Date/Time: Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 9:35PM
Location: Target, 148 John Hunn Brown Road, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department charged three men from Brooklyn, New York in a shoplifting case where $73,893 in Apple products were stolen from a Dover Target store. At approximately 9:35PM on Monday, November 25th, 2019, the three men broke into a secured case and took a variety of Apple electronics and fled. The suspects attempted a similar attempt at the Christiana Target store after the Dover incident, but were unsuccessful. Loss prevention employees were able to obtain a description of the vehicle at the time and pass it on to regional Target stores.
Shorty after the Christiana attempt, troopers with the Delaware State Police observed the suspects and suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the Brandywine, DE Target store. The troopers searched the suspect vehicle and located all of the stolen Apple products from th Dover incident.
All three suspects were committed to SCI on $3,500 secured bonds on the following offenses:
-Organized Retail Crime
-Possession of Shoplifters Tools
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
The suspects, all from Brooklyn, NY, were identified as:
Jonathan Vinas (28)
Gilberto Cortez (43)
Joey Lattimore (34)
Booking photos were not available at the time of release.