Per MCPD: Six suspects involved in a string of retail store pack thefts have been arrested. The six suspects; two adults and four juveniles, all from Washington, D.C., are accused of entering retail stores in groups and stealing large amounts of items from eleven Montgomery County stores between April 28 to June 15, 2023.
They are also suspected of pack thefts in D.C., and Anne Arundel County. During each of the thefts, the suspects used vehicles that were stolen or carjacked from D.C. The first of the two adults, 28-year-old Shaquille Pittman, is being held without bond. He is accused of stealing from Target on Western Ave (4/29/23), Ulta in the Congressional Shopping Center (5/8/23) and (6/15/23), Sephora in Pike and Rose (5/31/23), and The Nike Store on Arlington Road (6/8/23).
The second adult, 21-year-old Regina Christmas is Pittman’s sister. She is accused of hitting the same stores and dates as her brother, as well as Sephora on Western Avenue (6/1/23). The juvenile suspects range in age between 13 and 17-years-old. Pittman and the 13-year-old suspect were arrested on Thursday, June 15 after stealing from the Ulta in Rockville. Two 16-year-olds were arrested on Wednesday, July 5 & 12, and a 17-year-old was arrested on Friday, June 28. Christmas was arrested on Friday, June 21 and released in D.C.
Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes, Robbery detectives received several tips following the distribution of a news release and through the course of the investigation, were able to identify some of the suspects. One of the juvenile suspects is also connected to multiple armed robberies and carjackings. The losses for all the stores in Montgomery County combined is approximately $49,000.00.
List of stores and dates hit:
4/28 Sephora (7 suspects) Western Ave
4/29 Target (7 suspects) Wisconsin Ave
5/5 Target (3 suspects) Wisconsin Ave
5/5 Sephora (3 suspects) Western Ave
5/8 Ulta (8 suspects) Congressional Shopping Center
5/9 Target (3 suspects) Wisconsin Ave
5/31 Sephora (4 suspects) Pike and Rose
6/1 Sephora (4 suspects) Western Ave
6/1 Nike (4 suspects) Arlington Rd
6/8 Nike (3 suspects) Arlington Rd
6/15 Ulta (4 suspects) Congressional Shopping Center
Ulta’s losses in Montgomery County and other jurisdictions totals $78,000. The suspects are accused of hitting over 80 stores combined in Washington, DC, including CVS, with an estimated loss of over $22,000 and Macy’s at $24,000. This is an active and ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding these suspects is asked to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-455-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Callers can remain anonymous. Featured images courtesy of Google Maps.
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