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.

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