BOISE -- Police have arrested five alleged thieves from Oregon thought to be connected with a Portland Gang called "The Rollin' 60's Crips."
Police say 21-year-old Dorishanae L. Avery, 20-year-old Bruce Derrick Hall, 26-year-old Maurice J. Singleton, 19-year-old Aliesha S. Talley, and 23-year-old Jakana J. Wallace are all in jail on various felony theft charges.
Officers say the five suspects have been implicated in a string of retail merchandise thefts throughout SW Idaho and Oregon.
Police say they were arrested after officers were called to the Boise Factory Outlet on Thursday, June 7th. Police say that's when an employee of one of the retail stores reported a theft in progress.
However, police also tell KTVB that when officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspects' vehicle had been abandoned, and the alleged thieves had fled the area on foot.
Officers say they searched the abandoned vehicle, and report finding approximately $2,400 worth of merchandise recently stolen from the nearby stores. Officers say they also found evidence of items being shipped from Idaho to an address in the Portland area, as well as evidence that the suspects are connected to shoplifting crimes in other cities in Oregon and Southern Idaho.
Officers say they eventually located the three female suspects at a hotel near the Boise Airport. Officers found the females with two males believed to be accomplices in transporting the females and transporting and concealing stolen merchandise.
All five suspects were booked and remain into the Ada County Jail. The investigation into their connection to other crimes is continuing. Currently two of the suspects, Talley and Wallace also face extradition back to Oregon for related crimes.
Boise Police detectives have also been told one of the male suspects will soon face extradition back to Multnomah County, Oregon as a felony parole absconder accused of removing his ankle bracelet to travel and commit crimes in Idaho.
Boise Police also want to let people know that officers are available to train and educate employees to spot organized retail theft, you can contact their crime prevention unit for more information.