Police: Thieves Steal $4,000 of Electronics from Target

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BAINBRIDGE, Ohio – The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics from Target.

On December 19th, three people arrived at the store in Bainbridge driving a silver 4-door sedan. Two of the people inside of the car walked into the Target and made their way to the electronics department, according to the Bainbridge Police Department.

20 minutes later, the driver of the car, who was in a wheelchair, also went inside the store and went to the electronics department.

One of the men who first entered the store then used a screw driver to pry open the iPod Touch display and removed $4,000 worth of electronics, according to police. While prying open the case the person in the wheelchair stood watch.

All three people then left the store separately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bodovetz at Bainbridge Police Department at 440-543-8252.

30 comments

  • Edward Nedwons

    Should not be hard to track the devices, since they have a serial number. So the police need to have Apple track the device when it is activated.
    Sounds like somebody forgot to put on their thinking cap at the police station. Maybe it was the dunce cap they always wear making it hard to put on the thinking cap.

  • Nick Miller

    Would be kind of hard to track the serial number when you don’t actually know what it is… I doubt target keeps a mass inventory of serial numbers. I’m pretty sure they use SKU’s to keep imventory, which are retailer specific & don’t have any connection to the serial number given by apple.

    • Edward Nedwons

      Let me put this together for you, since you seem to need help there officer…

      First you get a list of all the serial numbers that were shipped to the store.
      Then you subtract the ones that were activated before the date of the robbery.
      Then you look for a cluster where they are activated, most likely by a similar IP address, say 3 iPods on that list go online from the same IP/location.

      You are very unaware of all the tracking that is done apparently, but it is done. You may not know because they do not want common people to freak out and think big brother is watching, but we are.

  • Nick Miller

    I’m far from an officer. But these will most likely be sold on ebay for a profit I’m assuming, therefore will all be activated from different locations. & based off the recent credit hack tht target has undergone, I’m really doubting the affectivness of their tracking abilities. lol

    • Edward Nedwons

      Two things, even off of ebay, it it traceable. People tend not to connect the dots, with so much data it is hard to find what is relevant.
      Target’s tracking ability actually had nothing to do with the hack, the hack was in the software of the terminals, I would be more leery of the QA process for their stores systems, and who monitors the traffic from the stores (internet traffic) The devices had to call home, what is home, where is home, who owns home…questions the secret service is trying answer as we type.
      Tracking inventory is very critical to a big box store, because items in the back rooms do not sell, they take up space, and space costs money. Having accurate inventory control systems is critical to any large company.

      • Ryan Miller

        Target knows what the serial numbers are and will report it to Apple. Apple will inactivate those numbers and possible if linked thru the internet like iPads and iPhones turn them into bricks. I don’ know if iPods have that capability though, but iPads and iPhones do.

  • Jujubean

    Poor, uneducated, this is the way they are raised. Not to work hard and earn a wage, but to take because death is not the consequence. Perhaps we can teach by cutting off body parts, allow them to starve.

  • too much crime

    pretending to be handicapped…on top of it…well based upon his build and his race diabetes isn’t too far down the road…so he’ll need that wheelchair when he becomes an amputee

  • John Smith

    And not a peep from the BLACK community as usual ……. BLACKS will NEVER blame other BLACKS for perpetuating the very stereotypes that they accuse whitey of using about them. Some-thang to do with the infamous BLACK code of silence …… so much for forthcoming!

  • John Smith

    “These people” profile themselves then blame whitey for being racist …… how much more do we have to appease, placate and cajole the “anointed minority?”

    • Calvin Sparks

      Whats the difference between stealing 5000 worth of electronics, and stealing 5 million from white collar crimes? White people dont get me started, because you’re people have all ki ds of skeletons in the closet!

    • John Smith

      You sound like the racist NAACP where all crime is committed equally. It’s just that BLACK crime is committed more equally than all others combined. Get your race card ready ……

      • Calvin Sparks

        Is it equal when Catholic Priest violate the but holes of alter boys? Or when lewis and his boys go shoot up a school, or when a white guy walks in Cracker Barrell and murders his whole family. Or wjat about your white women killing their own kids? SAVAGES!

    • John Smith

      Nothing compared to the perverted BLACK subculture with its vile, disgusting, insidious lifestyle like an intrusion of BLACK cockroaches infesting one neighborhood after another …… to da brothas and sistahs and a few nappy-headed hoes: the problem is YOU PEOPLE!

      • Calvin Sparks

        John Smith, you are white trash at its finest! Your people are the ones who shoot up the schools, movie theaters, offices, you name it and I’ll bet one of you cave men already killed people there. Your Women kill their own kids by drownings, setting house fires, or strangulation. Your Catholic Priest are nothing but boy lovers. Your white teenagers are heroin junkies, or Meth abusers. For me being a young “Brotha” from the “Hood” ive actually done pretty good for myself seeing is how I have your people working for me you idiot!

  • doggercise

    people are having to drive further away from their own neighborhoods to find stuff to steal. in their own neighborhoods, most of the good stuff has already been stolen.

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