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Of the ‘Apple Picking” Weather Season


SS: as we proceed into the holiday seasons i would like to tell everyone to watch your iphones and ipads.. the holiday season is the time when the penguin shoplifting ring knows is the profit time. during the confusion of holidays the ‘apple pickers’ and shoplifters go on “apple picking’ and shoplifting sprees. install ios7 for additional protection and be aware of people who want to steal your stuff.. maybe this year some these guys get busted.

The Umansky Law Firm Speaks About “Apple-Picking” Thefts Making a Statement in Central Florida September 30, 2013 Apple-pickers that are caught have been facing charges such as petty theft, grand theft, and conspiracy to commit grand theft. Sometimes they’re working in pairs, where one individual will do the “picking” while the other holds onto all of the items.

Nick Spinetto hit the orchards today to see how people were enjoying this “apple picking” weather. (WMUR 9 News Screengrab)

The fall apple-picking season is officially underway in Maine, and many people are making their annual stop at orchards. (WMTW 8 News Screengrab)

The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree, but at County Line Orchard you get to pick ‘em before they tumble. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has traveled to Hobart, Ind., this morning to help check out their fall festival festivities. (CBS 2 News Screengrab)



    Of the Downtown Manchester “Apple Picking” Ring


    Pedestrians carrying cell phones are becoming crime victims in downtown Manchester. Michael Rosenfield reports. (WBZ Screengrab)

    A national crime trend called “Apple picking” targets smart phones and it has reached South Florida. Miami Beach Police said the Apple iPhone thefts have spiked crime statistics. (Miami CBS 4 Screengrab)


      Of the Penguin Church Miami Beach “Apple Picking” Ring


      SS: the smartphone theft are picking up again. the thieves are targeting ipads and tablets too because they sell well on ebay and craigslist. i heard a story about an “Apple Picker” when gets a buyer meets at the bank so doesnt get ripped off for his stolen iphone that is how bad it has become. apparently it is the new in thing steal iphones and sell on craigslist .. they are sometimes violent when they steal your iphone so be careful everyone. especially during the coming holidays the penguin church “Apple Picking” and ‘Shoplifting” rings want to take advantage of the holiday seasons to make a profit .

      Cincinnati Police are asking the public to be smart with smartphones. (NBC Cincinnati WLWT News 5 Screengrab)

      A national crime trend called ‘”Apple picking” targets smart phones and it has reached South Florida where Miami Beach Police say thefts are spiking their crime statistics. (CBS Miami News 4 Screengrab)


        Of the New Anti – Penguin Shoplifting Ring Smart Phones



        SS: they are doing something about the penguin church “apple picking” now.. so maybe by next year the penguin church will no longer be motivated to steal peoples iphones..because really stealing peoples iphones and selling on craigslist should not be a viable source of income.

        SS: UPDATE 09-23-13: just in time for holidays .. IOS 7 has been released with a new security feature that now requires a password before the phone can be reset.. this is going to put a big roadblock in the “apple pickers” since the phones cannot be reset and could possibly lead to some busts since some these phones have tracking software enabled. i am upgrading to IOS 7 on my ipad right away and you should too. spread the word upgrade to IOS 7.

        New York Police actively encouraging people to update to iOS 7 for added security September 22, 2013 The New York City Police Department is apparently handing out the above fliers at subway exits encouraging people to upgrade to iOS 7 for its improved security featuring ‘Activation Lock’.

        A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year. (CBSTV Videos)

        CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reports. (CBS 2 News)

        Stolen merchandise is becoming more common on Craigslist. One man found his sister`s belongings on the website and is now trying to do something about it. (Tribune)

        Top prosecutors in SF and NY are set to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative to stop a surge in smartphone thefts. (ABC 7 News)



          Of the “Apple Picking” Penguin Church Craigslist

          SS: i have been talking about the penguin cult church shoplifting ring sells their stolen stuff on craigslist .. the cops busted some loser stealing from his work and selling on craigslist .. that is because thieves are always stealing even from work .  i think a lot of “apple picking” swiping peoples iphones ipads probably happens a lot at places of work  .. a thief is always looking for something to steal to make easy money.

