Police arrest 3 people accused of stealing $50,000 in merchandise

SAPD had been following trio for several months

By Stephanie Serna - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - More than $50,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered Tuesday after police arrested three people accused of leading that property crime ring.

Sgt. Daniel Anders with the San Antonio Police Department said the fencing interdiction team had been following the crew in action for a few months and Tuesday afternoon, the team arrested three people for organized retail crime.

The suspects are two women, one 50 years old and one 20 years old, and a 46-year-old man.

Police said the three were paying "boosters" or people for stealing items from local sporting good and department stores.

They were arrested at their house in the 1400 block of San Rafael.

Anders said they stole mostly clothing and shoes, but also nonprescription pharmaceutical items and $4,000 cash.

The three will be charged with organized retail crime, which is a felony. Anders said they also arrested a few of those so-called "boosters."
He said they are also looking to see if this operation is part of a bigger ring.

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