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On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the Lakeland Police Department arrested three individuals in the theft of $3,066.00 worth of Michael Kors purses and jewelry from Dillard’s, 3800 Highway 98N.

Detectives were conducting surveillance based on their investigation of ongoing thefts of Michael Kors purses and jewelry from the Dillard’s store when the three defendants walked into the store. The defendants walked directly to the Michael Kors purses and all three took a total of 17 purses valued at $3,066.00 and left the store without paying for them. The defendants were apprehended by detectives waiting outside the east entrance/exit to the store.

Arrested:

Timothy James Gillins (B/M)
174 SE Sharon Lane
Lake City, FL
DOB 6/27/75

Takerra Joanae Wright (B/F)
1134 Gilmore Avenue
Lakeland, FL
DOB 4/18/94

Marquise Denard Allen (B/M)
220 Carolyn Drive
Lakeland, FL
DOB 4/22/97

All three were charged with Grand Theft (F3) and Marquise Allen was also charged with Violation of Probation (M1).

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Lakeland Police are attempting to identify an unknown black male who is a suspect in a theft from Dillard’s, 3800 Highway 98N. The subject frequents the Lakeland Square Mall two-five times per week for two-seven hours at a time throughout various stores.

If you can identify this person, please contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.


LPD Event #14-14544 Officer Robertson