Portland Police Arrest Two for Organized Retail Theft in Connection with Macy's 'Flash Mob' Theft

February 01, 2013 23:20

  

On Friday February 1, 2013, at 6:11 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team spotted a silver SUV with Texas license plates driving through the Woodlawn neighborhood in Northeast Portland. The vehicle matched the description of the suspect vehicle from a Thursday night "flash mob" theft at the Lloyd Center Macy's.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Northeast 22nd Avenue and Morgan Street. The officer that took the original theft report on Thursday night responded to the scene and recognized the driver as one of the suspects observed on surveillance video.

The driver, 18-year-old Rosaayla Campbell, was arrested without incident. One of the other three passengers, 18-year-old Rasool Islam, was also arrested without incident. The two additional passengers were released without charges.

Campbell was charged with Organized Retail Theft and Theft in the First Degree. Islam was charged with Organized Retail Theft, Theft in the First Degree and Theft in the First Degree (By Receiving).

Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are possible.

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