Crew arrested for attempted theft of $90,000 from handbags from Hamptons store

A group of shoplifters who made off with a stack of $90,000 handbags from a Balenciaga store in the Hamptons have been captured by cops after a car chase across Long Island, it was announced on Friday officials.

The crew of five from Newark, NJ – three men and two women – entered the East Hampton Village luxury fashion store at 1.30pm on Thursday, grabbed a number of expensive handbags in less than an hour. half a minute and took off in a black Dodge Durango, cops said.

New York State Police then spotted the car on the Sunrise Freeway near the Westhampton Beach exit and chased it until the car got a flat near exit 69 on the freeway of Long Island, where the suspected thieves abandoned the car and fled into a wooded area next to the highway, police said.

By 6.30pm, cops had caught up with three of the men – Ali Harris, 28, Jamal Johns, 25, and Wazir Rodgers, 25 – and one of the women, Baseemah Tamika Davis, 34.

The fifth crew member stays upwind.

Ali Abul Harris, 28, has been taken from his arraignment to East Hampton Town Court.
Doug Kuntz
Jamal Revelt Johns, 25, leaves East Hampton Town Magistrates Court after being arraigned in the theft of nearly $90,000.00 in bags stolen from the Balenciaga retail store at 54 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, New York, March 3, 2022. This photo taken on March 4, 2022.
Jamal Revelt Johns, 25, leaves East Hampton Town court after being arraigned.
Doug Kuntz
Left to right, Baseemah Davis, 34, and Wazir Rodgers, 24 leave East Hampton Town court after being arraigned in the theft of nearly $90,000.00 in bags stolen from the retail store Balenciaga, located at 54 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, New York on March 3, 2022. This photo taken on March 4, 2022.
Baseemah Davis, 34, and Wazir Rodgers, 24, are off their arraignment.
Doug Kuntz
A group of five shoplifters allegedly stole a $90,000 handbag from the Balenciaga retail store in East Hampton Village.
New York State Police were able to capture the suspected thieves after a car chase down the Long Island Freeway.
Doug Kuntz
A group of five shoplifters allegedly stole a $90,000 handbag from the Balenciaga retail store in East Hampton Village.
Authorities have arrested and charged four of the five alleged purse thieves.
Doug Kuntz

The four men were arrested on Friday for robbery and criminal possession of stolen property, officers said.

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