Winchester Police arrested a male Friday morning after thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise was found in a vehicle he was driving. On May 15th around 11:30 a.m. officers responded to Belk at Apple Blossom Mall in reference to a shoplifting. Officers were informed that a male and female had left the store with a suitcase and shopping bag full of clothing. A Winchester Police Officer located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the 1600 block of South Pleasant Valley Road. Two passengers, a male and female, ran from the area. Officers found large trash bags and a suitcase containing numerous stolen clothing items and handbags. It was determined that there were more than 100 items taken from Belk totaling nearly $3,400. Numerous other items had been taken from Victoria’s Secret at Apple Blossom Mall and Sears in Frederick, Maryland.
Officers arrested Henrry Steveen Navarette Aguilar, 20, with no fixed address. Aguilar was charged with possession of stolen property, driving without a license, and obstruction of justice for giving police false identities of the other two suspects. He was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center and held without bond.
The total worth of the stolen merchandise is still being determined. All items were returned to Belk, Victoria’s Secret, and Sears in Frederick, Maryland.
The other two suspects in this case were not located.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Crime Solvers HOTLINE at 540-665-TIPS.