$17,000 in Goods Stolen from Cars on Black Friday

The Richmond Heights Police Department reported the following incidents on its website.

The blotter compiles reports from Nov. 25-27. The police department lists information on its website. For questions about this blotter, please email nate.birt@patch.com.

Friday, Nov. 25
More than $17,000 in clothing, electronics, camera equipment and other items was stolen during three vehicle break-ins in the parking lot at the , 1155 Saint Louis Galleria.

Three men—two age 17 and one age 19—are suspected of having stolen merchandise from , 1155 Saint Louis Galleria. They had been looking into vehicles parked in the lot, police said. A short foot pursuit ended when police caught them.

Saturday, Nov. 26
A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing from , 1176 Saint Louis Galleria. He was being held pending a review of the case by the city's prosecutor.

A 15-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing at , 2126 Saint Louis Galleria. He was released to his mother.

A phone was reported lost or stolen at the Esquire Theatre, 6706 Clayton Rd. The victim accidentally dropped her phone inside and returned to find it gone.

A laptop was reported stolen from a bag in the mall court of the Galleria. The bag had been hanging on the back of the victim's chair.

A 21-year-old employee of , 2055 Saint Louis Galleria, was arrested on suspicion of stealing money from a co-worker's wallet. The 21-year-old received a summons and was released.

Sunday, Nov. 27
An 11-year-old boy ran away from home when his cellphone was taken away from him during an argument. He was found soon afterward at his mother's house. It happened in the 1100 block of East Linden Avenue.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend and her mother after he became intoxicated at a residence in the 1200 block of Moorlands Drive. He was being held pending a review of the case by the city's prosecutor.

A 29-year-old woman from Memphis is suspected of having passed fake American Express traveler's checks to buy electronics at , 1024 S. Big Bend Blvd. Two other suspects accompanied her to the St. Louis area, police said. Three other local cities also are pursuing similar charges against the group.


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