4 arrested in theft ring, allegedly stole $100,000 in merchandis - Tucson News Now

4 arrested in theft ring, allegedly stole $100,000 in merchandise

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Department arrested four women, and are looking for a fifth suspect, believed to be involved in a theft ring that shoplifted more than $100,000 worth of merchandise.

The investigation started in August 2012, after four women allegedly robbed CVS stores around Tucson on six to eight separate occasions.

Detectives learned the women were part of an organized retail theft ring that was responsible for 20-30 large-scale shoplifting cases that targeted businesses including Safeway, Walgreens, Ross, and Charming Charlies.

The women allegedly stole large quantities of cosmetics, jewelry, accessories and clothing. They would give the items to other people who would then sell it at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet.

The following women were arrested:

-Jessica Rodriguez, 25

-Melesia Romo, 31

-Veronica Munoz, 33

-Karla Castro, 20

Tucson Police have a warrant for Karina Ortiz, 27, but have so far been unable to locate her. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.  

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