R. Bobo, 24, Shomyia Hemphill, 28, and Lamonica McGee, 23, face felony
theft charges after the trio allegedly shoplifted $7,500 worth of
merchandise from a Victoria’s Secret store. The three women are in
custody after leading police on a high-speed chase in Lake St. Louis, Mo.
women walked into the store at the Meadows Shopping Center last week
and began building
stacks of clothes from the display tables. Once each
had a bundle of apparel, they ran out of the store.
three took off in a maroon 2007 Nissan Ultima, and police soon gave
chase. In an effort to avoid capture, the women drove into oncoming
traffic on a local highway and then over a concrete divider to avoid a
caused one of their tires to blow out, but the thieves continued down
Interstate 64 at high speed. Riding on the rim caused the car to burst
into flames, shutting down all but one lane of the eastbound side of the
of the suspects fled on foot, but Bobo reportedly stayed with the car
and was arrested at the scene. Hemphill and McGee were both apprehended
not long after. None were injured. All of them face felony stealing
charges, and Hemphill an additional charge for resisting arrest. Bond
has been set for each of them at $10,000.
shoplifting sprees are nothing new to Victoria’s Secret. Late last
year, three women were arrested for stealing thousands in merchandise from several stores. In February, a south Florida man was tased by police after stealing $4,000 in bras and panties.