Shoplifting Ring From NJ, PA Used Stroller in $50K Thefts, Police Say
Police in Berks County, PA, may have broken up part of a retail theft ring targeting Ulta stores in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Elkin Rivas Gallego and Angy Ramirez Linares were arrested Thursday in the parking lot of an Ulta store in Spring Township, Pennsylvania after were found with nearly $5,000 worth of items hidden in a baby stroller, according to Spring Township police.
WFMZ-TV reported that Gallego and Linares are from Newark.
Police told 6 ABC Action News that the couple stole $50,000 worth of merchandise from 10 Ultra stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Spring Township police believe they part are part of a larger ring across the Northeast.
Clark police arrested Alliyah Hines Feb. 7 in connection with two shoplifting cases on Dec. 24 and Jan. 19. She admitted to two others totaling $4,000. The name of the individual arrested in Clark was not disclosed.
Police in Clark said they are investigating a total of 10 shoplifting incidents that started in November adding up to $20,000 worth of stolen merchandise.
Clark police on Monday morning did not respond to our request for more information.