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Two North Face retail theft suspects in custody in Kenosha County; third arrested in Indiana

Two North Face retail theft suspects in custody in Kenosha County; third arrested in Indiana


Two of the suspects in a “flash mob” retail theft at North Face in Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets are in custody in Kenosha County Jail and a third was arrested in Indiana.

Jerrod C. Brim, 24, of Galesburg, Ill., and Bernard Stratton, 28, of Chicago, who had been arrested on warrants earlier in the week in Illinois, were transferred to Kenosha County Jail Thursday.

Pleasant Prairie Police Chief David Smetana said a third suspect, Clifford L. Fields, 27, of Chicago, was picked up by law enforcement in Michigan City, Ind., and is awaiting extradition to Wisconsin.

The three men are among six people charged for the July 1 retail theft at North Face. They are alleged to have been part of a group of 10 men who rushed into the store and grabbed all the coats they could carry, fleeing within 30 seconds with more than $33,000 worth of merchandise.

A security video of the theft was released by Pleasant Prairie Police and was viewed thousands of times on social media.

Six suspects were charged with felony retail theft, and warrants were issued for their arrests Monday. According to the criminal complaints filed with the charges, members of the Chicago Police Bureau of Organized Crime who viewed the video recognized the charged men and provided their identities to Pleasant Prairie investigators.

Also charged are Terrance M. Henderson, 28, of Chicago, Kristian R. Green, 27, of Chicago, and Ernest T. Hopkins, 30, of Chicago.

Smetana said investigators are working to identify the four other people in the video.


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