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Shopping Theft

Monday, May 5, 2014
6 Tips to Help Prevent Purse Theft

6 Tips to Help Prevent Purse Theft

Shoppers often think they're being safety conscious with their purses when actually they're leaving the door wide open to theft. Read More

Monday, Apr 28, 2014
How to Protect Your Purse While Shopping

How to Protect Your Purse While Shopping

Here are a few ways to protect your belongings from being lifted by a thief at a store. Read More

Monday, Apr 28, 2014
Theft Ring Targets Distracted Shoppers

Theft Ring Targets Distracted Shoppers

As a shopper turns away from their grocery cart to take something from a shelf, or get a closer look at the produce, they becomes a vulnerable target for criminals - and police say it's happening at grocery stores all around... Read More

Monday, Apr 28, 2014
Suspects in Shopping Cart Wallet Theft Ring

Suspects in Shopping Cart Wallet Theft Ring

The LAPD is asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in a shopping cart wallet theft ring.

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  • Texting and Driving: Why Drivers Get Off Easy in California

    Texting and Driving: Why Drivers Get Off Easy in California

    Next time you're in your car, glance to your left and right -- chances are you'll spot someone texting or checking emails as they're driving, and even though it's illegal, most will get away with it.

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  • 'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'

    'Airbnb Ruined Our Summer Vacation'

    Thousands of travelers are staying in rentals this summer booked on the popular site Airbnb, but the NBC4 I-Team found evidence of problems that some say spoiled their vacations.

  • LA's Parking Ticket Deadbeats Outsmart the Smart Boot

    LA's Parking Ticket Deadbeats Outsmart the Smart Boot

    Cities like Los Angeles are deploying a new weapon to force people to pay parking tickets: a newer, lighter "boot" called the Smart Boot. When an LA Parking Enforcement officer boots a car, the wheels are locked up and owner...

  • Exide Cleanup Under Fire for Leaving Homes Contaminated

    Exide Cleanup Under Fire for Leaving Homes Contaminated

    Lead levels are so high that state officials have told the Mariz family to stay out of their backyard until it's cleaned. But until recently, grandkids played in the contaminated dirt all the time.

  • LA's Parking Ticket Deadbeats Exposed

    LA's Parking Ticket Deadbeats Exposed

    The NBC4 I-Team obtained and analyzed a list of all unpaid tickets in the city of LA. We found there are 123,319 vehicles with five or more unpaid tickets. That's more than $21 million owed to the city by parking ticket deadbeats.

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