Two Men Arrested in Connection with Organized Retail Theft at Apple Stores in Berkeley and Emeryville

Two men, Tyler Anthony Mims, 23, and Undre Deshaun Railey, 28, have been arrested in connection with multiple organized retail theft-related crimes at Apple Stores in Berkeley and Emeryville. District Attorney Pamela Price announced the charges, which include multiple felony counts of commercial burglary, grand theft, and misdemeanor counts of organized retail theft in concert.

The arrests were made following the apprehension of both suspects, and the Organized Retail Crime Alameda (ORCA) Vertical Prosecution Unit swiftly began the justice phase of the process. The defendants, Mims and Railey, were arraigned on the charges on February 14 and are scheduled for preliminary hearings on February 28.

One of the suspects was captured in a viral video stealing multiple cell phones from the Emeryville Apple Store. This incident alone resulted in the loss of 50 Apple iPhones valued at $49,230. Police have reported a total of four grand thefts at the same store since January 19.

The charges against Mims and Railey highlight the seriousness of organized retail theft and its impact on businesses. The prosecution aims to hold the suspects accountable for their alleged crimes and seek appropriate legal consequences.

The investigation and subsequent arrests serve as a reminder of the ongoing efforts to combat organized retail theft in the area. The collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the ORCA Vertical Prosecution Unit demonstrates a commitment to protecting businesses and ensuring public safety.

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Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. 1. Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings: When visiting crowded retail stores, especially high-profile ones like Apple Stores, it’s crucial to stay alert. Pay attention to any suspicious behavior or individuals who seem to be acting strangely. Report any concerns to store staff or security.

    2. Utilize store security measures: Take advantage of the security measures provided by the store, such as bag checks or security tags on products. These measures are in place to deter theft and protect both the store and its customers

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