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Three Men Arrested for Retail Theft at Nine Different Rehoboth Locations

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Rehoboth Beach, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested three men in connection with an organized retail theft operation Saturday.

Police said it happened around 8:40 p.m. after officers were called to the Marshalls store at 4575 Coastal Highway for a report of shoplifting. Once police arrived, three suspects were observed running from the store with a loss prevention employee chasing them. Police said they were able to detain all three suspects then without further incident.

After further investigation, DSP said the three were removing security devices from clothing in the store and then hiding them in a backpack in which they also removed from the store's sale rack. When the loss prevention employee confronted the suspects and identified himself, they dropped the products and ran away.

The three men were identified as Carlos A. Laguna, 39, Nestor R. Rozo, 35 and Neyger B. Rodriguez,35, all from Astoria, New York.

Police said the suspects were searched and troopers found devices commonly used to defeat and remove security devices. A vehicle the three were using was located in the parking lot and upon looking inside, police said they saw what appeared to be several shopping bags with clothing in the,/ Police towed the car to Troop 7 where a search warrant was obtained. In the car, officers said they found 119 articles of merchandise totaling more than $3,300 from nine different stores in the Rehoboth Beach area (Marshalls, Target, TJ Max, Reebox Outlet, Tommy HIlfiger Outlet, Banana Republic Outlet, Guess Outlet, American Eagle Outlet and the Ralph Lauren Outlet).

The three men were charged with Possession of Shoplifting Tools, Organized Retail Theft, and Conspiracy 2nd, all felonies.  They were arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,000.00 secured bond.  No photos are available at this time.

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