Boca Police nab a pair of brassiere bandits at Victoria’s Secret
BOCA RATON – On Friday, January 20, an unknown female distracted a clerk at Victoria’s Secret, 6000 West Glades Road, while her accomplices stole more than $3,000 worth of bras, according to Boca Raton Police.
When detectives went to the store to investigate the crime, they were told the merchandise had been returned at another store. Victoria’s Secret Loss Prevention Manager, Osmany Benitez, told detectives that less than two hours before the crime in Boca Raton, two females, alleged to be Tysheka Pink and another female, were in their store in Miami Beach returning stolen items from a prior theft. Benitez told detectives the two females in Miami were dressed in the same clothing as the suspects who were seen on surveillance video in the Boca store when the theft occurred.
Benitez told detectives Pink and the other female had returned merchandise to various stores dating from October 2011 to January 2012 valued at over $6,000. In mid-February, Boca Raton detectives spoke with Boynton Beach detectives who told them they had active warrants for Pink for similar crimes.
On Wednesday, February 29, Benitez called Boca Raton detectives and told them he was following Pink and another female, later identified as Katina Summerset, at the Town Center Mall. Officers located Pink and placed her under arrest for several outstanding warrants.
A short time later, officers located and arrested Summerset. Detectives spoke with Summerset who told them she had been working with Pink for months, stealing clothing from different stores in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. Summerset said they either kept the items or returned them for other merchandise or gift cards. Police said Summerset also admitted to committing the theft from Victoria’s Secret with Pink.
Detectives reviewed Victoria’s Secret surveillance video from earlier in the day on February 29, and saw Pink and Summerset enter the store without shopping bags, go to a display table, and leave carrying a white shopping bag. Benitez told detectives he had found the shopping bag outside the store and it which contained over 90 bras valued at $4,500.
Detectives charged Pink with two counts of grand theft and one count of organized scheme to defraud, Summerset was charged with grand theft.