Riverhead Police have arrested one of two women they say stole approximately 14 assorted Michael Kors brand bags, valued at $5,892, from the Michael Kors store at Tanger Outlets Sunday evening.
Police said the two women were observed fleeing the scene in a black Audi prior to officers’ arrival. After a description of the women and the vehicle were broadcast, police said, the vehicle was located at Greenview Inn on West Main Street.
One suspect was located and taken into custody near the vehicle, police said, while the other fled on foot into the nearby wooded area. A Riverhead police K9 unit searched the area but could not locate the second suspect, according to a police department press release issued overnight. Evidence from the theft was recovered at the scene, police said.
Tanya Antoinette Schultheis-Brown, 37, of Riverhead, was transported to Riverhead Police Department headquarters and processed on charges of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Possession of Burglar’s Tools, police said in the press release. She was held overnight for arraignment.
Police said they obtained information about the second suspect during the course of their investigation and they believe an arrest will be forthcoming.
Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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