3 suspects in theft of $74,000 worth of products caught

DOVER — Three New York men were apprehended in the Wilmington area Monday after earlier stealing nearly $74,000 of Apple products from a Dover Target store, authorities said.

Brooklyn residents Jonathan Vinas, 28, Gilberto Cortez, 43, and Joey Lattimore, 34, were spotted in the parking lot of a Target parking lot in Brandywine and taken into custody by Delaware State Police.

Prior to that they had allegedly tried to shoplift from a Target in Christiana after leaving Dover, police said.
During the alleged try in Christiana loss prevention employees observed a vehicle and shared its description with regional Target stores, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

The incident at 148 John Hunn Brown Road in Dover occurred at 9:35 p.m., police said. Three men broke into a secured case, took a variety of electronics and fled, according to authorities.

Charges included organized retail crime, possession of shoplifters tools and second-degree conspiracy.

The men were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $3,500 secured bonds.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment