Incredible viral video shows NYPD officers foiling the getaway of a gang of shoplifters with highbrow taste who reportedly stole more than $70,000 in designer goods from a SoHo boutique between two separate robberies.
What are the details?
The video, which was initially shared on TikTok, shows a group of NYPD's finest swarming a dark silver Dodge Charger in city traffic after the vehicle rammed a patrol car behind it in an apparent attempt to flee.
The three suspects reportedly entered a high-end boutique on Broome Street and "removed items from the display cases and racks," the NYPD said in a statement. The gang then ran out of the store and into the Charger.
"When officers attempted to conduct a lawful car stop, the vehicle refused to pull over and recklessly drove through traffic," the statement added.
The drama unfolded just outside of the Holland Tunnel.
In the video, the officers can be seen beating on the windows of the Charger and demanding its occupants exit the vehicle.
Authorities arrested Newark, New Jersey, residents 29-year-old Jahil Pamplin, 27-year-old Brianna Grier, and 29-year-old Janavia Marable and charged them with grand larceny, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer, and resisting arrest.
The Daily Mail reported that officers arrested the trio in February for a burglary at the same shop. The suspects reportedly removed at least 26 handbags with an approximate total value of $50,000 during the February incident.
According to the Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice, all three suspects have a criminal history. Pamplin served more than three years in a state prison for aggravated assault and weapons convictions, while Marable and Grier have previously been arrested and jailed for crimes.
"In one incident, Marable was charged with Macing a stranger after some kind of pre-dawn confrontation in Newark," the outlet reported. "The following year, she was arrested for shoplifting nearly a dozen items from the Footlocker in the Short Hills mall, records show. The NYPD charged her, Grier and Pamplin with grand larceny, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and eluding."
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