Edna Rico-Cordona, Yeniffer Roldon-Salas, Jonathan Javier Bayonarrico, and Daniel Casadiego Gutierrez were arrested on May 20 in Palm Beach, Florida for allegedly running an international theft ring that stole over $300,000 in luxury goods from retailers in South Florida. All four face grand theft charges. News sources did not specify whether bond has been set or if any members of the group have acquired the services of a defense attorney.
According to a news release by Palm Beach Police, the alleged theft ring was “sophisticated,” with some members distracting store clerks in the high-end stores while others stole expensive merchandise and stored them in “booster” bags. The bags were lined with aluminum foil and could safely carry the merchandise through anti-shoplifting alarms, sources indicate.