Melbourne Police Arrest Suspects In POLO Clothing Thefts
By Space Coast Daily // October 18, 2013
SOCIAL MEDIA, WEB SITES FUEL CRIMELINE TIPS
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Two female suspects believed to be involved in the thefts of thousands of dollars worth of clothing from a local department store have been arrested, according to the Melbourne Police Department.
The Melbourne Police Department released photos of two females on August 20 who were suspected of loading POLO brand clothes into shopping bags at the Macy’s department store, located at the Melbourne Square Mall, and then walking out without paying.
Melbourne Police urged the public to contact Central Florida Crimeline with any information that would help identify the two suspects.
TWO SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED, TWO SUSPECTS AT LARGE
Crimeline tips started to roll in and investigators were able to identify the two suspects as 35-year-old Cynthia Harriell and a 15-year-old female, both of Fort Pierce. Warrants for their arrest were issued and Harriell was taken into custody on September 27 by the St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. The 15-year-old was taken into custody yesterday at her high school, also by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.
“There are still two suspects at large, a male and a female,” said Melbourne Police Detective Jay Hazelett.
“We know who they are, we are just waiting on confirming their ID. This group is also believed to be responsible for similar thefts in St. Lucie and Indian River counties.”
Anyone with information on the identity of the two remaining suspects is asked to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to Crimeline are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.
ORIGINAL POST: SEPT. 3, 2013
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department has discovered two more people believed to be involved in the thefts of thousands of dollars worth of clothing and detectives are now seeking the public’s assistance in helping identify them.
On August 20, the Melbourne Police Department released photos of two females who were suspected of loading POLO brand clothes into shopping bags at a Macy’s department store and then walking out without paying.
During the course of their investigation, detectives discovered two more suspects in this retail theft team. This theft team may be responsible for stealing over $10,000 worth of merchandise.
The first suspect is described as a black female, between 5-4″ to 5-6” and weighs approximately 200 pounds. The second suspect is described as a black male 5-7” to 5-9” and approximately 160 pounds. Both individuals are believed to be in their teens to early 20s.
Anyone with information on the identity of these people is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to Crimeline are anonymous and information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.