What Was Swiped On Black Friday in Boca Town Center?

What Was Swiped On Black Friday in Boca Town Center?

Something about the holidays inspires shoplifters. Maybe it's those crowded malls, which provide camouflage for organized gangs and run-of-the-mill kleptos. With the economy in the dumps, retail theft is expected to be especially brisk this year. The National Retail Federation says the winter holiday season accounts for nearly a third of the more than $30 billion that the industry loses each year to thieves and scammers.   

The Boca Raton Police Department stepped up surveillance at the Town Center mall on Black Friday; this hyper-vigilance should last through the New Year.

After the jump, some of the items that shoplifters tried to nab on Black Friday:

--A $187 Ed Hardy hoodie embellished with a skull & gun at Nordstrom. Click here to view the police report.

--A $65 Tommy Hilfiger striped shirt at Macy's. Police report here.

--Hair clips worth $5.50 from Claire's (hey, the would-be thief is 12!). Police Report

--Assorted clothing worth $379 (including another piece of Ed Hardy) from Macy's with the help of a horny sales associate who was "trying to hook up" with the thief, a classmate. Police Report

The lesson? For those who covet Ed Hardy shirts, karma's a bitch. Also, that the holidays bring out the best, and worst, in us.

-- Amy Guthrie


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