          Thieves busted after office workers spot stolen furniture on craigslist November 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo ( – A West St. Louis County police sting uncovered a major theft ring after some stolen goods ended up on Craigslist. Maryland Heights police say the undercover bust netted a custodian caught stealing from an office where he worked. News 4 has reported about bad guys lurking behind internet postings, some, out to rob you or scam you.  But in this case, police turned the tables on a suspected thief by simply responding to his Craigslist ad.

          Smartphone buyers are being warned to think twice before making a Craigslist purchase following reports of robberies.

          Three men are jailed after police say they stole items from a Moultonborough property and posted them on Craigslist.

            Of the Penguin Church Holiday “Apple Picking” on Steroids

            SS: everyone knows now penguin cult church shoplifting ring has moved up to “apple picking” to pay for holiday fix’s .. everyone  needs be watchful this holiday season with penguin church juicin means “apple picking” on steroids. need be both watchful and careful this holiday season. 11-05-13 update: btw if you didnt know that is britney 2013 halloween costume lol .

            Police warn against “Apple picking” after recent spike in iPhone thefts 11/12/13 Vanderstel warned that if an iPhone is stolen, it should be reported to the carrier immediately. Fortunately for LaPres, the police were already at the party she was attending to check on a noise complaint and were able to track down the suspects. “The boys who did this were caught in an alley two roads over and then one of them, while they were being questioned, dropped a phone out of his pants, and that gave the cops probable cause to then search them,” she said.

            Halifax man charged in major steroid bust Oct. 5, 2012  Greg Doucette, 37, is facing charges of possessing, smuggling, importing and trafficking steroids. He was arrested Aug. 24 in connection with the bust. Albert Price, manager of the agency’s criminal investigations division for the Atlantic region, says the steroids were sent through the mail.

            This book cover image released by Penguin shows “Freud’s Sister,” by Goce Smilevski. (AP Photo/Penguin)

            This book cover image released by The Penguin Press shows “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t,” by Nate Silver. (AP Photo/The Penguin Press)

            The Canada Border Services Agency says it seized more than $250,000 worth of steroids.


              Of the Anti- “Apple Picking” Apps

              SS: here we have android app that is used to track a stolen android phone. these kinds of  tablet and smartphone apps help bust and deter some of the thefts. last week a person was sitting at a coffee shop when three guys ran up and took the ipad right out of someones hands and jumped into a getaway vehicle which led to a high speed chase. i suggest everyone should be careful giving their children smartphones and tablets due to the possible violence that they could attract to them.

              SS: the people who are doing these kinds of thieving are doing it for more than just survival, many of these thieves are doing it for their drug fixes . the mind of a thief will attempt to justify what they are doing in any way they can so they do not have it on their consciousness the wrong they are doing to others. they are hurting other innocent people for their own gain plain and simple. it is time for responsibility .

              NYPD: Staten Island man snatched iPad from rider of S52 city bus Wednesday, October 03, 2012 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A New Brighton man took advantage of Apple-picking season, police allege — by grabbing an iPad out of a woman’s hands on a city bus. Police say Michael Briggs, 26, of the 100 block of Hendricks Avenue, snatched the Apple tablet from the woman as she rode the S52 bus at the corner of Canal and Broad streets at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 26. He then ran off the bus, iPad in hand, police allege. Police caught up with him on Tuesday, charging him with fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny, according to Peter N. Spencer, a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan.

              IPad robbery suspects held after crash Thursday, September 27, 2012  A daylight rip-and-run theft in San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood set off a chain of mayhem and destruction that ended just over a mile away with a traffic collision that injured four people, including an 11-year old boy at a playground, authorities said Thursday. The incident began about 5 p.m. Wednesday when a man grabbed an iPad from a woman’s hands as she sat on a bench in front of the Peet’s Coffee shop at Fillmore and Sacramento streets, police said. As witnesses dialed 911, the thief jumped into a waiting silver Mercedes sport utility vehicle and sped off with two accomplices, police said. With officers in pursuit, the SUV struck a motorcyclist and a TV news van before a brutal crash with a Mazda minivan at Buchanan and Hayes streets, police said.

              Apple crime up 40 percent in New York City September 25, 2012 NEW YORK (WABC) — Apple products are a big hit with thieves, as one out of every seven crimes in New York City involves the theft of an Apple product. And the numbers are going up. The NYPD has a warning for iPhone and iPad users to stay alert, because the Big Apple is having an Apple crime wave.

