- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A mother and son team is facing charges after Albuquerque detectives they tried to cover up an elaborate heist of bras and panties.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://goo.gl/DTEyf8) 38-year-old April Romero and her 23-year-old son Pedro Coronel were arrested this week for lining shopping bags with foil to stymie shoplifting sensors from Victoria’s Secret stores. Also arrested in connected with the alleged scheme was 26-year-old Valerie Coronel.

Albuquerque police detectives say the three made off with more than $17,000 in merchandise after stealing from the stores multiple times this summer.

Police confiscated hundreds of clothing items from Romero’s home, including nearly 100 blouses from Express and more than 100 items of children’s clothing.

All were charged with a fourth-degree felony of shoplifting.

It was not known if they had attorneys.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide