October 18, 2012

A public high school principal has been accused of stealing light bulbs, drywall screws and mold spray from a Brooklyn Home Depot.

According to a report from WABC-TV, Santiago Mayol, the principal at the High School for Language and Diplomacy in Manhattan, was arrested earlier this month for shoplifting. Mayol reportedly makes $140,000 a year.

October 2, 2012

A former New Jersey police officer accused of stealing approximately $500 of laminate flooring from Home Depot has been sentenced to one year of probation, according to an article in the New Jersey Herald. 

June 18, 2012

An off-duty police officer in central New Jersey was convicted of shoplifting in a jury trial on June 14, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office. 

Darnell Esdaile, 46, a Freehold Borough police office, was arrested at Home Depot in Freehold Township on Nov. 11, 2010. He was detained by loss prevention officers after exiting the store with laminate flooring he had not paid for. The merchandise was valued at approximately $500.

April 12, 2012

A suspected bank robber in Santa Fe, N.M. was arrested this week after a Lowe’s employee uncovered more than $48,000 in stolen cash from a store trash can, according to an article in the Albuquerque Journal. 

Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, age 23, was arrested on April 10 and charges with an April 2 robbery at U.S. Bank. The suspect, who was wearing a green hooded jacket and a ski mask, allegedly entered the building and, at gunpoint, demanded money from a teller. Sanchez-Ramos fled with a box of cash stuffed with $52,650, according an FBI affidavit filed in court.

April 6, 2012

An organized retail theft ring that targeted 70 Home Depot stores in six states has been taken down by multi-agency task force after the arrest of three men in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Two other suspects are still be sought. 

October 6, 2011

An Albuquerque man arrested for allegedly stealing from Home Depot and Lowe’s on multiple occasions was using homeless people to return the merchandise for refunds, according to a news report on KRQE.

Rodney Segura was apprehended inside a Lowe’s store on Sept. 28 by detectives who had been following the suspect, according to the report. Lowe’s loss prevention officers said they also had Segura under surveillance.

September 30, 2011

A Home Depot sales associate in Deerfield Beach, Fla. helped end an organized crime operation that defrauded the retailer of more than $97,000 in merchandise, according to an article in the Sun Sentinel.

August 12, 2011

A man allegedly caught stealing from Lowe’s 30 minutes after being cited for shoplifting in Kmart was arrested by officers of a special task force in Reno, Nev.

August 5, 2011

Copper shoplifting is on the rise at home improvement stores across the country, but in the Fort Meyers, Fla., area, thieves may have come up with a novel way to steal the valuable metal. According to a story in the Fort Myers News Press, two men have been arrested for repeatedly shoplifting items from a Lowe’s store in Cape Coral, Fla., returning the items for store credit and then purchasing copper tubing, which they would sell to a recycling yard.

June 29, 2011

A man in Hamilton, Ontario pled guilty on June 28 for breaking and entering a Canadian Tire store last May and stealing lawnmowers and barbecues, according to local news reports.

Richard Jessop, age 27, was arrested along with two other accomplices when police pulled over their U-Haul truck for a routine traffic stop. Officers looked in the back of the vehicle and saw the stolen merchandise, along with bolt cutters and a pair of gloves. 

May 31, 2011

Suspects are being sought by federal authorities for allegedly stealing $130,000 worth of merchandise from Lowe’s by smuggling it out in toilet and sink boxes, according to an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. 

April 15, 2011

Three Russian nationals suspected in a series of burglaries at Home Depot were arrested by the California Highway Patrol on April 13, according to an article in the Chico Enterprise Record.

January 14, 2011

Three men who attempted to steal power tool batteries and other merchandise from a Florida Home Depot were arrested after two of them -- dressed as women -- used pepper spray on security personnel, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel.

December 15, 2010

A K-9 officer in pursuit of two suspected shoplifters was able to recover tools stolen from a Lowe’s store in Burlington, N.C., according to a report by the Burlington Police Department.

On Dec. 12 at 4 p.m., a Sears loss prevention officer notified police of a larceny in progress and provided a description of both the suspect and the getaway vehicle, a white Chevrolet Lumina. When police arrived on the scene, they observed the vehicle nearly strike a pedestrian before it left the Sears parking lot and crashed into a tree.

December 2, 2010

A Central Florida woman was arrested for shoplifting at a Home Depot store on Nov....

November 7, 2010

A witness in the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested for...

October 31, 2010

Beware the employee impersonator....

October 19, 2010

A shoplifting suspect who may have impersonated a Lowe’s employee was arrested on Oct. 13...

October 17, 2010

A Lowe’s employee accused of writing threatening letters to Robert Niblock, the CEO of Lowe’s,...

October 6, 2010

An escapee from a Pennsylvania prison was caught Oct. 5 after a group of Lowe’s...

October 3, 2010

A routine highway stop over an expired license plate resulted in the arrest of an...

September 10, 2010

A routine highway stop over an expired license plate resulted in the arrest of an Arizona man and the recovery of several hundred circuit breakers stolen from Home Depots in five states, according to a report on WISH-TV, an Indianapolis station.

September 9, 2010

A routine highway stop over an expired license plate resulted in the arrest of an...

December 26, 2007

The former owner of a South Boston hardware store has been accused of billing his...