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Limerick Police Arrest 5 At Outlets

Multiple arrests for theft in 2 1/2 hour period

Limerick Township Police arrested five people in two separate incidents at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Sunday, July 22.

According to Limerick police chief William Albany, police first were called to the Gap Outlet store at about 4:30 PM. The caller reported that two females were in the store and that one had stolen items from the store on a prior occasion. 

The store's surveillance system recorded the suspects concealing items in a large bag as they walked through the store.

The two suspects are identified as Diamond Burgan, 22, and Tiaana Everett, 21. Both are from Philadelphia.   

Police believe that a third person called the two women and warned them that police were coming because after they received a cell phone call, the two women were observed emptying the bag on the floor and attempting to leave the store.  

Items in the bag totaled approximately $1,200. The suspects were detained, arrested, and charged with theft and related charges. Both subjects were remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

Police were then called to the Neiman Marcus outlet store around 7:00 p.m. on a report of three young men fighting with loss prevention officers. 

Police reported that the three men were detained when police arrived. Police learned that one of the males, Damon Johnson Jr., 18, had torn a tag from a pair of pants and hidden them in a bag he was handed by Giovanni Augustin, 19.  

A third person with the two suspects, a 17-year-old male, was not identified due to his being a juvenile.

Police report that Johnson tried to leave the store and was detained by the loss prevention officer. 

Augustin and the juvenile allegedly started fighting with the loss prevention officer to free Johnson. A second loss prevention officer also got involved in the scuffle.

All three suspects were charged with conspiracy and related theft charges..  The juvenile was released to his mother and the two adults were remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.  

Mike July 24, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Limerick is quickly becoming ghetto Philly west.
Brian McFadden July 24, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Thank God we didn't build a casino there. Could you imagine the crime. Oh wait. Never mind.
John Q. Public July 24, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Rather than look for employment, education, or start a business, many Philly folk invariably take a different route. Different strokes for different folks.
Randy Connolly July 24, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Awesome the crooks are coming up from philly And getting to know our area....its like a pipeline now...thanks for the unwanted/uneeded shopping area we have more crime. Yay!
Dynamo47 July 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Maybe it's just me but I live in the area and have gone to the outlets once. All the outlets seem to have done is increase traffic and crime in the area. I am sure their is a nice tax benefit to the area but not sure if it's worth the exposure to the criminal element that seems to have migrated from Philadelphia to the area
Greg Miscavage July 25, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Yes it's really a shame that Limerick supervisors sold their souls to get the outlets here, and to not allow a casino! Now we have the criminal element coming here from Philly and New York. Great decision eh?
jackaroe July 25, 2012 at 02:26 PM
what i don't get is why are they driving all the way from philly to steal from the outlets... aren't there outlets closer to home? i don't venture there anyway. not one for the ghettos. its a shame!
Bill N. July 25, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Philly to Reading has been a long-used drug smuggling route but now they have a place to stop off and 'pick up' some nice threads while they're 'working.'
SMYRNA-X July 25, 2012 at 08:02 PM
At what point does limerick pd get officers assn directly to the outlets. All this place does is pull resourses away from the residents and other business. Really a shame. Seriously how much revenue is brought to limerick if there is constant problems.
Deneen Roberts Cirafisi July 28, 2012 at 04:48 PM
The Philadelphia criminal invasion is disgusting. It may possibly cost less money to have security guards at each entrance, swiping people's licenses in order to enter the outlets. If they have a criminal record...put their trashy asses back on the bus to the city of brotherly sludge. It seems our police department is spending entirely too much time dealing with criminals at the outlets and less time canvassing the Limerick area. Maybe we should impose a tax to the residents of Philadelphia to help defray the costs involved with dealing with their resident criminals. It's disgusting how this area is going down the drain because of scum!
Lorraine613 August 01, 2012 at 04:28 AM
To the above comment, I originally come from Roxborough, a suburb of the city of brotherly "love". Yes, it may seem that there is a lot of crime at the outlets coming up from the city (AND places like New York), but do you happen to know the population of Philadelphia? Then you would know that not all people from the city are hardened criminals coming up to the outlets to commit crimes. In fact, I have been reading about house burglaries, car burglaries, heroin and drug dealers, which need the SWAT team to come out and, surprise, they are ALL local men. I can't bike or walk around this area anymore without someone shouting something obscene out their windows. THAT is scum! As for the police spending more time canvassing the Limerick area, they obviously are because they are, for the most part, catching the "LOCAL" criminals responsible for the car and house burglaries and other crimes committed by the local suburbanites! There are trashy people everywhere. Yes, dare I say, even in the Royersford and Limerick area.
Lorraine613 August 02, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Another comment for Deneen - What would swiping someone's license have to do with anything? That is really stupid. Do you think swiping someone's license brings up one's criminal background??
henry eroh August 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
now we should not be racist but who is doing these robberies? they cme here and all just to steal as they are to lazy to work for anything they want plus all they get is a slap on the wrist and a fine which they never pay or are even checked to see that they do- start catching them stealing chop finger's and hands off

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