Four women allegedly traveled from New York in order to steal more than $29,000 in items from a Virginia mall this past weekend, The Washington Post reported.
The four women — Glenis Brown, Aleisha Greenwood, Latasha Lawson and Stephanie Winter — are part of an “organized crime group that is hitting stores across the country,” claimed Fairfax County police in the Post report.
The four women allegedly stole unspecified items from at least 12 different stores in the Tysons Corner Center mall. The group is now facing 23 felony charges and three misdemeanor charges between them.
Fairfax county’s Christmas Anti-Theft Team, which investigates thefts at area malls during the holiday shopping season, was able to track down more than $315,000 in stolen property last year.
“Last year, a team of 23 officers working in the McLean area arrested 194 people for nearly 500 criminal offenses, primarily in the Tysons Corner area,” police said in a statement. “The amount of stolen property recovered from their operations totaled around $110,000.”
“Our Christmas Anti-Theft Teams are already busy again this year ensuring a safe shopping environment so everyone can have a happy holiday season,” they continued.
[Image: Fairfax County Police Department]