Three convicted felons out of Nashville were arrested after shoplifting nearly $4,000 in merchandise from the CoolSprings Galleria, Tuesday. Undercover officers, posing as shoppers, watched the suspects load merchandise into empty shopping bags before arresting them. A search of the suspect’s vehicle led to the recovery of 95 pieces of stolen merchandise valued at $3,695.00. Officers also found tools used to defeat anti-theft sensor alarms in their possession. Arrested was 28-year-old Temptress Peebles, 42-year-old Renita McDonald, and 39-year-old Latosha Word – all of Nashville.
Each of these suspects was charged with Theft Over $2,500, Theft Under $1,000, and Possession of Anti-theft Defeating Tools. They are all free on the $16,000 bond set by the Magistrate, and due in court on December 7 at 1:00 pm.
The Franklin Police Department has established a special command post at the CoolSprings Galleria, where teams of undercover and uniformed police officers work closely with security to safeguard shoppers and arrest lawbreakers.
Tomorrow, the FPD will release the number of arrests and dollar amount of stolen merchandise that has been recovered as a result of Operation: Not in our mall, which went into effect on Black Friday. The numbers will shock you.
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