|South American Theft Groups
Book review on a novel about the jewel trade and South American Theft Group involvement.
California Department of Justice Annual Report to the Legislature. Report contains specific information on organized retail theft groups under "Other Organized Crimes."
FBI press release providing in depth information about the South American Theft Groups and links to their respective web pages.
Area of FBI site dedicated to Jewelry and Gem Crime Groups with a focus on the SATG. Provides intra-site links for additional information.
Information regarding criminal links between the Chicago Police Department and the South American Theft Groups, as well as the arrest of many South American Theft Group members in Los Angeles. Reports are found under "Gem Tidbits."
A Colombian man, a known member of the South American Theft Groups, was arrested in September 2005 and faces extradition to France where he is wanted in connection with several robberies.
San Francisco Business Times article on South American Theft Groups, their modus operandi, and an interview with Los Angeles Police Detective Mike Woodings who leads a taskforce and is considered a top authority.
Training course designed to provide detectives with knowledge and skills to conduct successful burglary, theft and RSP investigations. Includes Detective Mike Woodings as trainer for South American Theft Groups.
Press release by the United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, dated January 2005 describing in detail the criminal activities of a jeweler and his direct involvement with the South American Theft Groups.
Article published by the Professional Jeweler Magazine regarding the coordination between police forces in their fight against the South American Theft Groups.