When three men driving in a Honda CRV were pulled over for a faulty headlight, Sunrise police found over $20,000 worth of stolen merchandise from Sawgrass Mills inside the car.
According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, Francisco Jimenez Pagan, Jonathan Usman and Andres Pena Lopez were charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and two counts of possessing a device to avert anti-shoplifting controls.
Underneath a sheet in the back of the SUV, deputies found more than 200 new shirts with the tags and anti-theft sensors still attached. Two homemade “booster bags” that were lined with a material used to avoid detection by inventory sensors were also found in the SUV. The Tommy Hilfiger Factory Store, Coach and Ralph Lauren Boys stores at Sawgrass Mills were listed as the victims of the thefts on arrest reports.
Usman and Pena were arrested, charged and released on bonds. According to an FBI database, Jimenez has 10 aliases and two Social Security numbers, one of which matched the number he gave to police.