Four people are behind bars after allegedly stealing more than $17,000 worth of clothes. It all happened at the Woodbury Common outlet mall. YNN's Jessica Chen has the story.
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- "She is actually using that coat to block people from seeing her, from seeing what's going on," said Town of Woodbury Police Chief Richard Vasquez.
You're watching video police used to catch the four suspects. Police say all four were caught shoplifting at Woodbury Common on Saturday.
Vasquez said, "I think the biggest items were the coats, the Burberry coats, that was an excess of $10,000."
The Town of Woodbury Police Chief says they stole more than $17,000 worth of clothes from five different stores.
Police call this a booster bag and it's similar to what was used during Saturday's shoplifting at Woodbury Common. It's made of foil, plastic and then wrapped with duct tape. It's then placed in a regular shopping bag so that it goes unnoticed and undetected by store sensors.
"This individual is opening the booster bag, this individual right here is folding the jackets so they can fit in their nicely," Vasquez said.
And after reviewing surveillance video, police say they found all four suspects in the Red Apple Court area of the mall. Officers say most of the items were found stuffed in their rented car.
Vasquez said, "The reason they rent a car is because it's not in their name, so if we run a license plate, it's not in their name."
The names of those arrested are Devany Primero-Arredondo, 29, Jenny Mosquera-Angulo, 26, Carlos Alzate-Betancourt, 33, and Andres Cruz, 22. They face grand larceny charges.
"All the black coats that were staged and put there by the first suspect, they're no longer there," Vasquez said.