Three women arrested after van full of stolen merchandise is
found in Madison, Wisconsin.
Three women arrested last Saturday for alleged shoplifting
were involved in a "professional level retail theft
operation," Madison police said. The three were arrested on
the city's west side after police got a report from an
employee at The Buckle at West Towne Mall. The employee was
almost hit by the suspects' van after he followed them out
of the mall. Not only was there a large quantity of
merchandise in the van with tags still attached and with no
receipts, there were also more than 300 empty shopping bags
in unused condition. Bags found in the van were from
Aeropostale, Toys R Us, Express, The Children's Place,
Walgreens, and Bed, Bath and Beyond. (Source
Des Moines, Federal Way men arrested in alleged Centralia
A 20-year-old and a 19-year old from Federal Way and a
16-year-old from Des Moines were arrested Friday for
allegedly operating a shoplifting ring in Centralia.
According to the Centralia Police Department, the three men
were arrested near the Centralia outlet mall while running
from a store after being confronted by employees. An
investigation revealed the three men had shoplifted from
numerous stores, and officers recovered more than $1,200 in
stolen property, according to Centralia Police.
Shoplifting crews busted in Orland Park investigation
Twenty-two people were arrested earlier this month in Orland
Park, ILL., after police targeted crews of shoplifters.
Orland Park police worked in conjunction with the Cook
County state’s attorney’s regional organized crime units as
well as 12 different police agencies in the state. About
$18,970 worth of stolen property was recovered in the
operation, which was conducted Nov. 8 and 9.
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