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Incident Report for Case #2014-30877

Incident Type

Theft

Incident Date

01/30/2014 - 3:28 PM

Address

West Towne Mall (Victoria's Secret)

Arrested

Anita D. Moore, age 24, Milwaukee
Suspect was arrested for Felony Theft and Obstructing.

Monique J. Hardy, age 22, Milwaukee
Suspect was arrested for Felony Theft.

Details

"Ladies, can I help you with anything?" The Victoria's Secret saleswoman had just watched as three women busily stuffed an equal number of "huge bags" with lingerie Thursday afternoon. Having been confronted, having been caught in the act, the suspects responded with flight. Each grabbed a bag and darted for the door. The employee followed at a safe distance, and as she trailed the shoplifters, she saw a MPD officer inside the mall. He took over the pursuit, and as he did, he alerted other members of the department to the underwear heist. A second officer, in a squad car, saw one of the woman sticking two large bags into a trunk of a rental car. It was parked in the West Towne Mall lot. He approached the driver's window and asked the woman behind the wheel if she had just been in West Towne. "What's West Towne?" she responded. He pointed to the large mall in whose parking lot she was now located. "Oh the mall," she said, perspiration running down her face. She and her passenger acknowledged being in some stores, but denied stealing anything from Victoria's Secret. The driver said she was a sweating because her car was hot. The passenger said she had made some purchases; however, she did not currently have receipts for these items, which she said were in the trunk. The officer asked the driver to press the dashboard button to open it, so he could have a look. As he did, he found there were not just three bags stuffed full of brassieres, and other assorted undergarments, but five. The West Towne saleswoman said the other two bags of stolen merchandise appear to have come from a different Victoria's Secret store, perhaps one in the Milwaukee area, based on the hangers involved. The retail value for all of the shoplifted underwear was placed at $5,914.86. The preliminary investigation indicates the women may have been trying to return some merchandise for cash, and that it was definitely not all for personal use. The third suspect could not be immediately located.  

Released 01/31/2014 at 12:49 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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