen (also include folks who B&E for a living) who need an all in one tool for forced entry/exit tool that they can depend on, need to REXIT. $375
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Estwing-36-in-Rexit-Bar-in-Red-REXITR/303397594

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 12:54 AM

32. That's a Halligan bar, used by every single fire department in the county. (world?)

I am unsure why Home Depot sells them. Although its also the store that has machete's and axes in plain view but the spray paint locked up behind a fence!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halligan_bar

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Response to winstars (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 08:59 AM

33. Also why weed is legal in several states but CBP confiscated bongs coming from China.

As I say, "It doesn't have to make sense, it's just a rule."

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 01:19 AM

28. I've watched people walk out with power tools

at the HD in Hamden, CT. I've helped the security get the license plates of thieves. Security there does not confront the thieves as one of them got punched by the perp. I watched a guy flash the peace sign in response to "Sir, may I see your receipt??" before he got in a waiting car.

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Response to discocrisco01 (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 06:05 PM

34. reparations.

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