Migrants Arrested in New Jersey Shoplifting Spree Worth $5,300

Three migrants residing in Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hotel, which currently serves as a migrant shelter, were apprehended in Wayne, New Jersey, for engaging in a shoplifting spree. Dugleidy Gonzalez-Riera, 28, Yefferson Prieto-Galviz, 23, and Morelis Blanco-Cineros, 41, were arrested on Valentine’s Day after a traffic stop revealed a vehicle filled with drugs and stolen merchandise from various stores.

According to Wayne Police Department Detective Captain Dan Daly, a search of the suspects and the vehicle uncovered ecstasy pills, drug paraphernalia, and a significant quantity of stolen items, including clothing, shoes, and fragrances. The stolen merchandise, valued at over $5,300, originated from Ulta, Kohl’s, JC Penney, and Macy’s.

The Wayne police officers pulled over the car due to tailgating and an occupant not wearing a seat belt. None of the individuals possessed a driver’s license or spoke English, and the license plate was found to belong to a different vehicle. Additionally, officers noticed clothing items from Ulta Beauty with store tags still attached, a store frequently targeted by thieves. Upon contacting the store, it was confirmed that similar items had been stolen within the previous two hours, and images of the suspects were provided.

The suspects, initially providing false names, were subsequently identified and charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and shoplifting. Prieto-Galviz and Blanco-Cineros faced additional charges of hindering apprehension. All three individuals resided at the Roosevelt Hotel, currently functioning as a migrant shelter in Midtown Manhattan.

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