Limerick Police Investigate High-Dollar Retail Thefts
Several arrests were made last week in thefts at the outlets.
Limerick Township police responded to 141 calls in the week between November 27 and December 4.
Several of those incidents involved thefts at Kohl's and at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. Arrests were made in two of the cases. Arrests and charges noted here do not indicate a conviction.
20 shirts stolen from Calvin Klein
Officer Kevin McGuigan responded to a call from the Calvin Klein store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Nov. 28.
An employee at the store reported that a Hispanic male with salt-and-pepper hair and wearing glasses was seen walking in the womens' clothing section. The employee took care of another customer and then saw the male exiting the store via a side door. Surveillance video showed the male taking a stack of pink womens' V-neck polo shirts and placing them in a bag before leaving. The shirts were worth $790.
The male couldn't be located in the complex.
Theft from multiple stores
Corporal Fitz Duffy responded to a theft-in-progress call from the BCBG Max Azria store on November 28. Employees described two women who were then located in the outlets' food court area.
The two women, identified as Dezaray Dickerson-Goodlett and Keeyona Dashawn Goodlett, both of Pottstown, allegedly had one item from the BCBG Max Azria store visible in plain sight. A BCBG employee identified the women.
Goodlett and Dickerson-Goodlett agreed to cooperate with police and their belongings were searched. Police reportedly found the following in their possession:
- three pairs of shoes from the Bass Outlet
- two dresses, a vest and a purse from BCBG Max Azria
- a child's jacket from Gymboree
- four packs of socks from the Gap Outlet
- two items of clothing and a piece of jewelry from Juicy Couture
Dickerson-Goodlett was found in possession of a pair of shears that was allegedly used to remove security devices from the stolen items.
Both women were charged with theft; Dickerson-Goodlett was also charged with possession of an instrument of crime. Hearings are pending.
Officers investigated a theft from the Solstice store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Nov. 29.
Solstice employees told police they saw a male take a pair of sunglasses from a rack and replce them with a different pair. The stolen sunglasses were a pair of Gucci-brand sunglasses valued at $139. The pair left in their place was a pair of visibly used Foster Grant sunglasses.
Police were unable to locate the suspect in the area of the mall.
Kohl's clothing stolen
A Royersford woman was arrested at Kohl's on Nov. 29 after store employees saw her enter a dressing room with a pair of jeans and allegedly leave the room without the jeans.
The suspect was identified as Madeline Hardina Hughes of the 400 block of Walnut Street, Royersford.
When an employee stopped the woman, they found the jeans allegedly concealed under her clothes. Loss prevention staff also advised police that the same woman had allegedly taken a sweater dress from the store on the previous day.
She was seen again going into the dressing room and leaving without the item; the dress's tags were found in the room.
Police report that Hughes admitted to taking the dress and concealing it in a bag.
Hughes was charged with theft and released on bail pending a hearing.