Prop 47's Reduced Criminal Penalties Contributed to More TheftsCalifornia voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported Tuesday.
Crawling Crooks Caught on Camera Robbing Santa Cruz Toy StoreSanta Cruz County sheriff's officials are seeking the public's help in identifying a group of thieves who robbed a toy store.
Teen Girls Arrested In Pepper Spraying, Attempted Robbery At Makeup StoreThree girls allegedly sprayed three people with pepper spray on Tuesday when they were confronted trying to steal makeup from a store in downtown San Francisco.
5 Arrested In Shoplifting Enforcement Operation At Suisun City Wal-MartFive people were arrested at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Suisun City on Friday by plainclothes police officers.
Suspected Shoplifters Arrested After Stabbing At Morgan Hill WalmartAn assistant manager at a Morgan Hill Walmart was stabbed outside the store on Tuesday night after confronting two suspected shoplifters, police said Wednesday.
Girl Accused Of Threatening San Bruno Store Workers With Pepper SprayAn underage girl allegedly threatened employees with pepper spray at a San Bruno department store when the employees confronted her regarding stolen items.
Gilroy Thief Jumps Over Pharmacy Counter, Steals Prescription Cough SyrupThe suspect hopped the counter and took about four bottles of codeine syrup, police said.
Spike In Shoplifting Blamed On California Prop 47's Reduced PenaltiesPublic Policy Institute of California researcher Magnus Lofstrom noted a troubling increase in property crime in California's largest cities in the first half-year after Proposition 47 took effect.
Vallejo Burglary Suspects Caught On Camera Stealing SunglassesPolice are investigating a recent theft and a series of burglaries at Vallejo businesses in which suspects are stealing high-end sunglasses and frames.
Police Seek Suspect Who Shoplifted Purses From Gilroy Outlet StoreGilroy police are asking for the public's help to identify a woman who allegedly shoplifted from a Michael Kors outlet store.
Couple On Eyeglasses Shoplifting Spree Caught On VideoA pair of shoplifters were caught on surveillance video stealing several pairs of high-end eyeglasses from a Fremont optometry store.
2 Women Suspects Flee Toys 'R' Us After Fighting Store Manager, Patrons During Attempted Theft Of Baby FormulaPolice said the women punched and elbowed the store manager when he tried to stop them.