June 17, 2009

Police: Gang of thieves dropped biz card

U.S. prosecutors said a group of New York thieves who allegedly carried out crimes in multiple states left a business card behind at one of their crime scenes.

Prosecutors said nine men from New York's Staten Island and Brooklyn boroughs were charged with burglarizing chain stores under the cover of night in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

The prosecutors said a business card abandoned in a vehicle at one of the burglaries identified one of the alleged thieves as Anthony Kalika, 19, and listed his skills at electrical wiring, plumbing and other trades.

The men were also accused of disguising themselves as police and committing several gunpoint robberies.

The nine men were charged with crimes including burglary, extortion, credit card theft, marijuana trafficking and

identity theft.