Cherry Hill New Jersey police are looking for three suspects who allegedly stole expensive jackets from a store in the Cherry Hill Mall.
The theft incident went down around 8:25 p.m. Three female suspects reportedly walked into The North Face Store at the Cherry Hill Mall, looked around for a while, and then took a number of expensive jackets.
The three women allegedly stole at least 12 jackets from the clothing store. According to law enforcement, the stolen clothing is valued at more than $2,000.
The Cherry Hill Police Department was contacted about the theft and immediately sent officers to the scene. However, the suspects were long gone by the time police got to the store.
The police department is still actively investigating the shoplifting incident. Authorities have not yet identified the suspects in the theft. Police recently released surveillance images of the suspects in the hopes that it might spur the investigation. The photos were released to various media outlets and posted on the police department’s Facebook page.
If investigators can eventually identify and apprehend the suspects, the shoplifters would likely face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11(b), shoplifting retail items with a value of $500 or more is a third degree criminal offense. A conviction on third degree shoplifting charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the shoplifting incident should call Cherry Hill NJ police at 856-432-8826.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Trio in Alleged $2,400 Coat Theft at Cherry Hill Mall Sought.”