Posted on July 8, 2019

Mob Shoplifting Caught on Camera, Suspects Get Away With $30K+ of Merchandise

Kasey Chronis, WITI-TV, July 4, 2019

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department is working to identify 10 male suspects after they were caught on camera stealing more than $30,000 worth of merchandise from The North Face store at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets.

FOX6 News spoke with Police Chief David Smetana about the incident—which happened Monday evening, July 1. Smetana indicated 10 males walked into the store, nine of them grabbed merchandise, and the suspects were in and out of the store within 30 seconds.

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Investigators are now examining surveillance video from inside and outside of the store—hoping to get better identification on the suspects.

“We’ve seen it before. Not to this level, in my recent history,” Smetana said. “Through the work of our detectives in contacting other agencies and other stores they’ve seen recently, they’ve seen similar attacks go on at these stores.”

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