Feb. 18—Spring Township police arrested a New Jersey couple outdoors of the Ulta retailer in Broadcasting Sq. after retailer staff reported seeing them steal almost $5,000 worth of merchandise that they hid in a baby stroller, investigators reported.
Elkin Rivas Gallego and Angy D. Ramirez Linares, each 22 and of Newark, had been taken into custody Thursday evening after police responded to a name from the beauty chain retailer.
Investigators mentioned an alert went out to Ulta shops in the area after the pair dedicated a theft earlier in the day on the Ulta in Decrease Macungie Township, Lehigh County.
Staff acknowledged them after they entered the shop and contacted police.
The 2 shops are amongst 10 in the area which have had large-scale retails thefts in latest months, police mentioned. The worth of the merchandise stolen in these crimes is approaching $50,000, they mentioned.
Investigators are wanting into the likelihood that the couple could also be half of a bigger operation.
They face felony retail theft costs not solely from Spring Township police however from state in Fogelsville, who cowl Decrease Macungie Township.
Rivas Gallego and Ramirez Linares had been free on $25,000 bail to await a listening to in the Decrease Macungie case after arraignment Friday earlier than District Choose Karen C. Devine in Allentown. They’ve but to be arraigned in the Berks case.