City partnership meant to combat organized retail crime – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-07-06 19:03:28 –

Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – Serial shoplifters are warned.State and Albuquerque city They are launching a new partnership focused on tackling what they call organized retail crime. The Attorney General of New Mexico states that shoplifting crimes are on the rise, sometimes leading to more serious and violent crimes.

“It’s not about shoplifting, it’s not about teenage misconduct. It’s a very profitable industry and is currently fostering and fueling other criminal activities such as trafficking and gangstering.” , Attorney General Hector Balderas said.

Valderas said the shootings at Wal-Mart in El Paso have increased violence against consumers in New Mexico, endangering the economy and families. The AG says the new partnership is a new way to work with large supercenters like The Home Depot to help catch this type of criminal.

One way partnerships work is for retailers Albuquerque Police Station Live feed access to security cameras and license plate readers. This allows you to let the employer know if the stolen vehicle is in your possession and provide the corresponding police officer with up-to-date information.

“We must stop considering it as a property crime or a violent crime. Many of our property crime criminals have not been arrested and therefore have not become violent criminals. It’s been seen many times in the bargaining industry, where security detains individuals and creates violent quarrels, “said APD Chief Harold Medina.

KRQE News 13 also learned that the courage of violent shoplifting crimes is increasing. APD states that shoplifting activity surged when the pandemic restrictions were lifted. The Attorney General’s office says they will put their best prosecutors in these types of cases.

The AG is calling on lawmakers to pass an organized retail criminal law that strengthens criminal penalties for consecutive shoplifters.

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