According to authorities, the theft happened at the Neiman Marcus store in the Mall at Short Hills. Witnesses told police that three teenage males walked into the store and took 20 pairs of Robin’s Jean brand dungarees.
After the suspects grabbed the jeans, they allegedly exited the department store without paying for the clothing items. The suspects then allegedly entered a blue SUV and fled the scene.
While driving out of the Short Hills Mall parking lot, the suspects’ vehicle reportedly hit a mall security vehicle.
Witnesses said that they saw suspects’ car driving onto Route 124.
Officials believe that the stolen jeans have a total value of approximately $10K. According to aw enforcement, each pair of jeans has an average retail cost of between $200 and $600.
The Millburn Township Police Department got a call about the theft and sent officers to the mall. However, the suspects had left by the time police officers arrived at the scene.
The Millburn Police Detective Bureau is currently investigating the department store theft. At this time, investigators have not yet identified the culprits.
If the suspects are identified and arrested, they would be subject to serious criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, theft of movable property that is valued at more than $500 is classified as a third degree crime. A conviction on third degree theft charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “$10K in Designer Jeans Stolen from Short Hills Neiman Marcus.”