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Incident Report for Case #2020-395912

Incident Type

Theft

Incident Date

10/24/2020 - 7:47 PM

Address

West Towne Mall (U.S. Cellular)

Details

A U.S. Cellular employee was battered, and a West Towne security guard injured while clinging to a getaway car, as cellphone thieves hit a mall kiosk Saturday night. Three men and a women were involved in the orchestrated crime. The U.S. Cellular employee said the group used a small cutting tool to take four cell phones, worth more than $4.500. He chased after them and was struck in the face by one of the men. The victim went to a hospital where he needed stitches. The security guard tracked the stolen phones to a rented SUV that was parked in the mall lot. It was running, unoccupied, unlocked, with several of the phones inside. While attempting to turn the SUV off, one of the male suspects jumped in the driver's seat, with the female suspect climbing into the passenger seat. The security guard was still partially inside the SUV as the driver accelerated, dragging the security guard a short distance. The SUV slammed into two parked cars, injuring the security guard after his head banged off the windshield. He also went to a hospital. The driver ran off, leaving the female suspect inside the SUV. Antoinette B. Martin, age 21, Chicago, ILL, said she and the driver came to Madison from the Windy City. She was arrested for retail theft and party to the crime of receiving stolen property. Three of the four stolen cell phones were recovered from the SUV, as was the cutting tool. The driver is at large, as are the other two involved men.
 

Released 10/26/2020 at 11:24 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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