Four arrested on felony shoplifting charges at Tanger Outlets Rehoboth

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Four Maryland women have been arrested in connection to multiple shoplifting incidents at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach.

On Saturday, troopers were conducting proactive patrols in the Tanger Outlets Midway, Seaside, and Bayside locations during the afternoon hours. Over the past three months, police say numerous outlet stores have experienced shoplifting where three or four female suspects have stolen thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

At approximately 2:40 p.m., a trooper in the eastside parking lot of the Bayside Outlets saw a black Infinity sedan traveling in the parking lot with the rear license plate covered with paper. Troopers stopped the vehicle as it backed into a parking spot, and as troopers were approaching, one of the backseat passengers got out of the car quickly and removed the paper from the license plate. A criminal investigation was launched as a result.

Through the investigation, troopers determined that the four occupants went to the Tanger Outlets with the intent to shoplift. A search revealed that the four women were in possession of shoplifting tools, and numerous empty shopping bags from various stores were found inside the car.

Further investigation linked 26-year-old Antonia Risby to three other shoplifting at the Gap Outlet Store, Victoria’s Secret Outlet Store, and Under Armour Factory Store in the Tanger Outlets. $11,357.01 was the total amount of merchandise stolen during these three incidents. Risby was charged with three counts of shoplifting over $1500, four counts of second degree conspiracy, possession of shoplifting tools, theft – organized retail crime over $1500, and attempted shoplifting under $1500. She is currently being held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $20,000 secured bond.

24-year-old Adaja Cozart was linked to one other shoplifting incident at the Victoria’s Secret Outlet Store. She was held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $12,000 secured bond after being charged with possession of shoplifting tools, two counts of second degree conspiracy, shoplifting over $1500, theft – organized retail theft over $1500, and attempted shoplifting under $1500.

21-year-old Jasmin Burgess was charged with possession of shoplifting tools, second degree conspiracy, attempted theft under $1500, and theft – organized retail crime over $1500. She was held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on an $8,000 secured bond.

25-year-old Cemone Massenberg was charged with second degree conspiracy, possession of shoplifting tools, attempted theft under $1500, and theft – organized retail crime over $15000. She was held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on an $8,000 secured bond.

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