• Police: Shoplifting crew stole $300K in merch from Victoria's Secret, other stores

    By: Tyisha Fernandes

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    ATLANTA - Authorities say they’ve busted a major shoplifting operation that may be responsible for stealing more than $300,000 worth of merchandise from metro Atlanta stores.

    According to police, two different crews have been going to stores, mostly Victoria’s Secret, and stuffing trash bags with goods.

    Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes has learned six suspects have been arrested and there’s a warrant out for a seventh.

    "There's actually more than two crews. That's just the two we've been able to identify, and there's still a current investigation going on, identifying more people," Cpl. Brandon Townley said.


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    Investigators said there were more than 30 incidents this year. They believe the crews hit stores in Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Hall County, Fulton County and south Atlanta. 

    Police said the suspects were posting the stolen items on Instagram and that evidence will be used against them in court.

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