REHOBOTH BEACH, DE – A crew of women from Maryland came to Delaware this past weekend with the intention of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of goods and products, according to police.
Four women were arrested after being caught at the Tanger Outlets by Delaware State Troopers.
According to the Delaware State Police, on Saturday, troopers were conducting proactive patrols in the Tanger Outlets Midway, Seaside, and Bayside locations during the afternoon hours.
“Over the past three months, numerous outlet stores have experienced shopliftings where three or four female suspects have stolen thousands of dollars worth of merchandise,” the agency said. “At approximately 2:41 p.m., a trooper located in the eastside parking lot of the Bayside Outlets observed a black Infinity sedan traveling in the parking lot with the rear license plate covered with paper. A traffic stop was initiated on the Infinity as it backed into a parking spot.”
As troopers were approaching the vehicle, one of the rear seat passengers quickly exited the car and removed the paper from the license plate, troopers claimed in their report.
” As a result, a criminal investigation ensued. Through the investigation, troopers determined the four occupants had responded to the Tanger Outlets with the intent to shoplift,” the DSP said.
The four occupants were identified as the driver, Antonia Risby, 26, of Baltimore, MD, and passengers, Adaja Cozart, 24, of Middle River, MD, Jasmin Burgess, 21, Gwynn Oak, MD, and Cemone Massenberg, 25, of Baltimore, MD.
“A search incident to arrest was conducted, and the females were found to be in possession of shoplifting tools. In addition, numerous empty shopping bags from various stores were located inside the car. The four females were taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7,” the agency reported in a press release.