• Shoplifters have set fire to two Walmarts and a Target in Atlanta to create diversions while they steal

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    "Arson is an extremely violent crime that not only destroys property but also places firefighters, first responders and the general public at great risk," an ATF official said. Matt Gush/Getty Images
    Fires at two Walmarts in December and a Target on Monday are being investigated as arson.
    Officials tell local media the blazes appear to have been used as diversions for shoplifting.
    Similar incidents have occurred around the US, including a Home Depot fire that was detected from space.
    Retail thieves appear to be using ever more brazen methods to steal merchandise. Officials in Atlanta...
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