Three teenage women from Chicago were caught trying to haul out over $1,600 of store merchandise without paying, running out of the store while carrying full bags, according to a police report.
The was called about three women who were loading up bags of merchandise at Marshall’s, 101 Orland Park Place, around 5:50 p.m.
Security saw the three women filling up a shopping cart with merchandise, and once the cart was full, they began loading the items into store bags, according to the report. Store security saw a fourth woman in the east parking lot, acting as a look out, police said. After the bags were full, one of the women then walked out of the east store entrance, looked around and went back in, security told police.
About a minute later, the women each grabbed a bag with merchandise, and sprinted out of the store without buying any items, according to the report.
The women didn’t have a ride, since the fourth woman left the scene before they exited the store with the bags, according to the report. The women tried running across the parking lot to 94th Avenue, but officers on the scene caught all three, police said.
The bags contained $1,675.63 worth of merchandise, including coats, shoes and children’s clothing.
Mahogany S. Lofton, 19, of the 7200 block of Ridgeland Avenue, Keina M. Davis, 19, of the 300 block of East 55th Place and Rashidah K. Lewis, 17, of the 6000 block of Harper Avenue, all from Chicago, were each charged with felony retail theft.
Lofton told police she sells store merchandise in her neighborhood, and Lewis said she intended to sell some items and keep others, according to the report.
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