Tuesday, November 27, 2012

‘Tis the Season to Shop

With special Thanksgiving hours, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, retailers are giving us more than ample opportunities to get out and shop. The multi-day Black Friday shopping event has also given shoplifters extended time to commit their crimes against retailers.

If you conducted an internet search regarding Black Friday, you’ll find numerous examples where people across the country were arrested for things from simple theft to aggravated battery.

Here in Overland Park, the Black Friday event passed without any major problems, except some minor traffic issues. We did make 12 arrests at Oak Park Mall over the weekend as part of our ongoing Anti-Fraud and Theft Initiative. Since it began on October 5th, detectives have arrested a total of 81 people.