Emerging Crime Trend: Illegal Border Crossers Engage in Retail Thefts in West Whiteland Township

West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania – Police in West Whiteland Township have identified an emerging crime trend involving individuals who have illegally crossed the border into the United States and are engaging in retail thefts and other criminal activities. Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Twp. Police Department has observed at least three groups targeting the area recently, managing to escape with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

On February 1, a theft occurred at the Ulta store in Exton, resulting in the loss of approximately $2,000 worth of merchandise. The two individuals involved, identified as Albert Torrealba Jordan and Keiver Guilarte Camps, are both from Venezuela and entered the U.S. illegally. Detective Pezick stated that these incidents are part of a larger trend involving South American theft groups, which have been active in the region.

Although the southern border is nearly 2,000 miles away, the impact of illegal border crossings is being felt locally. In June, a man was captured on surveillance footage stealing $17,000 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s in Exton. The perpetrator, a Peruvian national, was arrested and deported in the fall. However, he has already returned to the United States, as confirmed by a recent alert from a federal agency received by Detective Pezick.

These groups have also been linked to other crimes, including burglaries. Local police are collaborating with federal agencies to track down and apprehend the suspects involved.

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  1. This emerging crime trend can be likened to a swarm of bees infiltrating a garden. Just as the bees cross the garden’s borders and disrupt its harmony, individuals who have illegally crossed the border into the United States are causing disturbances through retail thefts and other criminal activities.

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