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Retailers face new threat: Organized crime

Retailers face new threat: Organized crime

They looked like any other shoppers browsing iPads and Apple Watches at the Apple Store in Towson.

But a security guard saw something amiss in the behavior of the four men in the store at Towson Town Center. Two of them — one wearing a blue jogging outfit, the other dressed in black pants and shirt — were acting as lookouts, blocking the views of sales associates. The other two were scooping up display items and slipping them into their vests. Then they all headed for the exit.

They didn’t get far. They were stopped by security guards, and police arrested three. The men, all from the Eastern European nation of Georgia, had driven down from New York in a minivan, police and...