Police in Millburn NJ are searching for three teenage suspects who allegedly stole $10K worth of designer jeans from a store at the Short Hills Mall.
According to law enforcement, the theft occurred at the Neiman Marcus department store in the Mall at Short Hills. Witnesses said that three young males entered the store and grabbed 20 pairs of Robin’s Jean brand dungarees.
Once the suspects had the jeans in their hands, they allegedly exited the store without paying for the clothes. The suspects then reportedly got into a blue sport utility vehicle and drove away.
While leaving the mall parking lot, the suspects’ vehicle allegedly struck a mall security vehicle.
The suspects’ car was last seen driving onto Route 124.
It is believed that the stolen jeans had a total value of roughly $10,000. According to officials, each pair of jeans has a retail cost of between $200 and $600.
The Millburn Township Police Department received a call about the theft and immediately dispatched officers to the scene. However, the suspects were long gone by the time police got to the mall.
The Millburn Police Detective Bureau is actively investigating the theft incident. At this time, investigators have yet to identify any suspects in the case.
If the suspects are eventually identified and apprehended, they would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, theft of movable property valued at more than $500 is classified as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree theft could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “$10K in Designer Jeans Stolen from Short Hills Neiman Marcus.”