Gang of New York shoplifters stole $70,000 worth of designer clothes and bags, getaway car rammed by NYPD

A suspected shoplifting gang who allegedly stole $70,000 worth of designer gear has been filmed crashing into an NYPD police cruiser in an attempt to escape – only for officers to arrest them.

The three suspects, identified as Janavia Marable, 29, Brianna Grier, 27, and Jahil Pamplin, 29, were filmed being arrested after targeting the Kirna Zabete store in SoHo on Sunday.

Their Dodge Charger could be seen trying to get away from the cops on Canal Street, and even transforming into an NYPD cruiser in an effort to disable it.

But moments later a huge group of cops descended on the Dodge and began smashing it with batons, the suspects, who are from Newark, New Jersey, were removed moments later.

Scroll down for video

A dramatic moment captured a gang of New York shoplifters as they ‘stole $70,000 worth of designer clothes and bags’ before being hit and pulled over by an NYPD car as they were trying to run away

Sunday’s party reportedly saw the gang steal $14,000 worth of glitzy Dior, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Sacai clothing. The same crew was allegedly behind a $50,000 raid on the same store on February 6.

The video, which was posted on TikTok, shows officers banging the windows with their batons on the crew’s Dodge Charger.

Then, one of the women could be seen being lambasted by the cops for ramming the squad car – only to shrug her shoulders and say she didn’t know what they were talking about.

During Sunday’s robbery, the trio allegedly “removed items from display cases and shelves,” before running out of the store and jumping into the loader, the New York Post reported.

“When officers attempted to perform a lawful car stop, the vehicle refused to stop and recklessly drove through traffic,” an NYPD statement read.

The video, which was posted on TikTok, shows officers banging the windows with their batons on the crew's Dodge Charger.

The video, which was posted on TikTok, shows officers banging the windows with their batons on the crew’s Dodge Charger.

Cops eventually arrested two women and a man who tried to flee in the Charger after another shoplifting spree in Kirna Zabete at 477 Broome Street.

Cops eventually arrested two women and a man who tried to flee in the Charger after another shoplifting spree in Kirna Zabete at 477 Broome Street.

They walked away with Dior pants, a Dior jacket, Gucci pants, several Gucci jackets, a few Sacai jackets, a Bottega shoulder bag and a Bottega Jodie bag, all worth a combined $14,400.

The three Newark, New Jersey residents have all been charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, flight from an officer and resisting arrest.

Authorities said the two women in the group had previously shoplifted from the same store on February 6 and received additional robbery charges for the incident.

Meanwhile, Marable, Grier and two other suspects entered the store before fleeing with 26 purses worth $50,000.

Pictured: NYPD investigate the scene after ramming a shoplifting suspect's car in a bid to stop him fleeing

Pictured: NYPD investigate the scene after ramming a shoplifting suspect’s car in a bid to stop him fleeing

Janavia Marable, 29, and Brianna Grier, 27, two suspects arrested in the Soho shoplifting incident

Janavia Marable, 29, and Brianna Grier, 27, two suspects arrested in the Soho shoplifting incident

The three Newark, New Jersey residents pictured above have all been charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, flight from an officer and resisting arrest

The three Newark, New Jersey residents pictured above have all been charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, flight from an officer and resisting arrest

Police say during the incident, one of the robbers showed a store employee a gun in his belt, with the suspects eventually fleeing the scene in two white SUVs.

That investigation is ongoing, according to police.

The costly shoplifting incident comes as the New York Police Department reported a 44% increase in crime since last year.

Retailers have pushed lawmakers to punish shoplifters more harshly as a crime wave sweeps the country, including in New York where a Rite Aid store in midtown Manhattan closed in February after stealing $200,000 worth of product in just two months.

“They come in every day, sometimes twice a day, with laundry bags and stocking up on things,” an employee of the now closed Hell’s Kitchen drugstore, which was open 24 hours a day, told the New York Post.

“They take what they want and there’s nothing we can do about it. That’s why the store is closing. They can’t afford to keep it open.

Violent crime continues to rise in New York, with overall crime up more than 44%

Violent crime continues to rise in New York, with overall crime up more than 44%

Retail industry executives – who have already been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic, labor shortages and supply chain disruptions – say the theft has gotten out of hand and that security guards have their hands tied as they are told to “watch and report” and not get physical with criminals.

Concerns peaked in the summer amid nationwide robberies, with Sex and the City Star Cynthia Nixon suggesting CVS let thieves get away with crimes rather than locking up proceeds behind boxes.

The actress and failed New York gubernatorial candidate tweeted last year that she noticed her local CVS in SoHo had “started” locking down “basic items like clothes detergent.”

“Since so many families can’t make ends meet right now, I can’t imagine the way to solve the problem of people stealing essentials out of desperation is to prosecute them,” said Nixon, who worth about $25 million. , tweeted.

She was criticized by people who said the solution was not to invite theft. CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade have been locking up items for years to deter thieves as part of widespread decriminalization of shoplifting.

Comments are closed.