Thousand Oaks police arrested four Chilean citizens for the
theft of thousands of dollars in Victoria’s Secret merchandise. According to police, the four made off with more than $3,000 in store merchandise.
Police say the suspects posed as two couples when they entered the store on July 5. One couple occupied a store clerk while the other couple filled shopping bags with merchandise. Police arrested the group on July 6 at a motel in Mission Hills. Authorities say that the thieves lined the shopping bags with aluminum foil to fool the store’s security system. In the motel room, police found the stolen merchandise with the tags and security devices still attached.
The suspects all face charges of conspiracy to commit a crime. They return to court on July 19 and July 23 for matters related to the case. If convicted, they could face as much as three years in prison.
Thousand Oaks theft lawyer
When you face grand theft charges, hire an experienced grand theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense, and takes cases in Ventura County.
Mr. Helfend manages each case personally, so you will work directly with him on your defense. He has a reputation for being an aggressive defender of his clients. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. Sometimes, that isn’t possible. In other cases, clients may want to attempt to negotiate a plea deal instead.
Prosecutors can charge grand theft as a felony or a misdemeanor. This offers the opportunity for an aggressive, diligent attorney to negotiate the best possible outcome for you. The key is to work with an experienced, aggressive attorney who will fight for you throughout the process. Don’t settle for inexperience and don’t try to defend yourself in court.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura theft case.
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