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              GLENDALE, Ariz. — The surveillance video shows a white, slightly heavy-set young man stand at a large gun display inside Glendale’s sprawling Cabela’s sporting goods store late last month. And according to Glendale police, it is the opening scene of a brazen theft of a high-powered assault rifle. The young man in the video, later identified as 38-year-old Kristopher Michael Lauchner, is then seen putting a Bushmaster 223 Rifle in his shopping cart. Cops say Lauchner then goes to the camping department and grabs a long canvas bag containing a sleeping cot. Store cameras again pick up Lauchner as he walks into a men’s room where police say he slipped the rifle into the canvas bag. Lauchner is then seen at the cash register, paying for the cot and walking out the front door. Heads up store employees soon detected the missing weapon. Police were called. Surveillance tape was reviewed. And soon members of the Glendale Police Department’s Repeat Offender Unit were called in when it was discovered that the man in the video, Kristopher Lauchner, is a convicted felon with a hefty rap sheet including aggravated assault. After being watched by undercover officers for a couple of days, Lauchner was taken into custody on Tuesday outside the same Cabela’s store. He has reportedly confessed to the theft. An interesting footnote to the story: all of the guns at Cabela’s are reportedly equipped with anti-theft, trigger locks.

                Of the Penguin “Apple Picking” Church

                SS: as the holidays are approaching this deserves repeating, be careful this holiday season and watch your ipads, ipods, and iphones. be watchful at the stores but also be watchful in your work places and other public places. this is big item on the penguin cult church shoplifting ring items they like to steal and sell on craigslist.

                CNN anchor robbed on Piedmont Avenue Saturday, May 4, 2013 Good Morning. In retrospect, what happened to me yesterday is insignificant in light of what happened in the Boston. Still, I feel the need to vent. And isn’t that what friends are for? I was robbed. And I am angry.I was walking down a beautiful, leafy Atlanta street, talking on my IPhone. Guess what happened next? Three teenagers ran up behind me. One of them grabbed my IPhone. Stupidly I struggled to hold on-to it. But, he was a big guy. And he pulled out a chunk my hair. I let go. As he ran down the street, laughing, I hurled a few expletives his way. I felt no fear at the time, I was just angry. Now I’m angry, shaken and sad. What a lousy life those kids have ahead of them. Turns out, according to ABC news: “cities across the country are on alert as officials warn of an uptick in stolen Apple products, dubbed “Apple picking.” Thieves steal IPhones, wipe them clean, then sell them for up to one-thousand bucks. So, a warning for you. Do not talk on your IPhone as you walk down the street. Oh, and let go of the stupid device if someone tries to steal it. Hope you join me at 9 and 10 AM ES.

                The new iPhone 5 went flying off shelves Friday including the Apple Store on Boston’s Boylston Street. And with the phones being a hot commodity, public transit system officials are warning consumers about a growing crime being dubbed as Apple Picking (WCVB – Boston)

                iPhone ‘Apple Picking’ Thefts Rising (ABC News)

                An Apple employee counts cash after selling a customer three Apple iPhone 5 phones at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York, September 21, 2012. Apple fans queued around city blocks worldwide on Friday to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 – but grumbles about inaccurate maps tempered the excitement. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)

                Todd Gutner reports from Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro.

                  Of the Penguin Church “Apple Picking” Thieves

                  SS: holiday seasons coming a little time goes by and the penguin shoplifting ring is back at it .. we know why apple products are on the top of the list of things to steal because they can fetch a good price on craigslist .. so everyone really need to watch their ipads, ipods, and iphones this season. places like best buy and walmarts are some favorite places to hit for these kinds of items .. you can see for yourself go to craigslist in your area and type in ipad . you will see all kinds of people selling all kinds of ipads many of them brand new in the box . some of these are stolen .

                  SS: the thieves are not going to miss out on the easy money this season .. they need pay for their stuff like gas and insurance for their cars and things like that… these criminals shoplifting might seem like a minor crime but many times their criminal activity will grow into other things especially when they believe they get away with it.  as can see last friday a walmart anti-theft  officer was gunned down by a fleeing thief so be careful this holiday season.

                  “Apple picking” (the theft of Apple products) is growing crime trend in the U.S.

                  Walmart employees in Margate are mourning the loss of a popular loss prevention officer after he was gunned down by a fleeing thief Friday night.

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