SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: American Hustle
Between April 16 and April 18, a thief stole an American flag and flagpole, valued at $50, from the front porch of a house in the 4300 block of Northview Lane.
At 1:10 p.m., two shoplifters attempted to open a display case containing sunglasses inside Tyler’s at Inwood Village, but could not pry it open with an unknown tool. After being confronted by a store employee, the duo fled in a white 2002 Mercedes coupe.
At 7:23 p.m., a thief tried to purchase $7,203 worth of clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other items from Nordstrom at NorthPark Center with a stolen credit card and a forged Texas driver’s license. Angela Lopez, 36, was arrested on a fraud charge and two charges of tampering with government documents.
At 8:45 p.m., a shoplifter stole $319 worth of fragrances from Macy’s at NorthPark Center. Mandel Millender, 49, was arrested on a theft charge.
At about 12:45 p.m., a thief stole a $600 set of car keys and an $80 wallet containing $390 in cash from a black 2012 Ford Focus in the 6500 block of Northport Road.
At 5:10 p.m., two shoplifters stole three pairs of denim shorts, two dresses, and two knit tops from the Express store at NorthPark Center. Latosha Lashon McWilliams, 37, and Shatairra Darlene Guinyard, 28, were each arrested on theft charges.
At 5:53 p.m., a shoplifter stole $156 worth of Ralph Lauren men’s fragrances from Macy’s at NorthPark Center. David Andrew West, 47, was arrested on a theft charge.
At 10:50 a.m., a shoplifter stole a $20 paintbrush from Sherwin-Williams in the Market at Preston Forest. By the time store employees noticed him, he had fled with an accomplice in a white 1999 Plymouth van.
Between noon and 12:30 p.m., a thief stole a $350 wallet, containing $250 in cash along with various cards and a house key, from Whole Foods Market at Preston Forest Shopping Center.
At 2:45 p.m., a shoplifter stole three bracelets and two watches, with a total value of $2,025, from Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center. Krista Gail Walker, 36, was arrested on a theft charge.
At 3:20 p.m., a thief walked into Jenny Craig in the 5300 block of West Lovers Lane and began asking questions of the receptionist. The miscreant later asked to use the restroom, which required walking past several offices with open doors. After the thief left the office, the receptionist noticed that two credit cards and $80 in cash were missing. One of the credit cards already was charged with $2,000 before it was cancelled.
At 4 p.m., a shoplifter grabbed a $150 pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from Macy’s at NorthPark Center, then put them on and left the store without paying. Jose Elias Guzman, 18, was arrested on a theft charge. A juvenile also was arrested.
At 4:35 p.m., a shoplifter stole a $60 pair of Jessica Simpson shoes from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center. Sheryl Demesm Landry, 56, was arrested on a theft charge.
At 12:18 a.m., a burglar tried to break into the National Laser Institute in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway, causing $775 in damage to the two front-facing doors, as well as the alarm sensor.
At about 3 p.m., a burglar broke into a black Mercury at Preston Center and stole a $500 purse containing credit cards and cosmetics, and $100 in cash.
At 8:30 p.m., a shoplifter stole a $160 pair of sunglasses from Macy’s at NorthPark Center. Dustin Aaron Regnold, 21, was arrested on a theft charge.
Between 8:10 and 8:30 a.m., a thief stole a $600 iPhone 5S and a $40 iPhone case from the jacket of a student who fell asleep on a school bus in the parking lot at Hillcrest High School.
At 2 p.m., a thief stole a black 2009 Toyota Tacoma, valued at $20,000, in the 6400 block of Norway Road. A $200 iPhone 4 also was stolen from the truck, in which the driver left the keys inside.
At 2 p.m., a shoplifter stole $377 worth of merchandise from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center. The stolen items included $152 worth of women’s sportswear, a $72 necklace, two women’s scarves valued at $53, and three earrings valued at $40. Hadra Kemal Mohammed, 39, was arrested on a theft charge.
At 5:30 p.m., two shoplifters stole $1,375 worth of merchandise from Macy’s at NorthPark Center. The stolen items included eight purses valued at $639, 12 pairs of underwear valued at $346, nine shirts valued at $254, five items of baby clothing valued at $118, and a $17 phone case. Sofia Miranda, 22, and Teresa Alvarado, 19, were each arrested on theft charges.
At 5:45 p.m., a burglar broke into two cars at NorthPark Center. The thief took a $200 car stereo and a $15 iPhone charger from a beige 2006 GMC pickup, and stole $20 in cash and a $10 car stereo from a silver 2006 Suzuki sedan.
Between 10 p.m. on April 19 and 9 a.m. on April 20, a thief stole a $1,500 tailgate from a blue 2007 Chevrolet pickup in the 4800 block of Amherst Avenue.
Between 8 p.m. on April 19 and 10:45 a.m. on April 20, a burglar broke into a black 2007 Jeep in the 3700 block of Rockdale Drive and stole a $2,000 HP laptop computer, two fleece jackets valued at $200, and 10 wooden boxes
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