Police in Manteca (California) say their new effort to root out so-called organized retail theft crime rings has resulted in an increase in arrests and prosecutions. The department says these crime rings have been inflicting big financial losses to local businesses. An investigator has since been assigned as a pilot program against organized retail theft crimes. As a result, police say arrests and prosecutions of these suspects has increased.
Police say a good example of the effort came on Wednesday when an officer on routine patrol pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The officer noticed some items in the car that led him to suspect the pair inside were involved in the crime ring. As it turns out, police investigators linked the pair to several organized retail crimes in Manteca… CBS13 News